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Scientists report genetic abnormalities in birds, insects, plants near Fukushima
Fukushima’s nuclear disaster has caused genetic damage, a decline in the population and other changes to non-human organisms from plants to butterflies to birds in the area, US and Japanese scientists say.

15.08.2014 17:06

'It's a miracle': Indonesian girl missing after 2004 tsunami reunites with family
An Indonesian girl has been reunited with her family after being swept away by the 2004 tsunami. The girl was spotted on the street by a relative who recognized her after a decade.

09.08.2014 03:18

Fukushima operator to decontaminate toxic water, dump into Pacific
For the first time, Fukushima Daiichi’s operator TEPCO says it is planning to pump contaminated water from the crippled nuclear plant and dump it into the ocean after processing it to remove radioactive materials.

07.08.2014 19:52

7.9 earthquake hits off Alaska's Aleutian Islands, triggers tsunami warning
A magnitude-7.9 earthquake struck near Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, triggering a small tsunami and shaking felt over a wide area, the National Tsunami Warning Center said.

24.06.2014 07:16

US firm hired to save Fukushima from 400k tons of radioactive water
TEPCO, the company in charge of the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant, cannot filter a dangerous radioactive isotope out of about 400,000 metric tons of water before returning it to the sea, and has contracted with a US company for a second system.

10.06.2014 18:36

Fukushima diverts groundwater from radioactive reactor into Pacific Ocean
TEPCO, operators of the stricken Fukushima Daichi nuclear plant, has rerouted water flows around the plant straight into the ocean, to prevent it from becoming contaminated after seeping inside the plant.

21.05.2014 15:17

Fukushima’s Cesium-137 levels ‘50% higher’ than previously estimated
The amount of Cesium-137 leaked from the Fukushima nuclear power plant could be worse than expected, a Japanese research team has concluded. They believe 50 percent more of the radioactive material could have escaped into the atmosphere and seawater.

10.05.2014 09:56

Fukushima radiation killing our children, govt hides truth - former mayor
Katsutaka Idogawa, former mayor of Futaba, a town near the disabled Fukushima nuclear plant, is warning his country that radiation contamination is affecting Japan’s greatest treasure – its children.

21.04.2014 13:19

Out of control: Fukushima manager admits to ‘embarrassing failure’
The manager of the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant has admitted not having full control of the facility. Contrary to the statements of the Japanese PM, TEPCO’s Akira Ono said attempts to plug the leaks of radioactive water had failed.

18.04.2014 05:01

Japan starts cleaning radioactive groundwater at Fukushima before dumping into ocean
TEPCO launched a contaminated water management system at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, which will pump groundwater into tanks before it passes through the premises of the plant. After checking the water’s quality it will be dumped into the ocean.

09.04.2014 15:53

Chile earthquakes 2014
Chile has been rocked by multiple earthquakes over the last two days. Six people died in the quake. Almost a million people have been displaced, with evacuation procedures in neighboring states as well.

03.04.2014 06:24

How much will the Chile quake cost?
Earthquake damage in Chile could cost the country billions of dollars, a high price for a slowing economy dependent on exports.

02.04.2014 08:07

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