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#Minamisanriku

# minamisanriku - Friday 18 March, 2011

Japanese student discovers her family is alive through YouTube Japan This post contains videos

Japanese student discovers her family is alive through YouTube

A Japanese student living in California had given up hope that her family was still alive – but then a friend uncovered a video on YouTube.

# minamisanriku - Tuesday 15 March, 2011

Pool of spent nuclear rods ‘exposed to open air’ at Fukushima reactor

The fire at reactor 4 was caused by an explosion that tore an 8-square-metre hole in the walls – exposing rods to the outside.

Coolant in fourth Fukushima reactor might be 'boiling away'

Spent fuel is usually kept in a containment pond – but that’s beginning to evaporate away, causing further risks in Japan.

Radioactivity released after third explosion at Fukushima plant Japan This post contains videos

Radioactivity released after third explosion at Fukushima plant

A blast at reactor 2 may have damaged the nuclear core, authorities say, with emissions now strong enough to harm humans.

# minamisanriku - Monday 14 March, 2011

Nuclear rods melting inside three Fukushima reactors, Japan admits

The nuclear cores at reactors 1, 2 and 3 are all now believed to be melting, after cooling systems at all three failed.

Japan's horrific tsunami: before and after Japan This post contains images

Japan's horrific tsunami: before and after

Our gallery of Japan’s coastal cities before and after Friday’s tsunami underlines the true extent of the country’s devastation.

Second explosion at Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant Fukushima This post contains videos

Second explosion at Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant

Two days after the first explosion, a second hydrogen blast strikes the nuclear plant – as 2,000 bodies are found in Miyagi.

# minamisanriku - Sunday 13 March, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday

24 more hours pass on Planet Earth – here’s what’s been going on, and some other bits you might have missed.

Japanese authorities declare state of emergency at second nuclear plant

The lowest state of alert has been declared at the Onagawa nuclear plant, while the cooling system fails at another facility.

Japanese PM: Crisis is worst to face Japan since WW2

Naoto Kan says 100,000 troops are being deployed to Japan’s stricken areas, as estimates say damages could reach €29bn.

Japanese government fears meltdown at second Fukushima nuclear reactor Japan This post contains videos

Japanese government fears meltdown at second Fukushima nuclear reactor

Authorities are pumping seawater into a second reactor, amid fears of a second hydrogen explosion at the nuclear plant.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: More meltdown fears in Fukushima, the Fingleton Files, and an unusually busy day at the Dáil bar…

# minamisanriku - Saturday 12 March, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Our daily wrap-up to what’s happened on Planet Earth – sadly, there’s more bad news than good as Japan continues to dominate.

Japan: 9,500 people missing in single town alone Japan This post contains videos

Japan: 9,500 people missing in single town alone

Local authorities in Minamisanriku – with a population of around 18,000 – says over half of its population is missing.