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#Fukushima

# fukushima - Thursday 11 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie No nukes are good nukes: former Japanese PM’s advice to Ireland Clean Energy

No nukes are good nukes: former Japanese PM’s advice to Ireland

Ex-PM Naoto Kan says nuclear power should be consigned to the history books after Fukushima disaster.

# fukushima - Sunday 15 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Nuclear energy is the cleanest, safest, and cheapest – why do we continue to reject it? Nuclear

Opinion: Nuclear energy is the cleanest, safest, and cheapest – why do we continue to reject it?

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

From Business ETC Irish seaweed exporters are making it big in Japan Business Poll This post contains a poll

Irish seaweed exporters are making it big in Japan

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

From TheJournal.ie These shots reveal just how desolate Fukushima is now Japan This post contains videos

These shots reveal just how desolate Fukushima is now

The entire area around the nuclear disaster site remains empty.

# fukushima - Monday 18 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Engineers begin dangerous task of removing fuel rods from Fukushima Nuclear

Engineers begin dangerous task of removing fuel rods from Fukushima

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

From TheJournal.ie Fukushima prepares to remove ultra-dangerous fuel rods Nuclear

Fukushima prepares to remove ultra-dangerous fuel rods

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

From TheJournal.ie Small tsunami hits Japan after quake Japan

Small tsunami hits Japan after quake

People were warned to stay away from the coast as the tsunami approached.

# fukushima - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Six Fukushima workers doused with radioactive water Japan

Six Fukushima workers doused with radioactive water

Tons of highly toxic water spilled out when workers removed the wrong pipe during works.

# fukushima - Sunday 8 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Sun, sand, surf and radiation in the shadow of Fukushima Japan

Sun, sand, surf and radiation in the shadow of Fukushima

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

From TheJournal.ie Japan to spend €359mn to battle Fukushima radioactive water leak Fukushima

Japan to spend €359mn to battle Fukushima radioactive water leak

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

From TheJournal.ie Pipe leaking radioactive water discovered at Fukushima Japan

Pipe leaking radioactive water discovered at Fukushima

It has been patched up with tape, says TEPCO.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Sunday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning! Here are nine things you should know as you kick off your day.

# fukushima - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Fukushima leak upgraded to a “serious incident” Contaminated

Fukushima leak upgraded to a “serious incident”

The nuclear regulator in Japan had originally given it a rating of Level 1, an ‘anomaly’.

# fukushima - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Japan upgrades Fukushima leak to highest level in two years Nuclear

Japan upgrades Fukushima leak to highest level in two years

Japan is worried about its international reputation following the leak.

# fukushima - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Fukushima ‘probably leaking contaminated water into ocean’ Japan

Fukushima ‘probably leaking contaminated water into ocean’

The leak was long suspected by experts, but denied by the plant’s operator.

# fukushima - Friday 21 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie New radioactive water leak at Fukushima Fukushima

New radioactive water leak at Fukushima

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

From TheJournal.ie Building eight nuclear power plants in the UK poses little threat to Ireland Energy

Building eight nuclear power plants in the UK poses little threat to Ireland

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

From TheJournal.ie Frustrations over slow recovery as Japan marks anniversary of tsunami Japan

Frustrations over slow recovery as Japan marks anniversary of tsunami

Hundreds of people displaced in the Fukushima emergency have today filed a lawsuit seeking official compensation.

# fukushima - Friday 8 February, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Fukushima survivors to sue Japanese government Japan

Fukushima survivors to sue Japanese government

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

From TheJournal.ie World’s biggest nuke plant may shut: Japan report Nuclear

World’s biggest nuke plant may shut: Japan report

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

From TheJournal.ie Fukushima ‘unprecedented challenge’ says new Japan PM Fukushima

Fukushima ‘unprecedented challenge’ says new Japan PM

Shinzo Abe said the meltdown is unlike anything humanity has ever undertaken.

# fukushima - Saturday 29 December, 2012

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Saturday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# fukushima - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Japan’s new PM Shinzo Abe pledges to rebuild economy, US relations Japan

Japan’s new PM Shinzo Abe pledges to rebuild economy, US relations

Abe has pledged a hawkish agenda which will fix the economy and get tough on diplomatic issues.

# fukushima - Thursday 13 December, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Column: Fossil fuels won’t last forever. Ireland should consider nuclear power. Opinion

Column: Fossil fuels won’t last forever. Ireland should consider nuclear power.

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

From TheJournal.ie Japan may scrap nuclear plant over seismic fault Nuclear

Japan may scrap nuclear plant over seismic fault

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

From TheJournal.ie Fukushima fish radiation may indicate leak: study Japan

Fukushima fish radiation may indicate leak: study

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

From TheJournal.ie Draft EU nuclear report shows failure to implement safety measures agreed decades ago EU

Draft EU nuclear report shows failure to implement safety measures agreed decades ago

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

From TheJournal.ie Fukushima caused mutant butterflies: scientists Mutation

Fukushima caused mutant butterflies: scientists

The butterflies were found to have abnormalities including smaller wings and damaged eyes.

# fukushima - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Fukushima operators release first video of explosion aftermath Japan

Fukushima operators release first video of explosion aftermath

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

From TheJournal.ie Fukushima accident a ‘man-made’ disaster Japan

Fukushima accident a ‘man-made’ disaster

The Fukushima accident was a man-made disaster caused by a culture of “reflexive obedience”, a new report says.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know this morning…

# fukushima - Sunday 1 July, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Nuclear plant goes online for first time since Japan’s tsunami Japan

Nuclear plant goes online for first time since Japan’s tsunami

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

From TheJournal.ie EU-wide nuclear review calls for better communication, coordination Nuclear

EU-wide nuclear review calls for better communication, coordination

Plants across the EU were stress tested following Japan’s Fukushima crisis.

# fukushima - Monday 28 May, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Tuna fish carried radiation from Fukushima to the United States Radioactive

Tuna fish carried radiation from Fukushima to the United States

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

From TheJournal.ie Japan shuts down last nuclear reactor amid protests Nuclear Power

Japan shuts down last nuclear reactor amid protests

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

From TheJournal.ie Another Japanese earthquake could trigger 34-metre tsunami: report Japan

Another Japanese earthquake could trigger 34-metre tsunami: report

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

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Wednesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

The nine things you need to know this morning.

# fukushima - Sunday 11 March, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Adi Roche in Fukushima: Only way to secure nuclear plants is to close them down Japan

Adi Roche in Fukushima: Only way to secure nuclear plants is to close them down

“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.

From TheJournal.ie A year on, €5bn donated but lack of ‘master plan’ to rebuild Japan criticised Japan This post contains videos

A year on, €5bn donated but lack of ‘master plan’ to rebuild Japan criticised

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.

From TheJournal.ie Silence and prayers mark anniversary of Japanese tsunami Japan

Silence and prayers mark anniversary of Japanese tsunami

The earthquake killed more than 19,000 people, and 300,000 are still in temporary housing.

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