The greatest earthquake in Japan’s history (Richter 9.0) struck the northeast coast of Japan on March 11, 2011. A devastating tsunami followed. An early count of the dead and missing numbered 20,000, and the number is rising. Japan’s major power company –The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) – owns the 6 reactors damaged during the blackout that followed the quake and tsunami. Without electricity, the emergency core cooling systems for the reactors failed. Back-up generators and batteries kicked in, but they soon failed as well. The result is the world’s worst nuclear accident. And it is not over yet.
Month: September 2011
Listen to a June 2011 Radioactive Show podcast with Bob Del Tredici talk about his work and the beginnings of the Atomic Photographers Guild. The program was produced by Jessie Boylan, fellow APG member and radio producer based in Melbourne, Australia. Radioactive Show June 11, 2011
The Atomic Photographers Guild will be exhibiting Behind the Atom Curtain: Life and Death in the Nuclear Age From September 23 – October 21 at the Sol Mednick Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia. Curators: Robert Del Tredici and Harris Fogel. http://www.uarts.edu/see-do/solmednicgal.html