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# nuclear - Tuesday 15 March, 2011

Radioactivity released after third explosion at Fukushima plant
# Japan
# Japan

Radioactivity released after third explosion at Fukushima plant

Mar 15th 2011, 7:30 AM 926 Views 0 Comments

A blast at reactor 2 may have damaged the nuclear core, authorities say, with emissions now strong enough to harm humans.

# nuclear - Monday 14 March, 2011

Meltdown threat rises at Japanese nuclear plant
# Japan
# Japan

Meltdown threat rises at Japanese nuclear plant

Mar 14th 2011, 8:53 PM 1,342 Views 0 Comments

The drop in water levels at Unit 2 at the Fukushima has worried officials, while fears grow that rods in all three of the most troubled nuclear reactors may melt.

Nuclear rods melting inside three Fukushima reactors, Japan admits
# Japan
# Japan

Nuclear rods melting inside three Fukushima reactors, Japan admits

Mar 14th 2011, 3:35 PM 3,522 Views 0 Comments

The nuclear cores at reactors 1, 2 and 3 are all now believed to be melting, after cooling systems at all three failed.

Japan's horrific tsunami: before and after
# Japan
# Japan

Japan's horrific tsunami: before and after

Mar 14th 2011, 8:20 AM 7,557 Views 0 Comments

Our gallery of Japan’s coastal cities before and after Friday’s tsunami underlines the true extent of the country’s devastation.

Second explosion at Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant
# Fukushima
# Fukushima

Second explosion at Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant

Mar 14th 2011, 7:31 AM 1,546 Views 0 Comments

Two days after the first explosion, a second hydrogen blast strikes the nuclear plant – as 2,000 bodies are found in Miyagi.

# nuclear - Sunday 13 March, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Mar 13th 2011, 7:57 PM 2,401 Views 0 Comments

24 more hours pass on Planet Earth – here’s what’s been going on, and some other bits you might have missed.

Japanese authorities declare state of emergency at second nuclear plant
# Japan
# Japan

Japanese authorities declare state of emergency at second nuclear plant

Mar 13th 2011, 3:05 PM 2,020 Views 0 Comments

The lowest state of alert has been declared at the Onagawa nuclear plant, while the cooling system fails at another facility.

Japanese PM: Crisis is worst to face Japan since WW2
# Japan
# Japan

Japanese PM: Crisis is worst to face Japan since WW2

Mar 13th 2011, 12:26 PM 731 Views 0 Comments

Naoto Kan says 100,000 troops are being deployed to Japan’s stricken areas, as estimates say damages could reach €29bn.

Japanese government fears meltdown at second Fukushima nuclear reactor
# Japan
# Japan

Japanese government fears meltdown at second Fukushima nuclear reactor

Mar 13th 2011, 9:39 AM 3,023 Views 0 Comments

Authorities are pumping seawater into a second reactor, amid fears of a second hydrogen explosion at the nuclear plant.

# nuclear - Saturday 12 March, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Mar 12th 2011, 7:56 PM 2,505 Views 0 Comments

Our daily wrap-up to what’s happened on Planet Earth – sadly, there’s more bad news than good as Japan continues to dominate.

Japan: 9,500 people missing in single town alone
# Japan
# Japan

Japan: 9,500 people missing in single town alone

Mar 12th 2011, 2:29 PM 2,915 Views 0 Comments

Local authorities in Minamisanriku – with a population of around 18,000 – says over half of its population is missing.

New earthquake, magnitude 6.4, strikes 50 miles from Fukushima
# Fukushima
# Fukushima

New earthquake, magnitude 6.4, strikes 50 miles from Fukushima

Mar 12th 2011, 1:44 PM 1,426 Views 0 Comments

Japan’s prime minister: “This is an unprecedented disaster”
# Japan
# Japan

Japan’s prime minister: “This is an unprecedented disaster”

Mar 12th 2011, 12:23 PM 985 Views 0 Comments

Naoto Kan urges the public to take responsible actions and to follow instructions as nuclear fallout fears continue.

No damage to nuclear reactor despite Fukushima explosion, say authorities
# Fukushima
# Fukushima

No damage to nuclear reactor despite Fukushima explosion, say authorities

Mar 12th 2011, 11:57 AM 5,911 Views 0 Comments

The Tokyo Electric Power Company confirms that this morning’s explosion did not damage the nuclear plant’s reactor.

A quick guide to the Richter Scale
# Seismic Activity
# Seismic Activity

A quick guide to the Richter Scale

Mar 12th 2011, 10:56 AM 5,312 Views 0 Comments

It’s important to understand that an earthquake of magnitude 8 isn’t twice as bad as a mag-4 – it’s a million times worse.

Authorities warn of further Japanese tsunamis as aftershocks continue
# Japan Tsunami
# Japan Tsunami

Authorities warn of further Japanese tsunamis as aftershocks continue

Mar 12th 2011, 10:28 AM 861 Views 0 Comments

Waves of two to three metres in height are to be expected in the coming hours after significant Pacific aftershocks.

Department says no reports of Irish caught in quake
# Japan
# Japan

Department says no reports of Irish caught in quake

Mar 12th 2011, 10:04 AM 368 Views 0 Comments

# nuclear - Friday 11 March, 2011

Japan to release radioactive vapour to ease pressure at quake-hit nuclear power station
# Japan Earthquake
# Japan Earthquake

Japan to release radioactive vapour to ease pressure at quake-hit nuclear power station

Mar 11th 2011, 5:24 PM 4,381 Views 0 Comments

Fears are growing over the Fukushima plant despite earlier reports that the situation was under control.

# nuclear - Tuesday 8 March, 2011

US sends Zimbabwe a warning over nuclear cooperation with Iran
# US
# US

US sends Zimbabwe a warning over nuclear cooperation with Iran

Mar 8th 2011, 7:30 PM 874 Views 0 Comments

US says it’s concerned about suggestions Zimbabwe may be open to assisting Iran with its enrichment programme, although it has no evidence it’s happening.

# nuclear - Monday 21 February, 2011

North Korea preparing for third nuclear test: reports
# North Korea
# North Korea

North Korea preparing for third nuclear test: reports

Feb 21st 2011, 4:06 PM 1,044 Views 0 Comments

South Korean newspaper claims the North is digging tunnels at the site of two previous nuclear tests in preparation for a third, as relations between the two remain strained.

# nuclear - Tuesday 4 January, 2011

Iran invites world powers to tour nuclear sites
# Iran
# Iran

Iran invites world powers to tour nuclear sites

Jan 4th 2011, 3:37 PM 296 Views 0 Comments

Iran invites the EU and several other powers to tour the country’s contentious nuclear sites, buts snubs its greatest critic – the United States.

# nuclear - Thursday 23 December, 2010

North Korea prepared to engage in war
# Korea
# Korea

North Korea prepared to engage in war

Dec 23rd 2010, 1:33 PM 326 Views 0 Comments

As tension continues to build between North and South Korea, the North claims it is ready to engage in a “sacred war of justice”.

# nuclear - Tuesday 9 November, 2010

Iran agrees to nuclear talks - if they are held in Turkey
# Iran
# Iran

Iran agrees to nuclear talks - if they are held in Turkey

Nov 9th 2010, 4:34 PM 151 Views 0 Comments

Turkey has agreed to the proposal to host nuclear talks but other powers have yet to comment.

# nuclear - Sunday 7 November, 2010

Slideshow: German police clash with nuclear train protesters
# Germany
# Germany

Slideshow: German police clash with nuclear train protesters

Nov 7th 2010, 4:09 PM 459 Views 0 Comments

Merkel’s decision to extend the lifespan of nuclear facilities in Germany by about 12 years sparked greater interest in the country’s anti-nuclear movement.

# nuclear - Tuesday 2 November, 2010

Britain and France agree to joint development of nuclear warheads
# Nuclear
# Nuclear

Britain and France agree to joint development of nuclear warheads

Nov 2nd 2010, 3:59 PM 142 Views 0 Comments

New defence and security treaties signed in London today see greater military cooperation between the UK and France.

# nuclear - Saturday 21 August, 2010

Iran begins fuelling nuclear power plant
# Iranian Reactor
# Iranian Reactor

Iran begins fuelling nuclear power plant

Aug 21st 2010, 2:09 PM 192 Views 0 Comments

Russia has assisted Iran to make the irreversible step towards nuclear power.

# nuclear - Friday 13 August, 2010

Russia to fuel Iran's first nuclear reactor
# Iran
# Iran

Russia to fuel Iran's first nuclear reactor

Aug 13th 2010, 5:12 PM 201 Views 0 Comments

Plant starts receiving charged material next week.

# nuclear - Thursday 15 July, 2010

Iranian scientist says US interrogated him for 'secrets'
# Kidnap Claim
# Kidnap Claim

Iranian scientist says US interrogated him for 'secrets'

Jul 15th 2010, 1:47 PM 323 Views 0 Comments

The plot thickens.

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