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Japan Nuclear Disaster

No Fukushima Radiation Found Off The West Coast

Reuters | Posted 09.29.2014 | 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 ...

Japan Delays Radiation Cleanup In Towns Near Crippled Nuclear Plant

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 10.21.2013 | World

TOKYO -- TOKYO (AP) — Radiation cleanup in some of the most contaminated towns around Fukushima's damaged nuclear power plant is behind schedule, so...

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...

No Rise In Cancer Seen From Japan's Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, UN Says

Reuters | Posted 07.31.2013 | Healthy Living

* U.N. scientists draft report on Fukushima fallout * Expects no higher cancer rates as people left area * In contrast, ...

LOOK: Abandoned Nuclear Town In Japan Added To Google Street View

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 03.28.2013 | Technology

It has already brought us up some of the world's tallest mountains, inside the Grand Canyon and underwater to the Great Barrier Reef. Now, Google Stre...

200,000 Tons Of Radioactive Water Threaten Japan

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 10.25.2012 | World

TOKYO -- Japan's crippled nuclear power plant is struggling to find space to store tens of thousands of tons of highly contaminated water used to cool...

Japan's Reassuring Nuclear History

Gregory Kulacki | Posted 10.06.2012 | World
Gregory Kulacki

Increased Japanese transparency about its nuclear history and the public discussion it has triggered should not be a cause for alarm. They are welcome developments that are likely to solidify Japan's long-standing and well-considered opposition to developing nuclear weapons.

Nuclear Disaster Plant Operators Still Dragging Their Feet

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 07.23.2012 | World

TOKYO -- The operator of Japan's crippled nuclear power plant is still stumbling in its handling of the disaster 16 months later, by dragging its feet...

Japan Investigates Reports Of Radiation-Detector Tampering

Reuters | Posted 09.19.2012 | World

TOKYO, July 21 (Reuters) - Japan's health ministry said it would investigate reports that workers at the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant were...

Nuclear Disaster Was Man-Made Crisis

Reuters | Posted 09.03.2012 | World

By Risa Maeda and Linda Sieg TOKYO, July 5 (Reuters) - Japan's Fukushima nuclear crisis was a preventable disaster result...

Japan Sells First Fish Caught Off Fukushima Coast Since Nuclear Crisis

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 08.25.2012 | Green

TOKYO -- The first seafood caught off Japan's Fukushima coastline since last year's nuclear disaster went on sale Monday, but the offerings were limit...

Farmers Pray For Radiation-Free Rice

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 07.28.2012 | World

FUKUSHIMA, Japan -- Last year's crop sits in storage, deemed unsafe to eat, but Toraaki Ogata is back at his rice paddies, driving his tractor trailin...

Ex-PM: Nuclear Emergency Laws Flawed

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 07.28.2012 | World

TOKYO — Japan's leader felt fearful and helpless during last year's nuclear disaster and lacked experts capable of giving him guidance, he testi...

Japan Unlikely To Exit Nuclear Power

Reuters | Posted 07.24.2012 | World

By Linda Sieg TOKYO, May 25 (Reuters) - Japan is leaning toward a policy of halving nuclear power's share of electricity ...

Japan Mulls Shift To Renewable Energy Following Nuclear Disaster

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH and MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.03.2012 | Green

TOKYO -- Another long, stupefyingly hot summer is looming for Japan just as it shuts down its last operating nuclear power reactor, worsening a squeez...

Fatally High Radiation Levels

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.28.2012 | World

TOKYO — One of Japan's crippled nuclear reactors still has fatally high radiation levels and hardly any water to cool its fuel, according to an ...

LOOK: Most Expensive Natural Disaster Ever

Posted 03.12.2012 | World

One year after an earthquake and tsunami decimated the northeast coast of Japan, the country continues its extremely costly process of rebuilding. The...

Nuclear Evacuation Fatal For Old, Sick

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.09.2012 | World

MINAMI-SOMA, Japan (AP) — The doctors and nurses at Futaba Hospital pleaded for help as a radioactive plume wafted over their hospital. They had bee...

Mega-Disaster Goes Viral: Japan Tsunami's Social Media By The Numbers

Huffington Post | Chris C. Anderson | Posted 03.09.2012 | World

When disaster struck Japan, online reactions to the earthquake and tsunami coursed through Twitter in near-record time. However, even with an unpr...

LOOK: The State Of Nuclear Energy Around The World

Reuters/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.09.2012 | World

On March 11, 2011, an earthquake off the coast of Japan triggered a massive tsunami that killed more than 19,000 people and left thousands missing. Th...

Tsunami Survivor Yuichi Kowata: Government 'Reacted Too Late'

Huffington Post | Chris C. Anderson | Posted 03.08.2012 | World

One year after the tsunami and earthquake that devastated the northeast coast of Japan and left thousands of people dead, Robert Michael Poole and pho...

Japan's Ex-Leader: 'We Were Totally Unprepared' For Fukushima

Posted 05.08.2012 | World

TOKYO (AP) — Japan was woefully unprepared for last year's nuclear disaster, the country's former prime minister said, and suggested that the crippl...

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...

PHOTOS: Pictures Capture Heartbreak After Tsunami

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.02.2012 | World

It has been nearly one year since a monstrous earthquake triggered a tsunami that roared across Japan's coast on March 11, 2011, transforming once-pri...

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...