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JAPAN | 84 more Fukushima cows found shipped

July 16, 2011

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JAPAN | JAPAN TIMES | 17 July 2011 A further 84 cows shipped from five beef cattle farms in Fukushima Prefecture were fed with hay containing high levels of radioactive cesium, the prefectural government said Saturday. Hay buffet: Cattle are fed Saturday at a farm in the town of Miharu, Fukushima Prefecture, after checks confirmed […]

INDIA | Japan to suspend civil nuclear talks with India: report

July 16, 2011

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INDIA | THE HINDU| 17 July 2011 Sequel to Prime Minister Naoto Kan’s decision to take his country away from nuclear energy path The Japanese government is reported to have decided to suspend civil nuclear cooperation talks with India and four other countries — Brazil, South Africa, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates. Tokyo’s decision, […]

JAPAN | Restart of N-reactors still uncertain / Nuclear agency has not clarified timing, criteria for confirming safety of idled facilities

July 16, 2011

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JAPAN | YOMIURI | 17 July 2011 Despite the announcement Friday of details regarding upcoming stress tests on nuclear plants nationwide, the outlook for restarting nuclear reactors remains unclear, as the final decision on whether to resume operations rests with top political leaders. The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said the first stage of the […]

JAPAN | Oi reactor resumption could be months away

July 16, 2011

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JAPAN | YOMIURI | 17 July 2011 It may take several months until Kansai Electric Power Co. can reactivate the Oi power plant’s No. 1 reactor, as it likely will have to undergo first-stage stress tests, according to sources. Under a draft plan for two-stage stress tests announced by the government Friday, suspended reactors need […]

JAPAN | Halt ordered for Fukui Pref. nuke reactor

July 16, 2011

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JAPAN | YOMIURI | 17 July 2011 OSAKA–Kansai Electric Power Co. said Saturday it would halt the operation of a nuclear reactor at its Oi power plant in Oicho, Fukui Prefecture, due to a problem with a tank used to store water for emergency reactor-cooling functions. The reactor’s shutdown could negatively impact the reliability of […]

JAPAN | Tainted beef sold in at least 13 prefs

July 16, 2011

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JAPAN | YOMIURI | 17 July 2011 A total of 1,200 kilograms of radioactive cesium-contaminated beef has been sold to consumers in at least 13 prefectures, The Yomiuri Shimbun learned Saturday. The beef came from 42 cows shipped by a livestock farmer in Asakawamachi, Fukushima Prefecture, who fed the cattle with rice straw contaminated with […]

JAPAN | Tokyo, 10 prefs start checking beef farms

July 16, 2011

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JAPAN | YOMIURI | 17 July 2011 Prefectural governments in the Tohoku and Kanto regions have started questioning cattle farm owners about their straw feed as they try to stop more beef tainted with radioactive cesium from reaching consumers, government sources said. The Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry asked the prefectures to conduct the inspections […]