Fukushima Update

August 22nd, 2011

US Atmospheric Chemists Produce First Estimate of Fukushima Radiation Leak

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This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Fukushima Update

Fukushima Update: We’ll be running a short series with a follow-up on Fukushima. Today’s focus: U.S. chemists in San Diego recently released figures radiation measured in California following the Fukushima disaster, with insights on how much radiation leaked at the Fukushima site.

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August 24th, 2011

Fukushima Update: Contract Laborers Report Chaos and Safety Lapses

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This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Fukushima Update

Five months after the devastating earthquake and tsunami, work to clean up the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant is still ongoing, with reports of safety issues and disorganized efforts.

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August 26th, 2011

Fukushima Update: Japan’s Costly Shift to Fossil Fuels

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This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Fukushima Update

Japan has been scrambling to replace a huge daily shortfall of 400 million kWh this summer because of the shutdown of all but 15 of Japan’s 54 nuclear reactors. Immediately after the disaster, TEPCO ordered dozens of retired fossil-fuel plants fired up across the country, and they have been slowly brought back […]

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