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One year after an earthquake and tsunami hit Japan on March 11, 2011, an independent investigation panel has highlighted the country's failures in disaster planning and crisis management for the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.
Multiple radioactive "hot spots" in and around Tokyo -- some 125 miles from a nuclear facility damaged by a March earthquake -- have been detected by citizens using radiation-detection gear.
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists today published Japanese translations of articles from its new special issue on the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station disaster.
When the Tohoku earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station on March 11, 2011, the world witnessed the largest nuclear incident since the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.
The amount of radiation released during the Fukushima nuclear disaster was so great that the level of atmospheric radioactive aerosols in Washington state was 10,000 to 100,000 times greater than normal levels in the week following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that triggered the disaster.
New Mobile Contamination Characterization Center provides superior population monitoring for radiological emergency response. Springfield, MA (PRWEB) July 27, 2011 Local and regional governments are increasingly interested in developing processes to care for citizens in the event that a natural disaster affecting a nuclear facility or a nuclear terrorist situation should occur.
WASHINGTON, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gregory Jaczko, Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, will address the National Press Club at a luncheon on Monday, July 18. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) Jaczko will talk about lessons learned by the nuclear power industry in the aftermath of Japan's March 11 Fukushima nuclear disaster, which stands as the most serious nuclear accident since the Chernobyl meltdown in 1986.
Japanese health officials said on Tuesday the potential health consequences of the nuclear crisis at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi plant are not equal to those caused by the disaster at Chernobyl.
WASHINGTON, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), Rep. Edward J.
- A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.