Category Archives: Fukushima

As the Fukashima plant leaks radioactive fluid, Japan’s nuclear agency upgrades the alert level

From the BBC, August 21, 2013. Japan’s nuclear agency has upgraded the severity level of a radioactive water leak at the Fukushima plant from one to three on an international scale. Highly radioactive water was found to be leaking from … Continue reading

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Inside Fukushima Two Years Later — Still One of the Most Contaminated Places on Earth

BBC News report by Rupert Wingfield-Hayes, March 11, 2013: It would be reassuring to think that the world’s worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl is contained, and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is in stable shut-down. Unfortunately a look inside … Continue reading

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Japan to Restart Nuclear Plants with Tougher Safety Guidelines

NY Times, February 28, 2013. Martin Frackler, Hiroko Tabuchi, and Matthew L. Wald. EXCERPT: All of Japan’s 50 operable nuclear reactors were shut down following the March 2011 triple meltdown, which spewed radiation across northern Japan after a huge earthquake … Continue reading

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‘Fukushima 50’ Face Public Ire

BBC article by Rupert Wingfield-Hayes, January 3, 2013. Entering the exclusion zone around the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant is an unnerving experience. It is, strictly speaking, also illegal. It is an old cliché to say that radiation is invisible. … Continue reading

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Mutant butterflies a result of Fukushima nuclear disaster

From CNN, August 14, 2012: In the first sign that the Fukushima nuclear disaster may be changing life around it, scientists say they’ve found mutant butterflies. Some of the butterflies had abnormalities in their legs, antennae, and abdomens, and dents in … Continue reading

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Fukushima Workers Made to Falsify Radiation Exposure — Covered Dosimeters with Lead Plates

From the Boston Globe, article by Mari Yamaguchi, July 23, 2012. Japanese authorities are investigating subcontractors on suspicion that they forced workers at the tsunami-hit nuclear plant to underreport the amount of radiation they were exposed to so they could stay … Continue reading

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Japan pensioners volunteer to tackle Fukushima nuclear crisis

From the BBC, article by Roland Buerk, May 31, 2011: A group of more than 200 Japanese pensioners are volunteering to tackle the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima power station. The Skilled Veterans Corps, as they call themselves, is made up … Continue reading

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