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USA | Tepco Shares See Heavy Volume in Tokyo

July 5, 2011

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USA | WALL STREET JOURNAL | JULY 5, 2011, 12:58 P.M. ET TOKYO—The potentially crippling costs from the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear-power plant may be putting the future of Tokyo Electric Power Co. in doubt, but they have hardly curbed enthusiasm for trading its shares. While many investors have written off Tepco as a bad investment, […]

UK | Ex-minister blames his blood group for outburst after Fukushima disaster

July 5, 2011

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UK | THE INDEPENDENT | Wednesday, 6 July 2011 Politicians typically blame stress, overwork and “personal issues” for being forced to step down early, but Ryu Matsumoto may well be the first to cite his blood group. Japan’s Minister for Reconstruction said yesterday that his type-B blood made him abrasive and outspoken, as he tried to […]

INDIA | 45 per cent of Fukushima children had thyroid exposure to radiation

July 5, 2011

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INDIA | THE HINDU | July 5, 2011 The plant has been leaking radioactive substances since it was hit by a magnitude-9 earthquake and resulting tsunami on March 11 About 45 per cent of children in Fukushima prefecture experienced thyroid exposure to radiation after the nuclear power there was damaged in March, officials said Tuesday. But […]

JAPAN | 4 local governments seek to scrap nuclear plants

July 5, 2011

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JAPAN | NHK | 5 July 2011 An NHK survey of local governments with nuclear power plants has found that 4 of 28 respondents are ready to break with nuclear energy. Last week, NHK asked local governments with nuclear plants, except those in Fukushima Prefecture, how their thinking about the plants has changed since the […]

NUCLEAR | Britain to return as ‘serious nuclear nation’

July 5, 2011

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NUCLEAR INDUSTRY | WORLD NUCLEAR NEWS | 5 July 2011 The UK government remains absolutely committed to new nuclear power. Without it the nation would be “darker and less prosperous,” said the energy minister today. Charles Hendry was speaking at the New Nuclear Build 2011 conference in London, taking the stage after the heads of the three […]

UK | Japan’s reconstruction minister resigns after offending tsunami victims

July 5, 2011

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UK | GUARDIAN | Tuesday 5 July 2011 08.17 BST Ryu Matsumoto was filmed criticising the governor of tsunami-hit region and saying the government would not help the north-west unless local leaders came to a consensus over reconstruction. Photograph: Franck Robichon/EPA Japan‘s minister in charge of overseeing the reconstruction of the country’s devastated north-east coast resigned […]

FRANCE | Japan groups alarmed by radioactive soil

July 5, 2011

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FRANCE | AFP |  5 July 2011 TOKYO — Soil radiation in a city 60 kilometres (40 miles) from Japan’s stricken nuclear plant is above levels that prompted resettlement after the Chernobyl disaster, citizens’ groups said Tuesday. The survey of four locations in Fukushima city, outside the nuclear evacuation zone, showed that all soil samples […]