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  Shared from the 12/29/2019 The Denver Post eEdition By Motoko Rich and Makiko Inoue © The New York Times Co. IWAKI, JAPAN»The overpowering earthquake and tsunami that ripped through northern Japan in March 2011 took so much from Tatsuo Niitsuma, a commercial fisherman in this coastal c...
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  Shared from the 12/29/2019 The Denver Post eEdition By Mari YamaguchiThe Associated Press TOKYO» Japan on Friday revised a roadmap for the cleanup of the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, further delaying the removal of thousands of spent fuel units that remain in cooling pools ...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
The Japanese were kept in the dark from the start of the Fukushima disaster about high radiation levels and their dangers to health, writes Linda Pentz Gunter. In order to proclaim the Fukushima area 'safe', the Government increased exposure limits to twenty times the international norm. Soon, many ...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
Japan on Monday started work on an underground ice wall at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, freezing the soil under broken reactors to slow the build-up of radioactive water, officials said. The wall is intended to block groundwater from nearby hillsides that has been flowing under the plant a...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
TOKYO — Japan's nuclear regulator on Wednesday upgraded the rating of a leak of radiation-contaminated water from a tank at its tsunami-wrecked nuclear plant to a "serious incident" on an international scale, and it castigated the plant operator for failing to catch the problem earlier. The Nuclear...
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Posted by on in Human Health
The radioactive stream of toxic fluids released during the 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant disaster will reach the West Coast of the US by March 2014, but a paper published in the October 2013 edition of the journal Deep-Sea Research says it’s unlikely to be harmful. The authors tracked...
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Posted by on in Fishing
TOKYO -- Fears about contaminated seafood spread Wednesday despite reassurances that radiation in the waters off Japan's troubled nuclear plant poses no health risk. Although experts say radioactive particles are unlikely to build up significantly in fish, the seafood concerns in the country that g...
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