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Fukushima Radiation

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...

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...

My Old Country Home

Beth Murphy | Posted 05.11.2013 | World
Beth Murphy

Though they are alive and well, the nuclear refugees of Fukushima face a long, slow, surreal struggle that seems to have only just begun two years after they walked away from their homes and livelihoods.

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...

A Lasting Legacy of the Fukushima Rescue Mission: The Navy Life -- Into the Abyss

Roger Witherspoon | Posted 04.14.2013 | Green
Roger Witherspoon

To the U.S. government, Operation Tomodachi was just another big humanitarian aid and rescue mission in which the nearest Navy fleet and many land-based personnel rushed to the aid of an ally in need.

Eating Tuna: What's in Your Roll? What's in Your Can?

Carl Safina | Posted 02.03.2013 | Green
Carl Safina

We all want to just eat and not worry too much about it. That's hard if you're confused about GMOs, mercury, other toxic chemicals, antibiotics, and radioactivity.

UN: Radiation Didn't Kill Fukushima Workers

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 05.23.2012 | World

VIENNA -- A year after an earthquake and tsunami triggered the Fukushima disaster, a United Nations agency preparing a report on the health effects sa...

Fear and Uncertainty for Fukushima

Jane_Cohen | Posted 05.12.2012 | World

Despite the government's assurance that all areas outside the mandatory 20-kilometer evacuation zone are safe, he found elevated levels of radiation in his own backyard -- and in his house.

A Look Back: Radiation Concerns In The U.S. After Fukushima

Posted 03.11.2012 | Green

After the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that devastated parts of Japan and caused the largest nuclear accident since Chernobyl, concerns about radia...

Containing Fukushima: Saving Japan From Itself (Part II)

K.T. Hiraoka | Posted 04.27.2012 | World
K.T. Hiraoka

What is most needed for Japan to get out of its current intellectual slump and to restore vitality are government and corporate sectors that espouse transparency and accountability consistently and over time.

Containing Fukushima: Saving Japan From Itself (Part I)

K.T. Hiraoka | Posted 04.26.2012 | World
K.T. Hiraoka

The disaster at Fukushima last year exposed how entrenched interests among key decision-makers have contaminated Japanese society, endangering the long-term prosperity of Japan.

Alaska's Seals Not Sickened By Fukushima Radiation, Scientists Believe

AP | DAN JOLING | Posted 04.19.2012 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Lesions and other symptoms associated with sickened or dead ringed seals along Alaska's northern coast last year were proba...

Fukushima Clean-Up: Leave it to the Experts... Or Not

James Burgess | Posted 04.15.2012 | Green
James Burgess

The phrase "a process of trial and error" aren't the most comforting of words, especially when the difference between success and failure of those "trials" could result in illness and death from radiation poisoning.

Endoscope Images Of Tsunami-Hit Reactor Show Radiation, Rusty Metal

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 03.20.2012 | World

TOKYO — Radiation-blurred images taken inside one of Japan's tsunami-hit nuclear reactors Thursday showed steam, unidentified parts and rusty me...

Uncertainty Shrouds Nuclear Plant Disaster's Long Term Effects

AP | By MALCOLM RITTER and MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 01.20.2012 | Green

FUKUSHIMA, Japan -- Even if the worst nuclear accident in 25 years leads to many people developing cancer, we may never find out. Looking back on tho...

Radioactive Rice Banned In Japan

AP | Posted 11.17.2011 | World

TOKYO -- Japan has banned shipments of rice grown near a tsunami-hit nuclear power plant for the first time after detecting radiation exceeding the le...

West Coast Fish To Be Tested For Fukushima Radiation

CBC | CBC | Posted 10.19.2011 | Home

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency plans to start testing fish off the coast of British Columbia for the presence of radiation stemming ...

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.

2 Fukushima Workers Exceed Radiation Exposure Limit

AP | By MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 08.03.2011 | Green

TOKYO (AP) -- Two nuclear plant workers have exceeded Japan's radiation exposure limit for men, and others who toiled without sufficient protection in...

Oil Spill, Explosion Damage Japan's Crippled Nuclear Plant

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 07.31.2011 | World

TOKYO — An oil spill and a small explosion have caused limited damage – but no further radiation leaks – at the crippled nuclear pow...

Dinner Plate Displays Food's Radiation Level

Posted 07.03.2011 | Home

German artist Nils Ferber pokes some fun at the recent Fukushima radiation scare by creating dinner plates that can detect radiation levels and displa...

Fukushima Nuclear Reactors in Japan: A Report From Tokyo

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.29.2011 | World
Linda Bergthold

After the Japanese earthquake, an American friend living in Tokyo shared some of his reactions about the Fukushima nuclear reactor disaster. The info...

Radiation In Seawater May Be Spreading In Japan

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA and SHINO YUASA | Posted 05.27.2011 | World

TOKYO — Highly toxic plutonium is seeping from the damaged nuclear power plant in Japan's tsunami disaster zone into the soil outside, officials...

Huge Radiation Spike At Japan Nuclear Plant An Error

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA and MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.27.2011 | World

TOKYO — Mounting problems, including badly miscalculated radiation figures and inadequate storage tanks for huge amounts of contaminated water, ...

Radiation In Japan Nuclear Plant Ten Million Times Higher Than Normal

AP | By YURI KAGEYAMA and MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.26.2011 | World

TOKYO -- Radioactivity in contaminated water in one reactor unit at a damaged Japanese nuclear power plant tested 10 million times higher than normal,...