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Chapter Eighteen: Lakes and Mountains

The Fire Mountain Festival at Urabandai

One of my fellow Assistant Language Teachers, Warren, lived in the small town of Kitakata but worked in the even smaller town of Urabandai; a lake-speckled paradise about a forty-minute drive away. 2.633 palabras más


Chernobyl and Fukushima, New Wildlife Sanctuaries or Cemeteries for Animals Fleeing Humans?

Thirty-four years ago, on 26 April 1986, the failure of a safety test designed to assess the emergency protocol in the event of a power failure triggered the explosion of reactor number 4 at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Soviet Union. 1.240 palabras más


Ministry to test growing veggies on cleansed soil in Fukushima

Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi, center, inspects a test project on reusing soil decontaminated following the 2011 nuclear accident on farmland in Iitate, Fukushima Prefecture, in February. 478 palabras más


Chernobyl: Unlikely Tourist Attraction

Stalking Chernobyl: Exploration After Apocalypse

Cultures of Resistance (2020)

Film Review

This documentary is about the transformation of the abandoned Chernobyl nuclear power plant and Pripyat, the nearest city, into post-apocalyptic-culture tourist destinations. 278 palabras más


Pripyat in Ukraine had to be abandoned after the Chernobyl accident due to the high amount of radioactive contamination

A common misconception is the idea that exposure to radiation in turn makes someone radioactive.  690 palabras más