Fukushima

South Korea To Actively Cope With Any Toxic Water Leak At Fukushima Plant - Seoul

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - South Korea will actively deal with any leakage of radioactive water from the overflowing storage tanks at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant that may result from Tokyo's efforts to flush some of this toxic water into the...
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Russia’s Nuclear-powered Doomsday Missile, Explained

A doomsday weapon promoted by Russian president Vladimir Putin lost some of its sheen after seven people were killed during a test accident last week. The incident represents the most serious release of radiation since the 2011 Fukushima incident...
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Eight Years On, Water Woes Threaten Fukushima Cleanup

Eight years after the Fukushima nuclear crisis, a fresh obstacle threatens to undermine the massive clean-up: 1 million tons of contaminated water must be stored, possibly for years, at the power plant. Last year, Tokyo Electric Power Co said a...
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Massive Contaminated Water Tanks May Delay Removal Of Japan's Tepco - Reports

Eight years ago, Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant was hit by a powerful tsunami - this resulted in the leakage of radioactive materials and shutdown of the plant. However, the Japanese government continues to struggle with the aftermath of the...
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Fukushima: Current State Of The Clean-up

Eight years have passed since a tsunami smashed into the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, sparking a meltdown and the worst atomic crisis since Chernobyl.
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The Underground Ice Wall Defending Fukushima’s Nuclear Power Plant - Cnet

An intricate network of small metal pipes and scaffolding prevents fresh ground water from mixing with the toxic mess created along Japan's coast after 2011's devastating earthquake and tsunami.
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Japanese Utility Makes First Contact With Melted Fukushima Fuel

Before the nuclear fuel deposits had been touched. [credit: TEPCO ] Late last week, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) sent a probe...
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In The Age Of Fake News, Here’s How Schools Are Teaching Kids To Think Like Fact-checkers

The photograph shows three malformed daisies, warped as if plucked from a Salvador Dali painting. An accompanying caption claims that the photo was taken near the site of the Fukushima nuclear explosion in Japan, noting, “This is what happens when...
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Electric Car Batteries Might Be Worth Recycling, But Bus Batteries Aren’t Yet

Enlarge / A used lithium-ion electric vehicle battery sits at the 4R Energy Corporation Namie factory in Namie Town, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, on Monday, Mar. 26, 2018. (credit: Akio Kon/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Bloomberg New Energy...
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3 Things To Watch At Cameco In 2019

It's been almost eight years since the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan rattled the global uranium and nuclear industries, but the fallout lingers to this day. All things considered, the management team at Cameco (NYSE: CCJ) has done a...
Related topics: Japan, US Equity Markets

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Iaea Urges Japan To Take Ample Time In Fukushima Cleanup

The International Atomic Energy Agency has urged Japan to spend ample time in developing a decommissioning plan for the tsunami-damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant and to be honest with the public about remaining uncertainties.
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Japanese Prosecutors Demand 5 Years In Prison For Executives Facing Trial For Fukushima Nuclear...

Jessica Corbett, staff writerMore than seven years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, prosecutors in Japan on Wednesday demanded that three former executives from Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) each face five years behind bars for failing to...
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Ioc's Bach And Abe Make Brief Visit To Fukushima Region

IOC President Thomas Bach and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have made a quick trip to the region northeast of Tokyo that was devastated by a 2011 earthquake and tsunami that destroyed three nuclear...
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Iaea Urges Quick Plan On Fukushima Radioactive Water Cleanup

Experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency urged the operator of Japan's tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant on Tuesday to urgently decide on a plan to dispose of massive amounts of treated but still radioactive water stored in tanks on...
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Tsunami Couldn’t Have Been Foreseen, Says Fukushima Plant Operator’s Ex-chair

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Former chairman of Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) Tsunehisa Katsumata said in court on Tuesday that a devastating tsunami that led to the 2011 accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant could not have been predicted,...
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The Un Says Japan May Be Violating Human Rights By Returning Families To Fukushima

Seven years after the meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, families are moving back to the devastated region, because the Japanese government says it is safe. The United Nations disagrees. According to the UN, levels of...
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An Insider’s Perspective On Fukushima And Everything That Came After

Enlarge / Naomi Hirose, vice chairman of Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings Inc. (TEPCO). (credit: Bloomberg/Getty Images) The meltdown of the reactors at Fukushima Daichi has changed how many people view the risks of nuclear power, causing...
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Japanese Government Admits First Fukushima Radiation Death

Over seven years after the devastating earthquake and tsunami that crippled Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant, the Japanese government has admitted that a former plant worker has died as a result of radiation exposure. While the 2011...
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Extreme Makeover: Fukushima Nuclear Plant Tries Image Overhaul

Call it an extreme makeover: In Japan's Fukushima, officials are attempting what might seem impossible, an image overhaul at the site of the worst nuclear meltdown in decades.
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'green Lawn': Pundit Suggests Fukushima Prefecture May Remain Without Npp

Following the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant core meltdown, the Fukushima No. 2 plant, which survived the earthquake and tsunami in March 2011, may be decommissioned. The president of the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), Tomoaki Kobayakawa,...
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