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In ‘Fukushima Building,’ TVA tests a new age of nuclear construction – Environment & Energy Publishing


Environment & Energy Publishing

In 'Fukushima Building,' TVA tests a new age of nuclear construction
Environment & Energy Publishing
TVA officials simply call it the "Fukushima Building." Inside the building there are portable pumps, generators and other equipment that can keep Watts Bar 1 — and eventually Watts Bar 2 — running if a gigantic natural disaster or some sort of attack

Posted on 22 July 2014 | 2:44 pm

A tale of two countries (and one province) – StarPhoenix


A tale of two countries (and one province)
StarPhoenix
Before the March 2011 Fukushima disaster, reports Amory Lovins in an informative piece on Forbes.com, both Germany and Japan were nearly 30 per cent nuclear powered. Japan shut down its nukes over the course of the following year. With the consent of …
Japan's Fuel-Cell Vehicle Pursuit: Is It Obama's 'All Of The Above' Approach?Green Car Reports

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Posted on 22 July 2014 | 7:37 am

Why are Fukushima engineers creating walls of ice under a contaminated … – Raw Story


Raw Story

Why are Fukushima engineers creating walls of ice under a contaminated
Raw Story
Engineers at Fukushima nuclear power plant have been trying to create a £185m ice wall to isolate contaminated water from mixing with groundwater. However, there has been a steady stream of news articles reporting on problems associated with the work …
Why Are Fukushima Engineers Creating a $317M Ice Wall Under a The Epoch Times

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Posted on 21 July 2014 | 6:14 pm

Video: Antinuclear "Summertime Blues" seems timely with new Fukushima … – Straight.com (blog)


Video: Antinuclear "Summertime Blues" seems timely with new Fukushima
Straight.com (blog)
"While we believe that parts of the UNSCEAR report may be useful in future assessments of the public health consequences of the Fukushima nuclear meltdowns, we are concerned that this report could lay the groundwork for a systematic underestimation of …

Posted on 21 July 2014 | 4:51 pm

Fukushima’s Children are Dying – OpEdNews


Fukushima's Children are Dying
OpEdNews
More than 48 percent of some 375,000 young people-nearly 200,000 kids-tested by the Fukushima Medical University near the smoldering reactors now suffer from pre-cancerous thyroid abnormalities, primarily nodules and cysts. The rate is accelerating.

Posted on 21 July 2014 | 4:19 pm

Water leaks continue to plague No. 5 reactor at Fukushima plant – Asahi Shimbun


Water leaks continue to plague No. 5 reactor at Fukushima plant
Asahi Shimbun
A leak of radioactive water was found in the piping of water used to cool the spent fuel pool in the undamaged No. 5 reactor building of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, its operator said on July 19, a sign of possible deterioration in the system.
Another Leak of Radioactive Water Reported at Fukushima NPP in JapanRIA Novosti
Japan should honorably resign as host of 2020 Summer OlympicsOpEdNews
Japan's nuclear workers quitting jobs in drovesFort Wayne Journal Gazette

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Posted on 20 July 2014 | 6:14 am

Fukushima: Bad and Getting Worse – CounterPunch


Fukushima: Bad and Getting Worse
CounterPunch
Its accompanying press release summed up its findings this way: “No discernible changes in future cancer rates and hereditary diseases are expected due to exposure to radiation as a result of the Fukushima nuclear accident.” The word “discernable” is a …

Posted on 18 July 2014 | 9:24 am

Doubts over ice wall to keep Fukushima safe from damaged nuclear reactors – The Guardian


The Guardian

Doubts over ice wall to keep Fukushima safe from damaged nuclear reactors
The Guardian
If all goes to plan, by next March Fukushima Daiichi's four damaged reactors will be surrounded by an underground frozen wall that will be a barrier between highly toxic water used to cool melted fuel inside reactor basements and clean groundwater
Japan set to re-open first nuclear reactor since Fukushima disasterIrish Independent
Japan nuclear regulator gives first plant security clearance since FukushimaFox News
Japan nuclear plant gets safety OK, first to restart since Fukushima disasterThe Globe and Mail
Minneapolis Star Tribune -BBC News
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Posted on 14 July 2014 | 9:13 am

At least one injured after earthquake hits Japan’s coast near Fukushima – The Guardian


The Guardian

At least one injured after earthquake hits Japan's coast near Fukushima
The Guardian
In Fukushima, a 68-year-old woman fell down the stairs and broke her leg, according to the prefectural police. No damage was reported. Eight towns devastated by the tsunami three years ago, including Rikuzentakata, Higashi Matsushima and Otsuchi, …
Japan issues tsunami advisory after strong quake near FukushimaTelegraph.co.uk
Powerful 6.5 Earthquake Strikes in Area of Fukushima, JapanKTLA
Japan tsunami advisory lifted after earthquake off coast near Fukushima National Post
Sydney Morning Herald -NEWS.com.au -RT
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Posted on 11 July 2014 | 10:58 pm

Fukushima to build mile-long wall of ice around crippled plant to stop … – Daily Mail


Daily Mail

Fukushima to build mile-long wall of ice around crippled plant to stop
Daily Mail
Officials at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant are building a mile-long wall of ice to prevent radioactive water from leaking into the Pacific Ocean. More than three years after the March 2011 meltdowns, the Fukushima plant is still plagued
Stigma versus green allure: Nuke professionals at Japan's Fukushima utility Fox Business
Giant Protective Ice Wall Unveiled at Japan's Fukushima PlantNBCNews.com
Tepco Says It Has Turned Corner on Fukushima Nuclear Clean-UpBloomberg
Reuters -Permaculture Magazine -CTV News
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Posted on 9 July 2014 | 8:39 pm

Fukushima – Yahoo News Search Results

Why are Fukushima engineers creating walls of ice under a contaminated nuclear plant?

Engineers at Fukushima nuclear power plant have been trying to create a £185m ice wall to isolate contaminated water from mixing with groundwater. However, there has been a steady stream of news articles reporting on problems associated with the work so far. They are simply adding to the sense of despair and distrust that has hung over the clean-up operation since the disaster occurred at the …

Posted on 22 July 2014 | 11:46 am

FUKUSHIMA FILE

Confusion is spreading among towns and cities tasked with radiation cleanup in the face of a new decontamination policy to be released by the Environment Ministry as early as this month. The government has been decontaminating areas whose aerial radiation reading is 0.23 microsievert …

Posted on 20 July 2014 | 10:24 am

How Fukushima changed attitudes

It's been three years since Japan was hit with its worst-ever earthquake, causing serious damage to Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Posted on 11 July 2014 | 8:18 pm

Japan issues Fukushima tsunami advisory after strong quake

Japan issued a tsunami advisory early Saturday after a strong 6.8-magnitude quake struck in the Pacific off Fukushima prefecture, authorities said. The Japan Meteorological Agency said a local tsunami of up to one metre (3.3 feet) could impact the Pacific coastline in Fukushima, Iwate and Miyagi prefectures after the quake, whose epicentre US geologists placed at a depth of 13 kilometres. Large …

Posted on 11 July 2014 | 8:07 pm

Downgraded typhoon heading toward Fukushima plant

Tropical storm Neoguri churned toward the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant on Japan's east coast on Friday after leaving several people dead and causing havoc in other parts of the country. The storm was downgraded from a typhoon after sweeping past Tokyo earlier Friday, where it failed to disrupt the morning rush-hour, but was still packing winds of up 83 kilometres an hour (50 miles) and …

Posted on 11 July 2014 | 3:05 am

Japan's Tepco Prepares for Storm Heading North to Fukushima Nuclear Plant

Tokyo Electric Power Co. crews prepared for strong winds and heavy rains at its wrecked Fukushima atomic plant, as the storm known as Neoguri drifted north after grazing Tokyo overnight.

Posted on 11 July 2014 | 2:14 am

Fukushima farmer takes on nuclear plant operator over wife's suicide

By Mari Saito and Lisa Twaronite YAMAKIYA Japan (Reuters) – A Japanese court is due to rule next month on a claim that Tokyo Electric Power is responsible for a woman's suicide, in a landmark case that could force the utility to publicly admit culpability for deaths related to the Fukushima nuclear disaster. In July 2011, nearly four months after the massive earthquake and tsunami that triggered …

Posted on 9 July 2014 | 9:09 pm

Cold Comfort: Giant Ice Wall Unveiled at Fukushima

More than 1,500 coolant-containing pipes will be driven 100 feet into the ground, freezing the soil and creating a layer of permafrost.

Posted on 9 July 2014 | 4:46 pm

Fukushima gets giant ice wall

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (3rd R) is briefed about tanks containing radioactive water by Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant chief Akira Ono (4th L) in front of two tanks (back) which are being dismantled after leaking contaminated water, during his tour to the tsunami-crippled plant in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan on September 19, 2013. Abe told Fukushima's …

Posted on 9 July 2014 | 10:43 am

No laughing matter: Japan's manga comics boldly tackle Fukushima

By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese farmers in Fukushima try to convince skeptical visitors that their crops are safe from radiation. These are just two of the tales from the aftermath of the world's worst nuclear disaster in 25 years – as told by manga, Japan's ubiquitous comics for adults and teens, which have taken up Fukushima on an unprecedented scale even as Japanese film largely …

Posted on 25 June 2014 | 11:36 pm