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Japan Firms Plan Wind Farm Near Fukushima

The energy-hungry nation has virtually no natural resources of its own and relied on atomic power for around a third of its electricity before devastating tsunami hit Japan’s coast. Seismic risk at the Fukushima nuclear plant increased after the magnitude 9 earthquake that hit Japan last March, scientists report.

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Clues to Tokyo’s Great Quakes Uncovered

Japan’s Kanto region, which includes the city of Tokyo on the main island of Honshu, is one of the most seismically active areas on Earth. Situated near the triple junction of the Pacific, Philippine and Eurasian plates, the Kanto region lies along the famed Pacific Ring of Fire and has experienced more than its fair share of earthquakes and tsunamis.

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Japan’s Nuclear Exclusion Zone Shows Few Signs of Life

What’s most striking about Japan’s nuclear exclusion zone, is what you don’t see. There are no people, few cars, no sign of life, aside from the occasional livestock wandering empty roads.

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Japan Studies Flora and Fauna Near Fukushima Plant

Japanese scientists are studying how radiation has affected plants, animals, shellfish and other wild flora and fauna living in and around the 20 kilometre (12 mile) no-go zone surrounding the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.

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Japan’s Nuclear Alley Conflicted Over Reactors

International inspectors are visiting a rugged Japanese bay region so thick with reactors it is dubbed “Nuclear Alley,” where residents remain deeply conflicted as Japan moves to restart plants idled after the Fukushima disaster.

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Fukushima’s Impact on the Ocean and Marine Sediments

The release of radioactivity from Fukushima, both as atmospheric fallout and direct discharges to the ocean, represent the largest accidental release of radiation to the ocean in history, and concerns remain high as radiation accumulates in marine sediments.

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As Fukushima Cleanup Begins, Long-Term Impacts are Weighed

The Japanese government is launching a large-scale cleanup of the fields, forests, and villages contaminated by the Fukushima nuclear disaster. But some experts caution that an overly aggressive remediation program could create a host of other environmental problems.

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Japan Fukushima Plant Clean Up May Take 40 Years

Japan’s government said that it could take 40 years to clean up and fully decommission a nuclear plant that went into meltdown after it was struck by a huge tsunami.

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Flotsam from Japanese tsunami reaches West Coast

Some debris from the March tsunami in Japan has reached the West Coast.

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