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Devastating Qualities Of Japanese Fault Revealed

The devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan shocked researchers who did not expect that the seismic fault involved could release so much energy. Now the world’s deepest-drilling oceanographic ship has been able to pin down the odd geology that made this disaster so horrific.

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Fukushima: WHOI Senior Scientist Studies Irradiated Water

Collecting samples off the coast where the Fukushima nuclear power plant was damaged in a March 2011 earthquake, the WHOI senior scientist measured higher than normal radiation levels long after the original disaster.

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Japan Proposes More Steps to Store Fukushima Water

A government panel proposed additional measures to lessen the radioactive water crisis at Japan’s crippled nuclear power plant, saying Tuesday that current plans are not enough to prevent the risk of a disaster.

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Fukushima Nuclear Plant Set For Risky Operation

More than two years after an earthquake and tsunami brought disaster to a nuclear plant in eastern Japan, operators TEPCO announced plans to begin the painstaking and dangerous process of removing fuel rods from a crippled reactor at the site. Meanwhile, the site continues to be plagued by leaks of radioactive water flowing into the Pacific Ocean…

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No Solid Mass of Debris from Japan in the Ocean

A graphic released by NOAA has sparked fears of a massive, Texas-sized “island” of toxic debris heading toward the US from Japan. In response, NOAA states that the map’s outline does represent a general area of higher concentration of debris, and not a solidified mass. Debris will likely continue arriving on US shores in the same scattered way over the next several years.

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Small Tsunami Reaches Japan After 7.1 Earthquake

A small tsunami triggered by a quake has hit Japan’s eastern coast – where the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is located.

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Fukushima Leaks: Radioactive Water Overflows Tank Into The Sea

Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has a new leak of radioactive water after workers overfilled a storage tank, its operator says. Around 430 litres (100 gallons) of water may have leaked from the tank, and could have flowed into the sea.

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Fukushima Radiation Leaks Reach Deadly New High

On Wednesday the country’s nuclear regulation authority said radiation readings near water storage tanks at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have increased to a new high, with emissions above the ground near one group of tanks were as high as 2,200 millisieverts [mSv] per hour, a rise of 20% from the previous high.

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Government Must Step In To Halt Fukushima Leaks

The Fukushima nuclear accident resulted in the largest ever accidental release of radioactivity to the oceans. Some 80% of all the radionuclides released from Fukushima ended up in the Pacific.

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