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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...
  • 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...
  • Shuttered Tokyo hotel reopens for evacuees

    Shuttered Tokyo hotel reopens for evacuees
    Room 1648 at the upscale Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka isn't fancy, but it sure beats Mina Ariga's old digs: an evacuation shelter in the Tokyo convention center. And for the three months she'll stay, she won't have to pay a cent. She and her husband,...
  • Japan's prime minister visits earthquake, tsunami zone

    Japan's prime minister visits earthquake, tsunami zone
    Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Saturday visited tsunami survivors and workers trying to bring the Fukushima nuclear facility under control as the plant's operator said highly radioactive water was leaking from a pit near a reactor into the ocean....
  • 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 fears post-quake rise in suicides

    Japan fears post-quake rise in suicides
    Naoko Sugimoto has heard the news through the nation's fledgling mental health grapevine, ominous reports of suicides in the region devastated by last month's magnitude 9 earthquake and tsunami. It's a trickle she fears may soon become a river: the...
  • Japanese weigh the nuclear risk of staying put

    Japanese weigh the nuclear risk of staying put
    To stay or go. To trust government reassurances or heed more alarmist warnings on the Internet of radioactive clouds wafting over Tokyo. These are among the potentially life-altering questions being pondered by millions of Japanese in range of the...
  • 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 nuclear plant operator reports some success on leak

    Japan nuclear plant operator reports some success on leak
    The operator of Japan's stricken nuclear plant said Wednesday that it had apparently contained at least one leak that was allowing radiation to seep into the sea. Tokyo Electric Power Co. had said Tuesday that it had found iodine-131 at 7.5 million times...