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    Long-Term Impacts of Fukushima Reactor Could Linger For 'A Generation or More'

    As Japanese officials report that radioactive water has contaminated the ground near the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant, concerns grow that it may take several more weeks to get the reactors under control.

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    Workers Improvise in Japan Nuclear Plant Cleanup

    Given the severity of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan, the plant operators at Japan’s damaged Fukushima power plants are being forced to improvise solutions as they attempt to bring the reactors and radiation leaks under control.

    • TV/Radio Broadcast

    Dangerous Core Breach Suspected at Japan Reactor

    A radiation leak in the turbine building of Fukushima's Daiichi unit 3 reactor, damaged by Japan's earthquake and subsequent tsunami, suggests there is some chance the reactor core has been breached.

    • TV/Radio Broadcast

    Risk of a Breached Reactor in Japan

    A reactor core may have been breached at one of Japan’s Daiichi reactors. For a nation still mobilizing to respond to a triple crisis – the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear reactor crisis – this dangerous development is difficult to address.

    • TV/Radio Broadcast

    What Higher Radiation Levels Could Mean for Japan

    Reports of increased radiation levels in the turbine room of Japan’s damaged nuclear reactor in Fukushima have increased concerns that damage has been done to the steel container that encloses the nuclear core.

    • TV/Radio Broadcast

    How Bad is Japan's Latest Nuclear Setback?

    The situation at Japan’s damaged nuclear plants in Fukushima remains volatile and dangerous, as workers struggle to control radiation leaking from the reactors and cool the nuclear cores.

    • Op-Ed

    Japan's Coming Nuclear Reassessment

    The incident at Fukushima has reminded Japan that a serious accident in an advanced country can happen at any time. While Japan should reassess how dependent upon nuclear power it should be in the longer term, the Fukushima accident is not a blanket verdict against its use.

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    Higher Levels of Radiation in Tokyo Tap Water

    As the crisis progresses at Japan's Daiichi nuclear reactors in Fukushima, authorities are struggling to determine the extent of radiation released and its health effects and to decide if and when the reactors should be entombed.

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    Nuclear Situation in Japan Seems to be Stabilizing

    While the Fukushima reactor crisis, resulting from Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami, remains unresolved, some positive developments have been made. The possibility of spent fuel pools overheating is now the main source of concern.

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    Radiation Concerns Near Fukushima

    As power is being restored to the Fukushima nuclear reactors, which were severely damaged by Japan's recent earthquake and tsunami, crucial questions remain about whether the cooling system will be functional and the likelihood of further radiation leaks.

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    James M. Acton
    Co-director
    Nuclear Policy Program
    Acton is co-director of the Nuclear Policy Program and a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
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    Shahram Chubin
    Nonresident Senior Fellow
    Nuclear Policy Program
    Chubin, who is based in Geneva, focuses his research on nonproliferation, terrorism, and Middle East security issues. He was director of studies at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Switzerland, from 1996 to 2009.
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    Toby Dalton
    Co-director
    Nuclear Policy Program
    Dalton is the co-director of the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment. An expert on nonproliferation and nuclear energy, his work addresses regional security challenges and the evolution of the global nuclear order.
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    Pierre Goldschmidt
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Nuclear Policy Program
    Goldschmidt is a nonresident senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment.
  • expert thumbnail - Hibbs
    Mark Hibbs
    Senior Fellow
    Nuclear Policy Program
    Hibbs is a Germany-based senior fellow in Carnegie’s Nuclear Policy Program. His areas of expertise are nuclear verification and safeguards, multilateral nuclear trade policy, international nuclear cooperation, and nonproliferation arrangements.
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    Se Young Jang
    Nonresident Scholar
    Nuclear Policy Program
    Se Young Jang is a nonresident scholar in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
  • expert thumbnail - Kassenova
    Togzhan Kassenova
    Fellow
    Nuclear Policy Program
    Kassenova is a fellow in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment.
  • expert thumbnail - Kühn
    Ulrich Kühn
    Nonresident Scholar
    Ulrich Kühn is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and a senior research associate at the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP).
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    Tomoko Kurokawa
    Nonresident Scholar
    Nuclear Policy Program
    Kurokawa is a nonresident scholar in the Carnegie Nuclear Policy Program.
  • expert thumbnail - Levite
    Ariel (Eli) Levite
    Nonresident Senior Fellow
    Nuclear Policy Program
    Levite was the principal deputy director general for policy at the Israeli Atomic Energy Commission from 2002 to 2007.
  • expert thumbnail - Bin
    Li Bin
    Senior Fellow
    Nuclear Policy Program and Asia Program
    Li is a senior fellow working jointly in the Nuclear Policy Program and Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
  • expert thumbnail - Narang
    Vipin Narang
    Nonresident Scholar
    Nuclear Policy Program
    Vipin Narang is a nonresident scholar in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
  • expert thumbnail - Perkovich
    George Perkovich
    Ken Olivier and Angela Nomellini Chair
    Vice President for Studies
    Perkovich works primarily on nuclear strategy and nonproliferation issues; cyberconflict; and new approaches to international public-private management of strategic technologies.
  • expert thumbnail - Topychkanov
    Petr Topychkanov
    Fellow
    Nonproliferation Program
    Moscow Center
    Topychkanov is a fellow in the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Nonproliferation Program.
  • expert thumbnail - Ülgen
    Sinan Ülgen
    Visiting Scholar
    Carnegie Europe
    Ülgen is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels, where his research focuses on Turkish foreign policy, nuclear policy, cyberpolicy, and transatlantic relations.
  • expert thumbnail - Volpe
    Tristan Volpe
    Nonresident Fellow
    Nuclear Policy Program
    Tristan Volpe is a nonresident fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and assistant professor of defense analysis at the Naval Postgraduate School.
  • expert thumbnail - Wolfsthal
    Jon Wolfsthal
    Nonresident Scholar
    Nuclear Policy Program
    Jon Wolfsthal is a nonresident scholar with the Nuclear Policy Program.
  • expert thumbnail - Yoshida
    Fumihiko Yoshida
    Nonresident Scholar
    Nuclear Policy Program
    Fumihiko Yoshida is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
  • expert thumbnail - Zhao
    Tong Zhao
    Fellow
    Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
    Tong Zhao is a fellow in Carnegie’s Nuclear Policy Program based at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy.
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