ARTICLES RELATING TO FUKUSHIMA DISASTER

Belgium's ageing nuclear plants worry neighbours

2016-01-18 20:04

As the two cooling towers at Belgium's Doel nuclear power belch thick white steam into a wintry sky, people over the border in the Dutch town of Nieuw-Namen are on edge.

Japan restarts second nuclear reactor

2015-10-15 18:00

A nuclear reactor near an active volcano in Japan has been put back online, the second unit to be restarted in the country under updated regulations following a triple meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi atomic power station in 2011.

Fukushima compensation to be increased to $57bn

2015-07-28 19:45

Japan has approved an increase in compensation payments for the Fukushima crisis to ¥7.07trn, as many evacuees remain in temporary housing four years after the disaster.

Fresh doubts over Japan nuclear restarts

2014-06-30 15:15

Japanese authorities, keen to restart nuclear power plants three years after the Fukushima disaster, may face an additional hurdle in securing approval.

Warning over nuclear plant

2012-11-11 11:24

Japan's only working nuclear power plant sits on what may be a seismic fault in the earth's crust, a geologist has warned, saying it is "very silly" to allow it to continue operating.

Fukushima fish radiation may indicate leak

2012-10-26 13:23

Higher than normal radiation levels found in fish caught off Japan's east coast could indicate the Fukushima nuclear plant is still leaking.

 

Don't be fooled by nuclear lobbyists – Fin24 user

2015-12-30 06:49

Fin24 user Wihan Louw disagrees with Dr Kelvin Kemm’s assessment that the tsunami which hit Fukushima nuclear power plant proved nuclear power is safe.

Town lifts evacuation order 4 years after Fukushima disaster

2015-09-05 15:01

The Japanese town of Naraha has lifted a 2011 evacuation order that sent all its 7 400 residents away after the nearby Fukushima nuclear plant was crippled by a tsunami and spread contamination.

Sodium - the key to nuclear's future?

2014-10-13 14:49

Sodium, the sixth-most abundant element on the planet, is being held up as the key to one of several new types of nuclear reactors being developed.

Radiation spots found at quake-hit plant

2013-08-22 16:26

New spots of high radiation has been found near storage tanks holding highly contaminated water, the Fukushima nuclear plant operator says.

Fukushima costs may soar to $125bn

2012-11-07 15:00

The cost of the clean-up and compensation after Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster may double to $125bn, the plant's operator has warned.

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