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Quakes halt coolant pumps at 2 nuclear plants in Fukushima via Asahi Shimbun

[…] At 11:34 p.m., right after the first quake struck off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture, the coolant pump automatically halted for the spent fuel pool in the No. 5 reactor building at the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, … Continue reading

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Water leaks indicate new damage at Fukushima nuclear plant via AP

By MARI YAMAGUCHI TOKYO (AP) — Cooling water levels have fallen in two reactors at the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant since a powerful earthquake hit the area last weekend, indicating possible additional damage, its operator said Friday. New damage could … Continue reading

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At least 102 hurt in ‘aftershock’ of 2011 Tohoku quake disaster via The Asahi Shimbun

More than 100 people were injured in a magnitude-7.3 earthquake that struck on Feb. 13 in the same Tohoku region that was devastated by the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami 10 years ago. As of 9 a.m. on Feb. … Continue reading

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U.S. nuclear plants in S. Carolina, Missouri face the highest quake risks: report via Reuters

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. nuclear power reactors facing the highest risks of a meltdown from earthquakes are not in tremor-prone California, but states including South Carolina and Missouri, an analysis of government data published on Thursday said. … Continue reading

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M9 quake, 30-meter tsunami could hit northern Japan: gov’t panel via The Mainichi

TOKYO (Kyodo) — A Japanese government panel said Tuesday tsunami as high as 30 meters could hit Hokkaido in northern Japan and Iwate in the northeast if a magnitude 9 earthquake occurs along sea trenches off the country’s Pacific coast. … Continue reading

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Japan is rattled by 5.2-magnitude earthquake near Fukushima via Daily Mail

The earthquake struck around 20 miles off the coast of Fukushima province Witnesses said they had felt a 10-second long shake during the tremor today No tsunami warning has been put in place by Japan’s meteorological agency  By TIM STICKINGS Japan was … Continue reading

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The City in the Shadow of an Aging Nuclear Reactor via BBC

This model Soviet city, or atomograd, was purpose-built in the 1970s to entice skilled workers to work in the nuclear power plant. Decades on, what does daily life look like? By Daryl Mersom Metsamor has been described as one of … Continue reading

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Japanese nuclear station on emergency power after quake revives Fukushima memories via Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) – A Japanese nuclear energy station is relying on emergency back up power after a powerful earthquake knocked out electricity on the northern island of Hokkaido on Thursday, a stark reminder of the Fukushima disaster more than seven … Continue reading

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South Korea’s biggest earthquake triggers nuclear safety concerns via Reuters

Two earthquakes that jolted South Korea on Monday night, including the largest ever recorded in the country, prompted concerns about the safety of nuclear plants clustered in the quake-prone southeast. Korea’s Meteorological Agency said the two earthquakes, of magnitude of … Continue reading

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Magnitude 6 quake hits south Japan, utilities checking nuke plants via Reuters

An earthquake of magnitude 6 hit southern Japan on Thursday, shaking buildings and leading to the suspension of some train services as a precaution, but there were no immediate reports of any serious damage, injuries or of a tsunami. The … Continue reading

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