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Japan Nuclear Meltdown

More than 80,000 Demand a Global Takeover at Fukushima

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 10.01.2013 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

More than 48,000 global citizens have now signed a petition at www.nukefree.org asking the United Nations and the world community to take charge of th...

The Deadliest Part Of Japan's Nuclear Cleanup

Reuters | Posted 10.13.2013 | World

By Aaron Sheldrick and Antoni Slodkowski TOKYO, Aug 14 (Reuters) - The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear ...

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.

Utility Company Releases Nuclear Disaster Videos

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 10.06.2012 | World

TOKYO — The command center at Japan's stricken nuclear plant shook violently when hydrogen exploded at one reactor, and the plant chief shouted,...

Nuclear Disaster Plant Operators Still Dragging Their Feet

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 07.23.2012 | World

TOKYO -- The operator of Japan's crippled nuclear power plant is still stumbling in its handling of the disaster 16 months later, by dragging its feet...

A Simple Question for Japan's Leaders

Weston M. Hill | Posted 09.12.2012 | World
Weston M. Hill

A simple question follows: If the Japanese government can provide billions of dollars to bail out the shareholders and executives of TEPCO, why are Japan's leaders so unwilling to help the innocent victims of the failed Fukushima nuclear plant?

Flaws Worsened Japan's Nuclear Crisis

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 06.20.2012 | World

TOKYO -- The operator of the Japanese nuclear plant devastated by last year's tsunami issued a final report on the disaster Wednesday, outlining organ...

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 ...

Japanese PM: Nuke Reactors Must Be Restarted

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 06.08.2012 | World

TOKYO -- Japan's leader appealed to the nation Friday to accept that two nuclear reactors that remained shuttered after the Fukushima disaster must be...

'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 ...

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...

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 ...

Japan Prime Minister Says He Will Consider Resigning

AP | ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 08.01.2011 | World

TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Naoto Kan, facing a no-confidence vote in parliament, said Thursday he will consider resigning once Japan's efforts to r...

Japan's Prices Rise For First Time In Two Years

AP | Posted 07.27.2011 | Business

TOKYO -- Japan's consumer prices in April rose for the first time in more than two years on a spike in energy and tobacco prices, the government said ...

A Look At What World Leaders Will Discuss At G8 Summit

Posted 07.25.2011 | World

This Thursday, leaders from the "Group of Eight" top industrialized nations -- the United States, Japan, Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Russia and C...

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 ...

President Of Company Behind Damaged Japan Nuclear Plant Stepping Down

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 07.19.2011 | World

TOKYO — The president of the Japanese utility that runs a tsunami-devastated nuclear plant resigned in disgrace Friday after reporting the bigge...

Worker At Damaged Japan Nuclear Plant Dies

AP | Posted 07.13.2011 | World

TOKYO — A man died on his second day of work at Japan's tsunami-wrecked nuclear power plant Saturday, and the plant operator said harmful levels...

Japan Official Says Country Will Not Abandon Nuclear Power

AP | Posted 07.07.2011 | World

TOKYO -- A top Japanese official says Japan will maintain atomic power as part of its energy policy despite the country's ongoing nuclear crisis. Dep...

Workers Enter Japan Nuclear Reactor Building For First Time Since Explosion

AP | By TOMOKO A. HOSAKA | Posted 07.04.2011 | World

TOKYO -- Workers entered one of the damaged reactor buildings at Japan's stricken nuclear power plant Thursday for the first time since it was rocked ...

Japan Approves Nearly $50 Billion For Post-Earthquake Rebuilding

Reuters | Linda Sieg and Kazunori Takada | Posted 06.21.2011 | World

April 22, 2011 4:37:58 AM By Linda Sieg and Kazunori Takada TOKYO, April 22 (Reuters) - Japan's cabinet approved on Friday almost $50 billio...

Japan Declares No-Go Zone Around Nuclear Plant

AP | By MARI YAMAGUCHI and ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 06.20.2011 | World

TOKYO -- Japan declared a 12-mile (20-kilometer) area evacuated around its radiation-spewing nuclear power plant a no-go zone on Thursday, urging resi...

Japan Considers Restricting Access To Evacuation Zone Around Plant

AP | By MARI YAMAGUCHI and ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 06.19.2011 | World

TOKYO -- Authorities were considering restricting access to the evacuation zone around Japan's crippled nuclear plant Wednesday to limit radiation exp...

The Worldshift Has Started

Ervin Laszlo | Posted 06.18.2011 | World
Ervin Laszlo

More and more people seem convinced that something dramatic will happen at the end of 2012. Something dramatic will indeed happen -- and it could be something dramatically good.

Japan Orders Nuclear Plant Operator To Pay Evacuees

AP | By SHINO YUASA and MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 06.14.2011 | World

TOKYO -- Japan's government on Friday ordered the operator of a tsunami-damaged nuclear plant leaking radiation to pay about $12,000 to each household...