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Experts on Tokyo tap water contamination

Peter Griffin posted in on March 24th, 2011.

Japanese officials confirmed overnight that samples of Tokyo tap water showed elevated radiation levels more than twice the recommended limit for infants. Concerns remain about contamination of food grown in the region around the Fukushima nuclear plant. Our colleagues at the UK Science Media Centre gathered the comments below on the latest situation from UK-based […]

SMCJ: Reactors at Fukushima will not reach recriticality – expert

Dacia Herbulock posted in on March 21st, 2011.

The Science Media Centre of Japan continues to issue English language updates from Japanese scientists and experts as the situation permits. While the crisis continues, they are posting all materials to their public website for ease of access. They’ve posted the following comments over the weekend Mr Ritsuo Yoshioka is the President and CEO of the Japan […]

UPDATE: Experts on Japan’s nuclear reactor crisis

Peter Griffin posted in on March 14th, 2011.

Australian nuclear experts respond to the damage to several Japanese reactors in the wake of Friday’s 8.9 earthquake in Japan. Dr John Price is a former member of the Safety Policy Unit of the National Nuclear Corporation UK, a Professor at Monash University and now a private consultant. “There are incidents affecting at least five […]

Japan’s nuclear crisis – Q&A with experts

Peter Griffin posted in on March 14th, 2011.

Japanese nuclear authorities continue their efforts to avert nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima earthquake-damaged power plant. The following Q&A backgrounder is based on ‘tweets’ from scientists in response to questions from the journalists and the public on the nuclear situation. It was collated by Professor Ryugo Hayano (@hayano) at the School of Science, Tokyo University […]

Experts on Japanese nuclear power plant explosion

Peter Griffin posted in on March 13th, 2011.

The Japanese Government is struggling to cool its Fukushima nuclear power plant following a dramatic explosion at the plant which authorities say neverthless failed to breach the reactor’s housing. A state of atomic emergency is in place as the threat of radiation leaks remains high and tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from […]

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