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QUATAR | Citizen group tracks down Japan’s radiation Amid contradictory government statistics, a volunteer group has recorded 500,000 radiation points across the country.

August 10, 2011

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QUATAR | AL JAZEERA | 10 August 2011 The aftermath of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear crisis has been marked by an outcry in Japan over radiation leaks, contaminated food and a government unable to put the public’s fears to rest. Perhaps the most worrying aspect of the meltdown that resulted from March’s earthquake–triggered disaster, activists and citizens have said, […]

QUATAR | Japan’s desperate ‘nuclear gypsies’

June 30, 2011

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QUATAR | AL JAZEERA | 30 June 2011 With the current economic downturn, many of Japan’s poorest are so desperate for work that they are risking exposure to dangerous levels of radiation at the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant. The growing number of so-called nuclear gypsies, who come from across the country, are working to repair […]

QUATAR | Radiation spike halts Fukushima clean-up

June 18, 2011

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QUATAR | AL JAZEERA | 18 Jun 2011 04:53 The radiation rise could be linked to sludge flowing into machinery intended to absorb ceasium [EPA] The operator of Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant has suspended an operation to clean up radioactive water only hours after it had begun as radiation levels rose faster than expected. […]

QUATAR | Fukushima: It’s much worse than you think

June 16, 2011

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QUATAR | AL JAZEERA | 16 Jun 2011 12:50   Many Japanese citizens are now permanently displaced from their homes due to the Fukushima nuclear disaster [GALLO/GETTY] “Fukushima is the biggest industrial catastrophe in the history of mankind,” Arnold Gundersen, a former nuclear industry senior vice president, told Al Jazeera. Japan’s 9.0 earthquake on March 11 […]