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Japan Nuclear Emergency (2011)

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  • Japan's fishing industry a major casualty of nuclear crisis

    Japan's fishing industry a major casualty of nuclear crisis
    Standing on the deck of his 91-foot trawler, veteran fisherman Tomoyuki Kondou winces over reports that radioactivity from Japan's damaged nuclear power plant in nearby Fukushima has contaminated the local food supply after this month's deadly...
  • Lack of data from Japan distresses nuclear experts

    Lack of data from Japan distresses nuclear experts
    How did Japanese workers at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant jury-rig fire hoses to cool damaged reactors? Is contaminated water from waste pools overflowing into the Pacific Ocean? Exactly who is the national incident commander? The answers to these...
  • Japan nuclear disaster prompts inquiry here

    Federal and state nuclear experts will undergo questioning from Illinois' two U.S. senators at a forum in Chicago today. Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin and Republican colleague Mark Kirk are hosting the public forum this afternoon at the Dirksen Federal...
  • Japan rethinks tsunami safety

    Japan rethinks tsunami safety
    Structural engineer Kit Miyamoto was giving a speech in Japan on earthquake safety when this month's record quake struck, giving him a front-row seat for the unfolding disaster and what steps might save lives next time. "This disaster basically paralyzed...
  • Japan prime minister plans rebuilding council

    Japan prime minister plans rebuilding council
    After declaring he would convene a national council on rebuilding within 10 days, Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan visited the devastated city of Rikuzentakata on Saturday as well as the site serving as the emergency staging headquarters for the...
  • Japan nuclear crisis ebbing, U.S. experts say

    Japan nuclear crisis ebbing, U.S. experts say
    Although the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has not yet been stabilized, there is no evidence that overheating during the last month has resulted in any melting of the reactor vessels or their containment structures, Obama administration...
  • Japan raises nuclear crisis rating to highest level

    Japan raises nuclear crisis rating to highest level
    Japanese nuclear regulatory officials Tuesday raised the severity rating at the earthquake- and tsunami-damaged Fukushima Daiichi power plant to the highest level by international standards, equaling the 1986 Chernobyl meltdown in the former Soviet Union....
  • A wary drive up to the gate of Fukushima

    A wary drive up to the gate of Fukushima
    The radiation gauge beeped, signaling that isotopes were in the atmosphere. As our SUV followed a line of electricity towers marching across deserted farmland, we made an agreement: If the dosimeter hit 15, we'd turn around. The device inched up to 12,...
  • Plan devised to stabilize crippled Japanese nuclear plant

    Plan devised to stabilize crippled Japanese nuclear plant
    The operator of the stricken Japanese nuclear power plant said Sunday that it hoped to stabilize the facility's reactors by the beginning of next year in a state known as a cold shutdown. The plan for the Fukushima Daiichi power plant is Tokyo Electric...
  • What will Florida nuclear power plants learn from Japan?

    What will Florida nuclear power plants learn from Japan?
    As federal regulators continue to look for lessons from Japan's nuclear disaster, critics are pleading for changes in three key nuclear emergency areas. It matters to Floridians because the state has five reactors, four of which are slated to expand,...
  • U.S. is increasing nuclear power through uprating

    U.S. is increasing nuclear power through uprating
    The U.S. nuclear industry is turning up the power on old reactors, spurring quiet debate over the safety of pushing aging equipment beyond its original specifications. The little-publicized practice, known as uprating, has expanded the country's nuclear...