Fukushima Nuke News
Trying to aggregate broad coverage of the responses and not individual situation updates. Cultural differences in risk perception are also important Mar 18
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A damaged reactor building at the Fukushima power plant where an electricity failure has left spent nuclear fuel rods without fresh cooling water. Photograph: Tepco/EPA Four fuel storage pools at Japan 's Fukushima nuclear plant have been without fresh cooling water for more than 15 hours due to a power outage.
One fish, a greenling measuring 38 cm in length, was contaminated with 740,000 becquerels per kg - more than 7,400 times the recommended government limit regarded as safe for human consumption.
Seafood from the seas around the destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant is still not considered safe to eat.
I remember going to bed one night when I was 11, seriously afraid I would not be alive in the morning.
TOKYO (AP) — One of Japan's crippled nuclear reactors still has fatally high radiation levels and much less water to cool it than officials had estimated, according to an internal examination that renews doubts about the plant's stability. A tool equipped with a tiny video camera, a thermometer, a dosimeter and a water gauge was used to assess damage inside the No. 2 reactor's containment chamber for the second time since the tsunami swept into the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant a year ago.
Map of nuclear power reactors in the USA (image from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission - http://www.nrc.gov) How does a Canadian-American professor of uranium mineralogy living in the unassuming American Midwest respond to the one-year anniversary of Fukushima?
The crisis that unfolded at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant after Japan's megaquake and tsunami is rewriting the nuclear safety guide.
A YEAR on, the world is still feeling the effects of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated eastern Japan. The dual catastrophe is estimated to have killed almost 20,000 people.
Health :: News :: March 2, 2012 :: :: Email :: Print Heart disease and depression are likely to claim more lives than radiation after the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident, experts say By Katherine Harmon
Source: reuters // Reuters
Associated Press Monitoring radiation at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant this week.
Patterns of tsunami damage in areas such as Kesennuma, northeast of Fukushima, reveal wave behaviour that could be used to improve defences.
Updated Wed Dec 7, 2011 6:42am AEDT
The fallout from the radiation leak at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor in Japan may be less severe than predicted. Radiology researcher Ikuo Kashiwakura of Hirosaki University, Japan, and colleagues responded immediately to the disaster, travelling south to Fukushima prefecture to measure radiation levels in more than 5000 people there between 15 March and 20 June.
A disturbing picture has emerged of bumbling workers and government officials scrambling to respond to the disaster.