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Fukushima nuclear disaster

US firm hired to save Fukushima from 400k tons of radioactive water
TEPCO, the company in charge of the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant, cannot filter a dangerous radioactive isotope out of about 400,000 metric tons of water before returning it to the sea, and has contracted with a US company for a second system.

10.06.2014 18:36

Fukushima creates its own Pharrell Williams HAPPY video and it's really inspiring
From tsunamis to radiation, Fukushima has been inundated with bucketloads of bad news over the last three years. But one media-savvy local has reimagined Pharrell Williams’ smash hit “Happy” to bring the beat back to the “island of good fortune.”

09.06.2014 09:54

Japan’s Great Wall of Ice: TEPCO starts work on Fukushima underground barrier
Aiming to isolate radioactive water build-up, Fukushima nuclear plant's operator, TEPCO, has started constructing a huge underground ice wall around the facility. The ambitious project will have to be maintained for well over a century to reach its goal.

02.06.2014 17:10

Japan building giant ice wall at Fukushima after all as TEPCO gets go ahead
Japan’s nuclear authority will allow Fukushima's nuclear power plant operator, TEPCO, to build an underground ice wall isolating radioactive water build-up. This is despite earlier concerns that the wall might cause the ground to sink.

28.05.2014 20:05

Fukushima diverts groundwater from radioactive reactor into Pacific Ocean
TEPCO, operators of the stricken Fukushima Daichi nuclear plant, has rerouted water flows around the plant straight into the ocean, to prevent it from becoming contaminated after seeping inside the plant.

21.05.2014 15:17

90% of Fukushima crew fled failing nuclear power plant
Around 90 percent of workers at Fukushima nuclear power plant fled the crippled facility at the height of the 2011 meltdown, according to a previously undisclosed report that challenges the timeline of events surrounding the disaster.

21.05.2014 03:09

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