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Japan hit by series of earthquakes and 1-metre tsunami
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Japan hit by series of earthquakes and 1-metre tsunami

Dec 7th 2012, 10:50 AM 9,617 Views 27 Comments

No reports of injuries although the location of quake, off the coast of Sendai and Miyaki prefecture, raised ghost of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Tuna fish carried radiation from Fukushima to the United States
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Tuna fish carried radiation from Fukushima to the United States

May 28th 2012, 9:45 PM 8,651 Views 23 Comments

Scientists say the bluefin tuna absorbed radioactive cesium from swimming in contaminated waters and feeding on contaminated prey such as krill and squid.

'Ghost ship' from Japan tsunami spotted off Canada
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'Ghost ship' from Japan tsunami spotted off Canada

Mar 26th 2012, 8:28 AM 6,917 Views 18 Comments

The fishing vessel has spent the last year drifting all the way across the Pacific with nobody on board.

A year on, €5bn donated but lack of 'master plan' to rebuild Japan criticised
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A year on, €5bn donated but lack of 'master plan' to rebuild Japan criticised

Mar 11th 2012, 8:45 AM 1,714 Views 0 Comments

Of that donation, €1 million has come from Ireland, we’ve been looking at the aid situation in the earthquake and tsunami hit east coast one year on and how the money has been spent.

Silence and prayers mark anniversary of Japanese tsunami
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Silence and prayers mark anniversary of Japanese tsunami

Mar 11th 2012, 7:43 AM 927 Views 5 Comments

The earthquake killed more than 19,000 people, and 300,000 are still in temporary housing.

Nine months on, Japan says Fukushima nuclear plant is stable
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Nine months on, Japan says Fukushima nuclear plant is stable

Dec 16th 2011, 8:45 AM 706 Views 3 Comments

Experts have noted the plant remains vulnerable to more problems and it will take decades to decommission following March’s devastating earthquake and tsunami.

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
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Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Oct 16th 2011, 11:00 AM 57 Views 2 Comments

The very best of the week’s writing from around the globe.

Japan lifts Fukushima evacuation order for 59,000 residents
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Japan lifts Fukushima evacuation order for 59,000 residents

Oct 1st 2011, 6:47 PM 333 Views 8 Comments

Locals have been told they can return – but radioactive elements have been found in soil up to 80km from the plant.

As world remembers 9/11, Japan marks six months since earthquake and tsunami
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As world remembers 9/11, Japan marks six months since earthquake and tsunami

Sep 11th 2011, 1:10 PM 352 Views 0 Comments

The magnitude-9.0 earthquake produced the sort of devastation Japan hadn’t seen since World War II. The tsunami that followed engulfed the northeast and wiped out entire towns.

Gallery: Japan's tsunami repairs, six months on
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Gallery: Japan's tsunami repairs, six months on

Sep 9th 2011, 11:50 AM 1,296 Views 3 Comments

Sunday marks the six-month anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that killed tens of thousands. The repairs are ongoing.

Japan set for sixth prime minister in five years as Naoto Kan resigns
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Japan set for sixth prime minister in five years as Naoto Kan resigns

Aug 26th 2011, 6:58 AM 107 Views 0 Comments

The decision has been widely expected amid plunging approval ratings following the March earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.

Column: ‘The very mention of nuclear power sends people into a flutter’
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Column: ‘The very mention of nuclear power sends people into a flutter’

Aug 24th 2011, 7:47 AM 218 Views 51 Comments

After Fukushima, nuclear power has become a bogeyman – but we shouldn’t dismiss it out of hand, writes physicist David Robert Grimes.

Fatal radiation levels at Fukushima now 'off the scale'
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Fatal radiation levels at Fukushima now 'off the scale'

Aug 2nd 2011, 10:28 AM 1,018 Views 1 Comment

Levels of radiation in some areas of the plant are so high they would be lethal within one hour.

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Authorities may limit access to Fukushima evacuation zone

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Japanese baseball opens to relief and cheers

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Fukushima nuclear alert raised to maximum level 7

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Japan earthquake sends bulls and bears running as stocks plummet
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Japan earthquake sends bulls and bears running as stocks plummet

Apr 7th 2011, 9:10 PM 739 Views 0 Comments

Stocks plummeted on Wall Street today after a 7.1 quake stuck off the northern coast of the country.

Tsunami alert lifted after 7.1 magnitude earthquake strikes off Japan coast
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Tsunami alert lifted after 7.1 magnitude earthquake strikes off Japan coast

Apr 7th 2011, 4:08 PM 1,355 Views 0 Comments

No major damage or injuries reported so far, while no additional problems are reported at nuclear facilities.

Fukushima owners begin 'condolence money' payout for radiation damage
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Fukushima owners begin 'condolence money' payout for radiation damage

Apr 5th 2011, 10:33 AM 402 Views 0 Comments

Tokyo Electric Power Company’s share price reaches an all-time low after the company pledges to cover evacuation costs.

Op-ed: An earthquake devastated Haiti - but so too did poverty
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Op-ed: An earthquake devastated Haiti - but so too did poverty

Apr 4th 2011, 3:27 PM 31 Views 0 Comments

On the day that Haiti announces preliminary results from last month’s presidential election, the Director of Trocaire reflects on how the country can be helped to equip themselves against future tragedy.

Plutonium found in soil outside stricken Fukushima reactor
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Plutonium found in soil outside stricken Fukushima reactor

Mar 28th 2011, 4:19 PM 982 Views 0 Comments

The presence of the highly radioactive element in the soil confirms damage to reactor number 3, where it was housed.

Fukushima radiation recordings were ‘an error’, operators say
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Fukushima radiation recordings were ‘an error’, operators say

Mar 27th 2011, 1:32 PM 1,852 Views 0 Comments

Recordings that suggested the level of radiation was ‘ten million times’ higher than normal were erroneous, TEPCO says.

Three Fukushima workers hospitalised with skin lesions
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Three Fukushima workers hospitalised with skin lesions

Mar 24th 2011, 8:29 AM 579 Views 0 Comments

Staff working to try and restore power to the Fukushima cooling systems are hospitalised after major radiation exposure.

Weather will determine if Fukushima radiation reaches Ireland
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Weather will determine if Fukushima radiation reaches Ireland

Mar 23rd 2011, 4:32 PM 1,744 Views 0 Comments

Ireland’s nuclear watchdog says atmospheric pressure will determine whether trace amounts of radiation will reach our shores.

Tokyo tap water too radioactive for children - reports
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Tokyo tap water too radioactive for children - reports

Mar 23rd 2011, 7:38 AM 481 Views 0 Comments

Water supplies contain more radioactive iodine than is safe for young children to drink – as black smoke emerges from Fukushima.

Engineers continue Fukushima struggles as more smoke emerges
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Engineers continue Fukushima struggles as more smoke emerges

Mar 22nd 2011, 7:31 AM 252 Views 0 Comments

Steam-like vapours emerge from one reactor, while hazy smoke emerges from another, as workers restore power to the plant.

End in sight for Fukushima fears - as engineers ponder burying stricken plant
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End in sight for Fukushima fears - as engineers ponder burying stricken plant

Mar 18th 2011, 9:06 AM 1,245 Views 9 Comments

Engineers relay new power lines to the stricken nuclear plant – as operators admit they may simply bury it under concrete.

Japan's Emperor: Fukushima nuclear crisis 'causes deep worry'
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Japan's Emperor: Fukushima nuclear crisis 'causes deep worry'

Mar 16th 2011, 1:41 PM 735 Views 0 Comments

In a rare TV appearance, Japan’s Emperor Akihito admitted he was “deeply worried” by the crisis facing his country.

Fukushima staff evacuated after major radiation surge
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Fukushima staff evacuated after major radiation surge

Mar 16th 2011, 7:36 AM 780 Views 0 Comments

The operators of the troubled Fukushima I power plant pull all staff out of the plant following a spike in radiation levels.

Pool of spent nuclear rods  ‘exposed to open air’ at Fukushima reactor
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Pool of spent nuclear rods ‘exposed to open air’ at Fukushima reactor

Mar 15th 2011, 1:00 PM 2,017 Views 0 Comments

The fire at reactor 4 was caused by an explosion that tore an 8-square-metre hole in the walls – exposing rods to the outside.

Coolant in fourth Fukushima reactor might be 'boiling away'
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Coolant in fourth Fukushima reactor might be 'boiling away'

Mar 15th 2011, 10:51 AM 1,083 Views 0 Comments

Spent fuel is usually kept in a containment pond – but that’s beginning to evaporate away, causing further risks in Japan.

Radioactivity released after third explosion at Fukushima plant
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Radioactivity released after third explosion at Fukushima plant

Mar 15th 2011, 7:30 AM 927 Views 0 Comments

A blast at reactor 2 may have damaged the nuclear core, authorities say, with emissions now strong enough to harm humans.

Nuclear rods melting inside three Fukushima reactors, Japan admits
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Nuclear rods melting inside three Fukushima reactors, Japan admits

Mar 14th 2011, 3:35 PM 3,524 Views 0 Comments

The nuclear cores at reactors 1, 2 and 3 are all now believed to be melting, after cooling systems at all three failed.

Japan's horrific tsunami: before and after
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Japan's horrific tsunami: before and after

Mar 14th 2011, 8:20 AM 7,571 Views 0 Comments

Our gallery of Japan’s coastal cities before and after Friday’s tsunami underlines the true extent of the country’s devastation.

Second explosion at Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant
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Second explosion at Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant

Mar 14th 2011, 7:31 AM 1,548 Views 0 Comments

Two days after the first explosion, a second hydrogen blast strikes the nuclear plant – as 2,000 bodies are found in Miyagi.

The Daily Fix: Sunday
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The Daily Fix: Sunday

Mar 13th 2011, 7:57 PM 2,403 Views 0 Comments

24 more hours pass on Planet Earth – here’s what’s been going on, and some other bits you might have missed.

Japanese authorities declare state of emergency at second nuclear plant
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Japanese authorities declare state of emergency at second nuclear plant

Mar 13th 2011, 3:05 PM 2,023 Views 0 Comments

The lowest state of alert has been declared at the Onagawa nuclear plant, while the cooling system fails at another facility.

Japanese PM: Crisis is worst to face Japan since WW2
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Japanese PM: Crisis is worst to face Japan since WW2

Mar 13th 2011, 12:26 PM 732 Views 0 Comments

Naoto Kan says 100,000 troops are being deployed to Japan’s stricken areas, as estimates say damages could reach €29bn.

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