Sendai Reactor Power Ramp-Up Halted Due To Pump Problem

via news.yahoo.com / August 21, 2015 / Japan's Kyushu Electric Power has halted the ramp-up of power output from its Sendai No. 1 nuclear reactor due to a problem with a pump in the plant's secondary cooling system, a spokesman said on Friday. Kyushu Electric last week began the restart of the S ...

Continue Reading
By Broc West| 1 Comment | Featured, News
Proving Negligence in TEPCO Case Daunting

By Kunihiko Yoshizawa and Toru Asami / via The-Japan-News.com / August 22, 2015 / On July 31, the Tokyo No. 5 Committee for the Inquest of Prosecution announced its decision that former Tokyo Electric Power Co. Chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata (pictured), 75, and two other former company executi ...

Continue Reading
By Broc West| 2 Comments | Featured, News
Fukushima: Thousands Have Already Died, Thousands More Will Die

by Ian Fairlie CounterPunch.org August 20, 2015 Official data from Fukushima show that nearly 2,000 people died from the effects of evacuations necessary to avoid high radiation exposures from the disaster. The uprooting to unfamiliar areas, cutting of family ties, loss of social support ...

Continue Reading
By Broc West| 1 Comment | Featured, News
Sakurajima Volcano: Chance of Large Eruption ‘Extremely High’

August 15, 2015 via TheGuardian.co.uk Japan’s weather agency on Saturday told thousands of residents near a southern city to prepare for a possible evacuation as it upgraded a volcanic eruption warning. Officials raised their alert to its second-highest level after picking up increasing ...

Continue Reading
By Broc West| 2 Comments | Featured, News
Large Protests As Japan Restarts First Nuclear Plant Since Fukushima

via RT.com / August 11, 2015 / Protesters rallied outside Japan’s Sendai nuclear plant and its company’s headquarters to demonstrate against the planned restarting of operations, over four years after the Fukushima disaster that left the entire world horrified. One major concern abo ...

Continue Reading
By Broc West| 1 Comment | Featured, News
Fukushima – Selling Out the Next Generation

via Truth Out / August 11, 2015 / Japan has restarted its first nuclear reactor to generate power since 2013. And that's really bad news. Remember what happened in 2011? Why Japan closed all of its reactors abruptly and why we're still tracing the spread of radioactive material across our P ...

Continue Reading
By Broc West| 11 Comments | Editorials, Featured, News
Japan Ends Nuclear Shutdown Four Years After Fukushima

via Phys.org / August 11, 2015 / Japan on Tuesday ended a two-year nuclear shutdown in the energy-hungry country, sparked by public fears following the 2011 Fukushima crisis, the worst atomic disaster in a generation. Utility Kyushu Electric Power turned on a reactor at Sendai, about 1,000 kil ...

Continue Reading
By Broc West| 2 Comments | Featured, News