6.2 Quake Hits Japan No Tsunami

A 6.2-MAGNITUDE earthquake hit today in an area of north-eastern Japan jolted by a massive quake and tsunami disaster earlier this month, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The quake struck at 6.15pm (AEDT) about 417 kilometres north-east of Tokyo,

Radiation Found In US Milk

WASHINGTON – Varying levels of radiation turned up in a sample of milk from the West Coast state of Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. The FDA said such findings were to be

Japan Refugees Feel Betrayed

YOKOTE, Japan (AFP) – Refugees who fled Japan’s tsunami-hit nuclear reactors say they have been betrayed by the company that runs them, accusing embattled operator TEPCO of creating a “man-made disaster”. Tens of thousands of people left their homes near

6.4 Earthquake Hits Tonga

NUKU’ALOFA, Tonga – A strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake has struck at sea northwest of Tonga in the South Pacific. There are no immediate reports of injuries or damage and no tsunami warning has been issued.

Battle To Save Reactor Is Lost

Workers at Japan’s earthquake hit nuclear plant lost the battle to save the plant from meltdown after the radioactive core of one reactor appeared to have melted through the bottom of its containment vessel. The core at reactor two of

Bucharest Air Pollution Health Risk

Air pollution in Bucharest, one of the worst in Europe, has a “serious impact” on the health of its inhabitants, Romanian environmental NGO Ecopolis warned on Wednesday. “Bucharest is often and substantially above the threshold of polluting substances allowed in

BP Dolphin Toll Could Be Over 5,000


The discovery of more than 100 dead dolphins on Gulf of Mexico shores likely reflects only a small fraction of the total killed by the BP oil spill last year, a study suggested on Wednesday. The actual toll among cetaceans,

Anti Nuclear Protest In Bulgaria

Hundreds of people joined an anti-nuclear protest in Sofia on Wednesday, calling for the government to drop plans for a new Russia-backed nuclear plant after the radiation disaster in Japan. About 300 protestors — some wearing gas masks and radiation

Thai Floods Kill 15, 1000’s Stranded

BANGKOK (AFP) – Thailand mobilised its only aircraft carrier as efforts to rescue thousands trapped on storm-swept holiday islands intensified on Wednesday after severe flooding across the south killed 15. Victims were either swept away by the rising waters, or

Sandbags To Plug Radioactive Leaks

Tokyo. Workers at Japan’s crippled nuclear plant piled up sandbags and readied emergency storage tanks on Tuesday to stop a fresh leak of highly contaminated water from reaching the ocean, opening up another front in the battle to contain the