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Three Years After Disaster, Crescent City Sports a New ‘Tsunami-Resistant’ Harbor

March 11, 2014 | 10:36 am

Three Years After Disaster, Crescent City Sports a New ‘Tsunami-Resistant’ Harbor

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Rebuilt port, recovering from damage spawned by Japan’s 2011 quake, now ready for big waves. Read more. …

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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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March 9, 2012 | 5:30 pm

A Year Later: Remember Japan’s Disaster

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Sunday marks the first anniversary of Japan’s Tohoku earthquake and tsunami—a disaster that killed 16,000 people, left nearly 4,000 missing, triggered one of the world’s worst nuclear disasters, and dealt a staggering blow to the Japanese economy. Here’s a brief listing of Bay Area events commemorating the tragedy: Saturday 1 p.m. Tatsumaki Taiko: benefit for […]

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April 7, 2011 | 7:50 am

Live Coverage: 7.4 Aftershock Hits Japan; Tsunami Warning Lifed

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Update 11:30 a.m. The tsunami warning for Japan has been lifted. Earlier post Tsunami warning in effect for the same northeast coast area so badly hit by a previous tsunami a few weeks ago. A one-meter (3 foot) wave is expected, and coastal residents have been advised to evacuate to higher ground. No alert for […]

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Interview: Atmospheric Scientist Says No Risk to Californians From Japan Radiation

March 18, 2011 | 3:15 pm

Interview: Atmospheric Scientist Says No Risk to Californians From Japan Radiation

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Stephanie Martin interviews Dr. Charles Zender on Japan radiation risk Using the seven-point scale applied to nuclear accidents, Japan has retroactively raised the severity of the current crisis from a four to a five. That means, by definition, the incident has gone from an “accident with local consequences” to one with “wider consequences.” The 64,000-Curie […]

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Video: Barbara Boxer Grills Nuclear Official on California Nuke Plants and Earthquakes

March 17, 2011 | 4:07 pm

Video: Barbara Boxer Grills Nuclear Official on California Nuke Plants and Earthquakes

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The crisis in Japan is fueling a debate all over the world about the wisdom of relying on nuclear power. That includes the U.S., where the Senate’s Environment & Public Works Committee yesterday held a Briefing on the Nuclear Plant Crisis in Japan and Implications for the United. The committee is chaired by Barbara Boxer, […]

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March 17, 2011 | 4:05 pm

Live Coverage: Japan Nuclear Crisis

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Latest from AP: TOKYO – One week after an earthquake and tsunami spawned a nuclear crisis, the Japanese government conceded Friday it was slow to respond to the disaster and welcomed ever-growing help from the United States in hopes of preventing a complete meltdown at the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant. The entire world was on […]

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Japan Nuclear Fallout and the Risk to California

March 15, 2011 | 11:29 am

Japan Nuclear Fallout and the Risk to California

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Update March 18: New interview on Japanese radiation risk with atmospheric physics researcher. Earlier post It’s human nature I suppose to view catastrophes like those hitting Japan, initially at least, through a self-protective lens. Thus, when I woke up this morning, my first concern, irrational or not, was about any potential danger from trans-continental radiation […]

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March 15, 2011 | 9:15 am

Live Coverage: Japan Nuclear Crisis

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After the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami, Japan is now in the midst of a third terrifying crisis: radiation release from a crippled nuclear power plant. Use the following news resources for up-to-the minute updates on events. NHK English live stream and news Latest AP update BBC News Broadcast and rolling updates NY Times The Lede […]

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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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