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Ice walls are not a solution, Japan

Since March 2011, toxic nuclear waste has been spreading to the Pacific Ocean from Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Plant when it was hit by an earthquake and tsunami. Earlier this month, Japan finally announced a $320 million plan to create an underwater “ice wall” to prevent toxic water from spreading. Two years too late. In an interview with PBS Newshour, Arjun Makhijanie, president... 

ULV students unite to raise money to aid Japan

Brittnie Van De Car Staff Writer The Campus Activities Board and International Student Organization held a Japan relief event Tuesday in Sneaky Park to raise money for those in need. The event, which included food and music, drew a crowd of about 80. “I wanted to come out to not only help show support for the people suffering in Japan, but also to show the unity that the school has with the many... 

U.S. not in danger from Japanese radiation

Jesse Evans Staff Writer The meltdown at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear Reactor in Fukushima, Japan has brought more devastation to a country already recovering from an earthquake and tsunami. Many feared that the radiation would reach the United States, a small amount of radiation in fact did. However, the levels of radiation that western states have been exposed to are not as high as Japan and there... 

Nuclear knowledge still lacking

In the wake of the disaster in Japan it has become evident that many people lack sufficient knowledge about nuclear power. For instance when people hear the word “meltdown” on the news they picture a disaster of Chernobyl proportions instead of what is actually happened at Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant. The disaster was misconstrued by the public’s complete lack of knowledge about... 
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