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USA | UPDATE: Japan’s Nuclear Regulator Admits It Tried To Sway Public Opinion On Nuclear Plants

July 29, 2011

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USA | WALL STREET JOURNAL | 29 July 2011 — Japan’s nuclear regulator behind efforts to falsely suggest public support for nuclear power — At least two utilities say they were asked to take part in secret efforts — Admission comes as government releases energy strategy that reduces dependence on nuclear power — PM Kan […]

USA | Japan Proposes Aggressive Recovery Plan

July 29, 2011

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USA | NEW YORK TIMES | 29 July 2011 TOKYO — Japan on Friday proposed an aggressive plan to spend 13 trillion yen ($167 billion) over five years in hopes of bringing about a swift recovery after its recent natural and nuclear disasters. The Japanese government is desperate to pull the economy out of a recession stemming […]

JAPAN | Japan drops promotion of nuclear power from 5-year science plan

July 29, 2011

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JAPAN | MAINICHI | 29 July 2011 Prime Minister Naoto Kan, far left, delivers a speech in a meeting of the Council for Science and Technology Policy at his office on July 29. (Mainichi) The governmental Council for Science and Technology Policy (CSTP) on July 29 dropped plans to expand nuclear power generation from its […]

JAPAN | Japan to seek to scale back nuclear power in new energy strategy

July 29, 2011

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JAPAN | MAINICHI | 29 July 2011 TOKYO (Kyodo) — Japan will draw up a scenario for reducing the country’s reliance on nuclear power in the wake of the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi atomic power plant, Prime Minister Naoto Kan said as the government decided on the outline of the country’s energy policy Friday. […]

JAPAN | Over 1,550 tons of highly radioactive sludge found in 5 prefectures

July 29, 2011

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JAPAN | MAINICHI | 29 July 2011 Over 1,500 metric tons of radioactive sludge requiring controlled handling has been found in five prefectures across Japan amid the ongoing Fukushima nuclear crisis, the government announced on July 28. The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said that an examination of 49,250 tons of sludge produced during […]

JAPAN | 1,500 tons of radioactive sludge cannot be buried

July 29, 2011

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JAPAN | NHK | 29 July 2011 Nearly 50,000 tons of sludge at water treatment facilities has been found to contain radioactive cesium as the result of the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Over 1,500 tons is so contaminated that it cannot be buried for disposal. Water treatment facilities in eastern and […]

Indie | NHK: TEPCO doesn’t know where melted fuel is at in reactors or actual level of radioactive particles still being released — About to start checking

July 29, 2011

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Indie | ENENEWS | 29 July 2011 TEPCO to extract air from troubled reactors, NHK, July 29, 2011 The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says it will extract air from troubled reactors at the plant to measure the amount of radioactive substances. […] The operation is intended to obtain accurate data on […]