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Inside the Wrecked Fukushima Nuclear Reactor Facility 5 Years After Disaster
On March 11, 2011, a devastating earthquake and tsunami struck northeastern Japan , leaving nearly 19,000 people dead or missing. Coastal communities were turned into wastelands. Equipment at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant sustained damage from a 40-foot-high wave that crashed over the
Japan Lawmaker Denies Pressuring TEPCO Not to Say 'Meltdown'
A Japanese opposition leader who was a senior official during the 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant crisis has denied that he or the prime minister at the time pressured the president of Tokyo Electric Power Co. not to use the term "meltdown."
Fukushima Nuclear Plant Worker Diagnosed With Cancer
A worker at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has been diagnosed with leukemia , but experts say a sharp increase in cancer related to the plant is unlikely. In March 2010 a massive earthquake and tsunami damaged the Fukushima Daiichi plant, causing a meltdown of three reactors and forcing
Robot Quits After Recording Footage Inside Fukushima's Crippled Reactor
A robot probe sent into the crippled reactor at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant stopped working three hours into its 10-hour mission, but not before sending back the first pictures from inside. The haunting grainy footage released by the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) shows the robot
Inside the 'No-Go Zone': Searching for Answers at Japan's Fukushima 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...
Japan's Nuclear Migraine: A Never-Ending Disaster at Fukushima
Japan is stumbling helplessly from one crisis to the next as it battles the ongoing disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. US nuclear inspector Dale Klein is demanding the intervention of foreign experts, but a quick solution is unlikely. This week, the chief nuclear officers of around 100
Japan to Spend Over $300M On 'Ice Wall' To Isolate Fukushima Water Leaks
Ever since Japan was hit by an earthquake and a tsunami in 2011 , the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has leaked 300 tons of radioactive water per day. In an effort to protect local water, the Japanese government announced a plan Tuesday to spend 32 billion yen (approximately US$320 million)
Japan Marks 2-Year Anniversary of Triple Disaster
A moment of silence in Japan marked the second anniversary of the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami that killed nearly 20,000 people and triggered the country's worst nuclear disaster. At a memorial ceremony in Tokyo today, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko joined victims in attendance, bowing
Strong Earthquake Strikes Off Northeastern Japan, Tsunami Warning Issued
A strong 7.3-magnitiude earthquake struck the northeast coast of Japan, which triggered a local tsunami warning for the region. The strong quake struck Friday just after 5 p.m. local time off the coast of Miyagi prefecture. There was no risk of a widespread tsunami, according to the Pacific Tsunami