Articles tagged "fukushima crisis"

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Extreme levels of radiation detected at Fukushima No. 1 reactor

According to Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco), the radiation level in the containment vessel of reactor 2 at the damaged Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant nuclear complex has reached a maximum of 530 sieverts per hour which is the highest recorded level since...

February 03, 2017

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Fukushima world’s radiation nightmare

Fukushima is Japan's and the world’s radiation nightmare that will not go away in our lifetimes nor our children’s or grandchildren’s. The Fukushima nuclear power plant is hemorrhaging radioactive toxic waste into the ocean and though we are told n

March 05, 2015

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Fresh leak of highly radioactive water detected at Fukushima No. 1

Sensors at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant have detected a fresh leak of highly radioactive water to the sea, the plant’s operator, Tepco, announced Sunday, February 22 highlighting continued difficulties in decommissioning the crippled atomic station, The Japan

February 23, 2015

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Underground ice wall to contain Fukushima leaks gets official approval

Japanese authorities gave the go-ahead yesterday to the construction of an underground ice wall around the nuclear reactors of the crippled Fukushima plant in attempt to slow down the build-up of radioactive water. Experts are still questioning whether giant i

May 27, 2014

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In Japan: volcano vs the nuclear power plant

There is an ongoing battle between the Sakurajima volcano and 50-km-away Sendai nuclear power plant in Kyushu, southwestern Japan. While the operator of the power plant aims to restart its idle nuclear reactors, a new strong eruption b

May 12, 2014

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Japanese physicians link spike in cancer to Fukushima radiation

Cancer rates in many areas of Japan are on the rise following the global catastrophe at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility back in March 2011. And some Japanese doctors now caring for all those radiation refugees who were shipped out from areas surrounding the

April 07, 2014

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100 tons of highly radioactive water leaked from Fukushima nuclear complex

Operator of tsunami stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex said on Thursday, February 20, that roughly 100 tons of highly radioactive water leaked from one of the tanks again. According to the operator, a worker on patrol noticed water spilling from

February 20, 2014

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Never before seen levels of radiation reported near Pacific

Operator of crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex said on Thursday, February 13, that the latest samples of water tested inside the complex contained radioactive cesium at levels never seen before by the embattled utility. TEPCO, while admitting there may be a

February 14, 2014

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Harvard report takes a look inside the Fukushima exclusion zone

The real and continuing effects from Fukushima still loom large closest to the radiation zone and within Tokyo where it impacts food, trade and water. Much of the population has a skewed view of the safety since the meltdown of several reactors occurred in 2011, in

January 29, 2014

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International marine science organization releases report on radiation in Pacific Ocean

If you've heard about Fukushima radiation spreading to the Pacific Coast of North America but were "corrected" by sources both official and expert that this was based more on rumor than reality, then consider the information presented at the October 2013

January 20, 2014

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Radioactive fish continue to be caught near Fukushima

Japan used to account for 15 percent of global fish catches, but now, nearly three years after the earthquake and subsequent tsunami which struck Fukushima's Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in March 2011, sales are plummeting in Fukushima and the surrounding

January 15, 2014

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Fukushima's two worst-case scenarios explained by Arnie Gundersen

Recently, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered the Tokyo Electric and Power Co., or TEPCO, to decommission two more reactors at its Fukushima power plant, which was heavily damaged following an earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. The reactors, 5 and 6, were

December 04, 2013

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Fukushima director warns Britain it may be next

In an interview with the Guardian, the man in charge of Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has warned that a similar disaster could easily befall any of the world's nuclear power plants. Commenting on the United Kingdom's plans to build a

December 02, 2013

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More radioactive leaks from Fukushima after recent typhoon

A spokesman for Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) said heavy rain during a recent typhoon has flooded one of the tank holding areas. Asahi reports that the tanks were filled to about 98.6 percent of capacity, leaving very little space between the top of the water and

October 03, 2013

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Japan nuclear-free as last reactor shuts down

It's a shame that terrible disaster had to be the cause of extreme public outrage against nuclear power in Japan, but it is the fact. As last nuclear reactor began switching off yesterday, Japan will, for the second time since the Fukushima disaster,

September 16, 2013

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Typhoon Man-yi on course to Fukushima nuclear power plant

Japan officials issued a special warning of heavy rain as Typhoon Man-yi hit central Japan and moved toward the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. At the moment, Man-yi is generating heavy rain and wind gusts of more than 140 km/h. It is expected to pass over

September 16, 2013

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Fukushima now in state of emergency, leaking 300 tons of radioactive water into the ocean daily

Japan's nuclear watchdog has now declared the leak of radioactive water from Fukushima a "state of emergency." Each day, 300 tons of radioactive water seeps into the ocean, and it's now clear that TEPCO has engage in a two-and-a-half-year cover-up of

August 13, 2013

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Strong earthquake M 6.0 struck near crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi plant

A strong earthquake registered as M 6.0 (JMA) on Richter scale struck northeastern Japan on August 4, 2013 at 03:28 UTC. JMA reported depth of 50 km. This earthquake was 41 km away from March 11, 2011 devastating M 9.0 "Tohoku earthquake" and about

August 04, 2013

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Extremely high levels of radioactive tritium detected in a hole at Fukushima NPP

TEPCO, operator of crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant (NPP), reported that high densities of tritium and strontium were found in the observation hole at the east side of the Unit 1-4 Turbine Buildings of the nuclear power plant. In a press release

July 29, 2013

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Post Fukushima world - Steam spotted coming out of crippled nuclear power plant

While nuclear watchdogs keep calling for release of credible data, the reality of post Fukushima world is getting worse with every passing day. Today's information comes as just another one in the line of horrible news from this crippled

July 18, 2013

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Fukushima leaking radioactive materials directly into the ocean

Breaking news from Tokyo, Japan confirms that levels of cancer-causing cesium-134 are showing up in groundwater samples at rates 90- 110 times higher than all previous readings at the Fukushima disaster zone. The announcements are coming from the Tokyo Electric Power

July 17, 2013

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Ground under Fukushima Unit 4 sinking, structure on verge of complete collapse

Though the mainstream media has long since abandoned the issue, the precarious situation at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility in Japan is only continuing to worsen, according to a prominent Japanese official. During a recent interview, Mitsuhei Murata, the

October 16, 2012

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Japan - Fukushima disaster was a man-made disaster & should have been prevented

The investigating commission appointed by the Japanese parliament concluded,  "It was a profoundly man-made disaster—that could and should have been foreseen and prevented." The commission held the government, regulators and a nuclear operator responsible for the

July 06, 2012

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Radioactive cesium found in urine samples from 141 infants and young children living in Fukushima Prefecture

A small amount of radioactive cesium was found in the urine samples from 141 infants and young children living in Fukushima Prefecture, where the crippled nuclear power plant is located, among 2,022 of those surveyed, a Japanese research group has said.Three urine

July 02, 2012

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Fukushima forever by Mark Sircus

In the first week after Fukushima, this physicist genius called for a massive international effort to bury the entire nuclear complex to protect as much as possible the human race from nuclear contamination. Dr. Michio Kaku said early on that “Tepco

May 21, 2012

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Forty million Japanese in 'extreme danger' of life-threatening radiation poisoning, mass evacuations likely

Japanese officials are currently engaging in talks with Russian diplomats about where tens of millions of Japanese refugees might relocate in the very-likely event that the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility's Reactor 4 completely collapses. According to a recent

May 17, 2012

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Fukushima still spewing massive radiation plumes; America in 'huge trouble,' says nuclear expert

During a recent Congressional delegation trip to Japan, Oregon Senator Ron Wyden witnessed with his own eyes the horrific aftermath of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, which we have heard very little about from the media in recent months. The damage situation

May 05, 2012

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Magnitude 4.7 earthquake recorded just 25 km off the Fukushima nuclear plant

4.7 magnitude earthquake just 25 km (15 miles) off the Fukushima nuclear plant was recorded on Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 10:36 UTC (19:36 JST). Epicenter was 23 km (14 miles) ENE of Iwaki, Honshu, Japan (37.103°N, 141.142°E).USGS recorded depth of 30.7 km (19.1

April 15, 2012

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Strong and shallow earthquake magnitude 6.0 near the east coast of Honshu

Strong and shallow earthquake magnitude 6.0 struck near the east coast of Honshu on April 13, 2012 at 10:10:02 UTC according to USGS. JMA is reporting magnitude 5.9. In either case this is strong earthquake only 42 km (26 miles) off the Fukushima nuclear power plant,

April 13, 2012

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The greatest single threat to humanity - Fukushima nuclear reactor no. 4 raises new global worries

Japan’s former Ambassador to Switzerland, Mr. Mitsuhei Murata, was invited to speak at the Public Hearing of the Budgetary Committee of the House of Councilors on March 22, 2012, on the Fukushima nuclear power plants accident.Before the Committee, Ambassador Murata

April 12, 2012

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Nuclear event - Tons of highly radioactive water leaked into the ocean from Fukushima nuclear plant

The operator of Japan’s tsunami-hit nuclear plant says tons of highly radioactive water appears to have leaked into the ocean from a purification unit.The leak comes as Tokyo Electric Power Co. struggles to keep the melted reactors cool and contain radiation and

April 05, 2012

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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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Japan – one year after the mega quake - more than 19000 lives lost, 1.2 million buildings damaged, $574 billion...

Be it scalar weapon attack, mini nukes in fracture zones or natural occurence the Great Tohoku earthquake or 3/11 Japan earthquake and tsunami generated by it made enormous material damage, took many lives and still threatens to take many more.One year after the

March 12, 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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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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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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Fukushima: Strontium levels up to 240 times over legal limit near plant, uninhabitable land area now the size of 17 Manhattans

Representing the first time the substance has been detected at the crippled plant, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) reported on Sunday that seawater and groundwater samples taken near the ravaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility in Japan have tested

June 20, 2011

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Fukushima Reactor No. 3 suffers likely core breach, now leaking water at 10,000 times normal radiation levels

(NaturalNews) The Fukushima situation took a turn for the worse today as two nuclear repair workers stepped into some water at Reactor No. 3 and suffered severe radiation burns requiring immediate hospitalization. The water, it turns out, measures 10,000 times normal

March 25, 2011

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Are we facing a new Chernobyl disaster?

Dangerously high doses of radiation have been detected in or near the compounds of the quake-hit Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture. Japan's worsening nuclear crisis will now be compared to the Chernobyl disaster in the former Soviet...

March 16, 2011