Monthly Archives: November 2013

Coal-fired power plants to be built in Fukushima

via Voice of Russia / November 30, 2013 / Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) announced its intention to build two advanced coal-fired power plants in Fukushima. Company officials claim that the new power plants will help the region recover after the nuclear disaster. TEPCO promises that the ...

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Typhoons spreading Fukushima fallout

via ABC.net.au / November 29, 2013 / Typhoons that hit Japan each year are contributing to the spread of radioactive material from the Fukushima nuclear disaster into the country's waterways, researchers say. A joint study by France's Climate and Environmental Science laboratory (LSCE) and Tsuku ...

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Epidemiologist: Fukushima disaster causing cancer and birth defects in US newborns

via Panorama.am / November 28, 2013 / After the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan, little attention was paid to how the radiation leaks can affect the health of children who live in the US. Joseph Mangano, epidemiologist and Executive Director of the Radiation and Public Health ...

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Japan Reacts to Fukushima Crisis By Banning Journalism

via Washington's Blog / November 27, 2013 / 2 weeks after the Fukushima accident, we reported that the government responded to the nuclear accident by trying to raise acceptable radiation levels and pretending that radiation is good for us. We noted earlier this month: Japan will likely pa ...

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TEPCO President: Fukushima “a warning to the world”

by Simon Tisdall / via The Guardian / November 19, 2013 / The catastrophic triple meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in March 2011 was "a warning to the world" about the hazards of nuclear power and contained lessons for the British government as it plans a new generation of nucle ...

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Sources: Japan considering extra $100 million for Fukushima water crisis

via Reuters / November 28, 2013 / Japan is considering more than $100 million in extra government spending to handle contaminated water at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, boosting the budget allocation by at least a fifth, government officials familiar with the matter said. The additi ...

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Op-Ed: Fukushima Radiation No Threat to B.C.

by Jay T. Cullen / TimesColonist.com / November 21, 2013 / Since the Fukushima Daiichi disaster on March 11, 2011, there are many reports of the potential impact of radioactivity from Fukushima causing harm to sea life and people on the West Coast of North America. But radioactivity from Ja ...

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