Kashiwa hot spot linked to Fukushima nuclear disaster

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

Rena was sent on ‘deliberate’ collision course

Rena was sent on ‘deliberate’ collision course

A deliberate decision was made to change the course of the container ship Rena to head it smack on to the Astrolabe Reef an hour before it grounded, a marine expert says.An internationally recognised marine risk expert has plotted the fateful final hours of the

Rena’s oil spill set to wash up on Papamoa beach, New Zealand

Rena’s oil spill set to wash up on Papamoa beach, New Zealand

Residents of Papamoa Beach are bracing for environmental tragedy after officials confirmed oil from the Rena container ship was forecast to hit the beach in coming days. The ship has been stuck on the Astrolabe reef, off the Tauranga coast, since becoming grounded

Quake-hit Japan declares nuclear emergency

Quake-hit Japan declares nuclear emergency

Japan has declared a state of emergency at a nuclear power plant after its cooling system failed following today’s massive earthquake. So far officials have said there is no leak of deadly radiation from the crippled facility in Onahama city, about 170 miles north-east