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  • 12 Oct 2020- 09:14 by Local Press Report TOKYO Macau News Agency It has been called Japan’s underground “Parthenon”, a cavernous complex charged with protecting Tokyo and surrounding areas from catastrophic flooding — a risk experts warn is growing as climate change advances. Above ground, there is
  • 27 Dec 2019- 07:05 by Local Press Report TOKYO The Japan Times The economy and industry ministry has proposed gradually releasing or allowing to evaporate massive amounts of waste liquid that has been treated but is still contaminated with radioactive materials at the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima
  • 27 Oct 2019- 09:20 by Local Press Report TOKYO The Japan Times In the wake of a recent series of increasingly severe rain-caused disasters, the infrastructure ministry is discussing new steps to prevent river flooding, with an eye on expected increases in rainfall due to global warming. The
  • 19 Apr 2019- 12:11 by Local Press Report TOKYO NHK World The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi power plant will soon begin removing nuclear fuel from a storage pool inside one of the damaged reactor buildings at the complex. Tokyo Electric Power Company will start removing fuel from the pool of the
  • 6 Nov 2018- 13:12 by Local Press Report TOKYO Nikkei Asian Review Faced with the prospect that there will be no more space to store tanks containing radioactive water leaking from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings and the Japanese government are
  • 12 Oct 2018- 06:41 by Local Press Report TOKYO Channel News Asia The owner of the Fukushima nuclear plant, destroyed by an earthquake and tsunami more than seven years ago, said water treated at the site still contains radioactive materials that for years it has insisted had been removed. The
  • 30 Apr 2018- 04:24 by Local Press Report TOKYO Wired The tsunami-driven seawater that engulfed Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has long since receded. But plant officials are still struggling to cope with another dangerous flood: the enormous amounts of radioactive water the crippled
  • 8 Mar 2018- 07:59 by Local Press Report TOKYO Free Malaysia Today A costly “ice wall” is failing to keep groundwater from seeping into the stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, data from operator Tokyo Electric Power Co shows, preventing it from removing radioactive melted fuel at the site
  • 28 Nov 2017- 09:14 by Local Press Report TOKYO The Japan Times More than six years after a tsunami overwhelmed the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, Japan has yet to reach consensus on what to do with a million tons of radioactive water, stored on site in around 900 large and densely packed
  • 5 Oct 2016- 11:25 by Local Press Report TOKYO The Japan Times The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry plans to revise a law to boost cooperation between different tiers of government to secure stable water supplies after natural disasters. The move comes after a series of powerful earthquakes in and
  • 3 May 2016- 08:35 by Local Press Report TOKYO Asahi Shimbun May 1 marked the 60th anniversary of the official confirmation of Minamata disease in Kumamoto Prefecture, which is sometimes referred to as Japan’s first major environmental disaster. Six decades on, however, many of the victims of the
  • 26 Feb 2016- 08:57 by Local Press Report TOKYO Phys.org Environmentalists are at odds with authorities in Japan, warning the huge amounts of radiation that seeped into coastal waters after a powerful tsunami caused a meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on March 11, 2011, could
  • 27 Jan 2016- 09:37 by Local Press Report TOKYO Japan News Across the nation, it is feared that about 3,000 large reservoirs, most of which cover an irrigated area of 0.5 hectare or more, could cause serious damage to people and houses in downstream areas. The reservoirs are seen to be at risk of
  • 10 Sep 2015- 10:21 by Local Press Report TOKYO RT News Tens of thousands of people have been ordered to leave homes across Japan after Tropical Typhoon Etau ripped through the country. Military helicopters plucked residents from the roofs of their homes. Climate Disasters Reputational Risk Social
  • 17 Jul 2015- 08:36 by Local Press Report TOKYO The Diplomat North Korea’s inability to cope with natural disasters, and to feed its own population, is a recurring problem and is a direct result of deliberate government policies. Even after the devastating famine in the 1990s, when hundreds of

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