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  1. Still No Japan Plan For Fukushima Water Disposal

    7 Sep 2019- 08:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The government of Japan has told diplomats that it is still considering options for handling contaminated toxic radioactive water stored as part of contamination management measures following damag ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/07/2019 - 08:36

  2. Fukushima Clean-Up Costs Could Hit Several Billion Dollars Per Year

    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 ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/27/2016 - 10:53

  3. Sinking Soil Could Lead to Radioactive Water Accumulation at Fukushima Nuclear Plant

    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 ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/24/2016 - 07:03

  4. Radioactive Water Leak Contained at Fukushima Reactor: TEPCO

    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 O ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/10/2016 - 08:26

  5. Jachal Residents Protest Reopening of Veladero Mine

    10 Oct 2016- 08:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina Residents of the town of Jáchal, in Argentina’s San Juan province, stepped up protests last week after Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold announced it was resuming operations at the nea ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/10/2016 - 08:26

  6. TEPCO Asks for Government Help to Avoid Bankruptcy Over Fukushima Clean-Up

    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 cle ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/06/2016 - 08:21

  7. Barrick Gold Resumes Normal Operations at Veladero Mine

    6 Oct 2016- 08:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina After receiving approval from local authorities, Barrick Gold Corp has resumed normal operations at its Veladero mine in Argentina’s San Juan province, the company said on October 3rd. T ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/06/2016 - 08:21

  8. Argentinian Judge Upholds Suspension at Veradero Mine

    3 Oct 2016- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina An Argentinian judge on September 30th upheld the suspension of operations at Barrick Gold Corp's Veladero mine in San Juan province. In his decision, Judge Pablo Oritja cited a rep ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/03/2016 - 09:59

  9. TEPCO Says It Can’t Yet Assess Whether Ice Wall Has Been Effective

    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 Nucle ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/03/2016 - 09:59

  10. Heavy Rains Bring Tainted Groundwater to Surface at Fukushima

    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 surfac ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/22/2016 - 08:39

  11. Argentina’s San Juan Province Temporarily Suspends Operations at Veladero Mine

    19 Sep 2016- 08:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina The government of Argentina’s San Juan province has temporarily suspended operations at Barrick Gold’s Veladero mine in the wake of a new spill at the site. A pipe carrying process solu ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/19/2016 - 08:57

  12. Typhoons Melt Part of Ice Barrier at Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant

    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, th ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/06/2016 - 06:44

  13. Fukushima Ice Wall Not 100 Percent Effective: TEPCO

    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 ope ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/22/2016 - 09:57

  14. High Levels of Radioactive Contamination Found in Fukushima Water Bodies: Greenpeace

    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 2 ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/21/2016 - 11:48

  15. Japan’s Nuclear Regulator Urges TEPCO to Address Radioactive Water at Fukushima

    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 acc ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/20/2016 - 10:48

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