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JAPAN | Court injunction sought against reactor restarts

August 2, 2011

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JAPAN | NHK | 2 August 2011 People living near 7 nuclear reactors in Fukui Prefecture, central Japan, have sought a court injunction against restarting them. The reactors are currently offline for scheduled maintenance. Some 170 people, including residents of neighboring Shiga Prefecture, oppose the restart of 7 reactors at 3 nuclear power stations due […]

JAPAN | Hiroshima University to study low-level exposure

August 2, 2011

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JAPAN | NHK | 2 August 2011 Hiroshima University is to launch a study focusing on the health impact of exposure to low-level radiation. The university has set up a committee of about 40 researchers to apply their knowledge to support people affected by the Fukushima nuclear accident. The university has been providing medical care […]

Indie | Fukushima I Nuke Plant Reactor 1: More Than 5 Sieverts/Hr Radiation on 2nd Floor

August 2, 2011

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Indie | EX-SKF | 2 August 2011 It looks like the survey meter on the robot (no info on whether it was Packbot or Quince) also went overscale. From Jiji Tsushin (10:47PM JST 8/2/2011): 福島第1原発事故で、東京電力は2日、1号機原子炉建屋2階の空調関連室の放射線量をロボットで測定したところ、最高で毎時5シーベルト(5000ミリ シーベルト)以上だったと発表した。屋内の測定値では、6月3日に同建屋1階で測定された4シーベルト(4000ミリシーベルト)を上回りこれまでの最高。東電は同室を立ち入り禁止とした。 TEPCO announced on August 2 that the radiation level in the air conditioning room on the 2nd floor of the reactor […]

Indie | Wanted: 20 Healthy Males Who Want over $600 for 4-Hour Work a Day for One Month to Help Disaster-Affected Tohoku

August 2, 2011

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Indie | EX-SKF | 2 August 2011 It’s probably a job in the disaster-affected area called Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant… Anyone care to join “Fukushima 50”? It’s not too late. They need fresh workers in the “new normal” at the plant where 10 sieverts/hour radiation is considered no big deal. (TEPCO says it doesn’t […]

JAPAN | Time to dismantle dangerous nuclear reactors, scrap nuclear fuel cycle program

August 2, 2011

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JAPAN | MAINICHI | 2 August 2011 The Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami that occurred five months ago and the ensuing nuclear crisis have reminded the public that natural disasters are unpredictable and that an accident at a nuclear power station could cause irreparable damage to extensive areas. Risks of serious accidents at nuclear […]

JAPAN | 2 TEPCO workers died in tsunami after following orders to check nuclear plant damage

August 2, 2011

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JAPAN | MAINICHI | 2 August 2011 Two Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) workers whose bodies were found at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power plant some three weeks after the March 11 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami were struck by the tsunami while inspecting an underground facility under orders, the Mainichi has learned. […]

JAPAN | Nuclear agency asked Shikoku Electric to send employees to symposium

August 2, 2011

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JAPAN | MAINICHI | 2 August 2011 The symposium on a “pluthermal” project at the Hamaoka Nuclear Power Plant is held in Omaezaki, Shizuoka Prefecture, on Aug. 26, 2007. (Mainichi) TOKYO (Kyodo) — A former senior official of the Japanese government’s nuclear safety agency on Tuesday acknowledged that the agency asked Shikoku Electric Power Co., […]