Fukushima

Germany Struggling To Find Place To Bury Tonnes Of Radioactive Waste

Following the 2011 Fukushima disaster, the German government was pressed to switch off all its nuclear plants by 2022. With the deadline coming closer, a major problem is looming – what to do with thousands of containers with deadly fuel that...
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Japan Grapples With Serving Fukushima Food At Olympics

For years, Japan’s government has sought to convince consumers that food from Fukushima is safe despite the nuclear disaster. But will it serve the region’s produce at the Tokyo Olympics? It’s a thorny subject for the authorities....
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Fukushima Reinvents Itself With A $2.7 Billion Bet On Renewables

Photo by Christopher Furlong / Getty Images The site of the most recent high-profile nuclear disaster is reinventing itself as a renewable energy leader in Japan. Land that became too toxic for people to farm and live on after the 2011 meltdown...
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Crying Or Kneeling Can Help You Make A Public Apology — But Don’t Expect Faster Forgiveness

Representatives from Tokyo Electric Power Co. apologise to evacuees after the Fukushima disaster in 2011. Credit: YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images By Emma Young Public apologies for misdeeds can be tricky. The usual advice to companies, politicians...
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Prosecutors Appeal Tepco Acquittal In Fukushima Case

TOKYO — Prosecutors in the only criminal trial involving the 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown appealed Monday against the acquittal of three former Tokyo Electric Power Co. executives. The Tokyo District Court on Sept. 19 found ex-TEPCO...
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Eight Years After Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, Japanese Court Acquits Trio Of Negligence Over...

Three former Tepco executives had been accused of ignoring warnings and failing to take preventive measures to protect the plant from a tsunami.
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Japan Court Acquits Energy Bosses Over Fukushima Disaster

A Japanese court on Thursday cleared three energy firm bosses of professional negligence in the only criminal trial stemming from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown. The three men were senior officials at the TEPCO firm operating the Fukushima...
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Ex-japanese Energy Company Executives Acquitted In Fukushima Disaster

Three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Co. have been acquitted in Tokyo District Court on criminal charges related to the 2011 meltdown of three reactors at the Fukushima nuclear plant in northeastern Japan.Prosecutors had accused former...
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Fukushima's Radioactive Water Crisis

Fukushima's Radioactive Water Crisis Authored by Robert Hunziker via Counterpunch.org, Tokyo Electric Power’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, which experienced three massive meltdowns in 2011, is running out of room to store...
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Ctazy: Japan Announces Plans To Dump Nuclear Waste Water Into The Ocean (video)

Japan said it plans to dump the nuclear wastewater from the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster in 2011 into the ocean. Uh…isn’t this literally how Godzilla was made?! But seriously, this is a disastrous idea. WATCH video for full...
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Tokyo Officials Still Unsure What To Do With Radioactive Fukushima Water

The Japanese government told diplomats on Wednesday they had not yet decided what to do with the roughly 1 million tons of radioactive water being stored at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
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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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It Sounds Crazy, But Fukushima, Chernobyl, And Three Mile Island Show Why Nuclear Is Inherently Safe

From Forbes Michael Shellenberger Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Energy I write about energy and the environment After a tsunami struck the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan eight years ago today, triggering the...
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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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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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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...
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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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