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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

Mission Impossible? Fukushima scientists brace for riskiest nuclear fuel clean-up yet
Scientists at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant are preparing for their toughest clean-up operation yet – two and a half years after three of the plant’s reactors suffered a meltdown in Japan’s worst-ever nuclear power disaster.

15.08.2013 07:50

Fukushima shaken by 6.0 magnitude quake
A strong undersea earthquake has hit the same northeastern region of Japan that was devastated by a deadly 2011 tsunami. No damage or injuries have been reported in the affected area, including the Fukushima prefecture.

04.08.2013 05:23

$58 billion: Fukushima decontamination outlay to rise by six times
Costs of clearing up pollution left by the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant could total $58 billion dollars – nearly six times as much as currently allocated by the Japanese authorities, according to a new government-backed study.

24.07.2013 15:36

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