The safety measures imposed after the 2011 meltdowns at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant appear to have averted widespread health risks to the surrounding population, Japanese scientists say. People who live on the outskirts of the evacuation zone surrounding the plant received only slightly more radiation than normal background doses in the year following […]
This is, by the way, a new leak, worsening a catastrophe of which we have probably only seen the beginning: A large amount of radioactive water has leaked from a holding tank at Japan’s troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, its operator said Thursday. The leak of an estimated 100 metric tons of highly contaminated […]
An Internet search turns up an astounding number of pages about radiation from Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant meltdown that followed an earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. But it's difficult to find credible information. One reason is that government monitoring of radiation and its effects on fish stocks appears to be limited. Show More Summary
Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the embattled operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, just released a new video showing highly radioactive water inside the damaged number 3 nuclear reactor building. There were four reactor buildings
Japan’s trade ministry has approved a 10-year business plan for TEPCO, owner of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
The Fukushima Daiichi Power plant is the site of one of the worst nuclear catastrophes in history, and it’s still grappling with possible radioactive water leaks almost three years after a devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami triggered a meltdown. On March 11, 2011, a 9.0-magnitude...
Nuclear Nation is director Atsushi Funahashi’s attempt to engage us in conversation. This documentary introduces viewers to the former residents of Futaba, the location of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, and gives us a window into their lives after the disaster. The film follows the town’s residents, their lives as refugees, and everything that [...]
At one point in this new Japanese documentary about the Fukushima Daiichi power plant disaster, the camera focuses on a sign above a town turned to rubble. Loosely translated, the sign says, "Atomic energy makes our town prosperous." One can't help but recall another sign, "Arbeit Macht Frei," hovering above the site of another human tragedy. Show More Summary
The International Atomic Energy Agency has released preliminary findings following a second site visit and review at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.
On March 11th, 2011 the T?hoku earthquake and resulting tsunami wreaked havoc on Japan. It also resulted in the largest nuclear disaster since Chernobyl when the tsunami damaged the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. RadioactiveShow More Summary
While the world watches anxiously as the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) begins its most dangerous operation yet in the ongoing clean-up of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, large Japanese corporations continue to design and build robots to help go where people cannot. Show More Summary
FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI NUCLEAR POWER PLANT, Japan -- On Thursday, I visited the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant for the first time, and it was a bit like seeing the movie after having read the book -- vivid images flooding every space that my imagination hadn’t yet filled. Read full article >>
Here’s what the Fukushima I power nuclear plant complex looked like prior to the natural disasters and explosions. (Source: ad-hoc-news.de.) Before March 2011, if you heard the words “Fukushima Daiichi,” you might wonder if someone had concocted a new sushi roll. Show More Summary
As the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) prepares for the most dangerous phase of decommissioning the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Japan's Liberal Democratic party (LDP) is calling for another agency to oversee the process. The party plans to
The accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant was the most severe accident in the history of mankind. At Unit 1, the fuel rods melted down in about five hours after the earthquake, and molten fuel breached and melted through the reactor pressure vessel. Show More Summary
NHK: Tepco has ordered evacuation of workers from near its sea wall at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. — Hiroko Tabuchi (@HirokoTabuchi) October 25, 2013 Read more...
UPDATE: Tepco Orders Evacuation of Fukushima Power Plant Workers Via RT: Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has ordered the evacuation of workers from near the sea wall at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant following the earthquake, local NHK reports. Show More Summary
by Alex Balk "Highly radioactive water overflowed barriers into Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, its operating utility said on Monday, after it underestimated how much rain would fall at the plant and failed to pump itShow More Summary
In the latest of a now seemingly endless series of devastating, embarrassing mistakes at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, operating utility Tepco has found that radiation levels in seawater directly adjacent to one of the damaged reactors have hit
It has been reported that six workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have been doused with highly radioactive water. While that may be unfortunate it is reason for all of us to be concerned. Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority Chairman Shunichi Tanaka said repeated mishaps could be a sign of the harsh work environment. [...]