“Hot Particles” Spread all Over Japan and North America’s West Coast

from Fairewinds.org / April 3, 2014 / Three years ago, Fairewinds was one of the first organizations to talk about “hot particles” that are scattered all over Japan and North America’s west coast. Hot particles are dangerous and difficult to detect. In this video Mr. Kaltofen discusses the ...

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Fukushima Return: At Nuclear Site, How Safe is “Safe”?

By Patrick J. Kiger / National Geographic / April 2, 2014 / For the first time since Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power disaster three years ago, residents of a small portion of the surrounding restricted area are being allowed to return home, even though radiation levels remain elevated ...

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Human errors strand robot inside Unit 2 reactor building

via Enformable.com /  March 27, 2014 / Tokyo Electric announced today that the “Warrior” robot, designed and engineered in the United States, tipped over during an inspection of the Unit 2 reactor building two weeks ago and could not be retrieved due a dead battery. On March 13th, the “ ...

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Residents Given All Clear To Return To Fukushima Disaster “Hot Zone”

via Zero Hedge / March 31, 2014 / As reported last night, Japan's economy may once again be relapsing into a slowing phase, perversely well in advance of the dreaded sales-tax hike which many expect will catalyze Japan's collapse into another recession as happened the last time Japan had a tax hi ...

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Fuel removal resumes at Fukushima reactor 4

via NHK World / March 30, 2014 / The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant says it has resumed the process of removing spent fuel from one of the crippled reactors. On Wednesday, an alarm suddenly activated and stopped a large crane, as workers were preparing to hoist a cask containi ...

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J-gov Withholds Radiation Readings From 3 Fukushima Sites

via Mainichi.jp / March 25, 2014 / A Cabinet Office team has delayed the release of radiation measurements from three Fukushima Prefecture municipalities, and plans to release them later with lower, recalculated results, the Mainichi learned on March 24. The three municipalities are current ...

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First Official On-site Fukushima Fatality: A Mudslide Victim

via Reuters / March 28, 2014 / A worker at Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant died on Friday after being buried under gravel while digging a ditch, prompting the operator to suspend cleanup work for safety checks. Tokyo Electric Power Co said it was the first time a laborer had died as ...

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