The exclusion zone around the Fukushima nuclear power station has an end-of-the-world feeling about it. The villages are now desolate ghost towns. Our reporters went into the heart of this post-apocalyptic danger zone.
It took a while before we dared venture into the “red zone”, the 20 km area surrounding the Fukushima nuclear plant. It’s the most famous and terrifying no-go area since Chernobyl. We very gradually…
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RADIATION levels around Japan’s stricken nuclear plant soared after another earthquake jolted the country yesterday.
Engineers fear the 5.9 quake may have caused fresh leaks at Fukushima Dai-ichi, north of Tokyo.
Levels of radioactivity rose sharply in seawater near the plant. It happened shortly after the Tokyo Electric…Continue
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Radiation levels have risen dramatically in seawater near the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan, sparking fears of a new leak, according to the country's government.
The announcement came ahead of a fresh 5.9-magnitude earthquake that hit the Kanto region, in the eastern part of the country on Saturday morning.
Ironically the new quake hit hours after the country's nuclear safety agency ordered plant operators to beef up their quake alert systems to prevent a recurrence…Continue
Radioactive cesium 25 times above the legal limit for consumption was detected Wednesday in young sand lance caught off Fukushima Prefecture, the health ministry said.
One of the sampled fish tested for cesium had 12,500 becquerels per kg.
It was caught about 500 meters off Iwaki and 35 km from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station, it said. The limit for cesium is 500…Continue
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