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    Slow Progress at Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Site, New Problems Arise

    Read this Sept. 11 story from Japan’s Asahi News on ongoing troubles at the Fukushima nuclear disaster site. The operator is having difficulty pumping water into destroyed reactors at the Fukushima No. 1 plant, tanks are ...

    Fukushima was a Man-Made Disaster- New Japanese Parliamentary Report

    Fukushima was a Man-Made Disaster: New Japanese Parliamentary Report

    Read this July 5 story from The Guardian on a new report from a special Japanese parliamentary panel, which pins the blame for the nuclear catastrophe at the Fukushima-Daiichi plant on government-industry collusion and poor reg...

    Another Close Call at Fukushima as Stalled Reactor 4 Cooling System Restarted

    Another close call at Fukushima as stalled Reactor 4 cooling system restarted

    Read this update from The Japan Times, confirming that the collong system for the badly damaged reactor 4 at the Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear Plant was successfully restarted Monday after malfunctioning over the weekend, once agai...

    Japan to Speed up Removal of Radioactive Fuel Rods from Reactor 4 Following International Pressure

    Japan to Speed up Removal of Radioactive Fuel Rods from Reactor 4 Following International Pressure

    Read this June 21 story from Reuters, reporting that Japan’s nuclear crisis minister told the media organization the country will be speeding up efforts to remove dangerous contaminated fuel rods from the badly-damaged re...

    The badly damaged reactor 4 building, with its exposed spent fuel ponds, at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant

    Fukushima Reactor 4: The most important story nobody’s talking about

    “It is no exaggeration to say that the fate of Japan and the whole world depends on No. 4 reactor.” -Former Japanese Ambassador to Switzerland Mitsuhei Murata to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon It’s the most ...

    Nuclear Thorium

    Thorium: Nuclear Power’s Last Hope…Maybe

    Awhile back I did a piece on nuclear energy and you would have thought I was in favour of hanging petty thieves (that theory belongs to the Harper Conservatives). I said nothing in favour of nuclear but only made the point that...