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Fukushima nuclear disaster

Revealed: TEPCO hid dangerous Fukushima radiation levels for months
Japan’s Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) is again in the midst of controversy for failing to timely report on record radiation levels at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. It is now blasted for holding back strontium measurements since September.

13.02.2014 13:25

Two quakes strike near Fukushima
Two magnitude-5 earthquakes struck off the coast of Japan’s Fukushima prefecture, the site of the 2011 tsunami and earthquake that killed more than 18,000 people and sparked the world’s worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.

08.02.2014 08:11

​Fukushima radiation levels underestimated by five times - TEPCO
TEPCO has revised the readings on the radioactivity levels at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant well to 5 million becquerels of strontium per liter – both a record, and nearly five times higher than the original reading of 900,000 becquerels per liter.

08.02.2014 04:54

TEPCO fears 3-cm hole in Fukushima reactor No.2
The suppression pool of the Fukushima Daiichi Unit No. 2 reactor may have a 3-centimeter hole in it, through which the highly radioactive water might be leaking out, the plant operator said.

30.01.2014 18:36

Hundreds file lawsuit against makers of Fukushima nuclear plant
About 1,400 people have filed a joint lawsuit against three companies that manufactured Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, saying they should be financially liable for damage caused by its 2011 meltdowns.

30.01.2014 11:54

​Fukushima ice wall: TEPCO drills freeze wells to stop contaminated groundwater
The operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant is erecting an underground wall of frozen soil, which would hopefully stop radioactive water from running into the sea. However, doubts remain over whether it will fix the leak problem.

29.01.2014 07:35

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