Monthly Archives: January 2014

Fukushima: Why It Matters and Why We Don’t Need to Panic

by Jacob Devaney / via Huffington Post / January 31, 2014 / Panic is rarely ever a good idea because it closes down the brain with fear, can cripple creative responses, and generally causes people to not think straight. Denial is worse. Like it or not, nuclear power is everywhere. Some consider i ...

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By Broc West| 15 Comments | Editorials, Featured
Japan radio host quits after nuclear issues banned

via / January 31, 2014 / A veteran radio show host has quit his job at Japan Broadcasting Corp. after the program director told him not to discuss nuclear power for fear his comments “would affect voting behavior” in the upcoming Tokyo gubernatorial election. Toru Nakakita, a profes ...

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By Broc West| 3 Comments | News
TEPCO fears 3-cm hole in Fukushima reactor No.2

via / January 30, 2014 / The suppression pool of the Fukushima Daiichi Unit No. 2 reactor may have a 3-centimeter hole in it, through which the highly radioactive water might be leaking out, the plant operator said. The information is based on the data gathered by a robot sent into the ...

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Hundreds file lawsuit against makers of Fukushima nuclear plant

via / January 30, 2014 / About 1,400 people have filed a joint lawsuit against three companies that manufactured Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, saying they should be financially liable for damage caused by its 2011 meltdowns. Lawyers for the plaintiffs, who are seeking compen ...

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By Broc West| 5 Comments | Featured, News
Congress Launches Inquiry Into Health Impacts of Fukushima Disaster Relief

by Matthew M. Burke / Stars and Stripes / January 27, 2014 / Congress has instructed the Defense Department to launch an inquiry into potential health impacts on Navy first-responders from Japan’s March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster. The request, made in the explanatory st ...

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By Corbett| 2 Comments | Featured, News
David Suzuki: Citizen scientists can fill info gaps about Fukushima effects

by David Suzuki / via / January 28, 2014 / An Internet search turns up an astounding number of pages about radiation from Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant meltdown that followed an earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. But it’s difficult to find credible informati ...

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By Corbett| 3 Comments | Editorials
TEPCO begins work on underground ice wall at Fukushima Daiichi

by Lucas W. Hixson / / Tokyo Electric workers are to begin work at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to create underground frozen walls at the Unit 2 and Unit 3 turbine buildings on Wednesday. The utility is also digging wells across the compound to determine whether or ...

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By Corbett| 3 Comments | Featured, News