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
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
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 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.
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
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
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
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
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
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 […]
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
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.
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...
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, […]
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.
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
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
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
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
Wild Japanese monkeys near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have lower white and red blood cell counts than similar monkeys from almost 200 miles away, according to biologists. In a paper published last week, scientists said...Show More Summary