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Fukushima Daiichi

Climate Change, Media, Psychology & the Denial of Death

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 04.10.2014 | Green
Mitchell J. Rabin

On the standard, commercial television channels we hear about extreme weather virtually every single day. Droughts in the southwest hardly seen since...

As Fears Of Fukushima's Radiation Linger, Children Flee Homes

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 04.07.2014 | Green

MATSUMOTO, Japan (AP) — The 12-year-old girl didn't want to leave her younger brother, and her grandparents didn't want her to go away. But a family...

Fukushima: What Have We Learned?

Bob Burnett | Posted 03.14.2014 | Green
Bob Burnett

On March 11, 2011, Japan experienced a 9.0 earthquake. The six nuclear plants at Fukushima Daiichi survived the quake but were swamped by a 45-foot wave that overwhelmed the 19-foot seawalls. In the ensuing three years, we learned four grim truths.

Three Years After Fukushima, Japanese Still Do Not Want Nuclear Power

The Huffington Post | Lauren Betesh | Posted 03.12.2014 | World

Three years after a crippling earthquake and devastating tsunami caused a nuclear meltdown at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, a concern...

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...

The Nuclear Meltdown at Fukushima: Danger, Deception and Betrayal

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Evaggelos Vallianatos

Last month I watched a documentary on the March 11, 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima prefecture, Japan. The showing of the 2013 documentary, A2-B-C, took place in a cafeteria of Pomona College.

Encountering the Fukushima Daiichi Accident

Naoto Kan | Posted 12.28.2013 | World
Naoto Kan

Before the Fukushima accident, with the belief that no nuclear accident would happen as long as the safety measures were followed properly, I had pushed the policy of utilizing nuclear power. Having faced the real accident as Prime Minister, my view is now changed 180 degrees.

'The World Community Must Take Charge At Fukushima'

The Huffington Post | Jared Gilmour | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A MoveOn.org petition penned by anti-nuclear activist Harvey Wasserman is asking the United Nations to intervene at the crippled Fukushi...

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 ...

IAEA: Japan Should Work Harder To Address Fukushima Disaster

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 12.10.2013 | World

TOKYO — TOKYO (AP) — The head of the U.N. nuclear agency urged Japan on Thursday to work harder to address international concerns about leaks ...

Nick Visser

Fukushima Teaches Only Safe Nuclear Power Is None At All: Advocates

HuffingtonPost.com | Nick Visser | Posted 10.10.2013 | Green

NEW YORK -- What lessons should Americans learn from the continuing disaster surrounding the crippled Fukushima nuclear facility in Japan? A panel of ...

Former NRC Chair: Emergency Plans Won't Protect Residents from Radiation

Roger Witherspoon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Roger Witherspoon

The former head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said yesterday that emergency plans for a catastrophic event at the Indian Point nuclear power plant are not designed to ensure that residents will escape unhealthy doses of radiation and it would be best if the plant closes down.

TEPCO: Hold In Fukushima Anti-Radiation Fence

Agence France Presse | | Posted 11.26.2013 | World

Workers at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant Thursday spotted a hole in one of the barriers intended to keep radioactive particles contained in...

Fukushima Forever

Charles Perrow | Posted 11.20.2013 | World
Charles Perrow

Recent disclosures of tons of radioactive water from the damaged Fukushima reactors spilling into the ocean are just the latest evidence of the continuing incompetence of the Japanese utility, TEPCO.

Nuclear Energy Survives Only on the Basis of Faulty Risk Assessment

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

The bottom line is that nuclear power has great potential in theory, but not in reality. Japan reminds us that while we generally now view nuclear energy as relatively safe, the occasional outlier kills the industry.

Tokyo 2020: The Whole World Is (Really) Watching Now

Nancy Snow | Posted 11.08.2013 | World
Nancy Snow

Tokyo may be celebrating, but there is a deeply concerning global angst about a city hosting the Olympic games about 220 kilometers (137 miles) from the site of one of the worst nuclear disasters in history.

Hawaii Scientists Seek To Calm U.S. Fears About Fukushima Radiation

jklk | Posted 09.19.2013 | Green

The following article is provided by Civil Beat. By Sophie Cocke University of Hawaii scientists are seeking to lessen anxieties about the poten...

Radiation Levels Spike At Fukushima Plant

Reuters | Aaron Sheldrick and Mari Saito | Posted 11.03.2013 | World

By Aaron Sheldrick and Mari Saito TOKYO, Sept 4 (Reuters) - Radiation readings around tanks holding contaminated water at the cripp...

Danger Level Upgraded For Radioactive Water Leak At Fukushima

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 10.27.2013 | World

TOKYO — Japan's nuclear regulator on Wednesday upgraded the rating of a leak of radiation-contaminated water from a tank at its tsunami-wrecked ...

5 Things You Should Know About Fukushima's Radioactive Leak

Posted 08.23.2013 | Green

By Tanya Lewis, LiveScience Staff Writer: Japan's nuclear regulator has raised the threat level of a radioactive leak at the crippled Fukushima Dai...

Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Escalates To Worst Level In 2 Years

Reuters | Kiyoshi Takenaka and James Topham | Posted 10.20.2013 | World

TOKYO, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Japan's nuclear crisis escalated to its worst level in two years on Wednesday, with its nuclear watchdog saying it feared ...

300 Tons Of 'Highly Radioactive' Water Leaks From Fukushima

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 10.20.2013 | World

TOKYO — The operator of Japan's tsunami-crippled nuclear power plant said Tuesday that about 300 tons (300,000 liters, 80,000 gallons) of highly...

President Obama's Climate Action Plan: Not Even Close

Tom Weis | Posted 10.13.2013 | Green
Tom Weis

The president opened his speech with a poetic tribute to the Apollo program, a generational mission championed by President John F. Kennedy more than half a century ago. But no comparison can be made between Kennedy's bold vision and Obama's timid plan.

Japanese Gov't To Help Stop Fukushima's Radioactive Water Leaks

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 10.07.2013 | World

TOKYO — The government said it will step in and take "firm measures" to combat leaks of radioactive water at Japan's crippled nuclear power plan...