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The operator of Japan’s crippled nuclear plant still working on a plan to end the country’s nuclear crisis

The operator of Japan’s crippled nuclear plant said Wednesday it was still working on a detailed plan to end the country’s nuclear crisis a month after it began, as tests showed radiation levels in the sea near the complex had spiked. Engineers moved a step closer to emptying highly radioactive water from one of the […]

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Japan Nuclear Plant: Radioactive Water Still Spilling Into Ocean

TOKYO — Japanese nuclear power plant operator TEPCO expects to stop pumping radioactive water into the ocean on Monday, days later than planned, a step that would help ease international concern about the spread of radiation from a smashed nuclear plant. Prime Minister Naoto Kan’s Democratic Party was likely to be punished at Sunday’s local […]

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Japanese radiation found in Canadian water

Radioactive traces from the crippled Japanese nuclear plant in Fukushima have been found in water in the Canadian city of Vancouver. But the levels were extremely low, according to the Canadian Health Ministry and well-known experts in the Pacific province of British Colombia. “Levels of radioactive Iodine-131 rose seven days after the reactor accident in […]

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Radioactive Water Leaks Into Sea From Crippled Nuclear Plant (Japan)

RIKUZENTAKATA, Japan — Highly radioactive water spilled into the ocean off a tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant Saturday, as Japan’s prime minister surveyed the damage in a town gutted by the wave. The Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex has been spewing radioactivity since March 11, when a magnitude-9.0 earthquake and ensuing wave knocked out power, disabling cooling […]

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A Guide to Terminology about Radiation Exposure

Sometimes it must seem as though reports on releases of radioactive materials from Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear powerplant in the wake of the devastating earthquake and tsunami are going out of their way to confuse people. Some reports talk about millisieverts while others talk about rem or becquerels, when what most people really want to […]

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What are The Pros and Cons of Nuclear Power?

With all eyes on the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, questions are swirling in the U.S. about the future of nuclear power. If you’re new to the debate, read this to come up to speed on the basic arguments. The ongoing turmoil at the Fukushima nuclear power plant following the devastating earthquake and tsunami […]

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