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CHINA | Pacific waters off Japan’s Fukushima clearly affected by nuclear crisis: China’s oceanic administration

July 31, 2011

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CHINA | XINHUA | 31 July 2011 Waters in the Western Pacific region east and southeast of Japan’s Fukushima are “clearly affected” by the radioactive materials leaked from the crippled nuclear power plant in Fukushima, according to a statement from China’s State Oceanic Administration on Sunday. Initial tests of samples collected from these areas show […]

FRANCE | Fukushima protesters urge end to nuclear power

July 31, 2011

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FRANCE | AFP | 31 July 2011 TOKYO — An estimated 1,700 people rallied in the capital of Japan’s Fukushima region, home to a crippled atomic power plant, on Sunday, calling for an end to nuclear energy, local media reported. “Abolish all the nuclear power plants!” and “Give radiation-free Fukushima back to us,” the demonstrators […]

UK | Japanese public make mandarins feel nuclear heat

July 31, 2011

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UK | FINANCIAL TIMES | 31 July 2011 This video posted from a Fukushima town-hall meeting on YouTube was brought to my attention by a colleague. It is remarkable on many levels. It shows a group of citizens listening to bureaucrats from Tokyo with less than the usual deference shown to the mandarins who have run Japan […]

JAPAN | Nuclear safety agency under fire over fake questions

July 31, 2011

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JAPAN | JAPAN TODAY | 31 July 2011 The mayor of Omaezaki, Shizuoka Prefecture, on Saturday criticized the government’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency after revelations continued to emerge that several electric power companies had been asked by the agency to have local residents pose questions in favor of Japan’s nuclear projects at symposiums. Speaking […]

JAPAN | Kan criticizes nuclear safety agency, cozy ties to industry

July 31, 2011

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JAPAN | JAPAN TODAY | 31 July 2011 Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Sunday criticized the country’s nuclear safety agency for allegedly trying to plant questions aimed at supporting atomic energy at public forums. Kan said the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency was siding with the industry rather than acting as a regular. He said […]

Indie | Fukushima Contaminated Water Treatment System: Hitachi’s Desalination Unit Leak was from PVC Hose

July 31, 2011

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Indie | EX-SKF | 31 July 2011 Probably the same ubiquitous orange PVC hose at Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant. The PVC hose is used to transport highly-concentrated saltwater from the desalination unit to the temporary storage tank, and the leak is considered to be due to the deterioration of the hose, after 1 month […]

JAPAN | Fukushima teacher muzzled over radiation

July 31, 2011

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JAPAN | JAPAN TIME S | 31 July 2011 As temperatures soared above 37 degrees on a recent July morning, schoolchildren in Fukushima Prefecture were taking off their masks and running around playgrounds in T-shirts, exposing themselves to a similar amount of annual radiation as a nuclear power plant worker. Toshinori Shishido, a Japanese literature […]