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300 Tons Of 'Highly Radioactive' Water Leaks From Fukushima

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 10.20.2013 | World

TOKYO — The operator of Japan's tsunami-crippled nuclear power plant said Tuesday that about 300 tons (300,000 liters, 80,000 gallons) of highly...

President Obama's Climate Action Plan: Not Even Close

Tom Weis | Posted 10.13.2013 | Green
Tom Weis

The president opened his speech with a poetic tribute to the Apollo program, a generational mission championed by President John F. Kennedy more than half a century ago. But no comparison can be made between Kennedy's bold vision and Obama's timid plan.

Japanese Gov't To Help Stop Fukushima's Radioactive Water Leaks

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 10.07.2013 | World

TOKYO — The government said it will step in and take "firm measures" to combat leaks of radioactive water at Japan's crippled nuclear power plan...

Fukushima's Radioactive Water May Overflow Into Sea

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 10.06.2013 | World

TOKYO — The operator of Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant is struggling to stop contaminated underground water from leaking into the...

TEPCO Delayed Informing Public Of Fukushima Leak

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 07.26.2013 | World

TOKYO -- The operator of Japan's crippled nuclear plant said Friday that it delayed acknowledging that the plant was leaking contaminated water into t...

2,000 Fukushima Workers At Risk Of Thyroid Cancer

Agence France Presse | Hiroshi Hiyama | Posted 09.18.2013 | World

Around 2,000 people who have worked at Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant face a heightened risk of thyroid cancer, its operator said Friday.Toky...

Situation In Fukishima Takes Turn For The Worst

Reuters | Posted 09.08.2013 | World

By Kentaro Hamada and Antoni Slodkowski TOKYO, July 9 (Reuters) - Japan may restart several reactors shut down by the Fukushima nuclea...

Fukushima Replaces Leaky Radioactive Tank With Another Leaky Radioactive Tank

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 06.06.2013 | World

TOKYO -- Workers at a crippled Japanese nuclear plant are investigating why highly radioactive water leaked from a new storage tank, amid concerns tha...

Radioactive Water At Fukushima Kept In Plastic & Felt Tanks

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 04.09.2013 | World

TOKYO -- The operator of Japan's crippled nuclear power plant said Tuesday that it had detected a fresh leak of radioactive water from one of the faci...

Utility Company Takes Blame For Fukushima Meltdown

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.29.2013 | World

TOKYO — The utility that operates Japan's crippled atomic plant said Friday that it deserves most of the blame for the country's nuclear crisis,...

LOOK: Abandoned Nuclear Town In Japan Added To Google Street View

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 03.28.2013 | Technology

It has already brought us up some of the world's tallest mountains, inside the Grand Canyon and underwater to the Great Barrier Reef. Now, Google Stre...

A Lasting Legacy of the Fukushima Rescue Mission, Part 4: Living With the Aftermath

Roger Witherspoon | Posted 05.18.2013 | World
Roger Witherspoon

"He kept saying 'Not my boots, too. My wife just bought them for me.' But they made him take them off anyway, and he was just there, naked. Then they made him scrub," recalled Maurice Enis, navigator of the USS Ronald Reagan, one of the Navy's newest aircraft carriers.

Aaron Sankin

SHOCK: Radiation Found In California Fish | Aaron Sankin | Posted 02.23.2013 | San Francisco

Nearly two years after a powerful earthquake triggered a leak at Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, the effects of that disaster are still bein...

Fukushima Survivors To Sue Japanese Gov't

Agence France Presse | | Posted 04.10.2013 | World

People whose homes or farms were hit by radiation from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant will file class-action lawsuits next month to seek damages...

Utility Company Releases Nuclear Disaster Videos

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 10.06.2012 | World

TOKYO — The command center at Japan's stricken nuclear plant shook violently when hydrogen exploded at one reactor, and the plant chief shouted,...

Nuclear Disaster Was Man-Made Crisis

Reuters | Posted 09.03.2012 | World

By Risa Maeda and Linda Sieg TOKYO, July 5 (Reuters) - Japan's Fukushima nuclear crisis was a preventable disaster result...

Flaws Worsened Japan's Nuclear Crisis

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 06.20.2012 | World

TOKYO -- The operator of the Japanese nuclear plant devastated by last year's tsunami issued a final report on the disaster Wednesday, outlining organ...

Farmers Pray For Radiation-Free Rice

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 07.28.2012 | World

FUKUSHIMA, Japan -- Last year's crop sits in storage, deemed unsafe to eat, but Toraaki Ogata is back at his rice paddies, driving his tractor trailin...

Japan Unlikely To Exit Nuclear Power

Reuters | Posted 07.24.2012 | World

By Linda Sieg TOKYO, May 25 (Reuters) - Japan is leaning toward a policy of halving nuclear power's share of electricity ...

Tom Zeller Jr.

Debate Heats Up Over Radiation Filters For Nuke Plants | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 05.16.2012 | Green

In a letter sent Tuesday to Gregory B. Jaczko, chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, representatives of the nuclear power industry argued tha...

Two Meltdowns: Fukushima and the US Economy

Bob Burnett | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics
Bob Burnett

The United States is not facing a nuclear crisis, but we are struggling with an economic crisis. The meltdown at Fukushima helps clarify our own meltdown.

RESTART THE REACTORS: Japan Sets New Guidelines For Nuclear Power Plants

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 06.06.2012 | World

TOKYO — Japan announced new guidelines Friday for how its nuclear power plants try to prevent disasters like last year's meltdowns, as the gover...

New Report Says Fukushima Reactor Worse Than Previously Thought

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.27.2012 | World

TOKYO — One of Japan's crippled nuclear reactors still has fatally high radiation levels and hardly any water to cool it, according to an intern...

Why Did the 2011 Japan Tsunami Kill So Many People?

Bruce Parker | Posted 05.11.2012 | Science
Bruce Parker

With so little time to try to escape, tsunami preparedness becomes the most important thing in saving lives. Unfortunately, the response of many Japanese to that warning was inadequate due to their lack of tsunami preparedness training.

How To Survive A Nuclear Meltdown

Posted 03.11.2012 | World

You're riding your bike to a Cub Scout meeting. Or maybe Dad is cooking hot dogs out for a picnic. And then suddenly, BOOM, it's a nuclear nightma...