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UK | A young man sacrificing his future to shut down Fukushima

July 26, 2011

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UK | THE INDEPENDENT | 26 July 2011 David McNeill meets a nuclear worker who sees it as his duty to save the stricken plant – even if it means an early grave Atsushi Watanabe (not his real name) is an ordinary Japanese man in his 20s, about average height and solidly built, with the […]

UK | Special report: Fukushima long ranked most hazardous plant

July 26, 2011

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UK | REUTERS | 26 July 2011 TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant ranked as one of the most dangerous in the world for radiation exposure years before it was destroyed by the meltdowns and explosions that followed the March 11 earthquake. For five years to 2008, the Fukushima plant was rated the […]

Indie | IAEA’s Chief Amano Does Fukushima I Nuke Plant Tour

July 26, 2011

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Indie | EX-SKF | 26 July 2011 The video of his July 25 tour of the crippled plant has been uploaded by the IAEA. As they approach Reactor 3, the survey meter keeps beeping, alerting them to a high radiation level even at that distance (about 1:32 into the video). Devastation from tsunami looks just […]

UK | Children in Fukushima to be given regular cancer tests

July 26, 2011

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UK | TELEGRAPH | 26 July 2011 Children living in the nuclear-hit Fukushima region of Japan are to undergo regular cancer tests for the rest of their lives. Fukushima prefectural government plans to carry out regular ultrasound examinations on all residents who were 18 years old or under when the nuclear crisis broke out on […]

JAPAN | Symposium critical of media coverage on nuclear plant crisis

July 26, 2011

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JAPAN | MAINICHI | 26 July 2011 A symposium themed on nuclear power plants and the media was held in Tokyo on the heels of the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant. The symposium, held at a civic hall in Tokyo’s Shinjuku Ward on July 19, discussed how the domestic media reported […]

JAPAN | Power companies’ generation figures called into question amid push for reactor restarts

July 26, 2011

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JAPAN | MAINICHI | 26 July 2011 As Japan strives to conserve power following the closure of nuclear reactors in the wake of the meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant, suggestions have arisen that power companies are underestimating their generating capacity. Recently one opposition lawmaker questioned whether power companies, which want to […]

Indie | Post-Nuke Reconstruction Plan for Fukushima Prefecture: World-Class Radiation Medicine, Radiation Contamination Removal, Renewable Energy

July 26, 2011

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Indie | EX-SKF | 26 July 2011 When the governor of Fukushima started to say “post-nuke“, I thought “OK, he must have found a new way to benefit from the close ties with the national government, other than nuke, or in addition to nuke.” According to Yomiuri Shinbun, the latest and final version of the […]