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Japan marks 2011 earthquake, tsunami, nuclear disaster

Japan marks 2011 earthquake, tsunami, nuclear disaster

Japan pauses on Friday to mark five years since an offshore earthquake spawned a monster tsunami that left about 18,500 people dead or missing along its northeastern coast and sparked the worst nuclear disaster in a quarter century.

Late Fukushima manager flagged risks of Japan's big nuclear plants

The late manager of Japan`s destroyed Fukushima plant questioned the safety of large nuclear facilities, documents showed on Thursday, potentially affecting the debate over the restart of the world`s biggest nuclear power station.

Japan to resume Fukushima rice exports

Japan is to restart exports of rice grown in Fukushima for the first time since foreign sales were halted due to fears of contamination by the nuclear disaster there, officials said Tuesday.

Japan lets first evacuees live in nuke no-go zone

For the first time since Japan`s nuclear disaster three years ago, authorities are allowing residents to return to live in their homes within a tiny part of a 20-kilometer (12-mile) evacuation zone around the Fukushima plant.

Japanese nuclear regulators present new safety measures

Japan`s nuclear regulators on Monday presented a draft outline of new safety measures to prevent or minimise the consequences of severe accidents like Fukushima nuclear disaster.

People flee Japan nuke disaster to faraway Okinawa

Okinawa is about as far away as one can get from Fukushima without leaving Japan, and that is why Minaho Kubota is here.

Japan, US carry out joint nuclear disaster drill

The drill was conducted on the assumption that radiation monitoring posts had stopped functioning after a major earthquake in the southern Kanto region.

Sri Lanka to set up warning system for N-disasters

The IAEA decided to help Sri Lanka set up seven early warning detectors and provide equipment worth EUR 72,000.

UN, EU launch project to prevent nuclear disasters

The Centres for Excellence Initiative is designed to alleviate risks of crimes related to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear disasters.

Ukraine marks 26th anniversary of Chernobyl

Ukraine`s President vowed on Thursday that his country is committed to building a new, safer shelter over the damaged Chernobyl reactor.

Fukushima contamination `chronic and lasting`

The IRSN said the main radioactivity leaks occurred between March 12-25 in about 15 incidents.

`Japan was unprepared for nuclear crisis`

Naoto Kan said the crisis exposed a host of man-made vulnerabilities in Japan`s nuclear industry.

A year on, only brief home visits for Japan nuclear evacuees

Many evacuees do not know when, if ever, they can return to land that has been in their families for generations.

Japan probe finds nuclear disaster response failed

A report says that the Japan govt`s response to the nuclear crisis was confused and riddled with problems.

Japan: Nod to nuclear disaster compensation bill

The govt of Japan submitted to parliament a bill to help TEPCO meet its massive compensation payments through the creation of an entity.

Japan admits being unprepared for nuclear disaster

Japan admitted Tuesday it was unprepared for a severe nuclear accident like the tsunami-caused Fukushima disaster and said damage to the reactors and radiation leakage were worse than it previously thought.

What’s happening inside Japan`s N-reactors?

Japan`s biggest earthquake has knocked out back-up cooling at several stricken reactors.

What’s happening inside Japan`s N-reactors?

Japan`s biggest earthquake has knocked out back-up cooling at several stricken reactors.

Humiliated Gaddafi caused nuclear scare: WikiLeaks

Libyan leader was prepared to leave HEU potentially unprotected in 2009.