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Fukushima is running out of space to store contaminated water. Japan’s environment minister said the ‘only option’ is to dump it in the ocean.

Eight years after the nuclear disaster at Japan’s Fukushima power plant, the facility contains more than 1 million tons of contaminated water. Japan’s environment minister recently said the “the only option” is to dump that water into the Pacific Ocean. But that could hurt the area’s local fishing economy and […]
Fukushima is running out of space to store contaminated water. Japan’s environment minister said the ‘only option’ is to dump it in the ocean.
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Radioactive water from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant may be dumped into the ocean because the facility says it will run out of storage space by 2022

Japan is considering a proposal to dump contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean because it is running out of storage space at the facility. Japan’s environment minister Yoshiaki Harada said Tuesday the plan is the “only option” for Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, […]
Radioactive water from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant may be dumped into the ocean because the facility says it will run out of storage space by 2022
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Chernobyl was the world’s worst nuclear-power-plant accident. Here’s how it compares with Fukushima and Three Mile Island.

HBO’s “Chernobyl” series has reignited comparisons between the Soviet power-plant accident and other nuclear accidents worldwide. Chernobyl is widely acknowledged to be the worst nuclear accident in history, but a few scientists have argued that the accident at Fukushima was even more destructive. Both events were far worse than the […]
Chernobyl was the world’s worst nuclear-power-plant accident. Here’s how it compares with Fukushima and Three Mile Island.
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Shots of a port in Fukushima as Japanese residents brace for a tsunami

A powerful earthquake struck near Fukushima, Japan, at approximately 6am local time on Tuesday morning, prompting the Japan Meteorological Agency to issue a tsunami warning for residents on the island nation’s east coast. Here’s the latest. 6.49am local time — Authorities report a tsunami of 60cm at the port of Onahama in Fukushima. 6.55am local time […]
Shots of a port in Fukushima as Japanese residents brace for a tsunami
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UPDATE: Why the water cooling system at Fukushima nuclear plant stopped

UPDATE: The cooling system at the Fukushima nuclear plant is back online. Earlier this morning, officials were “trying to establish what’s gone wrong” at the Fukushima nuclear plant. A 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck 67km off the coast of Japan this morning, and tsunamis have been recorded hitting the east coast. […]
UPDATE: Why the water cooling system at Fukushima nuclear plant stopped