Monthly Archives: October 2012

Fukushima rice above threshold for cesium

via Japan Times / October 25, 2012 / Rice grown by a farmer in Sukagawa, Fukushima Prefecture, returned a radioactive cesium reading of 110 becquerels per kilogram, exceeding the maximum of 100, the prefectural government announced. It is the first time that Fukushima rice has exceeded the ...

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Fukushima’s Returning Residents

via GreenPeaceVideo As the Japanese government is allowing residents to return, environmental organisation Greenpeace continues to monitor radiation levels in the nuclear disaster stricken area of Fukushima.

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Fukushima ‘running out of space’ to store dirty water

via MorningStarOnline / October 25, 2012 / Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant is struggling to find space to store tens of thousands of tons of highly contaminated water, it emerged today. About 200,000 tons of radioactive water used to cool the broken reactors are being sto ...

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Fishing for Answers off Fukushima

Science 26 October 2012: Vol. 338 no. 6106 pp. 480-482 DOI: 10.1126/science.1228250 Fishing for Answers off Fukushima Ken O. Buesseler Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA 02543, USA.E-mail: kbuesseler{at}whoi.edu The triple disaster of the 11 March 2011 earthquake, ts ...

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Fukushima fish ‘may be inedible for a decade’

Tests have found that radioactivity levels in fish near the Fukushima nuclear site have been slow to fall. Photograph: Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert by Fiona Harvey / The Guardian / October 25, 2012 / Fish from the waters around the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan could be too radioactive to eat ...

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EU to ease Japan food import rules

No change for Fukushima restrictions by Takehito Kudo / via The Daily Yomiuri / October 21, 2012 / BRUSSELS--The European Union has decided to substantially ease import restrictions on food products and animal feed from Tokyo and 10 prefectures that were imposed due to the crisis at Tokyo Ele ...

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HAL robot suit modified to take on nuclear plants

By Tim Hornyak / cnet.com / October 19, 2012 / You're sweating in your bulky radiation suit, your dosimeter is freaking you out, and you're trying to close a valve that might just save a large portion of the population from some very nasty fallout. Wouldn't it be nice to have some robotic h ...

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