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Higher Levels of Fukushima Cesium Detected Offshore

Scientists monitoring the spread of radiation in the ocean from the Fukushima nuclear accident report finding an increased number of sites off the US West Coast showing signs of contamination from Fukushima. This includes the highest detected level to date from a sample collected about 1,600 miles west of San Francisco.

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You Can’t Go Home Again: Rebuilding Lives After Fukushima

Following the 2011 Fukushima meltdown, two photojournalists made multiple trips to the no-go zone, photographing former residents of the region nearly five years later.

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Fukushima Dumps First Batch of Once-Radioactive Water in Sea

Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant Monday began releasing previously contaminated water into the sea.

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Examining the Fate of Fukushima Contaminants

An international research team reports results of a three-year study of sediment samples collected offshore from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The research aids in understanding what happens to Fukushima contaminants after they are buried on the seafloor off coastal Japan.

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Tokyo Finds High Levels of Radiation in Children’s Park

Authorities in the Japanese capital have cordoned off a playground where high levels of radiation were detected this week, reviving concerns about nuclear contamination four years after the Fukushima disaster.

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Trace Amounts of Fukushima Radioactivity Detected Along Shoreline of British Columbia

Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have for the first time detected the presence of small amounts of radioactivity from the 2011 Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant accident in a seawater sample from the shoreline of North America.

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Japan Mulls Massive, 250-Mile Sea Wall To Fend Of Tsunamis

Four years after a towering tsunami ravaged much of Japan’s northeastern coast, efforts to fend off future disasters are focusing on a nearly 400-kilometer chain of cement sea walls, at places nearly five stories high. Opponents of the $6.8 billion plan argue that the massive concrete barriers will damage marine ecology and actually do little to protect residents who are mostly supposed to relocate to higher ground.

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4 Years After Japan’s Devastating Tsunami

People across Japan fell silent on Wednesday to remember the thousands of victims of the tsunami that wrecked its north-east coast four years ago.

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New Museum Program Focuses on Impacts of Fukushima on the Ocean

Four years after the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant accident, Japan is still recovering and rebuilding from the disaster. The accident resulted in the largest unintentional release of radioactivity into the ocean in history…

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