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Category: Japan Tsunami

History of Nuclear Power Needs to Be Addressed, Expert Says

History of Nuclear Power Needs to Be Addressed, Expert Says

We need to consider what we want our energy legacy to be, and how we as a society plan to deal with the aftermath of whatever we choose.

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Turkish Nuclear Plans on Mediterranean Coast Raise Great Concerns

Turkish Nuclear Plans on Mediterranean Coast Raise Great Concerns

Turkey plans to build a coastal nuclear power plant close to an earthquake-prone area, triggering neighboring countries’ fears that Japan’s nuclear disaster shows that the new plant could be a risk to the whole Mediterranean region.

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Engineers pin hopes on polymer to stop leak, after concrete seal failed

Engineers pin hopes on polymer to stop leak, after concrete seal failed

Engineers pinned their hopes on chemicals, sawdust and shredded newspaper to stop highly radioactive water pouring into the ocean from Japan’s tsunami-ravaged nuclear plant. Experts estimate that seven tons an hour of radioactive water is escaping the pit.

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Newly Discovered Crack Leaks Radioactive Water Into Sea Off Japan

Newly Discovered Crack Leaks Radioactive Water Into Sea Off Japan

On Saturday, workers discovered an 8-inch (20-centimeter) long crack in a maintenance pit that was leaking highly radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean, said Japan Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency spokesman Hidehiko Nishiyama.

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Radiation Leaks Into Groundwater Under Japan Nuclear Plant

Radiation Leaks Into Groundwater Under Japan Nuclear Plant

Radiation exceeding government safety limits has seeped into groundwater under a tsunami-crippled Japanese nuclear plant, according to the operator, but experts said Friday that it was unlikely to contaminate drinking supplies…

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Plutonium found in soil at Japan nuclear plant

Plutonium found in soil at Japan nuclear plant

Plutonium was detected Monday in soil at five places at the Fukushima Dai-ichi tsunami-stricken nuclear plant in Japan, but the levels are, allegedly, not believed to pose a threat to human health…

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Blindsided by Ferocity Unleashed by a Fault

Blindsided by Ferocity Unleashed by a Fault

Records kept for the past 300 years indicated that every few decades, part of the Japan trench, an offshore fault to the east of Fukushima, would break, generating an earthquake around magnitude 7.5, perhaps up to magnitude 8.0. While earthquakes that large would be devastating in many parts of the world, the Japanese have diligently prepared for them with stringent building codes and sea walls that are meant to hold back quake-generated tsunamis.

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Sendai Coast, NASA Earth Observatory

Sendai Coast, NASA Earth Observatory

One week after the magnitude-9.0 earthquake and resulting tsunami, the fields nearest the ocean were still covered with standing water. An Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite captured a natural-color image of the area.

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Why We Build Nuclear Power Stations in Earthquake Zones

Why We Build Nuclear Power Stations in Earthquake Zones

State and federal officials are pushing for comprehensive checkups of the San Onofre and Diablo Canyon nuclear facilities, both located on California coast, and which have been both cited repeatedly in recent years for safety lapses. If more Fukushimas are to be avoided, we have to start by understanding the real risk of risk.

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