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BY THE NUMBERS: The Fukushima nuclear disaster, 5 years on

The Fukushima nuclear disaster, 5 years on

TOKYO (AP) — Five years after a powerful earthquake and tsunami sent the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Japan into multiple meltdowns, cleaning up the mess both onsite and in surrounding towns remains a work in progress. Here’s a look, by the numbers, at the widespread effects of radiation from the March 11, 2011, disaster: ___ 164,865: Fukushima residents ...

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Exhibit on Darr Mine disaster set to open

An exhibit on the Darr Mine Disaster will be held Dec. 12 to 19 at Fells United Methodist Church, 800 Fellsburg Road in Rostraver. The event is sponsored by the Rostraver Historical Society. The exhibit will be open 2 to 9 p.m. daily. To kick off the exhibit, opening remarks will be delivered by event chairmen Steve Gluz, who was ...

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North Dakota headed for a superfund disaster?


 By Lauren Donovan A company official who specializes in radioactive waste says North Dakota risks becoming a superfund clean up site unless it takes decisive steps to deal with radioactive waste from Bakken oil production. Joe Weismann, who heads up radiological operations for U.S. Ecology Inc., with sites in the U.S. and Canada, said North Dakota needs to get the situation under ...

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West Virginia chemical spill triggers widespread tap water ban


Reporting by Mary Wisniewski in Chicago and Eric M. Johnson in Seattle; Editing by Eric Walsh and Stephen Powell Jan 10 (Reuters) – – President Barack Obama issued an emergency declaration for the state of West Virginia on Friday, ordering federal aid in the aftermath of a chemical spill that has left up to 300,000 people without tap water, closed schools and businesses. The ...

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