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TEPCO Finds High Radiation in Fukushima Groundwater

September 10, 2013
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Japan pledges a renewed push to contain potentially hazardous leaks at Fukushima after the operator of the crippled plant reports spiking levels of radiation in groundwater.

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Hungary: The Problem of Water

Hungary: The Problem of Water

Deutsche Welle (Apr. 17, 2013) — Nearly two million people in Hungary - particularly in the southeast - lack access to clean drinking water. In a number of European countries, the groundwater is contaminated with heavy metals. Hungary, Serbia and Croatia are especially affected, but the problem is particularly acute in Hungary, where many municipalities cannot afford to drill down to deeper and cleaner groundwater. At the same time, the European Union says clean water is a human right, and member states must take action to ensure it. But both local governments and national leaders in Hungary are ignoring the problem.
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RAW VIDEO: Water Leaks Into Damaged Fukushima Reactor

RAW VIDEO: Water Leaks Into Damaged Fukushima Reactor

AP (Sep. 5, 2013) — The first video footage showing streams of ground water flowing through the basement of the damaged unit one Fukushima reactor was released on Thursday by TEPCO. (Sept. 5)
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RAW VIDEO: Fukushima Daiichi Remove Second Batch of Spent Fuel Rods

RAW VIDEO: Fukushima Daiichi Remove Second Batch of Spent Fuel Rods

Reuters (Nov. 27, 2013) — TEPCO begins removing the second batch of spent fuel rods from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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Solar Flare Radiation Pounds Earth

Solar Flare Radiation Pounds Earth

AP (Jan. 25, 2012) — Radiation from the biggest solar storm since 2005 is pounding the earth. The radiation could potentially disrupt satellites, but no disruptions have been reported.
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