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USA | Contaminated Beef Reaches Market in Japan

July 12, 2011

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USA | WALL STREET JOURNAL | 12 July 2011 TOKYO—Japan grappled with a fresh radiation scare Tuesday, as authorities found that beef from Fukushima contaminated with radioactive cesium had been shipped to shops and restaurants throughout the country. The beef, from six cattle raised on a farm near the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, registered […]

UK | British Gov’t – massive subsidies to promote nuclear energy, French-owned EDF “good news for investors”

July 12, 2011

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UK | GUARDIAN | 22 July 2011 The sun is setting on the UK’s liberalised electricity market, with government interventions to ensure sufficient low-carbon energy will be generated to meet targets for cuts in greenhouse gas emissions. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA This live blog has now ended. You jump straight to my sum up, if you like, or […]

UK | Fourth generation nuclear plants are far from a cure-all

July 12, 2011

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UK | GUARDIAN | 12 July 2011 We quite agree with George Monbiot’s assessment of the nuclear industry’s shortcomings, but even were the secrecy, corruption and commercially motivated safety shortcuts to magically disappear, the fundamental problems with the technology remain (The nuclear industry stinks. But that is not a reason to ditch nuclear power, 5 […]

JAPAN | Wife to seek work accident compensation over Fukushima plant worker’s death

July 12, 2011

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JAPAN | MAINICHI | 12 July 2011 Nobukatsu Osumi’s bereaved wife holds up his photo in Omaezaki, Shizuoka Prefecture. (Mainichi) The wife of a man who died from a heart attack while working at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant plans to seek recognition of his death as a workplace accident, it has […]

JAPAN | Nuclear crisis minister wants underground barrier built quickly

July 12, 2011

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JAPAN | MAINICHI | 12 July 2011 Goshi Hosono, minister in charge of the ongoing nuclear crisis, suggested July 11 that the government should push ahead with the construction of an underground barrier to block the flow of highly contaminated water from the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant as soon as possible. Construction of […]

JAPAN | Residents get together to decontaminate city after discovery of radiation hotspots

July 12, 2011

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JAPAN | MAINICHI | 12 July 2011 Radioactive pool water is decontaminated at Tominari Elementary School in Date, using tanks containing zeolite absorbents. (Mainichi) FUKUSHIMA — Residents in the Fukushima Prefecture city of Date have banded together to decontaminate the city after the discovery of radiation hotspots that led to 113 households being placed under […]

JAPAN | Amid nuclear crisis, boy band Arashi pitches tourism

July 12, 2011

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JAPAN | JAPAN TIMES | 12 July 2011 Popular Japanese boy band Arashi made a pitch Monday to attract more visitors to the country amid a decline in tourist numbers stemming from the ongoing nuclear crisis triggered by the devastating earthquake and tsunami four months ago. A film titled “Message from Japan” featuring the five-member […]