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Fukushima – Google News

Fukushima radiation has reached US shores – Statesman Journal


Statesman Journal

Fukushima radiation has reached US shores
Statesman Journal
For the first time, seaborne radiation from Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster has been detected on the West Coast of the United States. Cesium-134, the so-called fingerprint of Fukushima, was measured in seawater samples taken from Tillamook Bay and …

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Posted on 8 December 2016 | 2:13 am

Japan to increase loan to Fukushima operator Tepco to $123 billion: source – Reuters


Reuters

Japan to increase loan to Fukushima operator Tepco to $123 billion: source
Reuters
Spiraling costs from the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986 are threatening the viability of the utility known as Tepco and hampering its ability to clean up its wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. The increase in the loan from
Tokyo increases Fukushima operator's interest-free loan limit to $123bn – reportsRT
Tepco Soars 7% As Japan Raises Credit Line For Fukushima Clean-UpBarron’s (blog)
Japan lifts Tepco's credit line to 14tn yenNikkei Asian Review

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Posted on 8 December 2016 | 1:45 am

Japan Wants To Move Everyone Back To Fukushima In The Spring – VICE


VICE

Japan Wants To Move Everyone Back To Fukushima In The Spring
VICE
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has announced plans to clean up Fukushima, the site of a massive 2011 nuclear disaster, and move former residents back by spring 2017. But not everyone wants to go back. “It's not possible in my lifetime,” Katsutaka …

Posted on 7 December 2016 | 9:10 pm

Fukushima Prefecture Captivated the People of New York … – Business Wire (press release)


Business Wire (press release)

Fukushima Prefecture Captivated the People of New York …
Business Wire (press release)
An event to experience genuine Japanese sake, entitled "Thank You from Fukushima Reception -Bonding through Japan's Number One Sake-," was held at the …

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Posted on 7 December 2016 | 4:00 am

Olympics: World baseball-softball body frowns at Fukushima city stadium – THE MAINICHI NEWSPAPERS


Olympics: World baseball-softball body frowns at Fukushima city stadium
THE MAINICHI NEWSPAPERS
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Kyodo) — The World Baseball Softball Confederation is having doubts about the city of Fukushima's infrastructure to host part of the baseball and softball competition at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, sources told Kyodo News on

Posted on 6 December 2016 | 10:25 pm

Experts suspect extension of active faults off Fukushima caused … – The Japan Times


Experts suspect extension of active faults off Fukushima caused …
The Japan Times
The powerful earthquake that struck northeastern Japan and caused tsunami in late November may have been caused by a slip in a zone that may be an …

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Posted on 6 December 2016 | 9:27 am

Radiation in fish off Fukushima tests below detectable level – Asahi Shimbun


Asahi Shimbun

Radiation in fish off Fukushima tests below detectable level
Asahi Shimbun
FUKUSHIMA–Radiation in all seafood caught off Fukushima Prefecture tested below the detectable level in November for the first time since the 2011 nuclear disaster. Species including bass, rockfish and stone flounder–sales of which were banned by the …

Posted on 6 December 2016 | 5:57 am

Japanese worker accidentally turns off reactor cooler at Fukushima nuclear plant – Daily Mail


Daily Mail

Japanese worker accidentally turns off reactor cooler at Fukushima nuclear plant
Daily Mail
A nuclear worker at the Fukushima power plant almost caused another meltdown after accidentally switching off a vital cooling pump to one of its reactors. The worker was passing through a narrow passage way when they knocked off the pump which was …
Fukushima reactor briefly loses cooling during inspectionThe Seattle Times
Government to stay involved in Fukushima plant decommissioningNikkei Asian Review
Fukushima reactor cooling halted after staff errorThe Japan Times
The Japan News
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Posted on 5 December 2016 | 5:07 pm

Fukushima’s voluntary evacuees – The Japan Times


Fukushima's voluntary evacuees
The Japan Times
A citizens' group supporting the people in Fukushima Prefecture who have fled from their homes in the wake of the March 2011 nuclear disaster has submitted a petition to the Diet with nearly 200,000 signatures asking for the continuation of public

Posted on 3 December 2016 | 9:02 am

Earthquake Off Fukushima, Japan, Triggers Tsunami – New York Times


New York Times

Earthquake Off Fukushima, Japan, Triggers Tsunami
New York Times
A tsunami wall under construction near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan on Tuesday after a strong earthquake. Some residents of Fukushima prefecture were ordered to evacuate early Tuesday after the earthquake, which triggered a tsunami.
Japan's Fukushima region rocked by 7.4-magnitude earthquakeWashington Post
Japan: Earthquake triggers tsunami at FukushimaAljazeera.com
Major Earthquake Strikes off FukushimaLive Science
Reuters –Forbes
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Posted on 22 November 2016 | 1:44 am

Fukushima – BingNews

Yokohama gets baseball, softball as IOC decides Tokyo 2020 venues

The Tokyo Games organizing committee did not bring up the possibility of holding a portion of the baseball and softball games in Fukushima Prefecture — a plan previously discussed as an effort to revitalize the region affected by the 2011 earthquake and …

Posted on 7 December 2016 | 10:37 pm

Tokyo increases Fukushima operator’s interest-free loan limit to $123bn – reports

A member of the media, wearing a protective suit and a mask, looks at the No. 3 reactor building at Tokyo Electric Power Co’s (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, Japan. File photo.

Posted on 7 December 2016 | 8:54 pm

Fukushima radiation has reached U.S. shores

For the first time, seaborne radiation from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster has been detected on the West Coast of the United States. Cesium-134, the so-called fingerprint of Fukushima, was measured in seawater samples taken from Tillamook Bay and …

Posted on 7 December 2016 | 5:54 pm

Tepco Soars 7% As Japan Raises Credit Line For Fukushima Clean-Up

Tokyo Electric Power (9501.Japan), or Tepco which operates the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, soared 7.4% in Tokyo today after news reports that the Japanese government will increase its interest-free loan to help Tepco cover the Fukushima clean-up costs.

Posted on 7 December 2016 | 4:57 pm

IOC approves venues for 5 new sports in 2020 Tokyo Games

Discussions are continuing, meanwhile, on the possibility of staging some preliminary-round baseball games in the Fukushima region. Japanese organizers have proposed holding some events in the area to support the country’s recovery from the 2011 …

Posted on 7 December 2016 | 9:26 am

Japan to increase loan to Fukushima operator Tepco to $123 billion – source

TOKYO Japan will increase an interest-free loan to the operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant. Tokyo Electric Power (9501.T), by more than a third to 14 trillion yen ($123 billion), a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday. The increase …

Posted on 7 December 2016 | 4:17 am

14 Things to Do and See in Fukushima

Upon visiting Ouchijuku you will be taken back to the Edo Period more than 400 years ago. The main street of Ouchijiku is surrounded by straw-thatched roof houses reminiscent of that time. During the Edo period, these houses functioned as private homes …

Posted on 7 December 2016 | 4:00 am

Fukushima Prefecture Captivated the People of New York!

An event to experience genuine Japanese sake, entitled “Thank You from Fukushima Reception -Bonding through Japan’s Number One Sake-,” was held at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan, New York on October 19, 2016. In addition to serving as an opportunity …

Posted on 6 December 2016 | 8:10 pm

Blundering worker accidentally TURNS OFF reactor cooler at Fukushima nuclear plant for an hour when he bumps against a switch

A nuclear worker at the Fukushima power plant almost caused another meltdown after accidentally switching off a vital cooling pump to one of its reactors. The worker was passing through a narrow passage way when they knocked off the pump which was …

Posted on 5 December 2016 | 9:05 am

Fukushima Reactor Briefly Loses Cooling During Inspection

One of the melted reactors at the tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant had a temporary loss of cooling Monday when a worker accidentally bumped a switch while passing through a narrow isle of switch panels during an inspection and turned off the …

Posted on 5 December 2016 | 1:31 am