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Fukushima Operator Finds New Source of Radiation Leak into Sea

The operator of the tsunami-crippled Fukushima found a pool of highly contaminated water on the roof of a plant building and that it had probably leaked into the sea through a gutter when it rained.

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Fukushima Radioactivity Detected Off West Coast

Monitoring efforts along the Pacific Coast of the U.S. and Canada have detected the presence of small amounts of radioactivity from the 2011 Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant accident 100 miles (150 km) due west of Eureka, California.

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US Sailors Prepare For Legal Challenge Over Fukushima Radiation

On 25 August, a district court judge in San Diego will decide whether 110 US navy sailors and marines, can proceed with a $1bn lawsuit that accuses Tepco of failing to avoid the accident and of lying about radiation levels that have caused health problems to themselves and their families stationed in Japan.

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Minor Tsunami Hits Northeastern Japan After Strong Quake

A minor tsunami hit Miyagi prefecture in Japan early Saturday after a strong 6.8-magnitude quake jolted the country’s northeastern Pacific coast, prompting advisories for regions including around the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.

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Fukushima Accident Still Ongoing After Three Years: Q&A

It has been three years since the nuclear accident in Fukushima, Japan. But the consequences are still ongoing due to continuous leaks of radioactivity into the environment, says independent nuclear energy consultant Mycle Schneider. It’s an unprecedented event in complexity, in size and in consequences.

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Fukushima Operator Struggles To Build Ice Wall To Contain Radioactive Water

The operator of Japan’s battered Fukushima nuclear power plant has said it is having trouble with the early stages of an ice wall being built under broken reactors to contain radioactive water.

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Moderate Quakes Hit Near Japan’s Fukushima

Two moderate earthquakes struck off Japan’s eastern coast near Fukushima early Monday, but officials said there was no immediate risk to the stricken power plant.

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Three years after Japan tsunami, suspected debris arrive on Washington shores

Three years after an undersea earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan, the disaster’s aftermath is still being felt in ways large and small, far and wide. On a beach in southern Washington, approximately 4,500 miles across the Pacific Ocean, debris that may be from the tsunami is washing ashore.

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No Ocean-Borne Radiation From Fukushima Detected On West Coast Shoreline

Scientists working together on Kelp Watch 2014 announced today that the West Coast shoreline shows no signs of ocean-borne radiation from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, following their analysis of the first collection of kelp samples along the western U.S. coastline.

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