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Slideshow: Japan commemorates month anniversary of disaster

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.

Japanese dash to recover decomposing bodies near Fukushima
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Japanese dash to recover decomposing bodies near Fukushima

Apr 7th 2011, 7:50 AM 1,570 Views 0 Comments

As levels of radiation from nuclear plant stabilise, nearly 1,000 searchers begin trawl through 20km exclusion zone.

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 30 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.

Second attempt to plug Fukushima leak not working
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Second attempt to plug Fukushima leak not working

Apr 3rd 2011, 1:41 PM 727 Views 0 Comments

Experts have said that it could take several months to bring Japan’s stricken nuclear plant under control.

Radioactive water leaks from Japanese nuclear plant
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Radioactive water leaks from Japanese nuclear plant

Apr 2nd 2011, 9:33 AM 629 Views 0 Comments

Highly radioactive water has seeped into the sea beside Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant – however experts say that the Pacific ocean will dilute the amounts to safe levels.

Review of Japanese radiation measurements ordered
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Review of Japanese radiation measurements ordered

Apr 1st 2011, 9:33 AM 289 Views 0 Comments

Latest figures show that radiation exceeding government safety limits has seeped into groundwater at the Fukushima nuclear plant.

Radiation contagion fear sees Japan's evacuees turned away
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Radiation contagion fear sees Japan's evacuees turned away

Mar 31st 2011, 9:19 AM 680 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, the IAEA says radiation levels beyond the Fukushima plant evacuation zone are higher than the IAEA’s criteria for evacuation.

Shares in Fukushima plant owner TEPCO plunge
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Shares in Fukushima plant owner TEPCO plunge

Mar 30th 2011, 9:19 AM 460 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, the company confirms that its CEO has been hospitalised with dizziness.

Japan may drape fabric over stricken reactors
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Japan may drape fabric over stricken reactors

Mar 30th 2011, 8:00 AM 731 Views 0 Comments

Officials consider draping fabric over the country’s damaged nuclear reactors – as seawater outside the damaged Fukushima plant is found to contain 3,335 times the usual amount of radioactive iodine.

Japan on "maximum alert" as nuclear and earthquake crises continue
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Japan on "maximum alert" as nuclear and earthquake crises continue

Mar 29th 2011, 9:35 AM 792 Views 0 Comments

Japanese PM says country facing worst crises in decades as nuclear officials say removing radioactive water from the Fukushima plant is an urgent task.

The Daily Fix: Saturday
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The Daily Fix: Saturday

Mar 26th 2011, 8:00 PM 1,682 Views 0 Comments

Catch up on the day’s main news, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed earlier.

Radiation levels above safety limit recorded in sea by Fukushima plant
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Radiation levels above safety limit recorded in sea by Fukushima plant

Mar 26th 2011, 10:33 AM 488 Views 0 Comments

Officials working to discover source of radiation leak after concerns emerged earlier over possible breach to core of one of the plant’s six units.

Video: Experts fear reactor core breached at Fukushima
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Video: Experts fear reactor core breached at Fukushima

Mar 25th 2011, 3:02 PM 774 Views 0 Comments

Work at plant halted again today as officials try to assess if the third reactor’s core has a crack or hole in it.

Thieves make away with €348k after tsunami opens vault
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Thieves make away with €348k after tsunami opens vault

Mar 22nd 2011, 2:42 PM 1,382 Views 0 Comments

Power outages are thought to have led to vault opening following the earthquakes and tsunami.

Power cables hooked up to all of Fukushima's reactors
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Power cables hooked up to all of Fukushima's reactors

Mar 22nd 2011, 12:50 PM 536 Views 0 Comments

But workers at the quake-struck nuclear power plant have more checks to carry out before they can switch the power on to the reactors’ cooling pumps.

Rhinos fine Bailey over tsunami comments
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Rhinos fine Bailey over tsunami comments

Mar 22nd 2011, 12:38 PM 333 Views 0 Comments

The Leeds Rhinos prop has issued a statement apologising for insensitive remarks made on Facebook.

Fukushima radiation fears: Q&A on food safety
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Fukushima radiation fears: Q&A on food safety

Mar 22nd 2011, 10:56 AM 466 Views 0 Comments

Radiation contamination has been reported in some food in Japan. Here, experts answer questions about the real dangers of the contamination.

'No quick fix' at Fukushima nuclear plant
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'No quick fix' at Fukushima nuclear plant

Mar 21st 2011, 6:43 PM 507 Views 0 Comments

Restoring power to all six units at the Japanese power station is vital – but some of the cooling system’s key pumps now need to be replaced entirely.

Driver films the terrifying moment his car is engulfed by the tsunami (Video)
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Driver films the terrifying moment his car is engulfed by the tsunami (Video)

Mar 21st 2011, 11:38 AM 2,848 Views 0 Comments

Driver had a miracle escape as his car was hit by a wall of water on March 11 – but kept going.

Fukushima workers pulled from reactor after smoke rises
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Fukushima workers pulled from reactor after smoke rises

Mar 21st 2011, 8:23 AM 666 Views 0 Comments

Japanese authorities confirm workers evacuated after smoke seen rising from Reactor 3 as efforts to cool the plant’s nuclear reactors continue.

The Daily Fix: Sunday
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The Daily Fix: Sunday

Mar 20th 2011, 8:00 PM 1,965 Views 0 Comments

Catch up on today’s main news, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed earlier.

Progress made in work to restore power supply to Japan's Fukushima plant
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Progress made in work to restore power supply to Japan's Fukushima plant

Mar 20th 2011, 12:05 PM 900 Views 0 Comments

Authorities say power reconnected to two reactors and add that pressure within Reactor 3 has stabilised.

Two survivors rescued nine days after Japan’s devastating earthquake
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Two survivors rescued nine days after Japan’s devastating earthquake

Mar 20th 2011, 10:30 AM 1,152 Views 0 Comments

Good news comes as police in Miyagi Prefecture warn that deaths there alone could reach 15,000.

The Daily Fix: Saturday
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The Daily Fix: Saturday

Mar 19th 2011, 8:22 PM 1,670 Views 0 Comments

Catch up on today’s main news, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed earlier.

Fukushima cooling efforts continue as high radiation levels discovered in food
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Fukushima cooling efforts continue as high radiation levels discovered in food

Mar 19th 2011, 12:22 PM 1,319 Views 0 Comments

Japanese authorities carrying out further tests after radiation contamination discovered in spinach and milk produced near Fukushima plant.

The week in photos
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The week in photos

Mar 18th 2011, 6:48 PM 1,989 Views 0 Comments

This is the week that was, in pictures.

'Minuscule' fallout reaches United States
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'Minuscule' fallout reaches United States

Mar 18th 2011, 6:43 PM 1,812 Views 0 Comments

Tiny amounts of radioactive fallout has reached the US – but experts say that initial readings are “about a billion times beneath levels that would be health threatening”.

Japanese student discovers her family is alive through YouTube
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Japanese student discovers her family is alive through YouTube

Mar 18th 2011, 2:54 PM 1,332 Views 0 Comments

A Japanese student living in California had given up hope that her family was still alive – but then a friend uncovered a video on YouTube.

Department dismisses Fianna Fáil criticism of "hands-off" Gilmore
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Department dismisses Fianna Fáil criticism of "hands-off" Gilmore

Mar 18th 2011, 2:12 PM 1,232 Views 0 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Niall Collins says Irish citizens in Tokyo have been forced to turn to other embassies seeking advice.

Dogs demonstrate true loyalty in stricken Japan
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Dogs demonstrate true loyalty in stricken Japan

Mar 18th 2011, 11:53 AM 6,906 Views 0 Comments

A dog has been filmed protecting his injured canine friend in a video that has captured the hearts of people worldwide.

Japanese helicopters dump water on stricken reactor
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Japanese helicopters dump water on stricken reactor

Mar 17th 2011, 10:07 AM 697 Views 0 Comments

Military helicopters have been dumping loads of seawater onto Japan’s stricken nuclear complex this morning, in an attempt to cool overheated uranium fuel that could potentially release more radiation.

New power line may ease meltdown fears at Fukushima plant
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New power line may ease meltdown fears at Fukushima plant

Mar 16th 2011, 6:57 PM 1,231 Views 0 Comments

A new power line could restore electricity to the Fukushima plant, enabling a steady water supply to be pumped around the reactors to prevent meltdown.

Irish warned against non-essential travel to Japan
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Irish warned against non-essential travel to Japan

Mar 16th 2011, 8:55 AM 584 Views 0 Comments

French government urging its citizens to leave Tokyo and move to the south of the country or return to France, while British embassy is organising transport to help people leave tsunami-struck Sendai.

What are the dangers of exposure to radiation?
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What are the dangers of exposure to radiation?

Mar 15th 2011, 5:03 PM 2,073 Views 0 Comments

Small amounts of radiation have been released from Japan’s Fukushima plant – but what risks, if any, does this pose to the local population?