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Despite Accidents And Huge Costs, Japan's Nuclear Industry Remains Influential

Posted 03.12.2014 | World

By Douglas Birch, R. Jeffrey Smith and Jake Adelstein, Center for Public Integrity TOKYO — When Taro Kono was growing up as the son of a major J...

The Irresistible Target?

Center For Public Integrity | Douglas Birch, R. Jeffrey Smith and Jake Adelstein, | Posted 03.13.2014 | World

By Douglas Birch, R. Jeffrey Smith and Jake Adelstein, Center for Public Integrity ROKKASHO, Japan — Sporting turquoise-striped walls and massive...

The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Is Far From Over

Robert Alvarez | Posted 06.22.2012 | Green
Robert Alvarez

Despite the enormous destruction from the earthquake and tsunami, little attention was paid to the fact that the nine dry spent fuel casks at the Fukushima Da-Ichi site were unscathed. This is an important lesson we cannot afford to ignore.

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...

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...

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...

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.

Trace Amounts Of Japan Reactor Fall Out Detected In Denver Drinking Water

The Denver Post | Bruce Finley | Posted 06.12.2011 | Denver

Radioactive fallout from Japan's ruined nuclear power plants has reached drinking water in Denver and other U.S. cities in trace amounts that authorit...

GE CEO Defends Nuclear Industry Safety Record

Posted 06.04.2011 | Business

TOKYO (Reuters) - General Electric Co Chief Executive Jeffrey Immelt defended the nuclear industry's safety record on Monday during a trip to Tokyo to...

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."

Japan Plant Heroes Risk Their Lives To Stop Nuclear Meltdown

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

While thousands of people have been evacuated due to high risks of radiation near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, a small group of 180 workers ar...

Japan Earthquake 2011: Nuclear Emergency Workers Return To Plant

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

FUKUSHIMA, Japan -- Emergency workers forced to retreat from a tsunami-stricken Japanese nuclear power plant when radiation levels soared prepared to ...

WikiLeaks' Stunning Japan Nuclear Revelation

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

With fears of a possible nuclear meltdown in Japan continuing to escalate, evidence that the nation received warnings over the stability of its power ...

Fire At Japanese Nuclear Plant

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO -- The operator of Japan's stricken Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant says a fire has broken out again at its No. 4 reactor unit. (SCROL...