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Japan may have lost race to save nuclear reactor

Ian Sample The Guardian 30.03.2011
Japan may have lost race to save nuclear reactor

The radioactive core in a reactor at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant appears to have melted through the bottom of its containment vessel and on to a concrete floor, experts say, raising fears of a major release of radiation at the site.

Radiation levels at Japan nuclear plant reach new highs

Chico Harlan and Brian Vastag The Washington Post 29.03.2011
Radiation levels at Japan nuclear plant reach new highs

As radiation levels at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant reached a new high Sunday, workers contended with dark, steamy conditions in their efforts to repair the facility’s cooling system and stave off a full-blown nuclear meltdown. Wearing resp...


Radiation in seawater may be spreading in Japan

SHINO YUASA Yahoo! News 28.03.2011
Radiation in seawater may be spreading in Japan

Highly radioactive iodine seeping from Japan's damaged nuclear complex may be making its way into seawater farther north of the plant than previously thought, officials said Monday, adding to radiation concerns as the crisis stretches into a third...

Disaster-hit Japan faces protracted nuclear crisis; Magnitude 6.5 quake in north Japan triggers small tsunami

Japan appeared resigned on Monday to a long fight to contain the world's most dangerous atomic crisis in 25 years after high radiation levels complicated work at its crippled nuclear plant.


Dangerous breach suspected at Japanese nuke plant

SHINO YUASA and JAY ALABASTER My Way News 26.03.2011
Dangerous breach suspected at Japanese nuke plant

A suspected breach in the core at one reactor at a stricken Fukushima nuclear plant could mean more serious radioactive contamination, Japanese officials revealed Friday - a situation the prime minister called "very grave and serious."

Radiation Extending Past Safe Zone

JURO OSAWA The Wall Street Journal 25.03.2011
Radiation Extending Past Safe Zone

Levels of radioactivity from Japan's damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex are above government limits for infants in some areas outside the plant's 12-mile evacuation zone, according to the latest estimate to fuel an international debate over...


Concern in Tokyo over radiation in tap water

ELAINE KURTENBACH and SHINO YUASA My Way News 24.03.2011
Concern in Tokyo over radiation in tap water

A spike in radiation levels in Tokyo tap water spurred new fears about food safety Wednesday as rising black smoke forced another evacuation of workers trying to stabilize Japan's radiation-leaking nuclear plant.

Japan cites radiation in milk, spinach near plant

ERIC TALMADGE and MARI YAMAGUCHI AP 20.03.2011
Japan cites radiation in milk, spinach near plant

Japan announced the first signs that contamination from its tsunami-crippled nuclear complex have seeped into the food chain, saying that radiation levels in spinach and milk from farms near the facility exceeded government safety limits.


The moment nuclear plant chief WEPT as Japanese finally admit that radiation leak is serious enough to kill people

The boss of the company behind the devastated Japanese nuclear reactor today broke down in tears - as his country finally acknowledged the radiation spewing from the over-heating reactors and fuel rods was enough to kill some citizens.

Japan races to restore power at crippled reactors as smoke rises from Unit 2 at nuclear power plant

Japanese engineers raced to restore a power cable to a quake-ravaged nuclear power plant on Friday in the hope of restarting pumps needed to pour cold water on overheating fuel rods and avert a catastrophic release of radiation.


Sitting silent in their classroom, the 30 children whose parents have not come to collect them after tsunami swept away their town

Even amid the carnage and despair of Japan's tsunami victims, the plight of the 30 children at Kama Elementary School is heartbreaking. They sit quietly in the corner of a third-floor classroom where they have waited each day since the tsunami swe...

'We've been left to die': Minamisoma's mayor Katsunobu Sakarai told the BBC his people felt alone and in danger

The voice on the phone was calm and dignified, as befitted a proud Japanese mayor, yet this somehow made his fury more forceful. Hours after the tsunami struck, Katsunobu Sakurai told me, he had sought advice from the government on whether to evac...


U.S. Officials Fear Fukushima Could Become 'Deadly For Decades'

U.S. officials are alarmed at how the Japanese are handling the escalating nuclear reactor crisis and fear that if they do not get control of the plants within the next 24 to 48 hours they could have a situation that will be "deadly for decades."

Japan nuclear plant: Just 48 hours to avoid 'another Chernobyl'

Gordon Rayner and Martin Evans Telegraph 17.03.2011
Japan nuclear plant: Just 48 hours to avoid 'another Chernobyl'

Japan has 48 hours to bring its rapidly escalating nuclear crisis under control before it faces a catastrophe “worse than Chernobyl”, it was claimed last night.


U.S. urges citizens within 80 km of Japan plant leave

The United States on Wednesday recommended its citizens living within 80 km (50 miles) of the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan evacuate the area or take shelter indoors.

JAPAN: Thousands missing, millions short of water – and fear everywhere

The frantic attempts to prevent catastrophe at the Fukushima plant's reactors come amid the search for bodies and missing loved ones in what is emerging as a vast natural disaster. Thousands of corpses have been washing up along the Pacific coast,...


Workers briefly abandon Japan nuclear plant as crisis worsens

Shinichi Saoshiro and Chisa Fujioka Reuters 16.03.2011
Workers briefly abandon Japan nuclear plant as crisis worsens

Workers were ordered to withdraw briefly from a stricken Japanese nuclear power plant on Wednesday after radiation levels surged, Kyodo news reported, a development that suggested the crisis was spiraling out of control.

Japanese PM urges calm after third blast, radiation leak

Lisa Twaronite, Sarah Turner MarketWatch 15.03.2011
Japanese PM urges calm after third blast, radiation leak

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan urged calm in a national address Tuesday, but said that there was a high risk that radiation had leaked from a reactor after an explosion at the nuclear plant where workers have been struggling to cool earthquake-...


Second explosion rips through Fukushima nuclear plant [VIDEO]; 180,000 people evacuated; tens of thousands feared dead

Fears of a nuclear disaster in Japan were heightened today with reports of a second explosion at the stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi number one plant. Japan's chief cabinet secretary said a hydrogen explosion had occurred at Unit three of the plant, s...

Explosion at Japan nuke plant, disaster toll rises after earthquake and tsunami [VIDEO]

An explosion shattered a building housing a nuclear reactor Saturday, amid fears of a meltdown, while across wide swaths of northeastern Japan officials searched for thousands of people missing more than a day after a devastating earthquake and ts...



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