Tag: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

Record-high tainted water leak at Fukushima plant

– leaked water contained an extraordinarily high 230-million becquerels per liter of beta-ray emitting substances, consisting mainly of strontium 90. NHK — Feb 21 The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant says 100 tons of water containing record high levels of radioactive substances overflowed from a storage […]

Breaking: Radioactivity level spikes 6,500 times higher at Fukushima well than readings taken on Wednesday

Published time: October 18, 2013 02:08                                                                             Fukushima Governor Yuhei sato (orange helmet) inspects the contaminated water tanks at Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant at Okuma town in Fukushima prefecture on October 15, 2013. (AFP Photo/Jiji press) Radioactivity levels in a well near […]

Fukushima Nuke Plant manager dies of cancer

  Tuesday, 09 July 2013     Masao Yoshida (AFP Photo / Japan Pool via JIJI Press) The ex-head of Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant Masao Yoshida, 58, died at a Tokyo hospital of esophageal cancer on July 9, 2013. Doctors have maintained repeatedly that Yoshida’s illness has […]

Almost third of US West Coast newborns hit with thyroid problems after Fukushima nuclear disaster

 Published time: April 03, 2013 19:56                                                                              A boy receives a radiation scan at a screening center in Koriyama in Fukushima prefecture (AFP Photo / Go Takayama) Researchers have discovered that the Fukushima nuclear disaster has had far-reaching health effects more drastic than previously thought: young children born on […]

Fukushima loses cooling power

No electricity to pumps that feed ponds where spent nuclear fuel rods must be kept underwater at a safe temperature Associated Press in Tokyo guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 19 March 2013 00.38 EDT A damaged reactor building at the Fukushima power plant where an electricity failure has left spent nuclear […]