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|4/20/2016 - Five years after the Fukushima nuclear accident, local residents are reporting a marked increase in serious birth defects, but due to an ongoing coverup by Japanese authorities, and a severe lack of scientific studies being performed, very little information on the subject is reaching the public.
|3/18/2016 - Five years after the earthquake-triggered events that led to the meltdown of three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, significant levels of radiation remain in the area – particularly in the forests near the disaster site.
The Japanese government has been attempting to...|
|3/12/2016 - This week will mark the five-year anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear accident – a disaster caused by an earthquake-generated tsunami that slammed into the Japanese coastline a few hundred kilometers north of Tokyo, killing more than 15,000 people and causing a meltdown of three nuclear reactors...|
|3/1/2016 - A new study published in the Aug. 2014 journal Ecological Indicators explores the effects that Fukushima's nuclear accident is having on marine life, an issue that the public and scientists have pondered and worried about since the meltdown occurred in 2011.
Three and a half years have passed since...|
|2/4/2016 - In an attempt to stave off the specter of looming financial collapse, the Bank of Japan has announced a "negative interest rate," in an effort to coerce banks into giving out more loans, thereby stimulating the economy.
Japan's economy grew only about 1.1 percent in 2015, and is predicted to grow...|
|2/4/2016 - Due to a loophole in Japan's law on radioactive contamination, radioactive soil stored at schools in Fukushima Prefecture will not be moved to temporary waste storage facilities near the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, nor will it be moved to the eventual permanent storage facility that...|
|1/29/2016 - Official data reported at the National Conference on Radiation Control shows that the U.S. has been experiencing a huge spike in radiation from Fukushima. Levels are considered to be far exceeding the federal regulatory limit, with nearly 1,000 times the normal amount of alpha particles recorded, including...|
|1/26/2016 - Americans have every reason not to trust incompetent government authorities, especially when that government disregards the threat of cancer-causing radioactive elements in the water. Americans have every reason to despise a government that lies to the public and says that Aloe vera and goldenseal root...|
|1/19/2016 - Large, bloody tumors continue to turn up in Pacific marine animals, raising concern that the ocean food web may be widely contaminated by radioactive isotopes from the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Unfortunately, no U.S. government agency has tested the ocean or its animals for this contamination, making...|
|12/31/2015 - U.S. Navy sailors and Marines dispatched to provide aid to Japan following the massive earthquake and tsunami in 2011 are now suffering a variety of rare and undiagnosed health problems, including many involving horrifying and visible changes to their bodies.
After the tsunami, the U.S. Navy's 7th...|
|12/23/2015 - Studies suggest that all bluefin tuna caught off the U.S. West Coast are likely carrying radioactive isotopes from the 2011 Fukushima disaster.
That's just one more reason to avoid eating Pacific bluefin tuna, which are considered critically endangered. Over-fishing has reduced their population to...|
|12/17/2015 - The alarming findings that levels of Fukushima radiation off the North American coast are higher now than they have ever been, is being spun by the press as an issue of no concern.
In March 2011, Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant suffered multiple meltdowns following a massive earthquake...|
|12/12/2015 - Government data shows that the U.S. is being bombarded with Fukushima radiation 1,000 times higher than normal.
In the months following the 2011 meltdowns at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, residents of Los Angeles were being exposed to levels of dangerous alpha radiation nearly 1,000...|
|12/2/2015 - Evidence continues to emerge linking growing cancer rates in Japan to the March 2011 meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, according to the latest update from the nuclear energy education nonprofit Fairewinds Energy Education.
According to Fairewinds' Chief Engineer Arnie Gundersen,...|
|11/18/2015 - Radioactive cesium from the 2011 Fukushima disaster is still being detected in citrus and other plants as far away as Florida, according to a report sent to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).
In March 2011, multiple nuclear meltdowns took place at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan....|
|11/5/2015 - The head of Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has admitted in an interview with the Times of London that the technology does not yet exist that would allow the decommissioning of the three remaining melted-down reactors. He has no idea when such technology might be available, and...|
|10/21/2015 - Nearly four years after a major tsunami created the massive tidal wave that destroyed much of Japan's Fukushima nuclear power complex in the northern part of the country, spewing radioactive waste into the air and surrounding Pacific Ocean, the truth about the after-effects of that disaster continue...|
|10/16/2015 - Plants in the area around Fukushima, Japan are widely contaminated with radioactive cesium, which is producing mutation and death in local butterflies, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa and published in the journal Scientific Reports.
|10/8/2015 - You might not have noticed that the Natural News network of websites has exploded in the past two months. In September alone, we reached one million new visitors across our new "partner" sites like Glitch.news, Collapse.news, FukushimaWatch.com and Twisted.news.
Here I've listed some of the most...|
|9/28/2015 - The first radioactive material from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster has now been detected in the coastal waters of North America, according to a study conducted by researchers from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
"Radioactivity can be dangerous, and we should be carefully monitoring the...|
|8/28/2015 - Scientists believe that a toxic algae bloom now stretching from California to Alaska could be responsible for poisoning marine mammals across the North American west coast. The bloom is growing in a giant mass of abnormally warm water that has come to be known as "the Blob" and has been positioned off...|
|8/25/2015 - The Japanese government just won't learn from mistakes at the Fukushima power plant. On August 11, the Kyushu Electric Power Co. restarted the No. 1 reactor at the Sendai Nuclear Power Plant. The reactivation of the reactor coincides with increased activity at the Sakurajima volcano, which is a mere...|
|8/24/2015 - At least three of the U.S. Navy sailors exposed to radiation from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan have now died from mysterious illnesses, according to Charles Bonner, an attorney representing approximately 250 of the sailors in a class action lawsuit against companies involved in running...|
|8/21/2015 - In March 2011, a tsunami struck the coast of Japan that destroyed three nuclear reactors and severely damaged a fourth nuclear reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi site. The radioactive waste from the plant has been bleeding into the neighboring forests and Pacific Ocean for over four years. TEPCO, the...|
|8/19/2015 - Dead and dying sea mammals continue to wash ashore at unusual and alarming rates along the California coast. Scientists are stumped, suggesting that the cause may be food shortages caused by abnormally warm waters - but unsure of what has caused the ocean off the California coast to warm so rapidly.
|8/14/2015 - An earthquake triggered a Tsunami that rocked the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on Japan's Tohoku coast in March, 2011, causing the near destruction of three nuclear power plants. It's been four years since the Fukushima disaster, and experts have yet to pinpoint the location of the melted fuel...|
|8/13/2015 - On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9 earthquake sparked a tsunami off the coast of Japan that left the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in ruins. Thousands of animals were abandoned and exposed to toxic levels of radiation from the power plant. A growing body of empirical studies after the disaster...|
|8/10/2015 - Whales have been dropping like flies in the Gulf of Alaska. Approximately nine whale carcasses were sighted in late May and early June. Now, fisherman have spotted five more decomposing whales, a fin whale and four humpbacks to add to the death toll.
The first two whale deaths reported in May sparked...|
|8/9/2015 - Heavy rains from Typhoon Nangka caused radioactive water and soil to flow from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and into the Pacific Ocean, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has admitted.
The Fukushima plant has been shuttered since three of its reactors melted...|
|8/6/2015 - Seventeen dolphins found mysteriously beached near the site of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant may have died from radiation-induced heart damage, a scientific analysis has suggested.
In March 2011, a massive earthquake and tsunami triggered meltdowns at three of the Fukushima reactors....|
|8/5/2015 - Pictures of alluring roses and daisies flourish on Facebook and Twitter. In May and June of 2015, however, a Japanese citizen posted pictures of daisies on Twitter that went viral for reasons other than their aesthetic appeal.
An amateur photographer who goes by the handle @san_kaido posted pictures...|
|7/22/2015 - The example of Chernobyl suggests that the death toll from the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan may eventually top one million, writes Robert Hunziker on CounterPunch.org.
In March 2011, a major earthquake and tsunami caused meltdowns at three separate reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear...|
|6/19/2015 - Censored and heavily redacted emails[PDF] from U.S. government scientists and officials reveal that there were major concerns among American policymakers shortly after the devastating Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster in March 2011 that there would be widespread radiological contamination...|
|6/17/2015 - By 2016, nearly as much radiation from the Fukushima disaster will have reached the North American West Coast as was initially scattered over Japan during the nuclear explosions, according to professor Michio Aoyama of Japan's Fukushima University Institute of Environmental Radioactivity.
|6/1/2015 - A number of countries are beginning to require Japan to place region-of-origin labeling on its food products to ensure that anything coming from the radiation-infested regions surrounding the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant are adequately screened for contamination. The decisions by countries...|
|6/1/2015 - It is estimated that at least 130 storage containers holding radioactive waste at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility in Japan are now leaking, according to new reports. The result is a continuous hydrogen gas buildup that nuclear experts say could one day trigger a cascade of devastating...|
|5/29/2015 - An oversight committee looking at the health of folks living in the Fukushima Prefecture of Japan near the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility has found that the thyroid cancer rate in young people has jumped by an astounding 6,000% throughout the region since the disaster first occurred...|
|5/20/2015 - A foreign correspondent whose career consists of traveling to dangerous regions around the world has called the area around Fukushima, Japan, one of the most hopeless places he has ever visited, likening it to a "post apocalyptic ghost town."
"I have seen abandoned villages before; most times there...|
|5/14/2015 - On May 1, a worker at Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant discovered a storage tank leaking radioactive water, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) announced the following day.
In March 2011, a major earthquake and tsunami triggered three separate meltdowns at the...|
|5/2/2015 - Japanese police are investigating after a drone seemingly contaminated with radioactive cesium was discovered on the roof of the prime minister's office on April 22. A man has turned himself in, claiming he landed the drone as a protest against Japan's nuclear energy policy.
In 2011, a massive earthquake...|
|4/27/2015 - Food produced in the radioactive exclusion zone around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant could already be on store shelves around the world, experts have warned.
In March 2011, a massive earthquake and tsunami triggered multiple meltdowns at the Japanese plant. Explosions ejected massive...|
|4/22/2015 - With environmentalists and activists still reeling and trying to remedy the chemical annihilation of pollinator populations, they now have a new crisis to manage and investigate to prevent another important ecosystem from crashing -- the West Coast fisheries.
Earlier this week, Michael Snyder sent...|
|4/18/2015 - The soil surrounding the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant remains contaminated with radioactive cesium, with a high risk that those atoms could transfer to food crops, suggests a study conducted by researchers from Kyoto Prefectural University and published in the Journal of Environmental...|
|4/14/2015 5:07:30 PM - Efforts to clean up the ongoing radioactive mess at Fukushima have failed once again after an experimental robot "died" just three hours into a roving expedition inside Unit 1, one of three reactors at the Japanese nuclear complex that experienced a meltdown following the 2011 disaster. And a top expert...|
|4/12/2015 - Even as radioactive waste from the Fukushima nuclear disaster continues to pour into the Pacific Ocean, the world's nuclear industry is undergoing a different kind of explosion.
"Right now, the nuclear renaissance is happening, and it's happening in East Asia," said Geoffrey Rothwell, an economist...|
|4/7/2015 - According to the most recent report, deaths in Japan attributable to the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster have continued to increase. Last year, the number of deaths increased by 18 percent over the year before.
A March 2011 earthquake and tsunami triggered multiple meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi...|
|4/4/2015 - Fukushima is Japan's and the world's radiation nightmare that will not go away in our lifetimes nor our children's or grandchildren's. The Fukushima nuclear power plant is hemorrhaging radioactive toxic waste into the ocean and though we are told not to panic, nor even to be casually concerned, the...|
|4/3/2015 - A major bombshell has dropped concerning the failed cleanup efforts at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. The shuttered plant's operator, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), has apparently been hiding for an entire year the fact that radioactive waste has been quietly...|
|3/30/2015 12:22:37 PM - The next Fukushima-style nuclear accident could take place just miles away from a city of 20 million people if China presses ahead with its plans to build a new nuclear reactor near the Pakistani metropolis of Karachi.
China has agreed to construct a 2.2-gigawatt nuclear power plant near Karachi...|
|3/10/2015 - U.S. Navy sailors exposed to radioactive fallout from the Fukushima nuclear disaster have been falling ill, even as the Defense Department insists that they were not exposed to dangerous levels of radiation. Many of the sailors have now joined in a class action lawsuit against Fukushima operators and...|
|2/26/2015 - Cleanup crews trying to mitigate Japan's never-ending radiation crisis at Fukushima ran into more problems recently after sensors monitoring a drainage gutter detected a huge spike in radiation levels from wastewater pouring into the Pacific Ocean.
The Tokyo Electric Power Company says radiation...|
|2/15/2015 - With nowhere else to put it and workers constantly being exposed to it, radiation from the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility in Japan has been ordered to be dumped into the ocean by Japanese regulators, according to new reports. This was just two days after a plant employee accidentally...|
|1/29/2015 - Marine biologists and other researchers are voicing serious concerns regarding the high mortality rate among orcas (killer whales) observed over the past couple of years.
No one has yet proven that there is a direct link between the 100 percent mortality rate seen among orca infants and the effects...|
|12/15/2014 - Beta radiation levels are off the charts at monitoring sites all across North America, according to new reports. But experts are blaming these radiation spikes on practically everything except for Fukushima.
Data gathered from tracking units in California, Arizona, Illinois and elsewhere reveal radiation...|
|12/5/2014 - Another mysterious wave of dead sea animals has washed ashore in Peru, the possible consequence of ongoing radiation releases from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility in Japan. BBC News reports that 500 dead sea lions were recently discovered on Peru's northern coastline, some 250 miles north of...|
|9/29/2014 - The cumulative amount of radiation released from Fukushima already exceeds that of the infamous 1986 Chernobyl disaster, says a new study published in the journal Nature -- and the damage, of course, is still ongoing.
Scientists from Japan, after testing radiation concentrations in various spots...|
|9/15/2014 - At least 2 trillion becquerels' worth of radioactive material flowed from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean between August 2013 and May 2014, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has admitted. The rate of release was 10 times higher than TEPCO's...|
|9/11/2014 - According to scientific modeling systems used by the European Union, the radioactive ocean plume released by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster is likely to remain a massive clump of radioactivity until it slams into the West Coast of the United States in late 2017.
On March 11, 2011, a massive...|
|9/10/2014 - The latest health report from Fukushima Prefecture counts 104 young people with confirmed or suspected thyroid cancer, suggesting a dramatically higher than normal rate. Because nuclear disasters release large amounts of radioactive iodine, which accumulates in the thyroid gland, thyroid cancer is a...|
|8/27/2014 - When the Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of South Carolina took the microphone at the Foreign Correspondence Club in Japan, the global impact of Fukushima radiation became much clearer.
Scientist Timothy A. Mousseau presented "Fukushima Catastrophe and its Effects on Wildlife,"...|
|8/8/2014 - Wild monkeys living near Fukushima, Japan, have detectable levels of radioactive cesium in their bodies, along with lowered blood cell counts that may indicate a hampered immune system, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Nippon Veterinary and Life Science University in Tokyo and...|
|8/1/2014 - Speaking on a radio program, Kyoto University assistant professor Hiroaki Koide commented that the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has become like a swamp filled with radioactive material.
Koide was referring to the fact that, ever since the meltdowns triggered by a March 2011 earthquake and...|
|7/20/2014 - A coalition of military servicemen is suing the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), which operates the devastated Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility in Japan, for injuries they sustained in the days following the massive earthquake and tsunami, which triggered three reactor core meltdowns.
|7/17/2014 - A new leak at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan must be repaired within about a week, or it could trigger another meltdown.
Three of the power plant's six reactors were offline when a massive earthquake and tsunami hit in March 2011. Damage sustained during the disasters...|
|7/9/2014 - A Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) project to freeze radioactive water to prevent it from further contaminating surrounding areas and the Pacific Ocean has hit a major snag: the water won't freeze.
In March 2011, a massive earthquake and tsunami triggered multiple meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi...|
|7/8/2014 - Evidence continues to emerge that fallout from the Fukushima nuclear disaster led to an increase in birth defects and infant deaths along the west coast of the United States.
In March 2011, a massive earthquake and tsunami triggered multiple nuclear meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power...|
|7/4/2014 - Emergency cooling measures used in the immediate aftermath of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster have led to the corrosion of a pipe that is now leaking radioactive water and preventing further cleanup of the site, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) announced in May.
In March 2011, a massive...|
|6/28/2014 - The first death has occurred among US Navy sailors who were exposed to radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi meltdowns, news outlets reported on June 11.
In March 2011, a massive earthquake and tsunami triggered multiple meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in northern Japan. At...|
|6/26/2014 - As experts continue to search for feasible ways to enter the stricken Fukushima nuclear facility in Japan without causing further damage or exposing workers to deadly levels of radiation, the mainstream media is finally admitting that the plant's reactor cores did, indeed, experience meltdowns.
|6/17/2014 - Japanese government officials have announced that Tokyo will spend $470 million to build a subterranean ice wall and take additional measures in what appears to be a desperate attempt to stop leaks of radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima Dai'ichi nuclear plant after repeated failures to staunch...|
|6/15/2014 - The "fun in the sun" lifestyle that Southern California is known for apparently no longer applies to the region's seabirds, many of which are disappearing at an alarming rate. New reports indicate that the vast majority of California pelicans have simply stopped reproducing, with less than 1 percent...|
|5/15/2014 - Fish caught off the coast of Oregon have tested positive for radiation and the researchers that discovered this say Fukushima is to blame. An Oregon State University (OSU) research project found that radiation in albacore tuna has been steadily increasing ever since the nuclear disaster back in 2011,...|
|5/9/2014 - The White House alarmism over global warming / climate change / "climate disruption" would be a lot more believable if it weren't so contrived. Of all the legitimate, imminent threats facing the continuity of the American way of life with its cheap money, cheap imports, cheap electricity, cheap fuel...|
|5/4/2014 - The company that owns and is responsible for cleanup efforts at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility in Japan is reportedly raking in at least $4.3 billion in net profits annually, according to The Economic Times. Thanks to steady rate hikes and a large government bailout following...|
|5/1/2014 - Disillusioned by the government's questionable position on radiation dangers throughout the region, many Japanese families living in and around the Fukushima prefecture where a large nuclear power station sustained three full meltdowns back in 2011 are deciding to send their children away to greener,...|
|4/23/2014 12:12:46 PM - The recent mysterious dumping of more than 200 tons of radioactive water into the basement of a building at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan has some crying "foul play." New reports suggest that international sabotage may be to blame for the "accidental" spillage, which is prompting...|
|4/16/2014 - A corporation accused of failing to properly design and maintain the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility in eastern Japan, which experienced three meltdowns after a historic earthquake and tsunami struck it back in 2011, is facing at least two multibillion-dollar lawsuits claiming negligence, breach...|
|4/10/2014 4:52:56 PM - A radioactive waste specialist has said that the high-level radioactive waste pools at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in northern Japan remains at risk of further contaminating the region and the surrounding Pacific waters if another major earthquake and tsunami were to strike the...|
|4/6/2014 - Cancer rates in many areas of Japan are on the rise following the global catastrophe at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility back in March 2011. And some Japanese doctors now caring for all those radiation refugees who were shipped out from areas surrounding the nuclear plant after it exploded...|
|4/5/2014 - Officials with the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) have shifted attention away from the energy producer's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in recent months, leaving a poorly trained, often unskilled and demoralized workforce to take care of the dangerous radiological cleanup there, multiple reports...|
|4/4/2014 - You've probably seen them floating around the 'net recently -- "crowdsourcing" projects that are raising money to implement new ideas or technologies that otherwise would not have significant enough financial backing through traditional investment channels. Well, now a group of concerned scientists...|
|3/27/2014 - The three-year anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster recently passed, and a prominent nuclear expert has come out in protest of the way both the Japanese government and the country's nuclear industry continue to handle the situation. During a recent episode of the Nuclear Hotseat podcast,...|
|3/26/2014 - Canadian scientists and authorities, as well as local residents, are alarmed at the discovery of radioactive metal in the Fraser Valley that came from Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, as they voiced concerns recently about the long-term impact of radiation along British Columbia's west coast.
|3/19/2014 - Several international experts, including Natural News editor Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, are scheduled to meet in Austin, Texas, March 22-23 to introduce and discuss solutions to the radiological disaster and fallout from the tsunami-damaged Fukushima Dai'ichi nuclear plant disaster.
|3/15/2014 - Debris from the decimated Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station in Japan has been wafting toward the U.S. West Coast for years, ever since the plant was struck by a gigantic earthquake-generated tsunami three years ago this month.
Now, it is finally set to reach our shores, and it is bringing contamination...|
|3/6/2014 - Just days after officials from the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) came clean about using radiation reading "errors" to cover up record levels of radioactive strontium-90 present in collection pools at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility back in July, the embattled power utility...|
|3/3/2014 - Concerned about the effects of radiation still being released from the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility in Japan, towns and cities all across California have begun enacting monitoring programs to deal with what many agree is an "international crisis of epic proportions" with no end...|
|2/28/2014 - More blunders at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility in Japan, now defunct, have led to yet another major environmental disaster, indicate new reports. Workers from the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), which owns the shuttered utility, apparently forgot to turn off an overflow valve at...|
|2/18/2014 - Research findings from an important exploratory cruise in June 2013 reveal radioactivity levels up to 1,000 times greater than pre-Fukushima breakdown readings. Spearheaded by the Wood Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), these findings show that radioactivity from the Fuskushima nuclear power plant...|
|1/29/2014 - The real and continuing effects from Fukushima still loom large closest to the radiation zone and within Tokyo where it impacts food, trade and water. Much of the population has a skewed view of the safety since the meltdown of several reactors occurred in 2011, in part due to unreliable reports and...|
|1/28/2014 - Scientists are warning about an alarming decline of marine life along the western coast of North America, with bizarre episodes of malnourished sea lions, starving brown pelicans, whales and dolphins migrating out of season - and a rapidly and drastically declining sardine population.
|1/27/2014 - Fallout from the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster in northern Japan in March 2011 continues to mount, as scientists now estimate that radioactive materials from the contaminated site are likely to reach North American shores later this year.
"Following the March 2011 Fukushima disaster, large...|
|1/25/2014 - Police investigations have uncovered a new problem with Japan's error-ridden effort to clean up contamination from the Fukushima disaster: criminal gangs are recruiting homeless people to work in radiation zones, then cheating them out of their pay.
In 2011, a massive earthquake and tsunami triggered...|
|1/23/2014 - It has been almost three years, and Fukushima continues to endanger the biosphere. A study published in the October 2013 Journal of Environmental Radioactivity on the effects of the Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster in marine life confirms that radioactive cesium is continuing to be concentrated...|
|1/22/2014 - Two prominent academic and research institutions in California are joining forces to conduct an in-depth study into how radiation from the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility is affecting California's pristine kelp forests. According to a recent announcement by the Lawrence Berkeley National...|
|1/21/2014 - Sailors aboard the USS Ronald Reagan, one of the nation's most modern aircraft carriers, were the first to respond to the stricken nuclear power station at Fukushima, Japan, in March 2011, following a devastating earthquake and tsunami which struck the site and heavily damaged three of the plant's six...|
|1/21/2014 - Radiation at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant has now exceeded more than eight times the radiation limit set by the Japanese government - presenting new concerns for problems that many say are exacerbating.
The largely government-owned Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) admitted that radiation...|
|1/16/2014 - Many of the power plant workers and their families who were evacuated after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, and later given compensation by the utility for their ongoing hardships, are now being told that they have to return the money, according to new reports. The Japanese news agency Mainichi...|
|1/15/2014 - Japan used to account for 15 percent of global fish catches, but now, nearly three years after the earthquake and subsequent tsunami which struck Fukushima's Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in March 2011, sales are plummeting in Fukushima and the surrounding prefectures, as the world focuses intently on...|
|1/12/2014 - While officials in the United States astoundingly continue to deny that radiation levels originating from Fukushima pose a significant threat to American lives, despite many troubling pieces of evidence, Russia has shown its willingness to refuse radiation-tainted goods by turning away 130 used cars...|
|1/10/2014 - Fallout from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster from two and a half years ago continues to silently impact health and safety around the world. After explosions in four of the six reactors, three melted down into the ground, and there is no way to simply plug the dam.
The effects of this unprecedented...|
|1/9/2014 - It was recently unveiled that U.S. Navy sailors aboard the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan during the time of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster suffered severe radiation poisoning after being left out to sea for months without aid. And new reports indicate that the cause of this nightmarish situation for...|
|1/7/2014 - It's amazing how little truth has come out of the media regarding Fukushima's nuclear plant meltdown and the vast amounts of radioactive pollution in the Pacific Ocean and the atmosphere.
It's been going on for over two years since the plant meltdown first began in March of 2011, and it hasn't improved....|
|1/7/2014 - Radiation from Fukushima has reached the shores of California. This has been confirmed by county officials in Half Moon Bay, California, who conducted radiation tests and found a 500% increase in radiation on the beaches there.
Alarm has been raised over the past few days thanks to amateur videos...|
|12/10/2013 - Cleanup efforts at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility were taken up a notch recently, as crews began hauling the spent fuel rods out of the infamous Reactor 4, which sustained terminal damage when the tsunami struck it back in 2011. But this is just the beginning of a massive remediation...|
|12/2/2013 - In an interview with the Guardian, the man in charge of Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has warned that a similar disaster could easily befall any of the world's nuclear power plants.
Commenting on the United Kingdom's plans to build a new generation of nuclear plants in Somerset, Tokyo...|
|12/1/2013 - Dairy foods make a delicious and satisfying complement to many people's diets. However, there is a large body of evidence that suggests that most people's bodies are just not well equipped to digest and process dairy-based foods and beverages (unless you happen to be a Sherpa from the Tibetan highlands)....|
|11/22/2013 - How can an expert on radiation give such fallacious advice and counsel? Well, that's a question more than a few Japanese must be asking themselves.
If you've been following the Fukushima nuclear reactor disaster, which occurred as a result of a strike by a massive tsunami-generated wave in March...|
|11/18/2013 - The Tokyo Electric Power Co. announced it is delaying the relocation of fuel rods from its crippled plant reactors. Work was originally scheduled to begin today due to the fact that fuel rods remain highly vulnerable in the damaged storage pools. Right now, Fukushima is just one earthquake or tidal...|
|11/17/2013 - More than 5,000 jars of organic wild blueberry jam made in Italy have been intercepted and recalled by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government in Japan after multiple batches of the fruit spread tested positive for unacceptable levels of radioactive cesium-137. According to the Japanese news source Shukan...|
|11/14/2013 - The price tag for the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan just jumped $30 billion.
The Japanese government has recently announced a new borrowing spree to increase cleanup funds of the dilapidated area from $50 billion to $80 billion.
This will increase cleanup spending by over 35 percent as the...|
|11/13/2013 - You could have been reading the alarming headline of this very article in the aftermath of the recent Super Typhoon Haiyan, which killed more than 10,000 people and displaced over 600,000 in the Phillipines this last week.
Super Typhoon Haiyan was one of the largest CAT-5 storms in recorded history,...|
|11/8/2013 - The majority of Americans already understand that the federal government is incapable of securing prosperity and protecting the health of the people. US leaders have been assaulting their country into debt for many years now, enslaving the country to its own world reserve currency and Federal Reserve...|
|11/7/2013 - At an estimated cost of $150 billion, the Fukushima nuclear power plant 'cleanup' efforts have suspicious ties to organized crime and many on-site workers lack the required expertise to handle such nuclear disasters safely or effectively. With over 7 layers of poorly-supervised sub-contractors, like...|
|10/27/2013 - As cleanup crews gear themselves up to begin the treacherous task of removing 400 tons of spent fuel from the Fukushima Daiichi Reactor No. 4 in the coming weeks, reports continue to flood in showing that radiation from the stricken plant is still causing major environmental damage all over the world.
|9/8/2013 - Despite the fact that Fukushima is already the worst radiological disaster in human history -- and worsening by the day -- Japan has been chosen as the host nation for the 2020 Summer Olympics.
Hilariously, the event is being billed the "Safe Games" of 2020.
How, exactly, is it safe to host the...|
|9/7/2013 - The earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in March 2011 and left the Fukushima power plant damaged and leaking radiation into the environment seems to have faded into the past, but the dangers to the environment and human health are far from over, with the latest leak of highly radioactive water being...|
|9/1/2013 - Following recent reports about some of the plant's water filters being taken offline due to major corrosion problems, the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility in Japan is now experiencing considerable issues with its contaminated water storage tanks as well, some of which appear to be leaking...|
|8/27/2013 - After a 29-month cover-up, the Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) is now calling for international help and has all but admitted Fukushima's radiation leaks are spiraling out of control. In addition to the leaking water storage units that are unleashing hundreds of tons of radioactive water each day, Tepco...|
|8/21/2013 - The following is a first-person account of the attempt by the Japanese government to brainwash victims of Fukushima radiation poisoning into believing radiation would not harm them if they simply "smile." Natural News is the first U.S. news source to publish this account in English. The name of the...|
|8/13/2013 - Japan's nuclear watchdog has now declared the leak of radioactive water from Fukushima a "state of emergency." Each day, 300 tons of radioactive water seeps into the ocean, and it's now clear that TEPCO has engage in a two-and-a-half-year cover-up of immense magnitude.
"I believe it's been leaking...|
|7/25/2013 - New images have surfaced depicting what appears to be some of the more heinous radioactive consequences of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. A slide show recently posted by MSN.com reveals deformed tomatoes with bulbous growth defects; cucumbers with unsightly leaves growing out of their...|
|7/16/2013 - Breaking news from Tokyo, Japan confirms that levels of cancer-causing cesium-134 are showing up in groundwater samples at rates 90- 110 times higher than all previous readings at the Fukushima disaster zone. The announcements are coming from the Tokyo Electric Power company (TEPCO) who has been monitoring...|
|7/14/2013 - If you live on the West Coast of the U.S. or Canada, you may want to reconsider your water filtration method as well as how you select and prepare food. Evidently, the nightmare of Fukushima is far from over - another 16 million years to be exact. Due to the astonishingly long half-life of iodine-129,...|
|7/12/2013 - In an ironic twist of fate, the former head of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility in eastern Japan has died, according to new reports. After battling a bout of throat cancer that emerged just months after the stricken plant was overrun by a historic tsunami and subsequent earthquake, 58-year-old...|
|6/20/2013 - On March 11, 2011, an earthquake registering 9.0 on the Richter scale occurred 130 km off the coast of Honshu Island, Japan. Located in the region are four nuclear power plants with 11 total reactors (all of which shut down automatically when the quake hit). While three of the reactors in the Daiichi...|
|4/24/2013 - The tsunami-caused nuclear accident at the Fukushima power station in Japan is the disaster that never ends, as new reports indicate that a wealth of new radioactive materials have been spewed into the atmosphere.
According to Singapore-based news outlet AsiaOne, the Tokyo Electric Power Co., which...|
|4/15/2013 - New peer-reviewed research published in the Open Journal of Pediatrics raises fresh concerns about the health effects of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster on American children and babies. As has long been suspected by those with an understanding of the widespread reach of radioactive fallout from...|
|4/8/2013 - New data released by Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) shows once again that the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster is far from over. Despite a complete media blackout on the current situation, levels of Cesium-137 (Cs-137) and Cesium-134 (Cs-134) found in produce and rice crackers...|
|1/30/2013 - The two-year anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster is rapidly approaching, and the waters around the crippled plant are still highly contaminated with radiation, according to new reports. A fish caught as part of an ongoing Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) seafood monitoring program...|
|12/2/2012 - Not much information comes out of Japan about Fukushima anymore, and the American MSM seems to have forgotten what watered down reporting they had done earlier. But the human suffering has begun in Japan, and even the Japanese government is trying to pretend it's not happening.
The curtain is pulled...|
|11/13/2012 - Scientists were shocked to learn recently that levels of ionizing radiation in sea life living off the eastern coast of Japan are still exceptionally high following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck the region back in March 2011. And according to a new paper published in the journal...|
|11/1/2012 - Unfortunately, most people still remain uninformed about the clear and present dangers surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plants. There are all types of radiation being released into our atmosphere and the mainstream media refuses to help educate the public on safety precautions. Not to...|
|10/18/2012 - After repeatedly denying that it could not have done anything more to preventatively curtail the damage sustained at its Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck on March 11, 2011, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has finally come...|
|10/16/2012 - Though the mainstream media has long since abandoned the issue, the precarious situation at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility in Japan is only continuing to worsen, according to a prominent Japanese official. During a recent interview, Mitsuhei Murata, the former Japanese Ambassador to both...|
|8/20/2012 - Over 500 days have passed since the disaster at Fukushima and there has yet to be any transparency as to the true depth of the damage to us and our planet. Reports and findings of actual radiation levels and leaks are elusive at best. If the damage stops right now, this is apparently the second worst...|
|7/31/2012 - The cat is out of the bag, as more evidence continues to emerge proving that clean-up workers at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility in Japan deliberately covered up high radiation readings at the order of their superiors. And as more people become aware of this disturbing fact, Japanese...|
|7/26/2012 1:55:52 AM - Experts predict the worst radiation is coming to the American West Coast, and it's potentially worse than Japan's radiation levels. Many radiation protective supplements have been proposed, from iodine to various herbs.
Yet there is one that is overlooked even though it was used successfully in the...|
|7/24/2012 - In the immediate wake of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster that occurred in Japan last year, radioactive releases of epic proportions flooded the waters of the Pacific Ocean, where they now flow adrift. And even though more than a year has passed since the time of the first releases, some scientists...|
|7/23/2012 - It has been over a year since the devastating earthquake and tsunami that slammed the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power plant in Japan. Countless lives have been forever affected, but sadly it's the lives of the children that will never be the same. Children and infants, whose cells are still rapidly...|
|7/13/2012 - Most people who know about the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex on Japan's east coast believe it was caused by a natural disaster: A huge, earthquake-generated a tsunami that swept over and through the complex in March 2011, heavily damaging three of its reactors in the process,...|
|7/3/2012 - - Measurements taken recently at the tsunami-damaged Fukushima nuclear complex in northern Japan have revealed record levels of radiation contamination, officials with the plant's operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company, said.
The elevated contamination levels were discovered in the basement of reactor...|
|6/23/2012 - Japan's tsunami-caused nuclear disaster at the Fukushima energy complex in March 2011, in which three atomic reactors were heavily damaged, continues to wreak havoc on ecosystems - in the U.S.
The latest danger emanating from the Fukushima complex to hit our shores came not in the form of irradiated...|
|6/17/2012 - As the fallout - no pun intended - from Japan's tsunami-damaged nuclear reactors at its Fukushima complex continues to worsen, scientists are now concerned about another related phenomenon that appears to be invading the U.S. West Coast - buckyballs.
What, exactly, are those? According to a recent...|
|5/30/2012 - Scores of experts and analysts have feared for months that it would happen, and now it has: Radiation from the heavily damaged nuclear power plants at Japan's Fukushima complex has made it into the seafood chain off the coast of America.
Small amounts of cesium-137 and cesium-134, both radioactive...|
|5/25/2012 - It's not just Fukushima, though that may be enough. The northern hemisphere especially had been inundated with radioactive fallout by atmospheric nuclear weapons testing from 1950 to 1963. The Nevada testing area alone produced 1200 nuclear explosions that emitted radioactive particles across the USA.
|5/24/2012 - Radioactive fallout from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster continues to show up at dangerously high levels in the city of Tokyo, which is located roughly 200 miles from the actual disaster site. According to an analysis of five random soil samples recently taken by nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen,...|
|5/23/2012 - It has been more than a year now since the massive 9.0-plus magnitude earthquake and corresponding tsunami devastated the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on the eastern coast of Japan, sending untold amounts of nuclear radiation into the environment. And to this day, the threat of nuclear fallout...|
|5/12/2012 - A Freedom of Information Act(FOIA) request filed by Friends of the Earth (FoE), Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), and the Nuclear Information and Resource Center (NIRS) has unearthed a shocking series of new evidence proving a deliberate, global cover-up of the true severity of the Fukushima...|
|5/11/2012 3:29:28 PM - Update: The following story contains portions of information that have been called into question, and that NaturalNews cannot confirm nor deny based on lack of a secondary source. The potential for a mass evacuation of Tokyo and other areas of Japan has been confirmed by multiple sources, but specific...|
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|5/11/2012 - I have published more than several essays on my blog about the terrible nuclear disaster in Japan. I wish everything I am reporting on were not true, or at least were less true than it appears. It does seem that Japan is in the process of contaminating the entire Pacific Ocean via continued uncontrolled...|
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