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PHOTOS: Fukushima Daiichi Disaster Decimates Town

Posted 12.12.2011 | World

Nine months after the devastating earthquake and tsunami that ravaged Japan, life has not returned to normal for residents who lived near the power pl...

More Radioactive Leaks From Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant

New York Times | HIROKO TABUCHI and MARTIN FACKLER | Posted 12.04.2011 | World

At least 45 tons of highly radioactive water has leaked from a purification facility at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, and some of it ma...

Japan Nuclear Reactor Debris Seeped Deeper

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 01.30.2012 | World

TOKYO — Radioactive debris from melted fuel rods may have seeped deeper into the floor of a Japan's tsunami-hit nuclear reactor than previously ...

Head Of Japanese Nuclear Power Plant To Step Down

Posted 11.28.2011 | World

On Monday, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) announced that Masao Yoshida, head of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, has been hospitalized and...

PHOTOS: Inside Fukushima

Posted 01.16.2012 | Green

On Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, media were granted access into Japan's tsunami-devastated nuclear power plant, Fukushima Dai-chi. What they saw was a stri...

Is Nuclear Energy a Fuel with a Future?

Andy Mannle | Posted 12.28.2011 | Green
Andy Mannle

Without a major breakthrough, it seems safe to say nuclear will never be cheaper than coal or natural gas; nor will it be as safe, clean, and attractive to consumers and investors as renewables.

Radiation Levels From Japan Nuclear Disaster Higher Than Estimated

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 07.29.2013 | World

NEW YORK -- The Fukushima nuclear disaster released twice as much of a radioactive substance into the atmosphere as Japanese authorities estimated, re...

Officials Find Small Radiation Hotspot In Tokyo

AP | Posted 12.12.2011 | Green

TOKYO — Japanese officials have found a small area in Tokyo with higher levels of radiation than evacuation zones around the Fukushima nuclear p...

PHOTOS: Hula Dancers Reopen Popular Hawaiian-Themed Spa Near Fukushima

Posted 12.03.2011 | Travel

In a sartorial departure from the Hazmat suits, a group of Japanese Hula dancers dawned grass skirts and headdresses over the weekend to preside over ...

Japan Farmer: 'It's My Responsibility' To Stay In Nuclear Zone

AP | ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 10.31.2011 | World

TOMIOKA, Japan — Vines creep across Tomioka's empty streets, its prim gardens overgrown with waist-high weeds and meadow flowers. Dead cows rot ...

Watch: Did Japan Ignore Own Radiation Forecast?

Posted 10.09.2011 | World

The Japanese government is reeling from new allegations that it suppressed information during the meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear power plant. I...

Japan Withheld Information About Nuclear Disaster From Evacuees

The New York Times | NORIMITSU ONISHI and MARTIN FACKLER | Posted 10.08.2011 | World

FUKUSHIMA, Japan -- The day after a giant tsunami set off the continuing disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, thousands of residents at th...

Too Few Nuclear Accidents

Gernot Wagner | Posted 09.13.2011 | Green
Gernot Wagner

I live in New York City, or in other words, I live within 40 miles of the Indian Point nuclear plant. Let's just say that having a 50-year-old reactor...

Seniors Volunteer Their Help At Japan's Daiichi Nuclear Plant | KEN BELSON | Posted 08.30.2011 | Impact

TOKYO -- By any measure, the thousands of people toiling to cool the crippled nuclear reactors in Fukushima are engaged in jobs that the Japanese cons...

Report From Tokyo: Living With Radiation

David Wagner | Posted 08.29.2011 | World
David Wagner

In Tokyo, we continue to face not only the threat of a sudden spike in radiation due to the unstable nature of the Fukushima plant, but also the constant issue of food contamination.

Children Near Japan's Crippled Plant To Receive Radiation Meters

AP | By ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 08.28.2011 | World

TOKYO -- Radiation meters will be distributed to about 34,000 children living in the largest city near the tsunami-damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear ...

Japan Nuclear Plant A 'Ticking Time Bomb,' Says Physicist

Posted 08.22.2011 | World

Though global fears about radiation emissions from the heavily damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility have calmed in the weeks since Japan's...

Japan Plant Clean-Up Suspended Due To Rising Radiation Levels

Reuters | Posted 08.17.2011 | World

TOKYO, Jun 18 (Reuters) - The operator of Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant, said on Saturday it had suspended an operation to clean ...

25 Years After Chernobyl, Russia and Belarus Still Don't Get It

Rep. Dan Burton | Posted 08.13.2011 | World
Rep. Dan Burton

In the memory of all those who suffered in the Chernobyl accident 25 years ago, Russia and Belarus must be made to understand: the world is watching.

Report From Tokyo: The Spread of Radioactivity

David Wagner | Posted 08.07.2011 | World
David Wagner

The greatest concern for people living anywhere near the Daiichi Fukushima nuclear plant these days is the spread of radioactivity emanating from the facility. In recent days, several reports paint a dire picture of what is happening in Japan.

America's Nuclear Spent-Fuel Time Bombs

Robert Alvarez | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics
Robert Alvarez

The nuclear industry often claims that all the spent nuclear fuel in the U.S. would cover a football field ten feet deep. There's a bit of problem with this assertion.

Canada's Port Hope Feels Fukushima's Heat

Posted 08.02.2011 | World

(Reuters) - The lakeside town of Port Hope, Ontario, encompasses both the promise and the dark side of the nuclear industry, booming with the sect...

Japan Prime Minister Says He Will Consider Resigning

AP | ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 08.01.2011 | World

TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Naoto Kan, facing a no-confidence vote in parliament, said Thursday he will consider resigning once Japan's efforts to r...

A Look Inside Japan's Nuclear Dependency Culture

The New York Times | MARTIN FACKLER and NORIMITSU ONISHI | Posted 07.30.2011 | World

KASHIMA, Japan -- When the Shimane nuclear plant was first proposed here more than 40 years ago, this rural port town put up such fierce resistance th...

Frightening New Details Emerge As Japan's Nuclear Plant Undergoes UN Probe

AP | MALCOLM FOSTER and MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 07.24.2011 | World

TOKYO — A major international mission to investigate Japan's flooded, radiation-leaking nuclear complex began as new information suggested that ...