“Unimaginable” radiation levels at Fukushima cause second robot to be abandoned

by Second robot abandoned due to ‘extreme radiation’ in Fukushima nuclear plant James Gorman 9news: February 20, 2017 Another robot sent to investigate the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has been abandoned after succumbing to extreme radiation levels. The “Scorpion” robot, designed by the Tokyo Electric Power company (TEPCO), experienced catastrophic failure as it approached the […]

Fukushima ‘clean-up costs double’, government admits public to pay

by BBC: November 28, 2016 Japan announced what is effectively a tax on the public to pay the debt of the private electricity utility. Japan’s government estimates the cost of cleaning up radioactive contamination and compensating victims of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster has more than doubled, reports say. The latest estimate from the trade […]

Powerful earthquake strikes off Japan’s Fukushima prefecture; tsunami warning issued

by CTVNews.ca : November 21, 2016 A large earthquake has struck off the coast of Japan’s troubled Fukushima prefecture. Registered at a magnitude of 7.4 by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), tsunami warnings have been issued for Fukushima and neighbouring Miyagi prefectures, with the JMA urging residents to immediately evacuate coastal areas and reach higher […]

Elevated Radiation Consistently Found in Fukushima Areas Authorities Claim Decontaminated

by AlternativeFreePress.com Greg McNevin, a photographer working with Greenpeace, explored areas of Russia and Japan that have been “decontaminated” and are apparently supposed to be safe for people to live and grow food. His work visualizes the radiation that persists in these so-called decontaminated areas. McNevin juxtaposes radiation data onto long exposure photographs. “Using this […]

Peer Reviewed Research Exposes Fukushima Cover-up By Japan’s Nuclear Safety Authority

by Masakazu Honda and Miki Aoki THE ASAHI SHIMBUN : January 18, 2016 Researchers: No doubt cleanup at Fukushima nuclear plant contaminated rice crops in 2013 Radioactive substances that contaminated rice paddies here in 2013 came from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, an international group of researchers said, rejecting a denial issued by […]

Declassified Documents Show US Government Misled Public About Severity Of Fukushima Radiation

by AlternativeFreePress.com Within a week of the Fukushima accident in 2011, U.S. authorities knew that parts of Fukushima had melted down completely, and instead of telling the public, they insisted radiation levels were safe and changed the “acceptable radiation levels”. (source) The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission wrote a report on March 18, 2011 (only one […]

Fukushima Report Dangerously Downplays Ongoing Health Risks

by RINF: September 2, 2015 A new report from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) “downplays” the continuing environmental and health effects of the Fukushima nuclear meltdown while supporting the Japanese government’s agenda to normalize the ongoing disaster, Greenpeace Japan charged on Tuesday. The Vienna-based IAEA released its final report Monday on the 2011 triple […]

Radioactive cesium from Fukushima detected in North America at highest levels yet

by Fukushima nuclear waste detected along Southern California coast — Highest levels seen anywhere in North America since testing program began — 8.4 Bq/m3 of radioactive cesium measured near beach between Los Angeles and San Diego ENENews : August 25, 2015 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s Center For Marine And Environmental Radiation: Location: 32°57’0.00″N; 117°17’60.00″W [1.8 […]

Fukushima fishermen OK TEPCO plan to release “decontaminated” water into sea

by THE ASAHI SHIMBUN : July 28, 2015 Fishermen in northern Fukushima Prefecture gave Tokyo Electric Power Co. the green light on July 27 to release radioactive groundwater from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant into the ocean after it undergoes decontamination treatment. The Soma-Futaba fisheries cooperative association approved TEPCO’s “subdrain plan” at […]