Fukushima: Australia’s Radioactive Rocks And Responsibility

By Dave Sweeney /  New Matilda  / August 29, 2014 / In March 2011 people all around the world held our breath as the Fukushima nuclear disaster played out on our screens. Later as the headlines, albeit not the radiation levels faded, it was confirmed that Australian uranium directly fuelled ...

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Fukushima Disaster Bill More Than $105bn, Double Earlier Estimates

via RT.com / August 27, 2014 / The tragedy at the Fukushima nuclear plant will cost 11.08 trillion yen ($105 billion), twice as much as Japanese authorities predicted at the end of 2011. The expenses include radiation clean-up and compensation to residents. The research was led by Kenichi Oshi ...

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More ALPS Equipment Approved For Use At Fukushima

via Asahi Shimbun / August 28, 2014 / Additional decontamination machines will be installed at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant to treat the hundreds of tons of radioactive groundwater collected at the facility daily, the Nuclear Regulation Authority said Aug. 27. The multi-n ...

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TEPCO Found Liable For Evacuee’s Suicide

via therakyatpost.com / August 26, 2014 / A Japanese court has ruled that Fukushima nuclear operator Tokyo Electric was responsible for a woman’s suicide after the March 2011 disaster and must pay compensation, in a landmark ruling that could set a precedent for other claims against the utility ...

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Fukushima Groundwater Bypass Operation Ineffective: TEPCO

via Japan Times / August 26, 2014 / A groundwater bypassing operation at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant has yet to produce significant results in preventing groundwater from flowing into the basements of reactor buildings, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said. By last Thursday, about three months ...

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Three Firms Picked To Help Tackle Toxic Water At Fukushima

via Japan Times / August 26, 2014 / The Japanese government picked three overseas companies Tuesday to participate in a subsidized project to determine the best available technology for separating radioactive tritium from the toxic water building up at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant. Tokyo ...

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Video: Looking Inside Fukushima Daiichi with Muon Tomography

via NHK World / August 20, 2014 / Workers have begun the difficult task of decommissioning the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. One of the biggest hurdles they're facing is how to remove melted fuel from the crippled reactors. First they need to know the condition of the fuel. Experts be ...

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