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Move Over Chernobyl, Fukushima is Now Officially the Worst Nuclear Power Disaster in History

Photo by thierry ehrmann | CC BY 2.0The radiation dispersed into the environment by the three reactor meltdowns at Fukushima-Daiichi in Japan has …

Nuclear Energy

Britain offers millions in cash to bury its radioactive waste

Britain is again hunting for a suitable site to store its highly radioactive nuclear waste after a previous attempt was blocked by residents. Rural …

Radioactive waste leaking at German storage site: report

More than 400 barrels of low-level nuclear waste reportedly have to be examined and possibly repacked at a storage facility in Lower Saxony. The …

Does a Ticking Time Bomb Lurk Beneath Lake Powell?

Each year, some 3 million visitors are drawn to Lake Powell, a massive artificial body of water that straddles the Utah-Arizona border. Below …

Built Environment

A $320 million ice wall still can't contain radioactive water near Fukushima

Last year, Japan’s central government completed a 35 billion yen (approximately $320 million) underground ice wall. Over 38 meters (100 feet) deep …

North Korea’s nuclear reactor puts 100 million people in ‘mortal danger’ amid fears of Asian Chernobyl

Shortcuts on safety standards, poor maintenance and disdain for operational protocols at North Korea’s Yongbyon nuclear power plant are putting 100 million people across north-east Asia in “mortal danger”, according to a new report.<p>Authored by Oleg Shcheka, a professor of physics and chemistry who …

Report: Trump May Seek Wartime Authority to Boost Coal and Nuclear Plants

Donald Trump’s administration is considering invoking sweeping wartime powers to pump up coal and nuclear power plants that are losing out against …

Leaving Messages for Future Humans Will Be Like Trying to Communicate with Aliens

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U.S. Dept. of Energy

LANL faces fines over hazardous waste storage

SANTA FE – Los Alamos National Laboratory has violated state regulations and its operating permit by exceeding time storage limits for five …

Radioactive Water From Fukushima Is Still Flowing Into the Pacific Ocean

But a new study says this is an improvement.<p>On March 11, 2011, Japan experienced a trio of disasters. A 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck 80 miles off …

Ready for a Little Radioactivity From Fukushima?

It has been nearly three years since a massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan killed almost 20,000 people. The catastrophe claimed another victim: …

Fukushima in Polaroid | South China Morning Post

Veteran photojournalist Wong Kan-tai’s latest publication “Fukushima” is a collection of Polaroid photos taken in Fukushima …

Nuclear Power Facing a Tsunami of Litigation

Legal fallout from the March 2011 accident at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station continues, as dozens of lawsuits and injunctions make their way …

Japan's nuclear export to Turkey in doubt as costs estimate doubles:The Asahi Shimbun

The future of a Japanese-led nuclear power plant construction project in Turkey is in doubt after estimated costs more than doubled to over 4 …

Report paints grim picture of Fukushima-scale nuclear accident in Pickering

“Could an accident happen? Accidents do happen. The nuclear industry told us Chernobyl would never happen. They told us Three-Mile Island would never …

Gov't, TEPCO again ordered to pay damages to Fukushima evacuees

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A Japanese court on Friday ordered the government and Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. to pay damages to residents who …

Taiwanese protesters rally for ‘nuclear-free’ island

Hundreds of anti-nuclear protesters staged a rally in Taiwan on Sunday to demand the island’s government honour its pledge to abolish the use of …

Protesters Mark 7th Anniversary of Fukushima Disaster

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Is Fukushima doomed to become a dumping ground for toxic waste?

Despite promises of revitalisation from Japan’s government, seven years on from the nuclear disaster the area is still struggling<p>This month, seven years after the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi reactor meltdowns and explosions that blanketed hundreds of square kilometres of northeastern Japan with …

Nuclear Energy

Clearing the Radioactive Rubble Heap That Was Fukushima Daiichi, 7 Years On

The water is tainted, the wreckage is dangerous, and disposing of it will be a prolonged, complex and costly process

Nuclear Energy

Big firms push to overturn uranium mining ban near Grand Canyon

Companies say mining poses scant threat but conservation groups say ban should remain until environmental risks have been fully explored<p>The US mining industry has asked the supreme court to overturn an Obama-era rule prohibiting the mining of uranium on public lands adjacent to the Grand Canyon.<p>The …

Grand Canyon

During Macron’s visit, agreement for Jaitapur signed without diligence: read former Union Power Secretary’s open letter to the PM

Dr. EAS Sarma, India's former Union Secretary in Power Ministry wrote this open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, highlighting the lack of …

India

If it was my family, I’d want them out of there

Sir, In your Big Read article on the Fukushima nuclear disaster (“The high cost of evacuation”, March 12), you report that experts say “the …

Third court rules Tepco, government liable over Fukushima disaster: media

TOKYO (Reuters) - Kyoto district court on Thursday ruled that Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) and the Japanese government were liable for damages arising from the Fukushima nuclear disaster of 2011, the Asahi newspaper said<p>The ruling is the third court decision assigning liability to both Tepco and …

Fukushima

Fukushima’s Diplomatic Fallout, 7 Years After the Nuclear Disaster

March 11 marked the seventh anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami disaster that devastated Japan’s northeast coastal regions in 2011. While the …

Fukushima 360: walk through a ghost town in the nuclear disaster zone – video

Please note: Apple/IOS mobile users should view within the YouTube app<p>What happens to a town that has been abandoned for seven years after a nuclear meltdown? Greenpeace took former residents and a 360-degree camera into the radiation zone north of Fukushima to mark the anniversary of the disaster. …

Fukushima

Typhoon Neoguri threatens Fukushima plant

Typhoon Neoguri has brought wind and waves to the Tokyo region after leaving several people and causing havoc across small communities in western and …

Vietnamese trainee paid US$19 a day to do decontamination work near crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan

A Vietnamese man who came to Japan under a foreign trainee programme was made to engage in radioactive decontamination work in Fukushima Prefecture …

Over 70,000 live in evacuation 7 years after Fukushima disaster

Over 70,000 live in evacuation 7 years after Fukushima disaster<p>Source: Xinhua 2018-03-11 23:04:50<p>TOKYO, March 11 (Xinhua) -- More than 70,000 people …