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USA | Bill Unsettles Tepco Investors – Measure to Bolster Utility Envisions Holders’ Sharing Cost Burden; Stock Drops 16%

July 27, 2011

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USA | WALL STREET JOURNAL | 27 July 2011 TOKYO—Shares of Tokyo Electric Power Co. plummeted Wednesday as a revised bill aimed at keeping the embattled utility solvent reignited worries that shareholders will take a hit. The bill, which was approved by a Japanese parliamentary committee, would create a state-backed entity to financially support the utility as […]

UK | UPDATE 2-Areva profits fall as Fukushima freezes nuclear spend

July 27, 2011

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UK | REUTERS | 27 July 2011 * Recurring operating profit down 70 pct, orders cancelled * Areva says impact of Fukushima still very hard to assess * Reactor shutdowns in Japan, Germany hit Areva’s fuel sales * CEO remains confident on longer-term market fundamentals By Marie Maitre PARIS, July 27 (Reuters) – Areva reported lower first-half […]

USA | UPDATE: Areva Profits Drop, Warns Of Deeper Long-term Fukushima Hit

July 27, 2011

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USA | WALL STREET JOURNAL | 27 July 2011 PARIS (Dow Jones)–French state-controlled nuclear engineering firm Areva SA (AREVA.FR) Wednesday reported a large drop in quarterly earnings and warned that it is still too soon to assess the full consequences of the Fukushima nuclear disaster on its long-term financial outlook. In the first half of […]

UK | Areva warns future unclear after Fukushima

July 27, 2011

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UK | FINANCIAL TIMES | 27 July 2011 Areva, the world’s biggest maker of atomic reactors, has warned that it remains “extremely difficult” to assess the long-term impact on the industry of the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster but said orders were only €1bn ($1.4bn) lower than before the event. The company’s disclosure on the size […]

Indie | Professor: Nuclear scientists claiming radioactivity is a healthy thing for people — An “incredible lie” (VIDEO)

July 27, 2011

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Indie | ENENEWS | 27 July 2011 Interview with Karl Grossman, July 27, 2011: […] “A lot of nuclear scientists … actually have the nerve to claim that radiation is good for you, and they have this theory called ‘radiation hormesis’ and they claim that radioactivity exercises the immune system and it’s a healthy thing […]

USA | U.S. wasn’t fully prepared for radiation risks following Japan earthquake, top general says

July 27, 2011

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USA | STARS & STRIPES | 27 July 2011 TOKYO, Japan — In the first few days of Japan’s nuclear crisis this spring, the U.S. military wasn’t fully prepared to deal with possible radiation exposure to its troops and equipment, the top U.S. general in Japan said Wednesday. U.S. Forces Japan commander Lt. Gen. Burton […]

JAPAN | Nuclear evacuees get special Italy summer invite

July 27, 2011

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JAPAN | JAPAN TIMES | 27 July 2011 Rome — Although it is no fun still having to live in an evacuation center more than four months since the start of the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, 9-year-old Momoka Sekigawa and her younger sister Yurina say they have something to look forward […]