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Singapore lifts ban on food imported from Fukushima

from Japan Times / May 31, 2014 / Singapore will lift a ban on food imports from Fukushima Prefecture imposed amid the nuclear meltdowns crisis, Premier Lee Hsien Loong said Saturday at a meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. In response, Abe expressed his gratitude and said, “It gives Fuk ...

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Minute traces of radiation from Fukushima discovered in West Coast albacore tuna

via undercurrentnews.com / April 29, 2014 / Scientists claim to have found slightly elevated levels of radioactivity in US West Coast albacore tuna caused by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011, according to Oregon State University (OSU). Researchers from OSU said in new study publ ...

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New and improved radiation detectors headed for Fukushima

via Japan Times / March 16, 2014 / Starting in April, Fukushima Prefecture will introduce easy to use radiation detectors for food produce at municipalities so that residents will no longer have to cut up items into small pieces to check cesium levels. Currently, residents can test for cesium ...

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Fukushima: Why It Matters and Why We Don’t Need to Panic

by Jacob Devaney / via Huffington Post / January 31, 2014 / Panic is rarely ever a good idea because it closes down the brain with fear, can cripple creative responses, and generally causes people to not think straight. Denial is worse. Like it or not, nuclear power is everywhere. Some consider i ...

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Fukushima farmers negotiate with Japanese Government (video)

via YouTube / Footage from a public consultation between the Japanese government and Fukushima residents recorded June 6, 2013 and posted by World Network Children.

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Fast-food chain Yoshinoya to farm ingredients in Fukushima

Faith Aquino / The Japan Daily Press / Oct 2, 2013 Japanese fast food chain Yoshinoya dares to farm in Fukushima Prefecture, home of the world’s worst nuclear meltdown in two decades, where they plan to harvest rice and vegetable produce as ingredients for their dishes. Yoshinoya Holdings sa ...

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Fish caught offshore from Fukushima hit markets in Japan today

via The Mainichi / Sep 26, 2013 / Fishery products caught off Fukushima Prefecture were ready for trial sale as early as Sept. 26 after fisheries cooperatives here resumed test fishing the day before. Some 5.2 tons of 11 varieties of fish -- including octopus, horsehair crab, blackbelly rosefi ...

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