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Fukushima nuclear disaster

Not gone fission: New fears at Fukushima
The radioactive gas Xenon has been detected at Fukushima Dai-Ichi, meaning that out-of-control nuclear fission might be still going on in the remnants of the active zone of reactor two.

02.11.2011 11:08

Fukushima: Exposure underrated, outcome obscure
The consequences of the Fukushima disaster will be emerging for at least several decades. According to the Japanese government, it will take up to 30 years for the complete clean up of the radiation released from the reactors.

29.10.2011 15:21

Hermitage cancels Japan exhibition over radiation fears
An exhibition of glass from the collection of the State Hermitage which had been due to open in Japan has been cancelled due to radiation.

29.09.2011 12:16

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