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Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Amazon forest area is burned in rural Novo Progresso north of Brazil on Thursday, August 28, 2019. (Photo: Gustavo Basso/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
"It's staggering how far off track countries are to dealing with the climate crisis."
Brett Wilkins, staff writer
Workers at the Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant walk in protective clothing on January 29, 2020. (Photo: Tomohiro Ohsum/Getty Images)
The radiation levels reported around shield plugs at two reactors are high...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Storage tanks for radioactive water stand at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s (TEPCO) Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant on Jan. 29, 2020 in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.
"The policy of the Japanese government to dump nuclear waste into the Pacific...

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On the eve of the anniversary of the Fukushima disaster and amidst widespread protests against (clearly insane) government attempts to reopen nuclear plants, a new survey shows almost all Japanese fear and oppose nuclear power: An astounding 95% are worried about the current decontamination process and ongoing leaks; 87% are scared of another disaster; 80% want to scrap some or all existing reactors. Japan's Prime Minister has said he wants to restart reactors "confirmed safe...while winning...