Topic archives: Fukushima Daiichi

Three years on from Fukushima, nuclear power has some new allies

Three years on from Fukushima, nuclear power has some new allies

March 5, 2014 8

Japan has reinvested in nuclear power, even though the Fukushima power plant is still not safe. Freelance journalist David Donaldson says developing nations are just getting started with nuclear.

Libya front pages … Coulson’s payout … News Corp downgraded …

Libya front pages … Coulson’s payout … News Corp downgraded …

August 24, 2011

In today's Media Briefs: wow the world's newspapers covered Libya ... Front Page of the Day ... Bad Gaddafi headline of the Day ... News Corp. downgraded on threat from "powerful enemies" ... and more ...

Fukushima disaster: worse than Hiroshima

Fukushima disaster: worse than Hiroshima

August 3, 2011 152

More gravely serious truths about the severity of the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster following the earthquake and tsunami of March 11 have emerged.

Censorship of Fukushima information leaves Japan in fear

June 1, 2011 2

Attempting to censor a public already starved of meaningful information on the threat posed to their long-term health seems counter-productive, writes Dan Bray, a freelance journalist and former Japan resident.

Post-Fukushima crisis, worldwide move to power down nukes

May 31, 2011 11

Up to two thirds of the current 54 reactors will be offline or shut for inspection in the next couple of months.

Post-Fukushima, Loy Yang plant may be sold in fire sale

Post-Fukushima, Loy Yang plant may be sold in fire sale

May 19, 2011 4

There is speculation inside the corridors of Victoria’s largest power generator that it could be forced to a sale as a result of the nuclear disaster in Japan.

Fukushima nuke plant ‘in a state of meltdown’

May 13, 2011 4

According to Japanese media reports, there seems to have been a partial or substantial meltdown of the fuel rods in the No.1 reactor at Fukushima.

Governments back away from nuclear projects after Japan crisis

April 21, 2011 4

This week two reactors planned for Texas and four in Italy have been shelved or cancelled in what is the most dramatic fallout so far for the industry outside of Japan's Fukushima disaster.

Nuclear power: try and sell it now

Nuclear power: try and sell it now

April 15, 2011 7

Crikey readers have their say.

Nuclear crisis, geiger counters and Crikey’s counting

April 14, 2011 7

Crikey readers have their say on nuclear disasters and carbon tax compensation.

Finding blame, losing face in Japan’s now Chernobyl-like crisis

Finding blame, losing face in Japan’s now Chernobyl-like crisis

April 12, 2011 83

Extracting the precise information from the Japanese authorities has been so difficult that sequence of events remains unknown, but the extreme levels of radiation make it apparent everything went atrociously wrong.

Japan nuclear crisis reaches Chernobyl levels

April 12, 2011

Following another spate of severe aftershocks, the Japanese nuclear situation has worsened, with authorities raising the severity level to 7, the highest international level. This puts the Fukushima plant on par with the 1968 Chernobyl disaster.

Positive developments at Japanese nuclear reactors

Positive developments at Japanese nuclear reactors

March 21, 2011

The International Atomic Energy Agency believes there have been some positive developments in the last 24 hours, but the overall situation at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant remains very serious, writes Richard Farmer.

Nuclear myths erupt in Japan

March 14, 2011 121

It has taken less than three days for Japan's notoriously dishonest and evasive nuclear industry to concede the seriousness of the crisis affecting its nuclear power plants, including the "fail safe" cooling process which was a risk analysis bet gone wrong.