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No room for error? Fukushima basements mistakenly flooded with 200 tons of radioactive water

A pump at Japan’s battered Fukushima power plant has mistakenly flooded its basements with highly contaminated cooling-tank water. But the latest mishap follows a far more worrying discovery about one last year’s leak. 210 more words

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Fukushima water decontamination suspended indefinitely

Treatment of radioactive water at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant might be indefinitely suspended after malfunctions crippled the water purification process and recontaminated thousands of tons of partially purified water, Japanese media report. 352 more words

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The 2011 Tohoku Earthquake - Third Anniversary


NO Lesson Learned from the Great East Japan Earthquake

The so-called ‘Great East Japan Earthquake’ was a magnitude 9.0 (Mw) shock, the most powerful earthquake ever to have hit Japan, and the fifth most powerful earthquake globally in modern record. 554 more words

Global Disasters

Japanese Film "Homeland" tackles Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Issue

The film Homeland  is about a Japanese farming family forced out their home by the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster.  It is the first Japanese mass-market film set in Fukushima since the disaster.   63 more words


A Prayer for Japan

Everyday I become more aware of how connected we are. We have profound impacts upon each other in our daily lives. Mars in Libra asks us to see through the eyes of those around us to understand why our relationships are the way they are. 440 more words


More trouble hits TEPCO’s water cleanup system

The troubled radioactive water cleanup system at the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant was hit by a new problem Wednesday, operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. 58 more words

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Study claims USS Reagan crew exposed to extremely high levels of radiation near Fukushima

A new report on the nuclear crisis that started to unfold in Fukushima, Japan almost three years ago suggests that American troops who assisted with disaster relief efforts were exposed to unheard of radiation levels while on assignment. 192 more words

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