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Japan Nuclear Emergency (2011)

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  • Japan's crisis may have already derailed 'nuclear renaissance'

    Japan's crisis may have already derailed 'nuclear renaissance'
    The nuclear crisis in Japan, even if authorities are able to bring damaged reactors under control, has cast doubts on the future of nuclear power as a clean-energy solution in the United States and around the globe. Before the recent events in Japan, the...
  • One Japanese family ponders tsunami losses

    Toshio Otomo, 69, walked unsteadily over piles of rubble on hesitant legs, through caked mud, around a broken wall, in hopes of finding her home of 30 years. The home in which her two children were raised. The home whose garden held her beloved husband'...
  • Options are few to prevent Japan nuclear catastrophe

    Options are few to prevent Japan nuclear catastrophe
    Workers struggling to contain radioactive releases from the Fukushima power plant face two critical tasks to avoid turning a nuclear disaster into a catastrophe: preventing a runaway chain reaction into the nuclear fuel and maintaining a massive flow of...
  • Plan devised to stabilize crippled Japanese nuclear plant

    Plan devised to stabilize crippled Japanese nuclear plant
    The operator of the stricken Japanese nuclear power plant said Sunday that it hoped to stabilize the facility's reactors by the beginning of next year in a state known as a cold shutdown. The plan for the Fukushima Daiichi power plant is Tokyo Electric...
  • Radiation spikes add to nuclear peril in Japan

    Radiation spikes add to nuclear peril in Japan
    A series of grim developments hit a shaken Japan on Wednesday, including reports that high-level radiation may have leaked from a second damaged nuclear reactor and emergency workers being forced to temporarily abandon the crippled complex. The...
  • Japan fears a nuclear disaster after reactor breach

    Japan fears a nuclear disaster after reactor breach
    Dangerous levels of radiation escaped a quake-stricken nuclear power plant after one reactor's steel containment structure was apparently breached by an explosion, and another reactor building in the same complex caught fire, Japan's leaders told a...
  • Tokyo sees steady exodus amid nuclear crisis

    Tokyo sees steady exodus amid nuclear crisis
    Marco Gutierrez was taking no chances. With radiation still leaking this weekend from the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant 150 miles away, the Tokyo resident joined the legions of foreigners — and a growing number of Japanese — fleeing the...
  • Japan Q&A: What caused the blast at nuclear plant, and what are officials doing to avert a meltdown?

    An explosion overnight destroyed the building housing one of the nuclear reactors at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima No. 1 facility about 160 miles north of Tokyo, where authorities have been struggling to bring the reactor under control following...
  • Japanese engineers work to contain nuclear reactor damage

    Japanese engineers work to contain nuclear reactor damage
    Engineers are now pumping seawater laced with boron into two nuclear reactors at Japan's Fukushima No. 1 (Daiichi) power plant 150 miles north of Tokyo and are considering doing it at a third reactor in a last-ditch effort to stave off a meltdown that...
  • Electric power partially restored at Japan nuclear plant

    Working overnight into Sunday, engineers have successfully restored power to cooling pumps in two reactors at the disabled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the first genuinely hopeful sign in the week-long battle to prevent a full-scale meltdown...
  • Japan nuclear crisis worsens as damage feared to reactor containment vessel

    An explosion Tuesday at the Unit 2 reactor at a Fukushima power plant may have damaged the reactor's inner containment vessel, the most serious development yet in the ongoing crisis at the severely damaged facility. Tokyo Electric Power Co., which owns...
  • Small amounts of radiation headed for California, but no health risk seen

    Small amounts of radiation headed for California, but no health risk seen
    Small amounts of radioactive isotopes from the crippled Japanese nuclear power plant are being blown toward North America high in the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean and will reach California as soon as Friday, according to experts. A network of...