Disasters

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  • 8 Nov 2018- 11:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan Last month’s announcement that the government of Japan will release radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean has left Fukushima fisherman wondering how they will ensure the safety of their livelihoods and the safety of the fish they now
  • 7 Nov 2016- 03:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FUKUSHIMA, Japan Highly radioactive sludge has been found in septic tanks belonging to car washes in Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture, Kyodo News reported, quoting Japanese auto industry officials. Many of these tanks are reaching capacity, and some of the
  • 27 Oct 2016- 10:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The cost of cleaning up the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant could increase from $766 million USD annually to several billion dollars a year, Japan's industry ministry said this week. Minister of the Economy, Trade and
  • 24 Oct 2016- 07:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FUKUSHIMA, Japan Bags of radiation-contaminated soil could be sinking into the ground at temporary storage sites in Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture, allowing radioactive water to pool inside them, according to a new study by the country’s Board of Audit.
  • 10 Oct 2016- 08:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FUKUSHIMA, Japan As much as 32 liters of radioactive water leaked from a storage tank at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant last week, but the leak is now contained, the Tokyo Electric Power Company said on October 6th. The leaked water-- a combination
  • 6 Oct 2016- 08:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), operator of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, has asked the Japanese government to help it avoid bankruptcy due to the escalating costs of the clean-up at the crippled facility. TEPCO did
  • 3 Oct 2016- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) said last week that it was not yet able to determine whether the ice wall it built to prevent groundwater from entering the crippled Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant has been effective. Naohiro
  • 22 Sep 2016- 08:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) is checking for radiation contamination in seawater after heavy rains brought by Typhoon Malakas this week caused tainted groundwater to rise to the surface around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power
  • 6 Sep 2016- 06:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FUKUSHIMA, Japan Heavy rainfall from recent typhoons has caused partial melting of the underground ice wall that is supposed to prevent water from seeping into and out of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO)
  • 22 Aug 2016- 11:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The frozen wall that the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) installed at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has failed to keep groundwater from entering the facility, an expert panel told Japan’s Nuclear Regulation
  • 22 Jul 2016- 09:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The underground ice wall built around the reactors at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant will not be able to entirely prevent water from seeping into the buildings, the plant’s operator, the Tokyo Electric Power Company
  • 21 Jul 2016- 11:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent OSAKA, Japan High levels of radioactive contamination have been found in riverbanks, estuaries and coastal waters in Fukushima, environmental group Greenpeace Japan warned this week. The group said in a July 21st report that it had discovered
  • 20 Jul 2016- 10:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) is pushing the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), which operates the crippled Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear power plant, to take action to address the accumulation of highly radioactive wastewater
  • 28 Jun 2016- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FUKUSHIMA, Japan The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) on June 28th reported no lasting problems at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, after a power outage shut down one of the units that filters radioactive cesium from contaminated
  • 7 Jun 2016- 11:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) said this week that it is moving forward with the next phase of an underground ice wall that it hopes will reduce the flow of contaminated groundwater at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.

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