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Fukushima nuclear disaster

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

Japan building giant ice wall at Fukushima after all as TEPCO gets go ahead
Japan’s nuclear authority will allow Fukushima's nuclear power plant operator, TEPCO, to build an underground ice wall isolating radioactive water build-up. This is despite earlier concerns that the wall might cause the ground to sink.

28.05.2014 20:05

Fukushima diverts groundwater from radioactive reactor into Pacific Ocean
TEPCO, operators of the stricken Fukushima Daichi nuclear plant, has rerouted water flows around the plant straight into the ocean, to prevent it from becoming contaminated after seeping inside the plant.

21.05.2014 15:17

90% of Fukushima crew fled failing nuclear power plant
Around 90 percent of workers at Fukushima nuclear power plant fled the crippled facility at the height of the 2011 meltdown, according to a previously undisclosed report that challenges the timeline of events surrounding the disaster.

21.05.2014 03:09

Source of Fukushima’s nagging radioactive leak finally discovered – TEPCO
The source of the radioactive leak at the earthquake-stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was finally identified by the facility’s operator TEPCO to be in the primary containment vessel of reactor 3, authorities reported.

16.05.2014 05:16

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