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Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Update for January 3rd – January 5th, 2012 (Eco Friendly Mag)

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Fukushima exposes contradictions / Nuclear crisis prompts govt to rethink … – The Daily Yomiuri

DAWN.comFukushima exposes contradictions / Nuclear crisis prompts govt to rethink …The Daily YomiuriThe government's moves to overhaul the state's nuclear policy were prompted by serious contradictions discovered in that policy, as a result o…

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Japan May Nationalize Its Nuclear Power Plants (Inhabitat)

Japan’s Yomiuri newspaper has reported that the Japanese government is looking to nationalize the nation’s nuclear power plants. Trade and industry minister Yukio Edano announced the still unfinalized decision which is being considered in the wake …

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The effects of Fukushima on the construction of new nuclear power plants (EU Energy Policy Blog)

The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s forecasts can be used as a pre-fukushima baseline scenario. They use the year 2035 as their terminal year. This is unfortunate and potentially misleading. Many existing nuclear plants (essentially all exis…

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This Trailer Can Clean a Ton of Fukushima’s Radioactive Water in an Hour – Gizmodo

This Trailer Can Clean a Ton of Fukushima's Radioactive Water in an HourGizmodoCleanup efforts around the tsunami-damaged Fukushima nuclear plant are expected to require decades—up to fifty years, in fact. However, if a new radiation decontaminat…

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This Trailer Can Clean a Ton of Fukushima’s Radioactive Water in an Hour [Video] (Gizmodo)

Cleanup efforts around the tsunami-damaged Fukushima nuclear plant are expected to require decades—up to fifty years, in fact. However, if a new radiation decontamination technology from Toshiba and IHI pans out, that date will come much, much sooner…

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The Fukushima black box A dangerous lack of urgency in drawing lessons from Japan’s nuclear disaster (Michele Kearney’s Nuclear Wire)

The Fukushima black box A dangerous lack of urgency in drawing lessons from Japan’s nuclear disasterSource : Michele Kearney’s Nuclear WireExplore : Asia, Japan, World

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NGO uses chocolate to support Fukushima kids (Japan Times)

A nongovernmental group that in 2006 launched an annual chocolate-selling campaign to support child cancer patients in Iraq will use a portion of this year’s proceeds to help children in Fukushima Prefecture. « We received many messages of support from …

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Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Update for January 3rd – January 5th, 2012 (The Greenpeace weblog)

(This post is by Christine McCann) Here’s the latest of our news bulletins from the ongoing crisis at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. State of Nuclear Politics in Japan Speaking before the nation in his annual New Year’s Day addres…

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Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review – Nuclear Street – Nuclear Power Portal (blog)

Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly ReviewNuclear Street – Nuclear Power Portal (blog)After tests of last year's crop revealed that rice cultivated in some parts of Fukushima Prefecture contained levels of cesium above the 500 Bq/kg regulatory l…

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Japan plans 40-year limit on reactors’ life, with exceptions – Reuters

www.worldbulletin.netJapan plans 40-year limit on reactors' life, with exceptionsReutersThe plan is part of a revision in a law on nuclear plant operations following a devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami that triggered meltdowns at the Fuku…

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Bills set to tighten nuke safety rules – The Japan Times

DAWN.comBills set to tighten nuke safety rulesThe Japan TimesReactors 1, 2 and 3 at the Fukushima No. 1 plant, all of which experienced meltdowns in March, began operating in 1971, 1974 and 1976. The government also plans to strengthen the independence…

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Fukushima: A Crime against Humanity – Canadian National Newspaper

Canadian National NewspaperFukushima: A Crime against HumanityCanadian National NewspaperA newly released report on the Fukushima nuclear crisis says it was down to the plant's operators being ill-prepared and not responding properly to the earthqu…

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Japan May Nationalize Nuclear Power Plants, Edano Tells Yomiuri – Bloomberg

Bikya MasrJapan May Nationalize Nuclear Power Plants, Edano Tells YomiuriBloomberg(9501) and other atomic plant operators have benefited from lower operating costs, yet the government is stepping in to help compensate those affected by the Fukushima nu…

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Nuclear review raises questions – Chattanooga Times Free Press

Chattanooga Times Free PressNuclear review raises questionsChattanooga Times Free Press"The cost at Fukushima is being estimated at $54 billion now, and it could go higher. We're living on borrowed time if we have all these spent fuel rods pil…

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NGO to support Fukushima kids via chocolate-selling campaign – Mainichi Daily News

NGO to support Fukushima kids via chocolate-selling campaignMainichi Daily NewsTOKYO (Kyodo) — A Japanese nongovernmental group, which in 2006 launched an annual chocolate-selling campaign to support pediatric cancer patients in Iraq, said Thursday it…

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The Inside Story Of Germany’s Incredible Green Power Revolution (The Money Game)

Following the disaster at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear facility in March, the quickest European nation to react was Germany, suspending the operation of some of its oldest nuclear facilities before eventually announcing plans for an energy revolution. The…

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Domestic robots failed to ride to rescue after No. 1 plant blew – The Japan Times

The Japan TimesDomestic robots failed to ride to rescue after No. 1 plant blewThe Japan TimesBy HIROKO NAKATA After the March 11 tsunami slammed into the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant and wrecked three reactors, many people expected the nation's cu…

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Domestic robots failed to ride to rescue after No. 1 plant blew – The Japan Times

The Japan TimesDomestic robots failed to ride to rescue after No. 1 plant blewThe Japan TimesBy HIROKO NAKATA After the March 11 tsunami slammed into the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant and wrecked three reactors, many people expected the nation's cu…

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Tokyo exodus nuke report’s worst scenario – The Japan Times

Tokyo exodus nuke report's worst scenarioThe Japan TimesBy REIJI YOSHIDA Areas as far as 170 km away from the Fukushima nuclear plant faced the potential risk of being declared permanent evacuation zones, according to a worst-case scenario drawn up…

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Tokyo exodus nuke report’s worst scenario – The Japan Times

Tokyo exodus nuke report's worst scenarioThe Japan TimesBy REIJI YOSHIDA Areas as far as 170 km away from the Fukushima nuclear plant faced the potential risk of being declared permanent evacuation zones, according to a worst-case scenario drawn up…

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Key nuclear liaison office opens in Fukushima – The Japan Times

Key nuclear liaison office opens in FukushimaThe Japan TimesFUKUSHIMA — The Environment Ministry has opened an office in the city of Fukushima to spearhead the effort to scrub buildings, soil and waste contaminated with radioactive materials in areas…

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Family Torn Apart By Irrational Fear of Radiation (Japan Probe)

The Asahi reports about a German citizen who made his family flee Tokyo after the Fukushima nuclear accident. It would seem that, despite the overwhelming evidence that a radioactive doomsday never occurred, some people who fled are still afraid of liv…

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