JAPAN | TEPCO struggles to cool Fukushima plant’s No. 2 reactor

February 7, 2012

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JAPAN | ASAHI SHIMBUN |¬†February 07, 2012 Tokyo Electric Power Co. is taking steps to prevent a possible self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. Readings from a thermometer at the bottom of the No. 2 reactor’s pressure vessel rose from 50.8 degrees at 5 a.m. on Feb. 1 […]

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JAPAN | Photovoltaic power generation site draws attention in Yamanashi

August 23, 2011

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JAPAN | MAINICHI | 23 August 2011¬† HOKUTO, Yamanashi — A city that is home to a large-scale photovoltaic power generation system is gaining attention in the wake of the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant. The Hokuto Site, a solar power facility in the Yamanashi Prefecture city of Hokuto, “provides electricity […]

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JAPAN | Potent radiation leak halts water decontamination operations at Fukushima plant

August 23, 2011

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JAPAN | MAINICHI | 23 August 2011 Workers at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant stand around the radioactive water decontamination system “Sally” in this photo provided by TEPCO. Operations to decontaminate highly radioactive water at the crisis-stricken Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant came to a 13-hour halt when a section of pipe […]

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JAPAN | Saga Pref. nuke safety committee head took donations from Kyushu Electric

August 23, 2011

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JAPAN | MAINICHI | 23 August 2011 Saga Prefectural Assembly member Hobun Kihara speaks to reporters at the Saga Prefectural Office on Aug. 23. (Mainichi) SAGA — A prefectural assembly member and chair of the assembly’s special committee on nuclear safety policy took 50,000 yen in donations from executives of nuclear plant operator Kyushu Electric […]

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JAPAN | University of Tokyo professor blasts Diet over no policy on radioactive contamination

August 23, 2011

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JAPAN | MAINICHI | 23 August 2011 Tatsuhiko Kodama, head of the University of Tokyo Radioisotope Center, is seen at the University of Tokyo Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology in Meguro-ku, Tokyo. (Mainichi) University of Tokyo professor Tatsuhiko Kodama, a sharp critic of the government’s response to the Fukushima nuclear crisis, called the […]

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JAPAN | Lower House passes a bill on renewable energy

August 23, 2011

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JAPAN | NHK | 23 August 2011 Japan’s Lower House unanimously passed a bill on renewable energy on Tuesday. The bill is now in the Upper House. The bill requires power utilities to buy all the electricity generated by natural energies such as solar and wind power for a certain period of time. The purchase […]

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JAPAN | New case of cattle fed radioactive hay confirmed

August 23, 2011

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JAPAN | NHK | 23 August 2011 Fukushima in northern Japan says cattle shipped from a farm in the prefecture were highly likely to have been fed hay contaminated with radioactive cesium. The prefecture reported the results of its investigation to the national government on Monday in connection with new reports of contaminated beef found […]

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