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# fukushima - Saturday 1 December, 2018

Thyroid cancer impact on children and teens following Fukushima nuclear accident

More than 3,600 people died from causes such as illness and suicide linked to the aftermath of the tragedy.

# fukushima - Thursday 6 September, 2018

Worker in charge of measuring radiation following Fukushima disaster dies of lung cancer

This is the first time the Japanese government has acknowledged a death directly related to the disaster.

# fukushima - Thursday 10 August, 2017

World War II bomb found at site of Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant

A bomb disposal team has been sent in to make the scene safe.

# fukushima - Sunday 19 March, 2017

Pictures: The people who chose to revisit the ghost world they fled in the wake of Japan's 2011 nuclear disaster

Over 100,000 people were forced to evacuate their homes in the Fukushima Daiichi area in the wake of the March 2011 disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant.

# fukushima - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

'The fear that I felt almost six years ago came back': Relief as tsunami warning lifted in Japan

The powerful 6.9-magnitude earthquake sparked fears of a repeat of the 2011 disaster.

# fukushima - Monday 21 November, 2016

'Evacuate immediately': Tsunami warning after magnitude 7.3 earthquake hits off Fukushima Japan This post contains videos

# fukushima - Friday 11 March, 2016

PICTURES: The ghosts of Japan's disaster still haunt 5 years later

Eye-witnesses to the events of Japans “triple disaster” recount their memories.

# fukushima - Saturday 25 July, 2015

Were deformed daisies found near Fukushima caused by radiation?

They were shared on Twitter in May but recently caught people’s attention.

# fukushima - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

This robot just filmed what it's like inside a melted nuclear reactor Deeper Underground This post contains videos

This robot just filmed what it's like inside a melted nuclear reactor

The Fukushima plant suffered a triple meltdown in 2011.

# fukushima - Saturday 22 November, 2014

'No damage to any nuclear power stations' after strong quake hits Japan

Five people are feared trapped in collapsed buildings.

# fukushima - Thursday 11 September, 2014

No nukes are good nukes: former Japanese PM's advice to Ireland

Ex-PM Naoto Kan says nuclear power should be consigned to the history books after Fukushima disaster.

# fukushima - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Opinion: Nuclear energy is the cleanest, safest, and cheapest – why do we continue to reject it?

Fossil fuels are messy, costly, dangerous to workers and killing our planet. Nuclear energy could be the answer if we let go of illogical, emotional arguments against it.

# fukushima - Monday 9 June, 2014

Irish seaweed exporters are making it big in Japan Business Poll This post contains a poll

Irish seaweed exporters are making it big in Japan

Poll: One woman’s story of spotting an export opportunity after the disaster at Fukushima – but are exports the way forward for Irish SMEs?

# fukushima - Sunday 11 May, 2014

These shots reveal just how desolate Fukushima is now Japan This post contains videos

These shots reveal just how desolate Fukushima is now

The entire area around the nuclear disaster site remains empty.

# fukushima - Monday 18 November, 2013

Engineers begin dangerous task of removing fuel rods from Fukushima

Moving the uranium and plutonium fuel rods from a reactor building is the most difficult task so far in the decommissioning of the nuclear plant.

# fukushima - Thursday 7 November, 2013

Fukushima prepares to remove ultra-dangerous fuel rods

Nuclear engineers will remove the uranium and plutonium fuel rods as part of the decades-long decommissioning of the plant after the worst atomic accident in a generation.

# fukushima - Friday 25 October, 2013

Small tsunami hits Japan after quake

People were warned to stay away from the coast as the tsunami approached.

# fukushima - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Six Fukushima workers doused with radioactive water

Tons of highly toxic water spilled out when workers removed the wrong pipe during works.

# fukushima - Sunday 8 September, 2013

Sun, sand, surf and radiation in the shadow of Fukushima

As news broke this week of toxic water leaking from the plant, surfers say they are worried – but not enough to stay out of the waves there.

# fukushima - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

Japan to spend €359mn to battle Fukushima radioactive water leak

A costly untested subterranean ice wall be constructed in a desperate step to stop the leaks after repeated failures by the plant’s operator.

# fukushima - Sunday 1 September, 2013

Pipe leaking radioactive water discovered at Fukushima

It has been patched up with tape, says TEPCO.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning! Here are nine things you should know as you kick off your day.

# fukushima - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

Fukushima leak upgraded to a "serious incident"

The nuclear regulator in Japan had originally given it a rating of Level 1, an ‘anomaly’.

# fukushima - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

Japan upgrades Fukushima leak to highest level in two years

Japan is worried about its international reputation following the leak.

# fukushima - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Fukushima 'probably leaking contaminated water into ocean'

The leak was long suspected by experts, but denied by the plant’s operator.

# fukushima - Friday 21 June, 2013

New radioactive water leak at Fukushima

More than 18,000 people died when the towering tsunami smashed into Japan’s northeast in March 2011 setting off the crisis at Fukushima.

# fukushima - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

Building eight nuclear power plants in the UK poses little threat to Ireland

A report by the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland looked at the impact day-to-day operations would have on Ireland and what would happen in the event of a severe nuclear accident.

# fukushima - Monday 11 March, 2013

Frustrations over slow recovery as Japan marks anniversary of tsunami

Hundreds of people displaced in the Fukushima emergency have today filed a lawsuit seeking official compensation.

# fukushima - Friday 8 February, 2013

Fukushima survivors to sue Japanese government

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

World's biggest nuke plant may shut: Japan report

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

Fukushima 'unprecedented challenge' says new Japan PM

Shinzo Abe said the meltdown is unlike anything humanity has ever undertaken.

# fukushima - Saturday 29 December, 2012

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# fukushima - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

Japan's new PM Shinzo Abe pledges to rebuild economy, US relations

Abe has pledged a hawkish agenda which will fix the economy and get tough on diplomatic issues.

# fukushima - Thursday 13 December, 2012

Column: Fossil fuels won’t last forever. Ireland should consider nuclear power.

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

Japan may scrap nuclear plant over seismic fault

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

Fukushima fish radiation may indicate leak: study

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

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

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

Fukushima caused mutant butterflies: scientists

The butterflies were found to have abnormalities including smaller wings and damaged eyes.

# fukushima - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

Fukushima operators release first video of explosion aftermath

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 a 'man-made' disaster

The Fukushima accident was a man-made disaster caused by a culture of “reflexive obedience”, a new report says.

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