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Fukushima nuclear disaster

“I don’t think the end of Fukushima accident is in sight”
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

Fukushima clean-up to last until July – TEPCO
The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility operator says it hopes to finish removal of radioactive debris from the plant’s territory by July. The company has already created a map showing the levels of radioactivity in different parts of the facility.

24.04.2011 10:14

TEPCO worried water might damage Fukushima building
Tokyo Electric Power Co. is cautious over injecting more water into one of its nuclear reactors. There are fears that the building might be further damaged due to the amount of water inside it.

23.04.2011 11:16

Japan’s nuclear leak into ocean at catastrophic levels
The Tokyo Electric Power Company says radioactive substances that leaked into the sea at the damaged Fukushima plant over six days in April exceed the annual allowable limit by 20,000 times.

21.04.2011 15:39

American suggests building new Japan in Russia
An American woman has suggested that the disaster-hit Japanese people buy a part of Russia to build a new country instead of staying in the ruined one.

21.04.2011 14:04

Removal of radioactive water begins at Fukushima
The operator of Fukushima-1 has started transferring highly radioactive water from the nuclear power plant’s basement to a waste processing facility to prevent ocean contamination and implement the “cold shutdown” plan.

19.04.2011 10:20

TEPCO aims to stabilize Fukushima plant in six months
The operator of Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant aims to restore the cooling systems of the reactors at the troubled facility within three months and achieve “cold shutdown” of the plant in six to nine months.

17.04.2011 07:45

Fukushima operator to start compensation payouts with $600 million
TEPCO will pay up to $12,000 to each of over 50,000 families residing in the 30km evacuation zone around the disaster-stricken nuclear plant.The company has also decided to dispense a radiation absorbing mineral along the coastline near the facility.

15.04.2011 09:36

Radioactive Japanese cars detained in Russia’s Far East
Customs officials in Vladivostok seized a radioactive cargo of 50 cars from Japan. Their level of radiation is two times higher than normal.

14.04.2011 15:19