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# fukushima-dai-ichi - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

Draft EU nuclear report shows failure to implement safety measures agreed decades ago
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# EU

Draft EU nuclear report shows failure to implement safety measures agreed decades ago

Oct 3rd 2012, 1:33 PM 2,292 Views 10 Comments

A leaked European Commission report shows nuclear safety within the EU needs investment of between €10 billion and €25 billion.

# fukushima-dai-ichi - Sunday 22 July, 2012

Japan probes alleged cover-up at nuclear plant
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# Japan

Japan probes alleged cover-up at nuclear plant

Jul 22nd 2012, 3:01 PM 3,116 Views 2 Comments

It’s claimed workers were forced to underreport the amount of radiation they were exposed to so they could stay on the job longer.

# fukushima-dai-ichi - Saturday 10 March, 2012

In pictures: Japan's March 2011 tsunami
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# Japan

In pictures: Japan's March 2011 tsunami

Mar 10th 2012, 8:30 PM 8,681 Views 9 Comments

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-dai-ichi - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

New 40-year plan to decommission Fukushima nuclear power plant
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# Fukushima

New 40-year plan to decommission Fukushima nuclear power plant

Dec 21st 2011, 11:57 AM 1,072 Views 5 Comments

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-dai-ichi - Thursday 8 December, 2011

Fukushima operator considers releasing treated plant water into sea
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# Japan

Fukushima operator considers releasing treated plant water into sea

Dec 8th 2011, 12:29 PM 1,478 Views 4 Comments

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-dai-ichi - Tuesday 7 June, 2011

Japan doubles radiation leak estimate for Fukushima plant
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# Fukushima

Japan doubles radiation leak estimate for Fukushima plant

Jun 7th 2011, 9:48 AM 331 Views 0 Comments

Early estimates of the amount of radiation released by the accident at the nuclear power plant have been more than doubled.

# fukushima-dai-ichi - Thursday 2 June, 2011

Japan's PM Naoto Kan survives no-confidence vote over handling of nuclear crisis
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# Japan

Japan's PM Naoto Kan survives no-confidence vote over handling of nuclear crisis

Jun 2nd 2011, 4:59 PM 146 Views 0 Comments

However, his success today may be short-lived, as he has pledged to resign once Japan’s recovery is on track.

# fukushima-dai-ichi - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

Japan underestimated tsunami risk to nuclear plant, says UN watchdog
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# Japan

Japan underestimated tsunami risk to nuclear plant, says UN watchdog

Jun 1st 2011, 3:07 PM 323 Views 0 Comments

The International Atomic Energy Agency commended Japan’s response to the crisis, but said the Fukushima plant was ill-prepared for the tsunami which struck on 11 March.

# fukushima-dai-ichi - Monday 30 May, 2011

Two Fukushima workers tested for radiation exposure above safety limits
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# Fukushima

Two Fukushima workers tested for radiation exposure above safety limits

May 30th 2011, 1:51 PM 269 Views 0 Comments

Officials fear the two men, who were responsible for the control rooms of Units 3 and 4 at the plant, may have surpassed radiation exposure limits.

# fukushima-dai-ichi - Tuesday 24 May, 2011

Two more Fukushima reactors melted down during nuclear crisis
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# Japan

Two more Fukushima reactors melted down during nuclear crisis

May 24th 2011, 2:27 PM 456 Views 0 Comments

Japanese nuclear officials have now said that three of the plant’s six reactors suffered a meltdown after the plant sustained serious damage in March’s earthquake and tsunami.

# fukushima-dai-ichi - Friday 20 May, 2011

TEPCO chief resigns after Fukushima crisis causes major company losses
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# Japan

TEPCO chief resigns after Fukushima crisis causes major company losses

May 20th 2011, 9:42 AM 186 Views 0 Comments

Work to contain and shut down the Fukushima power plant continues after the crisis caused by March’s devastating earthquake and tsunami.

# fukushima-dai-ichi - Saturday 14 May, 2011

Worker dies at Japan's tsunami-hit nuclear plant
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# Japan

Worker dies at Japan's tsunami-hit nuclear plant

May 14th 2011, 10:29 AM 1,141 Views 0 Comments

A man has died on his second day working at Japan’s battered Fukushima nuclear power plant, however the plant operator has insisted that harmful levels of radiation were not detected in his body.

# fukushima-dai-ichi - Friday 13 May, 2011

Power plants to be restarted by Japan as officials admit Fukushima meltdown
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# Japan

Power plants to be restarted by Japan as officials admit Fukushima meltdown

May 13th 2011, 3:19 PM 921 Views 0 Comments

The move to restart power units at plants near to Fukushima come in a bid to meet electricity supply demand over the summer months.

# fukushima-dai-ichi - Tuesday 10 May, 2011

Japan scraps plans to build any further nuclear plants
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# Japan

Japan scraps plans to build any further nuclear plants

May 10th 2011, 3:57 PM 372 Views 0 Comments

Following the result of the country’s nuclear crisis, the Japanese Prime Minister has announced that Japan needs to “start from scratch” and embrace renewable sources of energy.

# fukushima-dai-ichi - Monday 9 May, 2011

Japan's Hamaoka nuclear plant to temporarily close over safety concerns
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# Japan

Japan's Hamaoka nuclear plant to temporarily close over safety concerns

May 9th 2011, 11:18 AM 296 Views 0 Comments

The shutdown of the plant follows concerns about whether it was adequately protected from potential damage by another earthquake. The temporary measure is likely to mean more power shortages for Japanese people.

# fukushima-dai-ichi - Thursday 5 May, 2011

Workers enter stricken Japanese nuclear plant for the first time
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# Japan

Workers enter stricken Japanese nuclear plant for the first time

May 5th 2011, 9:24 AM 409 Views 0 Comments

The plant’s operator said workers were installing six ventilation machines today in an attempt to absorb radiation from the air inside the building.

# fukushima-dai-ichi - Sunday 24 April, 2011

Japan to launch massive search for quake and tsunami bodies
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# Japan

Japan to launch massive search for quake and tsunami bodies

Apr 24th 2011, 4:09 PM 806 Views 0 Comments

Nearly 25,000 soldiers along with boats and aircraft will head into the disaster zone on Monday aiming to recover many of the bodies of those still classed as missing but presumed dead.

# fukushima-dai-ichi - Wednesday 20 April, 2011

Authorities may limit access to Fukushima evacuation zone
Live Apr 20th 2011, 9:24 AM

Authorities may limit access to Fukushima evacuation zone

# fukushima-dai-ichi - Sunday 17 April, 2011

Japanese nuclear crisis under control 'within six to nine months'
Live Apr 17th 2011, 9:25 AM

Japanese nuclear crisis under control 'within six to nine months'

# fukushima-dai-ichi - Thursday 14 April, 2011

Efforts to stabilise Japanese nuclear plant could take until June
Live Apr 14th 2011, 10:53 AM

Efforts to stabilise Japanese nuclear plant could take until June

# fukushima-dai-ichi - Friday 8 April, 2011

Japan aftershock kills two and injures more than 130
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# Japan

Japan aftershock kills two and injures more than 130

Apr 8th 2011, 7:49 AM 306 Views 0 Comments

A 79-year-old man died of shock and a woman in her 60s was killed when power was cut to her oxygen tank. More than 130 people were injured.

# fukushima-dai-ichi - Monday 4 April, 2011

Newspaper and sawdust being used to plug leak at Japanese nuclear power plant
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# Japan

Newspaper and sawdust being used to plug leak at Japanese nuclear power plant

Apr 4th 2011, 8:58 AM 539 Views 0 Comments

There are more desperate attempts to plug the leaks of radioactive material with officials now saying they plan to release contaminated water into the sea.

# fukushima-dai-ichi - Monday 28 March, 2011

Japan continues to struggle with contaminated water at nuclear complex
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# Japan

Japan continues to struggle with contaminated water at nuclear complex

Mar 28th 2011, 7:41 AM 452 Views 0 Comments

As problems continue at the stricken nuclear complex, a fresh earthquake hit the country earlier today and prompted a tsunami warning.

# fukushima-dai-ichi - Friday 25 March, 2011

Video: Experts fear reactor core breached at Fukushima
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# Fukushima

Video: Experts fear reactor core breached at Fukushima

Mar 25th 2011, 3:02 PM 774 Views 0 Comments

Work at plant halted again today as officials try to assess if the third reactor’s core has a crack or hole in it.