Engineers in Japan are still struggling to bring nuclear reactors at the Fukushima site under control. High levels of radiation have been detected, prompting the authorities to declare an evacuation zone of 20 km around the plant.
Apocalypse. Nightmare. Land of the dead... That’s how the press portrays Japan at the moment. The country is still rocked by a series of aftershocks and earthquakes. The Fukushima nuclear power plant has been affected and the nuclear threat worries the international community. France, Europe’s biggest producer of nuclear energy, has promised to carry out safety check-ups on its 58 reactors.
A massive international humanitarian effort is underway to bring relief to quake- and tsunami-battered Japan as engineers return to the stricken Fukushima site in a desperate effort to avert a nuclear disaster.
Japanese engineers are racing to avert a meltdown following a fire and explosions at a stricken nuclear plant as rescue teams scramble to reach hundreds of thousands of people left homeless after Friday's devastating earthquake and tsunami.
The Japanese earthquake and tsunami has triggered a wave of soul searching in countries that produce energy at nuclear power stations. Some countries, and in particular France, are more confident than others.
The situation keeps getting worse in Japan. Millions of people spent a fourth night with little food, water or heating in near freezing temperatures in the north east of the country hit by the earthquake and the tsunami.Those twin natural disasters claimed at least ten thousands of lives. So how are the Japanese copping with these disasters?
Artists in Los Angeles are organizing an art show called “Pray for Japan” in a bid to help Japan. The country has been hit by an earthquake and a tsunami three days ago, killing scores of people and wiping entire areas off the map. The international community is worried about the nuclear accident at the Fukushima power plant. Several explosions have occurred and a fuel pond burst into flames this morning...