Monthly Archives: March 2013

Photo of Electrocuted (and Very Dead) Mouse That Caused the #Fukushima Blackout

via ex-SKF / March 28, 2013 / Remember that power outage? TEPCO released the result of their investigation on March 25, 2013. The mouse has a mark in the stomach from an electric shock. From TEPCO's Photos and Videos Library, 3/25/2013, "Progress of Investigation of Power Supply Faci ...

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Tohoku Electric axes planned #Fukushima #nuclear plant

via Japan Times / March 28, 2013 / Tohoku Electric Power Co. on Thursday dropped its plan to build a new nuclear plant in Fukushima Prefecture. The utility apparently decided it was impossible to go through with the construction amid strong local opposition following the triple meltdowns at ...

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The #Fukushima Legacy: unforeseen health problems

via euronews / March 28, 2013 / The death rate of elderly people evacuated from old people’s facilities around the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant has tripled, according to research. The University of Tokyo tracked 328 senior evacuees and found 75 had died within one year, close to three tim ...

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Study tour reveals nuke crisis hit Fukushima products now radioactive free

via Zeenews / March 28, 2013 / The nuclear disaster that hit Japan's Fukushima Prefecture over two years ago, forcing the evacuation of over 160,000 residents, appears now to be gradually receding into the past, with key officials saying that daily essentials such as rice, vegetables and other ...

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JNES Calculation of the Amount of Radioactive Materials Released from #Fukushima

via Ex-SKF / March 26, 2013 / Japan Nuclear Energy Safety Organization (JNES), an independent administrative corporation under the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, issued the result of its calculation of radioactive amounts released from Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant in the first wee ...

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Google Street View adds Fukushima disaster zone

via MyBroadband.co.za / March 27, 2013 / Concrete rubble litters streets lined with shuttered shops and dark windows. A collapsed roof juts from the ground. A ship sits stranded on a stretch of dirt flattened when the tsunami roared across the coastline. There isn’t a person in sight. Goo ...

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Mollusks disappearing from Fukushima shores

By Tomoyuki Yamamoto / The Asahi Shimbun / March 27, 2013 / A type of mollusk has disappeared from an area that stretches 30 kilometers along Fukushima Prefecture and includes the site of the crippled nuclear power plant, researchers said. But they could not confirm if radioactive substance ...

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