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JAPAN | Signs of summer absent as radiation fears grip Fukushima

July 6, 2011

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JAPAN | ASAHI SHIMBUN | 6 July 2011 FUKUSHIMA– Certain scenes seem synonymous with summer, such as beer gardens and children playing in fountains. But this year, such scenes are hard to find on the streets of Fukushima city, the capital of Fukushima Prefecture, some 60 kilometers from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power […]

JAPAN | LDP sets up task force to review party’s nuclear policy

July 6, 2011

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JAPAN | ASAHI SHIMBUN | 6 July 2011 Lawmakers in the main opposition Liberal Democratic Party set up a task force to review the party’s nuclear power policies, which many say contributed to the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant crisis. The task force, led by Ichita Yamamoto, chairman of the LDP’s Upper House policy […]

JAPAN | Two reactors ran at full capacity for months without final clearance

July 6, 2011

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JAPAN | ASAHI SHIMBUN | July 06, 2011 Two reactors shut down for regular inspections have now been running at full capacity for months despite not receiving the final clearance from the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA). The No. 3 reactor at the Tomari nuclear power plant in Hokkaido and the No. 1 reactor […]

JAPAN | INTERVIEW/ Ulrich Beck: System of organized irresponsibility behind the Fukushima crisis

July 6, 2011

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JAPAN | ASAHI SHIMBUN | July 06, 2011 We are apparently living under tremendous risks. The accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant triggered by the March 11 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami drove home to us this eerie fact. How long and to what extent will the damage spread? And what […]

JAPAN | Kan orders new rules to restart nuclear reactors

July 6, 2011

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JAPAN | NHK |¬†Wednesday, July 06, 2011 20:25 +0900 (JST) Prime Minister Naoto Kan has ordered members of his cabinet in charge of supervising nuclear plants to set new rules on restarting reactors after regular inspections. He made the remarks at a meeting of the Lower House Budget Committee on Wednesday. Kan said under the […]

UK | UK nuclear investment environment “dire”: Citigroup

July 6, 2011

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UK | REUTERS |¬†Wed Jul 6, 2011 11:46am EDT (Reuters) – Britain’s nuclear strategy is “uninvestable” for private clients, who are only likely to put money into new plants if the government shoulders more of the risks involved, Citigroup’s head of European utilities research said on Wednesday. Nuclear developers plan to build around 16 gigawatts […]

JAPAN | Gov’t leaders created secret plan aiming to break up TEPCO after nuke crisis

July 6, 2011

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JAPAN | MAINICHI | 6 July 2011 Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshito Sengoku and other central government figures created a secret plan aiming to break up Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) in the wake of the crisis at the company’s Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant, it has been learned. In June the government passed […]