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Fukushima Videos Shed Light on Chaos in Nuclear Crisis

The released videos offer the first minute-by-minute account of the last-ditch effort to avert what would become the worst nuclear calamity since Chernobyl.


Japan's atomic disaster due to "collusion:" panel report

Japan's Fukushima nuclear crisis was a preventable disaster resulting from "collusion" among the government, regulators and the plant operator, an expert panel said on Thursday, wrapping up an inquiry into the worst nuclear accident in 25 years.


Japan Admits Nuclear Plant Still Poses Dangers

The damage to the core of at least one of the meltdown-stricken reactors at Fukushima could be far worse than previously thought.


One year after Japan earthquake and tsunami, search for bodies continues

Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

With a minute of silence, tolling bells and prayers, Japan will on Sunday mark the first anniversary of an earthquake and tsunami that killed thousands and set off a nuclear crisis that shattered public trust in atomic power and the nation's leaders.


Japan kept silent on worst nuclear crisis scenario

Japan Nuclear Crisis

The Japanese government's worst-case scenario at the height of the nuclear crisis last year warned that tens of millions of people, including Tokyo residents, might need to leave their homes, according to a report obtained by the Associated Press. But fearing widespread panic, officials kept the report secret.


Japan plans to scrap nuclear plants after 40 years

Japan says it will soon require atomic reactors to be shut down after 40 years of use to improve safety following the nuclear crisis set off by last year's tsunami....


Third worker dies at Japan's troubled nuclear plant

Third worker dies at Japan's troubled nuclear plant

A worker at Japan's tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant died on Saturday, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co said, bringing the death toll at the complex to three since a massive earthquake and tsunami in March.


Japan earmarks first $50 billion for post-quake rebuild

Japan's cabinet approved on Friday almost $50 billion of spending for post-earthquake rebuilding, a down payment on the country's biggest public works effort in six decades.


Japan makes no-go nuclear zone

Japan makes no-go nuclear zone

Japan said Thursday it would ban anyone entering the 20-km (12-mile) evacuation zone around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant north of Tokyo, weeks after the tsunami-wrecked facility began leaking radiation.


Japan nuke plant operator to pay $12K each to evacuated households

The operator of Japan's tsunami-damaged nuclear plant said Friday it would pay an initial $12,000 for each household forced to evacuate because ...


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