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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

Japan lifts evacuation order near Fukushima for first time since nuclear disaster
Japan has lifted the evacuation order on part of the no-entry zone around the crippled Fukushima plant for the first time since the nuclear disaster struck three years ago. But many evacuees say they won't return, citing fears over radioactive fallouts.

01.04.2014 17:45

6.3-magnitude quake strikes off S. Japanese island of Kyushu
A 6.3 magnitude earthquake has struck off the south coast of Japan, 13 kilometers north of the city Kunisaki-shi, located on the southern Kyushu Island, according to the US Geological Survey.

13.03.2014 17:21

3 years on: Contaminated Fukushima water may be dumped as problems mount
Contaminated water at the battered Fukushima plant has taken precedence over everything else. As the larger cleanup effort continues and storage space for the water is rapidly running out, scientists suggest dumping it into the Pacific Ocean.

11.03.2014 08:43

Study claims USS Reagan crew exposed to extremely high levels of radiation near Fukushima
A new report on the nuclear crisis that started to unfold in Fukushima, Japan almost three years ago suggests that American troops who assisted with disaster relief efforts were exposed to unheard of radiation levels while on assignment.

20.02.2014 19:58

Officials reject concerns over 500 percent radiation increase on California beach
Health officials in California are now telling residents not to worry after a video uploaded to the internet last month seemed to show high levels of radiation at a Pacific Coast beach.

06.01.2014 15:13

‘Fukushima fish ends in garbage’: Radioactive fears blight Japan’s seafood industry
Due to radiation fears, Fukushima Prefecture fishermen have to dump most of their catch. Two years into the nuclear disaster, the world is growing weary of Japan’s seafood, with South Korea even banning Japanese fish and seafood imports.

25.12.2013 08:03

Record outdoor radiation level that ‘can kill in 20 min’ detected at Fukushima
Outdoor radiation levels have reached their highest at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant,warns the operator company.Radiation found in an area near a steel pipe that connects reactor buildings could kill an exposed person in 20 minutes,local media reported.

08.12.2013 17:49

‘It’s a crime what’s happening at Fukushima’
It is beyond tragic that people resettling near Fukushima have to figure out how bad the contamination there is, with Japan’s government allowing it to happen, Kevin Kamps, a nuclear waste specialist from the Beyond Nuclear organization, told RT.

08.11.2013 15:29

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