Study shows muddy seabed off Fukushima coast has higher levels of contamination

By CHIKAKO KAWAHARA / Asahi Shimbun / July 3, 2014 / Concentrations of radioactive cesium on the seafloor after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster were discovered to be higher in muddy depressions than on the rocky seabed, maritime researchers said. "We are learning that the nuclear accid ...

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Fukushima 3 Years Later – James Corbett on Global Journalist Radio

via GlobalJournalist.org / In March 2011, an earthquake and tsunami devastated the eastern coast of Japan. Thousands of people were killed, and scores more were displaced as a result of the natural disaster. The earthquake and resulting tsunami caused the meltdown of a nuclear power station lo ...

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TEPCO Reports On Radioactive Substance Leak

via NHK World / July 1, 2014 / The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant estimates that it recovered about 80 percent of a radioactive substance that leaked with contaminated wastewater last year. About 300 tons of wastewater contaminated with radioactive substance ...

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Impact of Fukushima Groundwater Bypass Eludes TEPCO

via The Japan Times / June 28, 2014 / Tokyo Electric Power Co. can’t confirm whether the groundwater bypass operation at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant is working, Tepco officials said. The operation is intended to reduce the tons of radiation-tainted water being generated by the ...

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Fukushima: No End in Sight for Nuclear Meltdown

via RT.com / June 27, 2014 / Abby Martin speaks with Paul Gunter on Breaking The Set, reactor oversight director at Beyond Nuclear, discussing the many unanswered questions surrounding the ongoing nuclear crisis at Fukushima Japan, including the construction of a massive underground 'ice wall' an ...

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4700 Bq/L of Tritium Detected from Groundwater Taken from 20-Meter Deep Near Reactor 1/2 Turbine Building

via EX-SKF.blogpsot.com / June 25, 2014 / The water was drawn from the lower permeable layer 20-meter deep, according to Kyodo News (6/24/2014) from an observation hole newly dug in preparation for monitoring the frozen soil impermeable wall that is to surround the reactor/turbine buildings of Re ...

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Shareholders Demand Shutdown At TEPCO Annual Meeting

via SBS.com.au / June 26, 2014 / Furious shareholders of the company that runs Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power station have joined campaigners to demand the permanent closure of the utility's atomic plants as it held its annual meeting. Dozens of demonstrators with loud speakers and ...

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