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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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Cooling system restored at Japan n-plant reactor


May 29th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The operator of the tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant Sunday restored the cooling system and fuel pool at reactor No.5, officials said.The Tokyo Electric Power ... Read more...

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Fukushima n-plant operator confirms fuel meltdown


May 24th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 24 (IANS) The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has confirmed fuel meltdown in three reactors at its crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the Kyodo news agency said ... Read more...

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Head of Fukushima n-plant operator resigns


May 20th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The head of the company operating Japan's troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is stepping down and is taking responsibility for the handling of Japan's ... Read more...

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Japan widens evacuation zone near tsunami hit Fukushima nuke plant


April 22nd, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 22 (ANI): Japan has included some towns outside a 20-kilometer radius of the earthquake-cum-tsunami hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to the list of areas covered by its evacuation directive ... Read more...

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Japan nuclear crisis to be resolved in nine months


April 17th, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 17 (ANI): Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), the operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, on Sunday said that it expects to bring the crisis under control by ... Read more...

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Radiation risk from Japan nuke plant ‘considerably smaller’: Official


April 11th, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 11 (ANI): Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano has said the risk of massive radiation leaks from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is lower than what it was ... Read more...

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India halts food import from Japan


April 5th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The central government Tuesday suspended import of food articles from Japan for three months due to radiation threats from a nuclear power plant crippled in ... Read more...

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Death toll in tsunami hit Japan tops 10,000 two weeks after disaster


March 25th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar 25 (ANI): The official death toll caused by an 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami in Japan has topped 10,000, while around 250,000 people are still taking shelter in some 1,900 ... 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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Will Japan’s radiation leak reach India?


March 21st, 2011 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) As panic and myths do the rounds after the radiation leak at Japan's quake-hit Fukushima nuclear plant, experts feel India should not worry about the ... Read more...

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Japan attaches power cable to crippled nuke plant to stop radiation


March 19th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar.19 (ANI): Hopes rise at Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant as engineers attached a power cable outside the plant on Saturday in an attempt to restart water pumps to cool overheated ... Read more...

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Japan raises severity level of nuclear crisis to 5


March 18th, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by BNO News
TOKYO (BNO NEWS) -- Japan on Friday raised its accident severity level from 4 to 5 on the International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale of 7 at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power ... Read more...

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Greenpeace hails China’s move on nuclear plants


March 18th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Environmental NGO Greenpeace Friday welcomed the Chinese state council's decision to suspend the approval process of its upcoming nuclear plants until their safety standards are ... Read more...

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Japan quake: Toll rises to over 6,000


March 18th, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 18 (IANS) The catastrophic quake and ensuing tsunami in Japan last week has left 6,405 people dead, while at least 10,259 were still unaccounted for till Friday, ... Read more...

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This Indian professor doesn’t want to return from Japan


March 17th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 17 (IANS) Even as Japan faces the worst tragedy since World War-II, 55-year-old Saleem-ul-Rahman Nadvi, who has been living in the island nation for last 30 years, doesn't ... 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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Chinese fear radiation from Japan, buying iodine pills


March 17th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 17 (IANS) Many Chinese, fearing radiation poisoning from the earthquake-ravaged nuclear plant in neighbouring Japan that just lies across the sea, are buying iodine pills to protect themselves.The ... Read more...

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No threat to India from Japan radiation leak


March 16th, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) India Wednesday said it faces "no danger" from the radiation leak in Japan's quake-damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant as it is travelling in the ... Read more...

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China safe from radiation leaking from reactors in Japan say officials


March 16th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 16 (ANI): Officials in China have said that the country will not be affected by the wide dispersion of radiation from leaking reactors in Japan, in the next three ... Read more...

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Japan faces nuclear fallout, quake toll may be 10,000 (Intro Roundup)


March 13th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 13 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan Sunday said the country was facing its worst crisis since World War II, as the toll from the earthquake and tsunami ... Read more...

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India sends first relief plane to Japan


March 13th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) India is Sunday sending its first relief plane to Japan, which has been devastated by a massive earthquake and tsunami killing thousands of people, Indian ... Read more...

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Quake-hit Japan faces nuclear crisis, toll may cross 10,000 (Third Lead)


March 13th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 13 (IANS) The devastating earthquake followed by a tsunami that hit northeastern Japan is likely to claim over 10,000 lives, police said, as authorities scrambled Sunday to minimise ... Read more...

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Hundreds dead as devastating quake, tsunami hit Japan (Second Intro Roundup)


March 12th, 2011 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 11 (IANS) Huge tsunami waves, some 10 metres high, triggered by a devastating 8.9-magnitude earthquake, slammed northeastern Japan Friday and swept away people, houses, cars, boats and crops ... Read more...

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Japan hit by massive quake, tsunami, 200-300 killed (Roundup)


March 11th, 2011 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 11 (IANS) Ten metre high tsunami waves slammed northeastern Japan Friday triggered by a massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake and swept away people, cars, boats, crops and buildings as the ... Read more...

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Japanese PM declares atomic power emergency


March 11th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 11 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan Friday declared a state of atomic power emergency, following an 8.9 magnitude earthquake which hit Japan's northeastern Honshu island, even as ... Read more...

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Hundreds of bodies found after massive quake in Japan


March 11th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 11 (IANS) Some 200 to 300 bodies have been found in the tsunami-hit coast city Sendai, following an 8.9-magnitude earthquake that hit Japan's northeastern Honshu island Friday, according ... Read more...

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Radiation leaks at n-research centre in South Korea


February 20th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Feb 20 (IANS) A South Korean nuclear power research centre Sunday issued a radiation leak warning, forcing its staff to immediately evacuate, the local media reported. A "white" warning was issued ... Read more...

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No radiation leaks in China’s quake zone: Official


May 23rd, 2008 - 9:42 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Beijing, May 23 (Xinhua) No radiation leaks have been detected in the nuclear facilities in southwest China's quake-hit zone, but 15 radiation "sources" are still inaccessible, the government said Friday. "We did ... Read more...

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