RedskyNews Category: Asia

Ten Bodies Found In Nuclear Zone

TOKYO (AFP) – Japanese police on Thursday found the bodies of 10 tsunami victims in the first search of a 10-kilometre (six-mile) zone around an atomic plant, as emergency crews battled to contain a nuclear crisis. Hundreds of police wearing

1/3 Of Japan To be Uninhabitable

People may not be able to live in areas near Japan’s radiation-spewing nuclear power plant for up to 50 years, an adviser to Prime Minister Naoto Kan’s government said yesterday. Kenichi Matsumoto, a consultant to the prime minister’s Cabinet Secretariat,

Japan’s Tsunami-Hit Airport Reopens

SENDAI, Japan (AFP) – Commercial aircraft landed in Sendai on Wednesday for the first time since the city’s busy airport was crippled by the powerful tsunami that smashed into Japan last month. The opening will provide a boost to an

6.3 Quake Hits Japan No Tsunami

TOKYO — A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 rocked Fukushima and Ibaraki prefectures in northeastern and eastern Japan early Tuesday afternoon, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The latest temblor came after an earthquake with a magnitude of

Japan Crisis Upgrade Woefully Late

Environmental campaign group Greenpeace on Tuesday said Japan’s upgrading of its Fukushima nuclear disaster to the top level of seven on an international scale was “woefully late”. Japan upped its nuclear emergency to a “major accident” and a maximum level

Fukushima Gets Chernobyl Rating

Japan has lifted the crisis rating for the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant to seven, the maximum international level. Previously only the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster had been given a rating of seven.

6.0 Quake Hits Japan No Tsunami

TOKYO (AFP) – A powerful earthquake struck near Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant on Tuesday, shaking buildings in Tokyo. No tsunami warning was issued and no damage immediately reported. The US Geological Survey said the quake had a magnitude of

Japan Set To Extend Evacuation Zone

The Japanese government is considering extending the evacuation zone around the Fukushima nuclear plant because of high radiation levels. A 20-kilometre exclusion zone has been in place around the plant since a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami hit Japan one month

7.1 Quake Hits Japan Tsunami Alert

Another large earthquake has struck Japan one month to the day after a devastating magnitude 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami left 28,000 people dead or missing. A tsunami warning and advisories were issued for parts of Japan’s north-eastern coast after

Taal Volcano On Eruption Alert

MANILA, Philippines – Scientists have warned that a picturesque volcano in the middle of a Philippine lake could erupt, and authorities stopped tourists from visiting it. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said it raised the alert level for

Japan Earthquake Mysterious Light

A mysterious flashing light was captured on video over Japan as yet another earthquake hit the beleaguered country on Thursday, but what was it? The footage clearly shows a ball of light pulsing for around eight seconds on the horizon

Superbug Found In New Delhi Water

A deadly superbug was found in about a quarter of water samples taken from drinking supplies and puddles on the streets of New Delhi, according to a new study. Experts say it’s the latest proof that the new drug-resistant bacteria,

Lone Man Stranded Since Tsunami

MINAMI SOMA, Japan – The farmhouse sits at the end of a mud-caked, one-lane road strewn with toppled trees, the decaying carcasses of dead pigs and large debris deposited by the March 11 tsunami. Stranded alone inside the unheated, dark

Massive Pumps Head For Reactors

ATLANTA – A massive Russian cargo plane roared into Atlanta on Friday to pick up one of the world’s largest concrete pumps, which has been retrofitted to pour water on a Japanese nuclear power plant stricken by an earthquake and

Japan: Aftershock Causes New Leak

Video Report: Strong aftershock in northeast Japan causes a water leak from a recycled fuel pool at Onagawa nuclear plant.

Japan Aftershock Caught On Camera

Video Report: The newsroom of Miyagi TV, an affiliate of Nippon TV in Sendai, was shaken violently by the quake, causing shelves to collapse and a power outage as staff held on to tables and equipment.