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Fukushima nuclear disaster

Promising the muon: Scientists to map Fukushima nuclear hotspots with cosmic radiation
Japanese scientists say they have successfully completed a pilot program that allows them to use cosmic rays to determine the location of nuclear fuel inside the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant.

23.01.2014 19:40

Canadians buying potassium iodide in bulk over fears of Fukushima radiation
Health officials in the coastal Canadian province of British Columbia are cautioning residents not to try and qualm fears of radioactive contamination by ingesting mass quantities of potassium iodide.

23.01.2014 17:38

Radioactive leaks continue to plague Fukushima, new Unit 3 problem found
Highly radioactive water, believed to have leaked from one of the damaged reactors, has been detected inside Unit 3 Reactor at the compromised Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. There's been no leakage to the outside of the building, TEPCO announced.

22.01.2014 08:04

Radiation at Fukushima well hits ‘record high’
A record high level of beta rays released from radioactive strontium-90 has been detected at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant beneath the No. 2 reactor's well facing the ocean, according to the facility’s operator.

18.01.2014 19:12

Fish testing at 124 times over radiation limit caught off Fukushima
Fish with deadly levels of radioactive cesium have been caught just off the coast of Fukushima prefecture, as scientists continue to assess the damage caused to the marine food chain by the 2011 nuclear disaster.

13.01.2014 22:10

Fukushima radiation reaches 8 times govt standards
Nuclear radiation at the boundaries of the stricken Fukushima power plant has now reached 8 times government safety guidelines, TEPCO has said. The firm has been struggling to contain radioactive leaks at Fukushima since the onset over the crisis in 2011.

11.01.2014 05:29

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