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News stories and updates about the nuclear crisis at Fukushima.

BBC Wrong on Fukushima, Again

via Goddard's Journal / Published March 11, 2016: Response to: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35... Expanded upon here: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35... Dose-rate conversion: http://www.translatorscafe.com/cafe/E... " 2.8 microsievert/hour = 24.5448 millisievert/year " ...

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Radiation so High at Fukushima, TEPCO’s Robots can’t Survive

via AnonHQ.com / March 14, 2016 / Radiation in Fukushima was so bad, they couldn’t afford to send people into some places. It turns out, the radiation was so high that even the chrome-domed replacements didn’t fare much better. “It is extremely difficult to access the inside of the nuc ...

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Five years later, Fukushima’s contamination is slow to fade

via arstechnica.com / March 8, 2016 / The Fukushima nuclear disaster occurred almost five years ago in March 2011. It is the largest event of its sort since Chernobyl, which occurred 25 years earlier. The accident was triggered by a tsunami and earthquake that led to a meltdown at the plant. D ...

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5 Years on from Nuclear Meltdown Locals Still in the Dark About Future

By Rachel Mealey via abc.net.au / March 7, 2016 / The town of Futaba lies six kilometres from the Fukushima nuclear power plant. There is an eerie feeling there. Shoes sit in the doorway of houses, as they do in houses across Japan — neatly placed together, waiting for feet to walk them out ...

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Over 70% of Japanese Against Nuclear Power Plants After Fukushima Tragedy

via SputnikNews.com / February 11, 2016 / Over 70 percent of the Japanese are in favor of completely or partially abandoning the use of nuclear power plants (NPP) in the country after the Fukushima disaster, a poll revealed Thursday. According to Japan's NHK broadcaster that conducted the s ...

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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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