Highly radioactive water in nuke plant to be moved for storage Sunday

April 12, 2011 1:35 am· Comments Off on Highly radioactive water in nuke plant to be moved for storage Sunday 

TOKYO, April 10 — Workers at the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant are expected Sunday to start pumping out highly radioactive water filling an underground trench to a nearby storage place they have secured inside the No. 2 reactor turbine building, the government's nuclear safety agency said.

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Radiation levels remain within norm in Russia’s Far East

April 12, 2011 1:35 am· Comments Off on Radiation levels remain within norm in Russia’s Far East 

VLADIVOSTOK, April 10 — Radiation levels are within the norm in all districts of Russia's Far East as of early Sunday morning, a spokesman for the regional emergencies ministry said.

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PMRB probes rampant mercury use among small-scale miners in South Cotabato

April 9, 2011 2:01 am· Comments Off on PMRB probes rampant mercury use among small-scale miners in South Cotabato 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, April 8 – The Provincial Mining Regulatory Board (PMRB) of South Cotabato is set to investigate the proliferation and rampant use of mercury among small-scale miners in the province following the noted mercury contamination in some rivers and streams in the province.

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P-Noy lauds Urdaneta City’s state-of the art engineered sanitary landfill

April 9, 2011 2:01 am· Comments Off on P-Noy lauds Urdaneta City’s state-of the art engineered sanitary landfill 

URDANETA CITY, April 8 – Though many people are allergic to the name sanitary landfill, this infrastructure is possible, said President Benigno Aquino III when he inaugurated the first engineered sanitary landfill in Pangasinan and only the second of its kind in Region 1.

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Radioactive water spilled at Onagawa nuclear plant in Miyagi

April 9, 2011 2:01 am· Comments Off on Radioactive water spilled at Onagawa nuclear plant in Miyagi 

TOKYO, April 8 — Radioactive water spilled from pools holding spent nuclear fuel rods at the Onagawa power plant in Miyagi Prefecture following the strong earthquake late Thursday, the nuclear safety agency said Friday.

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S. Korea checking farm products for radiation

April 9, 2011 2:01 am· Comments Off on S. Korea checking farm products for radiation 

SEOUL, April 8 — South Korea has started checking local farm products for above-limit radiation levels to alleviate public concerns following the detection of radionuclides in rainwater, a state farm quality control service said Thursday.

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N. Korea reveals radiation levels in air for first time

April 9, 2011 2:01 am· Comments Off on N. Korea reveals radiation levels in air for first time 

SEOUL, April 8 — North Korea revealed the level of radiation in its air for the first time in a recent media dispatch, saying the amount was not enough to cause public harm.

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Russia urges Japan to stop radioactive dumping into Pacific

April 9, 2011 2:01 am· Comments Off on Russia urges Japan to stop radioactive dumping into Pacific 

MOSCOW, April 8 — Russia hopes that Japan will disclose full information about the situation at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant and will stop dumping radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean, the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.

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Largest aftershock upsets quake victims, 3 killed

April 9, 2011 2:01 am· Comments Off on Largest aftershock upsets quake victims, 3 killed 

SENDAI, April 8 — The strongest aftershock since the devastating March 11 earthquake that jolted Miyagi Prefecture and its vicinity late Thursday night killed three people and injured 132, tallies by firefighters and police showed Friday, while upsetting residents already taking shelter at local facilities and resting in the dark at the time.

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Water leaks found at Onagawa nuke plant after Thursday quake

April 9, 2011 2:01 am· Comments Off on Water leaks found at Onagawa nuke plant after Thursday quake 

TOKYO, April 8 — Water leaks were found Friday at Onagawa nuke plant in Miyagi prefecture after the quake measuring 7.4 on Richter scale shook Japan's northeast Thursday night, Kyodo News quoted the plant's operator as saying.

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