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# fukushima - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

Japan to release treated radioactive water from Fukushima plant into ocean
# Radioactive
# Radioactive

Japan to release treated radioactive water from Fukushima plant into ocean

Apr 13th 2021, 7:59 AM 26,758 Views 43 Comments

The move is fiercely opposed by local fishermen and residents.

# fukushima - Thursday 11 March, 2021

Japan marks 10th anniversary of quake, tsunami and nuclear disaster at Fukushima
# Fukushima
# Fukushima

Japan marks 10th anniversary of quake, tsunami and nuclear disaster at Fukushima

Mar 11th 2021, 10:11 PM 7,557 Views 8 Comments

More than 18,000 people died and nearly half a million were displaced.

# fukushima - Sunday 14 February, 2021

Dozens injured after strong earthquake off Japan's Fukushima
# 7.3 Magnitude
# 7.3 Magnitude

Dozens injured after strong earthquake off Japan's Fukushima

Feb 14th 2021, 8:09 AM 17,572 Views 0 Comments

The latest quake came nearly 10 years after the deadly earthquake that sparked a tsunami and nuclear meltdown.

# fukushima - Saturday 1 December, 2018

Thyroid cancer impact on children and teens following Fukushima nuclear accident
# Study
# Study

Thyroid cancer impact on children and teens following Fukushima nuclear accident

Dec 1st 2018, 9:00 AM 16,105 Views 27 Comments

More than 3,600 people died from causes such as illness and suicide linked to the aftermath of the tragedy.

# fukushima - Thursday 6 September, 2018

Worker in charge of measuring radiation following Fukushima disaster dies of lung cancer
# Directly Related
# Directly Related

Worker in charge of measuring radiation following Fukushima disaster dies of lung cancer

Sep 6th 2018, 7:08 AM 14,900 Views 16 Comments

This is the first time the Japanese government has acknowledged a death directly related to the disaster.

# fukushima - Thursday 10 August, 2017

World War II bomb found at site of Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant
# Unexploded Bomb
# Unexploded Bomb

World War II bomb found at site of Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant

Aug 10th 2017, 9:22 AM 17,236 Views 28 Comments

A bomb disposal team has been sent in to make the scene safe.

# fukushima - Sunday 19 March, 2017

Pictures: The people who chose to revisit the ghost world they fled in the wake of Japan's 2011 nuclear disaster
# Fukushima
# Fukushima

Pictures: The people who chose to revisit the ghost world they fled in the wake of Japan's 2011 nuclear disaster

Mar 19th 2017, 9:30 AM 21,082 Views 25 Comments

Over 100,000 people were forced to evacuate their homes in the Fukushima Daiichi area in the wake of the March 2011 disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant.

# fukushima - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

'The fear that I felt almost six years ago came back': Relief as tsunami warning lifted in Japan
# Japan
# Japan

'The fear that I felt almost six years ago came back': Relief as tsunami warning lifted in Japan

Nov 22nd 2016, 8:12 AM 8,133 Views 9 Comments

The powerful 6.9-magnitude earthquake sparked fears of a repeat of the 2011 disaster.

# fukushima - Monday 21 November, 2016

'Evacuate immediately': Tsunami warning after magnitude 7.3 earthquake hits off Fukushima
# Japan
# Japan

'Evacuate immediately': Tsunami warning after magnitude 7.3 earthquake hits off Fukushima

Nov 21st 2016, 7:30 PM 36,669 Views 28 Comments

The quake was felt in Tokyo.

# fukushima - Friday 11 March, 2016

PICTURES: The ghosts of Japan's disaster still haunt 5 years later
# Fukushima
# Fukushima

PICTURES: The ghosts of Japan's disaster still haunt 5 years later

Mar 11th 2016, 6:03 AM 12,454 Views 7 Comments

Eye-witnesses to the events of Japans “triple disaster” recount their memories.

# fukushima - Saturday 25 July, 2015

Were deformed daisies found near Fukushima caused by radiation?
# Japan
# Japan

Were deformed daisies found near Fukushima caused by radiation?

Jul 25th 2015, 9:45 AM 25,981 Views 26 Comments

They were shared on Twitter in May but recently caught people’s attention.

# fukushima - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

This robot just filmed what it's like inside a melted nuclear reactor
# Deeper Underground
# Deeper Underground

This robot just filmed what it's like inside a melted nuclear reactor

Apr 14th 2015, 9:30 PM 18,649 Views 28 Comments

The Fukushima plant suffered a triple meltdown in 2011.

# fukushima - Saturday 22 November, 2014

'No damage to any nuclear power stations' after strong quake hits Japan
# 6.2 Magnitude
# 6.2 Magnitude

'No damage to any nuclear power stations' after strong quake hits Japan

Nov 22nd 2014, 3:24 PM 7,350 Views 8 Comments

Five people are feared trapped in collapsed buildings.

# fukushima - Thursday 11 September, 2014

No nukes are good nukes: former Japanese PM's advice to Ireland
# Clean Energy
# Clean Energy

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

Sep 11th 2014, 6:00 PM 9,008 Views 55 Comments

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

# fukushima - Sunday 15 June, 2014

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

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

Jun 15th 2014, 7:30 PM 5,259 Views 142 Comments

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

Irish seaweed exporters are making it big in Japan
# Business Poll
# Business Poll

Irish seaweed exporters are making it big in Japan

Jun 9th 2014, 8:30 AM 13,128 Views 16 Comments

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

These shots reveal just how desolate Fukushima is now
# Japan
# Japan

These shots reveal just how desolate Fukushima is now

May 11th 2014, 11:30 AM 21,555 Views 38 Comments

The entire area around the nuclear disaster site remains empty.

# fukushima - Monday 18 November, 2013

Engineers begin dangerous task of removing fuel rods from Fukushima
# Nuclear
# Nuclear

Engineers begin dangerous task of removing fuel rods from Fukushima

Nov 18th 2013, 9:04 AM 6,541 Views 12 Comments

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

Fukushima prepares to remove ultra-dangerous fuel rods
# Nuclear
# Nuclear

Fukushima prepares to remove ultra-dangerous fuel rods

Nov 7th 2013, 8:16 AM 4,591 Views 13 Comments

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

Small tsunami hits Japan after quake
# Japan
# Japan

Small tsunami hits Japan after quake

Oct 25th 2013, 9:08 PM 8,499 Views 8 Comments

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

# fukushima - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Six Fukushima workers doused with radioactive water
# Japan
# Japan

Six Fukushima workers doused with radioactive water

Oct 9th 2013, 9:58 AM 8,536 Views 34 Comments

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

# fukushima - Sunday 8 September, 2013

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

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

Sep 8th 2013, 8:15 AM 6,898 Views 12 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 3rd 2013, 10:32 AM 3,180 Views 7 Comments

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

Pipe leaking radioactive water discovered at Fukushima
# Japan
# Japan

Pipe leaking radioactive water discovered at Fukushima

Sep 1st 2013, 12:20 PM 9,252 Views 20 Comments

It has been patched up with tape, says TEPCO.

The 9 at 9: Sunday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Sep 1st 2013, 8:51 AM 10,496 Views 18 Comments

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

# fukushima - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

Fukushima leak upgraded to a "serious incident"
# Contaminated
# Contaminated

Fukushima leak upgraded to a "serious incident"

Aug 28th 2013, 8:25 AM 5,792 Views 14 Comments

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

# fukushima - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

Japan upgrades Fukushima leak to highest level in two years
# Nuclear
# Nuclear

Japan upgrades Fukushima leak to highest level in two years

Aug 21st 2013, 10:34 AM 4,308 Views 22 Comments

Japan is worried about its international reputation following the leak.

# fukushima - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Fukushima 'probably leaking contaminated water into ocean'
# Japan
# Japan

Fukushima 'probably leaking contaminated water into ocean'

Jul 10th 2013, 8:30 PM 5,569 Views 10 Comments

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

# fukushima - Friday 21 June, 2013

New radioactive water leak at Fukushima
# Fukushima
# Fukushima

New radioactive water leak at Fukushima

Jun 21st 2013, 8:42 AM 4,072 Views 37 Comments

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

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

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

May 22nd 2013, 6:04 PM 6,783 Views 77 Comments

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

Frustrations over slow recovery as Japan marks anniversary of tsunami
# Japan
# Japan

Frustrations over slow recovery as Japan marks anniversary of tsunami

Mar 11th 2013, 11:51 AM 2,951 Views 2 Comments

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

# fukushima - Friday 8 February, 2013

Fukushima survivors to sue Japanese government
# Japan
# Japan

Fukushima survivors to sue Japanese government

Feb 8th 2013, 4:13 PM 3,445 Views 1 Comment

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

World's biggest nuke plant may shut: Japan report
# Nuclear
# Nuclear

World's biggest nuke plant may shut: Japan report

Jan 25th 2013, 8:48 AM 4,886 Views 48 Comments

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

Fukushima 'unprecedented challenge' says new Japan PM
# Fukushima
# Fukushima

Fukushima 'unprecedented challenge' says new Japan PM

Dec 31st 2012, 11:50 AM 4,096 Views 12 Comments

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

# fukushima - Saturday 29 December, 2012

The 9 at 9: Saturday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Dec 29th 2012, 9:00 AM 13,482 Views 3 Comments

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

# fukushima - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

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

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

Dec 26th 2012, 6:16 PM 2,442 Views 4 Comments

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

# fukushima - Thursday 13 December, 2012

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

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

Dec 13th 2012, 7:00 AM 100 Views 93 Comments

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

Japan may scrap nuclear plant over seismic fault
# Nuclear
# Nuclear

Japan may scrap nuclear plant over seismic fault

Dec 10th 2012, 2:00 PM 3,286 Views 11 Comments

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

Fukushima fish radiation may indicate leak: study
# Japan
# Japan

Fukushima fish radiation may indicate leak: study

Oct 26th 2012, 12:00 PM 3,856 Views 9 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 3rd 2012, 1:33 PM 2,290 Views 10 Comments

A leaked European Commission report shows nuclear safety within the EU needs investment of between €10 billion and €25 billion.

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