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Examining the fate of Fukushima contaminants

An international research team reports results of a three-year study of sediment samples collected offshore from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The research aids in understanding what happens to Fukushima contaminants after they are buried on the seafloor off coastal Japan.

China is looking to this type of energy to power its future

The disaster at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in 2011 has prompted world leaders to slow or even suspend reliance on that source of energy. That’s left an open field for China to become one of the world’s top producers of nuclear power. Show More Summary

Scorpion-Like Robot to Venture Into Fukushima Nuclear Reactor

In 2011, a magnitude 9 earthquake rattled Japan’s Pacific coast, triggered a devastating Tsunami, and precipitated the disaster at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The massive wave knocked out power, causing the meltdown of three nuclear reactors and severely damaging a fourth. Show More Summary

Scorpion-Style Toshiba Robot to Enter Fukushima Nuclear Reactor

Toshiba and the International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning unveiled a new scorpion-shaped robot that will be sent inside the containment vessel at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in August.

Japan’s Over Confidence Proved Deadly in Fukushima Disaster – IAEA

Japan’s excessively firm belief in the safety of its nuclear power plants was among the main reasons why the country was unprepared to the Fukushima Daiichi disaster of 2011, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief said Monday.

Continuing Surprises (Mostly Unfortunate) For Japan Nuclear Industry

The fourth anniversary of the multiple meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi no. 1 power plant passed in relative quiet, but events there have hardly become less troubling. The good news first: TEPCO and its contractors have now completed...Show More Summary

Energy Solution or Accident Waiting to Happen: The Public and Nuclear Power

The meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi revitalized the public debate over the value and safety of nuclear energy. Do Americans see a nuclear plant as a devastating accident waiting to happen -- or the solution to climate change? FromShow More Summary

"Contained?" Robot Dies 3 Hours After Entering Fukushima Reactor

We are sure this is nothing to worry about... and Japanese officials will re-iterate that everything is on track but when a snake-like robot sent to inspect a reactor containment vessel at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant dies three hours into the operation, one might wonder just how "contained" the radiation situations really is. Show More Summary

Fukushima’s Food Is Safe, but People Are Still Freaked Out

This post originally appeared on WIRED. Sae Ochi should know better, and she knows she should know better. As the director of internal medicine at Soma Central Hospital, just 30 miles from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant that melted down after a tsunami in 2011, she is tasked with monitoring local radiation exposure levels. Show More Summary

Stirring Images From Japanese Photographers Reflecting on the National Tragedy of 3/11

Four years ago today, an earthquake and tsunami hit the T?hoku region of Japan, sweeping away whole towns, killing thousands, and triggering a nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The events of that day have...Show More Summary

3 ways the Fukushima nuclear disaster is still having an impact today

6 months agoNews : BlogPost

Four years ago, after a devastating tsunami left 18,000 Japanese dead, Japan faced another, potentially bigger, catastrophe: 300,000 people had to be evacuated as several reactors of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant started to melt down on March 11, 2011. In 2015, has the world forgotten the threat that was posed by Fukushima? Here's three ways the […]

VICE INTL: Alone in the Zone

Four years since the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant went into full meltdown and the resulting 12-mile evacuation zone was enforced, one farmer still remains, braving high levels of radiation and loneliness to tend to abandoned animals. Show More Summary

Japan to probe melted Fukushima reactor with ‘snake’ robot

Tokyo Electric Power Co. is finally ready to examine the inside of one of the three compromised reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant -- with the help of a remote-controlled robot that uncannily resembles a snake. Continue reading ? The post Japan to probe melted Fukushima reactor with ‘snake’ robot appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

It Took 2.1 Years For Fukushima's Radioactive Plume to Reach Us

8 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Cesium 134 and cesium 137: The two isotopes that were released into the Pacific Ocean when an earthquake ruined the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on the eastern coast of Japan in 2011. The panic over the leakage was instantaneous in the US—but a new study shows whether it was valid. Read more...

Kurion Mobile Processing System Exceeds Fukushima Decontamination Targets

Nuclear and hazardous waste management company Kurion has been awarded a contract by Tokyo Electric Power Company for a second Kurion Mobile Processing System for deployment at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant site. The first system started operating at the site in early October 2014 and has exceeded its performance targets during this period, […]

Regional Government OKs Restart Of Japanese Nuclear Plant

10 months agoNews : The Two-Way

Japan shut down all of its nuclear reactors after the triple meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station in 2011. This plant could be the first to restart.

Fukushima Radiation is Still Wreaking Havoc on Insects Around the Plant

Three years later and the world has slowly returned to normal after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station disaster, but the frightening consequences just keep on going. Scientists have found that even today, butterfly larvae that feed on radiation-tainted

A Bullish Sign For Uranium Could Send This Stock Soaring

On March 11, 2011, a massive 9.0-magnitude earthquake erupted about 45 miles east of the Japanese coast. The earthquake let loose a huge tsunami that struck the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant

Success in intracellular imaging of cesium distribution in plants used for cesium absorption

Since the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, the discharge of radioactive cesium into the environment has become a serious environmental problem. While various decontamination methods are currently being studied,Show More Summary

TEPCO: Fukushima Was Much, Much Worse Than We Said

Remember my joke about "the cat's on the roof"? TEPCO and the Japanese government were so obviously lying, I couldn't believe I was accused of "fearmongering": The meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant’s third reactor building was even worse than initially believed, Tokyo Electric Power Co. Show More Summary

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