Monthly Archives: September 2015

Video: Radioactive Floods Recontaminate Japan

via Fairewinds.org / September 18, 2015 / Last week a serious typhoon hit eastern Japan creating flooding that has not occurred for at least 50 years. Tokyo Electric Power Company, the operator and owner of the triple meltdown site Fukushima Daiichi, admitted that drainage pumps at Fukushi ...

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‘85% of Japanese don’t trust nuclear energy after Fukushima

via EyeWitness News / September 23, 2015 / A Japanese nuclear expert says close to 85 percent of the Japanese population do not trust the use of nuclear energy after the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Dr Tatsujiro Suzuki says the public's mistrust largely stems from the widely held belief that th ...

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Evacuees, Students Help Empty Fukushima Town Preserve Its History

By Makoto Takada / Asahi Shimbun / September 24, 2015 / Local government officials, evacuees and students are saving personal documents and other historical materials from destruction in a municipality rendered a virtual “ghost town” by the Fukushima nuclear disaster. The Tomioka town ...

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Video: Fukushima Art Project – Ai Weiwei – 2015

via Youtube / September 24, 2015 / This documentary on the Fukushima Art Project chronicles artist Ai Weiwei’s investigation of the site as well as the project's installation process. In August 2014, Ai Weiwei was invited as one of the participating artists to originate artwork for th ...

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More Reactors Expected To Be Restarted In Western Japan

By Akira OIKAWA / via asia.nikkei.com / September 14, 2015 / The Sendai No.1 reactor, Japan's first active reactor in about two years, has resumed full-scale commercial operations. As safety screening progresses, other suspended reactors are expected to follow, but mostly in the western part ...

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850 Tons of ‘Decontaminated’ Fukushima Water Dumped Into Ocean

via RT.com / September 15, 2015 / The first batch of radioactive groundwater filtered below “measurable limits” at Japan’s tsumani-stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant has been dumped into the ocean, as TEPCO seeks to ease toxic water building-up at the site. Tokyo Electric Power Co. ...

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Japanese Govt. Lifts Fukushima Evacuation Order

via rte.ie / September 5, 2015 / The Japanese government has lifted the evacuation order for the first town near the crippled Fukushima reactors, more than four years after ordering mass relocations near the tsunami-wrecked nuclear plant. Among communities where the entire population was forc ...

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