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JAPAN | Hose rip interrupts cooling of reactor 5

July 3, 2011

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JAPAN | JAPAN TIMES | Sunday, July 3, 2011 The crisis-hit Fukushima No. 1 power plant briefly stopped cooling reactor 5 on Sunday to replace a damaged seawater hose, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said. The cooling system was turned off at 10:15 a.m. after a worker on patrol found seawater leaking from the plastic hose in […]

JAPAN | Murakami puts a bomb under his compatriots’ atomic complacency

July 3, 2011

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JAPAN | JAPAN TIMES | Sunday, July 3, 2011 “The Japanese will someday outgrow their nuclear allergy.” I’ve never forgotten futurologist and Cold War military strategist Herman Kahn saying this to me on his visit to Japan in 1969, when I was his guide and occasional interpreter. The American author of the best-sellers “On Thermonuclear War” […]

JAPAN | TEPCO improves circulation cooling system

July 3, 2011

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JAPAN | NHK | Sunday, July 03, 2011 07:56 +0900 (JST) The operator of the troubled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant says the reactor cooling system is now fully recycling its water. Tokyo Electric Power Company said the system no longer requires fresh water input, and no contaminated water is being released. Previously, the system required 2 […]

JAPAN | Hose leaking water at Fukushima No.5 reactor

July 3, 2011

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JAPAN | NHK | Sunday, July 03, 2011 12:58 +0900 (JST) The operator of the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant says a hose has been leaking seawater used to cool the No.5 reactor, which is currently in a state of cold shutdown. Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, is set to replace the hose, but will […]

JAPAN | TEPCO shows footage of robot’s cleaning work

July 3, 2011

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JAPAN | NHK | Sunday, July 03, 2011 09:01 +0900 (JST) Tokyo Electric Power Company has made public video footage of a robot cleaning the inside of the No. 3 reactor building on Friday. The footage was taken by a camera mounted on a second robot. The footage shows the robot moving around the building and […]

Indie | This Is the New Japanese Minister in Charge of Recovery and Reconstruction

July 3, 2011

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Indie | EX-SKF | 3 July 2011  Naoto Kan, after surviving the vote of no confidence thanks to Hatoyama’s deluded decision to play “kingmaker”, just does as he pleases these days without fear or worry. And that includes appointing this man as the minister in charge of recovery and reconstruction in the Tohoku region. From […]