Abe Bereft of Reasons to Continue Nuclear Recycling Program – Analysis

via Asahi Shimbun / November 3, 2014 / The main components of the government’s nuclear fuel recycling project have all been sidelined. But the program was already in a state of collapse even before the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster led to a shift in Japan’s energy policy. After ...

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Video: Fukushima Unit 3 Refueling Floor Inspection (2014)

via simplyinfo.org / November 4, 2014 / Drone footage taken of the Unit 3 refueling floor.

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Storage Site For Radioactive Debris Near Fukushima No. 1 Is One Step Closer

via japantimes.com / November 4, 2014 / The Lower House on Tuesday approved a bill for the construction of temporary storage facilities for radioactive waste on land near the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant. The bill is expected to be enacted during the current extraordinary session of ...

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Japanese Grant For Tritium Removal Technology

via world-nuclear-news.org / November 4, 2014 / Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has awarded US-based waste management specialist Kurion a JPY 1 billion ($10 million) grant to demonstrate technology to remove tritium from contaminated water for possible deployment at Fukushi ...

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Video: Understanding The Accident of Fukushima Daiichi

via ISRN.fr / A  video explaining in simple terms how the Fukushima nuclear crisis unfolded on March 11, 2011. Video created in 2012.

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Tsunami Evacuees Caught In $30b Money Trap

By Taiga Uranaka and Antoni Slodkowski / trust.org / October 31, 2014 / Thirty billion dollars in funding for roads, bridges and thousands of new homes in areas devastated by the tsunami in Japan three and a half years ago is still languishing unspent in the bank. That means Keiko Abe is heading ...

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Fukushima Reactor 1 Dismantling To Be Delayed

via Japan Times / October 30, 2014 / In the first-ever delay in the plans to dismantle reactor 1 at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, the government and the utility have agreed to postpone the removal of fuel rods from the spent-fuel pool by two years ...

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