Monthly Archives: March 2015

Prosecution of Former Management of TEPCO Dropped Again

via CNIC.jp / March 31, 2015 / The Complainants for Criminal Prosecution of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster (CCFN) filed a criminal accusation in June 2012 inquiring into the responsibility for the nuclear accident at TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, but the Tokyo Public Prose ...

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Current State of Post-Accident Operations at Fukushima Daiichi

By Hajime Matsukubo / CNIC.jp / March 31, 2015 / Many of the measuring instruments installed in the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (FDNPS) measuring system continue to malfunction as a result of the accident. Although there is no guarantee of the accuracy of values being measured, if ...

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COMMENTARY: Fukushima Laments Fading Memories of Nuclear Disaster

By Hiroshi Hoshi / Asahi Shimbun / March 30, 2015 / FUTABA, Fukushima Prefecture -- A daily calendar pad on a living room wall in a private home in this northeastern community still showed the fateful date: “March 11, 2011.” All of Futaba’s 7,000 or so residents left the town after ...

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Setback at Fukushima No. 1 Plant Threatens Reactor 3 Rod Removal

via japantimes.com / March 27, 2015 / Tokyo Electric Power Co. has disclosed that a 35-ton piece of machinery debris might be resting on the inner gate of the spent fuel pool for reactor 3 of the Fukushima No. 1 power plant and that the gate is slightly out of position. TEPCO said Thursday tha ...

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Audit Report: Billions of Yen Wasted on Bad Technology at Fukushima

March 24, 2015 / by Mari Yamaguchi / AP / Japanese government auditors say the operator of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant has wasted more than a third of the 190 billion yen ($1.6 billion) in taxpayer money allocated for cleaning up the plant after it was destroyed by a March 2011 ear ...

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Taiwan: 283 Mislabeled Japanese Food Products Originated Near Fukushima

By Stephanie Chao / chinapost.com More than 283 Japanese food products imported from the radiation-stricken areas near the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear disaster were found to be relabeled as having come from other areas of Japan and sold to local customers, authorities said yesterday. Offici ...

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An ‘Octopus’ Robot Developed To Clear Rubble In Fukushima

via phys.org / March 20, 2015 / Researchers in Japan have jointly developed a robot with four arms and four crawlers which can perform multiple tasks simultaneously to help clean up the rubble left after the 2011 quake-tsunami disasters in Minamisoma, Fukushima. On March 13th, a remote control ...

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