Worker at Fukushima Daiichi Tells: Some day labourers got big money for braving the radiation

David McNeill meets a nuclear worker who sees it as his duty to save the stricken plant – even if it means an early grave Tuesday, 26 July 2011 Atsushi Watanabe (not his…


United States and Japan Team Up To Study and Develop New Decontamination Tech

U.S., Japan to jointly study new technology to decontaminate large areas TOKYO (Kyodo) — The United States and Japan will work together in researching new technology to remove radioactive materials from large areas…


Nuclear Power Plant Near Green Bay WI Moving Fuel Rods To Outdoor Storage Due To Lack of Space

KEWAUNEE, Wis (WSAU) One of Wisconsin’s two nuclear power plants has freed up some critical space to cool spent fuel rods in its main reactor building. The Kewaunee plant recently moved a number…


The Long Road Ahead: A Fukushima Policeman Talks About Life After the Disaster in Japan

EDITOR’S note:  THIS letter, written by Ha Minh Thanh Vietnamese Immigrant working in Fukushima as a policeman to a friend in Vietnam, was posted on New America Media on March 19. It is…


Trouble continues at Fukushima nuclear plant’s AREVA water treatment system

TOKYO (Kyodo) — A desalination device that forms part of the crisis-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant’s key water decontamination system halted for a number of hours Sunday in the latest glitch at…


Workers Speak Out Against TEPCO: No Warnings of Radiation Dangers and Not Paying Promised Amounts

Workers involved in the restoration of the areas hit by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami and the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant say their working conditions have been harsh. About 1,500 temporary…

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TEPCO admits hole in Fukushima Daiichi Reactor 1 RPV leaking water complicating shutdown

TEPCO admits that the meltdown of the uranium fuel in the No. 1 reactor at Fukushima  nuclear power plant has a hole in the reactor pressure vessel, leading to a leakage of radioactive water….

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