Sea creatures found to be hitchhiking on debris swept across the Pacific Ocean by the Japanese tsunami pose a threat to sealife in Canada and the United States.
It flattened entire towns, washed away harbours and triggered a nuclear emergency.
Now the devastating tsunami that hit Japan following the earthquake off the coast last year is having a more subtle and unexpected impact — 5,000 miles away on the other side of [...]
Workers measure the ground near a rain water outlet in Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture, on June 12. (Mainichi)
FUKUSHIMA (Kyodo) — Fukushima city officials sowed sunflower seeds Wednesday at a plaza in the city as part of efforts to remove radioactive materials from the soil.
Sunflowers are said to absorb radioactive substances, and the 6,000-square-meter plaza, located on a hillside about 1 kilometer away from the prefectural government offices, [...]
Here’s an interesting report from Pakistan’s daily newspaper The Nation.
It cites a Russian regulatory agency as saying that the US is currently having a major nuclear emergency at the flooded plant in Nebraska and that the Obama Administration is trying to cover it up.
The Russian report describes the Nebraska situation as one of the worst nuclear accidents in the history of the United States.
Bear in mind that this [...]
Takashi Kurita, with a microphone, a public relations official with Tokyo Electric Power Co., bows before a news conference at its headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, Wednesday, March 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)
TOKYO (AP) — Fears about contaminated seafood spread Wednesday despite reassurances that radiation in the waters off Japan’s troubled atomic plant pose no health risk, as the country’s respected emperor consoled evacuees from [...]
The radioactive material is believed to have drifted from Japan as a result of radiation leaking from the earthquake-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex.
China detected low levels of radioactive iodine-131 in the air over Heilongjiang Province in the northeast for the second day on Sunday, Xinhua said, adding that public health and the environment were not affected.
Chinese monitoring stations detected radioactive material [...]
Low levels of radioactive material iodine-131 were detected Saturday in Heilongjiang Province, north of Beijing, China’s National Nuclear Emergency Coordination Committee said.
The radioactive material was likely to have come from the tsunami-damaged Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan, the agency said.
However, since the radiation level was below one-hundred-thousandth of the average natural background radiation, it did not pose a risk to public health or the environment, [...]
By Jon Herskovitz
TOKYO, March 17 (Reuters) – Japan may build robots to play the violin, run marathons and preside over weddings, but it has not deployed any of the machines to help repair its crippled reactors.
While robots are commonplace in the nuclear power industry, with EU engineers building one that can climb walls through radioactive fields, the electric power company running Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi plant has not deployed any for [...]
Call for calm as nuke crisis escalates
Japan’s prime minister has called for calm after the country’s nuclear emergency took a dramatic turn for the worse this morning.
Radiation levels at the plant spiked to health-threatening levels after a “huge” explosion hit the Fukushima plant’s overheated No. 2 reactor and authorities said they were assuming the reactor container had been damaged.
A hydrogen explosion has now occurred at Fukushima No. [...]