Fukushima

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Fukushima: Japan’s new PM won’t delay release of contaminated water into ocean
Fumio Kishida said every effort would be made to reassure local people that disposing of the water in the Pacific was safe

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

18, Oct, 2021 @4:32 AM

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Radioactive snakes help scientists monitor fallout from Fukushima nuclear disaster
Glue and duct tape used to fit rat snakes with dosimeters and GPS movement trackers to help researchers understand long-term effects of radiation

Gavin Blair in Tokyo

08, Sep, 2021 @11:11 PM

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Children of Chernobyl parents have no higher number of DNA mutations
Study was one of the first to evaluate alterations in human mutation rates in response to manmade disaster

Linda Geddes

23, Apr, 2021 @3:56 PM

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Japan scraps mascot promoting Fukushima wastewater dump
‘Little Mr Tritium’ was meant to help win support for release of contaminated water into sea

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

15, Apr, 2021 @9:56 AM

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Japanese regulator bans restart at nuclear plant over safety breaches
Fukushima plant operator Tepco suffers blow to plans to resume at its only operable atomic facility

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

14, Apr, 2021 @7:42 AM

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Everything you need to know about the plan to release treated Fukushima water
Japan has announced it will dump 1m tonnes of contaminated water into the ocean, sparking controversy

Agence France-Presse

13, Apr, 2021 @3:56 AM

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Three stories of hope: 10 years on from Japan's triple disaster
Much has changed along the hundreds of miles of devastated coastline and the recovery is gathering pace

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

11, Mar, 2021 @1:17 AM

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Fukushima radiation did not damage health of local people, UN says
‘No adverse health effects’ detected despite three nuclear reactors being destroyed by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

10, Mar, 2021 @5:07 AM

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Fukushima 50 review – simmering tribute to power-plant heroes
There’s a touch of Hollywood in this dramatised account of the 50 workers who stayed at Fukushima Daiichi in an attempt to avert catastrophe

Phil Hoad

08, Mar, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Japan to release 1m tonnes of contaminated Fukushima water into the sea – reports
Local media say release could begin in 2022 and would take decades to complete, but local fishermen say move will destroy their industry

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

16, Oct, 2020 @3:55 AM

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Terrawatch: unearthing snow's 'Fukushima layer'
Chinese glaciologists have found the freeze-thaw process has concentrated discharge from the disaster

Kate Ravilious

30, Jun, 2020 @8:30 PM

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Fracture by Andrés Neuman review – truth bombs
A Hiroshima survivor confronts his past in this timely novel about trauma and recovery

Lucy Popescu

09, Jun, 2020 @6:00 AM

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