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Fukushima Radiation in the Ocean Hasn’t Drifted to California Yet

February 25, 2014 | 7:33 am

Fukushima Radiation in the Ocean Hasn’t Drifted to California Yet

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Scientists use sampling and models to zero in on when radioactive material will reach the coast. Read more

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A Bay Area Beach Video Stirs Fukushima Radiation Fears — But Shouldn’t

January 10, 2014 | 9:25 am

A Bay Area Beach Video Stirs Fukushima Radiation Fears — But Shouldn’t

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Officials say there’s no link between nuclear disaster and radiation on a Half Moon Bay beach.

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Japan’s Nukes: What and Where They Are

March 14, 2011 | 11:10 pm

Japan’s Nukes: What and Where They Are

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Japan, a country roughly the size of California (but with a population more than three times ours), runs 55 nuclear power reactors at 17 sites. Here’s a list of plants from the Japanese power industry. Note that the Fukushima Daiichi site that’s the scene of the current nuclear crisis has six reactors on site, with […]

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Japan’s New Crisis: Fighting to Avert a Nuclear Disaster

March 14, 2011 | 10:50 pm

Japan’s New Crisis: Fighting to Avert a Nuclear Disaster

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Japan has barely begun responding to Friday’s earthquake and tsunami, and already the government has been forced to focus on a potential new catastrophe at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant (Daiichi can be translated, by the way, as “first” or “number one”). An explosion ripped through a reactor building Monday afternoon (Tuesday morning Japan […]

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Japan Quake-Tsunami Aftermath: Fears About Nuclear Plants

March 12, 2011 | 2:02 am

Japan Quake-Tsunami Aftermath: Fears About Nuclear Plants

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In Japan, attention is focusing in two places: First, search and rescue operations and the massive recovery ahead in the large sections of the northeastern coast devastated by Friday’s earthquake and tsunamis. The other increasingly critical concern: the condition of damaged nuclear power plants in Fukushima Prefecture. Saturday afternoon, an explosion was seen at the […]

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