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Japan In Depth / TEPCO Measures Fail To Hold Water

By Eiji Noyori and Hiroyuki Oyama / the-japan-times.com / September 11, 2014 / Three and a half years after the outbreak of the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, efforts to contain water contaminated with radioactive substances at the plant are at a crossroads. Resolving the r ...

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Fukushima Daiichi Workers To Sue TEPCO

via NHK World / September 1, 2014 / Workers at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant are planning to sue Tokyo Electric Power Company, demanding it pay wages suited for the dangerous work. Four male workers at a TEPCO subcontractor will file a lawsuit at the Iwaki branch of the Fukushima ...

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Nuclear Watchdog May Raise Radiation Exposure Limit For Emergencies

from Japan Times / July 30, 2014 / The Nuclear Regulation Authority said Wednesday it is considering raising the maximum radiation exposure limit for nuclear workers in emergencies, from the current 100 millisieverts. “We cannot completely deny the possibility” that accidents involving rad ...

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Japan’s Nuclear Regulator To Review Exposure Limit

via NHK World / July 10, 2014 / Japan's nuclear regulator says it will consider revisions to a law for protecting nuclear plant workers' health in emergencies. The Nuclear Regulation Authority expressed the intent for the first time in response to a call from a Tokyo-based organization that ad ...

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Testimony of Former Fuksuhima Plant Manager Reveals Safety Inspectors Were First to Flee During Disaster

via Japan Daily Press / June 4, 2014 / Masao Yoshida (pictured) – the former plant manager of the Fukushima nuclear power plant during the time when it was hit by the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami in March 2011 – died of cancer last year, but his recorded testimony revealed a flaw i ...

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Government silent on report Fukushima No. 1 workers fled during crisis

from Japan Times / May 20, 2014 / The government on Tuesday refused to comment on a media report that Masao Yoshida, the now-deceased chief of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant at the time of the meltdowns, was quoted as saying most of the plant’s workers evacuated in spite of his order to rema ...

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​TEPCO under-calculated radiation exposure for 142 Fukushima workers

via RT.com / March 27, 2014 / Tokyo Electric Power Co. underestimated internal radiation exposure of 142 workers involved in immediate emergency operations at the damaged Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in March 2011, according to Japan’s Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry. After reexami ...

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