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# minamisanriku - Friday 18 March, 2011

Japanese student discovers her family is alive through YouTube
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Japanese student discovers her family is alive through YouTube

Mar 18th 2011, 2:54 PM 1,333 Views 0 Comments

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

Mar 15th 2011, 1:00 PM 2,016 Views 0 Comments

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'
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Coolant in fourth Fukushima reactor might be 'boiling away'

Mar 15th 2011, 10:51 AM 1,079 Views 0 Comments

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
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Radioactivity released after third explosion at Fukushima plant

Mar 15th 2011, 7:30 AM 926 Views 0 Comments

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
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Nuclear rods melting inside three Fukushima reactors, Japan admits

Mar 14th 2011, 3:35 PM 3,522 Views 0 Comments

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
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Japan's horrific tsunami: before and after

Mar 14th 2011, 8:20 AM 7,558 Views 0 Comments

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
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Second explosion at Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant

Mar 14th 2011, 7:31 AM 1,546 Views 0 Comments

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
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The Daily Fix: Sunday

Mar 13th 2011, 7:57 PM 2,401 Views 0 Comments

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
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Japanese authorities declare state of emergency at second nuclear plant

Mar 13th 2011, 3:05 PM 2,020 Views 0 Comments

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
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Japanese PM: Crisis is worst to face Japan since WW2

Mar 13th 2011, 12:26 PM 731 Views 0 Comments

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
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Japanese government fears meltdown at second Fukushima nuclear reactor

Mar 13th 2011, 9:39 AM 3,023 Views 0 Comments

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

# minamisanriku - Saturday 12 March, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday
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The Daily Fix: Saturday

Mar 12th 2011, 7:56 PM 2,505 Views 0 Comments

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
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Japan: 9,500 people missing in single town alone

Mar 12th 2011, 2:29 PM 2,915 Views 0 Comments

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