Video shot by robot inside damaged reactor May 16, 2015

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The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on Friday released hundreds of hours of video footage showing the inside of the containment vessel of one reactor.

The footage was shot in April by 2 remote-controlled robots sent inside the No. 1 reactor’s vessel where radiation levels are very high.

Footage first captured shows fallen rubble in front of the robot.

The probe’s camera also captured what might be lead sheets that fell when meltdown occurred. Rubble can be seen piling up around them. All this testifies to the severity of the accident.

Meanwhile, no major damage was found in areas near the route leading to the bottom of the containment vessel.

Tokyo Electric Power Company plans to carry out further searches by sending robots to the lower levels of the vessel to look for nuclear fuel that melted down.

It also plans to send them into the containment…

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Popular Elephant Trekking Camp Ends Rides and Shows to Become a Sanctuary! | One Green Planet

Life or Lunch?

eles-1200x699Elephant trekking in Thailand has gained an enormous amount of popularity in the past decade. Offering tourists the chance to see the gorgeous Thai jungle and scenery on the back of an authentic Asian elephant, these programs appear to be the perfect destination for anyone who’s up for an adventure. On the surface, these attractions seem like endless fun for all parties involved, well that is all parties, except for the elephants.

Many people forget that elephants are in fact wild animals who do not “just naturally” carry humans on their backs. In order to get these wild animals to submit to being sat on and directed throughout the forest, they have to be “broken.” This is a cruel process that involves taking elephants away from their mothers at a young age and subjecting them to six months of endless beatings, starvation, and other abuse. When these…

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