Monthly Archives: February 2013

Japanese Nuclear Regulator to Digitize Fukushima Documents

via UPI / February 11, 2013 / Japan's Nuclear Regulatory Authority will digitize about 900,000 pages of government documents on the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis, an authority official said. Some of the documentation includes radioactivity monitoring levels, how people were irradiated and g ...

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Japanese Nuclear Regulator Seeks Access to Fukushima Reactor 1

The No. 1 reactor building at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, now with a new weather cover (Asahi Shimbun file photo) by Jin Nishikawa / The Asahi Shimbun / February 14, 2013 The Nuclear Regulation Authority is to inspect a building at the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant that may ...

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Two More Fukushima Youths Diagnosed With Thyroid Cancer

By Adam Westlake / The Japan Daily Press / February 13, 2013 The Fukushima Prefectural government has revealed that two more people, both aged 18 or younger when the Fukushima nuclear crisis broke out in March 2011, have been diagnosed with having thyroid cancer. This brings the total number o ...

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TEPCO President Denies Company-Wide Conspiracy to Thwart Diet Investigation

by Hideaki Kimura / via The Asahi Shimbun / February 12, 2013 Naomi Hirose, president of Tokyo Electric Power Co., denied an organization-wide effort to interfere with a Diet investigation into the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, saying one official was responsible for spreading misleading i ...

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Recent Aerial View of #Fukushima I Nuke Plant

via ex-SKF / February 11, 2013 / The photos were taken on February 10, 2013, from a Kyodo News helicopter at an altitude of 1,500 meters. For the first time, the government allowed the aerial photographs within 3 kilometers of Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant as long as the altitude is 1,500 me ...

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TEPCO Ready to Remove Huge Truss from Reactor 3 Spent Fuel Pool

via ex-SKF / February 4, 2013 / These days, it almost feels as if the last sane place remaining in Japan is actually Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, where they have actual jobs to do and they are at it every single day mostly because they have no other choice. (If you are wondering what I'm t ...

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Fukushima operator TEPCO projects $1.29 bn year net loss

via GlobalPost / February 4, 2013 / Fukushima operator TEPCO said Monday it expected to lose about $1.29 billion in the year to March, close to three times an earlier estimate, citing compensation and higher energy costs. Tokyo Electric Power said it was on track to lose 120 billion yen ($1 ...

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