Monthly Archives: September 2012

Japan Backpedals on “No Nukes” Policy

by James Corbett / via CorbettReport.com / September 20, 2012 / Last week, Japan surprised the world by announcing that it plans to abandon atomic energy completely by the 2030s. But now in an abrupt turnaround, the Japanese Cabinet appears to be backpedaling on that decision, dropping any ...

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Protest Documentary: Japan’s Nuclear Confrontation

via YouTube / A documentary about Japan's anti-nuclear movement in the wake of the restart of two nuclear reactors at Oi, Fukui Prefecture. This documentary attempts to explain why the March 11, 2011, disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant gave rise to the largest mass movem ...

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Cabinet fails to OK new nuclear strategy, removes 2030 deadline for nuclear phase-out

via Japan Times / September 20, 2012 / Deadline for abolishing atomic energy by 2030s not endorsed In a shocking reversal, the Cabinet on Wednesday failed to approve the government's new energy policy by watering down its main goal — the elimination of Japan's reliance on nuclear energy by th ...

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Japan Sets Up New Nuclear Regulator After Fukushima ‘Failure’

Yukio Edano By Yuji Okada / Bloomberg / September 18, 2012 / Japan’s new nuclear regulator starts operation tomorrow as part of measures the government introduced after the Fukushima disaster to try and establish an independent supervisor of the industry. The government will inaugurat ...

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Japan to end nuclear power dependency by 2040

by David Herron / Examiner.com / September 16, 2012 / A year and a half ago one of the largest known earthquakes ever struck off the North Japanese coast, triggering a tsunami devastating the Japanese coast, as well as a massive nuclear power disaster. Since then the Japanese people have spoke ...

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Scientists sound alarm on plan to bury nuclear waste

via The Japan Times / September 12, 2012 / An organization representing the nation's scientists called on the government Tuesday to drop its plan to dispose of spent nuclear fuel and other high-level radioactive waste deep underground, saying the risk of geological-based problems is too high. ...

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IAEA Launches Database Of Fukushima Radiation Information

by Gregg Webb / via IAEA / September 10, 2012 / The International Atomic Energy Agency on 7 September 2012 launched a database of radiation measurements collected in Japan following last year's accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station of Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO). The ...

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