Advertisement
#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 1°C Saturday 27 November 2021

#Nuclear

# nuclear - Monday 4 April, 2011

Greenpeace says Chernobyl food radiation persists
# Chernobyl
# Chernobyl

Greenpeace says Chernobyl food radiation persists

Apr 4th 2011, 3:34 PM 683 Views 0 Comments

A quarter of a century after the world’s worst nuclear accident in Ukraine, food there is still contaminated by unacceptably high levels of radiation, according to the environmental group.

# nuclear - Sunday 3 April, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Apr 3rd 2011, 7:45 PM 1,690 Views 0 Comments

In today’s Fix: Eamon Gilmore tries to get EU support for a change to Ireland’s bailout deal; the Queen of England plans to visit Croke Park; and Charlie Sheen bombs in Detroit.

Second attempt to plug Fukushima leak not working
# Japan
# Japan

Second attempt to plug Fukushima leak not working

Apr 3rd 2011, 1:41 PM 727 Views 0 Comments

Experts have said that it could take several months to bring Japan’s stricken nuclear plant under control.

# nuclear - Saturday 2 April, 2011

Radioactive water leaks from Japanese nuclear plant
# Japan
# Japan

Radioactive water leaks from Japanese nuclear plant

Apr 2nd 2011, 9:33 AM 629 Views 0 Comments

Highly radioactive water has seeped into the sea beside Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant – however experts say that the Pacific ocean will dilute the amounts to safe levels.

# nuclear - Thursday 31 March, 2011

Letter bomb injuries two in Switzerland
# Letter Bomb
# Letter Bomb

Letter bomb injuries two in Switzerland

Mar 31st 2011, 2:30 PM 321 Views 0 Comments

Device exploded as staff at Swiss nuclear power lobby group office, injuring two female staff members.

# nuclear - Wednesday 30 March, 2011

Japan disaster may mean no new nuclear plants for Britain
# Nuclear Energy
# Nuclear Energy

Japan disaster may mean no new nuclear plants for Britain

Mar 30th 2011, 2:55 PM 366 Views 0 Comments

A rise in safety standards and costs could see plans to build ten new reactors in the UK axed.

Shares in Fukushima plant owner TEPCO plunge
# Japan
# Japan

Shares in Fukushima plant owner TEPCO plunge

Mar 30th 2011, 9:19 AM 460 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, the company confirms that its CEO has been hospitalised with dizziness.

Japan may drape fabric over stricken reactors
# Japan
# Japan

Japan may drape fabric over stricken reactors

Mar 30th 2011, 8:00 AM 734 Views 0 Comments

Officials consider draping fabric over the country’s damaged nuclear reactors – as seawater outside the damaged Fukushima plant is found to contain 3,335 times the usual amount of radioactive iodine.

# nuclear - Tuesday 29 March, 2011

Japan on "maximum alert" as nuclear and earthquake crises continue
# Japan
# Japan

Japan on "maximum alert" as nuclear and earthquake crises continue

Mar 29th 2011, 9:35 AM 792 Views 0 Comments

Japanese PM says country facing worst crises in decades as nuclear officials say removing radioactive water from the Fukushima plant is an urgent task.

# nuclear - Monday 28 March, 2011

Plutonium found in soil outside stricken Fukushima reactor
# Japan
# Japan

Plutonium found in soil outside stricken Fukushima reactor

Mar 28th 2011, 4:19 PM 977 Views 0 Comments

The presence of the highly radioactive element in the soil confirms damage to reactor number 3, where it was housed.

Prayers for Japan at US nuclear accident commemoration
# US
# US

Prayers for Japan at US nuclear accident commemoration

Mar 28th 2011, 2:15 PM 393 Views 0 Comments

The disaster at Three Mile Island on this day in 1979 “taught plant operators many valuable lessons”.

Merkel's Christian Democrat party loses support to Greens
# Germany
# Germany

Merkel's Christian Democrat party loses support to Greens

Mar 28th 2011, 7:52 AM 401 Views 0 Comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s leadership is on rocky ground following a surge of support in the anti-nuclear Green Party in the wake of Japan’s Fukushima disaster.

# nuclear - Sunday 27 March, 2011

Fukushima radiation recordings were ‘an error’, operators say
# Japan
# Japan

Fukushima radiation recordings were ‘an error’, operators say

Mar 27th 2011, 1:32 PM 1,850 Views 0 Comments

Recordings that suggested the level of radiation was ‘ten million times’ higher than normal were erroneous, TEPCO says.

# nuclear - Saturday 26 March, 2011

Radiation levels above safety limit recorded in sea by Fukushima plant
# Fukushima
# Fukushima

Radiation levels above safety limit recorded in sea by Fukushima plant

Mar 26th 2011, 10:33 AM 488 Views 0 Comments

Officials working to discover source of radiation leak after concerns emerged earlier over possible breach to core of one of the plant’s six units.

# nuclear - Friday 25 March, 2011

EU leaders call for worldwide nuclear stress tests
# Nuclear Power
# Nuclear Power

EU leaders call for worldwide nuclear stress tests

Mar 25th 2011, 3:09 PM 323 Views 0 Comments

European leaders have committed to putting their 143 reactors through the toughest security checks possible in the wake of the Japanese nuclear crisis.

Video: Experts fear reactor core breached at Fukushima
# Fukushima
# Fukushima

Video: Experts fear reactor core breached at Fukushima

Mar 25th 2011, 3:02 PM 774 Views 0 Comments

Work at plant halted again today as officials try to assess if the third reactor’s core has a crack or hole in it.

Two Japanese travellers hospitalised with 'severe' radiation levels
# Japan
# Japan

Two Japanese travellers hospitalised with 'severe' radiation levels

Mar 25th 2011, 7:35 AM 1,205 Views 0 Comments

News comes as nuclear safety officials say that workers were exposed to 10,0000 times the safe radiation level on Thursday.

# nuclear - Thursday 24 March, 2011

Three Fukushima workers hospitalised with skin lesions
# Japan
# Japan

Three Fukushima workers hospitalised with skin lesions

Mar 24th 2011, 8:29 AM 575 Views 0 Comments

Staff working to try and restore power to the Fukushima cooling systems are hospitalised after major radiation exposure.

# nuclear - Wednesday 23 March, 2011

Weather will determine if Fukushima radiation reaches Ireland
# Fallout
# Fallout

Weather will determine if Fukushima radiation reaches Ireland

Mar 23rd 2011, 4:32 PM 1,739 Views 0 Comments

Ireland’s nuclear watchdog says atmospheric pressure will determine whether trace amounts of radiation will reach our shores.

Germany set to abandon nuclear power
# Nuclear
# Nuclear

Germany set to abandon nuclear power

Mar 23rd 2011, 2:56 PM 1,040 Views 0 Comments

Fears over Japan’s Fukushima crisis have sparked fresh debate in the EU over the safety of nuclear power production.

Tokyo tap water too radioactive for children - reports
# Japan
# Japan

Tokyo tap water too radioactive for children - reports

Mar 23rd 2011, 7:38 AM 479 Views 0 Comments

Water supplies contain more radioactive iodine than is safe for young children to drink – as black smoke emerges from Fukushima.

# nuclear - Tuesday 22 March, 2011

Power cables hooked up to all of Fukushima's reactors
# Fukushima
# Fukushima

Power cables hooked up to all of Fukushima's reactors

Mar 22nd 2011, 12:50 PM 541 Views 0 Comments

But workers at the quake-struck nuclear power plant have more checks to carry out before they can switch the power on to the reactors’ cooling pumps.

Fukushima radiation fears: Q&A on food safety
# Radiation
# Radiation

Fukushima radiation fears: Q&A on food safety

Mar 22nd 2011, 10:56 AM 467 Views 0 Comments

Radiation contamination has been reported in some food in Japan. Here, experts answer questions about the real dangers of the contamination.

Engineers continue Fukushima struggles as more smoke emerges
# Japan
# Japan

Engineers continue Fukushima struggles as more smoke emerges

Mar 22nd 2011, 7:31 AM 248 Views 0 Comments

Steam-like vapours emerge from one reactor, while hazy smoke emerges from another, as workers restore power to the plant.

# nuclear - Monday 21 March, 2011

'No quick fix' at Fukushima nuclear plant
# Japan
# Japan

'No quick fix' at Fukushima nuclear plant

Mar 21st 2011, 6:43 PM 507 Views 0 Comments

Restoring power to all six units at the Japanese power station is vital – but some of the cooling system’s key pumps now need to be replaced entirely.

Fukushima workers pulled from reactor after smoke rises
# Japan
# Japan

Fukushima workers pulled from reactor after smoke rises

Mar 21st 2011, 8:23 AM 666 Views 0 Comments

Japanese authorities confirm workers evacuated after smoke seen rising from Reactor 3 as efforts to cool the plant’s nuclear reactors continue.

# nuclear - Sunday 20 March, 2011

Two survivors rescued nine days after Japan’s devastating earthquake
# Japan
# Japan

Two survivors rescued nine days after Japan’s devastating earthquake

Mar 20th 2011, 10:30 AM 1,154 Views 0 Comments

Good news comes as police in Miyagi Prefecture warn that deaths there alone could reach 15,000.

# nuclear - Saturday 19 March, 2011

Fukushima cooling efforts continue as high radiation levels discovered in food
# Japan
# Japan

Fukushima cooling efforts continue as high radiation levels discovered in food

Mar 19th 2011, 12:22 PM 1,319 Views 0 Comments

Japanese authorities carrying out further tests after radiation contamination discovered in spinach and milk produced near Fukushima plant.

# nuclear - Friday 18 March, 2011

Japan raises nuclear crisis rating to Level 5
# Japan
# Japan

Japan raises nuclear crisis rating to Level 5

Mar 18th 2011, 4:53 PM 1,355 Views 0 Comments

The raising of the incident’s rating puts the crisis on a par with the Three Mile Island incident in the United States.

End in sight for Fukushima fears - as engineers ponder burying stricken plant
# Japan
# Japan

End in sight for Fukushima fears - as engineers ponder burying stricken plant

Mar 18th 2011, 9:06 AM 1,244 Views 9 Comments

Engineers relay new power lines to the stricken nuclear plant – as operators admit they may simply bury it under concrete.

# nuclear - Wednesday 16 March, 2011

Japan's Emperor: Fukushima nuclear crisis 'causes deep worry'
# Japan
# Japan

Japan's Emperor: Fukushima nuclear crisis 'causes deep worry'

Mar 16th 2011, 1:41 PM 733 Views 0 Comments

In a rare TV appearance, Japan’s Emperor Akihito admitted he was “deeply worried” by the crisis facing his country.

Fukushima staff evacuated after major radiation surge
# Japan
# Japan

Fukushima staff evacuated after major radiation surge

Mar 16th 2011, 7:36 AM 779 Views 0 Comments

The operators of the troubled Fukushima I power plant pull all staff out of the plant following a spike in radiation levels.

# nuclear - Tuesday 15 March, 2011

Pool of spent nuclear rods  ‘exposed to open air’ at Fukushima reactor
# Fukushima
# Fukushima

Pool of spent nuclear rods ‘exposed to open air’ at Fukushima reactor

Mar 15th 2011, 1:00 PM 2,016 Views 0 Comments

The fire at reactor 4 was caused by an explosion that tore an 8-square-metre hole in the walls – exposing rods to the outside.

Germany shutting seven nuclear reactors - temporarily
# Nuclear
# Nuclear

Germany shutting seven nuclear reactors - temporarily

Mar 15th 2011, 12:30 PM 1,110 Views 0 Comments

Japan’s nuclear crisis has sparked international concerns over the safety of older nuclear power plants, as German anti-nuclear protesters take to the streets.

Coolant in fourth Fukushima reactor might be 'boiling away'
# Fukushima
# Fukushima

Coolant in fourth Fukushima reactor might be 'boiling away'

Mar 15th 2011, 10:51 AM 1,079 Views 0 Comments

Spent fuel is usually kept in a containment pond – but that’s beginning to evaporate away, causing further risks in Japan.

Survivors pulled from wreckage of Japan's earthquake and tsunami
# Japan
# Japan

Survivors pulled from wreckage of Japan's earthquake and tsunami

Mar 15th 2011, 10:33 AM 799 Views 0 Comments

Reports that two people found alive in the rubble today follow yesterday’s discovery of a four-month-old baby in a tsunami-destroyed village.