Fukushima Soil Transfer Begins

This photo taken from a Yomiuri Shimbun helicopter shows a crane moving a black bag containing soil at an interim storage site in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, on Friday. via The Japan News / March 13, 2015 The transfer of soil, contaminated four years ago with radioactive materials from th ...

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What Is Happening At The #Fukushima Daiichi Site Now?

via NEI.org / The March 2011 accident at Fukushima Daiichi followed a 45-foot-high tsunami that washed over the plant in the wake of a historically powerful earthquake off Japan’s east coast. Loss of electric power to the facility and all but one of 12 emergency diesel generators led to overhea ...

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Deaths Tied To #Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Up 18%

via Press TV / March 10, 2014 / A fresh report in Japan shows the number of deaths by radiation from the country’s Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster in 2011 increased by 18 percent last year. The report published on Tuesday by the Japanese newspaper Tokyo Shimbun said figures from autho ...

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Four Years On: Why Some #Fukushima Residents Are Returning To The Evacuation Zone

via channelnewsasia.com / March 11, 2014 / Muneo Kanno left his village to avoid radiation contamination after the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster in Japan four years ago. But that has not stopped the evacuee from making daily trips back home. The 64-year-old farmer is on a mission to reclaim ...

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4 Years After: 71% of Residents Dissatisfied With Work at Fukushima Nuclear Plant

via asahi.com / March 4, 2015 / Around 71 percent of Fukushima Prefecture residents remain dissatisfied with the central government’s handling of the nuclear disaster four years after the triple meltdown forced hundreds of thousands to flee their homes, a survey showed. Only 14 percent of ...

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Purification Of Contaminated Water To Be Delayed By A Year

via mainichi.jp / March 3, 2015 / The planned completion of the purification of highly radioactive water stored at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant is expected to be pushed back to sometime around May next year, more than a year later than initially planned, it has been learned. Naohi ...

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Transfer of Fukushima Clean-Up Waste Gets Go-Ahead

via world-nuclear-news.org / March 3, 2015 / The transfer of radioactive soil and waste generated from clean-up work following the March 2011 accident at the Fukushima Daiichi plant to a provisional storage site has been approved by the governor of Fukushima prefecture and the mayors of Futaba an ...

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