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#State of Emergency

# state-of-emergency - Tuesday 5 April, 2011

Fukushima owners begin 'condolence money' payout for radiation damage
# Japan
# Japan

Fukushima owners begin 'condolence money' payout for radiation damage

Apr 5th 2011, 10:33 AM 410 Views 0 Comments

Tokyo Electric Power Company’s share price reaches an all-time low after the company pledges to cover evacuation costs.

# state-of-emergency - 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 994 Views 0 Comments

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

# state-of-emergency - 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 1,865 Views 4 Comments

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

# state-of-emergency - 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 593 Views 0 Comments

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

# state-of-emergency - 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 1,760 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Tokyo tap water too radioactive for children - reports

Mar 23rd 2011, 7:38 AM 492 Views 0 Comments

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

# state-of-emergency - Tuesday 22 March, 2011

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

Engineers continue Fukushima struggles as more smoke emerges

Mar 22nd 2011, 7:31 AM 262 Views 0 Comments

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

# state-of-emergency - Friday 18 March, 2011

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 1,250 Views 9 Comments

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

# state-of-emergency - 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 743 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 793 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.

# state-of-emergency - 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 2,029 Views 10 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.

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 1,093 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Radioactivity released after third explosion at Fukushima plant

Mar 15th 2011, 7:30 AM 937 Views 0 Comments

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

# state-of-emergency - Monday 14 March, 2011

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 3,537 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.

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 1,558 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.

# state-of-emergency - Sunday 13 March, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Mar 13th 2011, 7:57 PM 2,410 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 2,030 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 743 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 3,039 Views 8 Comments

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

# state-of-emergency - Saturday 12 March, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Mar 12th 2011, 7:56 PM 2,514 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 2,935 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 1,433 Views 1 Comment

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 999 Views 2 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 5,924 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 5,357 Views 13 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 869 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 376 Views 0 Comments

# state-of-emergency - 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 4,387 Views 0 Comments

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