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BBC Wrong on Fukushima, Again

via Goddard's Journal / Published March 11, 2016: Response to: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35... Expanded upon here: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35... Dose-rate conversion: http://www.translatorscafe.com/cafe/E... " 2.8 microsievert/hour = 24.5448 millisievert/year " ...

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Fukushima: The World’s Never Seen Anything Like This

via CounterPunch.org / September 30, 2015 / The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant No. 2 nuclear reactor fuel is missing from the core containment vessel. (Source: Up to 100% of No. 2 Reactor Fuel May Have Melted, NHK World News, Sept. 25, 2015.) Where did it go? Nobody knows. Not only t ...

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Flashback: Understanding the Power Structures Behind the 3.11 Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

from japan-focus.org / December 26, 2011 / By Nishioka Nobuyuki I: Fukushima and Okinawa At midnight on April 22, 2011, the Japanese government designated the zone within a 20-kilometer radius of the Fukushima nuclear power plant a controlled area under the Basic Law for Disaster Counter ...

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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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Japan’s Natural Perils, and Promises, in the Wake of Fukushima

By Nassrine Azimi / Asia-Pacific Journal / October 29, 2014 / The first paragraph in the first volume of A History of Japan, by the scholarly British diplomat Sir George Sansom, is a detailed description of the islands’ geology. Writing in 1958 of the country he so loved, with its “mighty ...

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Japan court rules against restart of nuclear reactors

from Channel News Asia / May 21, 2014 / A Japanese court ruled Wednesday against the restarting of two reactors at a nuclear power plant, acknowledging residents' safety fears and dealing a blow to the government's plan to revive nuclear power. It was the first court ruling in Japan against th ...

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Fukushima’s Taiwan Fallout

via Wall Street Journal / May 6, 2014 / Three years after the meltdown at Fukushima, the future of nuclear energy in East Asia is coming into view. Voters everywhere remain jittery about safety, but Japan and South Korea continue to invest in new capacity. The exception is Taiwan, which may soon ...

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