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Japan – Water leak found at Fukushima Daiichi plant

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 Comments off

 

Laaska News  August  14,  2012

Tokyo Electric Power Company has reported a radioactive water leak at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant’s Number 4 reactor.

The utility says a worker patrolling on Tuesday morning found water one-centimeter deep across a 350-square-meter room on the first floor of the turbine building. Read more…

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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: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…

Japan:Frozen water blamed for leaks at Fukushima plant

Monday, January 30, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Jan 30, 2012

Tokyo Electric Power Company has found water leaks in 14 locations at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

The utility says the leaks apparently occurred after frozen water ruptured the pipes and the leaked water did not contain any radioactive materials. Read more…

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…

Japan -TEPCO reports radioactive leak at Fukushima

Sunday, January 22, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Jan 22, 2011

Photo: EPA

A fresh radioactive leak was reported at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, its operator TEPCO says.

A statement issued on Saturday says that 2 liters of radioactive water leaked from the No.2 reactor`s energy unit. Read more…

Japan:Highly radioactive water found near No.2 reactor

Friday, January 20, 2012 Comments off

The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has found 500 tons of highly radioactive water near the crippled No.2 reactor. Read more…

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:Panel studies aging effect on Fukushima accident

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news  Nov. 29,2011
Expert urges probe of No.2 reactor leak

TEPCO says no explosion occurred at No.2 reactor

Panel studies aging effect on Fukushima accident

Japanese nuclear experts are investigating how the aging of facilities factored into the accident that struck the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in March. Read more…

Japan:More Fukushima rice tainted with cesium

Friday, November 25, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news  Nov. 25,2011

Fukushima Prefecture says it has found rice tainted with radioactive cesium above the tentative government limit from five more farms.

The prefecture said on Friday that the five farms are in the Oonami district of Fukushima City, about 56 kilometers from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear Read more…