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Japan Nuclear Emergency (2011)

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  • Should Laguna worry about Onofre's stored nuclear fuel rods?

    Should Laguna worry about Onofre's stored nuclear fuel rods?
    First in a two-part series on the storage of used radioactive fuel at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.
  • Japan's wrecked nuclear plant removes first set of spent fuel rods

    The operator of Japan's wrecked Fukushima atomic plant removed 400 tonnes of spent uranium fuel from a damaged reactor building, the first of four sets of used rods to be removed in a cleanup expected to last decades. The year-long operation is a rare...

    In hard-hit Okawa, Japan, life remains a struggle after 2011 tsunami

     In hard-hit Okawa, Japan, life remains a struggle after 2011 tsunami
    More than 3 1/2 years after a 50-foot tsunami rushed up the Kitagami River, inundating houses and farms and destroying everything in its path, the road to this city's port remains unusable. Farmland, tainted by a massive influx of seawater, is still being...

    Olympic inspectors give initial approval of 2020 Tokyo Games

    Concluding a three-day visit to Japan, Olympic inspectors expressed satisfaction Friday with early preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games. The four-man contingent visited a number of existing and potential venues and held discussions with the host...

    The loss of the Thresher: Why it should be remembered every year

    The loss of the Thresher: Why it should be remembered every year
    The lessons of cataclysmic events tend to be overlooked when we remember them only on major anniversaries. The sinking of the U.S. nuclear submarine Thresher is a perfect example. The Thresher went down during a trial cruise off the coast of Maine 51...