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Japan regulator to launch new investigation into Fukushima nuclear disaster

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FILE PHOTO: A Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) employee, wearing a protective suit and a mask, walks in front of the No. 1 reactor building at TEPCO’s tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, Japan February 10, 2016. REUTERS/Toru Hanai TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s nuclear regulator said in Wednesday it would Read More

Japan regulator to re-investigate Fukushima nuclear disaster

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FILE PHOTO: A Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) employee, wearing a protective suit and a mask, walks in front of the No. 1 reactor building at TEPCO’s tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, Japan February 10, 2016. REUTERS/Toru Hanai TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s nuclear regulator plans to reinvestigate the Fukushima Read More

T-rekt: Asteroid that killed the dinosaurs hit with force of 10 billion atomic bombs

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While it’s widely accepted that an asteroid killed Earth’s dinosaurs, how exactly it achieved this has remained the subject of debate. Now, researchers have discovered the apocalypse was even more awe-inspiring than we’d thought. The asteroid, measuring an estimated 81 kilometers (50 miles) across, smashed into the Earth near Chicxulub, in what is now modern Read More

Japan may have to dump radioactive water into the sea, minister says

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Tokyo Electric Power (9501.T) will have to dump radioactive water from its destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean as it runs out of room to store it, the environment minister said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Storage tanks for radioactive water are seen at Tokyo Electric Power Co’s (TEPCO) Read More

Japan will have to dump radioactive Fukushima water into Pacific, minister says

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Tokyo Electric Power will have to dump radioactive water from its destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant directly into the Pacific Ocean, Japan’s environment minister said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Storage tanks for radioactive water are seen at Tokyo Electric Power Co’s (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima Read More

Japan tells diplomats no decision yet on contaminated Fukushima water

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FILE PHOTO: Storage tanks for radioactive water are seen at Tokyo Electric Power Co’s (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, Japan February 18, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese government officials on Wednesday told diplomats they were still considering options for handling contaminated water at Tokyo Electric Read More

Indonesian students invent pinger to find quake victims

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JAKARTA (Reuters) – It’s the size of a credit card and about as slim. But if you’re trapped under rubble after an earthquake, it just might save your life. A trio of Indonesian university students has invented a device that uses high-frequency signals to help locate victims after a natural disaster. Dubbed Detector of Interconnected Read More

NOCs confident Tokyo 2020 can overcome heat, water quality issues

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Searing heat and water quality issues have dogged Tokyo 2020 organizers in recent weeks but delegates to a Chef de Mission seminar on Tuesday said they are confident their hosts will find solutions ahead of next year’s Summer Olympics. Summer sunshine is seen through Olympic rings displayed at Nihonbashi district in Tokyo, Read More

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says protests have hit business like a ‘tsunami’

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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks during a news conference in Hong Kong, China August 9, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato HONG KONG (Reuters) – Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Friday the business community was very worried about the long-term consequences of protests in the Asian financial hub. Lam was flanked by business Read More

Japan to resume effort to tackle contaminated water problem at Fukushima

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan is resuming efforts to disperse a build-up of contaminated water at Tokyo Electric Power’s wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant that is stalling progress on cleaning up the site, the government said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Storage tanks for radioactive water are seen at Tokyo Electric Power Co’s (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear Read More