Sunday on Japan’s NHK World TV was dedicated to extensive coverage of the first anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami of March 11 last year. It made for a somber day to watch some of it. Isn’t the first anniversary is the most celebrated for happy events, and the most traumatic for disasters? (Yes). As for the nuclear industry there, the situation of running only 2 nuclear reactors out of 54 is unsustainable. It is costing utility companies billions of dollars to import gas, oil or coal to burn to make up the lost electricity, and they have not yet been allowed by the government to raise rates for consumers.
Here is the link for the interactive Fukushima radiation map (last picture). http://jciv.iidj.net/map/fukushima/, a compilation of readings done on 6 and 7 July 2011. I couldn’t immediately find a more recent update on-line.