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# radiation - Thursday 2 June, 2011

Japan's PM Naoto Kan survives no-confidence vote over handling of nuclear crisis
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# Japan

Japan's PM Naoto Kan survives no-confidence vote over handling of nuclear crisis

Jun 2nd 2011, 4:59 PM 149 Views 0 Comments

However, his success today may be short-lived, as he has pledged to resign once Japan’s recovery is on track.

Eight ways to reduce the health risks from mobile phone radiation
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# Mobile Phones

Eight ways to reduce the health risks from mobile phone radiation

Jun 2nd 2011, 9:59 AM 18,166 Views 1 Comment

The World Heath Organisation has officially classified mobiles as “possibly carcinogenic” after a new international study. Here are some simple steps to cut your exposure to the radiation that may be a danger.

# radiation - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

Japan underestimated tsunami risk to nuclear plant, says UN watchdog
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# Japan

Japan underestimated tsunami risk to nuclear plant, says UN watchdog

Jun 1st 2011, 3:07 PM 327 Views 0 Comments

The International Atomic Energy Agency commended Japan’s response to the crisis, but said the Fukushima plant was ill-prepared for the tsunami which struck on 11 March.

# radiation - Monday 30 May, 2011

Two Fukushima workers tested for radiation exposure above safety limits
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# Fukushima

Two Fukushima workers tested for radiation exposure above safety limits

May 30th 2011, 1:51 PM 270 Views 0 Comments

Officials fear the two men, who were responsible for the control rooms of Units 3 and 4 at the plant, may have surpassed radiation exposure limits.

# radiation - Tuesday 24 May, 2011

Two more Fukushima reactors melted down during nuclear crisis
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# Japan

Two more Fukushima reactors melted down during nuclear crisis

May 24th 2011, 2:27 PM 462 Views 0 Comments

Japanese nuclear officials have now said that three of the plant’s six reactors suffered a meltdown after the plant sustained serious damage in March’s earthquake and tsunami.

# radiation - Saturday 14 May, 2011

Worker dies at Japan's tsunami-hit nuclear plant
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# Japan

Worker dies at Japan's tsunami-hit nuclear plant

May 14th 2011, 10:29 AM 1,144 Views 0 Comments

A man has died on his second day working at Japan’s battered Fukushima nuclear power plant, however the plant operator has insisted that harmful levels of radiation were not detected in his body.

# radiation - Saturday 7 May, 2011

Japanese plant officials defer decision on request to suspend Hamaoka operations
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# Japan

Japanese plant officials defer decision on request to suspend Hamaoka operations

May 7th 2011, 2:19 PM 336 Views 0 Comments

Officials failed to reach a decision on prime minister’s call to halt operations at central Japanese plant.

# radiation - Saturday 30 April, 2011

Top nuclear adviser to Japanese government quits over radiation limits
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# Japan

Top nuclear adviser to Japanese government quits over radiation limits

Apr 30th 2011, 7:01 PM 892 Views 0 Comments

Toshiso Kosako claims the government ignored his advice on safety limits for radiation levels, which he says are too high for children in the area surrounding the Fukushima plant.

# radiation - Tuesday 26 April, 2011

Slideshow: The world remembers Chernobyl
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# Chernobyl

Slideshow: The world remembers Chernobyl

Apr 26th 2011, 8:30 PM 960 Views 0 Comments

People from Ukraine to South Korea gathered today at memorial services to mark the 25th anniversary of the world’s worst nuclear accident.

What happened inside Chernobyl's Reactor 4 on 26 April 1986?
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# Chernobyl

What happened inside Chernobyl's Reactor 4 on 26 April 1986?

Apr 26th 2011, 10:46 AM 2,540 Views 0 Comments

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the meltdown at Chernobyl, which contaminated some 150,000 sq km of land.

# radiation - Friday 22 April, 2011

Adi Roche optimistic about future of Belarusian adoptions
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# Adoptions

Adi Roche optimistic about future of Belarusian adoptions

Apr 22nd 2011, 3:57 PM 1,106 Views 0 Comments

Head of Chernobyl children’s charity says she’s been given promising indications from Belarusian authorities.

Japan's government approves emergency budget as Fukushima evacuation zone widens
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# Japan

Japan's government approves emergency budget as Fukushima evacuation zone widens

Apr 22nd 2011, 11:51 AM 279 Views 0 Comments

Government pledges to create up to 100,000 homes for survivors of earthquake and tsunami but says more people have to leave the area around the Fukushima power plant.

# radiation - Monday 18 April, 2011

Video: Robots record radiation and damage inside stricken Fukushima plant
Live Apr 18th 2011, 2:39 PM

Video: Robots record radiation and damage inside stricken Fukushima plant

# radiation - Friday 15 April, 2011

Fukushima evacuees offered €8,000 compensation
Live Apr 15th 2011, 3:08 PM

Fukushima evacuees offered €8,000 compensation

# radiation - Thursday 7 April, 2011

Japanese dash to recover decomposing bodies near Fukushima
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# Japan

Japanese dash to recover decomposing bodies near Fukushima

Apr 7th 2011, 7:50 AM 1,576 Views 0 Comments

As levels of radiation from nuclear plant stabilise, nearly 1,000 searchers begin trawl through 20km exclusion zone.

# radiation - Wednesday 6 April, 2011

The Daily Fix: Wednesday
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# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Apr 6th 2011, 7:51 PM 2,202 Views 0 Comments

Our usual wrap-up of the day’s news, and some bits you may have missed from the last 24 hours.

Fukushima radiation now present in Irish milk samples
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# Fukushima

Fukushima radiation now present in Irish milk samples

Apr 6th 2011, 5:55 PM 4,032 Views 0 Comments

The Food Safety Authority confirms trace levels of iodine-131 in Irish milk samples, at levels that pose no threat to health.

# radiation - Monday 4 April, 2011

# radiation - Saturday 2 April, 2011

Radioactive water leaks from Japanese nuclear plant
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# 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.

# radiation - Friday 1 April, 2011

Fukushima radiation still present in Irish air samples
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# Radiation

Fukushima radiation still present in Irish air samples

Apr 1st 2011, 7:31 PM 1,551 Views 0 Comments

The Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland says continual tests show Fukushima’s radioactive leak over our heads.

# radiation - Thursday 31 March, 2011

Radiation contagion fear sees Japan's evacuees turned away
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# Japan

Radiation contagion fear sees Japan's evacuees turned away

Mar 31st 2011, 9:19 AM 684 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, the IAEA says radiation levels beyond the Fukushima plant evacuation zone are higher than the IAEA’s criteria for evacuation.

# radiation - Wednesday 30 March, 2011

Japan may drape fabric over stricken reactors
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# Japan

Japan may drape fabric over stricken reactors

Mar 30th 2011, 8:00 AM 738 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.

# radiation - Tuesday 29 March, 2011

Radiation from Japan detected in Ireland: but what’s the risk?
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# Radiation

Radiation from Japan detected in Ireland: but what’s the risk?

Mar 29th 2011, 3:35 PM 2,298 Views 0 Comments

With radiation from Fukushima being picked up in Glasgow and Dublin, is there a health risk to Ireland? We asked an expert to find out.

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

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

Mar 29th 2011, 9:35 AM 793 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.

# radiation - Saturday 26 March, 2011

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

Radiation levels above safety limit recorded in sea by Fukushima plant

Mar 26th 2011, 10:33 AM 489 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.

# radiation - Friday 25 March, 2011

Video: Experts fear reactor core breached at Fukushima
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# Fukushima

Video: Experts fear reactor core breached at Fukushima

Mar 25th 2011, 3:02 PM 777 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
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# Japan

Two Japanese travellers hospitalised with 'severe' radiation levels

Mar 25th 2011, 7:35 AM 1,211 Views 0 Comments

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

# radiation - Thursday 24 March, 2011

# radiation - Wednesday 23 March, 2011

Germany set to abandon nuclear power
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# 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.

# radiation - Tuesday 22 March, 2011

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

# radiation - Monday 21 March, 2011

Fukushima workers pulled from reactor after smoke rises
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# Japan

Fukushima workers pulled from reactor after smoke rises

Mar 21st 2011, 8:23 AM 667 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.

# radiation - Sunday 20 March, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday
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# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Mar 20th 2011, 8:00 PM 1,966 Views 0 Comments

Catch up on today’s main news, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed earlier.

Progress made in work to restore power supply to Japan's Fukushima plant
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# Japan

Progress made in work to restore power supply to Japan's Fukushima plant

Mar 20th 2011, 12:05 PM 901 Views 0 Comments

Authorities say power reconnected to two reactors and add that pressure within Reactor 3 has stabilised.

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

Two survivors rescued nine days after Japan’s devastating earthquake

Mar 20th 2011, 10:30 AM 1,156 Views 0 Comments

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

# radiation - Saturday 19 March, 2011

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

Fukushima cooling efforts continue as high radiation levels discovered in food

Mar 19th 2011, 12:22 PM 1,320 Views 0 Comments

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