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#Nuclear Plant

# nuclear-plant - 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.

# nuclear-plant - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Explosion at French nuclear plant causes injuries but no 'radiation risk'

Several people were injured but there was no radiation leak at the plant in Flamanville.

# nuclear-plant - 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.

# nuclear-plant - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

Calls for Sellafield to be closed down after investigation exposes safety concerns

BBC Panorama found that radioactive materials have been stored in degrading plastic bottles.

# nuclear-plant - Saturday 16 April, 2016

Scores of people feared buried alive after second earthquake

Homes, roads and railway lines were swept away as hillsides collapsed.

# nuclear-plant - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Children from Chernobyl to arrive in Ireland today for rest and recuperation

The children travel to Ireland every year to stay with Irish families during the summer months.

# nuclear-plant - Monday 21 October, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Everyone’s talking about a distressed teenager found outside the GPO, penalties for jobseekers and the merits of cannabis legalisation.

# nuclear-plant - 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’.

# nuclear-plant - Monday 15 July, 2013

Greenpeace activists arrested in France after nuclear plant break-in

Activists hung banners reading “Tricastin: a nuclear accident” and “Francois Hollande: president of a catastrophe?”.

# nuclear-plant - 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.

# nuclear-plant - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Sellafield nuclear waste warning

Operators failed to dispose of radioactive waste properly, as cost of decommissioning site rises, says watchdog.

# nuclear-plant - Saturday 12 November, 2011

In pictures: media take tour of Japan's tsunami-hit nuclear plant Fukushima This post contains images

In pictures: media take tour of Japan's tsunami-hit nuclear plant

The devastating scenes included twisted and overturned trucks and piles of rubble.

# nuclear-plant - Tuesday 1 November, 2011

Japanese MP drinks water collected from Fukushima plant Japan This post contains videos

Japanese MP drinks water collected from Fukushima plant

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.

# nuclear-plant - Monday 12 September, 2011

Take 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# nuclear-plant - Friday 13 May, 2011

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

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

# nuclear-plant - Thursday 5 May, 2011

Workers enter stricken Japanese nuclear plant for the first time

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

# nuclear-plant - Tuesday 3 May, 2011

Japan begins repair work on damaged nuclear reactors

Workers are constructing systems around the crippled Fukushima plant in order to begin repairs – however officials have warned that it could take a year to get the plant fully under control.

# nuclear-plant - Thursday 14 April, 2011

Efforts to stabilise Japanese nuclear plant could take until June

Engineers working to stabilise the plant want to avoid flooding the reactors as this would lead to more contaminated water flowing into the ocean.

# nuclear-plant - Monday 11 April, 2011

Japan rattled by new 6.6 aftershock

Electricity cut to reactors at Fukushima nuclear plant but back-up supply has kicked in.

# nuclear-plant - Wednesday 6 April, 2011

Radioactive water from Fukushima "not gushing into sea"

Authorities say they have plugged the crack which caused radioactive water to leak into the nearby sea at the Fukushima nuclear power plant.

# nuclear-plant - Monday 4 April, 2011

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

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.

# nuclear-plant - Friday 1 April, 2011

Review of Japanese radiation measurements ordered

Latest figures show that radiation exceeding government safety limits has seeped into groundwater at the Fukushima nuclear plant.

# nuclear-plant - Monday 28 March, 2011

Prayers for Japan at US nuclear accident commemoration US

Prayers for Japan at US nuclear accident commemoration

The disaster at Three Mile Island on this day in 1979 “taught plant operators many valuable lessons”.

Japan continues to struggle with contaminated water at nuclear complex

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

# nuclear-plant - Monday 21 March, 2011

'No quick fix' at Fukushima nuclear plant

Restoring power to all six units at the Japanese power station is vital – but some of the cooling system’s key pumps now need to be replaced entirely.

# nuclear-plant - Sunday 13 March, 2011

JAPAN’S METEOROLOGICAL AGENCY has said that any radioactive material being emitted from the Fukushima I nuclear plant, where the outer containment building around one plant exploded yesterday, will be carried out to the Pacific Ocean by the overnight wind. It has also confirmed, meanwhile, that the Shinmoedake volcano near the country’s southern tip has also begun to erupt, though it could not ascertain as yet whether the eruption was related to the ongoing seismic activity. The main quake from Friday has been upgraded from magnitude 8.9 to 9, it further added.