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JAPAN | Tepco’s fight for distribution

July 25, 2011

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JAPAN | JAPAN TIMES | 25 July 2011  The regional monopoly enjoyed by the electric power industry in Japan has come under unprecedented criticism since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami damaged the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station, causing radioactive leaks and creating a highly political issue of how to compensate victims. The entire […]

UK | Residents’ brief return to Fukushima exclusion zone

July 25, 2011

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UK | BBC | 25 July 2011 Residents of Fukushima had to don radiation suits to visit their former homes The people gathered in a school gym on the edge of the Fukushima exclusion zone could not have imagined, only months ago, that they would need a radiation suit to visit their own homes. They […]

JAPAN | Fukushima mobilizes 3,900 to help decontaminate ‘hot spots’

July 25, 2011

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JAPAN | JAPAN TODAY | 25 July 2011  Decontamination efforts began at several “hot spots” – areas where especially high radiation levels were detected – in and around Fukushima City on Sunday and continued Monday. Some 400 experts and 3,500 residents are participating in the effort. Residents worked to haul mud and debris from gutters […]

JAPAN | How Japan’s media sees progress on Fukushima nuclear crisis

July 25, 2011

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JAPAN | MAINICHI | 25 July 2011 Over four months have passed since the onset of the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant, and many people across Japan, including those still living in shelters, are eagerly waiting for the situation to be brought under control. On July 19, the government and the […]

JAPAN | Fukushima residents confront government officials

July 25, 2011

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JAPAN | TIME OUT TOKYO | 25 July 2011  Frightened residents stonewalled: Have your say Video: Residents stonewalled by government officials A video taken at an emotional meeting between Japanese government officials and the citizens of Fukushima City, is threatening to go viral on YouTube. The video, posted on July 23 by pejorativeglut is unusual in that […]