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Colorado State to team up with Japan to study Fukushima nuclear accident – UPI.com


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Colorado State to team up with Japan to study Fukushima nuclear accident
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Japanese police wearing chemical protection suits search for victims inside the 20-kilometer radius around the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Minamisoma, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, on April 15, 2011. Colorado State University is partly …
CSU, Japanese university hire expert to study 2011 nuclear accidentSource
Colorado State sharing research cost at Japan nuclear siteMarcellus.com
CSU sharing research cost at Japan nuclear site9NEWS.com

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Posted on 6 March 2015 | 9:59 am

‘Boxerciser’ helps fight Fukushima kids’ flab – The Japan Times


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'Boxerciser' helps fight Fukushima kids' flab
The Japan Times
Professional boxer and model Tomomi Takano has turned her attention to the Tohoku region, where obesity spiked after the March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, especially in nuclear disaster-struck Fukushima Prefecture, and introduced “boxercise” to …

Posted on 6 March 2015 | 5:22 am

UCLA researchers document disaster recovery in and around Fukushima – UC Los Angeles


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UCLA researchers document disaster recovery in and around Fukushima
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UCLA video: Researchers Yoh Kawano and Arfakhashad Munaim documented the Fukushima disaster zone in December. Since the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in 2011, Yoh Kawano's heart and mind have been set on venturing into the …

Posted on 6 March 2015 | 1:19 am

Muons probe Fukushima’s ruins – Science AAAS


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Muons probe Fukushima's ruins
Science AAAS
Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, destroyed 4 years ago by an earthquake and tsunami, won't be truly safe until engineers can remove nuclear fuel from three reactors that suffered meltdowns. But first, they have to find that fuel. A
Extensive damage slows Fukushima storage pool fuel removalThe Japan News
Cosmic rays employed to spot melted fuel in crippled Fukushima No. 1 reactorsThe Japan Times

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Posted on 5 March 2015 | 10:17 pm

Eat Your Veggies! Even The Ones From Fukushima – NPR (blog)


NPR (blog)

Eat Your Veggies! Even The Ones From Fukushima
NPR (blog)
Nearly four years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, people in Japan are still hesitant to eat foods grown around the site of the accident. They worry that anything grown in the region will contain dangerous levels of radioactive elements
This chemical could protect plants from radioactive fallout at FukushimaThe Verge

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Posted on 5 March 2015 | 9:56 pm

Fukushima fears no longer a drag on tourism – The Japan Times


The Japan Times

Fukushima fears no longer a drag on tourism
The Japan Times
But four years later, tourism is bouncing back, shattering expectations on visitor numbers largely owing to the weak yen and fading fears about the fallout from Fukushima No. 1. Worries about radiation sent the number of visitors coming to Japan into a
Cheap yen, fading Fukushima fears lure Japan touristsThe Daily Star

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Posted on 5 March 2015 | 5:51 am

FOUR YEARS AFTER: 71% of residents dissatisfied with work at Fukushima … – Asahi Shimbun


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FOUR YEARS AFTER: 71% of residents dissatisfied with work at Fukushima
Asahi Shimbun
Only 14 percent of respondents were satisfied with the central government's efforts at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, according to the telephone survey conducted jointly by The Asahi Shimbun and Fukushima Broadcasting Co. on Feb.
More Fukushima evacuees are deciding to stay away for goodThe Japan Times
Path to Restoration / Only 0.4% of land secured for interim storage facilityThe Japan News

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Posted on 4 March 2015 | 8:38 am

Transfer of Fukushima clean-up waste gets go-ahead – World Nuclear News


Transfer of Fukushima clean-up waste gets go-ahead
World Nuclear News
The transfer of radioactive soil and waste generated from clean-up work following the March 2011 accident at the Fukushima Daiichi plant to a provisional storage site has been approved by the governor of Fukushima prefecture and the mayors of Futaba

Posted on 3 March 2015 | 3:32 pm

Fukushima, site of nuclear disaster, wants to host 2020 Olympic baseball – NBCSports.com


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Fukushima, site of nuclear disaster, wants to host 2020 Olympic baseball
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In the 2013 question-and-answer session with IOC members, Tokyo organizers were asked about a leak of radiation-contaminated water at the Fukushima nuclear plant. At the time, it marked the fifth and largest leak from the plant damaged by the 2011 …
Fukushima makes 2020 Olympics pitch for baseball, and local foodThe Japan Times
Fukushima makes pitch for 2020 baseballSBS
Fukushima should host Tokyo 2020 baseball and softball matches if sports Insidethegames.biz

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Posted on 3 March 2015 | 3:27 pm

Fukushima data show rise and fall in food radioactivity – Nature.com


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Fukushima data show rise and fall in food radioactivity
Nature.com
Almost four years since the incident, the first analysis of the data also confirms what multiple studies of Fukushima residents have already shown: few people are likely to have eaten food that exceeded strict Japanese limits on radioactive contamination.
Fukushima Is Teaching Us How Radioactivity SpreadsGizmodo

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Posted on 27 February 2015 | 3:54 pm

Fukushima – Yahoo News Search Results

Eat Your Veggies! Even The Ones From Fukushima

Foods from Fukushima, Japan, are back to pre-accident levels of radiation but people still aren't eating them. One way to ease concerns: a chemical that blocks radioactive cesium from entering plants.

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 10:01 pm

Cheap yen, fading Fukushima fears lure Japan tourists

The 2011 earthquake and tsunami that smashed into Japan laid waste to the country's tourism industry, leaving a coastline in ruins, killing thousands and sparking the worst atomic crisis in a generation. Worries about radiation sent the number of inbound visitors to Japan into a steep dive and the thought of attracting new tourists seemed an impossible goal in the days and weeks after the …

Posted on 4 March 2015 | 4:46 pm

Fukushima makes 2020 Olympics pitch for baseball, and local food

Fukushima Prefecture, which was hit by one of the world’s worst-ever nuclear disasters in 2011, wants to host baseball and softball games at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics — and hopes to convince athletes to eat the local food.

Posted on 4 March 2015 | 9:46 am

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Sorry, but your browser needs Javascript to use this site. Fukushima, stricken by one of the world’s worst-ever nuclear disasters in 2011, wants to host baseball and softball games at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics — and hopes to convince athletes to eat the local food.

Posted on 4 March 2015 | 2:43 am

Fukushima makes Olympic pitch

Fukushima, stricken by one of the world’s worst-ever nuclear disasters in 2011, wants to host baseball and softball games at the 2020 Tokyo… Read more …

Posted on 3 March 2015 | 12:33 pm

Fukushima makes pitch for 2020 baseball

The disaster-stricken Japanese city of Fukushima wants to cap its recovery from a nuclear accident by hosting some events at the 2020 Olympics.

Posted on 3 March 2015 | 5:51 am

Fukushima makes pitch for 2020 baseball, and local food

Fukushima, stricken by one of the world's worst-ever nuclear disasters in 2011, wants to host baseball and softball games at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics — and hopes to convince athletes to eat the local food. The sports were dropped from the Olympic programme after 2008 but are tipped to be voted back in by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) next year, given their popularity in Japan. "If …

Posted on 3 March 2015 | 5:35 am

Fukushima operator finds new source of radiation leak into sea

The operator of the tsunami-crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant said on Tuesday it had found a pool of highly contaminated water on the roof of a plant building and that it had probably leaked into the sea through a gutter when it rained. The finding comes four years after a massive earthquake and tsunami caused meltdowns at Tokyo Electric Power Co Inc's Fukushima reactors, and 1-1/2 years …

Posted on 24 February 2015 | 5:10 pm

Fresh nuclear leak detected at Fukushima plant

Sensors at the Fukushima nuclear plant have detected a fresh leak of highly radioactive water to the sea, the plant's operator announced Sunday, highlighting difficulties in decommissioning the crippled plant. Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) said the sensors, which were rigged to a gutter that pours rain and ground water at the Fukushima Daiichi plant to a nearby bay, detected contamination …

Posted on 22 February 2015 | 9:26 am

Japanese man arrested for sending boy to help Fukushima clean-up

Japanese police arrested a businessman on Wednesday for sending a 15-year-old boy to help clean up radioactive waste outside the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant. The Aichi prefectural police said the boy, from Kitanagoya City, western Japan, was sent to Fukushima to cut contaminated leaves and scrape up dirt in the disaster zone last July. Japan's labor law prohibits people under 18 from working …

Posted on 18 February 2015 | 7:51 am