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IAEA asks for even more patience at the slow cleanup of the Fukushima nuclear disaster

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) asked for “patience and public transparency” in its review of cleanup activities at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. It’s the agency’s fourth review mission since the earthquake, tsunami and meltdown destroyed the plant in 2011. By Joshua S Hill Cleantechnica It has been nearly eight years since I began covering […]

February 8th

Radioactive material accumulating on beaches near Fukushima

Radioactive material from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant disaster is accumulating in the sands and brackish groundwater beneath beaches up to 60 miles away from the nuclear power plant itself, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on October 2. The study is the first to identify accumulations of […]

November 5th

Fukushima disaster could have been prevented, says new study

By Jeremy Bloom With cleanup barely begun four years after the Fukushima disaster, a new study looking at the run-up to the worst nuclear meltdown in history says it could have easily been prevented. While most studies have focused on the response to the accident, we’ve found that there were design problems that led to the disaster […]

October 2nd

Fukushima update – Nuclear reactor nearly under control?

The next time an American company pushing nuclear power tells you “We have safeguards in place! We know what we’re doing! We can handle emergencies!” … keep this in mind:

It’s four months in to the Fukushima disaster, and some of the best engineers in the world have things “nearly under control” – which means the temperature is down to the boiling point of water, it’s not leaking too much, and it’s not going to explode (probably).

July 14th

After Fukushima, Wikileaks points to the disasters waiting to happen

If a techincally-advanced country like Japan with a reputation for exactitude can suffer from one of the worst nuclear disasters in history, should we be a litttle more worried about places where security and infrastructure are poor to non-existent and corruption is rampant?

That’s the theme of a special report compiled for Reuters, based on diplomatic cables assembled from the Wikileaks treasure trove. And it’s kinda scary.

June 9th