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Fukushima nuclear disaster

Russian President calls for introducing international nuclear safety standards
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in an entry in his video blog called upon the international community to introduce a universal safety standard for building and operating nuclear power plants.

24.03.2011 09:28

Efforts to avert total meltdown at Fukushima reactor 1 continue
Three workers have been exposed to harmful doses of radiation while working at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. There have been reports of a rise in temperature and new plumes of smoke rising from one of the reactors.

March 25, 2011 02:23

Progress in cooling Fukushima reactors interrupted by smoke spew
The operation intended to check whether the pump of Fukushima’s Reactor 3 can supply fresh water to the reactor from its tank instead of spraying seawater has been interrupted by another black smoke spew.

23.03.2011 10:24

Radiation level at Fukushima exceeds norm 1,600 times – IAEA
Work has resumed at the Fukushima power plant after it was interrupted for the second time in 24 hours. Restoration work has been underway at the facility to deal with damage caused by the tsunami.

22.03.2011 08:21

Nuclear power is safe - UK's ex-chief nuclear inspector
The big challenge for the nuclear industry is getting the message across to the public that nuclear power is safe, says Professor Laurence Williams, who headed the NII – Britain’s watchdog for nuclear installations – for almost three decades.

22.03.2011 06:20

Smoke forces evacuation at Fukushima reactor
Workers have been evacuated from one of the reactors at the disaster-stricken Fukushima nuclear plant after it emitted gray smoke, prompting fresh concern over a potential radiation leak. Shortly after, white smoke was seen over another reactor.

21.03.2011 09:58

A fatal blow to “Made in Japan” label
As Japan works overtime to avert a nuclear meltdown, another crisis could be in the making. There are second thoughts, mainly borne of paranoia, that radioactive particles may reach far beyond Japan's border.

21.03.2011 08:53

Fukushima impact to be less global than Chernobyl - nuclear engineer
The effect of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster far outweighs the projected outcome of the crisis at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan and the two should not be compared, says Evgeny Akimov, a nuclear engineer from the Chernobyl rescue operation.

21.03.2011 08:07

Progress at Fukushima-1: too little, but not yet too late
Japan is making some progress in its efforts to restore power to the quake and tsunami-damaged Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant. Police warn the disaster death toll may reach 15,000 in a single prefecture.

20.03.2011 11:43

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