cross-referenced news and research resources about

 Fukushima Prefecture, Japan logo
images:  google   yahoo YouTube

updated Fri. April 26, 2024

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 ...
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 ...

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 ...
Uchibori said to Field that the people of Fukushima Prefecture are profoundly grateful for the warm, generous support from Britain over the seven years since the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami and the subsequent nuclear accident at Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc.'s crippled 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 ...
The governor of nuclear disaster-hit Fukushima Prefecture appears likely to soon reach an agreement with a French trading house to export rice to France. Fukushima Governor Masao Uchibori is starting his 4-day visit to France and Britain on Thursday to promote local produce, including rice, beef, and ...

Some 200 U.S. residents filed a suit against Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc (TEPCO) and a U.S. firm seeking at least $1 billion to cover medical expenses related to radiation exposure suffered during the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, the utility said Monday. The lawsuit was filed last ...
Most of the Cesium 137 actually dated from 1960s nuclear weapons tests and the 1986 Chernobyl explosion, not the Fukushima disaster. “The levels found in both the salmon and soil samples remained below Canada's safety guidelines, posing minimal health risk to B.C.'s salmon and human populations ...
Report paints grim picture of Fukushima-scale nuclear accident in Pickering. A Fukushima-scale nuclear incident at Pickering would mean the loss of 154,000 Toronto-area homes for up to 100 years, says an environmental group. Share on Facebook. Tweet ...
Hard to believe but it's been seven years (March 11, 2011) since a 9.0 magnitude earthquake off Japan generated a huge tsunami, which very quickly hit the coastline of Japan. That water washed as far as 6 miles inland and reached elevations up to 128 feet above sea level. How far is 6 miles inland along ...

This month, seven years after the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi reactor meltdowns and explosions that blanketed hundreds of square kilometres of northeastern Japan with radioactive debris, government officials and politicians spoke in hopeful terms about Fukushima's prosperous future. Nevertheless, perhaps ...
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 triggered ...
The town is empty because it is one of the closest to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station and – seven years after the earthquake and tsunami that triggered a triple meltdown – it remains under evacuation orders with decontamination still not finished. However, Okuma is not totally deserted.
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 ...
The 9.0 magnitude Tohoku earthquake triggered a 15-meter tidal wave, which hit the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant approximately 45 minutes later. The plant's power was knocked out and the backup generators crippled. After the emergency batteries were exhausted, three of the plant's six ...
Seven years after a massive Japanese earthquake and tsunami claimed 18,000 lives and triggered the Fukushima nuclear disaster many communities remain ghost towns. The 2011 tsunami was triggered by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake under the Pacific Ocean. The killer tsunami left about 18,500 people ...
Several countries took up the issue of the rights of Fukushima residents and evacuees as part of the UN's universal periodic review of Japan. Austria, for example, urged the government to continue to provide housing support to so-called voluntary evacuees. These are people who had been living outside ...


news and opinion




Japanese Prefectures:

cross-references for