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Fukushima (Fukushima, Japan)

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  • 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...
  • A wary drive up to the gate of Fukushima

    A wary drive up to the gate of Fukushima
    The radiation gauge beeped, signaling that isotopes were in the atmosphere. As our SUV followed a line of electricity towers marching across deserted farmland, we made an agreement: If the dosimeter hit 15, we'd turn around. The device inched up to 12,...
  • Japan raises nuclear crisis rating to highest level

    Japanese nuclear regulatory officials Tuesday raised the severity rating at the earthquake- and tsunami-damaged Fukushima Daiichi power plant to the highest level by international standards, equaling the 1986 Chernobyl meltdown in the former Soviet Union....
  • 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...
  • Japan nuclear plant conditions worsening, local media reports

    Conditions appear to be worsening at a nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture in northeastern Japan, according to local media. The Kyodo news agency reported that the cooling system has failed at three reactors of Fukushima No. 2 nuclear power...
  • Obama Japan update: No harmful radiation levels bound for U.S.

     
    Full text: Obama says unimaginable disaster reminds Americans and Japanese of common humanity....
  • Nuclear power: Recalculating the facts

     
    British environmentalist and author Mark Lynas, who in an Op-Ed on Sunday, April 10, advocated for nuclear power despite the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in Japan, emailed us with the bad news that there was a "huge......
  • Ticket pic of the week: A face in Japan

     
    Saki Watanabe undergoes regular examination near her home in Japan after the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown....
  • Gas suggests new problem at stricken Japan nuclear plant

     
    Japanese nuclear fallout: officials detect ominous new gas at stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant damaged in March tsunami...
  • Japan offers public bailout to help fix stricken nuclear reactor

     
    Japanese government bailout: Tokyo offers billions to utility that owns the nuclar power plant damaged in the March disaster....
  • Reporters tour stricken Japanese nuclear plant

     
    For the first time since the March earthquake and tsunami, journalists were allowed this week to visit Japan's damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The scene at the Fukushima plant was post-apocalyptic....
  • Study finds parts of Japan no longer safe for farming

     
    A team of international researchers has found that levels of radioactive material in farmland in parts of northeastern Japan exceed safety standards. The study found that Fukushima prefecture was “highly contaminated” after the Fukushima...