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Worker At Damaged Japan Nuclear Plant Dies

AP | Posted 07.13.2011 | World

TOKYO — A man died on his second day of work at Japan's tsunami-wrecked nuclear power plant Saturday, and the plant operator said harmful levels...

Reading the Pictures: Unit 4 in Danger of Collapse? (And Then, Don't Tell Me There's Nothing To See at Fukushima)

Michael Shaw | Posted 07.13.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2011-05-13-shaw.pngWhat we're sadly lacking from Fukushima is a bigger and much better picture of what is a still-boiling disaster.

Japan Official Says Country Will Not Abandon Nuclear Power

AP | Posted 07.07.2011 | World

TOKYO -- A top Japanese official says Japan will maintain atomic power as part of its energy policy despite the country's ongoing nuclear crisis. Dep...

Workers Enter Japan Nuclear Reactor Building For First Time Since Explosion

AP | By TOMOKO A. HOSAKA | Posted 07.04.2011 | World

TOKYO -- Workers entered one of the damaged reactor buildings at Japan's stricken nuclear power plant Thursday for the first time since it was rocked ...

Japanese Workers and Children Overexposed to Radiation

Alexia Parks | Posted 07.02.2011 | Home
Alexia Parks

While the world news media has shifted its attention elsewhere, tragedy continues to unfold at Tokyo Electric Power's crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear...

Adapting to a New World of Invisible Toxins

William Spear | Posted 06.24.2011 | Healthy Living
William Spear

It's a whole new ballgame, folks. Nearly every community in the modern world is facing an invisible enemy. Constant exposures to toxic loads in our en...

Radiation And Health: The Aftershocks Of Japan's Nuclear Disaster

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

One may be exposed to elevated levels of radiation by breathing in radioactive particles, ingesting them, or coming into close bodily contact with a source of radiation. Different types of radiation will produce different health effects.

Japan Approves Nearly $50 Billion For Post-Earthquake Rebuilding

Reuters | Linda Sieg and Kazunori Takada | Posted 06.21.2011 | World

April 22, 2011 4:37:58 AM By Linda Sieg and Kazunori Takada TOKYO, April 22 (Reuters) - Japan's cabinet approved on Friday almost $50 billio...

Duck and Cover

Robert Koehler | Posted 06.21.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

What if schoolchildren stood facing not the American flag every morning before class started but a photograph of a devastated Hiroshima? Do you think we'd start growing up as a country?

Japan's Radiation Contamination Protocols Align With Old Testament Laws

Roger Isaacs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Roger Isaacs

The confluence of events in Japan has created a horrific event of biblical proportions. As keepers of the highly radioactive Ark of the Covenant, Moses and Aaron would agree: screen, cleanse, isolate.

Japan Declares No-Go Zone Around Nuclear Plant

AP | By MARI YAMAGUCHI and ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 06.20.2011 | World

TOKYO -- Japan declared a 12-mile (20-kilometer) area evacuated around its radiation-spewing nuclear power plant a no-go zone on Thursday, urging resi...

Japan Considers Restricting Access To Evacuation Zone Around Plant

AP | By MARI YAMAGUCHI and ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 06.19.2011 | World

TOKYO -- Authorities were considering restricting access to the evacuation zone around Japan's crippled nuclear plant Wednesday to limit radiation exp...

No Radiation Risk To North Pacific Fish, Officials Claim

AP | Posted 06.18.2011 | Home

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- North Pacific fish are so unlikely to be contaminated by radioactive material from the crippled nuclear plant in Japan that there...

Japan Orders Nuclear Plant Operator To Pay Evacuees

AP | By SHINO YUASA and MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 06.14.2011 | World

TOKYO -- Japan's government on Friday ordered the operator of a tsunami-damaged nuclear plant leaking radiation to pay about $12,000 to each household...

U.S. Nuclear Regulator Lets Industry Write Rules

ProPublica | John Sullivan | Posted 06.13.2011 | Green

ProPublica's John Sullivan reports:In the fall of 2001, inspectors with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission were so concerned about possible corrosion a...

Japan Hit By Second Major Aftershock In A Day

Reuters | Posted 06.11.2011 | World

April 12, 2011 5:18:41 AM TOKYO, April 12 (Reuters) - A second major aftershock measuring 6.3 rocked northeast Japan on Tuesday, swaying buildi...

Japan Nuclear Crisis Raised To Highest Severity Level, On Par With Chernobyl

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA and RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 06.11.2011 | World

TOKYO — Japan's nuclear regulators raised the severity level of the crisis at a stricken nuclear plant Tuesday to rank it on par with the 1986 C...

Inspiring TED Talk

Posted 06.10.2011 | Arts

After receiving a standing ovation for her poems 'If I Should Have a Daughter' and 'Hiroshima,' 22-year-old spoken word poet Sarah Kay went on to give...

Japan To Stop Pumping Radioactive Water Into Sea

Reuters | Shinichi Saoshiro and Chisa Fujioka | Posted 06.08.2011 | World

April 9, 2011 1:28:50 AM By Shinichi Saoshiro and Chisa Fujioka TOKYO, April 9 (Reuters) - Japan expects to stop pumping radioactive water i...

Japan Aftershock Kills At Least 2

AP | By JAY ALABASTER and TOMOKO A. HOSAKA | Posted 06.07.2011 | World

SENDAI, Japan -- A strong aftershock ripped through northeastern Japan, killing two people, knocking out power to vast areas Friday and piling misery ...

Body Of Missing American Teacher Found In Japan

Reuters | Yereth Rosen | Posted 06.06.2011 | World

April 6, 2011 7:28:32 PM By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska, April 6 (Reuters) - The body of an Anchorage teacher who went missing in Japan f...

Workers At Japan Nuclear Plant Focus On Preventing More Hydrogen Explosions

AP | By MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 06.06.2011 | World

TOKYO -- After notching a rare victory by stopping highly radioactive water from flowing into the Pacific, workers at Japan's flooded nuclear power co...

Japan Nuclear Plant Stops Radiation-Tainted Water From Leaking Into Ocean

Reuters | Chizu Nomiyama and Yoko Nishikawa | Posted 06.05.2011 | World

April 5, 2011 11:16:04 PM By Chizu Nomiyama and Yoko Nishikawa TOKYO, April 6 (Reuters) - Engineers have stopped highly radioactive water le...

Are Anti-Nuke Liberals Science Deniers?

David Ropeik | Posted 06.05.2011 | Green
David Ropeik

True liberals, non-wobbly liberals, are supposed to oppose nuclear power. Period. True conservatives, for some reason, are supposed to deny climate change. Period.

Feds Sample Colo. Snowpack Following Japan Nuclear Disaster

denver.cbslocal.com | Paul Day | Posted 06.04.2011 | Denver

DENVER (CBS4) -- Snow surveyors with the Natural Resource Conservation Service have always cared about the quantity of Colorado's white stuff, not the...