Monthly Archives: May 2013

Gov’t suggests TEPCO freeze soil around Fukushima plant

via Japan Today / May 31, 2013 / A government panel of experts on Thursday recommended that Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) consider freezing the soil around the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to reduce the amount of radioactive groundwater being generated by water flowing into ...

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Last no-go zone designation in Fukushima lifted

via JapanTimes.co.jp / via May 29, 2013 / The government lifted the last no-go zone designation in Fukushima Prefecture on Tuesday, more than 26 months after three reactors at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant suffered core meltdowns, but certain areas remain uninhabitable. In the town of Futa ...

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Ground freeze urged to curb seepage into Fukushima No. 1 radioactive basements

via JapanTimes.co.jp / May 30, 2013 / To reduce the flow of groundwater into the crippled reactor buildings at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima No. 1 atomic plant, the government told Tepco on Thursday to freeze the soil around them. Walls of frozen soil can be created by inserting p ...

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Exposed: Japanese Officials Upped Radiation Yardsticks to Dodge Compensation Costs

by Andrea Germanos / Common Dreams / May 26, 2013 / Japanese officials raised the level of acceptable radiation doses for evacuees of the Fukushima nuclear disaster to avoid increasing costs for compensation, Japan's Asahi Shimbun reported on Saturday. A 5-millisieverts per year dose, the s ...

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At Least 4 Nuclear Plants Will Apply for Restart in July

via EX-SKF / May 27, 2013 / If they are approved, there will be 8 additional reactors, including one with MOX fuel, will be online in Japan, in addition to two reactors at Ooi Nuclear Power Plant. These plants are: Takahama Nuclear Power Plant (pictured): Reactor 3 (MOX), Reactor 4, operat ...

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Fukushima subcontractor fires employees for whistle-blowing

via JapanDailyPress.com / May 27, 2013 / A subcontractor hired by the Fukushima Prefectural government to do nuclear disaster cleanup has been ordered by the Labor Standards Inspection Office to properly implement labor practices after it was reported that they fired three male employees without ...

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Expand health survey beyond Fukushima: U.N

via The Japan Times / May 27, 2013 / Japan’s health survey on the effects of the March 2011 nuclear crisis should be expanded to include areas outside Fukushima Prefecture, a U.N. expert said. The health management survey should be provided to residents in all affected areas by radiation ...

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