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Workers' radiation exposure halts U.S. nuke plant demolition

At least 42 workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state are being exposed to radiation as they tear down buildings that helped create the nation's nuclear arsenal.

Fukushima workers hospitalised with radiation poisoning

Two workers at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant have been rushed to hospital after being exposed to high levels of radiation as they worked to restore power to a stricken reactor.

Smoke ‘belching’ from No.3 reactor, Tokyo tap water contaminated

Tokyo - Tokyo’s tap water has seen a spike in radiation levels to more than twice the safe level recommended for infants, while TEPCO reports that gray smoke was “belching” from the No. 3 reactor building, increasing fears over the ongoing crisis.

Lights restored at Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant in Japan

Engineers at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant have successfully energized the reactors at the badly-damaged nuclear plant following a series of explosions that rocked the nuclear facility after it was hit by the 9.0 magnitude earthquake two weeks ago.

Thousands of Japanese nationals arriving in Philippines daily

Philippine immigration officials have noted an increasing number of Japanese nationals arriving at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) after a strong quake and tsunami flattened northeastern Japan, killing thousands of people over a week ago.

Rescuers find two more survivors from Japan's quake and tsunami

Nine days after the devastating 9.0 magnitude earthquake that triggered a giant tsunami in northeastern Japan, two survivors were rescued alive in the Japanese city of Ishinomaki Sunday.

Radioactive cloud from Japan headed for U.S. west coast

How dangerous is a radioactive cloud? Because of the nuclear crisis in Japan, Americans on the west coast may find out soon enough.

Japanese hospital patients exposed to radiation from Fukushima

Tokyo - A Japanese public broadcasting station reports three people randomly chosen from a hospital that's located near the damaged nuclear power plant Fukushima Daiichi have tested positive for exposure to radiation.

195 Ontario workers waiting for radiation test

The workers had been working on the Bruce Nuclear Power Plant, located in Ontario near Owen Sound. Testing to determine the levels of exposure is currently underway.
 

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A Greenpeace radiation expert checks contamination levels at the Minami Fukushima kindergarten
A Greenpeace radiation expert checks contamination levels at the Minami Fukushima kindergarten
Noriko Hayashi / Greenpeace

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