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Fukushima Nuclear Plant

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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 ...

Radiation Levels Near Fukushima Hit 2 Year High

Reuters | Posted 12.09.2013 | World

TOKYO, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Radiation levels in seawater just outside one of the damaged Fukushima reactors spiked this week to the highest level in t...

Radioactive Water Splashes 6 Workers In Nuke Plant Mishap

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 10.09.2013 | World

TOKYO -- TOKYO (AP) — Six workers at Japan's crippled nuclear power plant have been accidentally doused with highly radioactive water, the plant ope...

Crippled Nuclear Plant Reports Another Failure

Reuters | Posted 12.06.2013 | World

TOKYO, Oct 7 (Reuters) - The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said on Monday that pumps used to inject water to cool da...

Cause Of New Fukushima Leak Revealed

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 10.04.2013 | World

TOKYO -- TOKYO (AP) — Another day, another radioactive-water spill. The operator of the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant says at least 430 ...

Fukushima Reports Another Leak

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 10.03.2013 | World

TOKYO -- TOKYO (AP) — Another day, another radioactive-water spill. The operator of the meltdown-plagued Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant says at le...

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...

ANOTHER Leak At Crippled Fukushima Plant

Reuters | Posted 11.30.2013 | World

TOKYO, Oct 1 (Reuters) - The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said on Tuesday that four tonnes of rainwater cont...

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.

Fukushima Operator Dumps 1,000 Tons Of Polluted Water In Sea

Agence France Presse | | Posted 11.17.2013 | World

The operator of the leaking Fukushima nuclear plant said Tuesday that it dumped more than 1,000 tons of polluted water into the sea after a typhoon ra...

Sockeye Salmon Sushi: Use a Geiger Counter

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 11.06.2013 | Green
Alison Winfield Burns

Does elevated, uncontrolled radiation gush--as from an artery--out of Japan's maimed Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant and into the Pacific Ocean?

Fukushima Operator Aggravates Crisis With 'Unreliable' Data

Reuters | Posted 11.05.2013 | World

By Yuka Obayashi and Kentaro Hamada TOKYO, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) , the operator of the stricken Fukushima...

How Dangerous Are The Fukushima Leaks?

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 11.04.2013 | World

TOKYO — New revelations of contaminated water leaking from storage tanks at the tsunami-ravaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant have rais...

Hawaii Scientists Seek To Calm U.S. Fears About Fukushima Radiation

jklk | Posted 09.19.2013 | Green

The following article is provided by Civil Beat. By Sophie Cocke University of Hawaii scientists are seeking to lessen anxieties about the poten...

Radiation Levels Spike At Fukushima Plant

Reuters | Aaron Sheldrick and Mari Saito | Posted 11.03.2013 | World

By Aaron Sheldrick and Mari Saito TOKYO, Sept 4 (Reuters) - Radiation readings around tanks holding contaminated water at the cripp...

Japan To Build Ice Wall To Stop Nuclear Reactor Leaks

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 11.03.2013 | World

TOKYO — The Japanese government announced Tuesday that it will spend $470 million on a subterranean ice wall and other steps in a desperate bid ...

More Leaks Found At Crippled Fukushima Plant

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 11.02.2013 | World

TOKYO — Japan will fund some of the costly, long-term projects to control the worrisome and growing leaks of contaminated water at the crippled ...

New Discovery About Fukushima's Radioactive Plume

Posted 10.26.2013 | Green

By Jeremy Hsu, LiveScience Contributor: A radioactive plume of water in the Pacific Ocean from Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, which was crippled ...

DARPA Challenge to Give Robot Brains: IBM, SoftLayer, and Open Source Robotics Foundation

James Grundvig | Posted 10.30.2013 | Technology
James Grundvig

The U.S. has the hardware. But what about the software? Legacy? Developed before the mobile app era? And what about the brains to make robots do the things that would be required of first responders, do the dirty work of containment and cleanup, while not tire or sacrifice human lives in the process?

Fukushima Crisis New Blow To Fishermen's Hopes

AP | MIKI TODA and KOJI UEDA | Posted 08.29.2013 | World

YOTSUKURA, Japan -- Third-generation fisherman Fumio Suzuki sets out into the Pacific Ocean every seven weeks. Not to catch fish to sell, but to catch...

Danger Level Upgraded For Radioactive Water Leak At Fukushima

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 10.27.2013 | World

TOKYO — Japan's nuclear regulator on Wednesday upgraded the rating of a leak of radiation-contaminated water from a tank at its tsunami-wrecked ...

As Crisis Worsens, Fukushima Operator Launches Call For Help

Reuters | Posted 10.26.2013 | World

By Antoni Slodkowski HIRONO, Japan, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Tokyo Electric Power Co , the operator of the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant,...

5 Things You Should Know About Fukushima's Radioactive Leak

Posted 08.23.2013 | Green

By Tanya Lewis, LiveScience Staff Writer: Japan's nuclear regulator has raised the threat level of a radioactive leak at the crippled Fukushima Dai...

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 ...

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...