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Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant

Fukushima: Dangerous risks being ignored to cut costs

The government continues to take regressive steps in spite of the torrent of criticism it has received and the lessons that should have been learned since the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami triggered a nuclear disaster.This is evidenced in the fact that

April 04, 2012

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Tokai Nuclear Power Plant in Japan leaked about 1.5 tonnes of radioactive water

Japan's nuclear safety watchdog Monday said a leakage of about 1.5 tonnes of low-level radioactive water occurred at a plant of Japan Atomic Power Co. in the village of Tokai in Ibaraki Prefecture.The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency launched an investigation to

March 19, 2012

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Beijing faces water shortage and land subsidence

The 800 water extraction wells within the fifth ring road areas in Beijing will be closed this year as part of an effort to conserve underground water. Underground water extraction will be halted by 2014 in the urban areas of Beijing as authorities seek to prevent

February 28, 2012

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The largest stranding of dolphins on record in the Northeast U.S

The largest stranding of a single species on record in the Northeast Region of the U.S. is taking place right now. As of today, 129 common and Atlantic white sided dolphins stranded on Cape Cod beaches. International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) reported that with

February 06, 2012

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Kono Taro, member of Japan parliament: People in Japan were deceived for many days to come

Kono Taro is Director General of Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party’s International bureau and a fifth-term Member of the House of Representatives in Japan. He is especially critical of the government’s pursuit of a so-called ‘closed’ nuclear fuel cycle

February 01, 2012

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Japan finds 14 water leaks at Fukushima

Water leaks from 14 points at the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant's facilities have been found, leading the operator to suspend the cooling of the spent fuel pool at its No. 4 reactor for two hours, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) was quoted by local

January 30, 2012

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Cargo ship Rena broke in two causing new oil spill

The rough sea and waves as 7 meters (23feet) high caused the cargo ship Rena to broke in two Saturday off the coast of New Zealand. This has allowed more oil to leak. There is now a yawning 20 to 30 metre gap between the ship's bow and stern section, which is listing

January 09, 2012

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Confirmed: Fukushima disaster contaminated ocean with 50 million times normal radiation, leaks still ongoing

Things are suddenly heating up again with Fukushima. As we reported yesterday, the southern wall of Fukushima reactor #4 apparently collapsed over the past few days, calling into question the structural integrity of the remainder of the containment building

December 13, 2011

Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown

A fresh leak of highly radioactive water into the open ocean has been discovered at Fukushima nuclear complex

Large quantities of highly radioactive water have leaked through a crack in the wall of a treatment facility at the Fukushima power plant, and some may have founds its way into the sea, the plant's operator, Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco), said.Crews were dispatched to

December 05, 2011

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NASA Satellite shows state of SO2 pollution from U.S. coal power plants

A key emission from coal-fired power plants that emitt sulfur dioxide contributes to the formation of acid rain and to respiratory health problems. Scientists attribute the decline to the Clean Air Interstate Rule, issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in

December 02, 2011


Deforestation and food crisis threatens Myanmar

Part of Myanmar's breadbasket in the country's centre is fast deteriorating and the area may face greater food insecurity without immediate action, local NGOs warn. Myanmar ranks #4 in the world for annual forest area lost per year. Between 2000 and 2005, the country

November 28, 2011


Nuclear waste train protests in Germany and France

A controversial rail consignment of nuclear waste headed for Germany through France has continued on its 1200km long way from Valognes to a storage site at Gorleben in northern Germany unfortunately without further interruptions from environmentalists. Valognes, on the

November 25, 2011


Fish becoming rare at shrinking Hongjianzhuo Lake in China

Hongjianzhuo Lake in Yulin city, China's biggest freshwater lake in desert areas, Northwest China's Shaanxi province is rapidly shrinking. The fish output of the lake used to reach 360 tons a year. However, it is rare to see any fish in the lake now, as they are dying

November 19, 2011

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Government response to ongoing Fukushima radiation? Deafening silence

The silence of governments and the world press about the radiation dangers from Fukushima is alarming to say the least. We have an open nuclear sore on the planet, a radioactive boil that continues to burst casting a toxic shadow on the people of Japan and a few other

November 04, 2011

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Fukushima: biggest single outflow of man-made radionuclides to the marine environment ever observed

French nuclear monitor said that the amount of caesium 137 that leaked into the Pacific from the Fukushima disaster was the greatest single nuclear contamination of the sea ever seen. But, confirming previous assessments, it said caesium levels had been hugely

October 29, 2011

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Kashiwa hot spot linked to Fukushima nuclear disaster

KASHIWA, Chiba - Officials announced Oct. 21 the city government has discovered a hot spot, Kashiwa hot spot, emitting extremely high radiation of 57.5 microsieverts per hour on a plot of public land in a residential district.Radiation levels in Kashiwa and its

October 24, 2011

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Nuclear fallout: Neutron ray measured in Tokyo - "Uranium 235 all around"

Fukushima-diary reports that a neutron ray was measured in Tokyo. Neutron ray is emitted from Uranium 235 wich came from MOX with Plutonium and can not be measured by most of the Geiger counters.It’s way more harmful to human body as neutron radiation is most

October 20, 2011