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Japan to release treated radioactive water from Fukushima plant into ocean
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Japan to release treated radioactive water from Fukushima plant into ocean

Apr 13th 2021, 7:59 AM 26,776 Views 43 Comments

The move is fiercely opposed by local fishermen and residents.

Japan marks 10th anniversary of quake, tsunami and nuclear disaster at Fukushima
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Japan marks 10th anniversary of quake, tsunami and nuclear disaster at Fukushima

Mar 11th 2021, 10:11 PM 7,560 Views 8 Comments

More than 18,000 people died and nearly half a million were displaced.

Dozens injured after strong earthquake off Japan's Fukushima
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Dozens injured after strong earthquake off Japan's Fukushima

Feb 14th 2021, 8:09 AM 17,577 Views 0 Comments

The latest quake came nearly 10 years after the deadly earthquake that sparked a tsunami and nuclear meltdown.

Thyroid cancer impact on children and teens following Fukushima nuclear accident
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Thyroid cancer impact on children and teens following Fukushima nuclear accident

Dec 1st 2018, 9:00 AM 16,110 Views 27 Comments

More than 3,600 people died from causes such as illness and suicide linked to the aftermath of the tragedy.

Worker in charge of measuring radiation following Fukushima disaster dies of lung cancer
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Worker in charge of measuring radiation following Fukushima disaster dies of lung cancer

Sep 6th 2018, 7:08 AM 14,900 Views 16 Comments

This is the first time the Japanese government has acknowledged a death directly related to the disaster.

World War II bomb found at site of Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant
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World War II bomb found at site of Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant

Aug 10th 2017, 9:22 AM 17,236 Views 28 Comments

A bomb disposal team has been sent in to make the scene safe.

Pictures: The people who chose to revisit the ghost world they fled in the wake of Japan's 2011 nuclear disaster
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Pictures: The people who chose to revisit the ghost world they fled in the wake of Japan's 2011 nuclear disaster

Mar 19th 2017, 9:30 AM 21,095 Views 26 Comments

Over 100,000 people were forced to evacuate their homes in the Fukushima Daiichi area in the wake of the March 2011 disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant.

'The fear that I felt almost six years ago came back': Relief as tsunami warning lifted in Japan
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'The fear that I felt almost six years ago came back': Relief as tsunami warning lifted in Japan

Nov 22nd 2016, 8:12 AM 8,139 Views 9 Comments

The powerful 6.9-magnitude earthquake sparked fears of a repeat of the 2011 disaster.

'Evacuate immediately': Tsunami warning after magnitude 7.3 earthquake hits off Fukushima
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'Evacuate immediately': Tsunami warning after magnitude 7.3 earthquake hits off Fukushima

Nov 21st 2016, 7:30 PM 36,670 Views 28 Comments

The quake was felt in Tokyo.

PICTURES: The ghosts of Japan's disaster still haunt 5 years later
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PICTURES: The ghosts of Japan's disaster still haunt 5 years later

Mar 11th 2016, 6:03 AM 12,479 Views 7 Comments

Eye-witnesses to the events of Japans “triple disaster” recount their memories.

Were deformed daisies found near Fukushima caused by radiation?
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Were deformed daisies found near Fukushima caused by radiation?

Jul 25th 2015, 9:45 AM 25,986 Views 26 Comments

They were shared on Twitter in May but recently caught people’s attention.

This robot just filmed what it's like inside a melted nuclear reactor
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This robot just filmed what it's like inside a melted nuclear reactor

Apr 14th 2015, 9:30 PM 18,655 Views 28 Comments

The Fukushima plant suffered a triple meltdown in 2011.

'No damage to any nuclear power stations' after strong quake hits Japan
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'No damage to any nuclear power stations' after strong quake hits Japan

Nov 22nd 2014, 3:24 PM 7,352 Views 8 Comments

Five people are feared trapped in collapsed buildings.

No nukes are good nukes: former Japanese PM's advice to Ireland
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No nukes are good nukes: former Japanese PM's advice to Ireland

Sep 11th 2014, 6:00 PM 9,015 Views 55 Comments

Ex-PM Naoto Kan says nuclear power should be consigned to the history books after Fukushima disaster.

Opinion: Nuclear energy is the cleanest, safest, and cheapest – why do we continue to reject it?
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Opinion: Nuclear energy is the cleanest, safest, and cheapest – why do we continue to reject it?

Jun 15th 2014, 7:30 PM 5,334 Views 142 Comments

Fossil fuels are messy, costly, dangerous to workers and killing our planet. Nuclear energy could be the answer if we let go of illogical, emotional arguments against it.

Irish seaweed exporters are making it big in Japan
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Irish seaweed exporters are making it big in Japan

Jun 9th 2014, 8:30 AM 13,131 Views 16 Comments

Poll: One woman’s story of spotting an export opportunity after the disaster at Fukushima – but are exports the way forward for Irish SMEs?

These shots reveal just how desolate Fukushima is now
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These shots reveal just how desolate Fukushima is now

May 11th 2014, 11:30 AM 21,557 Views 38 Comments

The entire area around the nuclear disaster site remains empty.

Engineers begin dangerous task of removing fuel rods from Fukushima
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Engineers begin dangerous task of removing fuel rods from Fukushima

Nov 18th 2013, 9:04 AM 6,541 Views 12 Comments

Moving the uranium and plutonium fuel rods from a reactor building is the most difficult task so far in the decommissioning of the nuclear plant.

Fukushima prepares to remove ultra-dangerous fuel rods
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Fukushima prepares to remove ultra-dangerous fuel rods

Nov 7th 2013, 8:16 AM 4,592 Views 13 Comments

Nuclear engineers will remove the uranium and plutonium fuel rods as part of the decades-long decommissioning of the plant after the worst atomic accident in a generation.

Small tsunami hits Japan after quake
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Small tsunami hits Japan after quake

Oct 25th 2013, 9:08 PM 8,499 Views 8 Comments

People were warned to stay away from the coast as the tsunami approached.

Six Fukushima workers doused with radioactive water
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Six Fukushima workers doused with radioactive water

Oct 9th 2013, 9:58 AM 8,536 Views 34 Comments

Tons of highly toxic water spilled out when workers removed the wrong pipe during works.

Sun, sand, surf and radiation in the shadow of Fukushima
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Sun, sand, surf and radiation in the shadow of Fukushima

Sep 8th 2013, 8:15 AM 6,899 Views 12 Comments

As news broke this week of toxic water leaking from the plant, surfers say they are worried – but not enough to stay out of the waves there.

Japan to spend €359mn to battle Fukushima radioactive water leak
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Japan to spend €359mn to battle Fukushima radioactive water leak

Sep 3rd 2013, 10:32 AM 3,180 Views 7 Comments

A costly untested subterranean ice wall be constructed in a desperate step to stop the leaks after repeated failures by the plant’s operator.

Pipe leaking radioactive water discovered at Fukushima
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Pipe leaking radioactive water discovered at Fukushima

Sep 1st 2013, 12:20 PM 9,252 Views 20 Comments

It has been patched up with tape, says TEPCO.

Fukushima leak upgraded to a "serious incident"
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Fukushima leak upgraded to a "serious incident"

Aug 28th 2013, 8:25 AM 5,793 Views 14 Comments

The nuclear regulator in Japan had originally given it a rating of Level 1, an ‘anomaly’.

Japan upgrades Fukushima leak to highest level in two years
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Japan upgrades Fukushima leak to highest level in two years

Aug 21st 2013, 10:34 AM 4,308 Views 22 Comments

Japan is worried about its international reputation following the leak.

Fukushima 'probably leaking contaminated water into ocean'
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Fukushima 'probably leaking contaminated water into ocean'

Jul 10th 2013, 8:30 PM 5,569 Views 10 Comments

The leak was long suspected by experts, but denied by the plant’s operator.

New radioactive water leak at Fukushima
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New radioactive water leak at Fukushima

Jun 21st 2013, 8:42 AM 4,072 Views 37 Comments

More than 18,000 people died when the towering tsunami smashed into Japan’s northeast in March 2011 setting off the crisis at Fukushima.

Building eight nuclear power plants in the UK poses little threat to Ireland
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Building eight nuclear power plants in the UK poses little threat to Ireland

May 22nd 2013, 6:04 PM 6,785 Views 77 Comments

A report by the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland looked at the impact day-to-day operations would have on Ireland and what would happen in the event of a severe nuclear accident.

Frustrations over slow recovery as Japan marks anniversary of tsunami
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Frustrations over slow recovery as Japan marks anniversary of tsunami

Mar 11th 2013, 11:51 AM 2,951 Views 2 Comments

Hundreds of people displaced in the Fukushima emergency have today filed a lawsuit seeking official compensation.

Fukushima survivors to sue Japanese government
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Fukushima survivors to sue Japanese government

Feb 8th 2013, 4:13 PM 3,445 Views 1 Comment

People whose homes or farms were affected by radiation from the Fukushima plant will file class-action lawsuits next month for damages.

World's biggest nuke plant may shut: Japan report
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World's biggest nuke plant may shut: Japan report

Jan 25th 2013, 8:48 AM 4,886 Views 48 Comments

Proposals by Japan’s new nuclear watchdog may see a massive plant in centre of the country shut down over safety fears.

Fukushima 'unprecedented challenge' says new Japan PM
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Fukushima 'unprecedented challenge' says new Japan PM

Dec 31st 2012, 11:50 AM 4,096 Views 12 Comments

Shinzo Abe said the meltdown is unlike anything humanity has ever undertaken.

Japan's new PM Shinzo Abe pledges to rebuild economy, US relations
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Japan's new PM Shinzo Abe pledges to rebuild economy, US relations

Dec 26th 2012, 6:16 PM 2,442 Views 4 Comments

Abe has pledged a hawkish agenda which will fix the economy and get tough on diplomatic issues.

Column: Fossil fuels won’t last forever. Ireland should consider nuclear power.
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Column: Fossil fuels won’t last forever. Ireland should consider nuclear power.

Dec 13th 2012, 7:00 AM 103 Views 93 Comments

When an aeroplane crashes we don’t stop flying, we improve safety. Nuclear power should be the same, writes Philip Walton.

Japan may scrap nuclear plant over seismic fault
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Japan may scrap nuclear plant over seismic fault

Dec 10th 2012, 2:00 PM 3,294 Views 11 Comments

Geologists say an existing Japanese nuclear plant may be sited over an active seismic fault – indicating that it will probably have to be scrapped.

Fukushima fish radiation may indicate leak: study
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Fukushima fish radiation may indicate leak: study

Oct 26th 2012, 12:00 PM 3,856 Views 9 Comments

Higher-than-normal radiation levels have been found in fish caught off Japan’s east coast, which could indicate the plant is still leaking.

Draft EU nuclear report shows failure to implement safety measures agreed decades ago
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Draft EU nuclear report shows failure to implement safety measures agreed decades ago

Oct 3rd 2012, 1:33 PM 2,292 Views 10 Comments

A leaked European Commission report shows nuclear safety within the EU needs investment of between €10 billion and €25 billion.

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