A worker wearing a protective suit and a mask looks up welding storage tanks for radioactive water, under construction at the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on March 10, 2014, nearly three years after the plant was paralyzed by the

Japan prepares to restart its nuclear power plants

Aug 7, 2015
The country's safety culture needed updating to prevent a Fukushima-type disaster.
Posted In: Japan, tsunami, nuclear power, nuclear power plant

Japan's latest Fukushima fix: 'Game of Thrones'-like?

Sep 3, 2013
Japan's latest response to the Fukushima radiation leak sounds like science fiction: A wall of ice. Ice walls are common in tunneling; it's the radiation that makes this job different.
Posted In: Fukushima, tsunami, nuclear radiation, Japan

Japan marks two year anniversary of tsunami

Mar 11, 2013
Today's anniversary is being marked with protests against nuclear power in Japan. But can the country sustain a non-nuclear energy policy?
Posted In: Japan, nuclear, Fukushima, tsunami, earthquake

Japan earthquake spotlights nation's disaster preparedness

Dec 7, 2012
A 7.3 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Japan. While there are no reports of significant damage, how are the Japanese responding a year and a half after the country's previous tsunami disaster?
Posted In: Japan, earthquake, tsunami

Government report blames Fukushima disaster on culture

Jul 5, 2012
A Japanese government report on the Fukushima nuclear crisis puts the blame squarely on culture -- namely, a cozy relationship between politicians, regulators and the nuclear power industry. It goes so far as to suggest the accident might have occurred even without an earthquake and tsunami.
Posted In: Japan, tsunami, Tepco

Tsunami trash headed to our Pacific shores

May 3, 2012
And no one has clue who will pay for the clean-up of tons of debris.
Posted In: Japan, tsunami

Earthquake hits Indonesia, tsunami warnings out

Apr 11, 2012
There are tsunami watches and warnings around the Indian Ocean this morning after a magnitude 8.6 quake struck off the coast of Indonesia early today.
Posted In: earthquake, tsunami, Indonesia

India's first responses to earthquake and tsunami warnings

Apr 11, 2012
An 8.6 magnitude earthquake centered nearly 300 miles off of Indonesia has people around the Indian Ocean as far away as East Africa moving to higher ground. An 8.2 aftershock three hours later prompted a second tsunami warning.
Posted In: tsunami, earthquake, Indonesia

Markets feeling the ripples from Europe and earthquake

Apr 11, 2012
There were several massive earthquakes off the coast of Indonesia today, triggering tsunami warnings across the Indian Ocean. Those warnings have been cancelled and no serious damage has been reported so far.
Posted In: markets, tsunami, Europe, bonds

Families in Japan inching towards recovery after Fukushima

Mar 12, 2012
It has been a year since the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster in Japan. And the economy there is finally starting to look better, but many families are still struggling to regain their former lives.
Posted In: Japan, Fukushima, tsunami