First InFORM Samples Collected to Track Fukushima Radionuclides

via fukushimainform.com / August 10th, 2014 / In addition to the citizen scientist sampling network that is under construction the other pillar of the InFORM project is the collection of samples in the open North Pacific and Arctic Oceans.  The first samples for radionuclide analyses were collec ...

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Fukushima Towns Look Set To Bite On New Offer Of More Money For Storage Facilities

via Asahi Shimbun / August 9th, 2014 / The central government has offered to double the amount of grants to be paid if local municipalities in Fukushima Prefecture accept the construction of temporary storage facilities for radioactive debris produced by the 2011 nuclear accident. In talks A ...

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Japanese Government To Provide $3 bil. For Fukushima

via NHK World / August 8, 2014 / The Japanese government plans to provide a subsidy of about three billion dollars over 30 years for regional development in Fukushima Prefecture. The grant is to be offered when local communities agree to build temporary storage facilities for highly radioactive w ...

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TEPCO Unveils Newest Tainted-Water Plan

via channelnewsaisa.com / August 7, 2o14 / The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant on Thursday (Aug 7) unveiled a plan to dump scrubbed water directly into the ocean, sparking concerns over whether it would be properly decontaminated. The plan, which still needs approval from the ...

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Japan’s Nuclear Restarts May Be Delayed Until 2015

via reuters / August 6, 2014 / The long-awaited restart of Japan's nuclear power plants is facing yet another setback and may be delayed until 2015, Japanese media said on Wednesday, piling pressure on struggling utilities to push for fresh price hikes. Kyushu Electric Power's two-reactor Send ...

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Meltdown at Fukushima Reactor 3 Worse Than Thought

via NHK World / August 6, 2014 / The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant says the damage to nuclear fuel in one of its reactors may be worse than previously thought. Fukushima Daiichi Reactor 3 Tokyo Electric Power Company engineers have been working to size up damage ...

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TEPCO Faces Renewed Pressure Over Responsibility and Cleanup

via thediplomat.com / August 1st, 2014 / Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) has taken yet another hit this week, as a judicial panel has decided to request the indictment of three of its executives over the handling of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant disaster. While a previous indictment w ...

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