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Fukushima nuclear disaster

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

Flight risk: Russia in search for radioactive birds
Migrant birds coming to Russia's Far East are now targets – for scientists, rather than for hunters.

13.04.2011 17:17

Record-high radiation levels near Fukushima power plant
Water samples from the shores near the Fukushima prefecture have shown double the normal level of radioactive iodine.

13.04.2011 09:53

Fukushima disaster rated at highest level, same as Chernobyl
Japan has upgraded the severity rating at the paralyzed Fukushima nuclear plant to seven on the International Nuclear Event Scale (INES), a level only ever previously assigned to the Chernobyl disaster.

12.04.2011 08:57

Radiation filmed: journalist reaches heart of Fukushima exclusion zone
While the Japanese government is extending the 20 kilometer evacuation zone around the Fukushima plant over risks of long-term radiation, video journalist Tetsuo Jimbo braved the area and went within 1.5 kilometers of the facility.

11.04.2011 13:09

Major search operation underway in tsunami-hit Japan
Japanese and US troops have launched a search for the bodies of those killed by the severe earthquake and tsunami which hit the country on March 11. This comes as the Fukushima plant workers prepare to pump radioactive water from their premises.

10.04.2011 09:09

Fukushima to insulate itself from the Pacific
The operator of the devastated Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant has made the decision to construct a 120-meter wall in the sea consisting of seven steel sheets and a silt curtain to cut the reactor No. 2 intake from the open sea.

09.04.2011 13:29

Russia ready to dispatch radiation processing vessel to Japan
Russia is ready to send a unique vessel which can process radioactive liquid to Japan, the ship’s captain announced. This comes as another powerful earthquake hit the country’s northeast, leading to a radioactive spill at one of the nuclear plants.

08.04.2011 09:53

New fears of explosion at Fukushima plant
There's renewed fear of an explosion at the No.1 reactor of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, as hydrogen pressure is building up. It may mean the reactor's core is damaged.

06.04.2011 13:54

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