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Mutant butterflies linked to fallout from Japan nuclear meltdown

Radioactive fallout from the Fukushima meltdowns has created mutant butterflies, researchers in Japan have said. Scientists say they've detected an increase in mutations in leg, antennae and wing shape among butterflies.... Read more»

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One year after Japan disaster, APS says Palo Verde nuke plant is safe

A year after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, operators of Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station said Friday that events in Japan prompted new initiatives to prepare for emergencies.... Read more»

Study: Fukushima radiation 2 times higher than thought

Scientists measured significantly higher levels than expected of the radioactive element cesium-137 in the earth's atmosphere, according to a study by the Norwegian Institute for Air Research.... Read more»

Japan marks 6 months since tsunami

Six months after an earthquake and tsunami left 20,000 dead or missing and sparked a nuclear crisis in Japan, Japanese marked the tragedy with a minute of silence.... Read more»

Radioactive beef on market in Japan

Tokyo officials discovered that the meat of 11 cows from a Fukushima farm, which was about to be delivered, contained high levels of radiation, while radioactive meat of six other cows from the same farm was on the market.... Read more»

Japan doubles estimate of radiation leaked from crippled nuke plant

Japan more than doubled its initial estimate of radiation released from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in the week after the tsunami. The revision, almost three months after the earthquake and tsunami, is likely to fuel criticism of the way information about the accident was initially disseminated... Read more»

New photos released of tsunami hitting nuke plant

TEPCO has released new photos of the tsunami hitting the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on March 11, while the company posted a $15 billion loss prompting its president to resign.... Read more»

Extensive damage, radioactive leaks suspected at Fukushima reactors

Serious damage has occurred in fuel cores at two reactors of Japan's Fukushima nuclear complex, said Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), further complicating shutdown efforts.... Read more»

Japan says Fukushima crisis at Chernobyl level

Japan has raised the severity of the nuclear crisis at its stricken Fukushima Daiichi plant to the highest level, putting it on a par with the Chernobyl disaster. Officials said that radiation leaks were still far lower than those during the 1986 disaster — the world's worst — but the situation remained unpredictable.... Read more»

Comic: Japan

Nuclear brainstorming

Radiation leaks from damaged nuclear reactor cores at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Station look to be a long term problem for Japan... and the world.... Read more»

Shih Tzu saves owner from tsunami

Nobody can know for sure why Babu insisted on heading in the opposite direction on her morning walk. But Tami Akanuma says it's because her dog knew a tsunami was coming.... Read more»


Twitter-sourced '#quakebook' created in one week for Japan relief

A British resident of Japan has conceived and led the publication of a book aimed at telling the stories of Japanese earthquake and tsunami victims, and raising relief funds.... Read more»


Aflac audition should be easy as duck soup

Tom's ready to take a quack at replacing Gilbert Gottfried.... Read more»

Cooling pool nearly boils over at Japan nuke plant

A pool containing spent fuel rods at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant almost boiled over Tuesday, sending fresh tremors of fear among workers battling to cool it down.... Read more»

Engineers reconnect power lines to all six Japan reactors

Power cables have been reconnected to all six reactors at Japan's stricken nuclear plant, a major breakthrough in bringing unstable reactors under control, officials said Tuesday as the facility's operator came under criticism for withholding information about safety violations and accidents.... Read more»


Body recovery in Japan

In the northern Japanese city of Sendai, and surrounding areas, recovery continues from the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit on March 11.... Read more»

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