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Exclusive: Japan nuclear body says radioactive water at #Fukushima an ’emergency’

(Reuters) – Highly radioactive water seeping into the ocean from Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is creating an “emergency” that the operator is struggling to contain, an official from the country’s nuclear watchdog said on Monday. This contaminated groundwater has breached an underground barrier, is rising toward the surface and is exceeding legal limits of radioactive discharge, Shinji Kinjo, head …

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Volunteers See #Fukushima Radiation on the Move

The radiation-mapping project launched shortly after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster recently surpassed more than ten million data points, all gathered by a network of local volunteers. The maps show, among other things, that radiation levels are dropping more quickly than should be expected via half-life decay alone. Project director Sean Bonner says this may be a sign that radioactive …

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Tepco Says Toxic Water Leaked to Sea From #Fukushima Plant

Groundwater laced with radiation from melted reactors at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi atomic plant north of Tokyo has been leaking into the Pacific Ocean, raising concern the toxic water has been flowing into the sea since the disaster at the facility more than two years ago. Backtracking on previous comments, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (9501) confirmed the groundwater leaks last night, earning a …

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Japan’s tsunami debris litters Canadian shore (video)

Two years after the tsunami which devastated parts of Japan’s coast nearly 400,000 tons of debris is still drifting across the Pacific Ocean.Shattered homes, fishing equipment and furniture is washing up on the far western shores of Canada and the United States.Coastal communities want more help to clean up.Al Jazeera’s Daniel Lak reports from West Coast of Vancouver Island.   …

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Steam rising from reactor building in #Fukushima

(Reuters) – Steam is rising from a destroyed building that houses a reactor at Japan’s crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the operator of the plant, Tokyo Electric Power Co, said on Thursday. The utility, widely known as Tepco, said the levels of radioactivity around the plant had remained unchanged and it was still looking into what triggered the emission. “We think …

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90-fold radiation increase in #Fukushima groundwater

Tokyo Electric Power Co Inc said it had found levels of radioactive material in groundwater had risen sharply at a damaged Japanese nuclear power plant. A survey showed the levels of caesium-134 in groundwater at an observation well had jumped to 9,000 becquerels per litre on Monday, from 99 per litre on Friday, the operator of the Fukushima Daiichi plant …

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Tritium Levels Soar on Coast at Fukushima Plant

More than two years after the devastating accident at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. 9501.TO +4.32% is seeing levels soar of a radioactive element called tritium. The problem spot is on the coastal side of the plant’s heavily damaged No. 2 reactor, one of the areas where Tepco regularly monitors groundwater to check for radioactive …

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Fukushima records highest radiation level in a year

You might think that radiation levels would be falling more than two years after Japan’s most serious nuclear disaster since the bombing of Nagasaki in the Second World War. But on a rooftop in Fukushima, radioactive cesium levels were at the highest levels observed in the past year, according to the Asahi Shumbunnewspaper. The publication reported that University of Tokyo associate professor Ryoji Enomoto found …

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Fukushima operator wants to restart reactors

Fukushima operator TEPCO said it would ask Japan’s nuclear watchdog for permission to restart reactors at the world’s largest atomic power station, its first such request since the disaster two years ago. Tokyo Electric Power Co is readying an application for the re-firing of two of the seven units at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa in Niigata prefecture in the north of Japan.The entire …

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UN: Fukushima Shows Nuclear-Terrorism Risks

Japan’s Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant, whose 2011 meltdowns dislocated 160,000 people, may provide a new blueprint for terrorists seeking to inflict mass disruption, security analysts said at a United Nations meeting. The UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency convened a weeklong meeting of 1,300 diplomats, scientists and security analysts today in Vienna to examine ways to boost protection against nuclear terrorism. …

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