It was at 2.46pm on March 11, 2011 that Japan was hit by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake, triggering a major tsunami which devastated the northeast coast and led to the loss of 19,000 lives.
“Sometimes they shot at him, as peasants do at aeronauts, thinking him mad and dangerous.
Thus his clothes were much shredded by bullets and his person grievously lacerated.
“We will bring an end to the problem by 2020.” Plant operators have been working to cut groundwater infiltration to about 150 tonnes a day – nearly a third of the amount generated two years ago – by pumping it upstream and directing it to the ocean.
The clean-up is expected to take a step forward within the coming month, when operators hope to obtain approval from regulators to activate an “ice wall” to block the flow of contaminated water.
The science-fiction strain in Twain’s writing is underappreciated, even though his 1889 time-travel novel is well-known.