Fresh snow has made relief efforts in Japan even harder

Number Of Missing In Japan Quake Jumps To Over 300

A heavy dumping of snow meanwhile complicated relief efforts a week after the 7.5-magnitude quake, with more than 2,000 people still cut off and many others lacking power or forced to take shelter in crowded emergency sites.
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IAEA Latest Update on Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant

The Japanese Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency issued a new provisional rating for the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on the IAEA International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale (INES)
Yokohama, south of Tokyo

Travel in Japan rebounding a month after the quake

Local travel agencies are reporting of tourism to have started gaining momentum in the country, a month after the massive magnitude 9.0 earthquake, which triggered the tsunami and nuclear crisis in Japan.
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Massive US pumps shipped to damaged Japan nuclear plant

Two of the world's largest concrete pumps - normally used for concrete in construction projects - departed from the United States on Saturday morning to Japan's Fukushima Daiichi plant to help contain the damaged nuclear reactors there.
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US stocks decline after Japan quake

U.S. stocks declined on Thursday after reports of another earthquake hitting Japan in less than a month, but markets were off their lows after a tsunami warning was lifted.
Fukushima Daiichi From the air

Decommissioning Damaged Reactors Won't Be Easy

Even as Tokyo Electric Power Company acknowledged that it will decommission four of the six nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, there is still the problem of a massive cleanup.
Fukushima nuclear power plant

IAEA: Radiation Above Limits Near Nuclear Plant

The International Atomic Energy Agency says it has measured levels of radiation in a small village northwest of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant high enough that it would recommend evacuation.
Fukushima Reactor No. 3

Radiation Spikes In Seawater Near Fukushima Reactor

Radiation levels in the seawater near the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have spiked. That could mean either the reactor core has breached or the spent fuel is leaking radioactive contaminants.


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