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Fukushima

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Fukushima underground 'ice wall' aims to slow radioactive build-up

The project, which has been given the go-ahead by a regulatory body, is designed to hamper the build-up of radioactive water around the crippled nuclear plant.

By May. 27, 2014

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More bad news from Fukushima as reactor leaks continue

Is another nuclear emergency in the offing? Japanese officials express concern about the plant operator's ability to control the situation after a new leak is discovered.

By Aug. 21, 2013

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The (ongoing) lesson of Fukushima? It could have been worse (pictures)

From Chernobyl to Fukushima, "it could have been worse" has become a common refrain over the last few decades. But that optimism comes at a price -- in the coin of public health.

9 Images Aug. 21, 2013

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Google Street View explores Japan's Fukushima nuclear zone

The Web giant brings its team inside the nuclear no-go territory to photograph a desolate ghost town.

By Mar. 27, 2013

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Fukushima, one year later: Safety fears and slow fixes

Nuclear power plants in the U.S. are due for upgrades to guard against natural disasters. Will they come fast enough to satisfy a new generation of nuke critics?

By Mar. 9, 2012

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Japan 'astonishingly unprepared' for Fukushima disaster

With the one-year anniversary of Japan's nuclear disaster approaching, an independent panel says Tepco and the nuclear industry had a false sense of security.

By Mar. 5, 2012

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Fukushima nuclear plant now stable, Japan says

The tsunami-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is finally in a 'cold shutdown' situation, the Japanese government says, as Tokyo eyes a $12.8 billion cleanup bill.

By Dec. 17, 2011

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Still plugging new nuclear power tech post-Fukushima

Despite the worst nuclear disaster in decades and other roadblocks, young nuclear power companies NuScale Power and TerraPower still see strong interest in getting alternative reactor designs built.

By Nov. 20, 2011

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Robot pilot describes challenges at Fukushima plant

A blogger operating robots at Japan's leaking Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant describes the difficulties of his work.

By Aug. 23, 2011

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Peak radiation spots found at Fukushima plant

Operator Tepco finds pockets of radiation at the Fukushima Daiichi plant so high they could kill a person after just several seconds.

By Aug. 2, 2011