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Japan Nuclear Emergency (2011)

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  • Japan rethinks tsunami safety

    Japan rethinks tsunami safety
    Structural engineer Kit Miyamoto was giving a speech in Japan on earthquake safety when this month's record quake struck, giving him a front-row seat for the unfolding disaster and what steps might save lives next time. "This disaster basically paralyzed...
  • Lack of data from Japan distresses nuclear experts

    Lack of data from Japan distresses nuclear experts
    How did Japanese workers at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant jury-rig fire hoses to cool damaged reactors? Is contaminated water from waste pools overflowing into the Pacific Ocean? Exactly who is the national incident commander? The answers to these...
  • For one quake survivor, self-help in the face of seeming helplessness

    For one quake survivor, self-help in the face of seeming helplessness
    Most of the dozens of tsunami-battered towns along Japan's northeastern coast remain mired in mud, but the situation in Ishinomaki is a bit different. Nearly a week after the massive earthquake and tsunami hit the city of 162,000, large portions remain...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Obama news conference registers 3.7: Japan's disaster is sad, now on gas prices (and my poll numbers)

     
    Full text and commentary as the Democrat seeks to regain control of Washington's political narrative....
  • Stocks dive on Japan fears; S&P 500 and Nasdaq now in the red for 2011

     
    U.S. stocks suffered another bruising sell-off in heavy trading Wednesday as fears mounted of a larger disaster at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear reactor complex. Broad market indexes now are negative year-to-date after surrendering the last of their...
  • 'Sire, the peasants are revolting!' Obama's amazing problem with political optics

     
    Who's paying attention to how things look to the publoic in this Democratic White House?...
  • Another blow to Japan: Yen nears all-time high vs. dollar

     
    The Japanese yen neared a record high against the dollar on Wednesday, compounding the woes of the nation’s economy as it struggles to recover from Friday’s earthquake and the nuclear crisis. The dollar fell as low as 79.83 yen, down......
  • Treasury bond yields plunge again as investors seek havens

     
    Deepening fears about the nuclear crisis in Japan triggered another rush into U.S. Treasury bonds on Wednesday -- to the point where it interrupted planned purchases by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Bond prices jumped, sending yields tumbling........
  • Stocks and commodities rally as selling pressure eases

     
    Risk takers returned to financial markets Thursday, boosting most stocks and commodities after three days of losses. The situation at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power complex remained grave, but markets’ sell-off earlier this week had left them...
  • Tsunami: Japanese American groups to hold memorial and fundraiser

     
    Southern California's sprawling Japanese American community will come together Thursday in Little Tokyo to raise funds and offer prayers of healing and hope for victims of Japan's massive earthquake, tsunami and fast-moving nuclear crisis. “Seeing...