Fukushima Nuclear Plant

This discovery could mark a turning point in the complicated cleanup of the nuclear facility.
The world commemorates the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant catastrophic accident in Ukraine on April 26, 2016.
It's the fifth anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster; the damaged power plant is still leaking 150 tons of water into the ocean every single day, and radiation continues to wash up on the far shores of the Pacific Ocean.
On March 11, 2011, following a massive earthquake and a devastating tsunami, the cores of three of the reactors at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant melted down with horrific results. Radioactive cesium, with a half-life of 30 years, contaminated almost 12,000 square miles of the country.
How do these events inform us about the future of nuclear power, or its place in addressing climate change? One view is that nuclear power is safe and cost-effective, with long periods of stability and reliability interrupted infrequently by accidents. The other view is that power from the atom is unsafe and costly, with catastrophic accidents separated by periods of stability leading to a false sense of security.
We should do everything in our power to transition the bright minds at IPEC into the clean renewable energy sector in New York, which is growing daily. Let's keep them employed -- and then some. But most importantly, let's keep this country safe.
TOKYO, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Fukushima rice passed Japan's radiation checks for the first time since the 2011 nuclear disaster
Without respecting and understanding the vital role of human factors in technological systems and proactively addressing/cultivating/facilitating their performance during unexpected events, nuclear safety will only be a distant mirage and recovery will be an unattainable dream.
At the most dire moment of the Fukushima nuclear crisis three years ago, hundreds of panicked employees abandoned the damaged
Like the rest of the local kids, Masashi befriends one of these creatures -- known as FRIENDS -- a flying jellyfish he names
Only a month or so after the Sunflower Movement willingly ended their occupation of the Taiwanese legislature, there is another mass movement afoot, this one demanding an end to the attempts to complete another nuclear power plant on the island.
This isn't perceived typically as a welcomed change to "do the right thing" but as a form of death, to their bottom lines
On March 11, 2011, Japan experienced a 9.0 earthquake. The six nuclear plants at Fukushima Daiichi survived the quake but were swamped by a 45-foot wave that overwhelmed the 19-foot seawalls. In the ensuing three years, we learned four grim truths.
"The cheapest solution is to continue producing nuclear energy in the short term," Mousseau told host Alyona Minkovisi. "Each
Nature is desperately trying to survive and return to its original state. The animals disappeared when they lost their ecosystem, but now, after three years of struggling to rebuild it, they are starting to recover their way of life.
Fukushima is far more than a disaster diary. It also provides a clear-eyed look at the Japanese regulatory regime that helped make the disaster all but inevitable, and makes a strong case that U.S. oversight is plagued by the same complacent attitude and undue industry influence.
Yoichi Masuzoe, victor in February's Tokyo gubernatorial election, is expected to help bring nuclear power back to Japan. Despite two anti-nuke contenders in the race, the controversial Masuzoe won the election by a landslide.
* Worst radioactive water leak at Fukushima since last August Tokyo Electric Power Co told reporters the latest leak was
The government effectively nationalised Tepco last year with a taxpayer-funded rescue. But there has been heated debate over
WASHINGTON -- A MoveOn.org petition penned by anti-nuclear activist Harvey Wasserman is asking the United Nations to intervene