Nuclear power in Japan is slowly but surely beginning to return to a new normal in the wake of the Fukushima meltdown, as the country recently took another step towards restarting one of its remaining
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Ever since the Fukushima disaster in 2011, rice in Japan has been tainted by radiation. This year, for the first time, the rice harvest is finally below the radiation standard set by Japan’s government.
Have you been downing iodine like mad to protect your body against all that nuclear radiation emitted from the Fukushima meltdown? If so, it looks like your precautions might have been a bit premature, as
Three years later and the world has slowly returned to normal after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station disaster, but the frightening consequences just keep on going. Scientists have found that
The LVMH Kodomo Art Maison is a new community center dedicated to children in Fukushima to support disaster relief efforts. The two-story building was designed and built by Shigeru Ban and the Voluntary
Over three years have passed since the devastating Fukushima disaster, yet TEPCO, the plant’s operator, is still struggling to contain radioactive water flowing from the site. A few months ago the
In March, Inhabitat ran a story about how the Japanese government had pledged $470 million towards the construction of a massive ice wall that they hoped would contain the radiation from the Fukushima
Located in the Fukushima Prefecture, the futuristic Aizu-Wakamatsu Akisai Vegetable Plant is the start of field trials led by Fujitsu Home & Office Services Limited. Measuring about half an acre, it
Sushi lovers might want to think twice before ordering up that next spicy tuna roll, as scientists just found Fukushima radioactivity in tuna that has migrated from Japan to the Pacific Northwest.
Three years ago when the Fukushima nuclear disaster forced people to evacuate their homes, many were left wondering when and if they would ever be able to return. The Miyakoji area of Tamura, a city 12
It seems that whenever the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan appears to be under control, something new happens to set back progress. The plant’s operator just discovered the worst leak since the
Wind turbines / Shutterstock Even though it goes against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s agenda to reboot nuclear power throughout Japan, the province of Fukushima has pledged to go 100 percent renewable
Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the embattled operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, just released a new video showing highly radioactive water inside the damaged number 3
Masami Yoshizawa used to raise cows for slaughter, but since the Fukushima disaster his only aim is to save them. He believes the Japanese government wants to kill the cows in order to erase the past,
Photo via Shutterstock Scientists from the government-backed Japan Atomic Energy Agency recently announced that they intend to conduct a controlled nuclear meltdown in order to learn how to prevent
Image © Shutterstock Construction has just begun on a futuristic farming project in Japan’s Fukushima prefecture. A combination farm and solar park, the Renewable Energy Village will contain 120
Photo © Shutterstock A recent Reuters report reveals that a black labor market run by Japanese gangsters, or yakuza, has been using taxpayer funds to clean up radioactive fallout in northern Japan.
Photo of offshore wind farm via Shutterstock Japan’s floating wind turbine off the coast of Fukushima has begun to produce clean, renewable energy for the national grid. The project, a collaboration
Under normal circumstances it can take up to 50 years before a nuclear power plant is fully decommissioned, but in the case of the Fukushima plant, it could take much longer. The next step of the process
Guests at an Imperial Palace garden party last week were shocked when novice Japanese lawmaker Taro Yamamoto handed Emperor Akihito a letter about Fukushima. The gesture, which happened while the emperor
As the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) prepares for the most dangerous phase of decommissioning the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Japan's Liberal Democratic party (LDP) is calling for
Photo via Shutterstock Japan has nearly completed construction on the first of 140 floating windmills that will eventually provide a safer alternative to its nuclear energy infrastructure. When
The Fukushima nuclear power plant remains a toxic disaster more than two years after an earthquake and tsunami struck coastal Japan. While damages to local residents and the environment are still being
A "once-in-a-decade" typhoon has hit the Japanese coast, and while its winds weakened from a peak of 130-156 mph—Category 4 status—heavy rain and landslides have claimed 17 lives on Oshima Island and
In the latest of a now seemingly endless series of devastating, embarrassing debacles at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, operating utility Tepco has found that radiation levels in seawater
As if the situation at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant weren't bad enough, we now have news that six clean-up workers were exposed to radioactive water when a pipe was mistakenly disconnected.
The utility responsible for Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant has confirmed yet another leak of carcinogenic, strontium-containing wastewater from storage tanks at the site. The Tokyo
Fast food chain Yoshinoya Holdings has announced plans to grow rice, cabbage, and onions a mere 100 km (60 miles) away from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi power plant. The company is known for their
Japanese Prime Minister Orders TEPCO to Fix Fukushima’s Radioactive Water Leaks, Wants Plant Scrapped
On a tour of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered the plant's operator to present a timeline for fixing persistent leaks of contaminated water,
On Tuesday, the operator of the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant announced that it dumped 1,130 tons of radiation-contaminated water following a typhoon. Typhoon Man-yi hit Japan on Monday with heavy
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