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Indie | Land around Fukushima now radioactive dead zone

May 31, 2011

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Indie | NATURALNEWS | 31 May 2011 It is nothing short of astonishing that the nuclear catastrophe we’ve all been told was “no big deal” has now escalated into the worst nuclear disaster in the history of human civilization. It’s so bad now that soil samples taken fromoutsidethe 12-mile exclusion zone (the zone considered safe […]

UK | Japanese nuclear plant hit by explosion and oil spill

May 31, 2011

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UK | GUARDIAN |  Tuesday 31 May 2011 15.38 BST An oil spill and a small explosion have caused limited damage, but no further radiation leaks, at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station in north-east Japan, the plant operator has said. Workers at the crippled plant found an oil spill on Tuesday in the sea near reactors 5 […]

JAPAN | TEPCO tackles increasing contaminated water

May 31, 2011

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JAPAN | NHK | Tuesday, May 31, 2011 06:03 +0900 (JST) The operator of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant says water accumulating in the basement of the No. 1 reactor building is contaminated with highly radioactive substances. The utility is battling to stop further leaks as the rainy season approaches. Tokyo Electric Power Company detected 2 […]

JAPAN | Government tells TEPCO to test more workers

May 31, 2011

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JAPAN | NHK | Tuesday, May 31, 2011 14:42 +0900 (JST) The Japanese government has instructed the operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant to immediately test more workers for possible internal exposure to radiation. This comes after high levels of radioactive substances were found in the bodies of two workers. Their total exposure may […]

JAPAN | Cooling system being tested at No. 2 reactor

May 31, 2011

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JAPAN | NHK | Tuesday, May 31, 2011 19:04 +0900 (JST) The operator of the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has installed a circulatory cooling system at one of the plant’s crippled reactors. The Tokyo Electric Power Company started trial operation of the system at the No. 2 reactor building on Tuesday. The utility has […]

JAPAN | New reactor postponed at Shimane nuke power plant

May 31, 2011

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JAPAN | NHK | Tuesday, May 31, 2011 19:57 +0900 (JST) The Chugoku Electric Power Company says it will postpone the start of the commercial operation of a new reactor at the Shimane nuclear power station without setting a timetable. The utility said on Tuesday that additional safety measures are needed to start the Number 3 […]

JAPAN | Fukushima cleanup could cost up to $250 billion

May 31, 2011

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JAPAN | NHK | 31 May 2011 A private think tank says the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant could cost Japan up to 250 billion dollars over the next 10 years. The estimate is part of the Nuclear Safety Commission’s ongoing survey of opinions on the disaster from nuclear and other experts. Kazumasa […]