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Featured stories related to the nuclear emergency at Fukushima in Japan.

How Citizen Science Changed the Way Fukushima Radiation is Reported

via National Geographic / February 13, 2016 / “It appears the world-changing event didn’t change anything, and it’s disappointing,”said Pieter Franken, a researcher at Keio University in Japan (Wide Project), the MIT Media Lab (Civic Media Centre), and co-founder of Safecast, a citizen-sc ...

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NRA & TEPCO Agree to Start Frozen Underground Wall at Fukushima No. 1 in Stages

via The Japan Times /  February 15, 2016 / The Nuclear Regulation Authority and Tokyo Electric Power Co. have broadly agreed to start operating the frozen underground wall at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant in stages. The agreement, reached Monday, is on the frozen underground wall that offic ...

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Current State of Post-Accident Operations at Fukushima NPP – July to December 2015

via Citizens Nuclear Information Center / February 2, 2016 / State of the Plant Many of the measuring instruments installed in the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (FDNPS) measuring system continue to malfunction as a result of the accident and there is no guarantee of the accuracy ...

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Fukushima Daiichi NPS today – 5 Years Since The Disaster Began

via Citizens' Nuclear Information Center / February 2, 2016 / 1) After 5 years, still very little is known about the causes and effects of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. A whole five years will soon have passed since the severe accident occurred at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station ...

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Japan Unveils Remote-Control Robot to Dismantle Fukushima Plant

via Science Alert / January 19, 2016 / It's been almost five years since the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in 2011, but the scale of the emergency means Japan is still at the relative beginning of efforts to clean up and contain the radioactive site. So thi ...

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Japan requests Singapore to review restriction of food imports from Fukushima

via The Online Citizen / January 13, 2016 / It has been reported by Japanese media, Jiji press that Mr Moriyama Hiroshi, Japanese Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister has requested a review on the restriction of food imports from Fukushima, Japan during the meet up with Minister of Nation ...

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Virtual Reality To Be Used To Help Decommission Fukushima Plant

By Takuya Isayama / Asahi Shimbun / January 7, 2016 / A virtual reality system here that will assist in the decommissioning of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant is preparing for full-scale operations this spring. Located at the Naraha Remote Technology Development Center, the sy ...

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