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Japan’s Fukushima crisis was man-made, says parliament


July 5th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 5 (IANS) A Japanese parliamentary panel said in a report Thursday that last year's crisis at the Fukushima nuclear plant was "a man-made disaster", RIA Novosti reported.The March ... Read more...

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Fresh radioactive water leakage at Fukushima n-plant


January 22nd, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) About two liters of radioactive water leaked from the turbine building of the second reactor at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, Kyodo news agency ... Read more...

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Expert groups to probe Fukushima n-plant disaster again


December 31st, 2011 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Dec 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Four groups of independent experts will conduct another probe into the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the NHK TV channel said.Four ... Read more...

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Fukushima site finally stabilised: Japan PM


December 16th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Dec 16 (IANS) The crippled nuclear reactors at Japan's Fukushima power plant have finally been stabilised, Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda announced Friday.An earthquake and tsunami in March knocked out ... Read more...

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Japan, France agree on joint nuclear safety measures


October 24th, 2011 - 9:36 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Oct 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda and his French counterpart Francois Fillon have agreed on joint nuclear safety measures.Noda and Fillon Sunday said they will act ... Read more...

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Japan PM declares no-entry-zone around Fukushima nuke plant


April 21st, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 21 (ANI): Japanese Prime Minister, Naoto Kan, has declared the 20 kilometer evacuation area around the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant a legal no-entry zone.He said the government would legally enforce ... Read more...

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Robot collects radiation data at crippled Japan n-plant


April 19th, 2011 - 9:05 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 19 (IANS) A robot has been put into service to collect radiation data from a crippled Japanese nuclear plant hit by a tsunami last month, a media report ... Read more...

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Japan needs 2-3 months to end nuclear crisis


April 16th, 2011 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 16 (IANS) Japan will need at least two to three more months to bring an end to the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, a nuclear industry ... Read more...

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Russia to send team to monitor Japan n-contamination


April 16th, 2011 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will send a scientific team to the Sea of Japan to monitor the levels of nuclear contamination in the area, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin ... Read more...

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TEPCO President apologises for Fukushima emergency


April 13th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 13 (ANI): The president of the Tokyo Electric Power Corporation (TEPCO) has apologised for a nuclear emergency at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in Japan, which is leaking ... Read more...

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Japanese protest against country’s nuclear industry


April 10th, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 10 (IANS/Ria Novosti) Thousands of Japanese took to the streets Sunday to protest against the country's nuclear power industry after a devastating earthquake caused a meltdown at the Fukushima ... Read more...

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New prototype gasoline engine will improve car efficiency


April 8th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): A new prototype gasoline engine that requires no transmission, crankshaft, pistons, valves, fuel compression, cooling systems or fluids has been developed.Researchers at Michigan State University came up with ... Read more...

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Japan seeks Russia’s help to dispose radioactive water


April 5th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 5 (ANI): The Japanese Government has asked Russia to send a special radiation treatment vessel to help dispose of contaminated water from Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.A spokesman for Russia's ... Read more...

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Japan considers using huge sheets to contain radioactive substances


April 4th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr.4 (ANI): The Japan Government has asked Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, to consider wrapping the containment buildings with large amounts of sheeting ... Read more...

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‘Fukushima 50′ will die within weeks


April 2nd, 2011 - 1:20 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tokyo, April 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The 300 brave workers who stood when everyone else fled from the damaged Fukushima plant says they expect to die within weeks due to lethal doses of ... Read more...

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‘Fukushima 50′ ready to die ‘with radiation within weeks’ to save Japan


April 1st, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 1 (ANI): The mother of one of the workers at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant has revealed that her son and his colleagues believe that they have been exposed to high ... Read more...

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Radiation levels still within norm in Russia’s Far East


March 29th, 2011 - 10:15 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Radiation levels are within the norm as they were checked on early Tuesday in Russia's Far East region of Sakhalin, a spokesman for the regional ... Read more...

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Greenpeace suggests doubling Fukushima evacuation zone


March 29th, 2011 - 5:57 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Greenpeace has suggested to extend the evacuation zone around Japan's quake-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant from 20 to 40 km due to high radiation levels.Workers ... Read more...

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Japanese Government criticizes nuke plant operator for lacking transparency


March 27th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar. 27 (ANI): The Japanese Government has criticized the operator of radiation-leaking nuclear plant for lack of transparency and also for failure to protect the workers.Government has revealed a series of ... Read more...

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Japan nuclear crisis far from over: IAEA chief


March 27th, 2011 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar. 27 (ANI): The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Yukiya Amano, has said that Japan was "still far from the end of the accident" at its Fukushima nuclear ... Read more...

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Radiation levels no danger to marine life: Japan


March 26th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Japan's marine life is in no danger regardless of the radiation levels in the waters near the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant, government spokesman Yukio ... Read more...

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Fukushima nuclear power plant crisis will be effectively overcome: IAEA chief


March 22nd, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 22(ANI): The situation at Japan's quake-damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant remains very serious, but it will be effectively overcome, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director-General Yukiya Amano has said.The ... Read more...

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Two nuke reactors at Japan’s tsunami hit plant connected to external power supply


March 22nd, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar 22 (ANI): Japan's Tokyo Electric Power Corporation (TEPCO) has claimed to have connected No. 1 and No. 4 reactors at the earthquake-cum-tsunami hit Fukushima nuclear power plant to an external ... Read more...

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Japan resumes cooling operations at quake-hit nuke plant


March 21st, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar.21 (ANI): In an effort to cool down reactors and overheating spent fuel pools, Japan's Self-Defense Forces (SDF) and firefighting personnel resumed spraying water at the crisis hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear ... Read more...

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Chinese nuke plant safer than Fukushima: Experts


March 20th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Honk Kong, Mar.20 (ANI): Experts have said that China's Daya Bay nuclear plant (built in the 1990s) is safer than the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan (1971), as it is newer ... Read more...

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Radiation levels decline near Japan nuke plant


March 18th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar.18 (ANI): Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency has said radiation levels near the damaged Fukushima No 1 nuclear power plant are declining following water-dousing measures taken to cool down the ... Read more...

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Russian rescuers to search 100 sq km area near Japan’s Sendai


March 17th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian rescuers intend to search a 100 sq km area around the disaster-struck Japanese city of Sendai by the end of Thursday, the head of ... Read more...

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US sends drone to inspect damaged Japanese nuke plant


March 17th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar.17 (ANI): The United States will fly a high-altitude drone over Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant to take a closer look and assess the degree of the damage that has occurred ... Read more...

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Oil prices may rise but early to assess Japan fallout: RBI


March 17th, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 17 (IANS) While warning of higher petroleum fuel prices, India's central bank Thursday said it was too early to assess the impact of the devastating earthquake and tsunami ... Read more...

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Temperature rises in two more reactors at Japan n-plant


March 15th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 15 (IANS) Temperatures have been rising slightly in two units of Japan's Fukushima 1 nuclear power plant, where four other reactors were already shut following a series of ... Read more...

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Sensex falls 401 points, amid fears of nuclear catastrophe in Japan


March 15th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Mar15 (ANI): The Sensex at the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on Tuesday plunged 401 points to 18,037 and the Nifty fell 122 points to 5,408 due to looming threat of ... Read more...

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Indian equities sink on worries over Japan disaster


March 15th, 2011 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 15 (IANS) Indian equities took a major hit Tuesday on worries over the fallout of the devastating earthquake in Japan that has led to explosions at three ... Read more...

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Japan nuke plant hit by third blast in four days


March 15th, 2011 - 8:19 am ICT by ANI
Soma (Japan), Mar.15 (ANI): The earthquake-damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in northeast Japan experienced its third explosion in four days early on Tuesday.Agency reports quoted a spokesman of Japan's Nuclear Safety Agency ... Read more...

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Japan rocked by second nuclear explosion


March 14th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar.14 (ANI): The second hydrogen explosion in three days occurred at Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant on monday, sending a huge cloud of smoke into the air and wounding six workers. ... Read more...

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Greenpeace worried about Japan nuke plant collapse impact


March 12th, 2011 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar. 12 (ANI): Environmental watchdog Greenpeace has expressed its condolences to victims of Friday's 8.9 earthquake-cum-tsunami in northeastern Japan.In a statement, Greenpeace said that it is deeply concerned about the ... Read more...

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