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Japan – Failed Fukushima offsite center shown to media

Friday, March 2, 2012 Comments off

A nuclear emergency response center that proved useless during the Fukushima nuclear disaster was shown to the media for the first time since March 11th last year. Read more…

Japan – Miscommunications made things worse

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Feb. 28, 2012
By: NHK.

An independent panel investigating the accident at the Fukushima nuclear plant has issued a report showing in detail how miscommunications helped deepen mistrust among key players in the crisis management. Read more…

Japan – Death at Fukushima plant ruled from overwork

Friday, February 24, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Feb. 24, 2012

Japanese labor authorities have ruled that a man’s death at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant was due to his having to carry out demanding work while wearing stress-creating protective gear. Read more…

Japan – Last KEPCO nuclear reactor to be shutdown Monday

Monday, February 20, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Feb. 20, 2012

The last nuclear reactor operated by Kansai Electric Power Company is to be shut down later on Monday for regular inspections.

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Broken thermometer may show high temperature – TEPCO

Monday, February 13, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Feb. 13, 2012

Tokyo Electric Power Company says a malfunctioning thermometer at the disabled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is likely to blame for the high temperature reading in one of the reactors.

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Japan – One reading of Fukushima reactor exceeds 80 C

Monday, February 13, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Feb. 13, 2012

The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says the No.2 reactor is in a state of cold shutdown. This is despite the fact one of its thermometers showed a temperature above 80 degrees Celsius on Sunday. Read more…

Japan:TEPCO says no damage to spent fuel at Fukushima

Friday, February 10, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Feb. 10, 2012

The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says it has found no damage to spent fuel rods that will be the first to be removed from the plant’s reactors. Read more…

Japan:Cesium detected in worms near Fukushima plant

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Feb. 8, 2012

Researchers say high levels of radioactive cesium have been detected in earthworms caught in areas around the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant. Read more…

Japan:Temperature at No.2 reactor remains high

Monday, February 6, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Feb. 6, 2012

Attempts to cool the temperature in the No. 2 reactor of the disabled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have only partially succeeded despite the injection of more cooling water. Read more…

Japan:More water leaks found at Fukushima nuclear plant

Monday, January 30, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Jan 30, 2012

More water leaks have been found at the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Tokyo Electric Power Company told reporters on Monday morning that it has discovered 2 additional water leaks at the nuclear plant. Read more…