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Fukushima No. 1 engineer’s warning to Taiwan: Nuclear power unstable

via Japan Times / January 16, 2014 / A Japanese engineer who helped build reactor 4 at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant said such plants are inherently unstable, urging Taiwan to ditch atomic energy for renewable resources. Mitsuhiko Tanaka (pictured), arriving in Taipei on Tuesday with a de ...

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What are the 4 myths the nuclear industry wants you to believe?

via Fairewinds.org / January 16, 2014 / In order to produce more nuclear electricity, the nuclear corporations and proponents need you to believe that nuclear power is safe, no one has ever died or become ill from nuclear power accidents, nuclear power will counteract global warming, and it is ...

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Flashback: #Fukushima, the Criminal Complicity of Governments & What May Be in Store for US Reactors

via Boiling Frogs Post / Febuary 28, 2012 / During the nuclear catastrophe at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan’s northeast last March, the world watched in horror as conditions in the plant deteriorated by the day. Despite public reassurances that the situation was under co ...

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Extra safety steps at Ikata nuclear plant shown

via NHK World / January 8, 2013 / Shikoku Electric Power Company on Wednesday presented extra steps to prevent severe accidents at the Ikata nuclear power plant (pictured) in Ehime Prefecture, western Japan. Last year, the Nuclear Regulation Authority found that tornado and fire prevention was ...

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Uncertainties abound in Fukushima decommissioning

via Associated Press / November 19, 2013 / It's costly, risky and dependent on technologies that have yet to be fully developed. A decades-long journey filled with unknowns lies ahead for Japan, which took a small step this week toward decommissioning its crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant. ...

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Video: Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan Discuss The Ongoing Fukushima Crisis

via Independent Web Journal / Sep 24, 2013 / The radioactive discharge problem at Tepco's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is bringing worldwide attention to Japan's ability to deal with the continuing crisis at Fukushima. PRESS CONFERENCE 9/24 Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan: ...

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#TEPCO pleads for international help as crisis deepens

source: RT.com via Russia Today / Aug. 22, 2013 / TEPCO, operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, admits it needs overseas help to contain the radioactive fallout, after 18 months of trying to control it internally. It comes after the latest leak at the facility was deemed a “serio ...

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