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The wives of fishermen on Iwaishima protest against the Kaminoseki nuclear power plant project. Photo: Keiko Nasu. For the islanders, and many others across Japan, the meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in 2011 - triggered by an earthquake and tsunami - should have put an end ... fishing
More than seven years after the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis, radioactive water is continuing to flow into the Pacific Ocean from the crippled No. 1 plant at a rate of around 2 billion becquerels a day, a study has found. The amount of leaking cesium 137 has decreased from some 30 ... Fukushima

On March 11, 2011, a large earthquake with an epicenter a few miles off the northeastern shores of Japan spawned a tsunami that inundated the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. The earthquake disconnected the plant from the offsite power grid. The tsunami disabled the onsite emergency diesel ... Fukushima
The governor of Japan's Fukushima Prefecture is in Paris to promote farm products that are suffering from a damaged reputation following the 2011 nuclear accident. Masao Uchibori is visiting Europe following the 7th anniversary of the massive earthquake and tsunami that triggered the accident at the ... Fukushima
SAN ANTONIO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A team led by Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is developing unmanned aerial system (UAS) technology to fly into the containment vessels of the damaged units at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station and assess conditions. Tokyo Electric Power ... Fukushima
In more bad news for taxpayers, the Board of Audit says the cost of the Fukushima nuclear disaster could balloon to ¥218.2 billion, up 58 percent from the previous estimate of ¥126.4 billion. The board released the latest estimate Friday in light of the government's adoption of a Cabinet decision in ... Fukushima

Unmanned aerial system technology is being developed to fly into the containment vessels of the damaged reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan to assess their condition. Tokyo Electric Power Company contracted the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) of the USA to carry out ... Fukushima
Japan's nuclear regulator will increase its number of legal staff from this spring to deal with lawsuits related to the Fukushima crisis, sources close to the matter said Wednesday. The secretariat of the Nuclear Regulation Authority will increase the number of staff at an office in charge of litigation to 22 in the ... Fukushima
FUKUSHIMA -- Only some 30 percent of businesses have resumed operations in areas within a 30-kilometer radius of the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant or in districts that were previously marked as evacuation zones, a Fukushima Federation of Societies of Commerce and Industry survey has found ... Fukushima
Steam rises from outdoor pools overlooking a waterfall at a 90-year-old hotel in Fukushima Prefecture's Tsuchiyu Onsen. “What has saved us since the disaster are the loyal regular guests and the new visitors who have come to study our town's renewable energy plant. Without them, I'm sure we would ... Fukushima
Seven years on and the hotel's operating profits have not recovered to levels seen before the disaster struck. Mr Watanabe says: "Some guests still talk about the nuclear disaster. There is still a negative image about Fukushima, and it's been painful for all of us in this community." The tsunami killed almost ... Fukushima
What happens to a town that has been abandoned for seven years after a nuclear meltdown? Greenpeace took former residents and a 360-degree camera into the radiation zone north of Fukushima to mark the anniversary of the disaster. The Fukushima Daiichi plant was damaged by a tsunami ...
Shigaru Matsumoto, 65, has lived in Naraha his whole life. His bar of choice is Ippei, one of the only places around for residents and decontamination workers alike to enjoy an alcoholic beverage. Most of the people who have returned to Naraha are over 60, he said, with younger people restarting their ...
Back in 2011, soon after the 3/11 disaster, Safecast was born. Today, the global volunteer-centered citizen science organization is home to the world's largest open data set of radiation measurements. Safecast was a response to the lack of publicly available, accurate and trustworthy radiation information.
Nearly 7 years after the triple meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Japan's chief nuclear regulator says the 2011 accident is not over. Toyoshi Fuketa, Nuclear Regulation Authority Chairman, held a news conference on Wednesday, 4 days before the 7th anniversary of the severe accident.
FUKUSHIMA: In the heart of Fukushima's disaster zone, robots sent into the Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant have been dying. Despite being designed to get data from its damaged reactors, the robots were, with few exceptions, wrecked within hours. The radioactivity inside has been too high for their ...
This could mean the environmental impact from the fallout may last much longer than previously expected according to a new study by a team of international researchers, including scientists from The University of Manchester. The team says that, for the first time, the fallout of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear ...

Unmanned aerial system technology is being developed to fly into the containment vessels of the damaged reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan to assess their condition. Tokyo Electric Power Company contracted the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) of the USA to carry out ...
The lawsuit was filed last Wednesday with U.S. federal courts in the Southern District of California and the District of Columbia by participants in the U.S. forces' Operation Tomodachi relief effort carried out in the wake of the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami that crippled TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi ...
BANGKOK - Thailand is the first country to receive a shipment of fresh fish from Japan's Fukushima prefecture following the March 2011 nuclear disaster. A 110-kg shipment of fresh flounder was exported to Thailand on Wednesday (Feb 28), reported Jiji Press. The fish was meant to be served in sushi and ...
A new study by a team of international researchers has for the first time “explicitly revealed” uranium and other radioactive materials in the surrounding environment of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors following the nuclear accident at the site in 2011. In a study published in the journal ...
Futaba is one of two towns (the other being neighbouring Okuma) on which sits the 350-hectare Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, which experienced multiple reactor meltdowns and explosions in March 2011, contaminating huge swathes of land and forcing the evacuation of 160,000 residents – all ...
The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has revealed new video footage of what is believed to be fuel debris in a failed reactor unit. In a probe conducted on Friday, Tokyo Electric Power Company confirmed that material at the bottom of the Unit 2 reactor containment vessel appears to be a ...
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings aims to investigate the area beneath the reactor pressure vessel through which nuclear fuel is believed to have melted, a step in planning how to remove the fuel for the ultimate decommissioning of the plant. Tepco will insert a 13-meter long pipe at the bottom of the ...
In this July 27, 2017 file photo, contaminated water storage tanks are seen on the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant grounds, in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture. (Mainichi). Airborne radiation in "difficult to return" zones around the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant was as high as around 8.48 microsieverts per ...
The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says it will resume an inspection of the crippled No. 2 reactor Friday, using a telescopic arm, hoping to obtain images of melted nuclear fuel. Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc (TEPCO) aims to investigate the area beneath the reactor ...
The operator of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has said it will resume late this week a survey of the crippled No. 2 reactor using a telescopic arm, hoping to obtain images of melted nuclear fuel. In Friday's survey, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. aims to investigate the area beneath ...
Justin McCurry (Fukushima looms large as Japan plans to restart world's biggest nuclear plant, 28 December) quotes critics of the proposed reopening of the 8.2GW Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant in Japan, who say chaos would ensue if the plant failed and the 420,000 people who live within 20 miles of ...
Recent reporting of a huge radiation measurement at Unit 2 in the Fukushima Daichi reactor complex does not signify that there is a peak in radiation in the reactor building. All that it indicates is that, for the first time, the Japanese have been able to measure the intense radiation given off by the molten fuel, ...
Fukushima nuclear plant operator wins first safety approval since disaster. AFP|. Updated: Dec 27, 2017, 12.11 PM IST. 0Comments. Fukushima-nuke-ap The two reactors are situated at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant, one of the world's biggest and the largest in Japan. TOKYO: Japan's nuclear watchdog ...
In light of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis, the Fukushima Prefectural Government is hoping to find a new, faster and easier way to certify the safety of homegrown rice to ease the burden on local farmers. The blanket radiation-screening method used in Fukushima is not known for being quick and ...
Toshiba Corp.'s energy systems unit on Friday unveiled a long telescopic pipe carrying a pan-tilt camera designed to gather crucial information about the situation inside the reactor chambers at Japan's tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant. The device is 13 meters (43 feet) long and designed to give ...
Toshiba Corp. unveiled a pan-tilt camera which it jointly developed with the International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning (IRND), to inspect the interior of the damaged primary containment vessel of Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Station Unit 2 in Yokohama, Friday, Dec. 22, 2017.
The operator of Fukushima's crippled nuclear power plant has released fresh images of the wreckage inside a damaged reactor, showing broken metal parts and debris that could be melted fuel. Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) inserted a special camera into one of the plant's three melted-down reactors ...
The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said Friday that a long telescopic probe successfully captured images of what is most likely melted fuel inside one of its three damaged reactors, providing limited but crucial information for its cleanup. Tokyo Electric Power Co. said the fishing ...
Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the operator of the Fukushima plant, is short on time to decide what to do with some one million tons of radioactive water it has been storing in hundreds of tanks at the plant, Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority [NRA] Chairman Toyoshi Fuketa told the mayor of ...
Now, the same utility, Tokyo Electric Power [Tepco], is attempting to banish its Fukushima demons with a push to restart two reactors at Kashiwazaki-kariwa, one of its three nuclear plants. Only then, it says, can it generate the profits it needs to fund the decommissioning of Fukushima Daiichi and win back ...
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has been filmed drinking a can of peach juice from Fukushima, the Japanese region hit by nuclear disaster following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. In the video, tweeted by his visiting Japanese counterpart Tarō Kōno, Mr Johnson is seen swigging from a can at the ...
A Tokyo Electric Power Co. employee who developed leukemia after battling the Fukushima nuclear disaster was awarded workers' compensation, the fourth ... After the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami battered the nuclear plant on March 11, 2011, the employee was engaged in emergency ...
In September, Rosatom offered its services to Japan to assist in cleaning up at the Fukushima NPP and in decommissioning other unsafe nuclear power plants. That followed Russian President Vladimir Putin's announcement that Russia and Japan will start joint efforts to clean up after the accident.
HO, CHI MINH CITY – Vietnam last year abandoned plans to build the country's first nuclear power plants with Japanese and Russian assistance due to heightened concern over nuclear energy in the wake of events such as the Fukushima nuclear disaster, according to former President Truong Tan Sang.
Although 34.5 billion yen ($309 million) in taxpayer money has funded an "ice wall" to keep out groundwater from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear ...
Above ground, the tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant has had a major face-lift since the 2011 disaster. Inside and underground ...
Japan cannot agree on what to do with a million tonnes of radioactive water being stored at the destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant ...
Homes should not be abandoned after a big nuclear accident ... happened in March 2011 following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.
FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI NUCLEAR POWER PLANT, Japan — Four engineers hunched before a bank of monitors, one holding what looked like a ...
The plaintiffs claim Boston-based GE knowingly used a reactor design at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant that would fail to protect ...
General Electric Co., the Boston-based conglomerate, is facing a federal lawsuit over its role in the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan in ...
FUKUSHIMA – Disposal began Friday of low-level radioactive waste generated by the Fukushima nuclear disaster, more than six years after ...
The Fukushima nuclear plant was destroyed in March 2011 by a 9-magnitude earthquake and the subsequent tsunami, exposing enormous ...


 

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