Tag: Fukushima

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 […]

Cesium in trout 110 times over limit

Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012 Kyodo A mountain trout caught in the Niida River in Fukushima Prefecture contained 11,400 becquerels of radioactive cesium per kilogram, more than 110 times above the government limit for food products, a survey by the Environment Ministry showed. Presenting its findings Friday on cesium […]