Fukushima

16.04.2015

‘Historic step towards nuclear-free Japan’: Maverick judge forbids restart of 2 nuclear reactors

‘Historic step towards nuclear-free Japan’: Maverick judge forbids restart of 2 nuclear reactors

A local judge has placed an injunction on the re-opening of two nuclear reactors at Japan’s Takahama plant, even though it had passed the country’s new post-Fukushima safety checks. “The new regulations are not reasonable, therefore there is no need to study whether the Takahama plant satisfies them,” said judge… »

20.06.2014

Q&A: “Fukushima Accident Still Ongoing After Three Years”

Q&A: “Fukushima Accident Still Ongoing After Three Years”

By Fabiola Ortiz Fabíola Ortiz interviews MYCLE SCHNEIDER, nuclear energy consultant RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 20 2014 (IPS) – It has been three years since the nuclear accident in Fukushima, Japan. But the consequences are still ongoing due to continuous leaks of radioactivity into… »

28.04.2014

Ex-Japanese PM on How Fukushima Meltdown was Worse Than Chernobyl & Why He Now Opposes Nuclear Power

Ex-Japanese PM on How Fukushima Meltdown was Worse Than Chernobyl & Why He Now Opposes Nuclear Power

Three years ago today a massive earthquake triggered a devastating tsunami that struck Japan’s northeast coast, resulting in an unprecedented nuclear crisis: a triple meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station. As Japan marks the anniversary with continued uncertainty around Fukushima’s long-term impact, we are joined by Naoto Kan,… »

26.03.2014

U.S. Sailors and Marines Allege Fukushima Radiation Sickness

U.S. Sailors and Marines Allege Fukushima Radiation Sickness

Democracy Now! Three years have passed since the earthquake and tsunami that caused the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. The tsunami’s immediate death toll was more than 15,000, with close to 3,000 still missing. Casualties are still mounting, though, both in Japan and… »

12.03.2014

Report: U.S. Regulators hid nuclear risks, doubts after Fukushima meltdown

Report: U.S. Regulators hid nuclear risks, doubts after Fukushima meltdown

[divide] Japan is marking the third anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi crisis, when a massive 9.0-magnitude earthquake triggered a devastating tsunami on its northeast coast. The twin disasters resulted in an unprecedented triple meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station. Internal emails revealed by NBC News show in the… »

23.02.2014

100 Tons of Highly Radioactive Leaks at Fukushima

100 Tons of Highly Radioactive Leaks at Fukushima

In news from Japan, about 100 tons of highly radioactive water have leaked from one of the hundreds of storage tanks at the devastated Fukushima nuclear power plant. The Tokyo Electric Power Company described it as the worst spill at the plant in six months. Next month marks the… »

01.02.2014

Japanese regions transition to 100% renewable energy

Japanese regions transition to 100% renewable energy

Tokyo, 31st January 2014: Local governments across Japan are seeking to supply their regions with 100% renewable energy, three years after the major earthquake which resulted in a nuclear disaster. At the Community Power Conference in Fukushima, the Founding Partners of the Global 100% Renewable Energy Campaign welcome the decision… »

18.01.2014

Fukushima: An Ongoing Warning to the World

Fukushima: An Ongoing Warning to the World

Amy goodman for Democracy Now! TOKYO—“I write these facts as dispassionately as I can in the hope that they will act as a warning to the world,” wrote the journalist Wilfred Burchett from Hiroshima. His story, headlined, “The Atomic Plague” appeared in the London Daily Express on Sept. »

16.12.2013

Radioactivity Rises in Japanese Forests near Fukushima

Tokyo, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Levels of radioactive cesium rose in forested areas of northeastern Japan after the nuclear accident which ravaged the Fukushima plant, published Nikkei daily today. According to the note, the prefecture of Miyagi showed the results of a probe that showed how the radioactive isotopo… »

13.11.2013

Indigenous Elders and Medicine Peoples Council Statement on Fukushima

Indigenous Elders and Medicine Peoples Council Statement on Fukushima

President Obama meets with Native American tribal leaders November 13, 2013, in advance of his speech Wednesday at the fifth annual Tribal Nations Conference. At the conference a national public safety panel assessing issues on American Indian reservations will release a document calling for tribes to be given more control… »

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