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Japan Nuclear Crisis

First Fuel Rods Removal At Fukushima A Success

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

TOKYO, Nov 21 (Reuters) - The operator of Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant completed on Thursday the removal of the first fuel rods from a co...

Encountering the Fukushima Daiichi Accident

Naoto Kan | Posted 12.28.2013 | World
Naoto Kan

Before the Fukushima accident, with the belief that no nuclear accident would happen as long as the safety measures were followed properly, I had pushed the policy of utilizing nuclear power. Having faced the real accident as Prime Minister, my view is now changed 180 degrees.

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...

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 crippled...

Fukushima Survivors To Sue Japanese Gov't

Agence France Presse | | Posted 04.10.2013 | World

People whose homes or farms were hit by radiation from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant will file class-action lawsuits next month to seek damages...

Japan's Reassuring Nuclear History

Gregory Kulacki | Posted 10.06.2012 | World
Gregory Kulacki

Increased Japanese transparency about its nuclear history and the public discussion it has triggered should not be a cause for alarm. They are welcome developments that are likely to solidify Japan's long-standing and well-considered opposition to developing nuclear weapons.

PM: Japan Should Wean Itself Off Nuclear Power

Reuters | Posted 08.15.2012 | World

TOKYO, June 15 (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said on Friday that the country should aim to reduce reliance on nuclear power as ...

Japan Heading for Energy Death Spiral?

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.30.2012 | World
Steve Clemons

Nobuo Tanaka realizes that there is a legitimate debate to be had about the safety and management of Japan's nuclear energy facilities, but that a total rejection of nuclear energy will send Japan over a cliff as deindustrialization is triggered by energy shocks.

LOOK: Most Expensive Natural Disaster Ever

Posted 03.12.2012 | World

One year after an earthquake and tsunami decimated the northeast coast of Japan, the country continues its extremely costly process of rebuilding. The...

Mega-Disaster Goes Viral: Japan Tsunami's Social Media By The Numbers

Huffington Post | Chris C. Anderson | Posted 03.09.2012 | World

When disaster struck Japan, online reactions to the earthquake and tsunami coursed through Twitter in near-record time. However, even with an unpr...

LOOK: The State Of Nuclear Energy Around The World

Reuters/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.09.2012 | World

On March 11, 2011, an earthquake off the coast of Japan triggered a massive tsunami that killed more than 19,000 people and left thousands missing. Th...

Putting My Disaster Relief Training to Work

Mark Dyer | Posted 05.08.2012 | Impact
Mark Dyer

On our deployment we saw what it meant for people to be able to live with dignity again, taking the most basic life ingredients we were able to provide.

Tsunami Survivor Yuichi Kowata: Government 'Reacted Too Late'

Huffington Post | Chris C. Anderson | Posted 03.08.2012 | World

One year after the tsunami and earthquake that devastated the northeast coast of Japan and left thousands of people dead, Robert Michael Poole and pho...

'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 ...

Japan's Nuclear Catastrophe and Governor Andrew Cuomo's Policy to Close Indian Point

Steven Cohen | Posted 10.15.2011 | Green
Steven Cohen

Japan may be far away from New York and in a very different part of the planet, but let's remember what happened there earlier this year.

Watch: Did Japan Ignore Own Radiation Forecast?

Posted 10.09.2011 | World

The Japanese government is reeling from new allegations that it suppressed information during the meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear power plant. I...

Japan Withheld Information About Nuclear Disaster From Evacuees

The New York Times | NORIMITSU ONISHI and MARTIN FACKLER | Posted 10.08.2011 | World

FUKUSHIMA, Japan -- The day after a giant tsunami set off the continuing disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, thousands of residents at th...

'SCANDALOUS COLLUSION'

The Guardian | Posted 08.30.2011 | Home

British government officials approached nuclear companies to draw up a co-ordinated public relations strategy to play down the Fukushima nuclear accid...

The Meaning and the Rhetoric of Evil: Auschwitz and Bin Laden

Robert D. Stolorow | Posted 08.27.2011 | World
Robert D. Stolorow

Is there an alternative to ideological illusion and the rhetoric of evil? Yes, there is. We must remember our common human vulnerabilities and bring them into a collective conversation within which our existential anxiety can be held and better borne.

Japan Plant Clean-Up Suspended Due To Rising Radiation Levels

Reuters | Posted 08.17.2011 | World

TOKYO, Jun 18 (Reuters) - The operator of Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant, said on Saturday it had suspended an operation to clean up r...

Ben Muessig

Japan's Earless Bunny Sparks Worries About Radiation, Mutation

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Muessig | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

It's no Godzilla, but an earless rabbit allegedly born near Japan's severely-damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant has become the latest poster chi...

The Real Nuclear Disaster

Stuart Diamond | Posted 08.06.2011 | Green
Stuart Diamond

The public is right to be concerned about nuclear power, and right to bar new plants. Even setting aside the long-term issue of isolating nuclear wastes, the worldwide nuclear industry just doesn't have its act together.

Why Japan Is Urging Businessmen To Ditch Their Suits

AP/The Huffington Post | By TOMOKO A. HOSAKA | Posted 08.01.2011 | Green

TOKYO (AP) -- The Japanese government wants the country's suit-loving salarymen to be bold this summer. Ditch the stuffy jacket and tie. And for the g...

A Look Inside Japan's Nuclear Dependency Culture

The New York Times | MARTIN FACKLER and NORIMITSU ONISHI | Posted 07.30.2011 | World

KASHIMA, Japan -- When the Shimane nuclear plant was first proposed here more than 40 years ago, this rural port town put up such fierce resistance th...

Operator Of Damaged Japan Nuclear Plant Confirms Meltdowns At 2 More Reactors Early In Crisis

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2011 | World

May 24, 2011 1:25:55 AM TOKYO, May 24 (Reuters) - Tokyo Electric Power Co , the operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disabled by t...