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Indie | Radioactive Beef Bento Was Sold on Shinkansen Bullet Trains

July 20, 2011

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Indie | EX-SKF | 20 July 2011 Internal radiation spreads far and wide in Japan, as if external one is not enough. Or I should say, “Now they are telling us”, when it is too late. Many people already ate the meat from the meat cows that have been only discovered recently to have been […]

UK | EDF admits French nuclear reactor delayed but says UK projects on target

July 20, 2011

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UK | GUARDIAN | 20 July 2011 • Flamanville reactor four years late and billions over budget • EDF says no reason to expect similar problems with UK plants EDF has admitted to delays with the nuclear reactor it is building in France but says its UK plants are on target. Above, one of the […]

JAPAN | Fukushima city sows sunflower seeds to decontaminate ‘hot spot’

July 20, 2011

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JAPAN | MAINICHI | 20 July 2011 FUKUSHIMA (Kyodo) — Fukushima city officials sowed sunflower seeds Wednesday at a plaza in the city as part of efforts to remove radioactive materials from the soil. Sunflowers are said to absorb radioactive substances, and the 6,000-square-meter plaza, located on a hillside about 1 kilometer away from the […]

JAPAN | Agriculture Ministry under fire over contaminated rice straw

July 20, 2011

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JAPAN | MAINICHI | 20 July 2011 Prefectural officials interview livestock farmers after radioactive cesium was detected in cattle raised in Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture, on July 10. (Mainichi) The Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry has come under fire for failing to take prompt action to prevent rice straw contaminated with radioactive substances from being marketed […]

JAPAN | Kan hints at reviewing Japan’s nuclear fuel recycle policy

July 20, 2011

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JAPAN | MAINICHI | 20 July 2011 TOKYO (Kyodo) — Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Wednesday referred to the possibility of reviewing the country’s nuclear fuel recycling policy, casting a cloud over the future of Japan’s Monju prototype fast-breeder reactor. “We should hold discussions without making any prejudgment on whether we will proceed with the […]

JAPAN | Kan likely to quit by end of August, positive signs on horizon, says foreign expert

July 20, 2011

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JAPAN | MAINICHI | 20 July 2011 Gerald Curtis, professor of political science at Columbia University in New York, speaks at a luncheon meeting of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan (FCCJ) in Tokyo on July 20. (Mainichi) Prime Minister Naoto Kan is likely to step down by the end of August as he has […]

JAPAN | Decontaminating soil, lowering radiation levels needed to lift evacuation order

July 20, 2011

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JAPAN | MAINICHI | 20 July 2011 A worker from the Japan Atomic Energy Agency measures radiation levels in a sandbox at the Fukushima University-affiliated kindergarten in Fukushima on May 8, 2011. (Mainichi) In order to lift the evacuation order in areas around the crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant, controlling the radiation dosage […]