radiation

IMPACT: Nuclear plant owner TEPCO downplayed tsunami risk

TOKYO — In planning their defense against a killer tsunami, the people running Japan’s now-hobbled nuclear power plant dismissed important scientific evidence and all but disregarded 3,000 years of geological history, an Associated Press investigation shows. The misplaced confidence displayed by Tokyo Electric Power Co. was prompted by a series of overly optimistic assumptions that …

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Fukushima 50 told they walked in water with 10,000 times the expected level of radiation

(Peter Alford and Rick Wallace, Tokyo) – HIGHLY irradiated water that injured two emergency service workers at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi plant probably leaked from the No 3 reactor core, Japan’s nuclear safety regulator says.  It was likely the No 3 reactor’s containment vessel had been breached and the water into which three workers stepped …

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More U.S. states find traces of radiation from Japan

(CNN) — Colorado and Oregon have joined several other Western states in reporting trace amounts of radioactive particles that have likely drifted about 5,000 miles from a quake and tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant in Japan, officials say. But, on a portion of its website dedicated to tracking such radiation, the Environmental Protection Agency noted Wednesday …

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Radiation Levels Rise in Tokyo Tap Water as New Evacuations Ordered at Nuke Plant

(FOXNEWS) Tokyo – A spike in radiation levels in Tokyo tap water spurred new fears about food safety Wednesday as rising black smoke forced another evacuation of workers trying to stabilize Japan’s radiation-leaking nuclear plant. Radiation has seeped into vegetables, raw milk, the water supply and seawater since a magnitude-9 quake and killer tsunami crippled …

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TEPCO revised year-end dividend forecast

Press Release (Mar 23,2011) Notice Concerning Revision of Year-end Dividend Forecast The Tokyo Electric Power Company Incorporated (TEPCO, TSE:9501) hereby announces revision of its year-end dividend forecast for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2011. 1. Reasons for Revision of Year-end Dividend Forecast TEPCO is currently investigating detailed impact of the earthquake which struck off …

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Cobalt, Iodine and Cesium found in the Fukushima Daiichi plant’s discharge canals

On March 21st and 22nd, TEPCO detected cobalt, iodine and cesium in the seawater around discharge canal of Unit 1, 2, 3 and 4. With the latest press releases from TEPCO in Japan we learn that radiation is being detected in the ocean surrounding the plant. Levels are abnormal and due are of great concern …

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