TEPCO Failed To Disclose Crops Over 20KM From Fukushima Were Contaminated

via RT.com / July 15, 2014 / Fourteen different rice paddies outside of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant evacuation zone were contaminated with radioactive material in August 2013, Japan’s agriculture ministry has found. Despite the findings – which blamed the removal of a large p ...

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Fukushima Cleanup Operations Blamed For Contamination Of Rice Crops

via Enformable.com / July 14, 2014 / Officials from the agriculture ministry told reporters on Monday that efforts to clean up debris at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant may have been the source of cesium that contaminated rice crops about twelve and a half miles away in the city of Mina ...

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Abe’s Nuclear Renaissance Ignores Stiff Opposition

by Jeff Kingston / Japan Times / June 28, 2014 /Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s (pictured) nuclear renaissance involves downplaying risks, restarting reactors, building new ones, and exporting reactor technology and equipment. A number of hurdles remain before he can rev up the reactors, but the su ...

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Doubts Over Ice Wall To Keep Fukushima Safe From Damaged Nuclear Reactors

via The Guardian / July 14, 2014 / In fading light and just a stone's throw from the most terrifying scenes during Japan's worst nuclear accident, engineers resumed their race against time to defeat the next big threat: thousands of tonnes of irradiated water. If all goes to plan, by next Marc ...

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Japan’s Nuclear Regulator To Review Exposure Limit

via NHK World / July 10, 2014 / Japan's nuclear regulator says it will consider revisions to a law for protecting nuclear plant workers' health in emergencies. The Nuclear Regulation Authority expressed the intent for the first time in response to a call from a Tokyo-based organization that ad ...

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Japan issues tsunami advisory after strong quake near Fukushima

via Channel News Asia / July 12, 2014 / Japan issued a tsunami advisory early Saturday after a strong 6.8-magnitude quake struck in the Pacific off Fukushima prefecture, authorities said. The Japan Meteorological Agency said a local tsunami of up to one metre (3.3 feet) could impact the Pacifi ...

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​Fukushima has 9 days to prevent ‘unsafe’ overheating

via RT.com / July 6, 2014 / Fukushima operator TEPCO has been forced to switch off the cooling system at mothballed Reactor Unit 5, after it was discovered that it had been leaking water. In nine days, if the system is not repaired, temperatures will exceed dangerous levels. Engineers have dis ...

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