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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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    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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    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.

    • Op-Ed

    Forging a Safer Nuclear Future for Japan

    As Japan rebuilds after the devastating earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis, its nuclear engineers should reconsider the safety standards of the country’s reactors and seriously consider the likelihood of a reactor facing a disaster it was not designed to withstand.

    • Op-Ed

    5 Early Lessons From Japan's Nuclear Crisis

    As Japan struggles to find ways to cool its damaged nuclear reactors, it is increasingly clear that it is in the world’s best interest to ensure that nuclear operators can effectively handle unpredictable and even extreme external events that might impact their installations.

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    Are Japan's Efforts in Vain?

    Japan has evacuated its citizens from the area within nineteen miles of the damaged Fukushima nuclear reactors, but there are concerns that the country might not be able to feed or shelter more evacuees if the region in danger grows.

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    Pivotal Moment in Japan?

    Much remains unknown as Japan attempts to cool the nuclear reactors and spent fuel rods at its damaged Fukushima nuclear plant, including whether restoring electricity to the cooling systems will help prevent the crisis from growing.

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    Spent Fuel Pool Concerns in Fukushima

    Japanese engineers are hoping that by restoring power to the cooling system in one of the damaged nuclear reactors at Japan’s Fukushima power plant, they will be able to restart cooling the reactor core.

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    Japan Crisis Not As Bad As Chernobyl

    As Japanese authorities work to cool the nuclear reactors damaged by the earthquake and tsunami, it remains unclear how much radiation is being released into the environment.

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    Tsunami Still More Devastating Than Nuclear Threat

    The earthquake and subsequent tsunami that caused substantial damage to Japan’s nuclear reactors should encourage nuclear regulators to reconsider the magnitude of natural disasters that they design plants to withstand.

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    James M. Acton
    Jessica T. Mathews Chair
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    Nuclear Policy Program
    Acton holds the Jessica T. Mathews Chair and is co-director of the Nuclear Policy Program and a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
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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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    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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    Togzhan Kassenova
    Nonresident Fellow
    Nuclear Policy Program
    Kassenova is a nonresident fellow in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Mareena Robinson Snowden
    Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow
    Nuclear Policy Program
    Mareena Robinson Snowden is a Stanton nuclear security fellow with the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Fumihiko Yoshida
    Nonresident Scholar
    Nuclear Policy Program
    Fumihiko Yoshida is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
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    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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