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JAPAN | Nuclear agency releases stress test details

July 15, 2011

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JAPAN | NHK | 15 July 2011 Japan’s nuclear agency has drawn up methods for stress-testing the country’s nuclear power plants, but has yet to release a timetable for checking those facilities already idled for inspection. The 2-stage tests involve computer simulations to gauge a reactor’s resistance to earthquakes, tsunamis, and loss of power and […]

JAPAN | TEPCO checking for gas leak from No. 3 reactor

July 15, 2011

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JAPAN | NHK | 15 July 2011 The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is checking for gas leaks in the No. 3 reactor, into which nitrogen is being injected to prevent a hydrogen explosion. Tokyo Electric Power Company has injected more than 200 cubic meters of nitrogen into the reactor’s containment vessel […]

AUS | Japanese beef contamination widens

July 15, 2011

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AUSTRALASIA | SYDNEY MORNING HERALD | 15 July 2011 Sunflowers are being planted as part of a soil-decontamination campaign. Photo: AFP MORE beef from cattle in Japan that ate straw tainted by radiation has found its way into the food supply, deepening concern about the safety of meat as the country struggles to contain the spread […]

Indie | Fukushima I Nuke Plant: Water Treatment System Is in Trouble

July 15, 2011

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Indie | EX-SKF | 15 July 2011  Something is going wrong. TEPCO has started to use fresh water taken from the river to cool the reactors, because the treated water that it has been using is running low. From Yomiuri Shinbun (10:23PM JST 7/15/2011): 東京電力は15日、福島第一原子力発電所の汚染水処理システムの不調で、原子炉に注入する処理水が不足してきたため、約2週間ぶりに外部から真水を補給したと発表した。 TEPCO announced on July 15 that the company started to use the […]

JAPAN | Disaster-hit Miyagi town questions dependence on nuclear money

July 15, 2011

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JAPAN | MAINICHI | 15 July 2011 Members of the Onagawa town assembly in Onagawa, Miyagi Prefecture, hold a committee meeting in a classroom of a local elementary school on June 29, after the assembly chamber was damaged in the March 11 disaster. (Mainichi) ONAGAWA, Miyagi — Four months after the Great East Japan Earthquake […]

JAPAN | Health ministry to review inspection system over radioactive beef scare

July 15, 2011

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JAPAN | MAINICHI | 15 July 2011 The government decided July 15 to review its beef-cow screening policy after a cattle farm in Asakawa, Fukushima Prefecture, shipped 42 cows fed with radioactive cesium-contaminated straw to Tokyo and several other prefectures. Under the move, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare will consider expanding the present […]

JAPAN | Kan under fire from Cabinet for advocating nuclear-free society

July 15, 2011

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JAPAN | MAINICHI | 15 July 2011 Prime Minister Naoto Kan drew fire from members of his Cabinet on July 15 for advocating a society free of nuclear power in the aftermath of the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant. Kansei Nakano, chairman of the National Public Safety Commission, led the charge, […]