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Dumping of groundwater from Fukushima plant starts in May

The Japanese government and Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) announced plans on Friday to start dumping groundwater from the crippled Fukushima Daichii power plant into the ocean, beginning as early as May 1, 2014.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 2 comments

Poll: 80% of Japanese against restart of nuclear plants

Calling the plan to restart Japan's 48 nuclear plants "irresponsible," two former prime ministers and a nuclear power insider have responded to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's announcement, pointing out the Fukushima situation is still far from ideal.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 1 comment

Rains from typhoon Man-yi cause release of Fukushima rainwater

Strong rains from Typhoon Man-yi forced Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) to release tainted rainwater into the ocean yesterday. TEPCO say this is pooled rainwater and not leakage from nearby storage tanks housing contaminated water.
In the Media by Dawn Denmar - 1 comment

Japan prepares to end nuclear power generation

Japan stands on the threshold of being the first major economy to do without nuclear power. Today, Sunday, sees the start of a process of switching off Japan’s last working nuclear reactor.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Fukushima nuclear plant leaks pollute Pacific Ocean

Fukushima nuclear plant water leaks continue to contaminate most of the Pacific Ocean. The long-term impact of the radiation leak on Japan and its neighboring countries will continue for many years. Are Japanese leaders covering up this disaster?
In the Media by Eliot Elwar - 5 comments

Radioactive water leaking into the Pacific from Japan

Fukushima - On March 11, 2011, approximately 80 miles from the coast of Sendai, Japan, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake occurred underwater.
In the Media by Jay McClung - 2 comments

How a rat may have taken down Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant

Fukushima - It is estimated that in the United States there is one rat for every human. Rats have spread diseases such as Bubonic Plague and Typhus just to name a few. But is it really possible that a rat can take down a modern nuclear power plant?
In the Media by Duane Buell - 3 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

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

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

EPA audit exposes major problems in radiation monitoring system Special

A recently released report by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Inspector General's Office has revealed perilous failures in the operation of RadNet, the nationwide radiation monitoring network, in the midst of the Fukushima nuclear crisis.
Digital Journal Report by Elliott Freeman - 2 comments

Fukushima radiation now at up to 10 times lethal dose

Fukushima - On Tuesday this week, workers at Fukushima inserted a remote control endoscope probe into Reactor Two to assess damage. Tests came back with radiation levels far higher than expected.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 14 comments

Japan urges citizens to embrace energy-saving 'Warm Biz' campaign

Tokyo - Japan is encouraging its citizens to embrace the 'Warm Biz' campaign, which encourages people to keep warm this winter by layering in warm clothes, rather than turning up the thermostat.
In the Media by Andrew Reeves

Japan's Sendai airport reopens after tsunami devastation

Trade and commercial activities in the tsunami-hit Sendai City in Northeastern Japan will soon resume with the reopening of Sendai Airport Sunday.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Typhoon Roke hits Japan, on course to leaking nuclear power plant

Evacuations have been called into parts of southern Japan, as Typhoon Roke appears to be on course towards Fukushima's nuclear power plant. So far, more than a million people have been urged to leave.

Japan drafts bill to help compensate Fukushima nuclear disaster

Fukushima - Politicians in Japan have passed a bill to help Tokyo Electric Power pay billions of dollars in compensation to those hurt by the nuclear disaster in Fukushima.
In the Media by Alexandra Christopoulos

Workers enter Fukushima Nuclear power plant for first time

For the first time since the devastating earthquake and ensuing tsunami hit the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant in northeastern Japan, workers were able to enter one of the reactor buildings of the disabled plant.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

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.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 8 comments

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.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 1 comment

Reports: Japan’s radiation problem appears out of control

Tokyo - Latest reports from Japan reveal a country drowning in sorrow from last week’s devastating earthquake and tsunami, and it will now have to give undivided attention to a disaster of surging radiation levels at Fukushima’s Daiichi nuclear facility.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 10 comments

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The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.  Loss of co...
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The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. Loss of coolant accident followed with nuclear meltdowns and releases of radioactive materials
Map of radioactive water from Japan
Map of radioactive water from Japan
Greenpeace activists at an official Japanese radiation monitoring station in Fukushima city
Noriko Hayashi - Greenpeace Fukushima Monitoring
Greenpeace activists at an official Japanese radiation monitoring station in Fukushima city
Depiction of what ice wall would look like.
Depiction of what ice wall would look like.
Radiation monitor showing radiation at Minamisoma  Fukushima Prefecture  Japan. November 4  2011.
Radiation monitor showing radiation at Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. November 4, 2011.

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