Articles tagged "fukushima"

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Advanced robotic arm to repair primary containment leaks at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi NPP

Kurion Inc., nuclear and hazardous waste management corporation, announced in its press release it was awarded a contract to develop an advanced robotic arm to repair primary containment leaks within the Unit 2 Reactor of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Jap

January 17, 2015

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Very strong earthquake M 7.1 off shore Fukushima NPP

JMA is reporting that very strong earthquake M 7.1 struck off the east coast of Honshu at 17:10 UTC today. They measured depth at 10 km. Both USGS and EMSC are reporting major M 7.1 at depth of 10 and 7.3 km, respectively. JMA initially recorded M

October 25, 2013

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Deadly Typhoon Wipha slams Japan, including Fukushima nuclear site

Powerful counter-clockwise flow of moist, tropical air around the center of Wipha is meeting up with the cold front currently over Japan and undergoing the transition to an extratropical storm. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, Wipha

October 16, 2013

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Fukushima operator admits radioactive leaks while more strong earthquakes strike around the plant

Operator of tsunami stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant (NPP) admitted on Monday, July 22, 2013 that contaminated water had been seeping from damaged reactors into the Pacific (NYT). Though this was long suspected by experts, this is the first time

July 23, 2013

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Deadly levels of radiation found in food 225 miles from Fukushima: Media blackout on nuclear fallout continues

New data released by Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) shows once again that the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster is far from over. Despite a complete media blackout on the current situation, levels of Cesium-137 (Cs-137) and Cesium-134 (Cs-134)

April 08, 2013

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Sky-high levels of radioactivity in fish from Fukushima means inedible seafood for at least a decade

Scientists were shocked to learn recently that levels of ionizing radiation in sea life living off the eastern coast of Japan are still exceptionally high following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck the region back in March 2011. And according to a new

November 13, 2012

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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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Mutant butterflies - Fukushima disaster caused physiological and genetic damage to butterflies in Japan

A new study published in Scientific Reports - Nature last week said that genetic mutations have been found in three generations of butterflies near Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. Researchers concluded that artificial radionuclides from the Fukushima

August 16, 2012

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Highly radioactive water found on floor of No. 4 reactor in Fukushima nuclear plant

Tokyo Electric Power Co. discovered possibly highly radioactive water on the first floor of the No. 4 reactor turbine building at its disaster-crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant on Tuesday morning. The company believes the water leaked from a pipe that is

August 16, 2012

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Dr. Christopher Busby warns about the dangers of air filters in Tokyo

Christopher Busby, a PhD in chemical physics, and the former member of the Britain's Committee Examining Risks of Internal Emitters is best known for raising concerns about low-level radiation.Since the tsunami and power-plant explosion in Japan in March 2011, he's

July 30, 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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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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Lessons from Fukushima: new Greenpeace report on nuclear risks

It has been almost 12 months since the Fukushima nuclear disaster began. The nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi plant that began unfolding on March 11, 2011 is the biggest since the Chernobyl disaster of 1986. Although the Great Tohoku earthquake and the

February 28, 2012

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Radiation monitors spike in western Japan to one of highest in months

On Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 several MEXT monitoring stations in the western part Japan showed significant spikes in radiation, recording the highest levels in at least 100 days (Plotted MEXT data provided by atmc.jp only dates back 100 days).This news came after

February 16, 2012

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Cesium pollen started attacking Tokyo

Cesium pollen has finally started attacking Tokyo, Saitama, and Kagoshima on Feb. 9, 2012. Because this winter is colder than usual, it is about 1 week later than average and the peek is estimated to be early in March.Because the first week of February was

February 10, 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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Tepco sued for Act for the Punishment of Environmental Pollution Crimes

A citizen’s association “Protect sanriku sea from nuclear contamination” from Miyagi, Iwate and Aomori sued Katsumata, the chairman of Tepco, Tepco and 2 other people for Act for the Punishment of Environmental Pollution Crimes relating to Human Health.The

January 25, 2012

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Neurobiologist: Could Fukushima produce bacteria resistant to antibiotics? — Radiation a sure way to stimulate mutations

The massive 9.0 magnitude earthquake that struck in the Pacific Ocean off the North East coast of Japan generated a series of devastating tsunami waves that reached as high as 38.9 meters. The damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Station lost its cooling system,

January 10, 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

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6.1 (5.9) magnitude struck near Fukushima, Japan

UPDATE: USGS has revised magnitude to 6.1 A strong earthquake has struck near the Japan nuclear power plant that was hit by a tsunami earlier this year. There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-5.9 6.1

November 23, 2011

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Radioactive farmlands around Fukushima mapped

A study released on Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) modeled the spread of cesium-137, a radionuclide that can persist in soils for 30 years, across much of the country. The new map defines the highest risk areas beyond Fukushima

November 16, 2011

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Report: US topsoil contains levels of radioactive cesium up to 10,000 percent higher than previously believed

Few in the mainstream media are talking about it these days, but radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster is still spewing into and contaminating the environment. And a professional engineer from Worcester Polytechnic Institute's (WPI) Department of

November 04, 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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Tokyo to become dumping ground for radioactive rubble from Fukushima disaster

Authorities from Fukushima and other disaster-stricken areas in Japan say they do not have the capacity to process and dispose of all the radioactive rubble left over from the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck back in March.A large portion of that waste is

October 27, 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

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Nuclear expert says Fukushima radiation coming to USA, massive cover-up under way

There has been a lot of disinformation regarding the Fukushima Nuclear disaster. It appears the government agencies of other nations cooperated with Japan while the international nuclear industry sided with TEPCO's (Tokyo Electric Power Company) disinformation and

September 01, 2011

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6.8 earthquake struck near the coast of Honshu, Japan

A strong earthquake meassured 6.8 magnitude struck near the east cost of Honshu island Japan at depth of 20km, according to Japan Meteorological Agency. USGS meassured 6.5 magnitude with epicentre 99 km (61 miles) SE of Sendai, 103 km (64 miles) NE of Iwaki, 113 km (70

August 19, 2011

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Excessive radioactive cesium found in Fukushima fish

Fish caught at a port about 55 kilometers from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant contained radioactive cesium at levels exceeding an allowable limit, the environmental group Greenpeace said Tuesday.The samples taken at Onahama port in Iwaki, Fukushima

August 10, 2011

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Weather system moved from Korean peninsula to Japan - Floods and landslides claiming lives

Floods claimed their first victim in Japan and nearly 300,000 people were urged to flee their homes Saturday as a weather system that killed dozens on the Korean peninsula swept the country.Japan has issued evacuation advisories for more than 180,000 people in

July 30, 2011