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Indie | Yokohama City Finally Admits It May Have Been Feeding School Children with Radioactive Beef

August 5, 2011

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Indie | EX-SKF | 5 August 2011  Yokohama City officials, from the ex-Daiei CEO mayor on down, denied and refused to do anything about it since one of the city’s assemblymen first raised the issue back in April of school lunches in the city using beef from cows that were possibly contaminated with radioactive materials. […]

Indie | Fukushima I Nuke Plant: 700 Liters of Highly Contaminated Water Leaked

August 5, 2011

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Indie | EX-SKF | 5 August 2011 The water leaked (for nth time) somewhere in the contaminated water treatment system at Fukushima I Nuke Plant. This time, what’s notable is not that the system leaked but the density of radioactive materials in that leaked water. I’m surprised TEPCO actually announced the numbers: Cesium-134: 5.5 million […]

UK | Day after Sellafield plant is shut, Government told to build another

August 5, 2011

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UK | INDEPENDENT | 5 August 2011  The plant has been a complete technological failure, managing to produce only a little fuel The Government is being pressured to build a new nuclear-fuel plant at Sellafield in Cumbria, just a day after the decision to close a failing plant that has so far cost British taxpayers […]

JAPAN | Gov’t unchanged on nuclear plant export negotiations after crisis

August 5, 2011

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JAPAN | MAINICHI | 5 August 2011 The government on Aug. 5 gave Cabinet approval to the continuation of ongoing negotiations to sell nuclear power plants overseas. The decision follows the outbreak of a crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant, which was crippled by the March 11 tsunami, leading to major radiation […]

JAPAN | Nuke safety group OKs report saying chances of another Fukushima plant explosion are slim

August 5, 2011

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JAPAN | MAINICHI | 5 August 2011 The Nuclear Safety Commission of Japan (NSC) has approved a report compiled by the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) stating that the possibility is slim that another meltdown and hydrogen explosion will occur at the tsunami-hit Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant. The report states that there […]

JAPAN | Last year’s rice being hoarded over radiation contamination worries

August 5, 2011

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JAPAN | MAINICHI | 5 August 2011 TOKYO (Kyodo) — Consumers are beginning to hoard last year’s rice as their dietary staple over concerns that freshly harvested rice may be contaminated with radioactive materials released from the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, retailers said Friday. The Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry is working to […]

JAPAN | Radioactive contamination tests begin on Chiba rice

August 5, 2011

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JAPAN | MAINICHI | 5 August 2011 Chiba Prefectural employees thresh sheaves of rice in the town of Tako in preparation for radioactive contamination tests. (Mainichi) As the Fukushima nuclear crisis continues and incidents of radioactive contamination have hit sectors across Japan’s agricultural industry, Chiba Prefecture has begun testing this year’s rice crops for radioactive […]