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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 […] Continue reading →

Fukushima : Plant Decontamination System Shuts Down Amid Failure

 Anthony Gucciardi,  A malfunction within the Fukushima plant has led to the complete shutdown of the plant’s decontamination system. As the Fukushima nightmare continues under the wing of plant operator TEPCO, the blatant incompetence of the highly deceptive corporation is once again apparent following a complete shutdown of the plant’s decontamination system. The very same […] Continue reading →

Fukushima Workers Used Duct Tape to �Stop

 Rebar wasn’t even used to reinforce the concrete foundations under water tanks, says worker  A Japanese worker who spent six months at the Fukushima nuclear power plant says that he isn’t surprised about the latest radioactive leaks from the plant because of its shoddy construction and repair work, including the use of duct tape to […] Continue reading →

Japan PM wants Fukushima plant entirely scrapped

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered the operator of the country’s crippled nuclear power plant Thursday to scrap all six reactors at the site instead of just four already slated for decommissioning and to concentrate on tackling pressing issues like radioactive water leaks. After taking a firsthand look at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant, however, Abe […] Continue reading →

IAEA Boss Says Fukushima Water Leak Urgent

International Atomic Energy Agency Director-General Yukiya Amano on Monday characterized the leak of radioactive water at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant as “a matter of high priority that needs to be addressed urgently.” Amano pledged to send a team to Japan this autumn to deal with the increasingly worrisome problem. Meanwhile, plant operator TEPCO announced […] Continue reading →