Monthly Archives: October 2013

Ex-NRC Chair: Lack of Fukushima tank monitoring “surprising”

By Shiro Namekata / via The Asahi Shimbun / October 14, 2013 / Japan urgently needs an effective system that reuses radiation-contaminated water to cool down the crippled reactors at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, said Gregory Jaczko, former chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commissi ...

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Fukushima towns look like post-apocalyptic disaster

via Business Insider In March 2011, one of the most devastating earthquakes on record hit Japan, setting off a chain reaction that included a tsunami and a disastrous nuclear power plant meltdown. The Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant disaster was the largest Nuclear incident since Chernobyl and c ...

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Japan PM Seeks Int’l Assistance to End Fukushima Crisis

via Japan Times / October 6, 2013 / Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday requested more foreign assistance in cleaning up the Fukushima No. 1 power plant, where work has been plagued by the radioactive water crisis. “Our country needs your knowledge and expertise” in coping with the afte ...

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Former Japanese PM Koizumi Calls for End to Nuclear Power

via The Japan News / October 3, 2013 / Former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi said Japan should abandon nuclear power. “I’m calling for zero nuclear power,” he said in a speech in Nagoya. The 2011 earthquake and tsunami, which triggered a nuclear crisis at Tokyo Electric Power Co. ...

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Fast-food chain Yoshinoya to farm ingredients in Fukushima

Faith Aquino / The Japan Daily Press / Oct 2, 2013 Japanese fast food chain Yoshinoya dares to farm in Fukushima Prefecture, home of the world’s worst nuclear meltdown in two decades, where they plan to harvest rice and vegetable produce as ingredients for their dishes. Yoshinoya Holdings sa ...

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