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Exodus from Japan nuclear plant

March 12, 2011

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Asia-Pacific 13 March 2011 Last updated at 02:07 GMT  An estimated 170,000 people have been evacuated from the area around a quake-damaged nuclear power station in north-east Japan that was hit by an explosion, the UN atomic watchdog says. A building housing a reactor was destroyed in Saturday’s blast but the reactor is said to […]

October 23, 2010

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India’s generation of children crippled by uranium waste

August 30, 2009

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Observer investigation uncovers link between dramatic rise in birth defects in Punjab and pollution from coal-fired power stations Gethin Chamberlain, Bathinda The Observer, Sunday 30 August 2009 Article history Gurpreet Sigh, 7, who has cerebral palsy and microcephaly, and is from Sirsar, 50km from the Punjabi town of Bathinda. He is being treated at the […]

Cleared: Jury decides that threat of global warming justifies breaking the law

September 17, 2008

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By Michael McCarthy, Environment Editor Thursday, 11 September 2008 Related Articles Robert Verkaik: A jury’s right to be unpredictable John Rentoul: Can a law maker be a law breaker? The threat of global warming is so great that campaigners were justified in causing more than £35,000 worth of damage to a coal-fired power station, a […]