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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan marks third anniversary of tsunami, Fukushima nuclear crisis

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 05:50pm by AP

    ... at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Reconstruction plans are finally taking shape, but shortages of skilled workers and materials are delaying the work. The triple disasters known in Japan ... later, nearly 270,000 people remain displaced from their homes, including many from Fukushima prefecture who may never be able to return home due to radioactive contamination. During a ceremony ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan set to restart nuclear power plants after 2011 Fukushima disaster

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 12:13am by KRISTINE

    ... earthquake and tsunami struck Fukushima in the northeast of Japan on March 11, 2011, crippling the local nuclear power plant and triggering multiple meltdowns and widespread contamination. It also ...

  3. News - Asia

    Japanese investigator says lessons of Fukushima disaster ignored

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 11:31pm by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... Kristine Kwok in Tokyo kristine.kwok@scmp.com In the first of a two-part report, a Japanese investigator warns that the lessons of the Fukushima atomic disaster have been ignored Whistling ... island by more than two metres and unleashed a tsunami that triggered meltdowns in three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The disaster killed more than 15,880 people ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Infographics

    Three Years On: Stories from Fukushima

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 06:39pm by KRISTINE KWOK, Robin Fall, Cedric Sam

    ... Kristine Kwok and Robin Fall It was the biggest earthquake to shake Japan. The SCMP tells the stories of people whose lives were changed forever on March 11, 2011. Link to the full-screen multimedia ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Abe says he will see to restart of nuclear power station in southwestern Japan

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 02:03pm by Associated Press in Tokyo

    ... unease following the Fukushima meltdown Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has told business leaders in southwestern Japan that his government will see to it that a nuclear plant in the region ... is seen as a major step toward becoming the first nuclear facility to restart under new safety standards introduced following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis. Kyushu Electric and eight other ...

  7. News - Asia - Fukushima

    Japan approves energy plan reinstating nuclear power despite public concerns

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 09:59am by Reuters in Tokyo

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Decision to switch mothballed nuclear power production back on likely to be unpopular as Tepco continues to wrestle with problems at the tsunami-crippled Fukushima plant ... the 2011 Fukushima disaster. But the plan may too little too late for the country’s moribund atomic industry, which is floundering under the weight of estimated losses of almost US$50 billion, ...

  8. 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   ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan announces plans to return residents to the Fukushima region

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 03:51pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo No-go zone near Fukushima plant set to reopen Japan will lift an exclusion order on an area around the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, allowing some residents to return to live there for the first time since the disaster, officials say. "The formal lifting of the evacuation order will come on April 1, affecting around 300 people" whose ...




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