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# onagawa - Friday 9 September, 2011

Gallery: Japan's tsunami repairs, six months on Japan This post contains images

Gallery: Japan's tsunami repairs, six months on

Sunday marks the six-month anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that killed tens of thousands. The repairs are ongoing.

# onagawa - 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.

# onagawa - 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.

# onagawa - 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…

# onagawa - 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.

A FRESH EARTHQUAKE of magnitude 6.4 has struck within 40 miles of the site of this morning’s explosion at the Fukushima 1 nuclear power plant. The quake struck 22 miles below the surface, and was registered at around 1:15pm Irish time this afternoon. The quake brings to 248 the number of individual seismic events that have occurred in the waters off Japan in the last week; around four quakes are striking the country every hour.

Japan’s prime minister: “This is an unprecedented disaster” Japan This post contains videos

Japan’s prime minister: “This is an unprecedented disaster”

Naoto Kan urges the public to take responsible actions and to follow instructions as nuclear fallout fears continue.

No damage to nuclear reactor despite Fukushima explosion, say authorities Fukushima This post contains videos

No damage to nuclear reactor despite Fukushima explosion, say authorities

The Tokyo Electric Power Company confirms that this morning’s explosion did not damage the nuclear plant’s reactor.

A quick guide to the Richter Scale

It’s important to understand that an earthquake of magnitude 8 isn’t twice as bad as a mag-4 – it’s a million times worse.

Authorities warn of further Japanese tsunamis as aftershocks continue

Waves of two to three metres in height are to be expected in the coming hours after significant Pacific aftershocks.

THE DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS has said it has no reports of Irish citizens being caught up in the effects of Japan’s earthquake and subsequent tsunami. A spokesperson for the Department said the helpline set up by its Consular Crisis Centre would remain active over the weekend, and could be reached at (01) 4180233.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

The nine things you need to know by 9am, including the latest on fears of a nuclear meltdown in Japan, after an explosion at the Fukushima nuclear plant.

# onagawa - Friday 11 March, 2011

What’s happened in the Pacific? A timeline of the day's terrible events

A timeline of how today’s terrifying events have unfolded, beginning with the magnitude 8.9 earthquake which struck at 5.46am Irish time.

Japan to release radioactive vapour to ease pressure at quake-hit nuclear power station

Fears are growing over the Fukushima plant despite earlier reports that the situation was under control.