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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.

B.C. prepares for an estimated 1.5 million tons of tsunami debris

Vancouver - Although no one knows exactly when or where it will land, officials with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in Victoria, BC know it's coming and they are expecting approximately 1.5 million tons of it.

Town in Japan fights to save the only tree left after tsunami

Morioka - The town of Rikuzentakata in Japan started a Facebook campaign to save the only tree left standing after the tsunami that hit the coast of the country in March 2011.

Toxic Japan tsunami debris poses U.S. coastal threat

Toxic substances from the March 2011 tsunami that roared across Japan are reaching U.S. states along the West Coast, and contamination is a risk, scientists said Monday.

Tsunami soccer ball from Japan hits Alaskan shore, owner found

If soccer balls could talk this one would tell a story about floating and floating and then floating. It is from a school in Japan and was swept out to sea in last year's Tsunami and, after a year of floating, it has turned up on an Alaskan shore.

First Japan tsunami monument has QR code video and advice

Stone memorial built on city land in pine grove at beach of town hit by tsunami. First of 500 coastal monuments includes engraved advice in English.

Japan tsunami before-after photos posted on Google Street View

Google publishes street-level photos of 82 cities and villages in northern Japan devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Users can compare before-and-after images of the area.

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.

Lady Gaga sued over Japan earthquake relief bracelet alleged scam

Detroit - Lady Gaga finds herself in another controversy with the recent filing of a lawsuit that alleges Gaga improperly profited from the sale of her "We Pray for Japan" wristbands which were sold to raise money for Japanese earthquake and tsunami relief efforts.

Japan Prime Minister orders shutdown of Hamaoka nuclear plant

Tokyo - Eight weeks after the deadly 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Japan caused a meltdown at the Daiichi nuclear plant, Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Friday ordered a shutdown of the Hamaoka nuclear plant due to its location near a risky tectonic faultline.

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.

Fukushima radiation leaks understated, troops search for missing

Tokyo - As Japanese government troops begin searching for missing persons, released information indicates radioactive material leaking into the air from the Daiichi nuclear facility in early April was far greater than what had previously been estimated.

Japan rocked anew by 7.1 magnitude earthquake

Exactly one month after the 9.0 magnitude earthquake flattened a wide area in northeastern Japan, a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck anew with its epicenter located near the shattered Fukushima Nuclear Power plant Monday.

Japan has ‘another burden,’ now dumps radioactive water in ocean

Tokyo - Japanese officials on Monday began dumping massive amounts of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean in order to create space for additional highly radioactively contaminated water, an act the Daiichi nuclear plant operator calls “another burden.”

Dog rescued 21 days after being taken out to sea by Japan tsunami

Kesennuma - A dog has been found alive floating on the roof of a house swept out to sea three weeks ago, when the tsunami hit Japan's east coast.

Nuclear crisis in Japan now on ‘maximum alert’

Tokyo - Japan’s ongoing nuclear disaster has led the government to issue a “maximum alert” warning. Authorities continue efforts to regain control of the faltering reactor facility.
 

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NASA image of tsunami debris in Pacific Ocean in April 2012.
NASA image of tsunami debris in Pacific Ocean in April 2012.
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Tsunami in Japan.
Tsunami in Japan.
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Map of radioactive water from Japan
Map of radioactive water from Japan
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Tsunami Memory Stone  Kamaishi  Iwate Prefecture.
Tsunami Memory Stone, Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture.
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Tsunami Memory Stone  Kamaishi  Iwate Prefecture.
Tsunami Memory Stone, Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture.
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After-effects of Japan s tsunami.
After-effects of Japan's tsunami.
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Tsunami Memory Stone  Kamaishi  Iwate Prefecture.
Tsunami Memory Stone, Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture.
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Scene showing the conveyer belt.
From YouTube video  courtesy of FNN Local.
Scene showing the conveyer belt. From YouTube video, courtesy of FNN Local.
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Tsunami Memory Stone  Kamaishi  Iwate Prefecture.
Tsunami Memory Stone, Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture.
Osamu Yamasaki
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Debris from the 2011 Japan tsunami floats along the Pacific Ocean.
Debris from the 2011 Japan tsunami floats along the Pacific Ocean.
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