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Fukushima floating wind farm is Japan’s entry into contested sector – The Japan Times


The Japan Times

Fukushima floating wind farm is Japan's entry into contested sector
The Japan Times
At the center of Japan's effort is a demonstration project off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture. The largest floating turbine project of its kind at the moment consists of a 2-megawatt turbine, a 7-MW turbine, a substation, and a 5-MW model, which was

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Posted on 25 August 2016 | 7:17 am

Was Your Beijing Sushi Nuked in Japan’s Fukushima Meltdown? – The Beijinger (blog)


The Beijinger (blog)

Was Your Beijing Sushi Nuked in Japan's Fukushima Meltdown?
The Beijinger (blog)
Thankfully, fish caught near Fukushima, although containing radioactive substances, does not present a significant health risk, according to an expert blog on the NRDC from 2013. This is "due to dilution of the radioactivity released from Fukushima in

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Posted on 24 August 2016 | 10:04 am

Film focuses on ‘irradiated’ cattle kept alive in Fukushima – Asahi Shimbun


Asahi Shimbun

Film focuses on 'irradiated' cattle kept alive in Fukushima
Asahi Shimbun
Photo/Illutration In a scene from "Hibaku-ushi to Ikiru" (Living with irradiated cattle), stray cattle head down a road in the 20-kilometer no-entry zone around the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in August 2011. (Provided by Tamotsu

Posted on 24 August 2016 | 9:35 am

Reports: Fukushima Ice Wall Is Showing Little Success at Preventing … – POWER magazine


POWER magazine

Reports: Fukushima Ice Wall Is Showing Little Success at Preventing …
POWER magazine
An "ice wall" put up by Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) around its four crippled reactor units at Fukushima Daiichi reportedly isn't working as planned.

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Posted on 23 August 2016 | 6:49 pm

Government subsidies to help Fukushima farmers restart operations – The Japan Times


Government subsidies to help Fukushima farmers restart operations
The Japan Times
The central government plans to set up a new subsidy system to help farmers in 12 municipalities near the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant restart their operations, according to sources. The program represents part of the government's efforts to …

Posted on 23 August 2016 | 6:22 am

Hong Kong still testing food imports for Fukushima’s radiation – Food Safety News


Food Safety News

Hong Kong still testing food imports for Fukushima's radiation
Food Safety News
More than five years ago on Friday, March 11, 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake with a magnitude of 9.0 set off a large tsunami sending a 50-foot wall of water over three Fukushima Daiichi reactors. Three of the nuclear cores melted down in the

Posted on 23 August 2016 | 5:13 am

Smugglers brought seafood into China from waters off Fukushima, report says – South China Morning Post


South China Morning Post

Smugglers brought seafood into China from waters off Fukushima, report says
South China Morning Post
Customs inspectors in Qingdao have arrested a group of people for smuggling, saying they brought potentially radiation-tainted seafood from Fukushima, Japan into China, state television reported on Monday. As much as 5,000 tonnes of expensive seafood …

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Posted on 22 August 2016 | 3:52 pm

‘99% effective’ Fukushima ice wall fails to seal off crippled nuclear plant – RT


RT

'99% effective' Fukushima ice wall fails to seal off crippled nuclear plant
RT
An “almost” watertight ice wall built around the Fukushima nuclear plant in a bid to prevent groundwater from entering the site has, quite predictably, proven to be not good enough, with Japan's nuclear watchdog now urging TEPCO to find a better solution.
Man's leukemia deemed result of his work at Fukushima plant:The …Asahi Shimbun
State funds planned for cleaning heavily contaminated zones in FukushimaThe Japan Times

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Posted on 20 August 2016 | 1:32 am

Fukushima Attracts 50 Million Tourists Annually for the First Time Since the Nuclear Disaster – Travel+Leisure


Travel+Leisure

Fukushima Attracts 50 Million Tourists Annually for the First Time Since the Nuclear Disaster
Travel+Leisure
Japan's Fukushima Prefecture has hit a tourism milestone, drawing in more than 50 million visitors in the past year, according to data released by the Fukushima Prefectural Government. The prefecture drew in a total of 50.31 million tourists, making it

Posted on 17 August 2016 | 5:10 pm

Fukushima: Japan ends evacuation of Naraha as ‘radiation at safe level’ – The Guardian


The Guardian

Fukushima: Japan ends evacuation of Naraha as 'radiation at safe level'
The Guardian
The Japanese town of Naraha has lifted a 2011 evacuation order that sent all its 7,400 residents away after the nearby Fukushima nuclear plant was crippled by a tsunami that led to a meltdown and contamination. Naraha was the first among seven …
Japan lifts 4-year evacuation of Fukushima townCNN
Fukushima-area residents return home after 4½ yearsCBC.ca

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Posted on 5 September 2015 | 8:54 am