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Bin in Hawaii confirmed to be Japan tsunami debris

A large plastic bin is the first confirmed piece of marine debris from last year’s Japan tsunamis to arrive in Hawaii, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Friday.

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Japan Plans To End Reliance On Nuclear Power Within 30 Years

Japan has announced plans to end its reliance on nuclear power within 30 years, in a historic policy shift prompted by the triple meltdown at the Fukushima power plant.

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Videos Shed Light on Chaos at Fukushima as a Nuclear Crisis Unfolded

Shortly after an explosion rocked the stricken nuclear plant at Fukushima last year, blanketing the plant and nearby towns in radioactive material, Masao Yoshida, the plant’s chief manager, rallied his men.That moment, as some of Japan’s worst fears were coming true, was captured in 150 hours of videos released by the plant’s operator this week…

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Oregon Authorities To demolish Japanese Tsunami Dock

Demolition experts on the west coast of the United States will this week tackle a continuing environmental threat created by last year’s Japanese devastating earthquake and tsunami.

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Fukushima beach reopens to the public

As locals enjoy the beach near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, and splashing in the sea for the first time since the tsunami and nuclear disaster, thousands protest in Tokyo.

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NOAA makes $250,000 in grants available to states impacted by tsunami debris

NOAA announced that $250,000 in grants has been made available through its marine debris program to five states impacted by debris from the March 2011 Japanese tsunami.

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The Fukushima report hides behind the cultural curtain

More than a year after a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami struck Japan on 11 March 2011, the Fukushima nuclear accident independent investigation commission released an 88-page report this week delivering the indictment that Fukushima could not be considered a natural disaster but a “profoundly man-made disaster”…

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Find Tsunami Debris On The Oregon Coast? Call 211

Find a boxcar-sized dock on the beach, or a soccer ball with Japanese symbols? The state of Oregon wants to hear from you. Just dial 211.

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Fears Accompany Fishermen in Japanese Disaster Region

The catch from six small fishing boats, the first to resume commercial fishing in the waters off Fukushima since last year’s nuclear catastrophe, went on sale at local supermarkets on Monday, raising hopes and concerns in a region struggling to return to something like normal.

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