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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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Seafood Safety and Policy What’s safe to eat? How can we know?

In Japan, a nation that eats prodigious amounts of seafood, one question sits high on the list of public concerns: Is seafood caught after the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe safe for human consumption?

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First Confirmed Japanese Tsunami Debris in California

Federal officials say a fishing boat that washed ashore in Northern California is the first debris to reach the state that’s been confirmed as having come from the Japanese tsunami.

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Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant leaking contaminated water

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As much as 120 tons of radioactive water may have leaked from a storage tank at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, contaminating the surrounding ground.

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Fish Near Fukushima Reportedly Contains High Cesium Level

The Japanese utility that owns the tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant says it has detected a record 740,000 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive cesium in a fish caught close to the plant. Most fish along the Fukushima coast are barred from market.

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