Fukushima nuclear disaster
The operator of the troubled Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan revealed the damage to one of the reactors is worse than had previously been thought.
More than 90 evacuees from the 20-kilometer no-go zone around the Fukushima nuclear power plant have been allowed to return to their homes to gather personal possessions.
May 10, 2011 15:21
More than five weeks since the Japanese tsunami, Moscow’s expat community has not forgotten the victims who still need help.
Nuclear safety has come under fresh scrutiny following the shock at what has unfolded at Japan's Fukushima plant, and the recent anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster has only added to the fears.
Russia’s prime minister thanked the International Skating Union for choosing Moscow as the venue for the World Figure Skating Championship as he opened the world contest in the Russian capital.
Tokyo Electric Power Company has increased the flow of water into the containment vessel of the damaged No.1 reactor to test whether the construction can withstand increased weight and to check for possible leaks.
In the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the lessons of Chernobyl are more relevant than ever and both events have reignited a debate in America over US nuclear and general energy policies.
While TEPCO is removing contaminated water from reactor 2 of the troubled Fukushima-1 nuclear plant and after successful tests has started spraying resin to prevent the spread of radioactive dust, experts fear deterioration of the crisis.
Philip White, from the Citizen's Nuclear Information Center, says that the situation in Fukushima is worse than the plant's owners are willing to admit.
April 26, 2011 02:27