# fukushima - Monday 11 March, 2013
Hundreds of people displaced in the
Fukushima emergency have today filed a lawsuit seeking official compensation. # fukushima - Friday 8 February, 2013
People whose homes or farms were affected by radiation from the
Fukushima plant will file class-action lawsuits next month for damages. # fukushima - Friday 25 January, 2013
Proposals by Japan’s new nuclear watchdog may see a massive plant in centre of the country shut down over safety fears.
# fukushima - Monday 31 December, 2012
Shinzo Abe said the meltdown is unlike anything humanity has ever undertaken.
# fukushima - Saturday 29 December, 2012
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# fukushima - Wednesday 26 December, 2012
Abe has pledged a hawkish agenda which will fix the economy and get tough on diplomatic issues.
# fukushima - Thursday 13 December, 2012
When an aeroplane crashes we don’t stop flying, we improve safety. Nuclear power should be the same, writes Philip Walton.
# fukushima - Monday 10 December, 2012
Geologists say an existing Japanese nuclear plant may be sited over an active seismic fault – indicating that it will probably have to be scrapped.
# fukushima - Friday 26 October, 2012
Higher-than-normal radiation levels have been found in fish caught off Japan’s east coast, which could indicate the plant is still leaking.
# fukushima - Wednesday 3 October, 2012
A leaked European Commission report shows nuclear safety within the EU needs investment of between €10 billion and €25 billion.
# fukushima - Tuesday 14 August, 2012
The butterflies were found to have abnormalities including smaller wings and damaged eyes.
# fukushima - Tuesday 7 August, 2012
TEPCO has released 150 hours of footage, hoping to end controversy over how it handled the nuclear crisis in March 2011.
# fukushima - Thursday 5 July, 2012
Fukushima accident was a man-made disaster caused by a culture of “reflexive obedience”, a new report says.
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# fukushima - Sunday 1 July, 2012
The Ohi plant’s reactor No 3 is returning to operation despite divided public opinion on the use of nuclear power.
# fukushima - Wednesday 6 June, 2012
Plants across the EU were stress tested following Japan’s
Fukushima crisis. # fukushima - Monday 28 May, 2012
Scientists say the bluefin tuna absorbed radioactive cesium from swimming in contaminated waters and feeding on contaminated prey such as krill and squid.
# fukushima - Saturday 5 May, 2012
It’s not clear whether the Tomari plant will reopen as demonstrators called for the country to renounce nuclear power.
# fukushima - Sunday 1 April, 2012
Government reports say if the tide was right, a similar earthquake to last year’s could result in even greater havoc.
# fukushima - Wednesday 28 March, 2012
The nine things you need to know this morning.
# fukushima - Sunday 11 March, 2012
“If the atomic world has nine lives, five of them have already been used” – the Chernobyl Children International founder is in Japan for the first anniversary of the 11 March 2011 disaster.
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Of that donation, €1 million has come from Ireland, we’ve been looking at the aid situation in the earthquake and tsunami hit east coast one year on and how the money has been spent.
The earthquake killed more than 19,000 people, and 300,000 are still in temporary housing.
# fukushima - Saturday 10 March, 2012
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On 11 March 2011, a 9.0-magnitude earthquake off the Japanese coast sparked a devastating tsunami that left 22,000 dead or missing.
# fukushima - Tuesday 28 February, 2012
All the day’s main news as well as the bits and pieces that you may have missed…
A report released today found the Japanese government played down the risk of nuclear meltdown at the
Fukushima plant after the earthquake and tsunami last March. # fukushima - Friday 17 February, 2012
The former Prime Minister acknowledged there were flaws in how authorities handled the
Fukushima crisis last year. # fukushima - Wednesday 28 December, 2011
Last year saw a number of major natural disasters strike, including earthquakes in Japan, New Zealand and Turkey, volcanic eruptions in Chile and Iceland, and severe tropical storms in Asia.
# fukushima - Wednesday 21 December, 2011
The plant was severely damaged in the 11 March earthquake and tsunami, sparking a nuclear crisis and a rush to cool the plant’s reactors.
# fukushima - Sunday 18 December, 2011
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
# fukushima - Friday 16 December, 2011
Experts have noted the plant remains vulnerable to more problems and it will take decades to decommission following March’s devastating earthquake and tsunami.
# fukushima - Wednesday 14 December, 2011
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The 11 March disasters killed over 15,000 people and completely destroyed over 100,000 buildings.
# fukushima - Thursday 8 December, 2011
5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…
Tokyo Electric Power says it is running out of room to store decontaminated water that was used to cool down the damaged reactors at
Fukushima. # fukushima - Sunday 20 November, 2011
AN EARTHQUAKE MEASURING 5.5 has hit Northern Japan and has been felt in Tokyo, according to Reuters.
No immediate damage has been reported and the quake appears to have had no effect on the Fukushima nuclear plant.
In March a massive earthquake and resulting Tsunami devastated Japan and left more than 23,000 dead or missing.
# fukushima - Saturday 12 November, 2011
The devastating scenes included twisted and overturned trucks and piles of rubble.
# fukushima - Wednesday 2 November, 2011
The detection of radioactive xenon will have no major impact on workers’ efforts to keep the reactor cool and stable, official said.
# fukushima - Tuesday 1 November, 2011
A roundup of the day’s main news – as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed.
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Yasuhiro Sonoda drank decontaminated water taken from a radioactive puddle in the crippled
Fukushima nuclear power plant during a news conference – to prove it was safe. # fukushima - Saturday 1 October, 2011
Locals have been told they can return – but radioactive elements have been found in soil up to 80km from the plant.