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Fukushima nuclear disaster

Japan plans to re-create meltdown to learn more about Fukushima crisis
A team of nuclear scientists in Japan plan to deliberately melt a nuclear fuel rod to model the meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear plant in 2011. The experiment aims to find out exactly what happened to the plant’s three reactors.

09.01.2014 15:23

Officials reject concerns over 500 percent radiation increase on California beach
Health officials in California are now telling residents not to worry after a video uploaded to the internet last month seemed to show high levels of radiation at a Pacific Coast beach.

06.01.2014 15:13

TEPCO to siphon off radioactive water from tunnels under Fukushima plant
The operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima Daiichi atomic plant plans to start cleaning underground tunnels believed to be part of the sources of radioactive materials poisoning the groundwater in the area.

06.01.2014 09:39

130 ‘radioactive’ Japanese cars banned from entering Russia
More than 130 used cars from Japan were denied access to Russia last year as consumer watchdog agency Rospotrebnadzor remains concerned about the contaminated water leaks at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant.

05.01.2014 14:21

‘Duct tape, wire nets’ were used to mend Fukushima water tanks - worker
As TEPCO began preparations for the cleaning of the drainage system with tons of leaked radioactive water at the Fukushima power plant,a former employee reveals the reason for so many leaks was cost cutting measures such as using duct tape,Asahi reported.

04.01.2014 19:28

Plumes of mysterious steam rise from crippled nuclear reactor at Fukushima
Fresh plumes of most probably radioactive steam have been detected rising from the reactor 3 building at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, said the facility’s operator company.

01.01.2014 19:47

Japan's homeless 'recruited' for cleaning up Fukushima nuclear plant
Homeless men are being recruited for one of the most unwanted jobs in the industrialized world - clearing of radioactive fallout at the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl - the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, a special report has claimed.

30.12.2013 09:10

‘Fukushima fish ends in garbage’: Radioactive fears blight Japan’s seafood industry
Due to radiation fears, Fukushima Prefecture fishermen have to dump most of their catch. Two years into the nuclear disaster, the world is growing weary of Japan’s seafood, with South Korea even banning Japanese fish and seafood imports.

25.12.2013 08:03

‘Japan too proud to ask for Fukushima foreign help’
The nuclear energy industry in Japan relies on unskilled and uneducated daily workers, and even now the country will not invite foreign experts to help with the Fukushima cleanup due to national pride, Alex Kerr, an expert on Japan, told RT.

23.12.2013 13:36

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