Japan braces for storm to hit Fukushima

A powerful typhoon is reported to be heading for the Fukushima area in Japan. According to the Guardian, Junichi Matsumoto, a Tepco spokesman, said: “The biggest cause for concern is the rise of [radioactive] water levels in the [reactors’] turbine buildings.” Typhoon Roke is now on course to hit the Fukushima prefecture, which was ravaged […]

Lethal radiation detected at Fukushima

Fukushima plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company announced lethal levels of radiation had been detected at the crippled nuclear plant. Radiation higher than 10 sieverts per hour was found at the bottom of a ventilation stack standing between two reactors. The level is high enough to cause incapacitation or death after just several seconds of […]