# fukushima - Today’s News
# fukushima - Thursday 11 September, 2014
Ex-PM Naoto Kan says nuclear power should be consigned to the history books after Fukushima disaster.
# fukushima - Sunday 15 June, 2014
Fossil fuels are messy, costly, dangerous to workers and killing our planet. Nuclear energy could be the answer if we let go of illogical, emotional arguments against it.
# fukushima - Monday 9 June, 2014
Poll: One woman’s story of spotting an export opportunity after the disaster at Fukushima – but are exports the way forward for Irish SMEs?
# fukushima - Sunday 11 May, 2014
The entire area around the nuclear disaster site remains empty.
# fukushima - Monday 18 November, 2013
Moving the uranium and plutonium fuel rods from a reactor building is the most difficult task so far in the decommissioning of the nuclear plant.
# fukushima - Thursday 7 November, 2013
Nuclear engineers will remove the uranium and plutonium fuel rods as part of the decades-long decommissioning of the plant after the worst atomic accident in a generation.
# fukushima - Friday 25 October, 2013
People were warned to stay away from the coast as the tsunami approached.
# fukushima - Wednesday 9 October, 2013
Tons of highly toxic water spilled out when workers removed the wrong pipe during works.
# fukushima - Sunday 8 September, 2013
As news broke this week of toxic water leaking from the plant, surfers say they are worried – but not enough to stay out of the waves there.
# fukushima - Tuesday 3 September, 2013
A costly untested subterranean ice wall be constructed in a desperate step to stop the leaks after repeated failures by the plant’s operator.
# fukushima - Sunday 1 September, 2013
It has been patched up with tape, says TEPCO.
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# fukushima - Wednesday 28 August, 2013
The nuclear regulator in Japan had originally given it a rating of Level 1, an ‘anomaly’.
# fukushima - Wednesday 21 August, 2013
Japan is worried about its international reputation following the leak.
# fukushima - Wednesday 10 July, 2013
The leak was long suspected by experts, but denied by the plant’s operator.
# fukushima - Friday 21 June, 2013
More than 18,000 people died when the towering tsunami smashed into Japan’s northeast in March 2011 setting off the crisis at Fukushima.
# fukushima - Wednesday 22 May, 2013
A report by the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland looked at the impact day-to-day operations would have on Ireland and what would happen in the event of a severe nuclear accident.
# fukushima - Monday 11 March, 2013
Hundreds of people displaced in the Fukushima emergency have today filed a lawsuit seeking official compensation.
# fukushima - Friday 8 February, 2013
People whose homes or farms were affected by radiation from the Fukushima plant will file class-action lawsuits next month for damages.
# fukushima - Friday 25 January, 2013
Proposals by Japan’s new nuclear watchdog may see a massive plant in centre of the country shut down over safety fears.
# fukushima - Monday 31 December, 2012
Shinzo Abe said the meltdown is unlike anything humanity has ever undertaken.
# fukushima - Saturday 29 December, 2012
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# fukushima - Wednesday 26 December, 2012
Abe has pledged a hawkish agenda which will fix the economy and get tough on diplomatic issues.
# fukushima - Thursday 13 December, 2012
When an aeroplane crashes we don’t stop flying, we improve safety. Nuclear power should be the same, writes Philip Walton.
# fukushima - Monday 10 December, 2012
Geologists say an existing Japanese nuclear plant may be sited over an active seismic fault – indicating that it will probably have to be scrapped.
# fukushima - Friday 26 October, 2012
Higher-than-normal radiation levels have been found in fish caught off Japan’s east coast, which could indicate the plant is still leaking.
# fukushima - Wednesday 3 October, 2012
A leaked European Commission report shows nuclear safety within the EU needs investment of between €10 billion and €25 billion.
# fukushima - Tuesday 14 August, 2012
The butterflies were found to have abnormalities including smaller wings and damaged eyes.
# fukushima - Tuesday 7 August, 2012
TEPCO has released 150 hours of footage, hoping to end controversy over how it handled the nuclear crisis in March 2011.
# fukushima - Thursday 5 July, 2012
The Fukushima accident was a man-made disaster caused by a culture of “reflexive obedience”, a new report says.
# fukushima - Sunday 1 July, 2012
The Ohi plant’s reactor No 3 is returning to operation despite divided public opinion on the use of nuclear power.
# fukushima - Wednesday 6 June, 2012
Plants across the EU were stress tested following Japan’s Fukushima crisis.
# fukushima - Monday 28 May, 2012
Scientists say the bluefin tuna absorbed radioactive cesium from swimming in contaminated waters and feeding on contaminated prey such as krill and squid.
# fukushima - Saturday 5 May, 2012
It’s not clear whether the Tomari plant will reopen as demonstrators called for the country to renounce nuclear power.
# fukushima - Sunday 1 April, 2012
Government reports say if the tide was right, a similar earthquake to last year’s could result in even greater havoc.
# fukushima - Wednesday 28 March, 2012
# fukushima - Sunday 11 March, 2012
“If the atomic world has nine lives, five of them have already been used” – the Chernobyl Children International founder is in Japan for the first anniversary of the 11 March 2011 disaster.
Of that donation, €1 million has come from Ireland, we’ve been looking at the aid situation in the earthquake and tsunami hit east coast one year on and how the money has been spent.
The earthquake killed more than 19,000 people, and 300,000 are still in temporary housing.