Japanese Govt. To Disclose Fukushima NPP Chief’s Testimony

via abs-cbnnews.com / August 23, 2014 / The government plans to make public testimony regarding the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster given by plant chief Masao Yoshida, government and other sources said Friday, possibly shedding light on whether Yoshida ordered staff to remain at their posts. ...

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Thyroid Cancer Diagnosed In 104 Young People In Fukushima Pref.

via Asahi Shimbun / August 24, 2014 / The number of young people in Fukushima Prefecture who have been diagnosed with definitive or suspected thyroid gland cancer, a disease often caused by radiation exposure, now totals 104, according to prefectural officials. The 104 are among 300,000 youn ...

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Significant Radioactivity Heading South in the Pacific

via fukushimainform.com / August 18, 2014 / This diary is part of an ongoing series here that aims to report measurements of Fukushima derived radionuclides in the North Pacific Ocean to help determine the likely impact on ecosystem and public health in western North America. The purpose of this ...

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Reactor 4 Fuel Rod Removal To Finish Ahead Of Schedule, TEPCO Chief Says

via Japan Times / August 21, 2014 / Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Wednesday it expects to finish transferring all the fuel rods from the spent-fuel pool perched atop reactor 4 at the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant by November — one month ahead of the initial schedule, according to ...

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Japan To Resume Exports Of Rice Grown In Fukushima

via The Straits Times / August 19, 2014 / Japan is to restart exports of rice grown in Fukushima for the first time since foreign sales were halted due to fears of contamination by the nuclear disaster there, officials said on Tuesday. The National Federation of Agricultural Cooperative Associ ...

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TEPCO Fails To Create Ice Wall To Stem Radioactive Water Flow

from the-japan-news.com / August 20, 2014 / Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Tuesday it had failed in an attempt to create an ice wall in an underground tunnel to block the flow of highly radioactive water from a damaged reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station. Since last month, TEPC ...

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Reports of Genetic Abnormalities in Birds, Insects, Plants Near Fukushima

via RT.com / August 15, 2014 / Fukushima’s nuclear disaster has caused genetic damage, a decline in the population and other changes to non-human organisms from plants to butterflies to birds in the area, US and Japanese scientists say. In a series of articles published in the latest of US s ...

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