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USA | After Fukushima, Germany’s Nuclear Utility Faces Losses, Layoffs

August 1, 2011

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USA | TIME MAGAZINE | 1 August 2011 This post is in partnership with Worldcrunch, a new global-news site that translates stories of note in foreign languages into English. The article below was originally published in Suddeutsche Zeitung. The date has etched itself into his memory. When Johannes Teyssen talks about March 11, 2011, he does so […]

UK | Japanese rice to be tested for radioactive cesium

August 1, 2011

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UK | REUTERS | 1 August 2011 (Reuters) – More than a dozen regional governments in Japan will conduct tests to determine whether locally grown rice contains too much radioactive cesium, farm ministry officials said on Monday, as food safety worries spill into the country’s traditional staple. Public fears over radiation in food have grown after the […]

Indie | The Truth About Nuclear Power: Japanese Nuclear Engineer Calls for Abolition

August 1, 2011

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Indie | JAPAN FOCUS | 1 August 2011 Koide Hiroaki Introduction and translation by Sakai Yasuyuki and Norimatsu Satoko Introduction Koide Hiroaki began his career as a nuclear engineer forty years ago drawn to the promise of nuclear power. Quickly, however, he recognized the flaws in Japan’s nuclear power program and emerged as among the […]

JAPAN | Nuclear redress law vague about responsibility for Fukushima crisis

August 1, 2011

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JAPAN | MAINICHI | 1 August 2011 The ruling Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has drawn up a plan to revise the existing law on nuclear damage compensation following the outbreak of the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant, according to sources with knowledge of the draft bill. Unlike the current law, […]

JAPAN | U.S. pressing for deal with other countries to build nuclear fuel repository in Mongolia

August 1, 2011

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JAPAN | MAINICHI | 1 August 2011 Momentum has been quickly building behind the scenes for an ambitious and controversial project led by the United States and Japan to build a nuclear fuel repository in Mongolia as Washington is trying to secure a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with other countries concerned by the end of […]

JAPAN | Power industry unions donate over 100 mil. yen to DPJ

August 1, 2011

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JAPAN | MAINICHI | 1 August 2011 TOKYO (Kyodo) — The ruling Democratic Party of Japan received over 100 million yen in donations in the three years through 2009 from political groups formed by workers’ unions of electric power companies, a Kyodo News survey showed Sunday. With power company executives already known to have provided […]

JAPAN | Kan repeats pledge to reduce reliance on nuclear power

August 1, 2011

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JAPAN | MAINICHI | 1 August 2011 CHINO (Kyodo) — Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Sunday repeated his pledge to lower Japan’s dependence on nuclear power as a national policy, standing firm on his push for the country’s exit from nuclear power generation. “We cannot take a risk that could destroy the Earth even if […]