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Fukushima radiation linked to Japanese monkeys’ blood count

Fukushima - A new report suggests that Japanese monkeys have suffered health issues likely attributable to the Fukushima nuclear disaster of 2011.
In the Media by Tim Sandle

Japan nuclear watchdog says two reactors safe to switch back on

Tokyo - Japan's nuclear watchdog said Wednesday that two atomic reactors were safe enough to switch back on, marking a big step towards restarting the country's nuclear plants which were shuttered after the Fukushima crisis.
In the Media by Kyoko Hasegawa (AFP)

Fukushima manga makes it big

Tokyo - Like many of the thousands of men who have worked at Fukushima nuclear power plant over the past three years, Kazuto Tatsuta was driven by a sense of mission. He wrote his story through the words of popular Japanese media manga and it has become a hit.
In the Media by Ryan Hite - 3 comments

Semiconductor facility starts growing lettuce – in Fukushima

Fukushima - IT giant Fujitsu, which runs a semiconductor factory in northern Japan, is experimenting with ways to create fresher, crispier lettuce.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Japan accused of 'cover-up' in radiation level reports

People in Japan's Fukushima prefecture have been demanding government transparency in reporting radiation data for some time now, and the information has been slow in coming, especially with officials wanting residents to move back to the affected area.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 3 comments

Fukushima water decontamination system down again

Tokyo - The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said Tuesday it had shut down a key decontamination system used to clean radiation-tainted water, just hours after it came back online.Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) switched off its Advanced Liqui...
In the Media by AFP

Fukushima operator restarts water decontamination system

Tokyo - The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said Monday it has switched on a key decontamination system that cleans radiation-tainted water used to cool the site's damaged reactors.Last week, Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) said it had discov...
In the Media by AFP

Radioactive Fukushima waters detected by Canada's coastlines

Radioactive cesium isotopes have been detected in the waters off the coast of Vancouver, British Columbia, although the levels detected are said to be below the permissible limits for drinking water.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Thousands sue nuclear giants over Japan Fukushima disaster

Tokyo - A class action lawsuit against nuclear suppliers General Electric, Toshiba and Hitachi has ballooned to more than 4,000 claimants who are seeking damages over the Fukushima atomic disaster, the lead lawyer said Wednesday.The claimants, hailing from Jap...
In the Media by AFP

Japan marks 3rd anniversary of quake-tsunami disaster

Tokyo - Japan on Tuesday marks the third anniversary of the quake-tsunami disaster which swept away 18,000 victims, destroyed coastal communities, and sparked a nuclear emergency that forced a re-think on atomic power.Remembrance ceremonies will be held in tow...
In the Media by AFP

Japan marks 3rd anniversary of quake-tsunami disaster

Tokyo - Japan on Tuesday marks the third anniversary of the quake-tsunami disaster which swept away 18,000 victims, destroyed coastal communities, and sparked a nuclear emergency that forced a re-think on atomic power.Remembrance ceremonies will be held in tow...
In the Media by AFP

Fukushima still a grim time capsule three years after disaster

Fukushima - In complete darkness, a group of men tried everything they could to save the Fukushima nuclear plant from catastrophe.
In the Media by Karyn Poupee (AFP)

Japanese film 'Homeland' tiptoes into Fukushima nuclear debate

A Japanese farming family is forced from their home by the Fukushima nuclear disaster, living in cramped temporary housing under stress as they wait for permission to return to land work...
In the Media by Ruairidh Villar and Elaine Lies (Reuters) - 1 comment

New highly radioactive leak at Fukushima

Fukushima - Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has admitted that another leak was discovered last Wednesday. The leak is estimated at 100 metric tons of highly radioactive material. It is the worst admitted leak since last August.
In the Media by Justin King - 4 comments

Japanese homeless recruited for Fukushima cleanup

Sendai - Japanese private labor contractors are recruiting homeless people from around the nation to perform cleanup work around the Fukushima nuclear power plant destroyed by a March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and followed by a partial meltdown.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 6 comments

Scary removal of Fukishima fuel rods begins

Tokyo - Pressure to complete the unprecedented work is rising because of fears a new major earthquake could decimate Japan and threaten the U.S. West Coast .
In the Media by Robert Weller - 2 comments

Satirical French 2020 Olympic cartoons spark outrage in Japan

Tokyo - The Japanese government is not amused, as two cartoons appear in a French newspaper — one depicting sumo wrestlers with additional limbs and the other set in front of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant — and both related to the 2020 Toyko Olympics.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Fukushima chief dies of cancer

Fukushima - The nuclear engineer in charge at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi power plant during the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl has died of cancer at the age of 58.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by Jerry Nelson - 6 comments

Op-Ed: Shocking raise in nuclear radiation 'safety levels' announced

Washington - Shocking is not only that the White House is significantly raising so-termed 'safety levels' for nuclear radiation in drinking water and soil, but also that mainstream media are all too quiet about this assault on people's health.
In the Media by R. C. Camphausen - 7 comments

Record levels of radiation in greenling fish found near Fukushima

Fukushima - Two years after the nuclear disaster, TEPCO has found a greenling fish in the waters near the crippled Fukushima plant, with a record quantity of radioactive cesium - 7,400 times the country's limit for safe human consumption.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 13 comments

Unseen dangers from the Japanese tsunami may linger for decades

The debris from the tsunami which struck eastern Japan two years ago today could still be washing up on the western seaboard of Canada and the United States decades from now with, as yet, unknown consequences for marine life.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 12 comments

1000's protest nuclear energy in Tokyo on Fukushima anniversary

Tokyo - In the run up to the second anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that caused the disaster at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, tens of thousands have taken to the streets of Tokyo in protest against nuclear power.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 9 comments

Fukushima two years on — The plight of 300,000 displaced Japanese

Monday March 11 is the second anniversary of the tsunami which inundated Japan’s eastern seaboard causing an estimated 16,000 deaths and the Fukushima nuclear disaster, a legacy that will last for generations.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 6 comments

Nuclear power opponents host vigil for Fukushima at N.Y. facility

Buchanan - Opponents of nuclear power have planned a vigil in Westchester County, N.Y. this weekend, to coincide with the anniversary of the Fukushima disaster.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 8 comments

China resumes construction of biggest nuclear power plant

Construction work on China's biggest nuclear plant has resumed again after the country's ban on new nuclear power stations, following Japan's Fukushima disaster, was lifted.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 1 comment

7.3-magnitude quake hits Japan, 1-meter tsunami recorded

A meter-high tsunami hit Japan's Miyagi prefecture, where the Fukushima nuclear plant is located, following a 7.3-magnitude quake. No damage has been reported and radiation levels are stable.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 8 comments

Greenpeace says Fukushima radiation monitoring seriously flawed

Fukushima - International environmental campaigning organisation Greenpeace claims that Japanese government radiation monitoring stations in the city of Fukushima are seriously underestimating residual radiation levels and public health risks in and around Fukushima.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 8 comments

Japan drops nuclear power, turns to green energy instead

After intense public pressure following last year's Fukushima disaster, the Japanese government announced Friday plans to phase out nuclear power over the next 30 years.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 5 comments

Fukushima fallout causes mutant butterflies

Scientists say exposure to radioactive material following the nuclear disaster at Fukushima, Japan, has resulted in severe mutations in butterflies and fear it could just be the beginning.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 4 comments
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French newspaper Le Canard Enchaine published two satirical cartoons depicting the Fukushima disaster as related to 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
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Children in Fukushima, Japan have abnormally large thyroid growths.
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Evacuees from Fukushima prefecture in gym in Hitachi City, Ibaraki prefecture.
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Members of the media and Tokyo Electric Power Co. employees wearing protective suits and masks walk down the steps inside the No. 4 reactor building at the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant (November 7, 2013)
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Damage at Fukushima's Daiichi
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Clock at Nobiru, Japan train station stopped at the moment tsunami washed debris into the station building and destroyed tracks March 11, 2011.
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Fukushima's Daiichi nuclear facility
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Greenpeace activists at an official Japanese radiation monitoring station in Fukushima city
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Reactor units 3 and 4 at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami Date: 2011-03-16
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French newspaper Le Canard Enchaine published two satirical cartoons depicting the Fukushima disaste...
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French newspaper Le Canard Enchaine published two satirical cartoons depicting the Fukushima disaster as related to 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
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A Greenpeace radiation expert checks contamination levels at the Minami Fukushima kindergarten
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A Greenpeace radiation expert checks contamination levels at the Minami Fukushima kindergarten
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Fukushima debris washed up on Montague Island, Alaska
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Imperial Palace, Tokyo, Japan
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Sign at convenience store in Tokyo offers apologies for reduced lighting; low stocks of some items.
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Bluefin tuna tested for cesium levels from Fukushima.
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Bluefin tuna tested for cesium levels from Fukushima.
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