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 / 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 / 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 / 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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Sendai Reactor Power Ramp-Up Halted Due To Pump Problem

via / August 21, 2015 / Japan's Kyushu Electric Power has halted the ramp-up of power output from its Sendai No. 1 nuclear reactor due to a problem with a pump in the plant's secondary cooling system, a spokesman said on Friday. Kyushu Electric last week began the restart of the S ...

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Proving Negligence in TEPCO Case Daunting

By Kunihiko Yoshizawa and Toru Asami / via / August 22, 2015 / On July 31, the Tokyo No. 5 Committee for the Inquest of Prosecution announced its decision that former Tokyo Electric Power Co. Chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata (pictured), 75, and two other former company executi ...

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Fukushima: Thousands Have Already Died, Thousands More Will Die

by Ian Fairlie August 20, 2015 Official data from Fukushima show that nearly 2,000 people died from the effects of evacuations necessary to avoid high radiation exposures from the disaster. The uprooting to unfamiliar areas, cutting of family ties, loss of social support ...

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