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Fukushima, on se souvient

Fukushima, on se souvient

En cette journée internationale d'action, Greenpeace a tenu à interpeller les dirigeants mondiaux sur les dangers que représente le nucléaire, et ce, dans plus d'une vingtaine de pays. Au…

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One Year After Fukushima: Exelon Nuclear Reaffirms High Level of Safety, Protection (Tony Phyrillas)

One Year After Fukushima: Exelon Nuclear Reaffirms High Level of Safety, ProtectionSource : Tony PhyrillasExplore : Asia, Japan, World

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Discovery – Fukushima nuclear accident – BBC News

Mainichi Daily NewsDiscovery – Fukushima nuclear accidentBBC NewsThe scientific legacy of the Fukushima nuclear accident, how to decontaminate land polluted with radioactive fall out, and why local people don't believe officials who say the situati…

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A Year After Fukushima, Fears About Aging Nuclear Plants Emerge – WBUR

WBURA Year After Fukushima, Fears About Aging Nuclear Plants EmergeWBUR23, 2012 in Montpelier, Vt. (AP) A year ago this weekend, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan experienced a full meltdown in the wake of a devastating earthquake and …

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It’s not just Fukushima: mass disaster evacuations challenge planners – Nature.com

Nature.comIt's not just Fukushima: mass disaster evacuations challenge plannersNature.comThe Fukushima evacuation zone raises the issue of what would happen during an evacuation in heavily populated US metropolises during a nuclear meltdown. More t…

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The Fukushima Aftermath Has Led To A New Japanese Crisis (The Money Game)

… up running slower or even shutting down, productivity declines, and work can stagnate. Before the Fukushima disaster, Japan relied on nuclear power for 30% of its total electricity production. As of March 26, 2012, that number is going to be 0%. Ja…

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The Fallout: Fukushima nuclear plant a year after earthquake – msnbc.com

The Fallout: Fukushima nuclear plant a year after earthquakemsnbc.comNearly a year after a tsunami and 9.0 magnitude earthquake hit Japan, NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel travels to the evacuation zone surrounding the Fukushima Daiic…

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Fukushima, 1 an après – Les conséquences sanitaires de l’accident

Fukushima, 1 an après – Les conséquences sanitaires de l'accident

Présentation de Jean-René Jourdain, adjoint à la Directrice de la protection de l'homme, lors du point presse organisé le 28 f&eacute…

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Vietnam defies post-Fukushima qualms and pursues nuclear generation program – Calgary Herald

Vietnam defies post-Fukushima qualms and pursues nuclear generation programCalgary HeraldVietnam is bucking post-Fukushima anxiety in Asia over the safety of nuclear power and plans to build 14 reactors by 2030. Even as the drama at the Japanese nuclea…

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Fukushima, 1 an après – Bilan des conséquences environnementales de l’accident

Fukushima, 1 an après – Bilan des conséquences environnementales de l'accident

Présentation de Didier Champion, Directeur de la crise à l'IRSN, lors du point presse organisé le 28 février 2012 &agrav…

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Fukushima, 1 an après – Situation des installations nucléaires

Fukushima, 1 an après – Situation des installations nucléaires

Présentation de Thierry Charles, Directeur général adjoint chargé de la sûreté des installations et des systèmes nucl&eacute…

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One Year After Fukushima: Exelon Nuclear Reaffirms High Level of Safety … – PR Newswire (press release)

One Year After Fukushima: Exelon Nuclear Reaffirms High Level of Safety …PR Newswire (press release)"Since last March, we have taken the learnings from Fukushima, critically assessed our operations and taken immediate actions," he said. &qu…

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One Year After Fukushima: Exelon Nuclear Reaffirms High Level of Safety, Protection (PR News Wire)

WARRENVILLE, Ill., March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Exelon Nuclear has added seven mobile, high-volume diesel-driven pumps at its nuclear energy facilities, among thousands of equipment purchases, upgrades, and validations completed at Exelon’s 10 plants …

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Fukushima aftermath (Saltzafrazz)

Fukushima Health Impact: Minimal? — WSJ Some good news: Of the first 10,000 people exposed to radioactive plumes in the wake of the Fukushima accident—those assumed to have the highest levels of radiation exposure—only 73 had exposure higher than …

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Post-Fukushima atomic safety to loom large at nuclear security summit (Michele Kearney’s Nuclear Wire)

Post-Fukushima atomic safety to loom large at nuclear security summit Yonhap News The vulnerability of nuclear power plants was highlighted when a giant quake and tsunami ravaged the Fukushima plants last March, triggering the world’s worst nuclear cri…

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Deniers Trotted Out for Fukushima One-Year Anniversary While Experts Find … – OB Rag

OB RagDeniers Trotted Out for Fukushima One-Year Anniversary While Experts Find …OB Ragby Michael Steinberg on March 5, 2012 · 0 comments With the first anniversary of the Fukushima disaster approaching, expect a barrage of “experts” braying tha…

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Lessons from the Excessive Fear of Fukushima (Bigthink – Site Features Feed)

A year ago a terrible earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear power disaster in Japan gripped the world’s attention for weeks. The news is already full of stories about the anniversary of those frightening events, and lessons learned. Here’s one. The word…

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Radiation contour map of the Fukushima Daiichi accident, via… (cousas d’opaco)

Radiation contour map of the Fukushima Daiichi accident , via tentekiSource : cousas d’opacoExplore : Asia, Japan, World

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What if the Fukushima nuclear fallout crisis had happened here? (Michele Kearney’s Nuclear Wire)

What if the Fukushima nuclear fallout crisis had happened here? http://www.nrdc.org/nuclear/fallout/Source : Michele Kearney’s Nuclear WireExplore : Asia, Japan, World

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Japan power company shareholders file record lawsuit over Fukushima nuclear crisis (JURIST)

[JURIST] A group of shareholders in the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) [corporate website] on Monday filed a USD $67 billion lawsuit against TEPCO officials for failing to prevent the March 2011 disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant [IA…

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Shinchi, Fukushima: Why did you volunteer to come to Fukushima with Photohoku? (Japan Times)

Kana SuzukiShiatsu masseuse, 31 (Japanese)On March 11, I was overseas so I felt disconnected to what happened in Tohoku. I really wanted to do something to help. So I came here to feel closer and see the smiles of the local people. Katsumi SaikiEvent p…

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1 year after Fukushima – Science Codex

1 year after FukushimaScience CodexThe Fukushima disaster happened one year ago – the impacts are not over yet, neither in Japan nor in Germany. Immediately after the reactor accident became known, KIT established working groups that are still proces…

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One year later, Japan cleans up radiation zone – USA TODAY

USA TODAYOne year later, Japan cleans up radiation zoneUSA TODAYFUKUSHIMA, Japan (AP) – Workers in rubber boots chip at the frozen ground, scraping until they've removed the top 2 inches (5 centimeters) of radioactive soil from the yard of a sing…

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The next Fukushima nuclear disaster is waiting to happen (The Greenpeace weblog)

Greenpeace activists in 19 countries took action today to remind their governments that the next Fukushima disaster will be their fault. The nuclear disaster at Fukushima has shown us once again that nuclear reactors are fundamentally unsafe. That’s wh…

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Japan ‘astonishingly unprepared’ for Fukushima disaster (Cnet)

With the one-year anniversary of Japan’s nuclear disaster approaching, an independent panel says Tepco and the nuclear industry had a false sense of security. [Read more]Source : CnetExplore : Asia, Japan, Technology, World

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Update from ANS: A Fukushima investigative scorecard (Michele Kearney’s Nuclear Wire)

A Fukushima investigative scorecard By pbowersox on Mar 05, 2012 01:00 am by Leslie Corrice Since the Fukushima accident last March, several Japanese investigative groups have been created to try to establish what actually happened. As the number of gr…

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Shareholders file $67 bln lawsuit against Tepco executives – Reuters

AFPShareholders file $67 bln lawsuit against Tepco executivesReutersBy Yoko Kubota | TOKYO, March 5 (Reuters) – Shareholders of Tokyo Electric Power Co Inc, operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in northeast Japan, are suing the utility'…

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Fukushima, ça n’arrive pas qu’aux autres…

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A Fukushima investigative scorecard (Michele Kearney’s Nuclear Wire)

A Fukushima investigative scorecard Posted on March 5, 2012 by pbowersox | Leave a comment by Leslie Corrice Since the Fukushima accident last March, several Japanese investigative groups have been created to try to establish what actually happened. As…

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Ordinary Life in Fukushima After a Year – allvoices

Ordinary Life in Fukushima After a YearallvoicesA Yoshida couple, both are my friends, have been assisting those people particularly in Fukushima area. Michiyo, the wife, established their small NPO called 'Asian Neighbors' which was created be…

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Fears for Safety at Fukushima One Year On – Discovery News

Mainichi Daily NewsFears for Safety at Fukushima One Year OnDiscovery NewsIt could take perhaps 40 years to clean up the nuclear Fukushima Daiichi plant. Engineers, nuclear experts and ordinary electricians are among the 3600 people working at the plan…

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Japan cleans up radiation zone, unsure of success (Arizona Republic)

FUKUSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Workers in rubber boots chip at the frozen ground, scraping until they’ve removed the top 2 inches (5 centimeters) of radioactive soil from the yard of a single home. Total amount of waste gathered: roughly 60 tons….Source : …

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State’s 2 nuclear plants will get post-Fukushima upgrades (Star Tribune)

Changes in U.S. plants could take several years — too long and not enough, say critics.Source : Star TribuneExplore : Asia, Business, Japan, World

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Japan decontaminates towns near tsunami-hit nuclear plant, unsure costly … – Washington Post

Majiros News l Japan NewsJapan decontaminates towns near tsunami-hit nuclear plant, unsure costly …Washington PostFUKUSHIMA, Japan — Workers in rubber boots chip at the frozen ground, scraping until they've removed the top 2 inches (5 centimete…

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Shareholders Sue Fukushima Plant Operator For $67b – Jakarta Globe

Jakarta GlobeShareholders Sue Fukushima Plant Operator For $67bJakarta GlobeShareholders have filed a $67 billion lawsuit against Fukushima operator Tokyo Electric and Power Co. alleging that the power company failed to take necessary tsunami-preventio…

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Activists mark 1st anniversary of Fukushima nuclear disaster in Indonesia (People Daily)

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‘Japan was totally unprepared for Fukushima’ – Indiatalkies.com (India Talkies)

Tokyo, March 5: Japanese agencies were thoroughly « unprepared » for the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on March 11 last year, says an independent investigation coming a year after the disastrous event that also shut down the Daiichi nuclear po…

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Seoul summit to focus on nuclear safety after Fukushima – Times LIVE

Times LIVESeoul summit to focus on nuclear safety after FukushimaTimes LIVE(TEPCO) worker (2nd L) explains the situation of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to journalists in Fukushima prefecture. File picture South Korea's foreig…

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Greenpeace marks anniversary of Fukushima disaster – China Daily

China DailyGreenpeace marks anniversary of Fukushima disasterChina DailyJAKARTA – Greenpeace on Monday launched week-long global series of activities across Southeast Asia to commemorate the first anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, a press …

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Anxious Fukushima town residents await review of no-go zone – Mainichi Daily News

WBURAnxious Fukushima town residents await review of no-go zoneMainichi Daily NewsOKUMA, Fukushima — This town frequently witnesses many vehicles carrying workers to and from the crippled Fukushima No.1 Nuclear Power Plant. Okuma has a total area of a…

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Fukushima village comes together for radioactive cleanup and recovery project – Mainichi Daily News

Mainichi Daily NewsFukushima village comes together for radioactive cleanup and recovery projectMainichi Daily NewsA school crossing sign is seen next to an empty road in the village of Iitate, Fukushima Prefecture — part of the no-go zone around the …

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Medical personnel quitting Fukushima due to lingering fears of radiation exposure – Mainichi Daily News

Mainichi Daily NewsMedical personnel quitting Fukushima due to lingering fears of radiation exposureMainichi Daily NewsOne-year-old Himari, center, held by her mother Tomomi Sato, left, undergoes a radiation screening test at the welfare office in Oyam…

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Fukushima city sees more patients with insomnia, high blood pressure: survey – Mainichi Daily News

Fukushima city sees more patients with insomnia, high blood pressure: surveyMainichi Daily NewsFUKUSHIMA — The rate of insomnia and high blood pressure among people in this city had grown significantly in the first six months since the outbreak of the…

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Greenpeace Marks 1st Anniversary Of Fukushima Nuclear Disaster – Bernama

Greenpeace International (blog)Greenpeace Marks 1st Anniversary Of Fukushima Nuclear DisasterBernamaJAKARTA, March 5 (Bernama) — Greenpeace on Monday launched week-long global series of activities across Southeast Asia to commemorate the first anniver…

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Greenpeace Marks 1st Anniversary of Fukushima Nuclear Disaster – CRIENGLISH.com

Greenpeace Marks 1st Anniversary of Fukushima Nuclear DisasterCRIENGLISH.comGreenpeace on Monday launched week-long global series of activities across Southeast Asia to commemorate the first anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, a press statem…

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Vietnam undeterred by Fukushima – Vancouver Sun

The AgeVietnam undeterred by FukushimaVancouver SunVietnam is bucking post-Fukushima anxiety in Asia over the safety of nuclear power and plans to build 14 reactors by 2030. Even as the drama at the Japanese nuclear plant was unfolding a year ago, Viet…

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Fukushima spawned from alien shape shifters with human collaborators (The Debris Field)

OK… The Canadian National Newspaper: Fukushima spawned from alien shape shifters with human collaboratorsSource : The Debris FieldExplore : Asia, Japan, World

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Post-Fukushima atomic safety to loom large at nuclear security summit – Yonhap News

Yonhap NewsPost-Fukushima atomic safety to loom large at nuclear security summitYonhap NewsSEOUL, March 5 (Yonhap) — The question of how to strengthen global nuclear safety in the wake of Japan's Fukushima disaster will loom large as more than 50 …

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Fukushima Anniversary bike ride planned (Virtual Lancaster News Blog)

On Saturday 10th March Heysham Anti Nuclear Alliance , families and community members will undertake a seven-mile bicycle ride from Lancaster to Heysham Nuclear Power Station Nature Reserve to mark the one year anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disa…

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Deniers Shuttled Out For Fukushima One Year Anniversary, Others Find Spike In … – Bay Area Indymedia

Deniers Shuttled Out For Fukushima One Year Anniversary, Others Find Spike In …Bay Area Indymediaby Michael Steinberg With the first anniversary of the Fukushima disaster approaching, expect a barrage of “experts” braying that there was little to…

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Lessons From Fukushima – WBUR

NewsweekLessons From FukushimaWBURYoichi Funabashi, the man who led Japan's top investigation into the Fukushima nuclear disaster gives us the inside story on a national tragedy. In this image made from Japan's NTV/NNN Japan television, smoke a…

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Deniers Shuttled Out For Fukushima One Year Anniversary, Others Find Spike In US Deaths (Indybay newswire)

With the first anniversary of the Fukushima disaster approaching, expect a barrage of « experts » braying that there was little to no damage to human health as a result of Fukushima’s radioactive releases. But others say thousands have already died in th…

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Last man standing in Fukushima – Daily News & Analysis

Telegraph.co.ukLast man standing in FukushimaDaily News & AnalysisBy Julian Ryall | Place: Fukushima, Japan | Agency: The Daily Telegraph No effort has been made to repair the facade of the Matsuya pharmacy on Tomioka's main street, while the glass…

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Japanese prime minister talks economy, rebuilding efforts – CNN International

Sin Chew Jit PohJapanese prime minister talks economy, rebuilding effortsCNN InternationalPrime Minister Yoshihiko Noda discussed the economy, reconstruction and the lessons of the triple meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear plant. "There will be man…

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Heroes of Japan’s Nuclear Disaster All but Forgotten – Daily Beast

Daily BeastHeroes of Japan's Nuclear Disaster All but ForgottenDaily BeastThe 'Fukushima 50' are all but forgotten a year after a tsunami crippled one of Japan's biggest nuclear facilities. Koichi Nakagawa* sometimes wonders if he shoul…

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Minn.’s 2 nuclear plants will get post-Fukushima upgrades (StarTribune.com)

Changes in U.S. plants could take several years — too long and not enough, say critics.Source : StarTribune.comExplore : Asia, Japan, World

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Minn.’s 2 nuclear plants will get post-Fukushima upgrades – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Telegraph.co.ukMinn.'s 2 nuclear plants will get post-Fukushima upgradesMinneapolis Star TribuneLike other US nuclear plant owners, Xcel Energy is buying more diesel pumps and portable generators that could be quickly deployed at its Monticello and…

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Minn.’s 2 nuclear plants will get post-Fukushima upgrades (Star Tribune)

Changes in U.S. plants could take several years — too long and not enough, say critics.Source : Star TribuneExplore : Asia, Japan, States, US, World

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Fukushima, One Year Later: Just How Bad Was the Threat? (Time)

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Vietnam defies post-Fukushima qualms and pursues nuclear generation program – Vancouver Sun

Vietnam defies post-Fukushima qualms and pursues nuclear generation programVancouver SunVietnam is bucking post-Fukushima anxiety in Asia over the safety of nuclear power and plans to build 14 reactors by 2030. Even as the drama at the Japanese nuclear…

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Vietnam defies post-Fukushima qualms and pursues nuclear generation program – Vancouver Sun

Vietnam defies post-Fukushima qualms and pursues nuclear generation programVancouver SunVietnam is bucking post-Fukushima anxiety in Asia over the safety of nuclear power and plans to build 14 reactors by 2030. Even as the drama at the Japanese nuclear…

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Daunting challenge of Fukushima clean-up – BBC News

BBC NewsDaunting challenge of Fukushima clean-upBBC NewsBy Julian Siddle BBC Radio Science Unit At a site above Oruda primary school on the outskirts of Fukushima city, local council workers and volunteers are engaged in a mass clean up operation. The …

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Daunting challenge of Fukushima clean-up – BBC News

BBC NewsDaunting challenge of Fukushima clean-upBBC NewsBy Julian Siddle BBC Radio Science Unit At a clean up site above Oruda primary school on the outskirts of Fukushima city, local council workers and volunteers are engaged in a mass clean up operat…

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Daunting challenge of Fukushima clean-up (BBC News )

How much progress is Japan making with Fukushima clean-up?Source : BBC News Explore : Asia, Japan, World

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The US Government Is Banking on Small Nuclear Reactors for Future Energy [Nuclear] (Gizmodo)

Ever since Fukushima , nuclear power has not been a warmly-received concept when it comes to energy solutions. But still, small modular reactors have remained one iteration of nuclear power that people are optimistic about due to their relative safety …

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Japan tsunami anniversary: The man and his menagerie left behind in Fukushima – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukJapan tsunami anniversary: The man and his menagerie left behind in FukushimaTelegraph.co.ukBy Julian Ryall, Fukushima Weeds are growing through the pavement and telegraph poles are canted at odd angles across the road. A few miles south…

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Japan tsunami anniversary: The man and his menagerie left behind in Fukushima (The Telegraph)

No effort has been made to repair the facade of the Matsuya pharmacy on Tomioka’s main street, while the glass and plastic panels from the game centre still lie shattered on its forecourt one year after the town was rocked by the Great East Japan Earth…

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Time Magazine IQ Dropping At The Highest… (Tom Nelson)

Time Magazine IQ Dropping At The Highest Rate In The Last 300 Million Years | Real Science What utter stupidity. Ocean pH varies by a much larger amount than that from month to month, and is regularly lower than 7.8. Monterrey Bay shows no trend in pH …

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