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Worst Incident at Fukushima For Two Years

The seemingly endless torrent of scandals rushing from the damaged nuclear reactors at Fukushima continues with the news that a serious incident is underway at the stricken plant. Once again we see that Fukushima’s owner TEPCO is utterly unfit to deal with the ongoing disaster.

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Radioactive Water Leaks at Japanese Nuclear Plant

The operator of Japan’s tsunami-crippled nuclear power plant said Tuesday that about 300 tons (300,000 liters, 80,000 gallons) of highly radioactive water have leaked from one of the hundreds of storage tanks…

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Norway’s Weird Waves Traced to Japan Earthquake

On a calm winter’s day in Norway two years ago, the sea suddenly started to boil and rise, sending freak waves rolling onto nearby shores and mystifying residents. Turns out, the massive magnitude-9.0 earthquake that shook Japan in 2011 also triggered these surprise seiche waves, a new study shows.

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Fukushima leaks: Japan PM steps in

Japan’s prime minister has promised “firm measures” to combat leaks of radioactive water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant after its operator, Tepco, was criticised for a lack of action.

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Japan Nuclear Body Says Radioactive Water At Fukushima An Emergency

Highly radioactive water seeping into the ocean from Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is creating an “emergency” that the operator is struggling to contain.

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TEPCO Admits Radiation Leaks Into Pacific Ocean

TEPCO, the owner of the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant, has admitted that the damaged reactors are leaking highly toxic radioactive contamination into the Pacific Ocean. Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority had already told TEPCO two weeks ago to speed up completion of a seawall to block contaminated water that it suspected was leaking into the ocean.

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Fukushima: One Man’s Story

It was Japan’s worst nightmare: an earthquake, a tsunami, and a nuclear meltdown. Two years on, the fallout has left the people facing up to some inconvenient truths… A story by Henry Tricks, for The Economist.

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Fukushima Nuclear Plant: Toxic Isotope Found in Groundwater

High levels of a toxic radioactive isotope have been found in groundwater at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant, its operator says.

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GPS Solution Provides Three-Minute Tsunami Alerts

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Researchers have shown that, by using global positioning systems (GPS) to measure ground deformation caused by a large underwater earthquake, they can provide accurate warning of the resulting tsunami in just a few minutes after the earthquake onset.

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