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Number of irradiated Fukushima liquidators underestimated by 11 times
Some ten per cent of the emergency personal involved in liquidating the meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant 2011 are at risk of thyroid cancer, TEPCO revealed after being forced to reevaluate results of staff medical examinations.

21.07.2013 22:02

Toxic water at Fukushima likely contaminating sea - Japan’s nuclear watchdog
Japan's nuclear watchdog says that highly contaminated radioactive water is likely seeping into the ground from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors and contaminating the Pacific Ocean.

10.07.2013 18:29

Radioactive cesium level soars 90-fold at Fukushima in just 3 days
Levels of radioactive cesium-134 in a well at Fukushima nuclear power plant are up to 90 times higher than just three days ago, and may spread into the Pacific Ocean. Meanwhile, 10 applications to restart reactors under stricter rules have been received.

09.07.2013 13:12

Another radioactive leak found at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant
A discharge of contaminated water has been discovered at the disabled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. It is the latest in a string of incident hindering the clean up of the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986.

05.06.2013 11:14

Ill-starred Russian ghost ship still lost at sea
Lyubov Orlova, the opulent cruise liner that has brought misfortune to its recent owners, has not been found after disappearing almost three months ago, and may never be seen again.

28.05.2013 14:28

5.9 earthquake strikes Japan off Fukushima coast
An earthquake with a magnitude measured at 5.9 by Japan’s Meteorological Agency has struck the northeast of the country. The epicenter was close to the Fukushima coast and only 200km from Tokyo, causing buildings in the capital to shake.

18.05.2013 07:55

Fukushima decommissioning to last for up to 40 years – IAEA
It could take 30 to 40 years to fully decommission the devastated Fukushima nuclear plant due to complexity of the task, UN nuclear watchdog IAEA has reported. However, the plant's infrastructure may not last that long.

23.04.2013 06:55

Three of seven Fukushima tanks leaking radioactive water
Another toxic water tank at the Fukushima Daichii power plant is likely leaking, the national atomic energy agency says, bringing the total defective tanks to three of a total seven. The tanks were built to store contaminated water.

09.04.2013 04:23

New leak detected at Fukushima nuclear plant - operator
A second storage tank at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan may have leaked, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) said. A day earlier, the company noted up to 120 tons of contaminated water may have seeped from an underground tank.

07.04.2013 07:13

Almost third more US West Coast newborns may face thyroid problems after Fukushima nuclear disaster
Researchers have discovered that the Fukushima nuclear disaster has had far-reaching health effects more drastic than previously thought: young children born on the US West Coast are 28 percent more likely to develop congenital hyperthyroidism.

03.04.2013 18:55

Google Maps offers virtual tour of Japanese ghost town near Fukushima
Google has come to a place where humans fear to tread: The company’s geo service is now offering a glimpse at a Japanese ghost town, abandoned since after the Fukushima nuclear disaster two years ago.

28.03.2013 11:17

Confirmed: ‘Rat-like animal’ caused massive Fukushima power outage
A “rat-like animal” was the cause of a power supply problem that disabled cooling systems at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant last week. The rodent touched a switchboard and triggered a short circuit, Tepco Electric Power Company (TEPCO) said.

25.03.2013 18:11

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