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Editorials about the nuclear situation at Fukushima Daiichi in Japan.

The True State of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Accident: Internal Exposure Concealed

by Yagasaki Katsuma / The Asia-Pacific Journal / May 15, 2016 Yagasaki Katsuma, emeritus professor of Ryukyu University, has been constantly sounding the alarm about the problem of internal exposure related to nuclear weapons testing and nuclear electricity generation. Since the explosion at t ...

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The Fukushima Disaster Was Preventable

via / September 28, 2015 / The worst nuclear disaster since the 1986 Chernobyl meltdown never should have happened, according to a new study. In Philosophical Transactions A of the Royal Society, researchers Costas Synolakis of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and Utku Kâno ...

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By Broc West| 19 Comments | Editorials, Featured
Fukushima – Selling Out the Next Generation

via Truth Out / August 11, 2015 / Japan has restarted its first nuclear reactor to generate power since 2013. And that's really bad news. Remember what happened in 2011? Why Japan closed all of its reactors abruptly and why we're still tracing the spread of radioactive material across our P ...

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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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Flashback: Understanding the Power Structures Behind the 3.11 Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

from / December 26, 2011 / By Nishioka Nobuyuki I: Fukushima and Okinawa At midnight on April 22, 2011, the Japanese government designated the zone within a 20-kilometer radius of the Fukushima nuclear power plant a controlled area under the Basic Law for Disaster Counter ...

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Japan’s Nuclear Energy Policy Impasse

By Andrew DeWit / Asia-Pacific Journal / April 7, 2014 / 60% of Japan’s 48 viable nuclear reactors, are not as yet being considered for application to the Nuclear Regulation Agency (NRA) for restart. All of Japan’s 48 viable nuclear reactors are at present offline, and have been since Sept ...

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Op-ed: The Lessons of Fukushima and Proposed Reactor Restarts

by Jeff Kingston / Japan Times / April 5, 2014 / Kyle Cleveland, my colleague at Temple University Japan, recently published a report in the online Asia-Pacific Journal, “Mobilizing Nuclear Bias: The Fukushima Nuclear Crisis and the Politics of Uncertainty” that has drawn widespread media ...

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