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Japan Nuclear Emergency (2011)

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  • 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...
  • 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'...
  • 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...
  • Japan uses helicopters, water cannons in desperate bid to cool reactor fuel

    Japanese authorities made desperate new attempts to avert full-scale meltdowns at a quake-battered nuclear plant Thursday, dispatching helicopters to drop tons of water on the reactors and using water cannons to cool a spent-fuel pool that an American...
  • Japan faces soaring number of feared dead

    Japan faces soaring number of feared dead
    The number of missing and feared dead in Japan's epic earthquake soared Sunday as a reeling nation struggled to contain an unprecedented nuclear crisis, pluck people in tsunami-inundated areas to safety, quell raging blazes and provide aid to hundreds...
  • Japan still struggling to restore power to cool down reactors

    Japan still struggling to restore power to cool down reactors
    Fighting exhaustion and radiation fears, engineers struggled anew Saturday to complete the crucial task of hooking a crippled nuclear plant to the electricity grid to help cool down damaged reactors. The official count of dead and missing in the quake and...
  • Anxiety runs deep, but Tokyo tries to put on a brave face

    Anxiety runs deep, but Tokyo tries to put on a brave face
    In a city where everything works, suddenly not quite everything does. It's little things, mainly. Automatic teller machines that stopped dispensing cash. Bare shelves in the corner store. Speedy express trains to the suburbs supplanted by slowly chugging...
  • Chance of tsunami, 9.0 quake is small in Southern and Central California, easing nuclear plant risks, officials say

    Chance of tsunami, 9.0 quake is small in Southern and Central California, easing nuclear plant risks, officials say
    Officials tried to reassure Californians on Monday that the kind of nuclear crisis facing Japan was highly unlikely at the state's two nuclear power plants. Southern California Edison officials acknowledged that the San Onofre nuclear power plant was...
  • California has failed to identify thousands of buildings vulnerable to quakes

    California has failed to identify thousands of buildings vulnerable to quakes
    California has failed to identify and retrofit thousands of brittle concrete buildings despite years of warnings from scientists that the structures are highly vulnerable to collapse during a major earthquake. Officials have known as far back as the 1971...
  • The Japan quake and nuclear power; the ICE's Secure Communities program; the Palestinians new strategy

    Japan's nightmare Re "Japan crisis may derail 'nuclear renaissance,' " March 14 If anything good can be said to have come from the terrible disaster in Japan, it is the realization that nuclear power plants can, at any time, be subjected to unexpected...
  • U.S. is increasing nuclear power through uprating

    U.S. is increasing nuclear power through uprating
    The U.S. nuclear industry is turning up the power on old reactors, spurring quiet debate over the safety of pushing aging equipment beyond its original specifications. The little-publicized practice, known as uprating, has expanded the country's nuclear...
  • Emperor Akihito's speech underlines gravity of Japan's nuclear crisis

    Emperor Akihito's speech underlines gravity of Japan's nuclear crisis
    His voice was measured, his language formal, his demeanor somber. It was perhaps the clearest sign yet of just how grave Japan's nuclear crisis had become: The emperor spoke. Akihito, the nation's 77-year-old sovereign, delivered an unprecedented address...