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Earthquake in Japan

Japan starts cleaning radioactive groundwater at Fukushima before dumping into ocean
TEPCO launched a contaminated water management system at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, which will pump groundwater into tanks before it passes through the premises of the plant. After checking the water’s quality it will be dumped into the ocean.

09.04.2014 15:53

Japanese official suspended for telling tsunami victims to ‘drop dead’
A senior Japanese bureaucrat has been suspended for making derogatory remarks about victims of the 2011 tsunami. In his blog, Hisanori Goto called inhabitants of the disaster-hit towns "old coots and hags”.

26.09.2013 19:18

Almost third more US West Coast newborns may face thyroid problems after Fukushima nuclear disaster
Researchers have discovered that the Fukushima nuclear disaster has had far-reaching health effects more drastic than previously thought: young children born on the US West Coast are 28 percent more likely to develop congenital hyperthyroidism.

03.04.2013 18:55

Japan may shutter world’s largest nuclear plant over earthquake threat
The world’s largest nuclear power plant may be forced to shut down under stricter rules proposed by Japan’s new nuclear watchdog. The measures are intended to safeguard against future natural disasters following the 2011 tsunami.

25.01.2013 20:02

Waves of anger: Japan tsunami victim aid spent on whalers, officials and fighter pilots
A quarter of Japan’s tsunami relief fund has been spent on unrelated projects, including renovating a government office and subsiding whaling. The revelations have ignited outcry as more than 320,000 tsunami victims remain displaced.

31.10.2012 20:20

Getting ready for the Big One: Japan chooses disaster-alternative capital
The Japanese government is considering unparalleled counter-measures to withstand the inevitable earthquakes and tsunamis awaiting Japan in the future. Experts propose preparation of emergency government offices in the country’s five major cities.

15.07.2012 14:20

Fukushima fault: ‘Man-made disaster' could have been prevented
The disaster at the Fukushima power plant may have been triggered by a tsunami, but it was human error that made it into one of the worst-ever nuclear accidents in human history, a Japanese Parliamentary panel says.

05.07.2012 09:57

Japanese seafarer-dock in Oregon a new tourist attraction (PHOTOS)
A seafaring Japanese dock carried to the shores of Oregon, on the West coast of the USA, after it was sent floating by last year’s devastating tsunami, has been drawing thousands of people in recent days.

14.06.2012 16:59

Wish it away: US government ignores archipelago of Japanese debris heading its way
The United States is awaiting the arrival of a blot of debris three times its own size from Japan. But despite new objects washing up daily on the West Coast, Washington is hoping the problem will literally just disappear.

08.06.2012 19:24