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Fukushima nuclear disaster

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

Robot detects locations of radioactive leaks at crippled Fukushima nuclear plant
For the first time, a remote-controlled robot has detected the exact spot of radioactive water leaks from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant’s Reactor 1, local media reported.

14.11.2013 16:41

Clean-up doubts: Many Fukushima evacuees may never return home
Many of the people who were forced to evacuate after the 2011 triple meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant may never return, Japanese lawmakers admitted, overturning initial optimistic government pledges.

13.11.2013 13:42

Japan plans to borrow $30 billion for Fukushima cleanup – report
Japan’s government is allegedly finalizing plans to borrow some $30 billion for the cumbersome cleanup of the Fukushima nuclear power plant and the surrounding region, as well as compensating evacuees, Reuters reports citing sources.

12.11.2013 11:16

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