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Fukushima reactor water could damage human DNA if released, says Greenpeace via The Guardian

Environmental organisation says ‘dangerous’ levels of carbon-14 exist in water that could soon be released into Pacific ocean Contaminated water that will reportedly be released into the sea from the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant contains a radioactive substance … Continue reading

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Reports: Japan to Release Fukushima’s Contaminated Water Into Sea via Reuters

By Yuka Obayashi and Kaori Kaneko, Reuters 16 October 20 early a decade after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan’s government has decided to release over one million tonnes of contaminated water into the sea, media reports said on Friday, with … Continue reading

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New problem at Fukushima site; sandbags found to be radioactive via The Asahi Shimbun

Sandbags placed as an emergency measure to lower radiation levels of contaminated water in the aftermath of the 2011 nuclear disaster now turn out to be so highly radioactive they pose an obstacle to the decommissioning of the stricken Fukushima … Continue reading

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Tepco may take 30 years to release Fukushima No. 1 radioactive water via The Japan Times

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. said Tuesday it may spend up to 20 to 30 years releasing contaminated water into the surrounding environment from its disaster-crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. […] The company currently stores roughly 119 … Continue reading

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Fukushima Water Should Be Released Into Sea or Evaporated, Panel Says via Bloomberg

By Aya Takada  Panel recommends two options for handling radioactive water Government will make final decision after panel suggestions A Japanese panel will recommend to the government that swelling volumes of treated radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant should be … Continue reading

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Can Japan’s ‘Recovery Olympics’ heal Fukushima’s nuclear scars? via NBC News

A huge tsunami slammed through the walls of Fukushima’s power plant. Three nuclear reactors melted down, spewing radioactive particles into the air. By Keir Simmons, Yuka Tachibana and Henry Austin […] Officials in Japan told NBC News they were hopeful that … Continue reading

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S. Korea hits back at Abe on contaminated Fukushima water issue via The Korean Times

Abe’s comparison between contamination figures in Japan and Korea needs verification By Jung Da-min  Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is inviting controversy over his reported remarks on contaminated water from Fukushima made during his recent summit with President Moon Jae-in.  Japanese … Continue reading

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Japan Wants to Dump Nuclear Plant’s Tainted Water. Fishermen Fear the Worst via The New York Times

The water from the Fukushima disaster is more radioactive than the authorities have previously publicized, raising doubts about government assurances that it will be made safe. By Motoko Rich and Makiko Inoue […] Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet and the Tokyo Electric Power … Continue reading

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Possible water leak from Fukushima exhaust stack via NHK World

The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant says rainwater contaminated by an exhaust stack may be leaking into the ground. The 120-meter tall chimney was heavily contaminated in the 2011 accident, and rainwater coming out of the duct … Continue reading

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South Korea nuclear regulator wants information on radioactive Fukushima water release via Reuters

By Jane Chung SEOUL (Reuters) – Japan’s reluctance to disclose information about the release of radioactive water from its damaged Fukushima nuclear plant is hampering neighboring countries’ efforts to minimize the impact, the head of South Korea’s nuclear safety agency … Continue reading

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