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Trident nuclear subs 'accident waiting to happen' — Whistleblower

The HMS Victorious, a Trident nuclear-armed submarine is insecure and unsafe, with a huge list of frightening equipment failures, says a man who's now a whistleblower on the run from military police.

The Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster isn't over yet

The Chernobyl nuclear power plant sits in a 1,000-square-mile fenced-off no-mans land near the city of Pripyat, Ukraine. It's a graveyard of unmarked burial sites for machinery used in the cleanup and spent fuel from other nuclear power plants in Russia.

Fukushima hero dies of cancer

Fukushima - The former Fukushima supervisor of damage assessment of the tsunami-devastated nuclear reactor has died of cancer. His decision not to follow a corporate order prevented Chernobyl-like explosions of overheated Fukushima reactors.

Workers forced to fake radiation readings by Fukushima contractor

Fukushima - According to a leaked tape of an internal meeting, a company charged with decontaminating the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, forced workers to lower their radiation readings.

Radioactive cars being sold in Japan

Tokyo - News reports from Japan have revealed that car dealers in the country are selling automobiles that were contaminated by radiation following the Japanese earthquake and tsunami that resulted in a series of meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

Fukushima’s nuclear meltdown puts forest industry near collapse

Tokyo - High levels of radiation, planned evacuations and no-entry zones as a result of the meltdown at Fukushima’s Daiichi nuclear facility have combined to place the prefecture’s forest industry in danger of collapse.

Germany implements ‘historic’ nuclear energy phaseout by 2022

Berlin - In the wake of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear meltdown, the German government has reversed its energy policy and will gradually wean itself from its nuclear energy program, shutting down its reactors by 2022.

Daiichi radioactive water levels see sharp rise, storm approaches

Tokyo - Conditions at Fukushima’s Daiichi nuclear facility are deteriorating, with a sudden rise in the contaminated water level in tunnels at No.1 reactor, a halt to the cooling system at No.5 reactor, and fear of radiation spreading by an approaching storm.

Japan coast marine radioactive contamination 'worse than thought'

Tokyo - New data shows the melted-down and still-leaking Daiichi nuclear plant near Fukushima is causing radioactive contamination in seaweed 50 times above safe limits, contamination has spread over a large area and is not dispersing as officials have asserted.

High radiation beyond Japan exclusion zone, 70,000 urged to leave

Tokyo - A French nuclear watchdog group is urging 70,000 people, including almost 10,000 children, in an area beyond the 20-kilometer exclusion zone northwest of Fukushima’s Daiichi nuclear plant, to evacuate because of dangerous levels of radiation.

Japan raises nuclear crises to highest level, equals Chernobyl

Tokyo - Japan's Nuclear Safety Commission has raised the severity level of the crises at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi power plant to the highest rating on the international scale. The event is now rated as a Level 7, which equals the disaster at Chernobyl.

Tainted catch forces halt to fishing in Ibaraki prefecture

Tokyo - Japan's fifth-largest seafood producer, Ibaraki prefecture, has halted fishing operations after tainted fish were discovered south of the catastrophic Daiichi nuclear facility near Fukushima, where radioactive water is being dumped into the Pacific Ocean.

Radioactivity in ocean up 7.5 million times near Japan reactor

Tokyo - New readings taken from the Pacific Ocean near the Japan's Daiichi nuclear plant show radioactive iodine-131 readings are 7.5 million times the legal limit, with growing criticism from the international community over the Japanese government's actions.

Aflac fires actor Gilbert Gottfried over tasteless tsunami tweets

Comedian Gilbert Gottfried, well known for his high pitched duck-like voice-overs for the insurance firm Aflac, has been fired by the company after posting a slew of tasteless Japanese earthquake jokes and tsunami comments on his Twitter account.

Japan's No. 3 nuclear reactor building explodes

Tokyo - The Japanese government confirmed an explosion occurred at the facility housing Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s (TEPCO) No. 3 nuclear reactor in the Fukushima prefecture late Monday morning.

Lady Gaga designs Japanese prayer bracelet for earthquake relief

Lady Gaga has become one of the first celebrities to come out with a fund-raising project to offer some help to Japan's earthquake and tsunami victims. The pop star has designed a bracelet with all proceeds going to the relief effort and recovery funds.

Fukushima power plant explodes, 4 workers injured

Tokyo - White smoke was seen at Tokyo Electric Power's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant following an explosion heard on Saturday. This is one of the two power plants that were placed under a state of emergency by the Japanese government.
 

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French newspaper Le Canard Enchaine published two satirical cartoons depicting the Fukushima disaste...
French newspaper Le Canard Enchaine published two satirical cartoons depicting the Fukushima disaster as related to 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
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French newspaper Le Canard Enchaine published two satirical cartoons depicting the Fukushima disaste...
French newspaper Le Canard Enchaine published two satirical cartoons depicting the Fukushima disaster as related to 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
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Simi Valley California was the site of the worst nuclear disaster in U.S. history in 1959. The amoun...
Simi Valley California was the site of the worst nuclear disaster in U.S. history in 1959. The amounts of radiation leaked into the environment and atmosphere were more than 240 times that of the accident at 3-Mile Island.
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One of the sights on the  whistle tour  of Fukushima.
One of the sights on the "whistle tour" of Fukushima.
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A panorama view of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant  June 2013. The in-progress NSC construction ar...
A panorama view of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, June 2013. The in-progress NSC construction area is the arch on the left-hand side.
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French newspaper Le Canard Enchaine published two satirical cartoons depicting the Fukushima disaste...
French newspaper Le Canard Enchaine published two satirical cartoons depicting the Fukushima disaster as related to 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
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