Fukushima http://kunc.org en Radioactive Water Leak At Fukushima Worse Than First Thought http://kunc.org/post/radioactive-water-leak-fukushima-worse-first-thought Radiation surrounding Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has increased 18-fold following a report last month that radioactive water had leaked into the ground around the plant, which was badly damaged in a 2011 earthquake and tsunami.<p>Tokyo Electric Power Co., which owns the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant, reports that radiation around the site is at 1,800 millisieverts per hour, a level that Reuters says is "enough to kill an exposed person in four hours."<p>Previously, the utility, also known as Tepco, said the leaking water was at around 100 millisieverts per hour.<p><a href="http://www.b Sun, 01 Sep 2013 15:27:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 49078 at http://kunc.org Radioactive Water Leak At Fukushima Worse Than First Thought New Leak Reported At Japan's Fukushima Nuclear Plant http://kunc.org/post/new-leak-reported-japans-fukushima-nuclear-plant Operators are <a href="http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp-com/release/2013/1229847_5130.html">reporting a fresh leak</a> of contaminated water from the grounds of the ruined Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on Japan's coast.<p>In 2011, a tsunami sparked meltdowns at the plant, and authorities have had to pump in water ever since to keep the melted nuclear fuel cool. After passing through the reactors, the contaminated water is decontaminated and put into storage until it can be recirculated through the reactor cores.<p>But it keeps leaking out. In April, it seeped from a reservoir. Tue, 20 Aug 2013 16:38:00 +0000 48576 at http://kunc.org New Leak Reported At Japan's Fukushima Nuclear Plant Steam And Groundwater Raise Concern At Japanese Nuclear Plant http://kunc.org/post/steam-and-groundwater-raise-concern-japanese-nuclear-plant <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99VscPE3dos</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 09:27:00 +0000 Geoff Brumfiel 47508 at http://kunc.org Steam And Groundwater Raise Concern At Japanese Nuclear Plant In Japan: Running Out Of Places To Put Radioactive Water http://kunc.org/post/japan-running-out-places-put-radioactive-water Adding to reporting from NPR, <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=176856750" target="_blank">The Associated Press</a> and other news outlets, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/30/world/asia/radioactive-water-imperils-fukushima-plant.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0"><em>The New York Times</em> writes Tuesday</a> that:<p><blockquote><p>"Two years after a triple meltdown that grew into the world's second worst nuclear disaster, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is faced with a new crisis: a flood of highly radioactive wastewater that workers are struggling to cont Tue, 30 Apr 2013 13:16:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 43630 at http://kunc.org In Japan: Running Out Of Places To Put Radioactive Water Depression And Anxiety Could Be Fukushima's Lasting Legacy http://kunc.org/post/depression-and-anxiety-could-be-fukushimas-lasting-legacy <em><em>T</em>wo years ago today, an earthquake and tsunami triggered a meltdown at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Japan. Hundreds of thousands of people living near the plant were forced to flee. The World Health Organization recently predicted a </em><em>very small rise in cancer risk from radioactive material that was released. For the nuclear refugees, though, anxiety and depression could be the more persistent hazard. Correspondent Geoff Brumfiel traveled to Fukushima prefecture and met victims of the accident to see how they are coping. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 08:40:00 +0000 41350 at http://kunc.org Depression And Anxiety Could Be Fukushima's Lasting Legacy