Disasters

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  • 14 Dec 2018- 09:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States New research published by advocacy group Human Rights Watch claims that the Trump administration and the United States Congress have endangered public health in mining communities. The report asserts that Congress has failed
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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.
  • 3 Jun 2016- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Russia’s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation has developed a “unique” technology to treat contaminated water at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Rosatom Chief Executive Sergei Kirienko said this week. He told Rossiya
  • 26 May 2016- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FUKUSHIMA, Japan The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, said this week that its plan to decrease groundwater contamination by freezing soil around the plant has hit a snag. The utility

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