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Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster: Nuclear disaster in Japan
The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster was due to a 2011 nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Ōkuma, Fukushima Prefecture initiated by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. It was the most severe nuclear accident since the Chernobyl disaster in 1986, and the only other accident to receive the Level 7 event classification of the International Nuclear Event Scale.


Japan 'to dump' Fukushima water in sea [Video]

Japan 'to dump' Fukushima water in sea

Japan's government has decided to release radioactive water from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea, with a formal announcement expected to be made this month, according to media..

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Fukushima: Contaminated water could damage human DNA, Greenpeace says

The group says the water has a radioactive substance amid reports it could be released into the sea.
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Japan said to opt to release treated Fukushima water into sea

The decision is highly controversial and staunchly opposed by environmentalists and local fishermen and farmers, among others.
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Fukushima: Japan 'to release contaminated water into sea'

The water was used to cool the Fukushima nuclear plant which went into meltdown in 2011.
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Inside Fukushima, 8 years after tsunami hit nuclear power plant

Eight years ago, a 9.0 earthquake struck off Japan, sending 50-foot waves barreling into the coast. The tsunami prompted one of the worst nuclear plant meltdowns in history. CNET reporter and executive..
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Inside Fukushima: Radiation cleanup could take decades

Seth Doane goes inside the damaged nuclear plant in Fukushima, Japan, where the company that owns the plant crippled in a 2011 tsunami is still struggling to deal with the disaster. It's estimated the..
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Work on Fukushima plant, halted during 2016 G7 summit, to continue during Tokyo Olympics

Decommissioning work at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power station, halted during a G7 summit in Japan in 2016, will not stop during this summer's Tokyo Olympics, the plant operator said.
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In Fukushima, Olympic torch relay faces cool welcome from nuclear evacuees

Dressed in protective plastic coveralls and white booties, Yuji Onuma stood in front of the row of derelict buildings that included his house, and sighed as he surveyed his old neighborhood.
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Fukushima says radiation poses no threat to Olympic torch relay

Fukushima prefecture, home to the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, on Tuesday reassured participants and spectators at the Olympic torch relay this year that they would not need to worry..
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In an Olympic year, Japan faces decision over contaminated Fukushima water

At the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant north of Tokyo, workers in protective suits are still removing radioactive material from reactors that melted down after an earthquake and tsunami knocked out its..
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Tour Fukushima's wrecked nuclear plant

Japan has revised a roadmap for the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant cleanup, further delaying the removal of thousands of spent fuel units that remain in cooling pools since the 2011 disaster... - Published

Japan delays fuel removal from two reactors at Fukushima Daiichi

The Japanese government on Friday delayed the planned removal of fuel from two reactors at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear station, highlighting difficulties facing a clean-up at the site of the 2011..
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Japan proposes dumping contaminated Fukushima nuclear plant water in sea

japan proposes dumping contaminated fukushima nuclear plant water in sea
Japan's economy and industry ministry proposed on today, the gradual release or evaporation of massive amounts of treated but still radioactive water being stored at the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima..
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Tokyo being billed as ‘Recovery Olympics’ — but not for all

tokyo being billed as ‘recovery olympics’ — but not for all
FUTABA, Japan (AP) — The torch relay for the Tokyo Olympics will kick off in Fukushima, the northern prefecture devastated almost nine years ago by an earthquake, tsunami and the subsequent meltdown..
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South Korea team to bring radiation detectors to Tokyo Olympics over ‘contamination fears’

south korea team to bring radiation detectors to tokyo olympics over ‘contamination fears’
South Korea‘s Olympic committee plans to buy radiation detectors and ship homegrown ingredients to Japan for its athletes at the Tokyo Games because of worries local food may be contaminated by the..
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Japan clears restart at nuclear reactor closest to epicenter of 2011 quake

Japan's Tohoku Electric Power said on Wednesday it has won initial regulatory approval to restart a reactor at its Onagawa power plant, more than 8 years after it was damaged in the earthquake and..
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Pope voices concern over future energy as he comforts victims of Fukushima disaster

Pope Francis expressed concern about future energy sources as he comforted victims of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear reactor disaster on Monday, noting a call by Japan's Catholic bishops to abolish nuclear..
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South Korea nuclear regulator wants information on radioactive Fukushima water release

Japan's reluctance to disclose information about the release of radioactive water from its damaged Fukushima nuclear plant is hampering neighboring countries' efforts to minimize the impact, the head..
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Fukushima: Three years later

Bob Simon reports on the aftermath of the disaster in Fukushima, Japan, where the triple tragedy of an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident turned the area into a toxic ghost town frozen in time.
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2014: The aftermath of the Fukushima disaster

Bob Simon reports for "60 Minutes" on the aftermath of the disaster in Fukushima, Japan, and finds toxic ghost towns frozen in time.
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Meet the robots looking for fuel after Fukushima's Daiichi nuclear disaster

Seven years after a powerful earthquake and tsunami caused a massive nuclear meltdown in the Daiichi Power Plant, Lesley Stahl reports on the unprecedented cleanup effort. Sunday at 7:30 p.m. ET and 7..
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Fukushima's ghost towns

More than seven years after one of the worst nuclear disasters in history, towns around Japan's nuclear power plant struggle to rebuild.
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Three Years Later, The Health Wagon, Discovered

Bob Simon reports on the aftermath of the disaster in Fukushima, Japan, and finds toxic ghost towns frozen in time; then, nurse practitioners are providing badly needed healthcare to the uninsured..
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The Data Brokers, Three Years Later, Return of the Humpback

Steve Kroft investigates the multibillion-dollar industry that sells the personal information of millions of Americans; then, Bob Simon reports on the aftermath of the disaster in Fukushima, Japan;..
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Fukushima trial ends in not guilty verdict, but nuclear disaster will haunt Japan for decades to come

fukushima trial ends in not guilty verdict, but nuclear disaster will haunt japan for decades to come
(CNN)The only criminal prosecution stemming from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster has ended in not guilty verdicts, in a blow to families displaced by the meltdown, as the fallout promises to haunt..
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Japanese court acquits former power company executives over Fukushima disaster

A Japanese court on Thursday acquitted three former officials from the firm that operated the Fukushima nuclear plant, in the only criminal trial to stem from the 2011 disaster.
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Tokyo court clears former Tepco executives of negligence over Fukushima disaster

A Tokyo court cleared on Thursday three former Tokyo Electric Power executives of negligence for the 2011 Fukushima disaster, the only criminal case to arise out of the world's worst nuclear crisis..
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Trial of Tepco executives over Japan's Fukushima disaster heads to conclusion

A Tokyo court will hand down a verdict later this week on whether three Tokyo Electric Power executives are liable for the 2011 Fukushima disaster, the only criminal case to arise out of the world's..
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Japan should scrap nuclear reactors after Fukushima, says new environment minister

japan should scrap nuclear reactors after fukushima, says new environment minister
Shinjiro Koizumi says: ‘We will be doomed if we allow another accident to occur’ Japan’s new environment minister has called for the country’s nuclear reactors to be scrapped to prevent a..
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New environment minister says Japan should stop using nuclear power

Japan's newly installed environment minister, Shinjiro Koizumi, wants the country to close down nuclear reactors to avoid a repeat of the Fukushima catastrophe in 2011.
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Japanese Nuclear Regulatory Watchdog to Restart Probe Into Fukushima Disaster

japanese nuclear regulatory watchdog to restart probe into fukushima disaster
Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Agency on Wednesday announced that it intends to launch a new investigation into the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster that unfolded after a massive..
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Japan regulator to launch new investigation into Fukushima nuclear disaster

Japan's nuclear regulator said in Wednesday it would launch a new investigation into the Fukushima disaster, to look into how radiation leaked from damaged reactor containment vessels and other..
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Fukushima: Radioactive water may be dumped in Pacific

The environment minister says storage space for contaminated water from Fukushima will run out in 2022.
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Fukushima: Japan will have to dump radioactive water into Pacific, minister says

fukushima: japan will have to dump radioactive water into pacific, minister says
More than a million tons of contaminated water lies in storage but power company says it will run out of space by 2022 Tokyo Electric Power will have to dump radioactive water from its destroyed..
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The Principles of Ray Dalio, Robots to the Rescue, Monaco

Ray Dalio says wealth inequality is a national emergency; then, robots come to the rescue after Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster; and, inside Monaco: The ultimate playground for the rich
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60 Minutes' reporting from Fukushima

The broadcast has been covering Japan's nuclear accident since it occurred in 2011. The latest report: robots aiding in the cleanup of nuclear fuel
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Parts of the Marshall Islands are more radioactive than Chernobyl and Fukushima, study finds

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(CNN)Radiation levels across parts of the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean, where the United States tested nuclear bombs during the Cold War, are higher than areas contaminated by the Chernobyl..
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