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  1. Disaster watch

    Posted Apr 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... were felt in Fukushima. Workers at the Fukushima No 1 nuclear plant were ordered to evacuate. They went back to work after no abnormalities were found at the reactor. Japan's stock market plunged and the yen soared after news that the severity of the disaster at Fukushima had been upgraded. ...

  2. Essential quake viewing

    Posted May 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and analysis by experts. It will be followed by Emergency in Fukushima, tracing the dramatic struggle to avert a full nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Megaquake premieres on Sunday at 9pm, followed by Emergency in Fukushima at 10pm on Discovery Channel. ...

  3. Fukushima tells us to look for safety risks, not learn by trial and error

    Posted Apr 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Professor Way Kuo made a cogent case for the continued use of nuclear power in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster ('Beyond the fear and prejudice', March 11). He rightly urged caution in the rush to move away from nuclear energy out of fear. However, his implication that we can simply learn from our mistakes- as in Fukushima- and resolve to do better ...

  4. Fukushima mother's nuclear challenge

    Posted Feb 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com A single mother from the radiation-contaminated Japanese city of Fukushima will challenge Hong Kong's three chief executive contenders face to face on issues of nuclear safety and clean energy on Saturday, a green group says. Through the Fukushima experience, Greenpeace hopes the Hong Kong government will review its emergency plan ...

  5. Asia's resolve to seek nuclear energy remains unshaken, post Fukushima

    Posted Mar 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hooman Peiman The earthquake and resulting tsunami that damaged part of the Fukushima nuclear power plant a year ago tomorrow caught the Japanese and the rest of the world off-guard. ... of knowledge and misconceptions about nuclear energy in the aftermath of the 1986 Chernobyl accident. It's therefore no wonder that the Fukushima incident overshadowed the loss of over 23,000 ...

  6. Fukushima plant crisis sparks meeting in Beijing

    Posted Apr 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Staff Reporter A Hong Kong government delegation travelled to Beijing yesterday to visit the National Nuclear Safety Administration to exchange views on energy safety and development following the Fukushima nuclear crisis in Japan. Led by Secretary for the Environment Edward Yau Tang-wah, the delegation was joined by power firm representatives, members of the Energy Advisory ...

  7. Daya Bay more modern, safer than Fukushima, says nuclear expert

    Posted Mar 17th 2011, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Martin Wong, Olga Wong

    ... authorities more time to cope with the risk of radiation leakage in a Fukushima-like nuclear crisis, a nuclear specialist said. Although nuclear plants in Fukushima and Daya Bay were all broadly ... 'As the containment walls of the Daya Bay reactors can stand much higher pressure than those at Fukushima, it would take longer for the steam and hydrogen accumulating inside reactors ...

  8. Fukushima highlights risks of nuclear energy

    Posted Apr 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Diana Fung, German Swiss International School The radiation leak at the Fukushima nuclear power plant has displaced tens of thousands of Japanese people. The nuclear accident has spread ... the import of dairy products, meat and vegetables from Japan. Although governments say their nuclear reactors are safe, Fukushima shows accidents can happen. So why do national leaders still support ...

  9. News - China - ENERGY

    China's nuclear plan back on track after 19-month freeze

    Posted Oct 25th 2012, 12:00am by SHI JIANGTAO IN BEIJING

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing jiangtao.shi@scmp.com Partial resumption of programme suspended after Fukushima signals China's readiness to rekindle its ambitions for atomic power ... expansion will be significantly scaled down from plans adopted before the Fukushima nuclear disaster. According to the State Council decision reported by Xinhua, all new nuclear reactors must meet ...

  10. Wen set to meet victims of quake and tsunami during summit in Japan

    Posted May 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to a Japanese business delegation yesterday, Wen said he wanted to show the support of the Chinese people for those affected by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that struck Fukushima prefecture when ... hosting the summit in Fukushima. One idea is that the leaders deliver speeches in Fukushima before heading to Tokyo. However, the suggestion may not be implemented because of security concerns, ...




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