Fukushima

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Fukushima: court upholds acquittals of three Tepco executives over disaster
High court in Japan agreed defendants could not have predicted the massive tsunami that crippled the power plant and triggered a nuclear meltdown

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

18, Jan, 2023 @6:40 AM

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Fukushima water to be released into ocean in next few months, says Japan
Authorities to begin release of a million tonnes of water from stricken nuclear plant after treatment to remove most radioactive material

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

13, Jan, 2023 @5:50 AM

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‘A form of self-destruction’: Japan weighs up plan to expand nuclear power
Japan’s prime minister is pushing for as many as 17 nuclear reactors to be switched back on, more than a decade on from the meltdown at Fukushima

Justin McCurry in Onagawa

30, Nov, 2022 @4:07 AM

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Chateau Fukushima? Japanese winery tries to shake off negative image
Ten years after the nuclear disaster, local agri-businesses are looking to the future

Justin McCurry

11, Sep, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Fukushima nuclear disaster: ex-bosses of owner ordered to pay ¥13tn
Firm’s president at time of disaster among four defendants found liable for £80bn in damage by Tokyo court

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

13, Jul, 2022 @11:28 AM

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UK to lift import restrictions on food from Fukushima
Remaining curbs on food imports imposed after 2011 nuclear disaster to be scrapped

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

29, Jun, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Energy crisis: UK could learn from Fukushima response, MPs told
Japanese measures including turning down the heating and slower trains could ease pressure on British households, say experts

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

08, Mar, 2022 @4:15 PM

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UN to review Japan’s plan to release Fukushima water into Pacific
Taskforce will ‘listen to local people’s concerns’, as government plans to release more than 1m tonnes

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

18, Feb, 2022 @10:43 AM

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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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