“Many people said it would never get off the ground; some said it wouldn’t last a year,” notes NASA ocean scientist Gene Carl Feldman. “The mission was planned for five years. We got 13 years of incredible data out of this amazing little satellite.”
However one thing seems to be clear: some 40 to 70 nuclear engineers have not been evacuated from the power plant, choosing instead to stay behind in potentially fatal conditions in an attempt to prevent a nuclear meltdown which could plausibly harm thousands.
Editor’s note: For the last few months, we have run a number of guest posts from students in Professor Simran Sethi’s “Media and the Environment” course at the University of … [Read full article]