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Japan Nuclear Emergency (2011)

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  • Japan labors to cool reactors: Workers, power source added

    Japan labors to cool reactors: Workers, power source added
    Authorities battling the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant have doubled the number of workers on the site to 100 in an effort to continue cooling the three reactors and the spent fuel pools but have abandoned — at least...
  • For one quake survivor, self-help in the face of seeming helplessness

    For one quake survivor, self-help in the face of seeming helplessness
    Most of the dozens of tsunami-battered towns along Japan's northeastern coast remain mired in mud, but the situation in Ishinomaki is a bit different. Nearly a week after the massive earthquake and tsunami hit the city of 162,000, large portions remain...
  • Isolated and angry amid Fukushima nuclear crisis

    Isolated and angry amid Fukushima nuclear crisis
    An awful realization is setting in for those trapped in the vicinity of the crippled Fukushima nuclear complex: People are afraid to help them. Residents describe spooky scenes of municipal cars driving down near-empty streets telling people to stay...
  • Could a nuclear crisis happen here?

    Could a nuclear crisis happen here?
    I understood the theory of what could go wrong in a nuclear power plant. Seeing it go wrong in Japan is another matter. It's also quite relevant, given plans by Progress Energy to build two more nuclear reactors on the state's west coast, about 90 miles...
  • Piece of Mind: La Cañada rallies behind Japan

    La Cañadans this week joined people across the world watching the news out of Japan, where Friday’s 9.0 earthquake and resulting tsunami set the country up for a possible nuclear meltdown of disastrous proportions. No sooner had word of the massive...
  • Small amounts of radiation headed for California, but no health risk seen

    Small amounts of radiation headed for California, but no health risk seen
    Small amounts of radioactive isotopes from the crippled Japanese nuclear power plant are being blown toward North America high in the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean and will reach California as soon as Friday, according to experts. A network of...
  • I'm Just Sayin': Are we really ready for 'The Big One?'

    The tragic earthquake and tsunami in Japan last week and the subsequent and ongoing nuclear crisis have made many of us ask how well the U.S., and even more importantly, Southern California, is prepared to handle these kinds of cataclysmic events. What...
  • U.S. officials express strong concerns about Japan nuclear crisis

    -- As the crisis continues to unfold at the Fukushima No. 1 (Daiichi) nuclear power plant, a growing disparity between Japanese and U.S. attitudes toward the problem is becoming apparent. Whereas Japanese authorities have generally been restrained in...
  • Former La Cañadans spared brunt of quake

    The devastation caused Friday by the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan should serve as a warning for Foothills residents to take the threat of such disasters more seriously, says a former La Cañada Flintridge resident now living...
  • Scientists try to defuse nuclear fallout fears

    Scientists try to defuse nuclear fallout fears
    Fallout from Japan's crippled nuclear reactors already is being detected thousands of miles away. But scientists who track pollution blowing across the Pacific Ocean say the amount of radioactivity should pose no danger to the United States. Like other...
  • Japan uses helicopters, water cannons in desperate bid to cool reactor fuel

    Japanese authorities made desperate new attempts to avert full-scale meltdowns at a quake-battered nuclear plant Thursday, dispatching helicopters to drop tons of water on the reactors and using water cannons to cool a spent-fuel pool that an American...