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Fukushima Disaster

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

Reuters | Posted 08.26.2014 | World

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

No Fukushima Radiation Found Off The West Coast

Reuters | Posted 07.30.2014 | Green

By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND, Ore., July 29 (Reuters) - Tests of water off the U.S. West Coast have found no signs of radiation from ...

REPORT: Fukushima Workers Fled Plant After Accident

The New York Times | MARTIN FACKLER | Posted 05.20.2014 | Green

At the most dire moment of the Fukushima nuclear crisis three years ago, hundreds of panicked employees abandoned the damaged plant despite being orde...

Experts Question Fukushima's Ice Wall Plan

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.02.2014 | World

TOKYO (AP) — Experts on Friday expressed skepticism about a plan to build a costly underground frozen wall at Japan's crippled nuclear plant, a deve...

Japan Recruits Homeless For Fukushima Clean Up

Reuters | Posted 02.28.2014 | World

(Read this story in a PDF http://link.reuters.com/duv65v) * Homeless recruited for Fukushima at minimum wages * Labor br...

U.S. Energy Chief Offers Japan Aid With Fukushima Cleanup

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 12.31.2013 | World

TOKYO — TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said he expects deepening cooperation with Japan over the high-stakes cleaning up and ...

Meet The Underpaid, Overexposed 'Liquidators' Of Fukushima

WorldCrunch - Le Monde | Patrick Randall | Posted 12.16.2013 | World

Worldcrunch.com / LE MONDEIWAKI — Our meeting with one of the “liquidators” of Fukushima’s power plant takes place in a discreet location, o...

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.

Chain To Grow Food Near Crippled Power Plant

Reuters | Posted 12.02.2013 | Business

TOKYO, Oct 2 (Reuters) - A Japanese fast-food chain has announced plans to grow rice and vegetables on a farm 100 km (60 miles) from the crippled Fu...

U.S. Nuke Expert: Fukushima Disaster No Surprise Given Japan's Failure To Act

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 11.24.2013 | World

TOKYO -- A former U.S. nuclear regulatory chief said Tuesday that leaks of contaminated water at the crippled Fukushima plant had been known since ear...

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.

Earthquake Reported Near Fukushima

Posted 11.19.2013 | World

RT reports a moderate earthquake has struck near the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan: URGENT: Earthquake strikes near #Fukushima n...

Nuclear Power Ain't Going Anywhere In Japan

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 11.15.2013 | World

TOKYO — Japan once again has become without atomic energy as its only operating nuclear reactor went offline Sunday for refueling and maintenanc...

Fukushima Crisis New Blow To Fishermen's Hopes

AP | MIKI TODA and KOJI UEDA | Posted 08.29.2013 | World

YOTSUKURA, Japan -- Third-generation fisherman Fumio Suzuki sets out into the Pacific Ocean every seven weeks. Not to catch fish to sell, but to catch...

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...

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...

Fukushima Plant Admits Radioactive Water Leaked To Sea

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 09.21.2013 | World

TOKYO — A Japanese utility said Monday its crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is likely leaking contaminated water into sea, acknowledging for the...

Fukushima Plant Likely Leaking Contaminated Water Into Sea

AP | Posted 07.10.2013 | World

TOKYO -- Japan's nuclear watchdog says the crippled Fukushima plant is likely leaking contaminated water into sea, a problem long suspected by experts...

Radioactive Water At Fukushima Kept In Plastic & Felt Tanks

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 04.09.2013 | World

TOKYO -- The operator of Japan's crippled nuclear power plant said Tuesday that it had detected a fresh leak of radioactive water from one of the faci...

Utility Company Takes Blame For Fukushima Meltdown

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.29.2013 | World

TOKYO — The utility that operates Japan's crippled atomic plant said Friday that it deserves most of the blame for the country's nuclear crisis,...

Matsumura Naoto Has Highest Radiation Level In Japan But Is Not Planning On Leaving

Posted 03.11.2013 | World

"It was crazy at first. No light. No sound." Eventually, Matsumura Naoto got used to the silence that overcame his village, Tomioka, after a dead...

Cancer Risk Is Higher Near Fukushima, WHO Reports

Reuters | Posted 04.30.2013 | Green

* Girls at greater risk of thyroid cancer - report * Report finds increased risk of breast cancer, leukaemia ...

Tom Zeller Jr.

Nuclear Power Whistleblowers Sound Alarm On Secrecy Among Feds

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 03.29.2013 | Green

Richard H. Perkins and Larry Criscione are precise and formal men with more than 20 years of combined government and military service. Perkins held po...