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Fukushima Survivors Torn About Whether To Return To 'Hot Zone'

Reuters | Mari Saito | Posted 05.31.2014 | Green

TAMURA, Japan, April 1 (Reuters) - People in Japan on Tuesday began their first homecomings in three years to a small area evacuated after the Fukus...

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...

Nuclear Regulator Criticizes Fukushima Operator

Reuters | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green

By Mari Saito TOKYO, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Japan's nuclear regulator has criticised the operator of the stricken Fukushima plant for inc...

Japan Says It Will Approve Fukushima Operator's Revival Plan

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2014 | Green

TOKYO, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Japan's trade ministry said it would approve on Wednesday a revival plan for the utility responsible for the Fukushima nuc...

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...

Is Your Nest Egg Radioactive?

Natalie Pace | Posted 12.30.2013 | Green
Natalie Pace

For investors, it's always a good idea to get out of the old and into the new. You wouldn't want to be invested in the horse and buggy when cars were invented, and you don't want to be left holding a bag of uranium when everyone else is solar gazing.

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...

TEPCO: Storm Caused Radioactive Leaks At Fukushima

Agence France Presse | | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

Heavy rain at the Fukushima nuclear plant caused a leak of radioactive water containing a cancer-causing isotope, possibly into the sea, its operator ...

Fukushima Operator Promises Improvements

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Mari Saito and Yoshifumi Takemoto TOKYO, Oct 15 (Reuters) - The operator of Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, under fire to ...

Radioactive Water Splashes 6 Workers In Nuke Plant Mishap

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 10.09.2013 | World

TOKYO -- TOKYO (AP) — Six workers at Japan's crippled nuclear power plant have been accidentally doused with highly radioactive water, the plant ope...

Sockeye Salmon Sushi: Japanese Prime Minister Issues International Plea for Help Containing Radiation Leaks

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Alison Winfield Burns

In a stunning reversal of disclosure, Japan asks for immediate international assistance to stop radiation leaks into the Pacific. "We are wide open...

U.S. Adviser To Fukushima Urges Swift Action From Japan

Reuters | Posted 11.13.2013 | World

By Kevin Krolicki and James Topham TOKYO, Sept 13 (Reuters) - Japan should begin preparing to release a massive tide of water from the...

Virginia's Fukushima

Tyler Lopez | Posted 09.09.2013 | Green
Tyler Lopez

In the event of a catastrophe (for instance, a large hurricane, tornado, earthquake, or attack), will Dominion similarly find itself scrambling for solutions? Though Virginia's Fukushima has not yet materialized, the political climate surrounding it is not unlike Japan's before 2011.

Sockeye Salmon Sushi: Use a Geiger Counter

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 11.06.2013 | Green
Alison Winfield Burns

Does elevated, uncontrolled radiation gush--as from an artery--out of Japan's maimed Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant and into the Pacific Ocean?

Fukushimazilla

Shan Wells | Posted 11.05.2013 | Denver
Shan Wells

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The Danger at Fukushima Grows Even Worse

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 10.12.2013 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Just when it seemed things might be under control at Fukushima, we find they are worse than ever. Immeasurably worse. Massive quantities of ...

TEPCO Delayed Informing Public Of Fukushima Leak

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 07.26.2013 | World

TOKYO -- The operator of Japan's crippled nuclear plant said Friday that it delayed acknowledging that the plant was leaking contaminated water into t...

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...

2,000 Fukushima Workers At Risk Of Thyroid Cancer

Agence France Presse | Hiroshi Hiyama | Posted 09.18.2013 | World

Around 2,000 people who have worked at Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant face a heightened risk of thyroid cancer, its operator said Friday.Toky...

Ex-Chief Of Fukushima Nuclear Plant Dies

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 09.08.2013 | Green

TOKYO — The nuclear power plant chief who led the life-risking battle to stabilize the cripple Fukushima reactors when they were spiraling into ...

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,...

2 Years After Tsunami, Japan Continues To Struggle

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 06.03.2013 | Green

TOKYO -- Amid growing dissatisfaction with the slow pace of recovery, Japan marked the second anniversary Monday of the devastating earthquake and tsu...

Japanese Nuclear Plant Operator Bailed Out To The Tune Of $12.8 Billion

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 09.30.2012 | World

ONAGAWA, Japan — The Japanese operator of the nuclear power plant devastated in last year's disasters received a 1 trillion yen ($12.8 billion) ...

After Fukushima, Nuclear Power on Collision Course With Japanese Public

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 09.25.2012 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

Having weathered the worst of its summer heat and humidity with the majority of its nuclear power plants shut down bodes well for Japan's ability to phase out nuclear energy and shift to renewables. But it remains to be seen what the Japanese government will ultimately decide.