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USA | Radiation Expert Predicts More Threats

July 2, 2011

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USA | WALL STREET JOURNAL |  2 July 2011 TOKYO—A former nuclear adviser to Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan blasted the government’s handling of the crisis, and predicted more revelations of radiation threats to the public in the coming months. In his first media interview since resigning his post in protest in April, Toshiso Kosako, […]

JAPAN | Spreading anti-nuclear sentiment

July 2, 2011

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JAPAN | JAPAN TIMES | Saturday, July 2, 2011 Tokyo Electric Power Co. and three other power companies held shareholders’ meetings on Tuesday and six more on Wednesday. The shareholders’ meetings were overshadowed by the crisis at Tepco’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. At some meetings, many shareholders presented motions calling for withdrawal from nuclear […]

Indie | Meltdown: What Really Happened at Fukushima?

July 2, 2011

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Indie | ATLANTIC WIRE |  2 July 2011 It’s been one of the mysteries of Japan’s ongoing nuclear disaster: How much of the damage did the March 11 earthquake inflict on Fukushima Daiichi’s reactors in the 40 minutes before the devastating tsunami arrived? The stakes are high: If the quake alone structurally compromised the plant […]

JAPAN | POINT OF VIEW/ Daisaburo Hashizume: Fukushima disaster may help avert worst-case scenario

July 2, 2011

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JAPAN | ASAHI SHIMBUN | 2 July 2011 The Great East Japan Earthquake and the disaster it has triggered at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant will be marked as a major turning point for Japanese society. But I don’t believe the change will necessarily be for the worse. Technology to use nuclear power […]

JAPAN | Fleeing crisis takes deadly toll on elderly / 77 Fukushima evacuees died within 3 mths

July 2, 2011

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JAPAN | YOMIURI SHIMBUN | 2 July 2011 Nearly 80 elderly people who were evacuated from nursing homes near the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant died within three months of the accidents at the plant that forced them to move, according to a Yomiuri Shimbun survey. The 77 deaths are more than triple the […]

JAPAN | EDITORIAL: Government should not rush to restart nuclear reactors

July 2, 2011

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JAPAN | ASAHI SHIMBUN | 2 July 2011 Should operations of nuclear reactors that completed routine inspections be resumed? That’s the question everyone has been asking since the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. Two reactors at Kyushu Electric Power Co.’s Genkai nuclear power plant have been offline since before March 11. […]

UK | Has the green movement lost its way?

July 2, 2011

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UK | GUARDIAN | 2 July 2011 Anti-nuclear shock tactics … author Mark Lynas calls green opposition to nuclear power ‘a gargantuan error’. Photograph: CHRISTIAN CHARISIUS/REUTERS In 2008 prizewinning environmentalist author Mark Lynas experienced a “eureka moment”. Reading the hostile comments underneath an article outlining his objections to GM foods on the Guardian website, he […]