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Magnitude 6.9 earthquake strikes off Fukushima in Japan, triggering tsunamis

A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck off the coast of Fukushima in northeast Japan early Tuesday, sending residents fleeing to higher ground and prompting worries about the nuclear power plant destroyed by a tsumani five years ago. Lines of cars were seen snaking away from the coast in the pre-dawn hours after authorities issued a tsunami warning

600 tons of melted radioactive Fukushima fuel still not found, clean-up chief reveals

The Fukushima clean-up team remains in the dark about the exact locations of 600 tons of melted radioactive fuel from three devastated nuclear reactors, the chief of decommissioning told the ABC’s Foreign Correspondent program in an exclusive interview. The company hopes to locate and start removing the missing fuel from 2021, the Tokyo Electric Power

Fukushima radiation killing our children, govt hides truth former mayor

 Katsutaka Idogawa, former mayor of Futaba, a town near the disabled Fukushima nuclear plant, is warning his country that radiation contamination is affecting Japan’s greatest treasure – its children. Asked about government plans to relocate the people of Fatuba to the city of Iwaki, inside the Fukushima prefecture, Idogawa criticized the move as a “violation of

No room for error? Fukushima basements mistakenly flooded with 200 tons of radioactive water

 A pump at Japan’s battered Fukushima power plant has mistakenly flooded its basements with highly contaminated cooling-tank water. But the latest mishap follows a far more worrying discovery about one last year’s leak. About 200 tons of water ended up flooding the basements beneath the complex, although the water didn’t have a pathway to reach