» 11/29/2011, 00.00
Fukushima: Ban on 4322 rice farms. Plant manager hospitalised
The prefecture of Fukushima yesterday banned the marketing of rice from 2381 farms, in addition to those already affected. The director of power plant is hospitalized, and will be replaced.
Fukushima, reactor number 3 maybe damaged
In China, two Japanese were quarantined for the high rate of radiation. The Japanese government calls for a “voluntary” evacuation.
Fukushima, radiation levels on a par with Chernobyl
The Japanese Agency for the safety of nuclear power has increased to seven the level of risk in the Fukushima nuclear power plant, where the technicians are unable to stop release of iodine-131. Traces of radioactivity harmful to humans detected at about 60 km from the plant well beyond the 30 km evacuation zone previously imposed by the government. A new quake with a magnitude of 6.3 shakes the Northeast of the country.
Fukushima: signs of progress, but alarm over contaminated water, food and milk
The technicians at the damaged power station were able to restore electricity in three of the reactors, and are trying to restore the water pumping system. No need to further expand the evacuation area (20 km) around Fukshima, but the emergency is not yet over.
Death toll climbs amid progress at Fukushima
Toll now stands at 26 thousand between dead or missing. The water in Tokyo returns to normal levels of radioactivity. Electricity restored to reactors 1 and 3. Three workers hospitalized for radioactive contamination. Highway to the north and the high-speed train service reopened. Many survivors not yet reached by rescue teams.
New quake hits Fukushima as Church sends volunteers to tsunami-stricken areas
The 7.1 magnitude quake hits about 164 kilometres northeast of Tokyo, but does not cause any major damages. A minute of silence is held across the country for the 13,000 people who died in last month’s catastrophe. Sendai diocese opens new aid centres and sends priests and volunteers to the hardest-hit areas.
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