Of Bots and Boars

Cast your mind back six years. A nuclear meltdown at the plant in Fukushima was triggered by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami. It destroyed over one million buildings, and 18,000 people died.

A further 100, 000 people were forced to evacuate, and an estimated 600 tonnes of toxic fuel was leaked during the incident.

Scorpion robots have been sent in to look at the damage done, however, even these purpose built machines are encountering problems with radiation. Recently, a Toshiba-designed robot died five times faster than was initially expected.

Lord knows what’s out there.

The levels of radiation in Fukushima are so high, they could kill a human within two minutes.

In other, rather odd news, boars have been spotted roaming around the abandoned Japanese towns after they were vacated. Which is a bit surreal if you think about it.

Robots break down within minutes.

Boars – totally fine.

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