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Estimated radiation doses of Fukushima returnees withheld for half a year – Asahi Shimbun


Estimated radiation doses of Fukushima returnees withheld for half a year
Asahi Shimbun
The government withheld findings on estimated radiation exposure for Fukushima returnees for six months, even though levels exceeded the long-term target of 1 millisievert a year at more than half of surveyed locations. Individual radiation doses were …
Radiation study on evacuation zones kept undisclosed for 6 monthsGlobalPost

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Posted on 16 April 2014 | 9:07 am

Radioactive water erronously pumped back into Fukushima power plant (VIDEO) – The Malay Mail Online


The Malay Mail Online

Radioactive water erronously pumped back into Fukushima power plant (VIDEO)
The Malay Mail Online
FUKUSHIMA, April 16 — Over 200 tonnes of radioactive water was erroneously pumped into a basement area at the Fukushima Daiichi atomic power plant between April 10-13, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) said yesterday. After a partial meltdown …
Radioactive Water Erronously Pumped Back Into Fukushima Power Plantmalaysiandigest.com
Japanese Government Seeks Approval to Dump More Radioactive Groundwater The Epoch Times
Op-Ed: TEPCO floods wrong building with radioactive waterDigitalJournal.com

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Posted on 16 April 2014 | 12:58 am

The Robot That’s Helping Clean Up The Fukushima Meltdown Looks Like A … – Business Insider


Business Insider

The Robot That's Helping Clean Up The Fukushima Meltdown Looks Like A
Business Insider
Kurion is a technology company with an eye toward handling the safe, permanent disposal of nuclear waste, so it answered the call from Fukushima, Japan, to build a robot that can help repair the reactor that failed after the earthquake and tsunami. We

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Posted on 15 April 2014 | 4:34 pm

No room for error? Fukushima basements mistakenly flooded with 200 tons of … – RT


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No room for error? Fukushima basements mistakenly flooded with 200 tons of
RT
A pump at Japan's battered Fukushima power plant has mistakenly flooded its basements with highly contaminated cooling-tank water. But the latest mishap follows a far more worrying discovery about one last year's leak. About 200 tons of water ended up …
Fukushima buildings flooded with radioactive waterStraight.com
Post-Fukushima Japan Chooses Coal Over Renewable EnergyBloomberg
US marine sues over Fukushima radiation exposureCCTV
TIME -Business Times (subscription)
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Posted on 15 April 2014 | 1:06 pm

Fukushima Leakage Again: Technical Malfunction Dumps 200 Tonnes … – International Business Times AU


International Business Times AU

Fukushima Leakage Again: Technical Malfunction Dumps 200 Tonnes
International Business Times AU
A worker takes radiation readings on the window of a bus at the screening point of the Tokyo Electric Power Company's (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima prefecture in this June 12, 2013 file photo. Since March …

Posted on 15 April 2014 | 3:40 am

Japan backs coal after Fukushima disaster – The Hill (blog)


Japan backs coal after Fukushima disaster
The Hill (blog)
Japanese leaders emphasized the importance of coal in the country's new energy plan, disappointing environmentalists who thought the Fukushima nuclear disaster of 2011 would push it toward renewable energy. The plan approved April 11 by Japan's …

Posted on 14 April 2014 | 3:41 pm

In post-Fukushima policy test, Japan town rallies for nuclear re-start – Reuters UK


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In post-Fukushima policy test, Japan town rallies for nuclear re-start
Reuters UK
But residents saw their friends lose jobs and felt their future was threatened when the Sendai nuclear plant run by Kyushu Electric Power was idled along with the rest of Japan's reactors for a more stringent round of safety checks after Fukushima. "I
Three years after Fukushima, Japan forges ahead with nuclear energyDeutsche Welle
Fukushima's lessons, unlearned in America?Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Japan to keep using nuclear power despite Fukushima disasterRaw Story

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Posted on 13 April 2014 | 9:56 pm

Citizen scientists prepare to test West Coast for Fukushima radiation (with video) – Vancouver Sun


Citizen scientists prepare to test West Coast for Fukushima radiation (with video)
Vancouver Sun
Buesseler began his career studying the spread of radioactivity from Chernobyl in the Black Sea and has been working with Japanese scientists since mid-2011 to understand the spread of radiation from Fukushima across the Pacific Ocean. Buesseler said

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Posted on 12 April 2014 | 7:10 am

UN reports on Fukushima radiation – World Nuclear News


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UN reports on Fukushima radiation
World Nuclear News
The major UN report on the health impacts of the Fukushima accident concluded that any radiation-induced effects would be too small to identify. People were well protected and received "low or very low" radiation doses. The latest report on the
Fukushima radiation 'unlikely' to increase cancer rates – UN reportRT
Fukushima meltdown not seen causing many cancers: UN scientistsReuters
Fukushima-linked cancer surge unlikely: UNThe Japan Times
Reuters UK -The New American
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Posted on 2 April 2014 | 4:29 pm

Fukushima disaster protesters hold London rally after third anniversary – The Guardian


The Guardian

Fukushima disaster protesters hold London rally after third anniversary
The Guardian
More than 100 protesters rallied in London on Saturday against nuclear power following the third anniversary of the Fukushima disaster in Japan. Protesters held placards and banners calling for "no nuclear power", "protect mountains, rivers" and "no
Former Prime Minister Naoto Kan tells Germans that Fukushima crisis unresolvedThe Japan Times
Fukushima nuclear disaster still remains unresolved – former Japanese PMThe Voice of Russia

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Posted on 18 March 2014 | 11:10 pm

Fukushima – Yahoo News Search Results

Letters: Nuclear regulation in a post-Fukushima world

Your article on Japan's nuclear catastrophe at Fukushima was right to recognise the need for the UK to learn from such a disaster ( Japan's nuclear warning to the UK: be prepared for the worst , 20 November). As regulator for the nuclear industry in the UK we identified some key lessons to take from this devastating incident. They are: the need for a systematic approach to identifying events …

Posted on 14 April 2014 | 9:50 pm

Fukushima Sewing Company Receives Support from Mitsubishi Corporation Disaster Relief Foundation

Tokyo, Apr 11, 2014 – (JCN Newswire) – Canyon Works Ltd., a sewing company located in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture in northeastern Japan, is the latest recipient of investment support from the Mitsubishi Corporation Disaster Relief Foundation (MCDRF). The contribution, 50 million yen in loan funds, complements loan support already being provided by Abukuma Shinkin Bank, a local credit union …

Posted on 14 April 2014 | 2:02 am

Post-Fukushima Japan Chooses Coal Over Renewable Energy

An employee holds a piece of coal in a storage yard at the Joban Joint Power Co. Nakoso coal-fired power station in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.

Posted on 13 April 2014 | 10:44 pm

In post-Fukushima policy test, Japan town rallies for nuclear re-start

By Mari Saito SATSUMASENDAI, Japan (Reuters) – On the main road leading from the Sendai nuclear plant in southern Japan, a construction crew is laying down asphalt to widen the evacuation route in the event of a future disaster. It means they are edging closer to re-starting two nuclear reactors that have been an economic engine for nearly three decades in a remote coastal town that has few …

Posted on 13 April 2014 | 9:07 pm

Fukushima nuclear power plant cleanup takes its toll on workers

Staff on the frontline of operation unmotivated and plagued by health problems and fears for the future, insiders say Dressed in a hazardous materials suit, full-face mask and hard hat, Japan's prime minister, Shinzo Abe, left his audience in no doubt: "The future of Japan," he said, "rests on your shoulders. I am counting on you." Abe's exhortation, delivered during a recent visit to the …

Posted on 13 April 2014 | 11:02 am

Fukushima children start school, flee radiation

MATSUMOTO, Japan (AP) — The 12-year-old girl didn't want to leave her younger brother, and her grandparents didn't want her to go away. But a family living near the "no-go zone" surrounding Japan's destroyed nuclear plant has other things to consider.

Posted on 7 April 2014 | 11:32 am

Fukushima meltdown not seen causing many cancers: UN scientists

By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA (Reuters) – Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster is unlikely to lead to a rise in the number of people developing cancer like after Chernobyl in 1986, even though the most exposed children may face an increased risk, U.N. scientists said on Wednesday. In a major study, the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) said it did not expect …

Posted on 2 April 2014 | 5:40 pm

Japanese families torn as return to Fukushima 'hot zone' begins

By Mari Saito TAMURA, Japan (Reuters) – People in Japan on Tuesday began their first homecomings in three years to a small area evacuated after the Fukushima disaster, but families are divided as worries about radiation and poor job prospects have kept many away. The reopening of the Miyakoji area of Tamura, a city 220 km (140 miles) northeast of Tokyo and inland from the wrecked Fukushima …

Posted on 1 April 2014 | 7:15 pm

Japan allows people to return to Fukushima disaster 'hot zone'

By Mari Saito TAMURA, Japan (Reuters) – For the first time since Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster more than three years ago, residents of a small district 20 km (12 miles) from the wrecked plant are about to be allowed to return home. The Miyakoji area of Tamura, a northeastern city inland from the Fukushima nuclear station, has been off-limits for most residents since March 2011, when the …

Posted on 31 March 2014 | 2:19 pm

Fukushima fishermen approve plan to release groundwater from plant

By Mari Saito TOKYO (Reuters) – Fishermen working near Japan's destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant agreed on Tuesday to allow the release of uncontaminated groundwater around the facility into the ocean, a fisheries union official said, a rare victory for the operator. Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco), the operator of the Fukushima station that suffered triple nuclear meltdowns after the March 2011 …

Posted on 25 March 2014 | 5:17 am