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Fukushima Disaster

How Japan’s Nuclear Disaster Still Haunts South Korea’s Biggest City

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.09.2016 | Green

NEW YORK ― In 2010, South Korea seemed to be all-in on nuclear power. The country had won a landmark bid a year earlier to build nuclear reactors ac...

'Ice Wall' Is Japan's Last-Ditch Effort To Contain Fukushima Radiation

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 04.01.2016 | Green

• The nearly mile-long structure consists of underground pipes designed to form a frozen barrier around the crippled reactors.• The $312 million s...

Japan Honors Victims Of Its Worst Earthquake 5 Years On

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 03.11.2016 | World

Five years ago, a magnitude-9.0 earthquake struck Tohoku, a region along Japan's northeastern coast. The March 11, 2011, disaster unleashed a massive ...

See The Fukushima Disaster Zone Then And Now In 10 Striking GIFs

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal | Posted 03.08.2016 | World

On March 11, 2011 a massive 9.0 earthquake off the coast of Japan triggered a tsunami that leveled entire cities and villages and left 15,891 people d...

Former TEPCO Bosses Indicted Over Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 02.29.2016 | World

TOKYO (Reuters) - Three former Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) executives were indicted on Monday for failing to take safety measures to prevent the nucl...

Japan Restarts Nuclear Reactor For First Time Since Fukushima

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 08.12.2015 | World

TOKYO/SATSUMASENDAI — Japan has restarted a nuclear reactor for the first time under new safety standards put in place since the Fukushima disaster ...

You Shouldn't Panic About Those Fukushima 'Mutant Daisies'

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 07.28.2015 | Weird News

A photo of deformed daisies reportedly found near Fukushima, Japan, has gone viral. But don't panic -- they almost definitely aren't radioactive mutan...

Giant Gas Pipeline to Flank NY Nuclear Plant

Ellen Cantarow | Posted 06.25.2015 | New York
Ellen Cantarow

A very large gas pipeline will soon skirt the Indian Point Energy Center (IPEC), an aging nuclear power plant that stands in the town of Cortlandt in Westchester County, New York, 30 miles north of Manhattan. Experts say a disaster as great as or greater than Fukushima could be triggered by a potential gas explosion at the nuclear complex.

Fukushima Rice Passes Radiation Tests For First Time Since Disaster

Reuters | Posted 03.06.2015 | World

TOKYO, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Fukushima rice passed Japan's radiation checks for the first time since the 2011 nuclear disaster that prompted internation...

Japan Court Rules Fukushima Nuclear Operator Responsible For Woman's Suicide

Reuters | Posted 10.26.2014 | World

* Japan district court rules Tepco responsible for woman's suicide * Tepco ordered to pay 49 mln yen ($472,000) compensation ...

No Fukushima Radiation Found Off The West Coast

Reuters | Posted 09.29.2014 | Green

By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND, Ore., July 29 (Reuters) - Tests of water off the U.S. West Coast have found no signs of radiation from ...

REPORT: Fukushima Workers Fled Plant After Accident

The New York Times | MARTIN FACKLER | Posted 05.20.2014 | Green

At the most dire moment of the Fukushima nuclear crisis three years ago, hundreds of panicked employees abandoned the damaged plant despite being orde...

Japan Recruits Homeless For Fukushima Clean Up

Reuters | Posted 02.28.2014 | World

(Read this story in a PDF http://link.reuters.com/duv65v) * Homeless recruited for Fukushima at minimum wages * Labor br...

Meet The Underpaid, Overexposed 'Liquidators' Of Fukushima

WorldCrunch - Le Monde | Patrick Randall | Posted 12.16.2013 | World

Worldcrunch.com / LE MONDEIWAKI — Our meeting with one of the “liquidators” of Fukushima’s power plant takes place in a discreet location, o...

Nick Visser

Fukushima Teaches Only Safe Nuclear Power Is None At All: Advocates

HuffingtonPost.com | Nick Visser | Posted 10.10.2013 | Green

NEW YORK -- What lessons should Americans learn from the continuing disaster surrounding the crippled Fukushima nuclear facility in Japan? A panel of ...

Former NRC Chair: Emergency Plans Won't Protect Residents from Radiation

Roger Witherspoon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Roger Witherspoon

The former head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said yesterday that emergency plans for a catastrophic event at the Indian Point nuclear power plant are not designed to ensure that residents will escape unhealthy doses of radiation and it would be best if the plant closes down.

Chain To Grow Food Near Crippled Power Plant

Reuters | Posted 12.02.2013 | Business

TOKYO, Oct 2 (Reuters) - A Japanese fast-food chain has announced plans to grow rice and vegetables on a farm 100 km (60 miles) from the crippled Fu...

Fukushima Forever

Charles Perrow | Posted 11.20.2013 | World
Charles Perrow

Recent disclosures of tons of radioactive water from the damaged Fukushima reactors spilling into the ocean are just the latest evidence of the continuing incompetence of the Japanese utility, TEPCO.

Earthquake Reported Near Fukushima

Posted 11.19.2013 | World

RT reports a moderate earthquake has struck near the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan: URGENT: Earthquake strikes near #Fukushima n...

Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Escalates To Worst Level In 2 Years

Reuters | Kiyoshi Takenaka and James Topham | Posted 10.20.2013 | World

TOKYO, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Japan's nuclear crisis escalated to its worst level in two years on Wednesday, with its nuclear watchdog saying it feared ...

Matsumura Naoto Has Highest Radiation Level In Japan But Is Not Planning On Leaving

Posted 03.11.2013 | World

"It was crazy at first. No light. No sound." Eventually, Matsumura Naoto got used to the silence that overcame his village, Tomioka, after a dead...

Cancer Risk Is Higher Near Fukushima, WHO Reports

Reuters | Posted 04.30.2013 | Green

* Girls at greater risk of thyroid cancer - report * Report finds increased risk of breast cancer, leukaemia * Small add...

Tom Zeller Jr.

Nuclear Power Whistleblowers Sound Alarm On Secrecy Among Feds

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 03.29.2013 | Green

Richard H. Perkins and Larry Criscione are precise and formal men with more than 20 years of combined government and military service. Perkins held po...

Japan Investigates Reports Of Radiation-Detector Tampering

Reuters | Posted 09.19.2012 | World

TOKYO, July 21 (Reuters) - Japan's health ministry said it would investigate reports that workers at the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant were...

More Than 100,000 Protest Nuclear Power

Reuters | Posted 09.15.2012 | World

By Aaron Sheldrick TOKYO, July 16 (Reuters) - More than 100,000 anti-nuclear protesters marched through central Tokyo on Monday to voi...