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Fukushima nuclear disaster

­Russian cultural events raise funds for Japanese disaster victims
Russian cultural activists continue to hold charitable events in support of Japan. The State Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra under maestro Mark Gorenstein will give a concert in memory of the victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.

29.03.2011 09:43

State of alert raised to highest level at Fukushima
The Japanese government has raised the state of alert level at the Fukushima-1 nuclear plant to the maximum. The Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan addressed the nation, saying the situation remains “unpredictable”.

29.03.2011 08:49

Simpsons nuke jokes banned in Germany, Switzerland, Austria
Episodes of the Simpsons which pass jokes about nuclear meltdown or crisis have been banned in a number of countries as the reality of nuclear disaster continues to unfold in Japan.

28.03.2011 16:55

Radioactive water being removed from Fukushima plant
Plutonium has been detected in the soil at the Fukushima nuclear plant, Kyodo news agency reports, while radioactive water is being removed from inside the buildings in order to allow engineers to repair the plant’s cooling system.

28.03.2011 11:51

Japan's nuclear protest
Around 1,200 protesters took to the head office of the Tokyo Electric Power Co. in Japan’s capital on Sunday voicing their demands to close the atomic power plants in the country.

27.03.2011 16:06

Playing it safe in Las Vegas
Minor amounts of the radioactive isotopes iodine-131 and xenon-133 are reported to have reached Las Vegas, but so far the readings are far below levels that could pose any health risks.

27.03.2011 09:23

Radiation in the water inside Fukushima reactor hits record level
Plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. now says the level of radioactive contamination in the leaked water from the No. 2 reactor was 100,000 (100 thousand) times higher than normal in the reactor's cooling system.

27.03.2011 07:28

Difficult to predict end of Fukushima crisis – Japanese spokesman
Japan’s continuing efforts to cool reactors at the Fukushima number 1 nuclear plant are being repeatedly impeded by the wavering radiation levels. However, work that was suspended due to high radiation levels earlier on Saturday has been resumed.

26.03.2011 08:45

Japanese authorities expand evacuation zone, cite no health risks
The Japanese government is debating whether to expand the evacuation zone around the Fukushima power plant, where water radiation is now 10,000 times higher than the norm. The evacuation area is currently 20 kilometers around the plant.

25.03.2011 08:28

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