RedskyNews Category: Earthquakes & Tsunamis

Burnt Workers Stoke Nuclear Fears

TOKYO (Reuters) – Radiation fears escalated in Japan on Friday after workers suffered burns as they tried to cool an earthquake-crippled nuclear plant, while the government sowed confusion over whether it was widening an evacuation zone around the facility. Prime

At Least 60 Dead In Burma Quake

More than 60 people are confirmed dead and another 90 injured after a strong earthquake struck near the border of Thailand and Burma on Thursday night. Most of those killed were in a town near the epicentre of the 6.8-magnitude

6.8 Quake Hits Burma No Tsunami

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake has hit the Thai-Burma border region, killing at least one person and shaking buildings as far away as Bangkok. The quake hit on Thursday evening (local time) and was only 10 kilometres deep. Its epicentre was in

Nuclear Workers Rushed To Hospital

Two workers at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant were rushed to hospital after being exposed to high levels of radiation as they worked to restore power to a stricken reactor. Three workers were exposed to radiation levels between 170 to 180

Japan Tsunami Toll Passes 26,000

The number of people confirmed dead or listed as missing in Japan has risen above 26,000, nearly two weeks after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country’s north-east coast. There are fears of a much higher toll from the

Fukushima Fallout Nukes Europe

VIENNA – Minuscule particles of fallout from a damaged power plant in Japan have reached Iceland and are expected in France and elsewhere in Europe, experts said Wednesday, but stressed they don’t pose a health risk. Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear

Nuclear Plant Emits More Smoke

Video Report: Black smoke rose from reactor #3 at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant on Wednesday. Workers were evacuated from its control room. The official death toll has surpassed 9,000. At least 13,000 remain missing. Please follow and like us:

More Tests & Bans For Japan Exports

Germany and Britain are among European Union countries that have imposed extra checks on food imports such as fish and soy sauce from Japan for radioactive contamination, food regulators say. The moves come the day after the United States became

Tsunami Porpoise Washed 2km Inland

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Japanese animal rescue volunteers have saved a porpoise from a rice field after it washed two kilometres inland by the March 11 tsunami. Ryo Taira and his group were in the devastated area around Sendai rescuing cats and dogs when

Radioactive Water Very Serious

A young boy draws drinking water into a bottle at a shelter for tsunami evacuees in the city of Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture on March 17, 2011. The official number of dead and missing after a devastating earthquake and tsunami that flattened Japan's northeast coast has hit 14,650, police said on March 17, a rise of nearly 1,000 in just a few hours.    AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGI (Photo credit should read KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)   Original Filename: Hkg4699420.jpg

TOKYO (Reuters) – Tokyo residents were warned not to give babies tap water because of radiation leaking from a nuclear plant crippled in the earthquake and tsunami that devastated northeast Japan in the world’s costliest natural disaster. The U.N. atomic