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Nuclear Engineer Asks How Could Five Barriers Fail at Fukushima – HNN Huntingtonnews.net


Nuclear Engineer Asks How Could Five Barriers Fail at Fukushima
HNN Huntingtonnews.net
How could five radiation barriers fail at Fukushima Daiichi? Using the childhood game of dominoes, each domino represents a failed radiation barrier and like the game when a domino falls all others follow. Nuclear containment risk is nuclear power's

Posted on 1 February 2015 | 8:40 am

1st bus service starts through Fukushima no-entry zone – Asahi Shimbun


1st bus service starts through Fukushima no-entry zone
Asahi Shimbun
MINAMI-SOMA, Fukushima Prefecture–Public transportation has finally returned to an evacuation zone close to the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, with a bus route that runs through an area with high radiation levels. East Japan Railway Co.

Posted on 31 January 2015 | 8:42 am

Around-the-clock convenience store reopens in Fukushima restricted zone – Asahi Shimbun


Around-the-clock convenience store reopens in Fukushima restricted zone
Asahi Shimbun
NARAHA, Fukushima Prefecture–A 24-hour convenience store has reopened in this small town, even though the former residents are still not allowed to stay overnight due to concerns over radioactive contamination. FamilyMart's Kamishigeoka outlet …

Posted on 31 January 2015 | 7:11 am

Japan looks at 2030 energy targets in shadow of Fukushima cleanup – Reuters


Reuters

Japan looks at 2030 energy targets in shadow of Fukushima cleanup
Reuters
A ratio of between 15 to 20 percent for nuclear power was floated as a starting point by some members of a panel set up under the country's industry ministry, compared to about 29 percent in the year before the Fukushima disaster, the worst release of
Nuclear fears push down prices for Fukushima beefGlobalMeatNews.com
EDITORIAL: Safe and steady needs to be TEPCO's mantra in Fukushima cleanupAsahi Shimbun

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Posted on 30 January 2015 | 12:28 pm

Obesity rising among Fukushima children, survey shows – The Guardian


The Guardian

Obesity rising among Fukushima children, survey shows
The Guardian
According to Japanese media, an education ministry survey of schoolchildren aged five to 17 found that 15.07% of nine-year-olds in Fukushima prefecture were 20% heavier than the standard weight for their age – the level at which a child is considered …

Posted on 27 January 2015 | 12:45 pm

Fukushima Watch: Tepco Two Months Behind on Cleaning Tainted Water – Wall Street Journal (blog)


Wall Street Journal (blog)

Fukushima Watch: Tepco Two Months Behind on Cleaning Tainted Water
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Tokyo Electric Power Co. says it will need an additional two months to process all the highly contaminated water in storage at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. The power company previously said it would clean all the water by the end of March. A
Japan: Two workers killed at TEPCO nuclear plants in FukushimaWorld Socialist Web Site

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Posted on 25 January 2015 | 11:32 pm

Fukushima operator to miss deadline on decontaminating water – Reuters


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Fukushima operator to miss deadline on decontaminating water
Reuters
Tepco has been fighting a daily battle against contaminated water since Fukushima was wrecked by an earthquake and tsunami in March 2011 and three reactors underwent meltdowns. Water flushed over the wrecked reactors to keep them cool enough to …
Fukushima operator to miss toxic water clean-up deadline, suspends till MayRT
TEPCO executives won't face charges over Fukushima disaster, Japan ABC Online
Fukushima executives to be spared charges over nuclear disasterPhys.Org

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Posted on 23 January 2015 | 6:48 am

Worker dies at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant – The Guardian


The Guardian

Worker dies at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant
The Guardian
In a separate incident on Tuesday, a worker in his 40s died in hospital after equipment fell on him at a facility storing radioactive waste at the nearby Fukushima Daini plant, Kyodo News said. The plant, which escaped serious damage from the tsunami, …
Fukushima worker dies after falling into water storage tankReuters
Japan worker killed in Fukushima nuclear plant accidentBBC News
Worker Dies at Japan's Fukushima Nuclear Plant Amid a Rise in AccidentsTIME

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Posted on 20 January 2015 | 1:31 pm

British robot maps radiation at Fukushima – Financial Times


Financial Times

British robot maps radiation at Fukushima
Financial Times
But the deployment of Createc's N-Visage technology at Fukushima highlights how UK companies are responsible for significant innovation in robotics. British ministers are now considering how the UK can catch up with countries including the US, Japan
UK robot 3D-maps Fukushima radiationRT
Robot To Work At Fukushima Disaster SceneUbergizmo (blog)

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Posted on 18 January 2015 | 4:47 pm

The woes of Fukushima’s sake brewers – BBC News


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The woes of Fukushima's sake brewers
BBC News
Ever since the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan, sake-maker Hiroyuki Karahashi has received phone calls from worried Japanese consumers. Mr Karahashi, owner of the Homare Sake Brewing Company in the Fukushima prefecture, the …
School Principal Reports on Aftermath of FukushimaThe Rafu Shimpo

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Posted on 14 January 2015 | 9:18 pm

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A bus ride through Japan's nuclear wilderness

Nearly four years on from the tsunami that crippled Japan's Fukushima nuclear reactor, a bus route through the contaminated area is finally open again. Julian Ryall took a ride.

Posted on 31 January 2015 | 9:52 pm

Japan looks at 2030 energy targets in shadow of Fukushima cleanup

Japan began deliberating its 2030 targets for power generation on Friday, a process likely to turn contentious when nuclear restarts are considered even as the much delayed cleanup at Fukushima continues four years after the meltdowns there. A ratio of between 15 to 20 percent for nuclear power was floated as a starting point by some members of a panel set up under the country's industry …

Posted on 30 January 2015 | 11:15 am

Obesity rising among Fukushima children, survey shows

Concern grows about health risks to children amid parents’ fears that allowing them to play outside will expose them to radiation Children from Fukushima are the most obese in Japan, due in part to fears among parents that allowing them to play outside will expose them to harmful levels of radiation, a survey has found. Almost four years after the triple meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear …

Posted on 27 January 2015 | 12:45 pm

Fukushima operator to miss deadline on decontaminating water

The operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, Tokyo Electric Power Co, said it would not be able to meet a self-imposed deadline to decontaminate water containing highly radioactive substances by the end of March. The admission by the utility known as Tepco is another setback in its struggle to cope with the contaminated water, which is mostly contained in hastily constructed tanks. Tepco …

Posted on 23 January 2015 | 5:14 am

Fukushima executives to be spared charges over nuclear disaster

Japanese prosecutors said Thursday that executives in charge of the Fukushima nuclear plant will not be charged, setting up a possible showdown with a citizens' panel that wants someone brought to book for the disaster. A parliamentary report has said Fukushima was a man-made disaster caused by Japan's culture of "reflexive obedience", but no one has been punished criminally. A groundswell of …

Posted on 22 January 2015 | 11:19 am

Accidents At Fukushima Daiichi, Daini Nuclear Power Plants Kill Two Workers

Two workers died Tuesday in separate accidents at two Japanese nuclear power plants — Fukushima Daiichi and Fukushima Daini. The accidents occurred despite last week’s warning from Japan's labor inspectors to Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco), the plants' operator, that the company take measures to deal with the increasing mishaps.

Posted on 20 January 2015 | 10:36 am

Worker Dies at Japan’s Fukushima Nuclear Plant Amid a Rise in Accidents

The death is the second in under a year at the stricken nuclear power station

Posted on 20 January 2015 | 9:27 am

Fukushima worker dies after falling into water storage tank

By Antoni Slodkowski TOKYO (Reuters) – A worker at Japan's destroyed Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant died on Tuesday after falling inside a water storage tank, the latest in a spate of industrial accidents at the site of the March 2011 nuclear disaster, the world's worst since Chernobyl. The death is the second in Fukushima in less than a year. Last week, labor inspectors warned the …

Posted on 20 January 2015 | 4:01 am

Kurion Awarded Robotics Contract to Repair Leaks in Damaged Fukushima Reactor

Kurion, Inc., an innovator in nuclear and hazardous waste management, announced it was awarded a contract to develop an advanced robotic arm to repair reactor primary containment leaks within the damaged Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.

Posted on 14 January 2015 | 5:01 am

Fukushima rice passes radiation tests for first time since disaster: official

TOKYO (Reuters) – Fukushima rice passed Japan's radiation checks for the first time since the 2011 nuclear disaster that prompted international alarm over the region's produce, a prefectural official said. Fukushima official Tsuneaki Oonami said about 360,000 tonnes of rice, nearly all of last year's harvest, had been checked and none had tested above the 100 becquerels per kilogram limit set by …

Posted on 5 January 2015 | 3:33 am