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JAPAN | Nuke plants’ backups fall way short

April 26, 2011

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JAPAN | JAPAN TIMES | Tuesday, April 26, 2011 Most nuclear reactors in Japan would fail to achieve a stable condition in the event that all regular power sources are lost, even though plant operators have prepared new backup power sources as well as electric generators amid the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, […]

JAPAN | Radioactivity level in contaminated seawater approaches record high

April 24, 2011

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JAPAN | ASAHI | April 24, 2011 The level of radioactivity from contaminated water that leaked into the sea from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant is close to the highest levels ever recorded. The water that leaked from a crack in a concrete wall near the No. 2 reactor building at the Fukushima No. […]

JAPAN | Nuke insurance said too costly – most plants have hardly any coverage

April 23, 2011

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JAPAN | JAPAN TIMES | April 23, 2011 BERLIN — From the U.S. to Japan, it’s illegal to drive a car without sufficient insurance, yet governments have chosen to run the world’s 443 nuclear power plants with hardly any insurance coverage whatsoever. The Fukushima No. 1 nuclear disaster, which will leave taxpayers with a massive bill, […]

JAPAN | Government considering plan to dismantle TEPCO

April 16, 2011

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JAPAN | ASAHI SHIMBUN | 16 April 2011 A secret plan to dismantle Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), the operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, is circulating within the government. The proposal, which is associated with a faction of bureaucrats who have long supported liberalization of Japan’s power industry, envisages the […]

JAPAN | Government considering plan to dismantle TEPCO

April 16, 2011

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JAPAN | ASAHI SHIMBUN | April 16, 2011 A secret plan to dismantle Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), the operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, is circulating within the government. The proposal, which is associated with a faction of bureaucrats who have long supported liberalization of Japan’s power industry, envisages the […]

CHINA | Most French want to drop use of nuclear power: poll

April 14, 2011

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CHINA | THE CHINA POST | 14 April 2011 PARIS — A majority of French people want to get rid of nuclear power, a poll on Wednesday showed, underscoring the impact of the Fukushima disaster on public opinion around the world. The poll conducted by OpinionWay found that 57 percent of respondents were generally in […]

JAPAN | U.S. ‘frustrated’ over Japan’s lack of N-info

April 12, 2011

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JAPAN | YOMIURI SHIMBUN | 12 April 2011 One month has passed since the magnitude-9.0 Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11 triggered a massive tsunami that devastated coastal parts of Tohoku and Kanto. The Yomiuri Shimbun will examine the ensuing crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, pinpoint what occurred and analyze […]