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Fukushima nuclear disaster

Fukushima Prefecture “like another universe” to Greenpeace activist
Jan Beranek, who is with a team of Greenpeace activists investigating the fallout from the Fukushima nuclear disaster, says Japanese are encouraged to return to their normal lives unaware of the dangers they face in the contaminated area.

27.06.2011 05:21

Japanese fear authorities hide ugly truth about nuclear risks
The Japanese government is starting radiation checkups for more than two million people living near the crippled Fukushima plant. But many citizens of the country fear those in charge prefer face-saving public ignorance to life-saving knowledge.

27.06.2011 04:17

“Japanese authorities honest about Fukushima” – analyst
It is unlikely Japan and the International Atomic Energy Agency are hiding the truth about Fukushima nuclear plant disaster, believes Malcolm Grimston, political analyst with the London-based Chatham House think tank.

20.06.2011 15:33

No Japan without nuclear energy – Japanese official
Despite concerns over Japan's government hushing up the dangers, the second highest-ranking nuclear official in the country thinks the issue is simply too complicated for the general public to come to terms with.

20.06.2011 06:50

Fukushima city: officially safe thanks to new creative safety standards
Some residents of Fukushima city believe the government is neglecting radiation risks and are trying to alleviate the damage on their own. Meanwhile the UN watchdog is to report on the crisis in Vienna on Monday.

20.06.2011 04:10

Japanese government too slow - IAEA
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has criticized the government of Japan for its slow reaction to the disaster at Fukushima-1 NPP that broke out in March, following a devastating earthquake and tsunami.

18.06.2011 10:22

High level of radioactive strontium discovered in seawater near Fukushima
Dangerous radioactive strontium has been detected in seawater near the Fukushima-1 plant, at 240 times over the safe limit. Some 100,000 tons of contaminated water stored in the plant threatens to put out its drainage system in days.

13.06.2011 04:31

Fukushima disaster drives into Ukraine
The Fukushima nuclear crisis has sent the motor industry into turmoil. Officials say all Japanese vehicles are thoroughly checked for radiation before shipment, but reports suggest that contaminated cars could still find their way into the market.

13.06.2011 04:31

Nuclear protests in Japan mark three months since disasters
As Tokyo residents take to the streets of Japan’s capital to mark three months since the natural and nuclear disasters hit the country leaving over 15,000 people dead and displacing another 100,000,TEPCO starts filtering air in Fukushima’s reactor 2.

11.06.2011 05:02