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Radioactive release from Fukushima plant rises

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Jan 24, 2011

The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant says the amount of radioactive substances being released from the plant has risen slightly. It attributes the rise to increased human activities onsite. Read more…

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Japan:High radiation detected in male cedar flowers -Japan’s forestry agency

Tuesday, December 27, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news Dec. 27, 2011

Extremely high radiation levels of more than 250,000 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive cesium have been detected in male flowers of cedar trees in the no-entry zone near the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Read more…

Japan:TEPCO warned against radioactive water leak + Related News

Wednesday, December 14, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news  Dec. 14, 2011
Radioactive water leaking from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has earned the operator a reprimand. It was the second seepage from the plant’s desalination equipment in less than 10 days. Read more…

JAPAN:Fukushima releases radiation checkup results

Tuesday, December 13, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news  Dec. 13, 2011

Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture says a survey shows that radiation exposure levels among residents near the damaged nuclear plant are low, with little health impact. Read more…

Japan:Full decontamination to start in Fukushima in Mar.

Monday, December 12, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news  Dec. 12, 2011

Japan’s Environment Ministry says it will delay the start of full decontamination work for no-entry zones and government-designated evacuation zones in Fukushima Prefecture until late March. Read more…

JAPAN:TEPCO admits strontium leaked into Pacific Ocean

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news  Dec. 7, 2011

The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant said on Tuesday that about 150 liters of water containing radioactive strontium has been discharged into the sea. The leak occurred even though the operator took preventive measures after similar incidents in April and May. Read more…

JAPAN:More rice shipment bans in Fukushima city

Monday, December 5, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news  Dec. 5, 2011

The government has banned rice shipments from part of Fukushima City following the discovery of radioactive contamination in the area. Read more…

Japan:TEPCO told to probe radioactive water leak + Related News

Monday, December 5, 2011 Comments off

Japan’s nuclear agency has ordered the operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant to explain the cause of the latest leakage of radioactive water into the ocean, and what measures will be taken to prevent a recurrence. Read more…

JAPAN: Radioactive water may have leaked into sea – TEPCO

Monday, December 5, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news  Dec. 5, 2011
The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant says radioactive water leaked from a water treatment facility may have reached the sea through a gutter.

Tokyo Electric Power Company says slightly elevated levels of cesium were detected on Sunday in seawater around an outlet from the gutter. Read more…

Japan:Scientists study cesium-tainted soil in Fukushima

Sunday, December 4, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news  Dec. 4, 2011
A team of scientists has conducted a study in Fukushima Prefecture after higher-than-permissible levels of radioactive cesium were detected in locally grown rice.

The team from the agriculture department of the University of Tokyo arrived in Date City on Saturday. Read more…