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Did quake or tsunami cause Fukushima meltdown?

Did quake or tsunami cause Fukushima meltdown?

Japan’s nuclear safety agency today rejected a claim in British newspaper The Independent that the earthquake itself, not the subsequent tsunami, destroyed cooling systems leading to meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. “It is not correct,” a spokesman for Japan’s nuclear safety watchdog, the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA), told New Scientist. The […]

Renewed concern over nuclear response

Renewed concern over nuclear response

As Japan last weekend marked the 66th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, concern continues to mount about new revelations of elevated radiation readings following the March 11 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. Evidence of unsafe levels of radiation within the food supply chain continues to emerge, with Japanese media reporting on Wednesday […]

Millions to turn off lights for Earth Hour

Millions to turn off lights for Earth Hour

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), organizers of the fifth annual Earth Hour, is asking people all over the world to turn off lights tonight from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. local time in support of energy conservation and awareness of climate change. In 2010, 128 countries, 4,000 cities and 1,000 landmarks worldwide participated in […]