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One step from meltdown: Rat may have caused dangerous outage at Fukushima NPP
A rodent may have caused a power failure that put all Fukushima NPP cooling systems out of action. Power has now been restored at the plant as Japan returns to the use of nuclear power halted after the 2011 disaster.

20.03.2013 07:21

Scientists predict thousands will die from earthquake expected anytime on US West Coast
Researchers say a massive earthquake and tsunami could soon strike the Northwest US coast, killing more than 10,000 people, flooding entire towns, and causing economic damages totaling $32 billion.

15.03.2013 16:14

High cost of cheap energy: Fukushima tragedy 2 years on
Two years after the Fukushima disaster, much of the clean-up effort is still ‘theoretical’, survivors go to court for compensation and thousands march against nuclear power, while the government gives up on the phase-out promise.

11.03.2013 06:06

Baby girls near Fukushima disaster have 70% increased cancer risk - WHO
The Fukushima disaster has resulted in high cancer risks for children living nearby: The WHO estimated a 70 percent increase in the risk that girls residing within 12 miles radius of the epicenter will develop thyroid cancer.

28.02.2013 11:25

Fish with radiation over 2,500 times safe levels found near Fukushima plant
A fish containing over 2,500 times Japan's legal limit for radiation in seafood has been caught in the vicinity of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, the facility's operator reported.

19.01.2013 11:06

Engineers warn: Two US nuclear plants may cause new Fukushima
Nuclear engineers have warned the Senate of the threats facing two US nuclear power facilities, which could result in enormous explosions or a Fukushima-like meltdown if natural phenomena or weather conditions cause the facilities to fail.

21.12.2012 19:52

Tsunami hits Japan’s Miyagi prefecture after powerful 7.3 quake
Following a 7.3-magnitude quake, a meter-high tsunami struck Japan’s Miyagi prefecture, where the tsunami that triggered the Fukushima nuclear plant crisis hit last year. Authorities reported no damage, radiation levels at Fukushima remain stable.

07.12.2012 08:31

Waves of anger: Japan tsunami victim aid spent on whalers, officials and fighter pilots
A quarter of Japan’s tsunami relief fund has been spent on unrelated projects, including renovating a government office and subsiding whaling. The revelations have ignited outcry as more than 320,000 tsunami victims remain displaced.

31.10.2012 20:20

Canada's close shave: British Columbia escapes earthquake disaster
The inhabitants of British Columbia narrowly escaped the 7.7 magnitude quake that struck off the Canadian coast. A tsunami alert was issued for the country's west coast, but if the mammoth quake had struck a city it would have caused sizable damage.

28.10.2012 12:51

Fukushima fish contamination raises fears of ongoing radiation leak
Fish caught off the coast of Japan following the Fukushima nuclear disaster are still contaminated, bringing speculation that leakage from the reactors has not been fully stopped. If true, it could threaten area marine life for decades to come.

26.10.2012 02:30

Strong quakes cause delayed worldwide tremors – study
A massive earthquake that struck beneath the Indian Ocean in April went on to trigger a global wave of tremors. The discovery has revealed that one great tremor can reverberate throughout the world for days.

27.09.2012 18:32

Nuke disposal plans seem too shaky in seismic Japan
High levels of seismic activity in Japan threaten plans for the underground storage of spent nuclear fuel and toxic radioactive waste. Calls for a temporary storage facility have sparked fears that the problem is being passed to future generations.

12.09.2012 10:14

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