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JAPAN | Fukushima parents fret for kids

August 3, 2011

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      JAPAN | YOMIURI SHIMBUN | 3 August 2011 FUKUSHIMA–The degree of concern among parents in Fukushima Prefecture is reflected by the revelation that as many as 2,300 children have left private kindergartens in the prefecture due to worries over the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. Two thousand of the children in question have either transferred […]

Indie | Experts: Melt-through scenario means even higher radiation readings to come — Likely many more reports of deadly radiation in future

August 3, 2011

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Indie | ENENEWS | 3 August 2011 Tepco Reports Second Deadly Radiation Reading at Fukushima Nuclear Plant, Bloomberg by Tsuyoshi Inajima and Kari Lundgren, August 3, 2011: Tokyo Electric Power Co. reported its second deadly radiation reading in as many days at its wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant […] “It’s probably the first of many more […]

UK | Sellafield Mox nuclear fuel plant to close as consequence of Fukushima

August 3, 2011

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UK | GUARDIAN | 3 August 2011 The Sellafield MOX plant will be closed as a consequence of the Fukushima incident in Japan. Photograph: PA The Mox nuclear fuel plant at Sellafield will be closed on Wednesday afternoon, with the loss of about 600 jobs. The closure is a consequence of the Fukushima incident in Japan, in March. […]

JAPAN | Nagasaki mayor calls for nuclear-free NE Asia

August 3, 2011

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JAPAN | NHK | 3 August 2011 The mayor of Nagasaki has urged the Japanese government to start efforts to denuclearize Northeast Asia, as the first step toward creating a nuclear-free world. Mayor Tomihisa Taue met with Foreign Minister Takeaki Matsumoto in Tokyo on Wednesday. Mayor Taue said he has been garnering signatures from municipality […]

USA | Tepco Reports Second Deadly Radiation Reading at Fukushima

August 3, 2011

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      USA | BLOOMBERG | 3 August 2011 Tokyo Electric Power Co. reported its second deadly radiation reading in as many days at its wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant north of Tokyo. The utility known as Tepco said yesterday it detected 5 sieverts of radiation per hour in the No. 1 reactor building. On Aug. […]

USA | Japan Passes Law Supporting Nuclear Plant Operator

August 3, 2011

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USA | NEW YORK TIMES | 3 August 2011 TOKYO — Japan’s Parliament on Wednesday passed a law that will allow the use of public funds to support the company operating the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, and help it pay what is expected to amount to billions of dollars in compensation claims. The law creates a […]

USA | Japan closer to nuclear pay-out

August 3, 2011

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USA | TIME MAGAZINE | 3 August 2011 Japan is a step closer to multi-billion-dollar compensation payouts for the victims of the country’s nuclear crisis, but angry farmers demand faster action. Parliament passed a law to create a state-backed entity that would help embattled operator Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) pay the compensation bill for […]