Tagged: Fukushima

Still Picking Up the Pieces: The Two Year Anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster

Today is the second anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster that occurred in northeast Japan following a magnitude-9 earthquake on March 11, 2011. The earthquake, which developed on the ocean floor just off the coast of the country, generated a large tsunami which struck the power plant...

Official Report Finds “a Multitude of Errors and Willful Negligence” Led to Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Disaster

The National Diet of Japan Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission (NAIIC) released its first official report. The report “provides a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the March 11th, 2011, including causes and the response to the nuclear accident. It also includes recommendations designed to prevent the...

IAEA Posts New Fukushima Daiichi Status Report

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has published its latest status report in the aftermath of the Fukushima Daiichi radiological disaster. Entitled, “Fukushima Daiichi Status Report, 23 February 2012” , the ten page brief covers developments within the affected reactors, cooling water flow to the reactors and temperatures in the...

New Report Details Scheme to Delay US Nuclear Safety in Wake of Fukushima

Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released a report detailing how four commissioners at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) worked to delay new nuclear safety regulations following the Fukushima meltdowns. Congressman Markey requested all documents relating to the events of Fukushima and the NRC’s response to the meltdown. The report provides...