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'Ice Wall' Is Japan's Last-Ditch Effort To Contain Fukushima Radiation

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 04.01.2016 | Green

• The nearly mile-long structure consists of underground pipes designed to form a frozen barrier around the crippled reactors.• The $312 million s...

Robots Are Dying To Save Fukushima So People Don’t Have To

Fusion | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 03.14.2016 | World

Five years after the disaster at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant, radiation levels remain so high that some cleanup robots that took years to build ...

Former TEPCO Bosses Indicted Over Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 02.29.2016 | World

TOKYO (Reuters) - Three former Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) executives were indicted on Monday for failing to take safety measures to prevent the nucl...

Japan Court Rules Fukushima Nuclear Operator Responsible For Woman's Suicide

Reuters | Posted 10.26.2014 | World

* Japan district court rules Tepco responsible for woman's suicide * Tepco ordered to pay 49 mln yen ($472,000) compensation ...

Fukushima Survivors Torn About Whether To Return To 'Hot Zone'

Reuters | Mari Saito | Posted 05.31.2014 | Green

TAMURA, Japan, April 1 (Reuters) - People in Japan on Tuesday began their first homecomings in three years to a small area evacuated after the Fukus...

New Highly Radioactive Leak At Fukushima Plant

Reuters | Mari Saito | Posted 02.20.2014 | Green

* Worst radioactive water leak at Fukushima since last August * Utility says water unlikely to have reached ocean * Tepco strongly criticised fo...

Nuclear Regulator Criticizes Fukushima Operator

Reuters | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green

By Mari Saito TOKYO, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Japan's nuclear regulator has criticised the operator of the stricken Fukushima plant for inc...

Japan Says It Will Approve Fukushima Operator's Revival Plan

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2014 | Green

TOKYO, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Japan's trade ministry said it would approve on Wednesday a revival plan for the utility responsible for the Fukushima nuc...

Is Your Nest Egg Radioactive?

Natalie Pace | Posted 12.30.2013 | Green
Natalie Pace

For investors, it's always a good idea to get out of the old and into the new. You wouldn't want to be invested in the horse and buggy when cars were invented, and you don't want to be left holding a bag of uranium when everyone else is solar gazing.

Japan Panel Proposes TEPCO's Removal From Fukushima Responsibility

Reuters | Posted 12.29.2013 | World

By Takaya Yamaguchi and Kentaro Hamada TOKYO, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Tokyo Electric Power Co should be stripped of the responsibility for...

TEPCO: Storm Caused Radioactive Leaks At Fukushima

Agence France Presse | | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

Heavy rain at the Fukushima nuclear plant caused a leak of radioactive water containing a cancer-causing isotope, possibly into the sea, its operator ...

Fukushima Operator Promises Improvements

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Mari Saito and Yoshifumi Takemoto TOKYO, Oct 15 (Reuters) - The operator of Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, under fire to ...

Sockeye Salmon Sushi: Japanese Prime Minister Issues International Plea for Help Containing Radiation Leaks

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Alison Winfield Burns

In a stunning reversal of disclosure, Japan asks for immediate international assistance to stop radiation leaks into the Pacific. "We are wide open...

U.S. Adviser To Fukushima Urges Swift Action From Japan

Reuters | Posted 11.13.2013 | World

By Kevin Krolicki and James Topham TOKYO, Sept 13 (Reuters) - Japan should begin preparing to release a massive tide of water from the...

Virginia's Fukushima

Tyler Lopez | Posted 09.09.2013 | Green
Tyler Lopez

In the event of a catastrophe (for instance, a large hurricane, tornado, earthquake, or attack), will Dominion similarly find itself scrambling for solutions? Though Virginia's Fukushima has not yet materialized, the political climate surrounding it is not unlike Japan's before 2011.

Sockeye Salmon Sushi: Use a Geiger Counter

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 11.06.2013 | Green
Alison Winfield Burns

Does elevated, uncontrolled radiation gush--as from an artery--out of Japan's maimed Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant and into the Pacific Ocean?


Shan Wells | Posted 11.05.2013 | Denver
Shan Wells


The Danger at Fukushima Grows Even Worse

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 10.12.2013 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Just when it seemed things might be under control at Fukushima, we find they are worse than ever. Immeasurably worse. Massive quantities of ...

2,000 Fukushima Workers At Risk Of Thyroid Cancer

Agence France Presse | Hiroshi Hiyama | Posted 09.18.2013 | World

Around 2,000 people who have worked at Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant face a heightened risk of thyroid cancer, its operator said Friday.Toky...

After Fukushima, Nuclear Power on Collision Course With Japanese Public

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 09.25.2012 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

Having weathered the worst of its summer heat and humidity with the majority of its nuclear power plants shut down bodes well for Japan's ability to phase out nuclear energy and shift to renewables. But it remains to be seen what the Japanese government will ultimately decide.

The Nuclear Power Conundrum

Bill Chameides | Posted 09.05.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, located in the very populous corridor between Los Angeles and San Diego, has been shuttered since January after it was discovered that damage to the steam tubes that carry radioactive water had led to a small leak of radioactive steam.

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Vivian Norris | Posted 04.03.2013 | Business
Vivian Norris

Last weekend, events took place which should make us think about the future of energy on this planet.

Water Leaks Force Suspension Of Cooling Operations At Fukushima Plant

MSNBC | Posted 01.30.2012 | Green

Japan's stricken nuclear power plant has leaked more than 160 gallons of water, forcing it to briefly suspend cooling operations at a spent-fuel pond ...

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: How Long Should TEPCO Call the Shots?

David Wagner | Posted 08.03.2011 | World
David Wagner

One has to wonder how long Tokyo Electric Power should call the shots. There is something inherently wrong with allowing the hen to rule the hen house. Yet that is what is happening.