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Japanese official suspended for telling tsunami victims to ‘drop dead’
A senior Japanese bureaucrat has been suspended for making derogatory remarks about victims of the 2011 tsunami. In his blog, Hisanori Goto called inhabitants of the disaster-hit towns "old coots and hags”.

26.09.2013 19:18

Endless Fukushima catastrophe: 2020 Olympics under contamination threat
As the escape of radiation at Fukushima seems virtually unstoppable, there are still steps that governments all over the world should take to prevent worst case consequences. One of them would be canceling the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

15.09.2013 09:48

Japan shuts down last nuclear reactor
Thirty months after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan is set to become - at least temporarily - a nuclear power free country by shutting down the last of its 50 atomic reactors.

15.09.2013 01:42

New hotspot: TEPCO detects high groundwater radiation at Fukushima plant
A new hotspot of radiation has been detected in groundwater from an observation well next to one of the leaking tanks at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant, the operator of the facility announced.

10.09.2013 01:30

Fukushima leaks won’t be threat to Tokyo Olympics – bid leader
The leader of Tokyo’s bid for the 2020 Olympics has reassured the IOC that the Japanese capital is totally “safe” and “unaffected” by the leak of radioactive water from the tsunami-crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.

03.09.2013 13:52

Fukushima open air fission? Radiation surge can’t be blamed just on random leaks
The latest surge in radiation at Fukushima nuclear plant may suggest not only additional water leaks at the site, but could also mean fission is occurring outside the crippled reactor, explains Chris Busby from the European Committee on Radiation Risk.

02.09.2013 03:16

New radioactive hotspots suggest more leaks at Fukushima
Several new hotspots reading potentially lethal doses of radiation have been detected near the tanks storing the radioactive water, forcing the operator to admit there might be even more leaks at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant.

01.09.2013 01:09

Fukushima leak classified as 'serious radiation incident'
Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority has raised the rating of the radioactive water leak at the tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant to Level 3 – a "serious incident" on an international scale of radioactivity.

28.08.2013 08:06

Financial Fukushima: Is ‘Abenomics’ making Japan ‘Abenauseous’?
While Japan faces mounting risks and a dangerous cleanup at the failed Fukushima nuclear plant, the situation may be similarly bleak for the Japanese economy in the short term.

22.08.2013 11:18

New radiation readings suggest more Fukushima tank leaks
Excessive radiation levels have been detected next to the vast storage tanks containing the highly-contaminated water used to cool reactors at the damaged Fukushima power plant. One such tank already leaked earlier this week.

22.08.2013 06:26

TEPCO admits leakage of 300 tons of water with monstrous radiation level
Another tank with highly radioactive water at the devastated Fukushima nuclear power plant has leaked, reported operator TEPCO. The contaminated water contains an unprecedented 80 million Becquerels of radiation per liter. The norm is a mere 150 Bq.

20.08.2013 06:00

Fukushima workers contaminated with radioactive dust
Two workers at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan were found to have been exposed to radioactive particles – just days after 10 workers were sprayed with radioactive water at the beginning of last week.

19.08.2013 14:59