Police officers take part in a drill at the Fukushima Daini nuclear power plant, based on the scenario that a group of terrorists have attempted to attack the Fukushima Daiichi plant, on May 11, 2013. Both plants are operated by Tokyo Electric Power Co. (Pool photo by Kyodo News)(Kyodo)http://english.kyodonews.jp/photos/2013/05/224331.html
Honestly, if the consequences weren’t potentially so dire, the ongoing struggles to cleanup the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in northern Japan would be the stuff of comedy. In March, an extended blackout disabled power to a vital cooling system for days. Show More Summary
The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was crippled in March 2011 by an earthquake and tsunami. Water continues to pour into its reactor buildings. Workers are pumping it out. A forest will likely be cut down to make room for more storage tanks. Meanwhile, some storage facilities are leaking.
Over the last couple of days, Japanese electrical company TEPCO has announced that they found leaks in three of the seven underground tanks used to store contaminated water at the site of the Fukushima Daiichi power plant. They've also admitted that the tanks aren't reliable. And here's where we get to the fun part: Despite [...]
Radioactive water has apparently leaked from another underground storage tank at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi power plant, Tokyo Electric Power Co said on Sunday.The utility, known as Tepco, said the volume of the latest leakage is believed to be small. Show More Summary
About 120 tons of radioactive water leaked from the disaster-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in northern Japan, the plant’s operator said on Saturday.The water came from one of the seven underground reservoir tanks storing water for cooling Fukushima's reactors, the Tokyo Electric Power Co. Show More Summary
The company operating the disaster-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant (NPP) in northern Japan warned about the possibility of radioactive water leak, the Kyodo news agency reported on Friday.
Two years after the devastating nuclear meltdown at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi power plant, it's now possible to explore one of the country's radiation-soaked towns via Google Street View. Google's Street View cars were invited to photograph the town of Namie, Japan by its mayor, Tamotsu Baba. Show More Summary
When a partial power outage caused the cooling system at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station to fail earlier this week, concerns were renewed as to the vulnerability of the now infamous power plant. The site of a triple meltdown following Japan’s earthquake and tsunami in 2011, the plant lost cooling facilities for as long [...]
A "rat-like animal" just might be the reason for power outages at a critical Japanese nuclear facility this week. The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi plant suspects such a critter of causing a short circuit in a switchboard that led to a power outage, Japan's Kyodo news agency reported Wednesday.
On March 11, 2011, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant north of Tokyo was hit by a wall of water 43 feet high that destroyed or disabled enough equipment to cause three reactors to melt down. Two years later, the people of Japan are bouncing back. The nuclear industry, not so much. The United States [...]
Today marks the second anniversary of the 9.0-magnitude earthquake that killed 19,000 people in Japan, causing massive devastation and a nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant. Two years later, a 19-mile area around Fukushima is still blocked off, and hundreds of thousands of residents may never return to their homes. Souls of Zen [...]
Two years after the meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, a clear majority of Japanese people (73 percent, according to a recent Yomiuri Shimbun poll) opposes the country's use of nuclear power. Read full article >>
When it comes to radiation exposure from the triple meltdown at Fukushima’s Daiichi nuclear power plant two years ago, the 91 boys and girls at the Fukushima Aiikuen orphanage are probably some of the most closely-watched kids in the prefecture.
Two years ago today a wall of water hit Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The flood triggered explosions, and released radioactive iodine and Cesium into the atmosphere.
28 February 2013 -- A comprehensive assessment by international experts on the health risks associated with the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant (NPP) disaster in Japan has concluded that, for the general population inside and outside of Japan, the predicted risks are low and no observable increases in cancer rates above baseline rates are anticipated.
You might remember that way back in March 2011, a major tsunami struck the northeast shores of Japan, devastating the country and causing the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant's cooling systems to break down, which resulted in the worst nuclear meltdown since Chernobyl. Show More Summary
Several years ago we told you about ActiveLink's Power Loader, a mecha-like exoskeleton that looked like something right out of Aliens. Now, following the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, ActiveLink has started work on Power Loader Light — a more compact version that would allow for increased physical strength, but not at the cost of agility. More »
Thousands of cows were abandoned in the evacuated zone around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that devastated the T?hoku region of Japan and released radioactive materials from the...Show More Summary
In the wake of the 2011 Fukishima Daiichi nuclear disaster, Japan has decided to build a 1GW wind farm. When a wind farm is stated to be a certain number of MW or GW, that is normally the total generation capacity, so that is what you should assume. Show More Summary