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Tepco fails to halt toxic water inflow at Fukushima No. 1 trenches – The Japan Times


Tepco fails to halt toxic water inflow at Fukushima No. 1 trenches
The Japan Times
Tokyo Electric Power Co. admitted failure Friday in its bid to halt the flow of toxic water into underground tunnels alongside the ocean at the Fukushima No. 1 plant and said that it will try using a specially developed cement instead. Some 11,000 tons
TEPCO to bury Fukushima plant trench with concrete to control radioactive waterMainichi Daily News
After failures, TEPCO to use special cement to prevent contaminated water leaksAsahi Shimbun

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Posted on 22 November 2014 | 11:18 am

Fukushima village holds N-crisis drill – The Japan News


The Japan News

Fukushima village holds N-crisis drill
The Japan News
Jiji Press KAWAUCHI, Fukushima (Jiji Press) — An evacuation drill took place in the Fukushima Prefecture village of Kawauchi on Saturday, based on the scenario of a serious accident occurring at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power …

Posted on 22 November 2014 | 11:16 am

TEPCO starts transferring remaining unspent fuel from Fukushima No. 4 reactor – Asahi Shimbun


TEPCO starts transferring remaining unspent fuel from Fukushima No. 4 reactor
Asahi Shimbun
The operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has started removing unspent nuclear fuel from a storage pool at the No. 4 reactor building, which was heavily damaged by an explosion following the March 2011 Great East Japan …

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Posted on 21 November 2014 | 6:52 am

5.3-magnitude quake shakes Fukushima Prefecture – Channel News Asia


Channel News Asia

5.3-magnitude quake shakes Fukushima Prefecture
Channel News Asia
In 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck the region, triggering a tsunami which hit Fukushima, resulting in widespread destruction and loss of life. The disasters also caused a partial meltdown and fires at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, …
M5.3 quake hits off Fukushima, jolts Kanto; no tsunami alert issuedJapan Today
M5.3 quake jolts off Japan's FukushimaGlobal Times
Japan Earthquake Today: Quake Hits Off FukushimaThe Epoch Times

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Posted on 20 November 2014 | 2:19 am

Japan’s 2011 earthquake and nuclear disaster still fracturing families – Los Angeles Times


Japan's 2011 earthquake and nuclear disaster still fracturing families
Los Angeles Times
When the massive magnitude 9 earthquake rumbled through Fukushima prefecture in March 2011, it swelled the seas and shook the earth. But long after the ground stopped trembling, the disaster has continued to fracture families like that of Yoshinobu …

Posted on 20 November 2014 | 12:14 am

NRC Chair: Work Needed to Finish Fukushima Changes – ABC News


NRC Chair: Work Needed to Finish Fukushima Changes
ABC News
Macfarlane said the agency must follow through on changes required after the March 2011 crisis at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in Japan. Tsunami waves disabled the plant's electrical and cooling systems, causing a meltdown and explosions that …

Posted on 18 November 2014 | 9:09 pm

Fukushima radiation detected off California coast – Daily Mail


Daily Mail

Fukushima radiation detected off California coast
Daily Mail
Satellite measurements of ocean temperature (illustrated by color) from 28 July to 4 August are shown here, with the direction of currents (white arrows) showing where radionuclides from Fukushima are transported. Blue circles indiciate where low
Radiation From Japanese Nuke Disaster Near US ShoresNewser

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Posted on 17 November 2014 | 11:28 am

Fukushima radiation reaches California coast in tiny doses – U-T San Diego


U-T San Diego

Fukushima radiation reaches California coast in tiny doses
U-T San Diego
A driver wearing protective gears rests on a bus at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. More than three years into Japan's massive cleanup of the tsunami-damaged …
Study: Fukushima health risks underestimatedAljazeera.com
Tiny amounts of Fukushima radiation found in CaliforniaUSA TODAY
Fukushima radiation detected in ocean off West CoastKIRO Seattle
Geek -Yahoo News -seattlepi.com (blog)
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Posted on 15 November 2014 | 11:54 pm

Fukushima £11bn cleanup progresses, but there is no cause for optimism – The Guardian


The Guardian

Fukushima £11bn cleanup progresses, but there is no cause for optimism
The Guardian
But Fukushima Daiichi's manager, Akira Ono, said he believed workers had turned a corner in the long road towards decommissioning. “For three years we were dealing with the aftermath of the accident, so there was no way we could plan ahead.

Posted on 13 November 2014 | 1:04 pm

Fukushima radiation nears California coast, judged harmless – Science Now


SFGate

Fukushima radiation nears California coast, judged harmless
Science Now
Seawater samples from June 2011 show the early spread of Fukushima radiation. White indicates no cesium-134 detected; blue represents low radiation; green is moderate; yellow is medium-high; red indicates high radiation levels.
Traces of radiation from Fukushima detected off CaliforniaSFGate
Fukushima radiation is hitting the US west coast. Here's why you shouldn't Quartz
Fukushima radiation detected 100 miles off California coastRT
Northwest Public Radio -Bloomberg
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Posted on 11 November 2014 | 5:12 pm

Fukushima – Yahoo News Search Results

Two Fukushima elephants come for winter holiday

Okinawa Kodomo-no Kuni Zoo & Museum will welcome two of Asian elephants from Tohoku Safari Park in Fukushima Prefecture as winter guests. The pachyderms will be in Okinawa Zoo from Dec. 1 st through the end of March, as the temperatures during winter months in Fukushima will go sub-zero.

Posted on 22 November 2014 | 7:04 am

Japan’s Fukushima Rice Exports Resume After 2011 Nuclear Meltdown

Japan will resume its rice exports from the Fukushima Prefecture area, announcing its first export since the 2011 nuclear accident, the National Federation of Agricultural Cooperative Associations said.

Posted on 20 November 2014 | 2:53 am

Japan's 2011 earthquake and nuclear disaster still fracturing families

When the massive magnitude 9 earthquake rumbled through Fukushima prefecture in March 2011, it swelled the seas and shook the earth. But long after the ground stopped trembling, the disaster has continued to fracture families like that of Yoshinobu Segawa.

Posted on 19 November 2014 | 1:36 pm

Fukushima radiation detected off California coast

Radiation from the 2011 Fukushima disaster has been found near the US. Seawater 100 miles off the Californian coast was found to contain Caesium-134 (image shows distribution of isotope).

Posted on 17 November 2014 | 11:26 am

Fukushima radiation reaches California coast in tiny doses

A scientist confirmed the radiation findings, then explained them on Reddit.

Posted on 15 November 2014 | 2:07 pm

Traces of Fukushima Radiation Detected Off California Coast

Extremely low levels of radioactive cesium from Japan's 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown are present in ocean water offshore Northern California, researchers announced Monday (Nov. 10). In seawater collected about 100 miles (161 kilometers) offshore of Eureka, the amount of cesium-134 was 2 Becquerels per cubic meter of water (a unit of measure based on the number of radioactive decay events per …

Posted on 12 November 2014 | 1:37 pm

Fukushima Radiation Found in Pacific Off California’s Coast

A Tokyo Electric Power Co. (Tepco) employee, left, measures radiation as members of the media stand in front of storage tanks for radioactive water at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.

Posted on 11 November 2014 | 4:26 am

Radiation From the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Is Approaching the California Coast

Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on Monday said they had detected cesium 134—radioactive fallout from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown—about 100 miles offshore of the Northern California town of Eureka. 

Posted on 10 November 2014 | 9:24 pm

Fukushima radiation near Calif coast

Scientists detected traces of radioactivity from Fukushima in waters off the California coast.

Posted on 10 November 2014 | 4:48 pm

Fukushima radiation found 100 miles from CA coast

Small traces of radioactivity believed to be from the Fukushima nuclear power plant were detected in waters 100 miles off the California coast.

Posted on 10 November 2014 | 4:45 pm