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Fukushima nuclear disaster

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

Immeasurable levels of radiation reported at Fukushima plant
Japan keeps on discharging slightly radioactive water into the ocean, with 3,430 tons dumped by mid-Tuesday, while even more highly contaminated water inside the plant is exposing the workers to reportedly immeasurable levels of radiation.

05.04.2011 12:32

Moscow students gather cash for Japanese tsunami victims
Although the Russian capital is 4,000 miles away from Japan, the tsunami-struck country’s tragedy has deeply touched the hearts of young Muscovites.

04.04.2011 17:01

Fukushima operator pours radioactive water into sea
The operator of Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant, Tokyo Electric Power Co., has started to release 11,500 tons of water containing radioactive materials into the Pacific Ocean, Kyodo news agency reports.

04.04.2011 10:04

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