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Social-network gaffes plague Japanese politicians (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

Social-network gaffes plague Japanese politicians Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 4:35 am, Wednesday, June 19, 2013 In the latest …

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High levels of radiation found in groundwater at Fukushima – CBC.ca

High levels of radiation found in groundwater at Fukushima
CBC.ca
High levels of a toxic substance called strontium-90 have been found in groundwater at the devastated Fukushima Daiichi power plant in Japan — coming to light even as the country moves closer to bringing its nuclear reactors back online. Strontium-90

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High levels of radiation found in groundwater at Fukushima – CBC.ca

High levels of radiation found in groundwater at Fukushima
CBC.ca
High levels of a toxic substance called strontium-90 have been found in groundwater at the devastated Fukushima Daiichi power plant in Japan — coming to light even as the country moves closer to bringing its nuclear reactors back online. Strontium-90

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Highly radioactive groundwater found at Fukushima nuclear plant – euronews

euronewsHighly radioactive groundwater found at Fukushima nuclear planteuronewsThe radio active isotope tritium has also been registered at elevated levels. The Fukushima nuclear plant was crippled by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami and has recently de…

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Highly radioactive groundwater found at Fukushima nuclear plant – euronews

euronewsHighly radioactive groundwater found at Fukushima nuclear planteuronewsThe radio active isotope tritium has also been registered at elevated levels. The Fukushima nuclear plant was crippled by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami and has recently de…

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Solar energy exploding in Japan (the tap)

… Japan’s long-foundering economy. http://www.guardian.co.uk/ world/2013/jun/18/japan-solar- energy-fukushima-nuclear- renewable-abe The Tap Blog is a collective of like-minded researchers and writers who’ve joined forces to distribute information an…

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Japan finds highly toxic strontium-90 in Fukushima groundwater – Raw Story


Raw Story
Japan finds highly toxic strontium-90 in Fukushima groundwater
Raw Story
TOKYO (Reuters) – High levels of a toxic substance called strontium-90 have been found in groundwater at the devastated Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, the utility that runs the facility said on Wednesday. Strontium-90 is a by-product of the

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Japan finds highly toxic strontium-90 in Fukushima groundwater (Raw Story)

By Osamu Tsukimori and Yuka Obayashi TOKYO (Reuters) – High levels of a toxic substance called strontium-90 have been found in groundwater at the devastated Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, the utility that runs the facility said on Wednesday. Strontium-90 is a by-product of the fission of uranium and plutonium in nuclear reactors as well as nuclear weapons, the U.S. Environmental…

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Japan finds highly toxic substance in Fukushima groundwater – Times of India

Japan finds highly toxic substance in Fukushima groundwaterTimes of IndiaTOKYO: High levels of a toxic substance called strontium-90 have been found in groundwater at the devastated Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, the utility that runs the faci…

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Cancer-causing radioactive substances in groundwater at Fukushima nuclear … – NEWS.com.au

Cancer-causing radioactive substances in groundwater at Fukushima nuclear …NEWS.com.auCANCER-causing radioactive substances have been found in groundwater at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, its Japanese operator said today, as it pledged to pre…

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Toxic substance found in Fukushima water – Irish Times

Toxic substance found in Fukushima waterIrish TimesHigh levels of a toxic substance called strontium-90 have been found in groundwater at the devastated Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, the utility that operates the facility said today. Strontiu…

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Toxic substance found in Fukushima water – Irish Times

Toxic substance found in Fukushima waterIrish TimesHigh levels of a toxic substance called strontium-90 have been found in groundwater at the devastated Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, the utility that operates the facility said today. Strontiu…

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Politician apologises for Fukushima gaffe – News24

Politician apologises for Fukushima gaffe
News24
Tokyo – The policy chief of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling party apologised on Wednesday and withdrew remarks that appeared to make light of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, adding it was up to the premier whether she would keep her job.

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ASIA > Toxic radiation in groundwater at Fukushima: Operator – Hurriyet Daily News

ASIA > Toxic radiation in groundwater at Fukushima: OperatorHurriyet Daily NewsCancer-causing radioactive substances have been found in groundwater at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, its Japanese operator said Wednesday, as it pledged to preve…

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Radioactive Strontium-90 found in groundwater near Fukushima nuclear reactor (World News)

TOKYO, Japan – High levels of toxic Strontium-90 have been found in groundwater at the tsunami-stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant, its operator said Wednesday. Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco), which has been struggling to clean up the plant, said nearly 30 times the permitted l …

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Japan ruling party exec apologizes for Fukushima disaster gaffe – GlobalPost

Japan ruling party exec apologizes for Fukushima disaster gaffe
GlobalPost
TOKYO (Reuters) – The policy chief of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling party apologized on Wednesday and withdrew remarks that appeared to make light of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, adding it was up to the premier whether she would 

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National University Corporation Fukushima University Profile (Office of International Affairs)

… location for those wanting to experiencing “real Japan”. Official website: http://english.adb.fukushima-u.ac.jp/index.html For more information please download the documents here

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Fukushima groundwater contains toxin (IOL)

High levels of a toxic substance called strontium-90 have been found in the groundwater near Japan’s devastated Fukushima nuclear power plant.

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Japan ruling party exec apologises for Fukushima disaster gaffe – Straits Times


Straits Times
Japan ruling party exec apologises for Fukushima disaster gaffe
Straits Times
An aerial view of the reactor buildings at Tokyo Electric Power Co’s tsunami-crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant in Fukushima on March 11, 2013. The policy chief of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling party apologised on Wednesday, June 19, 
LDP policy chief claims ‘no deaths’ related to Fukushima disaster while urging The Japan Daily Press
NRA says quake not responsible for damage to Fukushima cooling condensersAsahi Shimbun
LDP policy chief retracts Fukushima commentsThe Japan Times
RTT News -Columbia Journalism Review (blog)
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REFILE-Japan ruling party exec apologises for Fukushima disaster gaffe – Reuters AlertNet (blog)


Wall Street Journal
REFILE-Japan ruling party exec apologises for Fukushima disaster gaffe
Reuters AlertNet (blog)
TOKYO, June 19 (Reuters) – The policy chief of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling party apologised on Wednesday and withdrew remarks that appeared to make light of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, adding it was up to the premier whether she 
LDP policy chief claims ‘no deaths’ related to Fukushima disaster while urging The Japan Daily Press
NRA says quake not responsible for damage to Fukushima cooling condensersAsahi Shimbun
NRA denies 3/11 quake damaged condenser pipes at Fukushima No. 1The Japan Times
GlobalPost -Globe and Mail -Straits Times
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REFILE-Japan ruling party exec apologises for Fukushima disaster gaffe (Reuters UK)

TOKYO, June 19 (Reuters) – The policy chief of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling party apologised on Wednesday and withdrew remarks that appeared to make light of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, adding it was up to the premier whether she wou…

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Toxic radiation in groundwater at Fukushima: operator – Fox News

Toxic radiation in groundwater at Fukushima: operator
Fox News
TOKYO (AFP) – Cancer-causing radioactive substances have been found in groundwater at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, its Japanese operator said on Wednesday, as it pledged to prevent it getting into the sea. Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) 

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Toxic radiation in groundwater at Fukushima: operator (PhysOrg.com)

Cancer-causing radioactive substances have been found in groundwater at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, its Japanese operator said on Wednesday, as it pledged to prevent it getting into the sea.Source : PhysOrg.comExplore : Asia, Japan, Sciences…

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Fukushima nuke plant’s groundwater has high toxic levels: Report – Zee News

Fukushima nuke plant’s groundwater has high toxic levels: Report
Zee News
A 9.0-magnitude earthquake and ensuing massive tsunami ravaged Japan’s northeast coast in March 2011, leaving 19,000 dead and sparking meltdowns at the Fukushima plant, some 220 kilometres northeast of Tokyo. Fukushima nuke plant’s groundwater 

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Japan finds highly toxic strontium in Fukushima groundwater – ABC Online

Japan finds highly toxic strontium in Fukushima groundwaterABC OnlineHigh levels of a toxic substance called strontium-90 have been found in groundwater at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. Strontium-90 is a by-product of the fission of urani…

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Japan finds highly toxic strontium in Fukushima groundwater – ABC Online

Japan finds highly toxic strontium in Fukushima groundwaterABC OnlineHigh levels of a toxic substance called strontium-90 have been found in groundwater at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. Strontium-90 is a by-product of the fission of urani…

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High levels of toxic radioactive isotope found in Fukushima groundwater (Panarmenian)

Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) said tests showed strontium-90 was present at 30 times the legal rate.Source : PanarmenianExplore : Armenia, Asia, Business, World

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Honda robot to take Fukushima plant checks to new level – Asahi Shimbun

Honda robot to take Fukushima plant checks to new levelAsahi ShimbunHonda Motor Co. has developed a nimble robot that can reach into nooks and crannies of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant as part of the process to decommission the react…

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Fukushima groundwater shows high strontium contamination – Deutsche Welle

Fukushima groundwater shows high strontium contamination
Deutsche Welle
Fukushima groundwater shows high strontium contamination. Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant operator TEPCO says « very high » levels of radioactive strontium-90 have been found in groundwater, two years after reactor meltdowns. But it had not leaked into 

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Fukushima groundwater shows high strontium contamination – Deutsche Welle

Fukushima groundwater shows high strontium contamination
Deutsche Welle
Fukushima groundwater shows high strontium contamination. Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant operator TEPCO says « very high » levels of radioactive strontium-90 have been found in groundwater, two years after reactor meltdowns. But it had not leaked into 

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Fukushima groundwater shows high strontium contamination (Deutsche Welle: DW-WORLD.DE)

Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant operator TEPCO says « very high » levels of radioactive strontium-90 have been found in groundwater, two years after reactor meltdowns. But it had not leaked into the ocean nearby.Source : Deutsche Welle: DW-WORLD.DEExplor…

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Osamu Tsukimori and Yuka Obayashi, Reuters – London Free Press

Osamu Tsukimori and Yuka Obayashi, Reuters
London Free Press
A worker takes radiation readings on the window of a bus at the screening point of the Tokyo Electric Power Company’s (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima prefecture June 12, 2013. (REUTERS/Toshifumi 

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Fukushima nuclear plant: Toxic isotope found in groundwater – BBC News


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Fukushima nuclear plant: Toxic isotope found in groundwater
BBC News
High levels of a toxic radioactive isotope have been found in groundwater at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant, its operator says. Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) said tests showed Strontium-90 was present at 30 times the legal rate. The radioactive 
High Level of Radioactive Strontium Found in Groundwater Near Fukushima PlantNew York Times
Radioactive Strontium-90 found in groundwater near Fukushima nuclear reactorNBCNews.com (blog)
Fukushima groundwater shows high strontium contaminationDeutsche Welle
Reuters -The Atlantic Cities -Fox News
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Toxic substance in Fukushima water (BBC News )

High levels of a toxic radioactive isotope, strontium-90, have been found in groundwater at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant, its operator says.Source : BBC News Explore : Asia, Japan, World

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Toxic radiation in groundwater at Fukushima – Capital FM Kenya

Toxic radiation in groundwater at Fukushima
Capital FM Kenya
TOKYO, June 19 – Cancer-causing radioactive substances have been found in groundwater at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, its Japanese operator said Wednesday, as it pledged to prevent it getting into the sea. Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) 

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Japan formally OKs new nuke safety requirements (Miami Herald)

Japan’s nuclear watchdog has formally approved new safety requirements for atomic plants, paving the way for the reopening of facilities shut down since the Fukushima disaster.Source : Miami HeraldExplore : Asia, Japan, World

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Japan formally OKs new nuke safety requirements (Boston Globe)

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s nuclear watchdog has formally approved new safety requirements for atomic plants, paving the way for the reopening of facilities shut down since the Fukushima disaster.

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Japan formally OKs new nuke safety requirements (kansascity.com)

Japan’s nuclear watchdog has formally approved new safety requirements for atomic plants, paving the way for the reopening of facilities shut down since the Fukushima disaster.Source : kansascity.comExplore : Asia, Japan, World

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Japan formally OKs new nuke safety requirements (Seattle Times)

Japan’s nuclear watchdog has formally approved new safety requirements for atomic plants, paving the way for the reopening of facilities shut down since the Fukushima disaster.Source : Seattle TimesExplore : Asia, Japan, World

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Japan formally OKs new nuke safety requirements (San Diego Union)

Japan’s nuclear watchdog has formally approved new safety requirements for atomic plants, paving the way for the reopening of facilities shut down since the Fukushima disaster.Source : San Diego UnionExplore : Asia, Japan, World

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Highly toxic substance found in Fukushima groundwater – TVNZ

Highly toxic substance found in Fukushima groundwaterTVNZHigh levels of a toxic substance called strontium-90 have been found in groundwater at the devastated Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, the utility that operates the facility says. Strontiu…

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LDP policy chief claims ‘no deaths’ related to Fukushima disaster while urging … – The Japan Daily Press


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LDP policy chief claims ‘no deaths’ related to Fukushima disaster while urging
The Japan Daily Press
Japan’s ruling party is in need of carrying out damage control as much as the government is in need to clean up after the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster. The statement of Sanae Takaichi, the Liberal Democratic Party’s Policy Chief, was as damaging as 
NRA says quake not responsible for damage to Fukushima cooling condensersAsahi Shimbun
NRA denies 3/11 quake damaged condenser pipes at Fukushima No. 1The Japan Times
NRA denies 2011 quake damaged key equipment piping at Fukushima plantGlobalPost
Globe and Mail -Wall Street Journal- India -Wall Street Journal (blog)
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Japan finds highly toxic strontium in Fukushima groundwater – Reuters

euronewsJapan finds highly toxic strontium in Fukushima groundwaterReutersTOKYO (Reuters) – High levels of toxic strontium-90 have been found in groundwater at the devastated Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, the utility that operates the facilit…

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Japan finds highly toxic strontium in Fukushima groundwater – The Star Online

Japan finds highly toxic strontium in Fukushima groundwater
The Star Online
Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO)’s tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is seen in Fukushima prefecture, in this aerial view photo taken by Kyodo March 11, 2012, the day marking the first anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that 

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Japan finds highly toxic strontium in Fukushima groundwater – Reuters UK

Japan finds highly toxic strontium in Fukushima groundwaterReuters UKTOKYO (Reuters) – High levels of toxic strontium-90 have been found in groundwater at the devastated Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, the utility that operates the facility sai…

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Japan finds highly toxic strontium in Fukushima groundwater (Reuters UK)

TOKYO (Reuters) – High levels of toxic strontium-90 have been found in groundwater at the devastated Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, the utility that operates the facility said on Wednesday Related Stories Rousseff salutes Brazil protests, citi…

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Japan finds highly toxic strontium in Fukushima groundwater – Reuters AlertNet (blog)

Japan finds highly toxic strontium in Fukushima groundwaterReuters AlertNet (blog)Strontium-90 is a by-product of the fission of uranium and plutonium in nuclear reactors as well as nuclear weapons, according to the website of the U.S. Environmental Pr…

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High-Access Survey Robot Developed Jointly by Honda and AIST Begins Work at TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (JCN Newswire)

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) have jointly developed a remotely controlled survey robot that will conduct on-site surveys on the first floor of a nuclear reactor building at Fukush…

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Physician: AMA meeting is “encouraging monitoring of radiation levels in ocean species” in response to Fukushima (ENENews.com – Energy News)

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Marubeni to Set Up Floating Wind Turbine Off Fukushima – Bloomberg

Marubeni to Set Up Floating Wind Turbine Off FukushimaBloombergA group led by Marubeni Corp. (8002) is setting up a floating wind turbine off the coast of Fukushima, aiming to commercializing the unproven technology and create an industry in the region…

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« Five O’Clock Shadow » with Robert Knight: Fukushima Lessons, Segment 1 (Radio Project Front Page Podcast)

FUKUSHIMA – ONGOING CONSEQUENCES Proceedings of the recent « Fukushima Daiichi Disaster: Lessons for California » conference in San Diego (site of the recently-decommissioned San Onofre nuclear power plant). Featuring: Former Japanese Prime Minister NAOT…

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Japan Undergoes Solar Boom With Over 7.4 GW Already Installed (Inhabitat)

As the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant continues to leak radiation, Japan is turning its sights away from atomic power and towards solar energy. At the end of 2012, the country had installed solar power-generating arrays that provide a total 7.4G…

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Marubeni to set up floating wind turbine off Fukushima in world first – The Japan Times

RechargeMarubeni to set up floating wind turbine off Fukushima in world firstThe Japan TimesA group led by Marubeni Corp. is setting up a floating wind turbine off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture, aiming to commercialize the unproven technology and c…

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Hot Tuna? – The Fish of Fukushima – Truth-Out

Hot Tuna? – The Fish of Fukushima
Truth-Out
On June 4th, 2013, London-based news source the Guardian reported, “Fukushima tuna safe to eat – study.” The day before, the Los Angeles Times reported, “Scientists to eaters: Don’t freak out over Fukushima fish.” The San Diego Union-Tribune was 

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Laborfest: Mother of Fukushima, Living as Brothers, Newspeak (Indybay newswire)

Redstone Building – 2940 16th St. at Capp, San Francisco (16th St BART)Source : Indybay newswireExplore : Asia, Japan, World

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Fukushima and the nuclear industry’s fight against fear (Michele Kearney’s Nuclear Wire)

Fukushima and the nuclear industry’s fight against fear http://www.independentaustralia.net/2013/life/health/fukushima-and-the-nuclear-industrys-fight-against-fear/

Source : Michele Kearney’s Nuclear Wire

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After Fukushima, Japan beginning to see the light in solar energy – The Guardian


The Guardian
After Fukushima, Japan beginning to see the light in solar energy
The Guardian
Before the 2011 meltdowns at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant, Japan had all but neglected renewable energy, instead emphasising atomic power. But the accident at Fukushima forced the shuttering of the country’s 50 operable reactors, only two of which have 

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After Fukushima, Japan beginning to see the light in solar energy – The Guardian


The Guardian
After Fukushima, Japan beginning to see the light in solar energy
The Guardian
Before the 2011 meltdowns at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant, Japan had all but neglected renewable energy, instead emphasising atomic power. But the accident at Fukushima forced the shuttering of the country’s 50 operable reactors, only two of which have 

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Japan to start floating wind trial – Recharge

RechargeJapan to start floating wind trialRechargeJapanese conglomerate Marubeni is next week due to oversee deployment of a 2MW Hitachi turbine at a floating offshore wind test site 20km off the coast of Fukushima prefecture. Marubnei, in cooperation …

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Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Update for June 14th to June 17th, 2013 (The Greenpeace weblog)

Here’s the latest of our news bulletins from the ongoing crisis at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. State of the Fukushima Reactors After spending just 15 minutes on the fourth floor of reactor #1, Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) inspectors said they determined yesterday that a massive magnitude 9.0 earthquake in March 2011 did not damage isolation condensers there (critical for…

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Fukushima’s two British Samurai survivors – Channel 4 News (blog)


Channel 4 News (blog)
Fukushima’s two British Samurai survivors
Channel 4 News (blog)
Both men stayed with the ship, with the children they’d been teaching in Futaba, the tiny town of 7,000 which houses the giant Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear plant and its large coastal reactors, three melted down, crippled by the quake and its 50 foot tsunami.

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Fukushima fashion house Honeys goes local to grow quickly in China – Asahi Shimbun

Fukushima fashion house Honeys goes local to grow quickly in China
Asahi Shimbun
A women’s clothing chain based in Fukushima Prefecture is a success story in China, utilizing a localization policy that sees most of its products manufactured in the country, and also employing young Chinese who have attended Japanese universities in

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NRA says quake not responsible for damage to Fukushima cooling condensers – Asahi Shimbun

NRA says quake not responsible for damage to Fukushima cooling condensersAsahi ShimbunThe Nuclear Regulation Authority said June 17 that the earthquake of March 11, 2011, was tentatively not responsible for damage to key equipment used to cool a reacto…

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Ashworth College Announces New Web Designer For This Leading Online School (PRWeb – Daily News Feed)

Ashworth College announces Fukushima, Japan native, Ryoko Hughes, as the new Web Designer. (PRWeb June 18, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10814246.htmSource : PRWeb – Daily News FeedExplore : Asia, Japan, World

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Rila Fukushima On The Wolverine – Australian Empire Online

Rila Fukushima On The WolverineAustralian Empire OnlineRila Fukushima was best known as a model and had only appeared in one short film before she was cast in The Wolverine as Yukio. But we can expect to see much more of her in future; she has the acti…

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Thorium energy as the new ‘green’ nuclear power source (Sustainable Business Toolkit)

Following the devastating tsunami in northern Japan in 2011 and its impact on the Fukushima nuclear energy plant, practically all nations with nuclear energy programmes initiated an assessment of nuclear safety in their countries. Although this single …

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LDP policy chief criticized over Fukushima death toll comment – Asahi Shimbun

LDP policy chief criticized over Fukushima death toll comment
Asahi Shimbun
KOBE–The ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s policy chief came under fire on June 18 for saying the Fukushima nuclear disaster has not directly led to any deaths in her arguments for restarting idle reactors. Sanae Takaichi, chairwoman of the LDP’s

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Fukushima 2.25 — The Humanitarian Crisis – Forbes

Fukushima 2.25 — The Humanitarian CrisisForbesLegitimate scientific reports keep being issued that describe the minimal health effects from the crippled Fukushima reactors, and the severity of the overreaction and forced evacuations of so many people….

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Fukushima 2.25 — The Humanitarian Crisis (Forbes)

Twenty-seven months after the reactors withstood one of the largest earthquakes in history, only to fall to the largest tsunami in history, over 50,000 people are still being held captive by fear, and their lives are slowly being destroyed by the bogey…

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Fukushima 2.25 — The Humanitarian Crisis (Forbes)

Twenty-seven months after the reactors withstood one of the largest earthquakes in history, only to fall to the largest tsunami in history, over 50,000 people are still being held captive by fear, and their lives are slowly being destroyed by the bogey…

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Honda robot to take Fukushima plant checks to new level – Asahi Shimbun

Honda robot to take Fukushima plant checks to new level
Asahi Shimbun
Honda Motor Co. has developed a nimble robot that can reach into nooks and crannies of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant as part of the process to decommission the reactors. Engineers applied technology used in the humanoid Asimo robot 
Honda, AIST-developed robot to survey Fukushima nuclear plant using ASIMO The Japan Daily Press
Honda Jointly Develops Robot For Post-Earthquake EffortsScoop.co.nz (press release)
Honda’s little radiation-proof robot does nuke dutyAutomotive News (blog)
MENAFN.COM
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Safecast, crowdsourced radiation monitoring project, logs 10 million data points (Boing Boing)

The crowdsourced radiation monitoring project Safecast, which was launched in the weeks after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan , has reached a big milestone: they have collected and published over 10,000,000 individual data points .Source : Boin…

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Fukushima Update 6/17 (Michele Kearney’s Nuclear Wire)

… for Fukushima children now living in Tokyo show no adversities. http://www.hiroshimasyndrome. com/fukushima-accident- updates.htmlSource : Michele Kearney’s Nuclear WireExplore : Asia, Japan, World

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Shrinking Prospects for Nuclear Power Plants (Michele Kearney’s Nuclear Wire)

Shrinking Prospects for Nuclear Power Plants 24/7 Wall St. Following the disaster at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plants in 2011, Germany said it would shut down all its nuclear generation and Japan has already closed down all but two of its…

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Solar Is Not Enough For The Next Sandy (Forbes)

In April, I attended a seminar in Naples, Italy about energy resilience strategies in post-Fukushima Japan.Source : ForbesExplore : Asia, Business, Energy and Water, Japan, World

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Snikt! Hugh Jackman In New Promo Image For THE WOLVERINE (Comic Book Movie)

The Wolverine will be directed by James Mangold (Knight and Day), from a script written by Christopher McQuarrie.. The cast includes: Hugh Jackamn (Logan/Wolverine), Svetlana Khodchenkova (Viper), Hiroyuki Sanada (Shingen), Hal Yamanouchi (Yashida), Ta…

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Shrinking Prospects for Nuclear Power Plants (24/7 Wall St.)

Following the disaster at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plants in 2011, Germany said it would shut down all its nuclear generation and Japan has already closed down all but two of its reactors. In May, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) committed to investing $487 million for renewable energy projects in Japan, and the […]

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NRA denies 3/11 quake damaged condenser pipes at Fukushima No. 1 – The Japan Times

NRA denies 3/11 quake damaged condenser pipes at Fukushima No. 1The Japan TimesThe Nuclear Regulation Authority denied Monday that the Great East Japan Earthquake damaged piping related to critical cooling equipment in the building housing reactor 1 at…

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Nuclear renaissance in Florida crumbles, meets economic reality (CleanEnergy Footprints)

This blog was co-authored by SACE staff Sara Barczak and George Cavros. Has the so-called “nuclear renaissance” finally met economic reality? The nuclear industry recently experienced their “worst week” since the Fukushima disaster in Japan. Not only did Duke Energy scrap plans to build new reactors at their Shearon Harris site in North Carolina but [...]

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The cat’s on the roof (Suburban Guerrilla)

Remember that old joke about “the cat’s on the roof”, and how I last used it about Fukushima to illustrate how they would release misleading info in increments before they’d finally tell us the truth? Well, last week, we were “only” collecting metadata on phone calls. Now we find out that in a classified briefing, [...]

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Rila Fukushima On The Wolverine – Empire Online


Empire Online
Rila Fukushima On The Wolverine
Empire Online
Rila Fukushima was best known as a model and had only appeared in one short film before she was cast in The Wolverine as Yukio. But we can expect to see much more of her in future; she has the acting bug now, and has training as an assassin so casting 
‘The Wolverine’ new stills: Hugh Jackman gears up for the ultimate battle with IBNLive

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High-Access Survey Robot begins work at nuclear power station (PhysOrg.com)

Honda Motor and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) have jointly developed a remotely controlled survey robot that will conduct on-site surveys on the first floor of a nuclear reactor building at Fukushima Daiich…

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More radioactive leaks at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant – Enformable

EnformableMore radioactive leaks at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plantEnformableWorkers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have found that the newly-installed Advanced Liquid Processing System (ALPS) designed by Toshiba, the system which i…

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Futaba brings offices back to Fukushima – The Japan Times

Futaba brings offices back to Fukushima
The Japan Times
FUKUSHIMA – Officials from the evacuated town of Futaba moved its headquarters back to Fukushima Prefecture on Monday, ending a temporary stay in Kazo, Saitama Prefecture, caused by the 2011 nuclear crisis. The new office — the town’s fourth since 

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Futaba brings offices back to Fukushima – The Japan Times

Futaba brings offices back to Fukushima
The Japan Times
FUKUSHIMA – Officials from the evacuated town of Futaba moved its headquarters back to Fukushima Prefecture on Monday, ending a temporary stay in Kazo, Saitama Prefecture, caused by the 2011 nuclear crisis. The new office — the town’s fourth since 
Town of Futaba moves office to Iwaki, Fukushima Pref.GlobalPost

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Familiar faces win ¥1.6 billion in nuclear public relations projects after … – Asahi Shimbun

Familiar faces win ¥1.6 billion in nuclear public relations projects after
Asahi Shimbun
In the two fiscal years after the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, the industry ministry awarded 49 contracts and the science ministry provided 18 for various projects worth 2.48 billion yen ($26.2 million) to publicize and educate

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Town of Futaba moves office to Iwaki, Fukushima Pref. – GlobalPost

Town of Futaba moves office to Iwaki, Fukushima Pref.GlobalPostThe town of Futaba, from which all residents evacuated after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant crisis triggered by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, moved its town office Monda…

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Fukushima nuclear plant’s cooling system fails – Asian Correspondent

Fukushima nuclear plant’s cooling system fails
Asian Correspondent
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese nuclear regulators say the cooling system has failed for a storage pool for fuel at one of the reactors at the tsunami-damaged nuclear plant in the northeast. There was no immediate danger from the failure, the second at the

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Rep. Nadler: NSA Can Listen To Phone Calls Without A Warrant (Crooks and Liars)

Remember that old joke about « the cat’s on the roof », and how I last used it about Fukushima to illustrate how they would release misleading info in increments before they’d finally tell us the truth? Well, last week, we were « only » collecting metadata…

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Sun Jun 16 ’13 Announcement from Fukushima Reportage – The Great Silence (Indiegogo: Announcements)

Before you leave the Chernobyl area you must check for contamination. None of us had problems. We were lucky :) Source : Indiegogo: AnnouncementsExplore : Asia, Japan, World

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Government secretly backtracks on Fukushima decontamination goal – Asahi Shimbun

Government secretly backtracks on Fukushima decontamination goalAsahi ShimbunWith the government facing difficulty in finding disposal sites, municipalities in Fukushima Prefecture are being unofficially notified that the goal for completion of radioac…

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Kanda Matsuri – Soma Nomaoi (Tokyobling’s Blog)

At the huge Kanda Matsuri earlier this year I saw these horsemen from the Soma Nomaoi cavalry groups taking part in the parade. I just love these horses, and I saw them at their home ground in Fukushima Prefecture last summer. These photos were from the first day of the festival, with lots of rain […]

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U.S. Sustains Support For Small Modular Nuclear Reactors (Forbes)

Despite the political fallout from the Fukushima crisis, the U.S. Department of Energy remains committed to commercializing small modular nuclear reactor (SMR) technologies.Source : ForbesExplore : Asia, Business, Energy and Water, World

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Director of Nuclear Power Propaganda Film: No one ever will get sick or die from Fukushima’s radioactive contamination (ENENews.com – Energy News)

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Paul Blustein: Everything you thought you knew about the risks of nuclear energy is wrong (Seeker Blog)

Brookings scholar Paul Blustein reviews Pandora’s Promise from Kamakura, Japan: Chances are pretty high, based on prevailing public opinion, that you will think my wife and I are a tad crazy, maybe even guilty of child abuse. During the March 2011 accident at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, which is a couple hundred miles from where […]

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Google to Photograph Street Views of Evacuated Town in Fukushima – ROCKETNEWS24

Google to Photograph Street Views of Evacuated Town in Fukushima
ROCKETNEWS24
It wasn’t just the earthquake or tsunami of March 11, 2011 that shattered the town of Namie in Fukushima Prefecture, it was the subsequent radiation. Slowly creeping across the once fertile land, it ripped families from their homes and banished them to 

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Game Finished – Nagano Parceiro ( 1 – 0 ) Fukushima United FC , Japan (ø Soccer & Football Blog | Premier League | Football…)

Nagano Parceiro ( 1 – 0 ) Fukushima United FC , Japan on The 15th of June, 2013 at five to nine Podcast:

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Radioactive Rika-chan does the Fukushima-meltdown hula (News on Japan)

Japan’s version of the Barbie doll, Rika-chan aka Licca-chan aka has hooked up with the Hula Girls of Fukushima Prefecture, which is better known for Fukushima nuclear disaster (Wiki). According to MANTANWEB (2013Jun15 — Google Translate): A life-size Licca-chan shows off her dancing with the Hula Girls. As shown in the photos above, a life-size [...]

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Fukushima No. 1 faces labor crunch as better jobs attract – The Japan Times

Yahoo! NewsFukushima No. 1 faces labor crunch as better jobs attractThe Japan TimesKeeping the meltdown-stricken Fukushima nuclear plant in a stable condition requires a cast of thousands. Increasingly, Tokyo Electric Power Co. is struggling to find en…

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Nuclear Power Is So 20th Century (Fast Company Now)

Nuclear power seems cheap, but if you count the embedded costs of dealing with the fuel, does it make sense as an option for a clean future? When I was born, in the 1950s, nuclear power was said to be “too cheap to meter.” Although few and far between, disasters at Fukushima and Chernobyl have laid waste to that claim and, for that matter, entire cities. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, herself a…

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