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Fukushima nuclear disaster

Japanese govt. abandons nuclear-free future in face of public opposition
The Japanese government has overturned its predecessor’s energy plan that would see all of the country’s nuclear power plants closed by 2030. The move – which has been opposed by the public - has been forced by spiraling energy costs.

11.04.2014 18:10

​US service members claim they were misled about Fukushima radiation dangers
US service members who took part in cleanup efforts after the Fukushima nuclear disaster have since been diagnosed with ailments like cancer. Now, in a class action lawsuit, they allege they were misled about radiation risks, RT’s Ameera David reports.

09.04.2014 20:42

Japan starts cleaning radioactive groundwater at Fukushima before dumping into ocean
TEPCO launched a contaminated water management system at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, which will pump groundwater into tanks before it passes through the premises of the plant. After checking the water’s quality it will be dumped into the ocean.

09.04.2014 15:53

Fukushima radiation ‘unlikely’ to increase cancer rates – UN report
Fallout from the Fukushima nuclear power plant meltdown is unlikely to increase cancer rates in Japan, a UN study has found. Nevertheless investigators say that children most exposed to radiation could run a greater risk of contracting thyroid cancer.

02.04.2014 09:49

Japan lifts evacuation order near Fukushima for first time since nuclear disaster
Japan has lifted the evacuation order on part of the no-entry zone around the crippled Fukushima plant for the first time since the nuclear disaster struck three years ago. But many evacuees say they won't return, citing fears over radioactive fallouts.

01.04.2014 17:45

​TEPCO under-calculated radiation exposure for 142 Fukushima workers
Tokyo Electric Power Co. underestimated internal radiation exposure of 142 workers involved in immediate emergency operations at the damaged Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in March 2011, according to Japan’s Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry.

27.03.2014 01:01

​TEPCO fails to restart Fukushima water decontamination process
The water decontamination process at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant has once again been halted, only about six hours after the plant’s operator TEPCO announced it was resuming the purification process following a previous failure.

25.03.2014 00:28

Japan prepares to ship nuclear materials to the US
Japan agreed to transfer a share of its highly enriched uranium and weapons grade plutonium stockpiles to the US as part of the global effort to secure nuclear materials. Other nations are also urged to deposit excess nuclear materials in the US.

24.03.2014 11:00

Fukushima water decontamination suspended indefinitely
Treatment of radioactive water at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant might be indefinitely suspended after malfunctions crippled the water purification process and recontaminated thousands of tons of partially purified water, Japanese media report.

20.03.2014 12:25

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