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Japanese Gov't To Help Stop Fukushima's Radioactive Water Leaks

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 10.07.2013 | World

TOKYO — The government said it will step in and take "firm measures" to combat leaks of radioactive water at Japan's crippled nuclear power plan...

Official: Fukushima Leak Is An 'Emergency'

Posted 08.05.2013 | World

An official at Japan's nuclear watchdog told Reuters on Monday radioactive water seeping from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant into the sea consti...

2,000 Fukushima Workers At Risk Of Thyroid Cancer

Agence France Presse | Hiroshi Hiyama | Posted 09.18.2013 | World

Around 2,000 people who have worked at Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant face a heightened risk of thyroid cancer, its operator said Friday.Toky...

Fukushima Plant Likely Leaking Contaminated Water Into Sea

AP | Posted 07.10.2013 | World

TOKYO -- Japan's nuclear watchdog says the crippled Fukushima plant is likely leaking contaminated water into sea, a problem long suspected by experts...

Utility Company Takes Blame For Fukushima Meltdown

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.29.2013 | World

TOKYO — The utility that operates Japan's crippled atomic plant said Friday that it deserves most of the blame for the country's nuclear crisis,...

This Rat Caused A 29-Hour Power Outage At The Fukushima Plant

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2013 | World

TOKYO, March 26 (Reuters) - Tokyo Electric Power Co on Tuesday blamed a rat for a 29-hour halt in power used to help cool spent nuclear fuel rods a...

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...

U.S. Scientists Look For Lessons From Fukushima Disaster

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 11.27.2012 | World

TOKYO -- A group of American scientists met in Tokyo on Tuesday to study last year's Fukushima nuclear accident in hopes of finding lessons to improve...

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...

And The World's Longest Life Expectancy Belong To...

AP | Posted 07.27.2012 | World

TOKYO -- Japanese women are no longer the world's longest living, their longevity pushed down in part by last year's devastating earthquake and tsunam...

Farmers Pray For Radiation-Free Rice

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 07.28.2012 | World

FUKUSHIMA, Japan -- Last year's crop sits in storage, deemed unsafe to eat, but Toraaki Ogata is back at his rice paddies, driving his tractor trailin...

Japan Unlikely To Exit Nuclear Power

Reuters | Posted 07.24.2012 | World

By Linda Sieg TOKYO, May 25 (Reuters) - Japan is leaning toward a policy of halving nuclear power's share of electricity ...

Japan Opens Parts Of Nuclear Zone

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.30.2012 | World

TOKYO — Japan is letting up to 16,000 people back into their homes around its leaking nuclear power plant, easing restrictions in the no-go zone...

Fatally High Radiation Levels

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.28.2012 | World

TOKYO — One of Japan's crippled nuclear reactors still has fatally high radiation levels and hardly any water to cool its fuel, according to an ...

Japan Considered Evacuating Tokyo During Nuclear Crisis, Report Says

New York Times | Posted 02.28.2012 | World

In the darkest moments of last year's nuclear accident, Japanese leaders did not know the actual extent of damage at the plant and secretly considered...

'Devil's Chain Reaction'

Reuters | Posted 04.29.2012 | World

By Shinichi Saoshiro FUKUSHIMA, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Japan's prime minister ordered workers to remain at the tsunami-crippled Fukushima ...

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.

Ex-PM: Japan Was Ill-Prepared For Nuke Crisis

AP | By MARI YAMAGUCHI and MALCOLM FOSTER | Posted 04.18.2012 | World

TOKYO -- Japan was woefully unprepared for last year's nuclear disaster, the country's former prime minister said Friday, and suggested that the cripp...

Fukushima Planned Tsunami Risk Assessment, But Too Late

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 04.16.2012 | World

TOKYO — Four days before a tsunami devastated a Japanese nuclear plant, its operator promised a fuller assessment of the risk of such a disaster...

Anti-Nuclear Rally Draws Thousands

AP | Posted 02.11.2012 | World

TOKYO -- Thousands of Japanese people marched against nuclear power Saturday, amid growing worries about the restarting of reactors idled after the Ma...

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...

UN: Health Impact Of Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Relatively Small

Reuters | Posted 04.01.2012 | World

VIENNA, Jan 31 (Reuters) - The health impact of last year's Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan appears relatively small thanks partly to prompt eva...

Water Leaks Force Suspension Of Cooling Operations At Fukushima Plant

MSNBC | Posted 01.30.2012 | Green

Japan's stricken nuclear power plant has leaked more than 160 gallons of water, forcing it to briefly suspend cooling operations at a spent-fuel pond ...

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...