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Determined sake brewer seeks to revive Fukushima with renewable energy – Asahi Shimbun


Asahi Shimbun

Determined sake brewer seeks to revive Fukushima with renewable energy
Asahi Shimbun
Sato is the ninth-generation chief of the Yamatogawa Shuzoten sake brewery in Kitakata of the Aizu region in western Fukushima Prefecture. When explosions rocked the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant operated by Tokyo Electric Power Co., Sato thought the …

Posted on 19 April 2015 | 8:50 am

Pictures from robot’s video show Fukushima contamination – Press Herald


Asahi Shimbun

Pictures from robot's video show Fukushima contamination
Press Herald
Tokyo Electric Power has released still images from a video shot by a robot camera inside a reactor of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, which showed contaminated water pooled at the bottom of the containment vessel. The video was shot …
TEPCO releases video from second robot probe at Fukushima reactorAsahi Shimbun
Expected surge in workers hitting radiation limit leaves No. 1 plant's The Japan Times
Contaminated water seen at bottom of N-reactor containerThe Japan News

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Posted on 19 April 2015 | 8:02 am

Shape-shifting robot reveals secrets of Fukushima reactor – PCWorld


PCWorld

Shape-shifting robot reveals secrets of Fukushima reactor
PCWorld
Two robots that can change their shape on command have provided the most detailed look yet inside the heart of reactor number 1 at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station in Japan. The reactor is one of three that suffered a core meltdown after the …
This Is How Robots Are Mapping Radiation At FukushimaGizmodo Australia

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Posted on 17 April 2015 | 10:25 pm

Can Japan’s climate policy get back on track after Fukushima? – The Guardian


The Guardian

Can Japan's climate policy get back on track after Fukushima?
The Guardian
Less than two decades ago, Japan positioned itself in the vanguard of the global fight against climate change when it helped broker the Kyoto protocol. Now, though, it is Fukushima, not Kyoto, that has come to define Japan's energy policy, and with

Posted on 17 April 2015 | 3:13 pm

‘Fukushima lessons: Any notion that nuclear power is clean is obsolete’ – RT (blog)


RT (blog)

'Fukushima lessons: Any notion that nuclear power is clean is obsolete'
RT (blog)
It's been four years since the most powerful earthquake in Japan's history struck the Fukushima nuclear power plant. All of Japan's 43 operable reactors have been shut down since 2013, because of safety checks required after the accident. The operator
Injunction on reactors seen as victory by some, blip on road to restarts by othersAsahi Shimbun
Japanese court halts restart of two nuclear reactors due to safety concernsCNN
Judge Rules Against Japan Nuclear Restart, Cleanup of Melted Reactors Non Center for Research on Globalization
Daily Mail -The Japan Times -EJ Insight
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Posted on 17 April 2015 | 2:38 pm

Fukushima Fallout? Emergency Closure of Fishery Along Entire West Coast … – Center for Research on Globalization


Center for Research on Globalization

Fukushima Fallout? Emergency Closure of Fishery Along Entire West Coast
Center for Research on Globalization
NY Times, Apr 15, 2015 (emphasis added): [Regulators] approved an emergency closure of commercial sardine fishing off Oregon, Washington and California… Earlier this week, the council shut down the next sardine season… [R]evised estimates of sardine …

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Posted on 17 April 2015 | 11:42 am

Near site of Fukushima disaster, birds still in peril – CBS News


CBS News

Near site of Fukushima disaster, birds still in peril
CBS News
"There are dramatic reductions in the number of birds that should be there based on the overall patterns," Mousseau told CBS News. "In terms of barn swallows in Fukushima, there had been hundreds if not thousands in many of these towns where we were …
'Dramatic' decline of birds linked to radiation from 2011 Fukushima disasterDaily Mail

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Posted on 16 April 2015 | 7:27 pm

Robots go deep inside Fukushima nuclear plant to map radiation – New Scientist


New Scientist

Robots go deep inside Fukushima nuclear plant to map radiation
New Scientist
IN THE dark abandoned shell of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Rosemary and Sakura shoot what looks like a dystopian first-person shooter game. Rosemary scans her environment, while Sakura records every move. But this is no traditional film …
Tepco Dispatches Second Robot Inside Fukushima ReactorWall Street Journal (blog)

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Posted on 16 April 2015 | 9:03 am

Japan’s post-Fukushima nuclear restart plans dealt a blow by court ruling – The Guardian


The Guardian

Japan's post-Fukushima nuclear restart plans dealt a blow by court ruling
The Guardian
The residents had argued that nuclear officials had underestimated the plant's vulnerability to powerful earthquakes of the kind that triggered the Fukushima disaster. They added that the reactors did not meet proper safety standards and that
Japan court bans restart of nuclear plantThe Australian Financial Review

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Posted on 14 April 2015 | 10:38 am

Food from Fukushima could be hitting Britain’s shelves through legal safety … – The Independent


The Independent

Food from Fukushima could be hitting Britain's shelves through legal safety
The Independent
The reactor meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear plant in 2011 sent substantial amounts of radioactive material into the atmosphere. Some of this has landed on the surface of foods such as fruits, vegetables and animal feed, while radioactivity can build
​Radioactive Fukushima food could be hitting UK shops through safety loopholesRT
Rebranded Radioactive Fukushima Foodstuffs Could Hit the UKGizmodo UK
Warning!!! Radioactive Fukushima Foods Might Have Already Entered UK StoresFood World News

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Posted on 13 April 2015 | 9:57 pm

Fukushima – Yahoo News Search Results

Technology To Clean Up Fukushima Plant Doesn’t Exist Yet

In an attempt to assess the No.1 Fukushima Daiichi power plant, a cleverly designed robot made some progress but broke down before completing its mission

Posted on 14 April 2015 | 8:51 pm

New, Haunting Video Inside Ground Zero Of Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown Shows Colossal Radiation

The first video and photos taken inside ground zero of the Fukushima nuclear powerplant that melted down in the 2011 magnitude 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami show a devastating radioactive mess.

Posted on 14 April 2015 | 7:44 pm

Robot Quits After Recording Footage in Fukushima's Crippled Reactor

A robot probe sent into the crippled reactor at Japan???s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant stopped working three hours into its 10-hour mission.

Posted on 14 April 2015 | 11:26 am

Robot Quits After Recording Footage Inside Fukushima's Crippled Reactor

A robot probe sent into the crippled reactor at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant stopped working three hours into its 10-hour mission, but not before sending back the first pictures from inside. The haunting grainy footage released by the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) shows the robot moving through debris along a grated platform inside Fukushima’s No. 1 reactor. Steam is clearly …

Posted on 14 April 2015 | 11:12 am

Japan court halts restart of two reactors in blow to nuclear sector

By Kentaro Hamada FUKUI, Japan (Reuters) – A Japanese court on Tuesday issued an injunction to prevent the restart of two reactors citing safety concerns, in a blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to return to atomic energy four years after the Fukushima crisis. It is the second court ruling in less than a year against reactors operated by Kansai Electric Power, the country's most nuclear …

Posted on 14 April 2015 | 9:43 am

Japan's post-Fukushima nuclear restart plans dealt a blow by court ruling

Judges rule against restart of reactors at Takahama plant over safety concerns, dealing setback to PM’s plans to relaunch nuclear power generation four years after disaster A court in Japan has dealt a blow to plans by the prime minister, Shinzo Abe, to relaunch nuclear power generation four years after the Fukushima meltdown by halting the restart of two reactors over safety concerns. The …

Posted on 14 April 2015 | 9:15 am

1st robot into Fukushima reactor stalls, but gets some data

TOKYO (AP) — The operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant said Monday that the first robot sent inside one of the melted reactors stalled before finishing its work but collected data that indicates a path exists to send robots deeper into the reactor.

Posted on 13 April 2015 | 4:02 pm

Transforming robot gets stuck in Fukushima nuclear reactor

The ability to change shape hasn’t saved a robot probe from getting stuck inside a crippled Japanese nuclear reactor. Tokyo Electric Power will likely leave the probe inside the reactor housing at the Fukushima Dai-ichi complex north of Tokyo after it stopped moving. On Friday, the utility sent a robot for the first time into the primary containment vessel (PCV) of reactor No. 1 at the plant …

Posted on 13 April 2015 | 9:35 am

Fukushima robot stranded after stalling inside reactor

Robot stopped moving hours into first inspection of containment vessel, and similar inspection using separate device is postponed Decommissioning work at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has suffered a setback after a robot sent in to a damaged reactor to locate melted fuel stalled hours into its mission and had to be abandoned. The plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco), said …

Posted on 13 April 2015 | 8:30 am

Trace Amounts of Fukushima Radiation Turn Up in Canada

Very low levels of radioactive chemicals that leaked from Japan's 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster have been detected along the North American coast for the first time, scientists said yesterday (April 6). Trace amounts of cesium-134 and cesium-137 (radioactive isotopes) were found in seawater collected Feb. 19, 2015, at a dock in Ucluelet, a town on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British …

Posted on 8 April 2015 | 12:34 pm