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The fuel rods at a third nuclear reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant have been fully exposed to air for short periods of time and at least partially exposed for more than three hours, allowing them to heat up and sharply raising the risk of...
Japan Q&A: What caused the blast at nuclear plant, and what are officials doing to avert a meltdown?An explosion overnight destroyed the building housing one of the nuclear reactors at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima No. 1 facility about 160 miles north of Tokyo, where authorities have been struggling to bring the reactor under control following...
ReutersJapanese engineers struggled on Sunday to pump radioactive water from a crippled nuclear power station after radiation levels soared in seawater near the plant more than two weeks after it was battered by a huge earthquake and a tsunami. Tests on...
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Workers struggling to contain radioactive releases from the Fukushima power plant face two critical tasks to avoid turning a nuclear disaster into a catastrophe: preventing a runaway chain reaction into the nuclear fuel and maintaining a massive flow of...
Multimedia JournalistMore than two dozen demonstrators held a candlelight vigil in front of Three Mile Island's main gate early Monday morning, marking 32 years since a partial meltdown in one of the power plant's two reactors. The anti-nuclear demonstrators started the...
The worst-case scenario is being redefined. Engineers and emergency responders are attempting to avert massive radiation releases from reactors in Japan that were crippled by a massive earthquake and tsunami. Already the threat of partial meltdowns of...
While much of the world watches as officials in Japan try to get a handle on the crisis at a nuclear power plant brought on by a recent earthquake and tsunami, experts in this country have said there is no reason to fear radiation from the disaster area...
I grew up in a culture that devalued sleep. It was common to hear my parents say, “Nothing comes to a sleeper but a dream.” Sleep in our culture is treated as a manifestation of laziness. Many of us have internalized contempt for sleep and those who...
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As workers struggle to shut down the nuclear reactors in Japan, Michigan is closely watching the failure at the Fukushima Dai-ichi complex. While grave, the accident in Japan is two orders of magnitude lower than the 1986 Chernobyl incident, said Dr....
ReutersFUKUSHIMA, Japan -- Japan's prime minister said on Tuesday that radioactive levels had become high around an earthquake-stricken nuclear power plant after an explosion there, and there was a risk of radiation leaking into the atmosphere. Naoto Kan...
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Earthquake, tsunami and not one but two explosions at the Fukushima Daiishi nuclear power plant. The latest happened about 8pm PST, Sunday night. Company officials say seven people are missing and three people were injured. The good news is, so...
UCLA professor Keisuke Iwamoto answered reader questions about the dangers of radiation exposure in a live Web chat Thursday. Iwamoto, a faculty member at UCLA's Division of Molecular and Cellular Oncology, studies radiation exposure and how it can...
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