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  1. News - Asia - EARTHQUAKE

    Homes collapse, 39 injured in Japan's magnitude-6.8 earthquake

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 09:16am by AP

    ... nuclear plants are offline following a magnitude-9.0 earthquake and massive tsunami in 2011 that sent three reactors at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant into meltdown. Fukushima is about 250 ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Fukushima nuclear plant diverting groundwater to stem contamination

    Posted May 21st 2014, 11:21pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Groundwater will bypass Fukushima plant The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said yesterday it had begun a bypass system that diverts ... for the people of Fukushima", Greenpeace campaigner Kazue Suzuki said in a statement. Tepco was planning to release about 560 tonnes of groundwater yesterday, it said, with its chief decommissioning ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Children in Fukushima fatter as they cut exercise due to radiation fears

    Posted Dec 27th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Fukushima kids fatter as radiation fears cut exercise Children in Fukushima are getting fatter as outdoor activities have been cut in the area due ... for their age and height, among the 47 prefectures. Fukushima registered the highest rates in seven of the 13 age groups, the ministry said. In 2010, the prefecture on the north of the main island ...

  4. Infographics - Nuclear

    Saying no to nuclear

    Posted Nov 30th 2011, 12:00am by SCMP Graphics

    ... SCMP Graphics Germany plans to shut down all its nuclear power plants in the wake of the Fukushima disaster, and expand use of renewable energy sources   ...

  5. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Jimmy Choo creates Fukushima shoe line

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 10:11am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Choo makes one-off shoe design to boost profile of Fukushima artisans Designer Jimmy Choo has unveiled a one-off range of shoes in Japan, made using materials and techniques native to the disaster-hit Fukushima area, in a bid to boost the profile of artisans there. Choo was inspired to come up with the creations after visiting workshops in the area, which ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's nuclear safety regulator accused of ignoring risk from volcanoes

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 10:17pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Critics say that post Fukushima, regulators have failed to fully consider dangers of 'Ring of Fire' when deciding if power stations can reopen Volcanoes next nuclear bogeyman In the three years since the Fukushima disaster, Japan's utilities have pledged US$15 billion to harden their nuclear plants against earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - FUKUSHIMA MELTDOWN

    Abe must act now to seal Fukushima reactors, before it's too late

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 07:10pm by JULIAN GRESSER, ERNST FRANKEL, Jerome Cohen

    ... Julian Gresser, Ernst Frankel and Jerome A. Cohen Julian Gresser, Ernst Frankel and Jerome A. Cohen say complacency is putting the world at risk Abe must act now to seal Fukushima nuclear reactors, before it's too late Dear Prime Minister Abe, the Fukushima crisis is getting worse. Yet you have an option at your disposal to resolve it. But first you must begin by challenging ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    US sailors sue Fukushima nuclear plant operator for faking radiation data

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 10:21pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in San Diego US sailors sue over Fukushima 'lies' Nearly 80 US sailors are seeking US$1 billion from the operator of Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. They allege the company lied about the high level of radiation in the area where they were carrying out a humanitarian mission after the tsunami that triggered a nuclear crisis three years ...

  9. JAPAN

    Stories from Fukushima: Three years on

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 11:08am by Kristine Kwok and Robin Fall

    ... Kristine Kwok and Robin Fall In a special report, the Post examines the enduring suffering and displacement caused by the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan on 11 March 2011. In a special ... coast and triggered nuclear meltdown in a Fukushima power plant, residents in affected areas are slowly rebuilding their homes, but many question whether the government has learnt their lesson ...

  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Radioactive Fukushima water 'leaking into ocean'

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 10:22am by NYT

    ... The New York Times in Tokyo The stricken nuclear power plant at Fukushima has probably been leaking contaminated water into the ocean for two years, ever since an earthquake and tsunami ... are known to raise risks of cancer in humans. Tanaka's comments highlight the precariousness of the clean-up at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, where core meltdowns occurred at three ...




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