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    Welcome To Fukushima Watch, offering the latest information in the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster. On March 11, 2011, a tsunami struck the coast of Japan, destroying three nuclear reactors and severely damaging a fourth nuclear reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant. Since then, hundreds of tons of radioactive waste have leaked into ocean, contaminating life… [Continue Reading]


NRC increases the risk of Fukushima-like U.S. disaster by extending life of reactors to 80 years

U.S. nuclear reactors may now have a life expectancy greater than most people. Whenever American power plants are built, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is able to grant operating licenses for a period of 40 years. However, the U.S. is now set to test whether it's safe to operate nuclear power plants for 80 years — twice as long as initially allowed and slightly longer than the average … [Read More...]


Six reasons to oppose nuclear power

Less than five years after the worst nuclear catastrophe to plague Japan, the country's government has once again decided to push for nuclear energy. The Japanese government is restarting reactors throughout the country and hopes nuclear power will account for 20 to 22 percent of its total electricity supply by 2030. Reverting back to nuclear energy is a grave and dangerous move on Japan's part, a … [Read More...]


Is nuclear energy production in its twilight?

With renewable energy sources on the rise, U.S. nuclear power plants are now gradually shutting down, suggesting nuclear energy production is in its twilight. Entergy Corporation is the latest organization to call it a day. The national fleet plans to switch off the Fitzpatrick nuclear power plant on Lake Ontario close to Syracuse, New York, and the Pilgrim Nuclear Power station close to … [Read More...]


Japanese technology used to purify Fukushima radiated soil could cleanse Agent Orange from Vietnam

Japanese technology used to decontaminate radioactive soil at the Fukushima Daiichi site could possibly help rid Vietnam of traces of Agent Orange, noxious contaminants used by the United States for chemical warfare during the Vietnam War. After a tsunami engulfed the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in 2011, the Japanese civil engineering company Shimizu tested its water pressure technologies to … [Read More...]

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