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Japan prosecutors delay ruling on possible Fukushima indictments – Reuters UK


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Japan prosecutors delay ruling on possible Fukushima indictments
Reuters UK
TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese prosecutors have delayed a decision on whether to charge three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Co for their handling of the 2011 Fukushima disaster, an official with a special panel that requested an indictment said
TEPCO removing protective Fukushima canopy for most dangerous op yetRT
Inside a city where time has stoppedNEWS.com.au
Japan prosecutors set to rule on possible Fukushima indictmentsDaily Mail

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Posted on 24 October 2014 | 7:37 am

Fukushima Refugees Wary of Returning Home – Wall Street Journal


Wall Street Journal

Fukushima Refugees Wary of Returning Home
Wall Street Journal
This Sunday, Fukushima will hold its first gubernatorial election since the March 2011 accident. The six candidates are united in their push for the immediate decommissioning of the prefecture's existing reactors, but none has expressed a clear policy

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Posted on 24 October 2014 | 6:48 am

US, Europeans row over post-Fukushima nuclear safety step – Reuters


Reuters

US, Europeans row over post-Fukushima nuclear safety step
Reuters
VIENNA (Reuters) – The United States is lobbying against an amendment to an international nuclear safety pact proposed by Switzerland, which Berne argues could help prevent Fukushima-style disasters but which may also increase industry costs, diplomats …
U.S. Said to Join Russia in Blocking Fukushima Safety Responseswissinfo.ch
US Said to Join Russia in Blocking Nuclear Safety MovesBusinessweek

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Posted on 23 October 2014 | 6:44 pm

In Japan, Fukushima residents are frustrated but resigned – Washington Post


In Japan, Fukushima residents are frustrated but resigned
Washington Post
Eighty-two percent of voters in Fukushima prefecture want Japan to abolish nuclear energy either immediately or in the near future, according to an Asahi newspaper survey this month, even as Abe's government presses ahead with plans to restart them.

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 4:24 pm

Fukushima’s consequences can’t be swept under the rug – LSU The Reveille


Fukushima's consequences can't be swept under the rug
LSU The Reveille
In March 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit Japan, and the damage caused the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant a Level 7 nuclear meltdown. Almost four years later, 300 tons of contaminated water pours into the Pacific Ocean every single …

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 3:27 am

Fukushima radiation still hitting US West Coast – RT


Fukushima radiation still hitting US West Coast
RT
Thom discusses how Gulf Coast fishermen are still feeling the effect of the BP oil spill with attorney Scott Carruthers and how Fukushima radiation is still being discovered on the US West Coast with Beyond Nuclear's Kevin Kamps. Politics Panel

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 6:48 am

Fukushima film shows reality sinking in for ‘nuclear refugees’ – Reuters


Reuters

Fukushima film shows reality sinking in for 'nuclear refugees'
Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) – Before the Fukushima nuclear crisis forced them from their homes, residents of Futaba had praised the Daiichi power plant as a "godsend" that brought jobs and money to the Japanese coastal town. Now, more than three years after the …

Posted on 21 October 2014 | 6:56 am

Japan TV Anchor: I Couldn’t Tell the Truth About Fukushima – Center for Research on Globalization


Center for Research on Globalization

Japan TV Anchor: I Couldn't Tell the Truth About Fukushima
Center for Research on Globalization
Complaints about censorship… continue to this day… Evacuees don't trust the gov't or Tepco… they're blaming the media for not holding them both accountable… Criticism goes beyond a lack of investigation. Journalist Jun Hori says his news agency …

Posted on 20 October 2014 | 3:27 pm

Fukushima radiation nearing West Coast – Statesman Journal


Statesman Journal

Fukushima radiation nearing West Coast
Statesman Journal
Radiation from Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster is approaching the West Coast, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is reporting. A sample taken Aug. 2 about 1,200 kilometers west of Vancouver, B.C. tested positive for Cesium 134, the Fukushima …

Posted on 17 October 2014 | 5:39 pm

Would you eat Fukushima soup? Frieze visitors queue up to risk ‘delicious’ yet … – The Independent


The Independent

Would you eat Fukushima soup? Frieze visitors queue up to risk 'delicious' yet
The Independent
The duo believe that food “represents hospitality, sharing and humanity” so, by partaking in the soup, the public can show solidarity with the victims of the Fukushima disaster. They want to see if individuals outside Japan would risk their well-being
Art show on Fukushima food safety causes stirThe Japan Times
Would you eat Fukushima soup? The all-consuming world of Frieze Art FairErieTVNews

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Posted on 17 October 2014 | 11:21 am

Fukushima – Yahoo News Search Results

Fukushima Disaster Victims Reach 21,586

Japan’s National Police Agency announced that the number of dead and missing as a result of the 2011 disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has reached 21,586, Japan Today reported on its website Monday.

Posted on 24 October 2014 | 12:58 pm

Japan minister in S&M bar scandal hit by fresh allegations

Japan's industry minister was under renewed pressure on Friday over his stake in the operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant that he oversees, just a day after admitting his underlings had spent office cash at a sex bar. Japan's usually staid political scene has been left reeling from the S&M club scandal and the resignations of two other newly appointed cabinet ministers who quit this week in …

Posted on 24 October 2014 | 10:12 am

Japan prosecutors delay ruling on possible Fukushima indictments

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese prosecutors have delayed a decision on whether to charge three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Co for their handling of the 2011 Fukushima disaster, an official with a special panel that requested an indictment said on Friday. The Tokyo's District Prosecutors Office had been reinvestigating the case, after a citizens' panel ruled in July that three former …

Posted on 24 October 2014 | 7:25 am

In Japan, Fukushima residents are frustrated but resigned

With the election for governor approaching, the slow pace of reconstruction is top of the agenda.

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 4:22 pm

US, Europeans row over post-Fukushima nuclear safety step

By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA (Reuters) – The United States is lobbying against an amendment to an international nuclear safety pact proposed by Switzerland, which Berne argues could help prevent Fukushima-style disasters but which may also increase industry costs, diplomats said. Atomic energy powers Russia and Canada have also signaled opposition to the measure, which would put pressure on countries …

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 3:12 pm

Japan prosecutors set to rule on possible Fukushima indictments

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese prosecutors must decide this month whether to charge Tokyo Electric Power Co former executives for their handling of the 2011 Fukushima disaster, in a process that could drag the wrecked nuclear plant's operator into criminal court. The judicial review is unlikely to see the former Tepco executives go to jail, legal experts say, but rehashing details of the meltdowns …

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 6:02 am

Harsh working conditions persist at Fukushima plant

Workers trying to bring the situation under control at Tokyo Electric Power Co’s crippled Fukushima No

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 4:03 am

Japan's power failure: Bid to forge national grid stumbles

By James Topham and Aaron Sheldrick TOKYO (Reuters) – After the Fukushima disaster crippled Japan's nuclear energy sector three years ago, the government pledged the biggest shake up in the history of the fragmented electricity industry to boost competition and contain a surge in power prices. …

Posted on 21 October 2014 | 9:08 pm

Fukushima film shows reality sinking in for 'nuclear refugees'

By Chris Gallagher TOKYO (Reuters) – Before the Fukushima nuclear crisis forced them from their homes, residents of Futaba had praised the Daiichi power plant as a "godsend" that brought jobs and money to the Japanese coastal town. Now, more than three years after the disaster, they remain stuck in cramped emergency housing facing the reality they will likely never go home, with Futaba set to …

Posted on 21 October 2014 | 6:54 am

Nuclear workers kept in dark on Fukushima hazard pay

By Mari Saito and Antoni Slodkowski HIRONO (Reuters) – Almost a year after Japan pledged to double hazard pay at the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant, workers are still in the dark about how much extra they are getting paid, if anything, for cleaning up the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. Under pressure to improve working conditions at Fukushima after a series of radioactive water leaks …

Posted on 8 October 2014 | 1:01 am