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​How Volcanic Eruptions Threaten Nuclear Power Plants via Motherboard

[…] Japan lies in what’s know as a “Ring of Fire.” It’s a 40,000 km (25,000 mile) horseshoe-shaped basin consisting of a super-mix of fault lines, oceanic trenches, volcanic belts, and volcanic arcs. Of the roughly, 1,500 active volcanoes in … Continue reading

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Plutonium From Nuclear Tests Lingers in the Atmosphere via Smithsonian.com

Particles of radioactive plutonium from nuclear testing have remained high in the stratosphere for more than 50 years, and volcanic eruptions such as Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull in 2010 can bring those particles into the lower atmosphere, researchers report January 7 in … Continue reading

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