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Fukushima nuclear disaster

Source of Fukushima’s nagging radioactive leak finally discovered – TEPCO
The source of the radioactive leak at the earthquake-stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was finally identified by the facility’s operator TEPCO to be in the primary containment vessel of reactor 3, authorities reported.

16.05.2014 05:16

Fukushima radiation message in popular manga sparks political firestorm
A long-running cooking manga best known for the adventures of a culinary journalist has gotten into hot water with the central and local government, with its less than stellar depictions of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

13.05.2014 12:04

Fukushima’s Cesium-137 levels ‘50% higher’ than previously estimated
The amount of Cesium-137 leaked from the Fukushima nuclear power plant could be worse than expected, a Japanese research team has concluded. They believe 50 percent more of the radioactive material could have escaped into the atmosphere and seawater.

10.05.2014 09:56

Fukushima worker files historic lawsuit over radiation exposure
A worker at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant has filed the first lawsuit from an employee against plant operator TEPCO due to high levels of radiation he was exposed to during the initial days of the plant’s 2011 disaster.

08.05.2014 10:59

Radiation level in tuna off Oregon coast tripled after Fukushima disaster
While the state of Oregon gears up to test its shores for radioactive contamination from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster, university scientists have found that radiation levels in some albacore tuna caught off its coast have tripled.

29.04.2014 16:05

Fukushima radiation killing our children, govt hides truth - former mayor
Katsutaka Idogawa, former mayor of Futaba, a town near the disabled Fukushima nuclear plant, is warning his country that radiation contamination is affecting Japan’s greatest treasure – its children.

21.04.2014 13:19

Out of control: Fukushima manager admits to ‘embarrassing failure’
The manager of the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant has admitted not having full control of the facility. Contrary to the statements of the Japanese PM, TEPCO’s Akira Ono said attempts to plug the leaks of radioactive water had failed.

18.04.2014 05:01

No room for error? Fukushima basements mistakenly flooded with 200 tons of radioactive water
A pump at Japan’s battered Fukushima power plant has mistakenly flooded its basements with highly contaminated cooling-tank water. But the latest mishap follows a far more worrying discovery about one last year’s leak.

14.04.2014 05:06

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

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