Fukushima

Nuke workers at risk of overwork death

Nuke workers at risk of overwork death

  Depression, stress, poor sanitation, diet: doctor Tokyo Electric Power Co. workers engaged in efforts to stabilize the crisis-hit Fukushima No.1 nuclear plant are at risk of depression or death from overwork, a doctor who recently examined them said Wednesday. Many of the workers have been exposed to multiple stresses,Read More

Fukushima Daiichi Is a ‘Ticking Time Bomb’: Prof Michio Kaku

Fukushima Daiichi Is a ‘Ticking Time Bomb’: Prof Michio Kaku

Fukushima, Interviews April 21, 2011 at 5:41 am 0 comments

    The Japanese government is trying to calm fears about radiation levels and food safety in the region around the heavily damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility, even as it has raised the severity rating of the crisis to the highest possible level.   “Radiation is continuing to leakRead More

A Visit to Japan’s Nuclear Ghost Towns

A Visit to Japan’s Nuclear Ghost Towns

Fukushima April 21, 2011 at 5:29 am 0 comments

    By Cordula Meyer in Der Spiegel Thousands of people had to flee their homes after the accident at the Fukushima nuclear plant. Since then, the area around the reactor has become an exclusion zone. Some former residents are now returning to salvage possessions and to say goodbye toRead More

IAEA Briefing on Fukushima Nuclear Accident (20 April 2011)

IAEA Briefing on Fukushima Nuclear Accident (20 April 2011)

Fukushima April 21, 2011 at 5:17 am 0 comments

      On Wednesday, 20 April 2011, the IAEA provided the following information on the current status of nuclear safety in Japan: 1. Current Situation Overall, the situation at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant remains very serious, but there are early signs of recovery in some functions, suchRead More