Fukushima Disaster Colors A-Bomb Anniversaries

by Jason Bartashius / Japan Times / July 30, 2014 / Over the past three years, the atomic bombing anniversaries in August have increasingly become a time to ask new questions. How did the only country to experience nuclear bombings come to embrace nuclear power, a decision that ultimately led ...

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TEPCO Logs 1st Pre-Tax Profit In 4 yrs For April-June Qtr.

via Mainichi.jp / August 1, 2014 / Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Thursday it turned to the black on a group pretax basis in the April-June quarter for the first time in the four years since the 2011 nuclear crisis at its Fukushima Daiichi power plant. For the three-month period, TEPCO, which i ...

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Persistent Nuclear Waste From Fukushima Inhibits Restarts

By Clint Richards / The Diplomat / July 30, 2014 / After months of attempting to negotiate with local residents in Fukushima, the Japanese government has abandoned its attempt to purchase land to store nuclear waste from the stricken Fukushima Daiichi reactors. Storing nuclear waste and preventin ...

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Nuclear Watchdog May Raise Radiation Exposure Limit For Emergencies

from Japan Times / July 30, 2014 / The Nuclear Regulation Authority said Wednesday it is considering raising the maximum radiation exposure limit for nuclear workers in emergencies, from the current 100 millisieverts. “We cannot completely deny the possibility” that accidents involving rad ...

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No Fukushima Radiation Found In Tests Off U.S. West Coast

via yahoo.com / July 29, 2014 / Tests of water off the U.S. West Coast have found no signs of radiation from Japan's 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, although low levels of radiation are ultimately expected to reach the U.S. shore, scientists said on Tuesday. Results obtained this week in tests ...

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Japanese Government Offers Fukushima Pref. ¥230b To Host Storage Facilities

via Japan Times / July 30, 2014 / The administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has offered to pay the Fukushima Prefectural Government ¥230 billion over the next 30 years if the prefecture hosts temporary storage facilities for soil tainted by radiation from the March 2011 nuclear disaster, N ...

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TEPCO Defies Laws Of Physics Claiming Water Freezes At 5 Degrees Celsius

via EX-SKF / July 28, 2014 / TEPCO says by dumping ice and dry ice they can lower the temperature of the contaminated water in the trench to about 5 degrees Celsius, then they will be able to form a continuous ice plug. Here I thought that water freezes at zero degree Celsius. As the whole wor ...

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