• Seawater radioactivity levels on the West coast of North America resulting from cesium-137 and other radioactive materials spilled into the Pacific Ocean by Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant are expected to peak in 2015
    Last update: 15:58 30.12.2014
    15:58 30.12.2014

    Fukushima Radiation to Reach Peak Levels Off US West Coast in 2015: Report

    Seawater radioactivity levels on the West coast of North America resulting from cesium-137 and other radioactive materials spilled into the Pacific Ocean by Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant are expected to peak in 2015, a report by US oceanographers has revealed.

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  • Russia reports radiation normal despite Japan nuclear disaster
    Last update: 14:04 26.12.2014
    14:04 26.12.2014

    Former TEPCO Board Can Escape Prosecution Over Fukushima Disaster: Reports

    Despite thousands accusing TEPCO of negligence in preventing the nuclear accident, the company's former chairman and two vice presidents may avoid prosecution, a source has claimed.

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  • Journalists
    Last update: 18:27 24.12.2014
    18:27 24.12.2014

    Fukushima Nuclear Disaster May Cause Childhood Thyroid Cancer: Reports

    Radiation from the Fukushima nuclear incident may be the reason for four cases of thyroid cancer detected in children in the local area.

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    Last update: 16:52 24.12.2014
    16:52 24.12.2014

    Fukushima Fauna Proves Radiation Impact Still Damaging Environment

    The mutations in around one third of the Fukushima butterflies were detected in the first few months following the disaster, including smaller wings and assymetrical antennae.

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  • Fukushima
    Last update: 11:10 19.12.2014
    11:10 19.12.2014

    Over 3,700 Fukushima Evacuees Yet to Claim Compensation: TEPCO

    TEPCO vice president said that some 166,000 Fukushima evacuees claimed provisional compensation. By the end of November, 3,713 of them have not yet applied for full compensation.

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  • The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, which in 2011 experienced the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl, has no choice but to discharge a massive amount of radioactive waste into the sea
    Last update: 21:30 25.11.2014
    21:30 25.11.2014

    TEPCO Starts Cementing Tunnels to Solve Fukushima Radioactive Water Issue

    In April, TEPCO started experimentally freezing the highly contaminated water accumulated in the underground tunnels of the plant to prevent it from pouring into the ocean.

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  • Journalists
    Last update: 18:53 16.11.2014
    18:53 16.11.2014

    Contaminated Water Hampers Fukushima Cleanup Process

    Most of the workers at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant are devoted to dealing with the contaminated water, a mixture of groundwater running into recycled water that leaks after being pumped into the reactors. While only a tiny group of the workers are charged with key tasks.

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  • The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, which in 2011 experienced the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl, has no choice but to discharge a massive amount of radioactive waste into the sea
    Last update: 13:32 10.11.2014
    13:32 10.11.2014

    TEPCO Removes Second Roof Panel Covering Fukushima Reactor: Report

    TEPCO has been spraying a special liquid inside the Fukushima protective cover, which would prevent radioactive dust and debris from leaking from the dome, since late October.

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  • Last update: 16:41 28.10.2014
    16:41 28.10.2014

    Japan to Restart First Nuclear Plant After Fukushima Disaster: City Mayor

    First power plant since the 2011 Fukushima disaster to be restored in the Japanese city of Satsumasendai, local authorities said Tuesday.

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  • Last update: 09:07 28.10.2014
    09:07 28.10.2014

    Heavy Wind Rips Off Part of Fukushima Protective Cover's Roof: Reports

    A part of the dome's roof about three to six feet was torn off when TEPCO staff has been inserting a special substance into the Fukushima protective cover to prevent radioactive dust and debris from getting outside the dome.

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