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# tsunami - Monday 26 December, 2011

#ge11, #Egypt, #tigerblood: the year in Twitter hashtags
# Review 2011
# Review 2011

#ge11, #Egypt, #tigerblood: the year in Twitter hashtags

Dec 26th 2011, 6:00 PM 2,340 Views 3 Comments

From our own #aras11 to the devastation of the #Japan earthquake and tsunami, here’s how some of 2011′s most defining events were captured on Twitter…

# tsunami - Sunday 25 December, 2011

2011's top 7 lucky escapes
# Review 2011
From The Daily Edge
# Review 2011

2011's top 7 lucky escapes

Dec 25th 2011, 3:00 PM 7,065 Views 21 Comments

There were numerous lucky people this year who escaped from car crashes, plummeting helicopters, speeding trains and more. We have some of the most jaw-dropping videos here.

# tsunami - Thursday 22 December, 2011

The Daily Fix: Thursday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Thursday

Dec 22nd 2011, 7:48 PM 3,264 Views 1 Comment

In tonight’s Fix: Are we the most miserable people in the EU? Plus wage reforms for many workers… and the most adorable polar bear cub you’ll see this week.

Girl dragged away by tsunami finds her way back home - seven years later
# Homecoming
# Homecoming

Girl dragged away by tsunami finds her way back home - seven years later

Dec 22nd 2011, 3:51 PM 18,009 Views 36 Comments

An Indonesian girl who was carried away by violent flooding in 2004 has made her way back to her home village – alone – to be reunited with her family.

# tsunami - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

New 40-year plan to decommission Fukushima nuclear power plant
# Fukushima
# Fukushima

New 40-year plan to decommission Fukushima nuclear power plant

Dec 21st 2011, 11:57 AM 1,072 Views 5 Comments

The plant was severely damaged in the 11 March earthquake and tsunami, sparking a nuclear crisis and a rush to cool the plant’s reactors.

# tsunami - Wednesday 14 December, 2011

In pictures: Google's before and after images of Japan's earthquake and tsunami
# Japan
# Japan

In pictures: Google's before and after images of Japan's earthquake and tsunami

Dec 14th 2011, 11:05 AM 7,229 Views 7 Comments

The 11 March disasters killed over 15,000 people and completely destroyed over 100,000 buildings.

# tsunami - Thursday 8 December, 2011

Fukushima operator considers releasing treated plant water into sea
# Japan
# Japan

Fukushima operator considers releasing treated plant water into sea

Dec 8th 2011, 12:29 PM 1,475 Views 4 Comments

Tokyo Electric Power says it is running out of room to store decontaminated water that was used to cool down the damaged reactors at Fukushima.

# tsunami - Sunday 20 November, 2011

5.5 quake hits Northern Japan
# Japan
# Japan

5.5 quake hits Northern Japan

Nov 20th 2011, 8:45 AM 1,521 Views 1 Comment

# tsunami - Saturday 12 November, 2011

In pictures: media take tour of Japan's tsunami-hit nuclear plant
# Fukushima
# Fukushima

In pictures: media take tour of Japan's tsunami-hit nuclear plant

Nov 12th 2011, 9:16 AM 341 Views 4 Comments

The devastating scenes included twisted and overturned trucks and piles of rubble.

# tsunami - Tuesday 1 November, 2011

Japanese MP drinks water collected from Fukushima plant
# Japan
# Japan

Japanese MP drinks water collected from Fukushima plant

Nov 1st 2011, 6:28 PM 624 Views 11 Comments

Yasuhiro Sonoda drank decontaminated water taken from a radioactive puddle in the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant during a news conference – to prove it was safe.

# tsunami - Saturday 1 October, 2011

Japan lifts Fukushima evacuation order for 59,000 residents
# Fukushima
# Fukushima

Japan lifts Fukushima evacuation order for 59,000 residents

Oct 1st 2011, 6:47 PM 327 Views 8 Comments

Locals have been told they can return – but radioactive elements have been found in soil up to 80km from the plant.

# tsunami - Thursday 29 September, 2011

Japan: Anonymous donor leaves 10 million yen in public bathroom
# Japan
# Japan

Japan: Anonymous donor leaves 10 million yen in public bathroom

Sep 29th 2011, 2:38 PM 1,028 Views 6 Comments

The cash, which was accompanied by an unsigned note, was donated to tsunami disaster victims – but concerns have been raised about the donor, who wrote they had “no future”.

# tsunami - Sunday 11 September, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Sep 11th 2011, 7:47 PM 1,587 Views 2 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: 9/11 remembered on emotional day in New York and elsewhere; the latest on David Norris’ possible Áras race re-entry; and why India’s sexiest woman is coming to Dublin…

As world remembers 9/11, Japan marks six months since earthquake and tsunami
# Japan
# Japan

As world remembers 9/11, Japan marks six months since earthquake and tsunami

Sep 11th 2011, 1:10 PM 321 Views 0 Comments

The magnitude-9.0 earthquake produced the sort of devastation Japan hadn’t seen since World War II. The tsunami that followed engulfed the northeast and wiped out entire towns.

# tsunami - Friday 9 September, 2011

Gallery: Japan's tsunami repairs, six months on
# Japan
# Japan

Gallery: Japan's tsunami repairs, six months on

Sep 9th 2011, 11:50 AM 1,291 Views 3 Comments

Sunday marks the six-month anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that killed tens of thousands. The repairs are ongoing.

# tsunami - Thursday 8 September, 2011

Trichet: Ireland is gaining credibility and increasing creditworthiness
# ECB
# ECB

Trichet: Ireland is gaining credibility and increasing creditworthiness

Sep 8th 2011, 2:47 PM 755 Views 14 Comments

The ECB president has some kind words, as the main ECB interest rate remains unchanged – and could even be lowered soon.

# tsunami - Sunday 4 September, 2011

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Sitdown Sunday
From The Daily Edge
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Sep 4th 2011, 11:00 AM 48 Views 5 Comments

The very best of the week’s writing from around the globe.

# tsunami - Friday 26 August, 2011

Japan set for sixth prime minister in five years as Naoto Kan resigns
# Japan
# Japan

Japan set for sixth prime minister in five years as Naoto Kan resigns

Aug 26th 2011, 6:58 AM 101 Views 0 Comments

The decision has been widely expected amid plunging approval ratings following the March earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.

# tsunami - Thursday 18 August, 2011

The Daily Fix: Thursday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Thursday

Aug 18th 2011, 7:58 PM 709 Views 0 Comments

All the things you may have missed…

Japanese nuclear power plant reopens
# Japan
# Japan

Japanese nuclear power plant reopens

Aug 18th 2011, 2:38 PM 147 Views 0 Comments

Japan has started producing nuclear energy again at a plant on its northern island. Meanwhile, workers in the south are still trying to cool reactors at Fukushima enough to shut the plant.

# tsunami - Tuesday 9 August, 2011

Fukushima plant operator loses €5.15bn in three months
# Fukushima
# Fukushima

Fukushima plant operator loses €5.15bn in three months

Aug 9th 2011, 3:26 PM 168 Views 0 Comments

Tokyo Electric Power Company blames the high costs of compensation, and rising fuel prices, for its massive losses.

# tsunami - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

Fukushima plant 'successfully stabilised', 131 days after tsunami
# Fukushima
# Fukushima

Fukushima plant 'successfully stabilised', 131 days after tsunami

Jul 20th 2011, 10:45 AM 470 Views 0 Comments

Naoto Kan has told a parliamentary committee that the Fukushima I power plant should be closed by January.

# tsunami - Sunday 10 July, 2011

Strong earthquake rattles Japan's northeast coast
# Japan
# Japan

Strong earthquake rattles Japan's northeast coast

Jul 10th 2011, 12:06 PM 242 Views 0 Comments

A 7.3 magnitude hit Japan’s northeastern coast on Sunday prompting a brief tsunami warning for the area, however there are no reports of abnormalities at the Fukushima plant.

# tsunami - Wednesday 6 July, 2011

Japan to 'stress test' all nuclear reactors
# Japan
# Japan

Japan to 'stress test' all nuclear reactors

Jul 6th 2011, 12:31 PM 344 Views 2 Comments

More than two-thirds of Japan’s reactors remain offline following the nuclear crisis sparked last May.

# tsunami - Thursday 23 June, 2011

Tsunami warning issued after 6.7-mag earthquake in Japan
# Japan
# Japan

Tsunami warning issued after 6.7-mag earthquake in Japan

Jun 23rd 2011, 1:13 AM 539 Views 2 Comments

An quake strikes an offshore area 325 miles north-east of Tokyo, triggering a tsunami warning for Iwate Prefecture.

# tsunami - Saturday 11 June, 2011

Thousands attend anti-nuclear rallies in Japan to mark earthquake and tsunami
# Japan
# Japan

Thousands attend anti-nuclear rallies in Japan to mark earthquake and tsunami

Jun 11th 2011, 1:22 PM 174 Views 0 Comments

The natural disasters sparked the world’s worst nuclear disaster in over 25 years, renewing a national debate on the safety of nuclear power.

# tsunami - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

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

Japan underestimated tsunami risk to nuclear plant, says UN watchdog

Jun 1st 2011, 3:07 PM 321 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.

# tsunami - Monday 30 May, 2011

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

Two Fukushima workers tested for radiation exposure above safety limits

May 30th 2011, 1:51 PM 268 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.

Japanese PM faces no confidence vote over nuclear crisis
# Japan
# Japan

Japanese PM faces no confidence vote over nuclear crisis

May 30th 2011, 10:35 AM 187 Views 0 Comments

Naoto Kan has been panned for his response to the March 11 tsunami and nuclear crisis, and could face a vote this week.

# tsunami - Friday 20 May, 2011

TEPCO chief resigns after Fukushima crisis causes major company losses
# Japan
# Japan

TEPCO chief resigns after Fukushima crisis causes major company losses

May 20th 2011, 9:42 AM 186 Views 0 Comments

Work to contain and shut down the Fukushima power plant continues after the crisis caused by March’s devastating earthquake and tsunami.

# tsunami - Tuesday 17 May, 2011

UN nuclear agency to carry out fact-finding mission in Japan
# Japan
# Japan

UN nuclear agency to carry out fact-finding mission in Japan

May 17th 2011, 11:48 AM 292 Views 0 Comments

The IAEA is sending a 20-person team of international nuclear experts to Japan to identify if there are any more places that require “exploration or assessment”.

# tsunami - Monday 16 May, 2011

Japanese consumer confidence dives to record low, Nikkei falls
# Japan
# Japan

Japanese consumer confidence dives to record low, Nikkei falls

May 16th 2011, 11:14 AM 195 Views 0 Comments

Both Japanese consumer sentiment and the country’s stock average have fallen in response to the disastrous events of last month.

# tsunami - Friday 6 May, 2011

Japanese power company urged to suspend nuclear reactors
# Japan
# Japan

Japanese power company urged to suspend nuclear reactors

May 6th 2011, 2:44 PM 368 Views 0 Comments

Chubu Electric Power Co has been asked by the Japanese government to suspend three reactors while safety measures are being taken to ensure a second nuclear accident doesn’t occur.

# tsunami - Tuesday 3 May, 2011

Japan begins repair work on damaged nuclear reactors
# Japan
# Japan

Japan begins repair work on damaged nuclear reactors

May 3rd 2011, 3:36 PM 448 Views 0 Comments

Workers are constructing systems around the crippled Fukushima plant in order to begin repairs – however officials have warned that it could take a year to get the plant fully under control.

# tsunami - Monday 2 May, 2011

Japan's parliament passes tsunami recovery budget
# Japan
# Japan

Japan's parliament passes tsunami recovery budget

May 2nd 2011, 2:42 PM 203 Views 0 Comments

The disaster-stricken country has passed a $48 billion tsunami recovery budget – but this will only beginb to cover the cost of repairing the damage.

# tsunami - Sunday 24 April, 2011

Japan to launch massive search for quake and tsunami bodies
# Japan
# Japan

Japan to launch massive search for quake and tsunami bodies

Apr 24th 2011, 4:09 PM 805 Views 0 Comments

Nearly 25,000 soldiers along with boats and aircraft will head into the disaster zone on Monday aiming to recover many of the bodies of those still classed as missing but presumed dead.

# tsunami - Friday 22 April, 2011

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

# tsunami - Friday 15 April, 2011

The week in photos
Live Apr 15th 2011, 6:17 PM

The week in photos

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

Fukushima evacuees offered €8,000 compensation

# tsunami - Monday 11 April, 2011

Japan rattled by new 6.6 aftershock
Live Apr 11th 2011, 10:06 AM

Japan rattled by new 6.6 aftershock