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Japan's Nuclear Victims Need More Help: Human Rights Group

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 07.28.2013 | Impact

TOKYO — A United Nations expert who investigated the aftermath of Japan's 2011 nuclear power plant disaster says the government and the operator...

Two Years Later: My Experiences in the Aftermath of the Earthquake in Japan

Michael Bennett | Posted 05.10.2013 | World
Michael Bennett

I didn't really write much about the earthquake the month after it happened because after the initial shock, I didn't know how much it would change me or my life. I've only just started getting used to buildings rumbling due to large trucks.

A Radioactive Conflict of Interest

Robert Alvarez | Posted 08.25.2012 | Green
Robert Alvarez

Given this well-documented history of deception, why is the government reducing nuclear emergency preparedness and claiming no harm from radiation exposure, right after a major nuclear power disaster?

Japanese Tsunami Toxicity: Traveling Our Oceans

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 08.14.2012 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

The tsunami killed over 15,000 people and at least 3,000 are still missing. It also caused the shutdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, but not before major radiation leaked into our biosphere.

Mercury Bigger Worry Than Radiation in Tuna

Michele Simon | Posted 08.05.2012 | Home
Michele Simon

Learning that bluefin tuna caught off California contain traces of radioactivity is disturbing regardless of health risks to diners. But the fact is, when it comes to tuna, we have more serious problems to worry about, like mercury and overfishing.

Radioactive Bluefin Tuna In U.S. Traced To Japan Nuclear Disaster

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 05.29.2012 | Green

LOS ANGELES -- Across the vast Pacific, the mighty bluefin tuna carried radioactive contamination that leaked from Japan's crippled nuclear plant to t...

UN: Radiation Didn't Kill Fukushima Workers

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 05.23.2012 | World

VIENNA -- A year after an earthquake and tsunami triggered the Fukushima disaster, a United Nations agency preparing a report on the health effects sa...

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.

A Look Back: Radiation Concerns In The U.S. After Fukushima

Posted 03.11.2012 | Green

After the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that devastated parts of Japan and caused the largest nuclear accident since Chernobyl, concerns about radia...

Chipping Away At Radiation-Contaminated Communities

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.05.2012 | World

FUKUSHIMA, Japan — Workers in rubber boots chip at the frozen ground, scraping until they've removed the top 2 inches (5 centimeters) of radioac...

Plant Chief: Japan's Tsunami-Hit Nuclear Power Plant Remains Fragile

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 04.29.2012 | World

OKUMA, Japan — Japan's tsunami-hit Fukushima power plant remains fragile nearly a year after it suffered multiple meltdowns, its chief said Tues...

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?

Japan Recalls Baby Formula After Small Traces Of Radiation Found

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 02.05.2012 | World

TOKYO — Major Japanese food and candy maker Meiji Co. said it was recalling 400,000 cans of powdered milk for infants after traces of radiation ...

Uncertainty Shrouds Nuclear Plant Disaster's Long Term Effects

AP | By MALCOLM RITTER and MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 01.20.2012 | Green

FUKUSHIMA, Japan -- Even if the worst nuclear accident in 25 years leads to many people developing cancer, we may never find out. Looking back on tho...

From Minamata to Fukushima -- The Japanese Nuclear Crisis Isn't Over Yet

Lyric Hughes Hale | Posted 01.14.2012 | World
Lyric Hughes Hale

For me, the saddest stories are about needless human suffering, suffering caused by greed, hate, or more maddeningly, the inability of responsible people to act responsively. Minamata and Fukushima are both that kind of story.

Officials Find Small Radiation Hotspot In Tokyo

AP | Posted 12.12.2011 | Green

TOKYO — Japanese officials have found a small area in Tokyo with higher levels of radiation than evacuation zones around the Fukushima nuclear p...

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...

Concerns Intensify Over Radiation-Tainted Beef In Japan

AP | By TOMOKO A. HOSAKA | Posted 09.16.2011 | Green

TOKYO -- Concerns about radiation-tainted beef intensified Sunday in Japan as officials struggled to determine the scope of the problem and prevent fu...

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 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 Government Doubles Radiation Leak Estimate

Tokyo Times | Posted 08.06.2011 | World

The government has doubled its estimate for the amount of radioactivity released into the atmosphere during the early days of the disaster at the Fuku...

2 Fukushima Workers Exceed Radiation Exposure Limit

AP | By MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 08.03.2011 | Green

TOKYO (AP) -- Two nuclear plant workers have exceeded Japan's radiation exposure limit for men, and others who toiled without sufficient protection in...

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...

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...