Monthly Archives: September 2013

TEPCO reveals plan to scrap reactors 5 and 6 at Fukushima

via The Japan News / September 30, 2013 / Tokyo Electric Power Co. President Naomi Hirose revealed in an interview with The Yomiuri Shimbun on Saturday the company’s plans to decommission the Nos. 5 and 6 reactors at its Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. In the interview, Hirose said t ...

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By Corbett| 4 Comments | Featured, News
Fish caught offshore from Fukushima hit markets in Japan today

via The Mainichi / Sep 26, 2013 / Fishery products caught off Fukushima Prefecture were ready for trial sale as early as Sept. 26 after fisheries cooperatives here resumed test fishing the day before. Some 5.2 tons of 11 varieties of fish -- including octopus, horsehair crab, blackbelly rosefi ...

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By Broc West| 3 Comments | Featured, News
Fukushima Daiichi underwater fences breached

via News on Japan / Sep 26, 2013 / The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant says underwater barriers in the facility's port have been breached. The so-called silt fences are intended to prevent the spread of radioactive materials. Tokyo Electric Power Company officials said ...

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TEPCO to resume water decontamination

via NHK World / Sep 25, 2013 / The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant says it will soon test a filtration system that could remove most radioactive substances from accumulated wastewater at the site. The Advanced Liquid Processing System (pictured) is the key to Tokyo Electric Pow ...

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By Broc West| 5 Comments | Featured, News
Video: Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan Discuss The Ongoing Fukushima Crisis

via Independent Web Journal / Sep 24, 2013 / The radioactive discharge problem at Tepco's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is bringing worldwide attention to Japan's ability to deal with the continuing crisis at Fukushima. PRESS CONFERENCE 9/24 Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan: ...

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Fukushima fisheries to resume trial fishing after samples prove safe

via Japan Times / Sep 24, 2013 / Fishing operations off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture were set to resume Wednesday, about a month after leaks of contaminated water at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant forced trial operations to be put on hold. The Fukushima Prefectural Federation of Fisher ...

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By Broc West| 2 Comments | Featured, News
Let the world help at Fukushima No. 1

via Japan Times / Re: “Fukushima and the right to responsible government” by Colin P.A. Jones (The Foreign Element, Sept. 17): It would be useful if the government of Japan would avail themselves of the assistance and technology that could be provided by foreign corporations with experienc ...

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By Broc West| 1 Comment | Editorials, Featured