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Kurion awarded Fukushima treatment contract – tce today


Kurion awarded Fukushima treatment contract
tce today
EMBATTLED Japanese nuclear operator Tepco has contracted the US firm Kurion to create a mobile water treatment system to help clean up the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Under the contract, Kurion will help TEPCO reduce the amount of strontium …

Posted on 19 September 2014 | 4:05 pm

Tainted water problems still plague Fukushima, despite some positive signs – The Japan Times


Tainted water problems still plague Fukushima, despite some positive signs
The Japan Times
Nearly four years since it was crippled by a megaquake, tsunami and triple core meltdown, the Fukushima No. 1 power plant is still bleeding tons of toxic radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean. Since the crisis in 2011, the water solution that saved
TEPCO struggling to win approval of fishermen over water-discharge planAsahi Shimbun

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Posted on 19 September 2014 | 9:55 am

Kurion to Sign Contract Over Fukushima Cleanup – Wall Street Journal


Wall Street Journal

Kurion to Sign Contract Over Fukushima Cleanup
Wall Street Journal
The U.S. radioactive-waste management company is one of several that sees opportunity in dealing with hundreds of thousands of tons of wastewater at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Kurion's technology captures radioactive tritium in water
Fukushima radiation damages rice genomeThe Ecologist
Study Finds Nuclear Contamination Damages Rice Genome; Japan Fukushima Oryza (blog)
Villagers still uprooted years after Fukushima nuclear disasterThe Star Online
Alan in Belfast (blog) -Yahoo News UK -The Daily Star
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Posted on 17 September 2014 | 7:55 am

Over 2 Trillion Becquerels of Radioactive Waste Flowed from Fukushima Plant … – Center for Research on Globalization


Center for Research on Globalization

Over 2 Trillion Becquerels of Radioactive Waste Flowed from Fukushima Plant
Center for Research on Globalization
At least 2 trillion becquerels' worth of radioactive material flowed from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean between August 2013 and May 2014, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has admitted.

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Posted on 15 September 2014 | 2:42 pm

Fukushima: Trouble in Mushi Mushi Land – Al Jazeera America


Al Jazeera America

Fukushima: Trouble in Mushi Mushi Land
Al Jazeera America
In the lush forests of rural Fukushima, Japan, rhinoceros beetles were abundant. Yoshida often gathered the lumbering, charismatic creatures on his walks home from school. The beetles, two-inch-long insects with a dramatic forked horn, were easy enough

Posted on 13 September 2014 | 11:36 am

Japanese newspaper apologises over Fukushima and sex slave errors – The Guardian


The Guardian

Japanese newspaper apologises over Fukushima and sex slave errors
The Guardian
The newspaper retracted a 20 May article in which it claimed that about 650 Tepco workers at Fukushima Daiichi, 90% of staff, had defied an order by the plant's then manager, Masao Yoshida, to stay and make a last-ditch effort to regain control of the
Japanese Newspaper Retracts Fukushima Disaster Report and Fires EditorNew York Times
Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun apologises over false stories on The Independent
Japan's Asahi newspaper sacks editorFinancial Times
RT -The Japan Times -Reuters UK
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Posted on 12 September 2014 | 1:52 pm

Fukushima nuclear disaster: three years on 120000 evacuees remain uprooted – The Guardian


The Guardian

Fukushima nuclear disaster: three years on 120000 evacuees remain uprooted
The Guardian
More than three years after Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster more than 120,000 people from the region are living in nuclear limbo with once close-knit families forced to live apart. Japan's nuclear watchdog on Wednesday gave the green light for two …

Posted on 11 September 2014 | 3:36 am

Three Years After Fukushima, Japan Approves a Nuclear Plant – New York Times


New York Times

Three Years After Fukushima, Japan Approves a Nuclear Plant
New York Times
TOKYO — For the first time since the Fukushima disaster three and a half years ago, Japan's new nuclear regulatory agency declared Wednesday that an atomic power plant was safe to operate, in a widely watched move that brings Japan a step closer to …
Power Plants Heading Out to Sea in Post-Fukushima JapanBloomberg
Post-Fukushima Japan Turns To Offshore Wind And SolarThinkProgress
Japan to restart nuclear reactorsThe Guardian
E&T magazine -The Japan Times -Undercurrent News
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Posted on 10 September 2014 | 10:33 pm

No One Wants You to Know How Bad Fukushima Might Still Be – VICE News


VICE News

No One Wants You to Know How Bad Fukushima Might Still Be
VICE News
In July, when the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) announced it would move forward with its plan to construct an "ice wall" around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant's failed reactors, it seemed like a step backwards. In June, the utility …
Physicists Say Fukushima Reactors Pose Eternal Threat to HumanityRIA Novosti
Is Japan's nuclear plan safe?Arab News
Ex-PM Kan urges Australia to stop exporting uraniumGlobalPost
Sydney Morning Herald -ABC Online -The Japan Times
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Posted on 24 August 2014 | 1:38 pm

US sailors prepare for fresh legal challenge over Fukushima radiation – The Guardian


The Guardian

US sailors prepare for fresh legal challenge over Fukushima radiation
The Guardian
Tsunami and Fukushima accident : USS Ronald Reagan sailors during Operation Tomodachi Sailors scrub the deck of the USS Ronald Reagan to remove potential radiation contamination following the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Photograph: Handout/Getty …
The World's Most Dangerous RoomTIME
US Sent Thousands of Sailors to Help With Fukushima. Did Radiation Make Mother Jones
Fukushima radioactive water 'ice plug' plan failsTelegraph.co.uk
Channel News Asia -Los Angeles Times -The Japan Times
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Posted on 21 August 2014 | 4:40 pm

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Ex-TEPCO Executives to Face Criminal Charges Over Fukushima Disaster

Three former executives of the Fukushima power plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) deserve to face criminal charges over the 2011 nuclear disaster, the independent judicial panel of Japanese citizens announced Thursday.

Posted on 19 September 2014 | 7:50 pm

Japan’s Idled Reactors, Weak Yen Drive Deficit on Energy

A worker wearing protective clothing and mask measures the radiation in the air at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s (Tepco) Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, on July 9, 2014.

Posted on 18 September 2014 | 10:39 pm

Late Fukushima manager flagged risks of Japan's big nuclear plants

The late manager of Japan's destroyed Fukushima plant questioned the safety of large nuclear facilities, documents showed on Thursday, potentially affecting the debate over the restart of the world's biggest nuclear power station. The late Masao Yoshida, who led the emergency response at Tokyo Electric Power Co's Fukushima Daiichi plant after the March 2011 nuclear disaster, told investigators …

Posted on 11 September 2014 | 12:22 pm

Fukushima workers to sue TEPCO for danger pay

Workers employed in decommissioning the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant are to sue operator Tokyo Electric Power and some subcontractors, demanding millions of yen in unpaid danger money, their lawyer said on Tuesday. The four men, of whom two are still working at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, will demand the companies pay a total of 65 million yen ($620,000), mostly in hazard allowances …

Posted on 3 September 2014 | 9:12 am

Tepco Accused of Unpaid Wages in Latest Fukushima Plant Lawsuit

Four workers at Tokyo Electric Power Co. (9501) ’s wrecked Fukushima plant have filed a lawsuit against the utility alleging unpaid wages for work they did at the site, according to the plaintiffs’ attorney.

Posted on 3 September 2014 | 4:15 am

Fukushima workers sue Tepco over unpaid wages, reliance on contractors

By Kevin Krolicki IWAKI Japan (Reuters) – A group of Fukushima workers on Wednesday sued Tokyo Electric for unpaid wages in a potentially precedent-setting legal challenge to the utility and its reliance on contractors to shut down a nuclear plant destroyed by the industry's worst accident since Chernobyl. The lawsuit follows a court ruling last week that the utility known as Tepco must pay …

Posted on 3 September 2014 | 3:23 am

Fukushima accepts 'temporary' radioactive waste storage

The governor of disaster-struck Fukushima agreed Monday to accept the "temporary" storage of nuclear waste from the Japanese accident, paving the way for an end to a years-long standoff. Yuhei Sato has been cajoled and lavished with the promises of subsidies if he accepts a central government plan to build a depot on land near the battered Fukushima Daiichi plant. "I have made an agonising …

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 7:21 pm

Fukushima resentment grows in nearby Japanese city

Satomi Inokoshi worries that her hometown is being spoiled by newcomers that have rolled into Iwaki since the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Posted on 31 August 2014 | 4:10 am

Fukushima fallout: Resentment grows in nearby Japanese city

By Mari Saito and Antoni Slodkowski IWAKI Japan (Reuters) – Like many of her neighbors, Satomi Inokoshi worries that her gritty hometown is being spoiled by the newcomers and the money that have rolled into Iwaki since the Fukushima nuclear disaster almost three and a half years ago. Property prices in Iwaki, about 60 km (36 miles) south of the wrecked nuclear plant, have jumped as evacuees …

Posted on 31 August 2014 | 3:03 am

TEPCO ordered to pay in landmark Fukushima suicide case

Four years after the meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, questions about the lingering physical and mental health toll of the disaster persist.

Posted on 27 August 2014 | 3:15 pm