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Robots designed to survey damage to Fukushima reactor fail

Tokyo - The robots sent so far to investigate the reactive zone at the Fukushima nuclear facility are simply not up to the task. The head of Tokyo Electric Power Company's (TEPCO) decommissioning admitted that the company needed to be more creative.

TEPCO now under Japan state control in 1 trillion yen bailout

Tokyo - The Japanese company that operated Fukushima received a trillion Yen ($12.8 billion) bailout today, effectively putting the company under government control.

Op-Ed: Ann Coulter’s blonde, 'glowing' and in the dark moment

Washington - Ann Coulter, the US authority on inanity, states the people near the Daiichi nuclear plant have nothing to worry about, and because of their exposure to high levels of radiation, according to her, are “much less likely” to be inflicted with cancer.

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.

TEPCO officials: Radiation spike report a mistake

Tokyo - Officials from Japan's Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) issued an apology on Sunday for releasing a report stating that the radiation readings taken from puddles found within the facility's No. 2 reactor was 10 million times higher than normal.

Daiichi operator missed safety checks for 10 years

Tokyo - New documents centered on the crippled Daiichi nuclear plant near Fukushima reveal technicians repeatedly ignored mandatory safety checks over a 10-year time frame including up to two weeks before the March 11 disaster began.

Contaminated food latest woes as Japan’s radiation spreads

Tokyo - Japanese officials have announced that radiation contamination has entered its food chain, with reports of milk and lettuce in the region of the troubled Daiichi nuclear facility near Fukushima exceeding levels allowed by the government.

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.
 

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