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Japan Nuclear Reactor

Why I Don't Buy Japan's Nuclear Restart

Amy Chavez | Posted 07.31.2012 | World
Amy Chavez

We have a problem distinguishing between wants and needs. Needs are food, clothing and shelter. Wants are iPods, Lady Gaga and nuclear energy. Honestly, we could all do with a good scolding from Mother Nature.

Nuclear's Once Bright and Shiny Future Blinks Out

William Bradley | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Where, outside of Iran, will new nuclear power plants be contemplated? Wherever that may be, it looks to be increasingly few and far between.

Japan Shuts Off Last Nuclear Reactors

YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 07.05.2012 | Green

TOKYO (AP) — Thousands of Japanese marched to celebrate the switching off of the last of their nation's 50 nuclear reactors Saturday, waving banners...

PHOTOS: Landing In Tokyo On March 11, 2011

Mia Aquino | Posted 05.11.2012 | Travel
Mia Aquino

On March 11, 2011, I was booked on a direct flight from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Narita International Airport halfway across the world in Japan.

Fukushima Clean-Up: Leave it to the Experts... Or Not

James Burgess | Posted 04.15.2012 | Green
James Burgess

The phrase "a process of trial and error" aren't the most comforting of words, especially when the difference between success and failure of those "trials" could result in illness and death from radiation poisoning.

Fearing Panic, Japanese Officials Reportedly Kept Nuclear Crisis Report Secret

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI and YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 03.26.2012 | World

TOKYO — The Japanese government's worst-case scenario at the height of the nuclear crisis last year warned that tens of millions of people, incl...

PHOTOS: Revisiting A Tsunami-Struck Town In Japan

Tetsuhiko Endo | Posted 03.23.2012 | Travel
Tetsuhiko Endo

The only sounds were of distant earth movers, the whistling of the wind and the call of the crows, for the moment at least the only true residents of Onagawa.

For Tipton, When Does "Reasonably Well" Become "Horribly Catastrophic"?

Jason Salzman | Posted 03.20.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Rep. Scott Tipton said last week that Japan's Fukushima nuclear reactors "held up reasonably well" after being struck by an earthquake and tsunami. So they could have been flattened, yes. But did they really hold up reasonably well?

Nuclear Disaster Turned Japan's Fukushima Into No-Man's Land

AP | ERIC TALMADGE and DAVID GUTTENFELDER | Posted 02.26.2012 | World

IWAKI, Japan — Fukushima was just emerging from the snows of winter when the disaster hit – a 9.0-magnitude earthquake, the strongest in J...

NRC Chairman: Nuclear Industry Must Heed Lesson Of Japan

AP | By MATTHEW DALY | Posted 12.06.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The nation's nuclear safety chief said Tuesday he is worried that U.S. nuclear plant operators have become complacent, just nine months ...

Highly Radioactive Water Leaks From Crippled Japanese Facility

AP | By MALCOLM FOSTER | Posted 03.07.2012 | World

TOKYO -- Japan's crippled nuclear power plant leaked about 45 tons of highly radioactive water from a purification device over the weekend, its operat...

More Radioactive Leaks From Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant

New York Times | HIROKO TABUCHI and MARTIN FACKLER | Posted 12.04.2011 | World

At least 45 tons of highly radioactive water has leaked from a purification facility at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, and some of it ma...

Japan Nuclear Reactor Debris Seeped Deeper

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 01.30.2012 | World

TOKYO — Radioactive debris from melted fuel rods may have seeped deeper into the floor of a Japan's tsunami-hit nuclear reactor than previously ...

Radiation Levels From Japan Nuclear Disaster Higher Than Estimated

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 07.29.2013 | World

NEW YORK -- The Fukushima nuclear disaster released twice as much of a radioactive substance into the atmosphere as Japanese authorities estimated, re...

Japan Farmer: 'It's My Responsibility' To Stay In Nuclear Zone

AP | ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 10.31.2011 | World

TOMIOKA, Japan — Vines creep across Tomioka's empty streets, its prim gardens overgrown with waist-high weeds and meadow flowers. Dead cows rot ...

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...

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...

Dueling Punch Lists for Improving Nuclear Safety: NRC Task Force Recommendations Don't Go Far Enough

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green
Elliott Negin

A task force report released last Tuesday is the first of the NRC's two-step response to the Japanese nuclear accident. So far its recommendations don't go far enough to protect the public.

Report From Tokyo: My Final Report

David Wagner | Posted 09.09.2011 | World
David Wagner

Change is coming in Japan and I have touched on this point in recent discussions. In addition to formal and respected groups like the AESJ, change will also come from the grassroots level and my guess is it will be the mothers of Japan who will lead the charge.

Japan's Tsunami: The First 24 Hours

AP | ERIC TALMADGE and MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 09.01.2011 | World

FUKUSHIMA, Japan — When Unit 2 began to shake, Hiroyuki Kohno's first hunch was that something was wrong with the turbines. He paused for a mome...

Report From Tokyo: No News Is Good News?

David Wagner | Posted 08.23.2011 | World
David Wagner

It's no surprise that much information received about how the crisis at Fukushima unfolded has been kept away from traditional and social media as long as possible. In the end, however, the truth does come out.

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 ...

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.

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...