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UK | Fukushima spin was Orwellian

July 1, 2011

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UK | GUARDIAN | Friday 1 July 2011 13.30 BST Emails detailing how the UK government played down Fukushima show just how cosy it is with the nuclear industry. It was an open secret that Britain’s decision to back nuclear power in 2006 was pushed through government by a cosy group of industrialists and others close to Tony […]

UK | Call for Chris Huhne to resign over Fukushima emails

July 1, 2011

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UK | GUARDIAN | Friday 1 July 2011 22.03 BST Chris Huhne faces mounting criticism over his department’s attempts to co-ordinate a PR strategy around the Fukushima disaster. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA A prominent Liberal Democrat has called for Chris Huhne to resign immediately asenergy and climate change secretary after emails were released detailing his officials’ efforts to co-ordinate […]

JAPAN | Saga governor to decide in weeks on plant restart

July 1, 2011

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JAPAN | NHK | Friday, July 01, 2011 20:16 +0900 (JST) The governor of Saga Prefecture in southwestern Japan has indicated that he will decide within a few weeks whether to approve the restart of reactors at a local nuclear power plant. At the prefectural assembly on Friday, Governor Yasushi Furukawa reiterated his view that the […]

JAPAN | Panel mulls damages for internal exposure

July 1, 2011

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JAPAN | NHK | Friday, July 01, 2011 20:02 +0900 (JST) A government panel is discussing whether to compensate people suffering internal exposure to radiation from the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. At a meeting on Friday, panel leader Yoshihisa Noumi said discussions should be made on whether to recognize such people or those exposed to […]

Indie | Japan’s Electric Companies Defend Nuke Plants, Diss Opponents as “Spreading Baseless Rumors”, and Say Their Loss Is National Loss

July 1, 2011

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Indie | EX-SKF | 1 July 2011  First off, the 73-year-old chairman of Kyushu Electric, whose Genkai Nuclear Power Plant may re-start as soon as sometime this month. (If this particular nuke plant goes, the entire Japanese archipelago, except for Hokkaido and Okinawa and several far-flung islands in the Pacific, will be “downwind” from this […]

Indie | Japanese Cancer Expert on the Fukushima Situation

July 1, 2011

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Indie | ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL : JAPAN FOCUS | 1 July 2011 Japan’s leading business journal Toyo Keizai has published an article by Hokkaido Cancer Center director Nishio Masamichi, a radiation treatment specialist. The piece, entitled “The Problem of Radiation Exposure Countermeasures for the Fukushima Nuclear Accident: Concerns for the Present Situation”, was published on June 27 and is consistent with […]

UK | Radiation traces found in Fukushima children

July 1, 2011

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UK | TELEGRAPH | 1 July 2011 Officials in protective gear check for signs of radiation on children who are from the evacuation area near the Fukushima nuclear plant  Photo: REUTERS All ten children surveyed, aged between six and 16, tested positively for trace amounts of caesium-134 and caesium-137 as part of a study conducted by […]