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Fukushima nuclear disaster

Fukushima nuclear meltdown worse than initially reported - TEPCO
The meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant’s third reactor building was even worse than initially believed, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) has announced.

07.08.2014 01:23

​Fukushima lessons: US nuclear plants ‘must be better equipped for offsite disasters’
US nuclear plants must be better prepared in case of emergencies, especially those connected with natural disasters, says a new nuclear report, adding that such a nuclear tragedy as the Fukushima disaster should be a lesson for the country’s plants.

25.07.2014 11:25

Abnormalities in Japanese monkeys linked to Fukushima nuclear disaster
Monkeys living in the wild in the Fukushima region have tested positive for blood abnormalities linked to radioactive fallout from the 2011 nuclear power plant disaster, according to a new report.

25.07.2014 01:43

Regulator greenlights reactor restarts in nuclear-weary Japan
Japan’s nuclear watchdog has given a preliminary safety approval for restarting two nuclear reactors at the Sendai plant. A month is given for opposition groups to make their case against the move before a final decision is taken.

16.07.2014 11:43

TEPCO failed to disclose crops over 20KM from Fukushima were contaminated
Fourteen different rice paddies outside of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant evacuation zone were contaminated with radioactive material in August 2013, Japan’s agriculture ministry has found.

15.07.2014 22:55

​Tunnel vision: Plan to put Fukushima on ice hits snag
The plan to stop contaminated water from the quake-crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant leaking into the sea by freezing soil and water is not working as well as Japanese officials had hoped.

17.06.2014 06:02

US firm hired to save Fukushima from 400k tons of radioactive water
TEPCO, the company in charge of the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant, cannot filter a dangerous radioactive isotope out of about 400,000 metric tons of water before returning it to the sea, and has contracted with a US company for a second system.

10.06.2014 18:36

Fukushima creates its own Pharrell Williams HAPPY video and it's really inspiring
From tsunamis to radiation, Fukushima has been inundated with bucketloads of bad news over the last three years. But one media-savvy local has reimagined Pharrell Williams’ smash hit “Happy” to bring the beat back to the “island of good fortune.”

09.06.2014 09:54

Japan’s Great Wall of Ice: TEPCO starts work on Fukushima underground barrier
Aiming to isolate radioactive water build-up, Fukushima nuclear plant's operator, TEPCO, has started constructing a huge underground ice wall around the facility. The ambitious project will have to be maintained for well over a century to reach its goal.

02.06.2014 17:10

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