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Japan Nuclear Plant

Despite Accidents And Huge Costs, Japan's Nuclear Industry Remains Influential

Posted 03.12.2014 | World

By Douglas Birch, R. Jeffrey Smith and Jake Adelstein, Center for Public Integrity TOKYO — When Taro Kono was growing up as the son of a major ...

The Irresistible Target?

Center For Public Integrity | Douglas Birch, R. Jeffrey Smith and Jake Adelstein, | Posted 03.13.2014 | World

By Douglas Birch, R. Jeffrey Smith and Jake Adelstein, Center for Public Integrity ROKKASHO, Japan — Sporting turquoise-striped walls and massive...

'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 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...

Fukushima's Radioactive Water May Overflow Into Sea

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 10.06.2013 | World

TOKYO — The operator of Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant is struggling to stop contaminated underground water from leaking into the...

Japan Drops Nuclear Phase-Out Bid

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 09.20.2012 | World

TOKYO -- Japan's Cabinet stopped short of a commitment Wednesday to phase out nuclear power by 2040, backtracking from an advisory panel's recommendat...

Flaws Worsened Japan's Nuclear Crisis

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 06.20.2012 | World

TOKYO -- The operator of the Japanese nuclear plant devastated by last year's tsunami issued a final report on the disaster Wednesday, outlining organ...

The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Is Far From Over

Robert Alvarez | Posted 06.22.2012 | Green
Robert Alvarez

Despite the enormous destruction from the earthquake and tsunami, little attention was paid to the fact that the nine dry spent fuel casks at the Fukushima Da-Ichi site were unscathed. This is an important lesson we cannot afford to ignore.

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...

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...

Fearing Panic, Japanese Officials Reportedly Kept Nuclear Crisis Report Secret

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI and YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 03.26.2012 | World

TOKYO — The Japanese government's worst-case scenario at the height of the nuclear crisis last year warned that tens of millions of people, incl...

Japan Nuclear Reactor Debris Seeped Deeper

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 01.30.2012 | World

TOKYO — Radioactive debris from melted fuel rods may have seeped deeper into the floor of a Japan's tsunami-hit nuclear reactor than previously ...

Robot, Drone Fail On Japan Nuke-Plant Missions

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 08.24.2011 | Technology

TOKYO — Two high-tech machines intended to help workers at Japan's tsunami-hit nuclear plant malfunctioned Friday, including a long-awaited Japa...

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 ...

Report From Tokyo: The Spread of Radioactivity

David Wagner | Posted 08.07.2011 | World
David Wagner

The greatest concern for people living anywhere near the Daiichi Fukushima nuclear plant these days is the spread of radioactivity emanating from the facility. In recent days, several reports paint a dire picture of what is happening in Japan.

Trace Amounts Of Japan Reactor Fall Out Detected In Denver Drinking Water

The Denver Post | Bruce Finley | Posted 06.12.2011 | Denver

Radioactive fallout from Japan's ruined nuclear power plants has reached drinking water in Denver and other U.S. cities in trace amounts that authorit...

Japanese Workers Frantically Search For Radiation Leak With Bizarre Improvised Methods

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI and YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 06.04.2011 | World

TOKYO — Workers were pumping more than 3 million gallons of contaminated water from Japan's tsunami-ravaged nuclear power complex into the Pacif...

GE CEO Defends Nuclear Industry Safety Record

Posted 06.04.2011 | Business

TOKYO (Reuters) - General Electric Co Chief Executive Jeffrey Immelt defended the nuclear industry's safety record on Monday during a trip to Toky...

Disasters Put Stress On Children In Japan

AP | By KRISTEN GELINEAU | Posted 06.03.2011 | World

KARAKUWA, Japan (AP) -- Zoom in for a snapshot of apparent normalcy: children sitting in a circle, clasping playing cards tightly in their hands. They...

Japan Nuclear Plant Crisis Could Last Months

AP | By RYAN NAKASHIMA and MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 06.03.2011 | Business

TOKYO -- Engineers pinned their hopes on chemicals, sawdust and shredded newspaper to stop highly radioactive water pouring into the ocean from Japan'...

2 Missing Workers At Japanese Nuclear Plant Found Dead

AP | RYAN NAKASHIMA and MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 06.02.2011 | World

TOKYO — A massive tsunami that crippled a nuclear power plant also killed two workers there, the Japanese operator announced Sunday, confirming ...