Tag Archives: Japan Nuclear Crisis

Japan: Baby Milk Is Radioactive

Radioactive caesium believed to have come from the Fukushima nuclear plant has been found in a brand of Japanese baby formula. Caesium levels of up to 31 becquerels per kilogram have been found in baby formula made by the Meiji

Typhoon Heads For Nuclear Plant

Tokyo Electric Power Co. is rushing to install a cover over a building at its crippled Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant to shield it from wind and rain as Typhoon Ma-on approaches Japan’s coast from the south. Work on the cover

26 Dead In Japan Heatwave

Cases of heatstroke in Japan have hit record levels as people switch off air conditioners in the summer heat to save power after the nuclear crisis. At least 26 people have died this month alone.

5.5 Quake Hits Japan No Tsunami

TOKYO — An earthquake has been felt in Tokyo. But the shaking caused no apparent damage and no tsunami. The magnitude 5.5 quake hit at 9:01 p.m. Friday. The epicenter was about 70 kilometers (43 miles) north of Tokyo in

Tsunami Hits Japan After 7.3 Quake

Small tsunami waves reached the Pacific coast of northern Japan Sunday after a major quake hit the region heavily damaged by the March earthquake and tsunami, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The port towns of Soma and Ofunato saw 10-centimetre

Japanese Beef Is Radioactive

MORE than six times the legal limit of radioactive caesium has been found in beef from Fukushima prefecture, site of Japan’s crippled nuclear plant. The meat was taken from one of 11 cows shipped to Tokyo from a farmer in

Is Japan Safe? Or Is It Just Gaga?

TOKYO (AFP) – An emotional Lady Gaga pledged to use her star power to “remind the world that Japan is safe” following the March 11 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disasters. The performer, ranked this year’s most powerful celebrity by Forbes

Workers To Enter Second Reactor

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said it will open a second reactor building at the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant to send repair crews inside for the first time since it was crippled. Of the six reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi

Japan Whales Are Radioactive

Japan says it has found traces of radioactive caesium in two whales harpooned off its northern shores. The two minke whales were recently harpooned off the island of Hokkaido.

30,000 Children Get Nuke Detectors

Officials in Japan says they will hand out radiation readers to more than 30,000 children in the wake of the meltdown in three of the six reactors at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Responding to concerns from parents, Fukushima city