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Fukushima: TEPCO admits link between nuclear disaster and suicide

Fukushima - TEPCO, who managed Fukushima nuclear plant, which was severely damaged by the tsunami which struck Japan’s east coast on March 11 2011, has acknowledged for the first time a link between the Fukushima nuclear disaster and the suicide of a local farmer.

Nuclear experts: Fukushima crisis may become 'global catastrophe'

A nuclear watchdog official told RT News that the ongoing crisis at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan could become a "global catastrophe", echoing warnings from other experts.

Concrete in new Fukushima condos causing radiation contamination

Tokyo - Japan’s government is conducting an investigation over the distribution of concrete made from crushed stones, sold to more than 200 companies, and used in new condo construction which may contain radioactivity from the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Greenpeace warns that Fukushima City schools are still dangerous

Greenpeace is warning that the schools in Fukushima City are contaminated with radiation as children prepare to return to class this week.

Japan nuclear plant evacuees demand compensation

Tokyo - Japan citizens are becoming increasingly frustrated by the handling of the nuclear crises at Fukushima that has forced them out of their homes and into evacuation centers were they wait for compensation payments to begin from the government and TEPCO.

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.

Daiichi nuclear plant may have been breached

Tokyo - The Japanese government announced on Friday there is a suspected breach at the Daiichi nuclear facility near Fukushima, with radioactive contamination now feared to be more serious than previously reported.

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.

US Navy helicopter crews contaminated after exposure to radiation

Tokyo - A report from the US Navy says that 17 helicopter crewmembers have been exposed to low-level radiation contamination while assisting with humanitarian efforts in the aftermath of the deadly earthquake and tsunami that ravaged Japan.

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