Fukushima

Hell, Fire and Brimstone: California's Godzilla-Sized Nuke Problem

Hell, Fire and Brimstone: California's Godzilla-Sized Nuke Problem
Right in the middle of California's checkerboard of unprecedented wildfires, halfway between the huge population centers of Los Angeles and San Diego, is the recently decommissioned San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station with its spent fuel stockpile of 1,677 rods still sitting in cooling ponds. Water is the only thing preventing the rods from melting down and releasing unimaginable amounts of deadly radiation into the environment; and water is the first thing to go in a boiling environment.
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Radioactive Fukushima Plume Due to Reach West Coast this Spring

Radioactive Fukushima Plume Due to Reach West Coast this Spring
A radioactive plume released from the Fukushima meltdown is expected to reach the west coast of the U.S. in April, said a panel of researchers in Honolulu Monday. However, without any federal or international monitoring, scientists are bereft of "actual data," guessing at the amount of radiation coming at us.
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Homeless Japanese Being 'Recruited' To Clean Up Fukushima Disaster

Homeless Japanese Being 'Recruited' To Clean Up Fukushima Disaster
Private labor contractors in Japan are "recruiting" homeless individuals throughout the country, luring them to perform clean-up work in the areas near the destroyed nuclear power plant at Fukushima for less than minimum wage.
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Nuclear Mistakes: Japan's Top Energy Regulator Calls for 'Drastic Steps' to Fix Mishaps at Fukushima

Nuclear Mistakes: Japan's Top Energy Regulator Calls for 'Drastic Steps' to Fix Mishaps at Fukushima
In their first meeting since Japan created a new, more independent nuclear agency 13 months ago, the top regulator urged the head of the utility that runs the crippled Fukushima power plant on Monday to take "drastic steps" to mitigate a spate of mishaps at the complex.
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Mari Yamaguchi
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The Meltdown Continues: Radioactive Water Leaks From Fukushima Plant

The Meltdown Continues: Radioactive Water Leaks From Fukushima Plant
Fukushima is suffering from the biggest emergency since the meltdown...haven't you heard?
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