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Fukushima, Japan struck by earthquake
A 6.8-magnitude earthquake early Saturday struck Fukushima, Japan -- the epicenter of a nuclear crisis following a massive 2011 earthquake and tsunami -- the Japan Meteorological Agency reported.
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A 6.8-magnitude quake struck near Fukushima, tsunami warning issued for Tohoku coast.
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Quake strikes near Fukushima
A 6.8-magnitude earthquake early Saturday struck offshore not far from Fukushima, Japan -- the epicenter of a nuclear crisis following a massive 2011 earthquake and tsunami -- the Japan Meteorological Agency reported.
West Hawaii Today
About Town | 7-11-14
A charity Zumbathon will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at Kona International Market.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Sophisticated radiation detector designed for broad public use
Nuclear engineers at Oregon State University have developed a small, portable and inexpensive radiation detection device that should help people all over the world better understand the radiation around them, its type and intensity, and whether or not it poses a health risk.
The Washington Post
Tropical Storm Neoguri on Path to Tokyo After Soaking South
Tropical Storm Neoguri swept toward Tokyo, threatening to hit the city overnight with heavy rains and strong winds after leaving at least three dead and forcing the evacuation of almost 90,000 people.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Crooks and Liars
Extremely Powerful Typhoon To Hit Japan Tomorrow
Japanese forecasters are calling it a " once in decades storm ." And at Kadena Air Base , a US military installation on the island of Okinawa, one commander dubbed the storm "the most powerful typhoon forecast to hit the island in 15 years."
Sun Jul 06, 2014
The Washington Post
Homebuilders, Restaurants Herald Cracks in Japan's Power Market
Watami Co., a restaurant chain in Japan known best as a hangout for salarymen, is getting into the business of selling power -- and it isn't alone.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
The Japan Times
Health studies explode the myth of the 'safe' nuclear power plant
Playing it safe: Children play in an indoor sand pit at a kindergarten in Koriyama, about 50 km from the Fukushima No.
Sun Jun 29, 2014
Out of the television spotlight and into the financial advice business
If you recognize Richard Thompson, here's why: For nearly 20 years he was the South Sound Bureau Chief for KIRO-TV, covering news in Pierce, Thurston, Mason, Lewis and Grays Harbor counties.
Tue Jun 24, 2014
Seabrook Station extension dependent upon investigation results
As concerns about Seabrook Station's concrete degradation problems continue, federal safety officials say they are committed to ensuring the matter is thoroughly investigated before making any decisions about the nuclear power plant's pending relicensing application.
Fri Jun 20, 2014
Inter Press Service
Q&A: "Fukushima Accident Still Ongoing After Three Years"
But the consequences are still ongoing due to continuous leaks of radioactivity into the environment, says independent nuclear energy consultant Mycle Schneider.
Mon Jun 16, 2014
International Business Times
Japan Twin Earthquakes Strike Near Fukushima
The first measured 5.7 and occurred shortly after 3:00 a.m. local time. Its epicentre was located some 91 kilometres off the coast of Honshu, The second temblor, measuring 5.6-magnitude, hit two hours later at a depth of 39 kilometres slightly closer to shore.
Fri Jun 13, 2014
The Georgia Straight
Post-Fukushima nuke watchdog outrages Japanese
Satoru Tanaka, a 64-year-old professor of nuclear engineering and a staunch supporter of nuclear power, will start his job as commissioner with the Nuclear Regulation Authority in September.