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Fukushima nuclear disaster

Fukushima in meltdown before tsunami hit
Workers at Japan's Fukushima plant say the ground under the facility is cracking and radioactive steam is escaping through the fissures. They also say pipes and at least one reactor were seriously damaged before the tsunami hit the area in March.

17.08.2011 13:40

Fukushima refugees shunned by Japanese society
Tens of thousands of Japanese refugees who have faced the triple horror of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis now have another worry - their fellow citizens.

06.08.2011 05:10

Fukushima crisis to be resolved in six months
After visiting the Fukushima nuclear plant and meeting with Japan’s prime minister, the head of the IAEA, Yukiya Amano, has promised to provide all necessary expertise to complete the second phase of containing the crisis by early next year.

26.07.2011 08:10

Suicide boom in post-nuclear Japan
As well as killing thousands, Japan’s natural disasters caused a leak of dangerous amounts of radiation into the environment. Meanwhile, many of those who survived are struggling with their own nuclear nightmare.

26.07.2011 04:19

Volunteers across Japan unite to rebuild devastated towns and lives
Amid destroyed homes and rotting debris, survivors of Japan's earthquake and tsunami are stoically trying to keep their lives together, while fresh health fears surface over radiation.

06.07.2011 04:53

Almost half the children in Fukushima test positive for radiation
Some 45 per cent of 1,080 children under 15 from the Japanese Fukushima Prefecture have tested positive for thyroid exposure to radiation, a nuclear watchdog report says.

05.07.2011 09:52

Fukushima operator says “sorry” as workers erect protective cap
The leadership of TEPCO, the company operating the crippled Japanese Fukushima plant, has apologized for the disaster earlier this year.

28.06.2011 09:55

Non-nuclear energy failed Fukushima – nuclear energy expert
Events at Fukushima should not be called a nuclear disaster, says John Ritch, Director General of the World Nuclear Association. He explains to RT why he thinks nuclear energy is still one of the safest sources of power – and getting safer.

27.06.2011 22:29

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