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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

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

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