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Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Meltdown

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First look at nuclear fuel in a meltdown - ABC Science Online

ABC Science Online

First look at nuclear fuel in a meltdown
ABC Science Online
In a real nuclear reactor core meltdown, such as occurred at both the Chernobyl and Fukushima Dai'ichi plants, the molten uranium dioxide melts and reacts with the zirconium metal cladding on the fuel rods, and with the surrounding steel and concrete ...

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Radioactive elements from 2011 Fukushima meltdown 'detected off the coast of ... - The Independent

The Independent

Radioactive elements from 2011 Fukushima meltdown 'detected off the coast of ...
The Independent
Satellite image indicating where water samples were collected that contained cesium-134 from Fukushima (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) But that doesn't mean the findings should be “trivialised”, Buesseler said. He warned that people are being ...
Traces of Fukushima Radiation Detected Off California CoastLive Science
Radioactivity from Fukushima meltdown found off of California coastScience Recorder
Fukushima radiation detected off California coastMother Nature Network
Science Now -Quartz -Smithsonian
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California Could Suffer a Fukushima-Style Meltdown - Center for Research on Globalization

Center for Research on Globalization

California Could Suffer a Fukushima-Style Meltdown
Center for Research on Globalization
In the tense days after a powerful earthquake and tsunami crippled the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in Japan on March 11, 2011, staff at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission made a concerted effort to play down the risk of earthquakes and tsunamis ...

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Takashi Murakami Gives a Tour of His Nuclear-Meltdown Work - Vulture

Vulture

Takashi Murakami Gives a Tour of His Nuclear-Meltdown Work
Vulture
... Tail of a Rainbow," at Gagosian on West 24th Street, and it's a different kind of theme park — a much darker one, since Murakami is working now in the shadow of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Yes, that's right: This is Murakami's nuclear-meltdown ...

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Tiny amounts of Fukushima radiation found in California - USA TODAY

USA TODAY

Tiny amounts of Fukushima radiation found in California
USA TODAY
The meltdown of three core reactors at the Fukushima plant amounted to the largest nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. The plant, located on Japan's eastern coast, began releasing radioactive material in the surrounding waters. Scientists know that any ...
Fukushima radiation detected in ocean off West CoastKIRO Seattle
California threatened by Fukushima radiationI Know Today
Fukushima radiation has reached California, but it's really nothing to worry aboutGeek
KelownaNow
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Nuclear power plant restarts for first time since Japan's Fukushima meltdown - CP24 Toronto's Breaking News

CP24 Toronto's Breaking News

Nuclear power plant restarts for first time since Japan's Fukushima meltdown
CP24 Toronto's Breaking News
TOKYO -- A governor gave final approval Friday for a nuclear power plant to restart in southern Japan, the first to resume operations under new safety rules imposed in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima Dai-ichi meltdowns caused by an earthquake and ...
Japan Nuclear Reactors to be Switched On for First Time Since 2011 Fukushima ...International Business Times UK
Japan restarts its nuclear reactors four years after FukushimiaABC Online
First nuclear power plant set to restart in Japan after 2011 meltdownRocketNews24
BBC News -Yahoo News -Journal of Turkish Weekly
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Bowling for Meltdowns - CounterPunch

Bowling for Meltdowns
CounterPunch
The EPA proposal is a knock-off prompted by Fukushima, because after the triple meltdown started three years ago, Japan increased — by 20 times — the allowable radiation exposures deemed tolerable for humans. Prior to the meltdowns of March 2011, ...


Uranium Best Energy Performer on Rebound From Fukushima Drop - Businessweek

Businessweek

Uranium Best Energy Performer on Rebound From Fukushima Drop
Businessweek
The nuclear fuel dropped as much as 62 percent after the meltdown at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima Dai-Ichi plant in March 2011 and subsequent closing of Japan's atomic fleet. Uranium prices were at the highest in almost three years a month ...

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Suit against Fukui reactor restarts fails - The Japan Times

Suit against Fukui reactor restarts fails
The Japan Times
Two at each plant are being screened by the Nuclear Regulation Authority based on tougher safety requirements imposed following the triple core meltdown in Fukushima in March 2011. The Takahama site's two units are in the final phase of the assessment ...

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Radioactive meltdown a total beat-up - The Daily Telegraph (blog)

The Daily Telegraph (blog)

Radioactive meltdown a total beat-up
The Daily Telegraph (blog)
... at its command to induce panic among the basket-weaving luvvies, noting that the CS137 is “produced in nuclear reactors, the material is potentially deadly and among the main radiation concerns at failed power stations at Chernobyl and Fukushima”.