Monthly Archives: April 2013

One of the Most Contaminated Villages in #Fukushima Lures Children Back with $100 Book Coupons

via ex-SKF / April 19, 2013 / Meanwhile in one of the most contaminated towns and villages in Fukushima after the nuclear accident more than two years ago, officials have just launched a new program to encourage children to receive annual health checkups. If a child undergoes one annual hea ...

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Fukushima kids sue for evacuation

by Yuri Kageyama / Japan Times / April 18, 2013 / Despite high stakes, lawsuit getting scant media attention Their demand: The right to live free of radiation. The plaintiffs who started the legal battle: 14 children. The Sendai High Court is expected to rule soon on this unusual lawsuit, wh ...

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IAEA Team Probes Fukushima’s Radioactive Water

via NPR / by Steve Inskeep and Geoff Brumfiel / April 17, 2013 / A team from the International Atomic Energy Agency is in Japan visiting the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The visit comes a week after reports emerged that large amounts of radioactive water had leaked from reservoirs wh ...

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Fukushima workers treating water leaks weren’t wearing dosimeters

via The Asahi Shimbun / April 20, 2013 / Fourteen workers treated radioactive water leaking at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant without wearing personal dosimeters as required, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said April 19. The dosimeters, which are worn on a worker's finger, measure and ...

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#Fukushima Pond Leak Update: All 7 In-the-Ground Water Storage Ponds Are Leaking Radioactive (Beta) Water

via ex-SKF / April 12, 2013 / Jiji Tsushin (4/13/2013) says TEPCO has reported to the Nuclear Regulatory Authority that the in-the-ground water storage pond No.1 is indeed leaking into the surrounding soil. TEPCO's handout for the press on April 13, 2013 shows that beta nuclides are being d ...

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Latest on #Fukushima Waste Water Pond Leaks

via ex-SKF / April 11, 2013 / And the latest from TEPCO on April 11, 2013 in the email notice to the press No.35: 地下貯水槽No.3からNo.6への移送について、4月11日午後2時から移送を開始いたしましたが、同日午後2時3分に移送ポンプ出口配管 ...

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#Fukushima: Massive Leaks and Radioactive Fallout Continuing On a Daily Basis…For Years On End

via Washington's Blog / April 6, 2013 / Is Fukushima Leaking … Or Are the the Reactors Wholly Uncontained? You may have heard that TEPCO – the operator of the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plants – announced a large leak of radioactive water. You may have heard that the cooling sys ...

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