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Indie | Vancouver Paper: Health Canada detected massive amounts of radioactive material from Fukushima — Iodine-131 spiked above maximum allowed limit at 4 of 5 sites

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Indie | ENENEWS | 4 August 2011 Japan’s Fukushima catastrophe brings big radiation spikes to B.C., Georgia Straight (Vancouver) by Alex Roslin, August 4, 2011: After Japan’s Fukushima catastrophe, Canadian government officials reassured jittery Canadians that the radioactive plume billowing from the destroyed nuclear reactors posed zero health risks in this country. In fact, there […]

UK | Sellafield will remain a threat to Ireland

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UK | GUARDIAN | 4 August 2011 The closure of the Mox nuclear plant is good news, but Ireland is still a long way from escaping the shadow of Sellafield Sellafield nuclear reprocessing site in Cumbria. Photograph: David Moir/REUTERS Sellafield Mox nuclear fuel plant to close. It’s a headline that generations of Irish environmental activists, […]

JAPAN | Evacuation orders to be lifted in late August

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JAPAN | NHK | 4 August 2011 The government says it wants to lift evacuation advisories in a few weeks for areas 20 to 30 kilometers from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. A recovery timetable released on Wednesday proposes lifting the evacuation notice later this month or early next since the situation at the […]

JAPAN | Kaieda sacks 3 key officials over nuclear crisis, scandal

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JAPAN | ASAHI SHIMBUN | 4 August 2011 Trade and industry minister Banri Kaieda announced Aug. 4 he is dismissing three of his top bureaucrats. The move is apparently meant to hold them accountable for mishandling the nuclear disaster and a scandal that surfaced later. Kaieda held an extraordinary news conference to announce that he […]

JAPAN | EDITORIAL: Taxes should not be used to bail out TEPCO

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JAPAN | ASAHI SHIMBUN | 4 August 2011 A new law has been enacted to ensure the payment of compensation to people who have suffered damage from the devastating accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, operated by Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO). A new entity for the purpose will be created as […]

USA | Japan’s Change of Energy Chiefs Is Criticized as Mere Reshuffle

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USA | BLOOMBERG | 4 August 2011 Japan’s decision to remove three officials in charge of energy policyisn’t enough to tackle failures that contributed to the Fukushima nuclear disaster, said a former Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry official. Cabinet minister Banri Kaieda, who heads the ministry known as METI, said today he’ll dismiss its top bureaucrat […]

UK | Japan town retreats from nuclear project near Fukushima plant

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UK | REUTERS | 4 August 2011 * Town of Minamisoma, near stricken Fukushima plant, changes stance * Nearly half of town’s residents still away from their homes * Tohoku Elec plans to build Namie-Odaka nuclear plant near Fukushima * Town to give up infrastructure subsidies for areas hosting reactors TOKYO, Aug 4 (Reuters) – […]