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Powerful Quake Hits Chile, Sparking Tsunami Warnings

An 8.2-magnitude earthquake hit near Chile’s Pacific coast Tuesday, triggering tsunami waves of more than two meters and warnings for people in Chile, Peru and Ecuador to flee immediately to higher ground.

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Death Came by Water, Then by Oil

It was Good Friday, 50 years ago on March 27, 1964, when an earthquake-spurred tsunami wiped out the Chugach village in Chenega, Alaska. Twenty-five years later, as villagers celebrated the rebuilding of their home, a wave of oil from the Exxon Valdez began to move their way.

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U.S. Sailors and Marines Allege Fukushima Radiation Sickness

Three years have passed since the earthquake and tsunami that caused the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan and casualties are still mounting.

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Tsunami Warning Canceled After Japanese Quake

A small tsunami triggered by the quake measuring 1 foot hit Japan’s eastern coast, but no damage was reported, the BBC said. A tsunami warning issued earlier was lifted.

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Typhoon Lands in Japan, Fukushima Remains an Open Wound (Updated)

With Japanese authorities still struggling to contain contamination at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant two-and-a-half years after it melted down, we are reminded by events in the news that the disaster lies in one of the most volatile meteorological and geographical regions in the world.

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Inquiry Finds Japanese Tsunami Funds ‘Misspent’

A government audit showed Japanese authorities have used funds intended for reconstruction after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami on unrelated projects. Those paid for out of the $150 billion relief package include roads in Okinawa, advertisements for Japan’s tallest building and whaling research.

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Japan’s Top Office: Whose Turn Is It?

Japan has already burned through five prime ministers in five years, with a sixth, Yoshihiko Noda, expected to take over from Naoto Kan on Tuesday. Kan was forced to resign Friday because of dissatisfaction with his response to the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the country. (more)

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From Kilotons to Millisieverts: Japan’s Nuclear Legacy

In recent weeks, radiation levels have spiked at the Fukushima nuclear power reactors in Japan, with recorded levels of 10,000 millisieverts per hour at one spot. This is the number reported by the reactor’s discredited owner, Tokyo Electric Power Co., although that number is simply as high as the Geiger counters go.

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Tsunami Did a Number on Antarctic Ice Shelves

The earthquake that hit Japan last March not only triggered a tsunami that devastated the island nation, but created waves that traveled all the way to the ice shelves of Antarctica ... (more)

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bbc.co.uk

Japanese Reconstruction Minister Creates PR Disaster, Quits

After spring’s catastrophic earthquake and tsunami, Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan’s administration created the position of minister for reconstruction and looked to appointee Ryu Matsumoto to help the recovery effort on several levels. That didn’t turn out so well.

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‘No Need to Worry’ About Nuclear Reactors, Says Japan

Japan says it will not abandon nuclear power in the wake of the quake and tsunami that resulted in the evacuation of more than 200,000 people, thousands of human deaths, an ongoing containment crisis and intensive efforts to fortify vulnerable reactors. Correction: Earlier this report erroneously said more than 200,000 deaths had occurred. We thank the readers who pointed out the mistake. (more)

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Nuclear Waste

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Fukushima Gets Upgraded to Chernobyl-Level Emergency

Japanese officials have revised the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi plant to level 7, making it the second such disaster in history, the only one since the Chernobyl meltdown. It had previously been described as being on the scale of Three Mile Island, a smaller event.

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Tokyo Wants 2020 Olympics

Tokyo has been through a lot, but the mega-city is aiming high in the reconstruction department by vying for the 2020 Olympic Games. Tokyo blew about $176 million on its failed attempt at winning the 2016 Games, but might have an edge this time around owing to ...

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Japan Rocked by 7.1 Quake

This time, fears of another devastating tsunami were thankfully unfounded after another big earthquake—a 7.1 this time—shook Japan late Thursday, but workers at the trouble-plagued Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant didn’t take any chances.

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Dog Swept Out to Sea in Japan Is Saved

Just to prove that things aren’t all bad in the world, here’s a bit of uplifting news. The Japanese Coast Guard plucked a small dog from wreckage floating three miles at sea three weeks after the earthquake and tsunami that ravaged the country’s northeast coast.

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Japan’s Prime Minister Politely Drop-Kicks Nuclear Plant Owner

Lest anyone doubt who is responsible for the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan just discarded the uncritical routine and said plant owner TEPCO’s low standards “invited the current situation.”

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Lights On at Fukushima Plant

Finally, a little good news out of Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear station—but just a little. On Tuesday, workers struggling to contain radiation leaks and prevent further damage to the plant got a bit of a boost with the restoration of lighting in the control room.

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Japan Death Toll Estimate Rises Past 18,000

Other international emergencies have clearly occurred in the 10 days since the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami hit Japan, but the crisis hasn’t ended in one country just because the news cameras have roamed elsewhere in the meantime.

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A Bet on Japan

If ever there was a comeback-kid sort of country, this is surely it.

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The Days After

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AP / The Yomiuri Shimbun, Yasushi Kanno

Radioactive Iodine Taints Japan’s Tap Water

Adding to safety fears for those in Japan, the government there has reportedly found trace amounts of radioactive iodine in the tap water of six areas, including Tokyo.

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Japan Raises Alert Level at N-Plant

The continuing crisis at the devastated Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has led Japan to raise the alert level there to five on a seven-point scale of atomic hazard severity.

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Year of the Rabbit

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Illustration by PZS based on a graphic by Cary Bass

The Latest From Fukushima

Here are the latest headlines from Japan’s struggle to prevent nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi plant as of early Friday morning (Japan time).

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Fault Line

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A Warning to the World

A reporter, describing the devastation of one city in Japan, wrote: “It looks as if a monster steamroller had passed over it and squashed it out of existence. I write these facts ... as a warning to the world.” The reporter was Wilfred Burchett, writing from Hiroshima, Japan, on Sept. 5, 1945.

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Chernobyl Expert Says Greed May Lead to Big Trouble in Japan

Corporate interests might have played a big part in the design and maintenance of Japan’s nuclear complex at Fukushima, according to Russian nuclear accident expert Iouli Andreev, who knows a thing or two from Chernobyl’s example ...

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‘Democracy Now!’: Japan’s Growing Nuclear Threat

On Tuesday’s “Democracy Now!” broadcast, Japan’s burgeoning nuclear crisis was once again the most pressing issue of the day, as experts urged Japanese authorities to expand the evacuation areas around volatile reactors.

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No Such Thing as Risk-Free Nuclear Power

Nuclear power was beginning to look like a panacea—a way to lessen our dependence on oil, make our energy supply more self-sufficient and significantly mitigate global warming, all at the same time. Now it looks more like a bargain with the devil.

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Meltdowns

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Japan on the Brink of Nuclear Catastrophe

On Monday, Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant was in critical condition after two explosions and system failures that added a whole new level to the country’s crisis in the wake of Friday’s earthquake and tsunami. 

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Obama’s Promises

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Nuclear Fear

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Japan: Before and After

These images aren’t about disaster porn—they are taken from too far a remove, first of all—but rather, they show the scope of the devastation from last week’s earthquake and tsunami in Japan in stunning before-and-after contrast.

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Explosion at Japanese Nuclear Plant

A large explosion has occurred at the Unit 3 reactor at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant. The explosion included a large orange flash, which indicates that it was likely the result of a hydrogen detonation. This explosion follows the partial destruction of the Unit 1 containment building in a previous hydrogen explosion.

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The Tsunami

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Japan’s Ordeal Is ‘Worst Since WWII’

Japan’s prime minister, surveying the incredible damage inflicted by a massive earthquake and tidal wave and a still-unfolding nuclear disaster, said the country is facing its gravest crisis since World War II.

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AP / The Yomiuri Shimbun, Yasushi Kanno

The Latest From Japan’s Nuclear Disaster

Wednesday (Japan time), multiple news services reported that Japanese officials had withdrawn all emergency workers from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

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guardian.co.uk

Japan’s Day After

Strong aftershocks kept Japan on edge Saturday, a day after a devastating earthquake and tidal waves battered the country’s northeastern coast. Officials estimated the death toll at 1,700, but thousands more are missing.

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Left, Right & Center

‘Left, Right & Center’: Japan, Libya, NPR

This week’s discussion on “Left, Right & Center” begins with some thoughts on the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan before turning to the still-critical situation in Libya, Obama’s strategy for dealing with soaring gas prices, and yet another scandal at NPR.

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Tsunami 2011

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Force of Japan

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8.9 Earthquake, Tsunami Strike Japan (Updated)

A magnitude-8.9 earthquake centered 250 miles from Tokyo produced a tsunami Friday that could be seen washing buildings away. Several hundred people are estimated to have been killed in its aftermath. Updated

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AP / Kailapillai Ruthiran

Great Floods Hit Sri Lanka

Massive flooding battering the island nation of Sri Lanka has been described as the worst natural disaster there since the 2004 tsunami, killing at least 27 people and inundating thousands of acres of vital rice fields.

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AP / Felipe Dana

Mudslides Kill 500 in Brazil

More than 500 people have been killed in the mountain towns of Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro state, with officials fearing that the toll will go higher as massive flooding and mudslides continue in the region.

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bbc.co.uk

Tsunami Kills at Least 282 in Indonesia

On Wednesday, two days after an earthquake-triggered tsunami hit the shores of Indonesia’s Mentawai Islands, local officials reported problems with an alert system that should have warned islanders of the incoming tidal wave.

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