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Fukushima nuclear disaster

Japan govt considers assuming Fukushima decontamination – media
Tokyo is reportedly considering stripping the Fukushima nuclear operator of the responsibility to decontaminate the devastated station and passing it under full government control. That would imply assuming TEPCO’s massive current clean-up expenditures.

30.10.2013 04:54

TEPCO may refuse to fund part of Fukushima decontamination
The crippled Fukushima plant operator, TEPCO, is refusing to return more than $300 million already spent in the decontamination of land following the nuclear disaster to the Japanese government.

29.10.2013 16:09

Fuk-‘hush’-ima: Japan’s new state secrets law gags whistleblowers, raises press freedom fears
Many issues of national importance to Japan, probably including the state of the Fukushima power plant, may be designated state secrets under a new draft law. Once signed, it could see whistleblowers jailed for up to 10 years.

25.10.2013 07:19

Fukushima moves radioactive water as it braces for Typhoon Francisco
Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant is bracing itself for Typhoon Francisco, set to hit the country this weekend, by quickly securing new storage space for contaminated rainwater that has already taken up the facility’s entire storage tank capacity.

24.10.2013 06:49

Fukushima readies for dangerous operation to remove 400 tons of spent fuel
Fukushima operator TEPCO is getting ready for its toughest and the most dangerous clean-up operation. In November it will try to remove 400 tons of spent fuel from plant’s Reactor No. 4. But even a little mistake may result in a new nuclear disaster.

23.10.2013 14:05

Heavy rains overflow barriers surrounding Fukushima water tanks
Water has overflowed at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) is attempting to discern the quality of the water and possible radioactive substances which could have been spilled.

20.10.2013 17:43

Lead-based underwear designed in Japan to help fight Fukushima disaster
A Japanese company has invented carbon wetsuits and lead-based underwear that can protect against radiation amid the growing aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear crisis. It comes as Japan fights to stop the flow of radioactive water leaking into the sea.

18.10.2013 18:40

Radioactivity level spikes 6,500 times at Fukushima well
Radioactivity levels in a well near a storage tank at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan have risen immensely on Thursday, the plant’s operator has reported.

18.10.2013 01:56

Toxic flush: Typhoon causes radioactive leaks at Fukushima
A powerful typhoon which swept through Japan led to highly radioactive water near the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant being released into a nearby drainage ditch, increasing the risk of it flowing into the sea.

17.10.2013 12:37

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