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Japan Fukushima Nuclear Plant

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...

Experts Question Fukushima's Ice Wall Plan

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.02.2014 | World

TOKYO (AP) — Experts on Friday expressed skepticism about a plan to build a costly underground frozen wall at Japan's crippled nuclear plant, a deve...

Japan's Fukushima Plant Makes Major First Step In Decommissioning Process

AP | By MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 12.29.2013 | World

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese regulators on Wednesday formally approved the removal of fuel rods from an uncontained cooling pool at a damaged reactor build...

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.

200,000 Tons Of Radioactive Water Threaten Japan

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 10.25.2012 | World

TOKYO -- Japan's crippled nuclear power plant is struggling to find space to store tens of thousands of tons of highly contaminated water used to cool...

Radioactive Water Seeps From Crippled Nuclear Plant

AP | By MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 02.03.2012 | World

TOKYO -- Leaks of radioactive water have become more frequent at Japan's crippled nuclear power plant less than two months after it was declared basic...

WATCH: Tiny Camera Takes You Inside Japan's Tsunami-Stricken Nuclear Reactor

Posted 01.23.2012 | World

Researchers inserted a tiny endoscopic camera inside one of Japan's tsunami-stricken reactors on Wednesday, hoping to assess the conditions of the pla...

Japanese Officials: Fukushima Nuclear Reactors Have Reached Stability

AP | Posted 09.18.2011 | World

TOKYO — The crippled reactors at Japan's tsunami-hit nuclear power plant have reached stability more than four months since the disaster and the...

Report from Tokyo: Limited Progress

David Wagner | Posted 06.21.2011 | World
David Wagner

The truth is that Japan -- and the world -- remain in untested territory. A nuclear calamity of this magnitude has never before been experienced.

Anything Can Happen At Any Time: Zen Lessons From Japan

James Baraz | Posted 06.01.2011 | Religion
James Baraz

A central tenet of existence is the truth of impermanence. Ultimately there is no stability in a constantly changing world. As one of my teachers puts it: "Anything can happen at any time."

Setbacks Mount In Japan Nuclear Plant

AP | By MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.30.2011 | World

TOKYO -- Setbacks mounted Wednesday in the crisis over Japan's tsunami-damaged nuclear facility, with nearby seawater testing at its highest radiation...