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Ingestion of radioactively contaminated diets for two generations in the pale grass blue butterfly

Chiyo Nohara1, Wataru Taira1, Atsuki Hiyama1, Akira Tanahara2, Toshihiro Takatsuji3 and Joji M Otaki1* * Corresponding author: Joji M Otaki otaki@sci.u-ryukyu.ac.jp Author Affiliations 1 BCPH Unit of Molecular Physiology, Department of Chemistry, Biology and Mari ...

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Poll: 20% of Japanese Cautious About Radiation in Food

by Jun Hongo / Wall Street Journal / October 2, 2014 / The proportion of consumers saying they hesitate to buy food products from Fukushima prefecture because of radiation fears reached 20%, up from 15% in February, according to a twice-yearly survey by the Consumer Affairs Agency released thi ...

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Town Near Fukushima Plant Has Evacuation Order Partially Lifted

via Japan Today / October 2, 2014 / The government on Wednesday lifted its evacuation advisory for part of the town of Kawauchi which lies within 20 kilometers of the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Environment Ministry officials said that radiation cleanup has concluded in ...

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Jgov OKs Rice Growing Inside Former Fukushima No-Go Zone

by Christina Sarich / NaturalSociety.com / August 31, 2014 Just recently, farmers in the city of Tamura, Fukushima Prefecture, have begun planting rice in a district previously designated as a ‘no-plant zone’ due to of radioactive fallout. This will be the first time since March, 2011’s ...

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Japan To Be Nuclear Free This Summer For First Time Since 2011

via The Asahi Shimbun / June 25, 2014 / Kyushu Electric Power Co.’s delayed application for safety screenings of two reactors means Japan will be without nuclear energy this summer for the first time since the Fukushima nuclear accident started in March 2011. The utility on June 24 submit ...

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Hitachi Seaside Park Closed Due to Radiation Fears

via JapanCrush / May 25, 2014 / Netizens have been alarmed by the news from national broadcaster, NHK, that part of the beautiful Hitachi Seaside Park have been closed off due to a peak in radiation levels. Ibaraki Prefecture, which is home to the park, neighbours Fukushima Prefecture, and ...

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More Than 90% of Public Comments Were Against Japanese Government’s Nuclear Policy

by Atsushi Komori / via Asahi Shimbun / May 25, 2014 / More than 90 percent of respondents during a public comment period on the Abe administration's basic energy policy were opposed to nuclear power generation, according to an Asahi Shimbun estimate released on May 25. The Asahi Shimbun ma ...

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