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Indie | Radiation in Japan: As It Is Being Spread Almost Willfully, The Country Is Getting Unhinged

July 13, 2011

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Indie | EX-SKF | 13 July 2011 I have a distinct feeling that Japan is getting totally unhinged. Consider these news summaries. Consider them together. Do they make sense to you? Yes they do, don’t they? The combined message is this: Let’s all rejoice in the radiation, it’s good for you and your children. If […]

USA | Japan Govt Edano: PM Didn’t Say Japan Will Phase Out Nuclear Energy

July 13, 2011

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USA | WALL STREET JOURNAL | 13 July 2011 TOKYO (Dow Jones)–Japan’s top government spokesman said Thursday that remarks by Prime Minister Naoto Kan yesterday did not indicate that Japan would eliminate the use of nuclear energy. Instead Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano described Kan’s comments as “a hope for the distant future,” not long-term […]

JAPAN | Blanket testing necessary to ensure safe beef

July 13, 2011

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JAPAN | YOMIURI |  13 July 2011 The government must try to prevent consumer anxieties about food from increasing further. Radioactive cesium exceeding the government’s legal limit was detected in the meat of 11 cows shipped from a farm in Minami-Soma, Fukushima Prefecture. A meat processing facility in Tokyo detected the radioactive contamination through a sample survey, […]

USA | NRC issues nuclear safety recommendations

July 13, 2011

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USA | LOS ANGELES TIMES | 14 July 2011 The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s dozen suggestions, issued in response to the Fukushima disaster in Japan, fall far short of what outside experts have advocated. The staff of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued a dozen recommendations Wednesday to improve the safety of U.S. reactors, responding to the […]

JAPAN | Gov’t to set up body to study reactor decommissioning

July 13, 2011

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JAPAN | MAINICHI | 13 july 2011 TOKYO (Kyodo) — The government asked its nuclear policy commission to set up a body to consider medium- to long-term steps for handling the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant after the current crisis is over, such as how to remove melted fuel and decommission the crippled reactors, […]

UK | Fukushima pensioner army waits for call-up to frontline duties

July 13, 2011

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UK | GUARDIAN | 13 July 2011 So far, about 9,000 workers have been involved in the four-month operation to stabilise the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, where three of six reactors experienced meltdown in the aftermath of the 11 March tsunami. If Yasuteru Yamada gets his way, the Fukushima workforce of the future will include a […]

JAPAN | Cesium beef scattered across nation / Consumers may have eaten radioactive Fukushima Pref. meat in 8 prefectures

July 13, 2011

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JAPAN | YOMIURI | 13 July 2011 The meat of cows recently found tainted with radioactive cesium exceeding the provisional legal limit is now known to have been marketed in Tokyo and at least 11 other prefectures, with Akita, Chiba and Hyogo prefectures newly added to the list, according to the Tokyo metropolitan government and […]