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Fukushima – Google News

Cherry tree illumination slated for Fukushima town after evacuation order is lifted April 1 – The Japan Times


The Japan Times

Cherry tree illumination slated for Fukushima town after evacuation order is lifted April 1
The Japan Times
FUKUSHIMA – Cherry blossom trees lining a street in the town of Tomioka, Fukushima Prefecture, designated as a no-go zone after the Fukushima reactor meltdowns, will be illuminated next month after the evacuation order for a large part of the town is

Posted on 28 March 2017 | 11:24 pm

Robots sent into Fukushima keep dying – The indy100


The indy100

Robots sent into Fukushima keep dying
The indy100
In 2011, a meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear plant was triggered by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami. The disaster killed 18,000 people and destroyed more than a million buildings. At least 100,000 people were forced to leave their homes, and it

Posted on 28 March 2017 | 4:12 pm

Japan considering using Fukushima soil for public parks – TruNews – TRUNEWS


Japan considering using Fukushima soil for public parks – TruNews
TRUNEWS
The Japanese government may buy using soil from the Fukushima prefecture as landfill for “green areas” and parks, potentially subjecting citizens to dangerous …

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Posted on 28 March 2017 | 1:26 pm

Fukushima radiation: Nuclear waste POISONING world’s water and … – Daily Star


Daily Star

Fukushima radiation: Nuclear waste POISONING world's water and …
Daily Star
BRITS could be eating salmon and tuna containing nuclear radiation from the Fukushima disaster according to a study.

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Posted on 27 March 2017 | 5:58 pm

Japanese authorities decry ongoing robot failures at Fukushima – TechCrunch


TechCrunch

Japanese authorities decry ongoing robot failures at Fukushima
TechCrunch
Six years ago, a massive earthquake, consequent tsunami and nuclear crisis struck Japan. International organizations rushed to help the country's devastated residents, and to figure out how to clean up Fukushima Daiichi, the wrecked nuclear power plant.
Aust 'partially responsible' for FukushimaSky News Australia
Tepco completes survey of Fukushima Daiichi 1 PCVWorld Nuclear News
SIX YEARS AFTER: Fukushima decontamination near-complete in evacuated areasAsahi Shimbun
EP Magazine –The Mainichi –The Japan News
all 24 news articles »

Posted on 25 March 2017 | 5:47 pm

Fukushima forever – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner


Fukushima forever
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
To the editor: We are entering the sixth year of the never-ending nuclear catastrophe known as Fukushima. Japan's oldest nuclear complex lies in ruins. Independent experts say that uranium-plutonium fuel from three reactors is ex-vessel. Six hundred

Posted on 24 March 2017 | 8:01 am

Fukushima radiation no cause for alarm in US – The Register-Guard


The Register-Guard

Fukushima radiation no cause for alarm in US
The Register-Guard
A view of the Unit 4 reactor building of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan. The radiation threat to North America has been overstated, an expert says. (David Guttenfelder/The Associated Press, 2011) …

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Posted on 19 March 2017 | 7:37 am

Fukushima: Japan court finds government liable for nuclear disaster – BBC News


BBC News

Fukushima: Japan court finds government liable for nuclear disaster
BBC News
A Japanese court has ruled for the first time that the government bears partial responsibility for the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. The court was responding to a case brought by a group of evacuees who had been forced to flee their homes. It ruled
Court holds TEPCO, govt liable for Fukushima safety failuresThe Spokesman-Review
Japanese government held liable for first time for negligence in FukushimaThe Guardian
Japanese Government and Utility Are Found Negligent in Nuclear DisasterNew York Times
U.S. News & World Report –Irish Times
all 92 news articles »

Posted on 17 March 2017 | 12:37 pm

6 Years after Fukushima, Japan’s Energy Plans Remain Murky – Scientific American


Scientific American

6 Years after Fukushima, Japan's Energy Plans Remain Murky
Scientific American
An employee uses a a radiation dosage monitor as workers continue the decontamination and reconstruction process at the Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s embattled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on February 25, 2016 in Okuma, Japan. Credit: …
Let Us Remember the Fukushima Tragedy – and Learn From ItFuturism
Nuclear wasteland: SBS Dateline visits the Fukushima region and asks how safe is it?NEWS.com.au
Potentially radioactive wild boars worry FukushimaCBS News
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette –PRI –Engadget
all 57 news articles »

Posted on 15 March 2017 | 3:10 pm

Radioactive Boars in Fukushima Thwart Residents’ Plans to Return Home – New York Times


New York Times

Radioactive Boars in Fukushima Thwart Residents' Plans to Return Home
New York Times
Hundreds of toxic wild boars have been roaming across northern Japan, where the meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear plant six years ago forced thousands of residents to desert their homes, pets and livestock. Some animals, like cattle, were left to rot
Frozen Clocks and Radiation Mark Fukushima's Abandoned TownsNational Geographic
6 years after the Fukushima disaster, its victims are still sufferingWashington Post
The Wild Boars of FukushimaThe Atlantic
New York Post –The Guardian –Reuters
all 280 news articles »

Posted on 9 March 2017 | 9:11 pm

Fukushima – BingNews

Fukushima town set to light up after evacuation order lifted April 1

FUKUSHIMA – Cherry blossom trees lining a street in the town of Tomioka in Fukushima Prefecture will be illuminated for two weeks next month after an evacuation order for a large part of the town is lifted on April 1. The town, which was designated a no …

Posted on 28 March 2017 | 9:55 pm

Japan scientist eyes energy burst from ‘typhoon turbine’

Japan turned to expensive and polluting fossil-fuel options when it shut down dozens of nuclear reactors in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima accident. A quake-sparked tsunami swamped the plant in Fukushima, sparking the worst atomic disaster since Chernobyl …

Posted on 28 March 2017 | 9:52 pm

Nuclear Energy Has No Future in Japan, Former PM Says

Once the Great East Japan Earthquake hit, a tsunami followed and led to the meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Kan detailed his reaction to the meltdown and the reasons behind his drastic change in position — from strong support of nuclear …

Posted on 28 March 2017 | 9:42 pm

Victory for Japanese nuclear industry as high court quashes injunction

Six years on from the triple meltdown at Fukushima, the industry faces concerted opposition from residents and some officials due to lingering concerns about safety. In an illustration of the damage to the industry’s reputation after the Fukushima …

Posted on 28 March 2017 | 1:52 pm

Japan ponders recycling Fukushima soil for public parks & green areas

Workers move big black plastic bags containing radiated soil. Fukushima prefecture, near Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. © Toru Hanai / Reuters Soil from the Fukushima prefecture may be used as landfill for the creation of “green areas” in …

Posted on 27 March 2017 | 10:24 pm

Fukushima nuke radiation POISONING world’s water

Salmon caught in the Pacific Ocean, which are imported for sale as a luxury product in UK shops, were found to contain worrying amounts of radiation. Highly toxic Cesium-134, the nuclear fallout from Fukushima, was recently found in Tillamook Bay and Gold …

Posted on 27 March 2017 | 1:00 am

Columban missionary backs bishops against nuclear industry after harrowing visit to Fukushima clean-up

A COLUMBAN missionary has witnessed a massive contamination clean-up in the Japanese region surrounding Fukushima, where a 2011 earthquake and tsunami triggered a nuclear power plant meltdown. Fr Paul McCartin, recently visited the Fukushima region, six …

Posted on 27 March 2017 | 1:00 am

SIX YEARS AFTER: Fukushima decontamination near-complete in evacuated areas

Decontamination work in areas covered by the evacuation order from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster is expected to conclude this month, paving the way for evacuees from the affected communities to return home. With the project’s completion, the …

Posted on 27 March 2017 | 12:20 am

Fukushima News: Deadly Nuclear Radiation Levels Cause Robot Failures To Mount At Power Plant

Even six years after a nuclear crisis struck Fukushima in Japan, radiation levels at Fukushima continued to reach the extreme levels. While most of this data is collected through cameras and robots, there is now a shadow of doubt about the future of these …

Posted on 26 March 2017 | 5:07 am

Japanese authorities decry ongoing robot failures at Fukushima

Six years ago, a massive earthquake, consequent tsunami and nuclear crisis struck Japan. International organizations rushed to help the country’s devastated residents, and to figure out how to clean up Fukushima Daiichi, the wrecked nuclear power plant.

Posted on 25 March 2017 | 11:02 am