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UK | German upper house unanimously backs nuclear exit

July 8, 2011

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UK | REUTERS | 8 July 2011 BERLIN, July 8 (Reuters) – Germany’s upper house of parliament on Friday unanimously approved an exit from nuclear energy by 2022, clearing the final hurdle on a policy U-turn by Chancellor Angela Merkel driven by Japan’s Fukushima disaster. Lawmakers in the lower house overwhelmingly approved the exit last week, […]

JAPAN | Nuclear accident disclosure

July 8, 2011

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JAPAN | JAPAN TIMES | 8 July 2011 The Atomic Energy Society of Japan, an academic society made up of experts on nuclear power engineering, nuclear reactor physics and radiology, on Monday issued a statement criticizing the government, Tokyo Electric Power Co. and other related institutions for delays and insufficiency in their disclosure of information […]

UK | Banks insist no respite for Tepco

July 8, 2011

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UK | FINANCIAL TIMES | July 8, 2011 9:07 pm Japanese banks are adamant they will not waive loans to Tokyo Electric Power, in spite of suggestions a rescue plan for the utility at the centre of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear crisis could hinge on such a move, according to the head of the Japanese Bankers’ Association. “We […]

JAPAN | Resumption of nuclear reactors this year in serious doubt

July 8, 2011

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JAPAN | ASAHI SHIMBUN | 8 July 2011 Confusion in the government, an e-mail scandal and widespread anger have shattered the blueprint to restart nuclear reactors this summer, leading to possible power shortages that could debilitate manufacturers and increase electricity bills. Electric power industry insiders are now resigned to resuming operations at nuclear power plants […]

JAPAN | Kan apologizes for stress test confusion

July 8, 2011

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JAPAN | NHK | Friday, July 08, 2011 13:06 +0900 (JST) Prime Minister Naoto Kan has apologized for causing confusion in local municipalities hosting nuclear power plants by abruptly deciding to conduct additional safety tests on all reactors in Japan. Kan told a Cabinet meeting on Friday he was late in giving instructions on the stress […]

JAPAN | TEPCO to send workers into No.3 reactor building

July 8, 2011

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JAPAN | NHK | Friday, July 08, 2011 13:06 +0900 (JST) The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant will send personnel, instead of a robot, into one of the reactor buildings to take steps to prevent a hydrogen explosion. But the work is likely to face difficulty because of the high radiation levels. Tokyo Electric […]

JAPAN | Nuke plant equipment fails quake-resistance check

July 8, 2011

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JAPAN | NHK | Friday, July 08, 2011 03:25 +0900 (JST) The Japanese government has found that electrical equipment at a nuclear power plant in eastern Japan does not meet earthquake-resistance standards. The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency inspected nuclear power plants nationwide after the March 11th earthquake damaged equipment at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power […]