7,000 Japanese Claim $297mn in Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Damages

via RT.com / June 15, 2015 / Some 7,000 people in Japan's Tochigi prefecture have sought $297 million in compensation over the Fukushima nuclear disaster. They are also demanding a decontamination fund, health checks, and an apology from the plant's operator. The residents' lead lawyer, Koji O ...

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TEPCO Executives Recognized Need For Improved Tsunami Protection in 2008

via Enformable.com / June 19, 2015 / Tokyo Electric, the operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, has released a document during a lawsuit brought by over 40 shareholders which reveals the utilities acknowledgment that tsunami defenses at the plant were not adequate. The ...

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IAEA Board Considers Fukushima and LEU ‘Bank’

via world-nuclear-news.net / June 9, 2015 / The IAEA's 35-strong board generally meets five times per year to examine and make recommendations to the agency's General Conference, held every September, on the IAEA's accounts, program and budget. It also considers applications for membership. Am ...

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Quake-proofing Efforts Lag at Fukushima Schools

via Japan Times / June 15, 2015 / Education ministry data released earlier this month showed that only 84.9 percent of public elementary and junior high school buildings in Fukushima Prefecture had been quake-proofed as of April 1, 10.7 points below the national average. Of the 2,053 buildings ...

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Reactor Fuel Removal at  Fukushima No. 1 Plant May Be Delayed Up To 3 Years

via Japan Times / June 10, 2015 / The government and Tokyo Electric Power Co. are planning to push back the start of removing spent fuel at the wrecked Fukushima No. 1 nuclear complex by two to three years from the current schedule, according to government sources. Under an envisioned revised ...

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Japanese “Over-Confidence & Complacency” Proved Deadly In Fukushima

via Zero Hedge / June 9th, 2015 / In a stunning report by The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Director General Yukiya Amano fingers Japanese over-confidence and complacency among the main reasons why the country was unprepared to the Fukushima Daiichi disaster of 2011. As Sputnik News ...

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Fukushima Fuel Debris Retrieval To Start In 2021

via world-nuclear-news.org / June 4, 2015 / Japan expects to start the retrieval of fuel debris from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in 2021, the executive director of the Nuclear Damage Compensation and Decommissioning Facilitation Corporation (NDF) said yesterday. Three of the plant's ...

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