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Explosion At French Nuclear Plant

An explosion in a furnace at a French nuclear waste reprocessing plant has killed one worker, but authorities insist there is no risk of any radiation leak. France’s Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) says the incident at the Marcoule plant in

Fukushima Kids – Results Denied

Japan’s nuclear watchdog has denied public access to the results of thyroid check-ups for more than 1,000 Fukushima children exposed to radiation. Critics have accused Japan’s Nuclear Safety Commission of denying the public accurate information about the crisis.

Strong Quake Shakes Fukushima

TOKYO (AFP) – A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck off northeast Japan’s Fukushima region, home to a crippled nuclear power plant, but there was no risk of a tsunami, seismologists said. The tremor at 3:54 am on Sunday (1854 GMT Saturday)

Japan Gets Power To Nuclear Plant

An external transmission line has been connected to Japan’s stricken nuclear power plant and authorities say electricity can be supplied. In a statement Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) said it “planned to supply Unit 2 [reactor No. 2] first, followed

Harmless Radiation To Reach Europe

Harmless traces of Japan’s nuclear accident may reach Europe in a week’s time, part of a normally ignored background of radiation whose effects include a premium for pre-1945 steel such as in old shipwrecks. Fallout from the 1945 U.S. bombings

Japan Considers Chernobyl Solution

A “Chernobyl solution” may be the last resort for dealing with Japan’s stricken nuclear plant, but burying it in sand and concrete is a messy fix that might leave part of the country as an off-limits radioactive sore for decades.

Choppers Dump Water On Reactors

Japanese military helicopters are dumping water onto the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant, 250 kilometres north-east of Tokyo, in a bid to douse fuel rods and prevent a disastrous radiation release. Four twin-rotor CH-47 Chinooks of the Japan Self-Defence Forces

Radiation At Danger Level In Japan

A third explosion and a fire at Japan’s Fukushima 1 nuclear reactor has released dangerous levels of radiation into the air above the plant. The country’s prime minister Naoto Kan said radiation levels on the east coast had “risen considerably”.

Fears Grow As Radiation Spreads

Soma. Dangerous levels of radiation leaking from a crippled nuclear plant forced Japan to order 140,000 people to seal themselves indoors on Tuesday after an explosion and a fire dramatically escalated the crisis spawned by a deadly earthquake and tsunami.