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Fukushima nuclear disaster

Robot sent to Fukushima reactor core records fatal radiation levels (VIDEO)
Delivering on its promise to release all new Fukushima radiation data, TEPCO has announced that spending an hour in the epicenter will kill you. Robot readings from inside the contaminated area of the No. 1 reactor showed a deadly 9.7 sieverts per hour.

14.04.2015 03:49

Robot sent to crippled Fukushima to research reactor vessel
The operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant has sent a transforming robot to conduct an unprecedented mission inside the primary containment vessel of Reactor 1. This is the first time a robot has entered the damaged interior of the reactor.

10.04.2015 11:38

TEPCO may evaporate contaminated Fukushima water
Tainted water from Fukushima nuclear plant storage may be evaporated or stored underground instead of following earlier plans to release it into the ocean.

08.04.2015 20:39

Fukushima radiation found off Canadian coast
Radiation produced by the tsunami-stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan has been confirmed off the coast of Canada, as the Japanese struggle to contain a number of leaks. The levels, however, are too low to pose a threat, scientists say.

07.04.2015 06:42

​TEPCO vows to release ‘all Fukushima radiation data’
The nuclear operator of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has announced that it plans to disclose all data on radiation levels recorded at the site in response to criticism of lack of transparency following the catastrophe.

31.03.2015 04:00

Most Americans still back nuclear power, see future in solar – poll
Americans are increasingly looking to solar and wind energy for the future, but most of them still support nuclear energy, a new Gallup poll shows. Overall support for oil and natural gas exploration has dropped, due to divided opinions on fracking.

30.03.2015 17:41

TEPCO confirms almost all nuclear fuel has melted in Reactor 1
The Tokyo Electric Power Co. says almost all the nuclear fuel in one of its reactors at the Fukushima plant has melted. The discovery at Reactor 1 should help with the clean-up operation and decommissioning of the stricken nuclear power station.

20.03.2015 16:11

750 tons of Fukushima plant water leaked – TEPCO
In yet another major leak at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant, operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) reported that 750 tons of contaminated rainwater have escaped the plant.

12.03.2015 02:13

Radioactive water found in Fukushima, source unknown
The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has started an investigation of newly detected ditch water containing relatively high levels of radioactive contamination. Officials aren’t ruling out that polluted water spilled into the sea.

06.03.2015 13:59