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Japan To Restart Nuclear Power Plant

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 11.07.2014 | World

TOKYO (AP) — A governor gave final approval Friday for a nuclear power plant to restart in southern Japan, the first to resume operations under new ...

Japanese Governor Says It's Too Soon To Restart Reactors

AP | By MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 12.15.2014 | Green

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese governor said Wednesday the country should not restart any nuclear plants until the cause of the Fukushima meltdown is fully...

Fukushima's Unsung Heroes and Implications of the New Seminal Report by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences for the Future of (Japan's) Nuclear Power Industry

Najmedin Meshkati | Posted 11.12.2014 | World
Najmedin Meshkati

Without respecting and understanding the vital role of human factors in technological systems and proactively addressing/cultivating/facilitating their performance during unexpected events, nuclear safety will only be a distant mirage and recovery will be an unattainable dream.

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...

Takashi Murakami's First Feature Film Looks Insane

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 04.29.2014 | Arts

The signature "superflat" characters of visual artist Takashi Murakami are colorful, cute and expressive, much like the manga that inspires them. They...

Sunflowers, Symbols, and Nukes: A 2014 Taiwan Primer

Jack Healey | Posted 06.29.2014 | Impact
Jack Healey

Only a month or so after the Sunflower Movement willingly ended their occupation of the Taiwanese legislature, there is another mass movement afoot, this one demanding an end to the attempts to complete another nuclear power plant on the island.

Climate Change, Media, Psychology & the Denial of Death

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 06.10.2014 | 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 06.07.2014 | 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 05.14.2014 | 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, Ex-Nuclear Chief Lobbies For Phase-Out

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 05.13.2014 | Green

TOKYO (AP) — As radiation spewed from Japan's nuclear disaster three years ago, the top U.S. atomic energy regulator issued a 50-mile evacuation war...

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...

3 Years After Fukushima, Life Returns In The Sea

Tomoko Nagano | Posted 05.11.2014 | World
Tomoko Nagano

Nature is desperately trying to survive and return to its original state. The animals disappeared when they lost their ecosystem, but now, after three years of struggling to rebuild it, they are starting to recover their way of life.

Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster Warns It Could Happen Here

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green
Elliott Negin

Fukushima is far more than a disaster diary. It also provides a clear-eyed look at the Japanese regulatory regime that helped make the disaster all but inevitable, and makes a strong case that U.S. oversight is plagued by the same complacent attitude and undue industry influence.

Japan's Return to Nuclear Power

Amy Chavez | Posted 04.27.2014 | Green
Amy Chavez

Yoichi Masuzoe, victor in February's Tokyo gubernatorial election, is expected to help bring nuclear power back to Japan. Despite two anti-nuke contenders in the race, the controversial Masuzoe won the election by a landslide.

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...

Fukushima's Contaminated Water Poses Difficulties In Cleanup

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 02.02.2014 | World

TOKYO (AP) — A government panel is proposing additional measures to lessen the contaminated water crisis at Japan's crippled nuclear power plant. T...

Fukushima Cleanup: What Is At Stake?

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

TOKYO (AP) — Workers started the difficult task Monday of removing nuclear fuel rods from a heavily damaged reactor building at the Fukushima Dai-Ic...

'Any Tank Could Leak Sooner Or Later'

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 11.08.2013 | World

TOKYO -- TOKYO (AP) — When tons of radioactive water leaked from a storage tank at Fukushima's crippled nuclear power plant and other containers hur...

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...

'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...

'Fukuppy' Mascot Is Such A Fail

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.25.2013 | Business

What's in a name? A lot, apparently. Fukushima Industries Corp. bears no relation to Fukushima Prefecture, the location of an ongoing nuclear cata...

Japan Braces For Typhoon Wipha

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Aaron Sheldrick TOKYO, Oct 15 (Reuters) - A once-in-a-decade typhoon threatened Japan on Tuesday, disrupting travel...

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 ...