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Japan Fukushima

The real story behind the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Date: 04-03-2016

On March 11, 2011, Japan was hit by an earthquake that was captured at a 9.0 magnitude.

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Five years on, closure has yet to come to Fukushima parents

Date: 04-03-2016

Takayuki Ueno did not hesitate one moment to expose himself to high radiation five years ago while searching for family members swept away by the tsunami that triggered meltdowns at the Fukushima nuclear plant.

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Flexible systems and approaches boost safety after Fukushima

Date: 29-02-2016

"Nuclear power plants around the world now have flexible approaches to dealing with a wide range of accident scenarios," said William Magwood, director general of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, commenting on five years of international cooperation to improve safety after the Fukushima accident.

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Former TEPCO bosses indicted over Fukushima disaster

Date: 29-02-2016

Three former executives of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant operator were indicted Monday over the 2011 atomic accident, in what will be the first criminal trial linked to the disaster.

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What was deadly at Fukushima?

What turned Fukushima from a medium-ranking industrial accident, of the kind the happens perhaps eight or ten times a year, into a disaster, with a reported death toll among the evacuees of over 1000? It wasn't the radiation, writes Malcolm Grimston.

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New strategy for Fukushima trench water


New approaches to removing the contaminated water from trenches around units 2 and 3 at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant are being explored after attempts to freeze it failed.

 

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Fukushima ice wall under construction

Construction has started of a wall of frozen soil at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to prevent groundwater entering the reactor buildings. The ice wall is expected to take nine months to complete.

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Fukushima groundwater released to sea

The first groundwater diverted from the Fukushima Daiichi plant has been released into the sea after tests showed that contamination was well below permissible levels. The bypass system will significantly reduce the volume of contaminated water that Tepco must deal with.

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Novel study puts Fukushima doses in perspertive

A newly published study of the radiation doses received by Fukushima residents has concluded that most people in the prefecture are unlikely to receive doses significantly different to normal background radiation levels as a result of the accident.

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How TEPCO plans to build an ice wall at Fukushima (18 February 2014)

TEPCO has announced that it will start operations in March that will enable workers to eventually remove highly-contaminated water in trenches seaside of Fukushima Daiichi unit 2.

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Debris clearance at Fukushima

A series of photographs showing progress in the removal of tsunami debris from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant has been released by Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco).

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