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Fukushima nuclear disaster

Rice grown near crippled Fukushima nuclear plant served to govt officials
Rice from fields in the Fukushima prefecture, evacuated after the worst nuclear disaster in Japan, will be served to government officials for 9 days in a bid to demonstrate the safety of the country’s most-beloved crop, a local broadcaster reported.

10.12.2013 16:36

Record outdoor radiation level that ‘can kill in 20 min’ detected at Fukushima
Outdoor radiation levels have reached their highest at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant,warns the operator company.Radiation found in an area near a steel pipe that connects reactor buildings could kill an exposed person in 20 minutes,local media reported.

08.12.2013 17:49

IAEA suggests Fukushima consider ‘controlled discharge’ of toxic water into ocean
The UN nuclear watchdog has advised the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to consider dumping toxic water into the ocean after lowering the level of radioactive materials to below the legal limit.

04.12.2013 13:31

Japan brainstorms new measures to stop radioactive leak at Fukushima
Japan’s government panel offered new measures to stop radioactive water leaking from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea. Officials said the plant could completely run out of storage space for contaminated water within two years.

03.12.2013 22:25

Japan's ruling coalition pushes heavy-handed state secrets bill through lower house
Japan’s lower house has passed a heavy-handed state secrets act despite fears that it will have severe repercussions for state freedoms. Officials will now face a maximum punishment of ten years in prison if they are found to have leaked to the press.

26.11.2013 14:35

Fuel rod removal: Fukushima’s most dangerous operation yields first successes
Workers at the Fukushima nuclear power plant have successfully removed the first nuclear fuel rods from a cooling pool suspended above ground in what is one of the most dangerous operations ever attempted in nuclear history.

21.11.2013 09:44

Atomic mafia: Yakuza ‘cleans up’ Fukushima, neglects basic workers' rights
Homeless men employed cleaning up the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant, including those brought in by Japan's yakuza gangsters, were not aware of the health risks they were taking and say their bosses treated them like “disposable people.”

20.11.2013 07:49

Fukushima operators begin risky nuclear fuel rod removal
In a highly risky undertaking Fukushima plant operators have finally begun removing over 1,500 nuclear fuel rods from one of the four reactors at its damaged nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan on Monday.

18.11.2013 07:15

Some Fukushima fuel rods were damaged before 2011 catastrophe
Three of the spent fuel assemblies that will be pulled from the Fukushima nuclear plant during a year-long operation were damaged before the 2011 earthquake and tsunami crippled the Japanese facility.

15.11.2013 01:55

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