Monthly Archives: July 2013

#Fukushima radiation levels as high as 2011

via RT.com / July 29, 2013 / Water samples taken at an underground passage below the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant contain alarming levels of radiation which are comparable to those taken immediately after the catastrophe. According to a Saturday statement by Tokyo Electric Power Compa ...

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Estimated #Fukushima decontamination costs blow out to $50b

via NHK World / July 24, 2013 / Experts estimate that cleaning up radioactivity in Fukushima Prefecture would cost 50 billion dollars, more than 4 times the amount that has been earmarked. Experts from the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology studied the cost of dec ...

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TEPCO finally acknowledges #Fukushima plant leaks

via AlJazeera.com / July 23, 2013 / The operator of Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant has said contaminated ground water had likely been flowing into the sea, acknowledging such a leakage for the first time. Tokyo Electric Power Co, or Tepco, also came under fire on Monday for the r ...

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Abenomics Trumps Nuclear Issue in #Fukushima

via Wall Street Journal / July 22, 2013 / Media surveys ahead of Sunday’s upper house election show that Japanese voters are placing the economy above all other issues, including the future of nuclear energy use. That appears to be true even in the prefecture of Fukushima, home to the 2011 disa ...

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#Fukushima Cancer Risk Surges

via Times Of India / July 22, 2013 / The ongoing saga of Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan that suffered a triple meltdown in March 2011 just got dangerously murkier.  The number of workers who suffered cancer-inducing radiation doses is not 178, but 1,978, Asahi Shimbun reported on Friday. T ...

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Japan’s Nuclear Options

via ZeroHedge.com / Several companies applied to Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority on July 8 for permission to restart a total of 10 nuclear reactors in the country. Despite widespread apprehension in Japan about nuclear power following the Fukushima disaster in 2011 that led to the shutdown o ...

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Op-Ed: What The #Fukushima 2013?

via OpEdNews.com / June 15, 2013 / Situation Normal, All Fukushima'd Up The first thing to know about the danger from the radioactive mass remaining on site in the three reactors that melted down at Fukushima is that nobody knows how much radioactive material there is, nobody knows how much u ...

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