Monthly Archives: November 2012

Toshiba to deploy dog-like robot at Fukushima

via Business Recorder / November 25, 2012 / Japanese nuclear reactor maker Toshiba on November 21 unveiled a remote-controlled robot resembling a headless dog that they hope will be used at the battered Fukushima power plant. The tetrapod, which weighs 65 kilograms (143 pounds) and is about on ...

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Rice planting to resume in Fukushima

via AsiaOne News / November 26, 2012 / The town government of Hirono and the village government of Kawauchi in Fukushima Prefecture have decided to resume planting rice next year. Both municipal governments had asked farmers to voluntarily stop planting rice shortly after the crisis at Toky ...

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WHO forecasts no significant increase in cancer patients in Fukushima

by Yuri Oiwa / The Asahi Shimbun / November 25, 2012 / Cases of cancer caused by radiation from the Fukushima nuclear accident will not increase significantly, although the risk facing infants near the plant has risen, a draft report by the World Health Organization said. The WHO’s draft ...

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Most Fukushima nuke plant workers ineligible for free cancer checks

Workers dispose of their protective gear at their base in Naraha, Fukushima Prefecture, after working at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant. (Asahi Shimbun file photo) By Miki Aoki / via The Asahi Shimbun / November 22, 2012 / Of the many thousands of workers who have risked radiation expos ...

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Fukushima to ax nuclear fuel tax

via Japan Times / November 21, 2012 / The Fukushima Prefectural Government will abolish a nuclear fuel tax imposed on two power plants operated by Tokyo Electric Power Co., with an eye to having both decommissioned. Gov. Yuhei Sato said Monday the prefecture seeks the decommissioning of all ...

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Worries over highly radioactive fish prompt study

By Hiroshi Ishizuka / The Asahi Shimbun / November 13, 2012 / Persistently high radioactivity in some fish caught close to the Fukushima nuclear plant has sparked a government investigation into the physiological basis for contamination and why radiation readings in some specimens remain hundr ...

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Fault under Japan nuclear plant ‘may be active’

By Shingo Ito / AFP / November 12, 2012 / Japan's only working nuclear power plant sits on what may be a seismic fault in the earth's crust, a geologist has warned, saying it is "very silly" to allow it to continue operating. Mitsuhisa Watanabe says the earth's plates could move under the O ...

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