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Near miss at Fukushima is a warning for US – Science Magazine


Science Magazine

Near miss at Fukushima is a warning for US
Science Magazine
tsunami devastated the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, causing three nuclear reactors to melt down and release radioactive plumes, officials were bracing for even worse. They feared that spent fuel stored in pools in the reactor halls would

Posted on 26 May 2016 | 6:03 pm

In Fukushima, even robots can’t survive nuclear mayhem – India Today


India Today

In Fukushima, even robots can't survive nuclear mayhem
India Today
Japan had been trying out various methods to stop the radiations from damaging the area further. One such method was building "ice walls" to keep groundwater from reaching the reactors. A refrigerant chemical that forms an ice wall to block Fukushima's …

Posted on 26 May 2016 | 11:49 am

Ghost in the Shell hires Japanese actress Rila Fukushima amidst whitewashing controversy – The Independent


The Independent

Ghost in the Shell hires Japanese actress Rila Fukushima amidst whitewashing controversy
The Independent
Now, The Hollywood Reporter reveals Rila Fukushima is set to join the cast; with the Japanese actress elsewhere known for her roles as Yukio in 2013's The Wolverine, and Katana on The CW's Arrow. The hope is that her relative familiarity with American …
'Ghost in the Shell' Adds 'Wolverine' Star Rila Fukushima/FILM
Live-Action 'Ghost In The Shell' Movie Adds Rila Fukushima To Its Cast, Feels Like Damage ControlForbes
'Wolverine' Actress Rila Fukushima Joins Scarlett Johansson in 'Ghost in the Shell' (Exclusive)Hollywood Reporter
ScreenCrush –IGN –UPROXX
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Posted on 26 May 2016 | 9:41 am

10% of TEPCO’s frozen soil wall at Fukushima site not working – Asahi Shimbun


Asahi Shimbun

10% of TEPCO's frozen soil wall at Fukushima site not working
Asahi Shimbun
The solid frozen soil wall that Tokyo Electric Power Co. is trying to create at its stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant is falling short of expectations. TEPCO said May 25 its attempt to freeze the soil around the crippled reactors to decrease …

Posted on 26 May 2016 | 8:17 am

Sumitomo Corporation announces 59.9 MW PV project in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan – solarserver.com


Sumitomo Corporation announces 59.9 MW PV project in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan
solarserver.com
Sumitomo Corporation (Tokyo, Japan) will be implementing a solar photovoltaic (PV) project in the Migita/Ebi and Mano districts of the city of Minamisoma in Fukushima Prefecture via Solar Power Minamisoma-Kashima Co., Ltd. (SPC). A group of financial …

Posted on 26 May 2016 | 5:59 am

An American Fukushima May Be Closer Than You Think – Care2.com


Care2.com

An American Fukushima May Be Closer Than You Think
Care2.com
The 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster was horrific to watch unfold. It will take decades — and billions of dollars — to clean up, as more problems seem to emerge by the minute. Most recently, Tepco announced that it's still missing a large
Feature: Fukushima victims still suffer five years onXinhua
Japan court paves way for more nuclear restartsThe News International

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Posted on 25 May 2016 | 5:02 pm

Sumitomo to build 60MW solar facility in Fukushima – PV-Tech


PV-Tech

Sumitomo to build 60MW solar facility in Fukushima
PV-Tech
Sumitomo Corporation, Japan's leading general trading company, is implementing a 60MW solar PV project in Minamisoma, Fukushima, at a ¥22 billion (US$ 201 million) investment. The 110 hectare project is situated in the Migita/Ebi and Mano districts and …

Posted on 25 May 2016 | 11:36 am

Spent fuel fire on U.S. soil could dwarf impact of Fukushima – Science Magazine


Science Magazine

Spent fuel fire on U.S. soil could dwarf impact of Fukushima
Science Magazine
A fire from spent fuel stored at a U.S. nuclear power plant could have catastrophic consequences, according to new simulations of such an event. A major fire “could dwarf the horrific consequences of the Fukushima accident,” says Edwin Lyman, a
Spent Nuclear Fuel Fire on US Soil Could Be Worse Than FukushimaThe Epoch Times
National Academy study says nuclear fuel pools vulnerableWicked Local
Nuclear threats in US worse than previously known — studyRT

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Posted on 25 May 2016 | 12:28 am

600 tons of melted radioactive Fukushima fuel still not found, clean-up chief reveals – RT


RT

600 tons of melted radioactive Fukushima fuel still not found, clean-up chief reveals
RT
The Fukushima clean-up team remains in the dark about the exact locations of 600 tons of melted radioactive fuel from three devastated nuclear reactors, the chief of decommissioning told the ABC's Foreign Correspondent program in an exclusive interview.
Fukushima clean-up chief still hunting for 600 tonnes of melted radioactive fuelABC Online
Fukushima Nuclear Plant Operator Says 600 Tons of Melted Fuel Is MissingThe Epoch Times
Worse 'Than the Disaster Itself': Tokyo Slammed for Fukushima CleanupSputnik International

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Posted on 24 May 2016 | 12:53 pm

Burning reactor fuel could have worsened the Fukushima disaster – Science Magazine


Science Magazine

Burning reactor fuel could have worsened the Fukushima disaster
Science Magazine
Japan's chief cabinet secretary called it “the devil's scenario.” Two weeks after the 11 March 2011 earthquake and tsunami devastated the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, causing three nuclear reactors to melt down and release radioactive plumes, …
Fukushima nuclear accident is 'wake-up call' for US to improve monitoring of spent fuel poolsScience Daily
U.S. Nuclear Reactors Fall Short on Steps to Cope With DisastersBloomberg
Scientists Say Nuclear Fuel Pools Pose Safety, Health RisksNBCNews.com

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Posted on 20 May 2016 | 9:50 pm