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Indie | Radiation in Japan: Chernobyl-Affected Trees from Europe Sold in Japan?

August 6, 2011

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Indie | EX-SKF | 6 August 2011  Ignorance can be deadly. Literally. From the blog of Dr. Bin Mori, Professor Emeritus at Tokyo University Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences; Professor Mori cites a message from one of his readers who is a charcoal producer (8/2/2011): 「25年前のチェルノブイリ放射能事故で、汚染された森林の木材をヨーロッパ諸国が、どの様に処分しているのか報告します。ドイツ・フィンランド・スウェ-デンから、20年前からドイツトウヒ、フィンランドパイン等総称ホワイトウッド材を、日本の木材商社が大量に買い付け輸入が始まり現在も続いています。 “I want to tell you how some European countries have […]

USA | Atomic Bomb Survivors Join Opposition to Nuclear Power

August 6, 2011

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USA | NEW YORK TIMES | 6 August 2011 Lanterns with antinuclear messages were released Saturday in Hiroshima, Japan, on the 66th anniversary of the bombing there. NAGASAKI, Japan — In 1945, Masahito Hirose saw the white mushroom cloud rise from the atomic bomb that incinerated this city and that left his aunt to die […]

JAPAN | Kaieda picks bureaucrats from pro-nuclear faction to lead METI

August 6, 2011

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JAPAN | ASAHI SHIMBUN | 6 August 2011 Banri Kaieda’s “reborn” industry ministry is looking quite similar to highly criticized one that was heavily armed to thwart the energy reforms pushed by Prime Minister Naoto Kan. The industry minister on Aug. 4 decided on the replacements for three leading ministry officials who will be dismissed […]

JAPAN | Hiroshima’s Peace Declaration “Review energy policies”

August 6, 2011

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JAPAN | ASAHI SHIMBUN | 6 August 2011 The following is the English version of the Peace Declaration delivered by Kazumi Matsui at the Peace Memorial Ceremony on August 6, 2011   * * * Sixty-six years ago, despite the war, the people of Hiroshima were leading fairly normal lives. Until that fateful moment, many […]

JAPAN | Archives reveal U.S. considered nuke plant in Hiroshima in ’53

August 6, 2011

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JAPAN | ASAHI SHIMBUN | 6 August 2011 The United States considered building a nuclear power plant in Hiroshima in 1953, but President Dwight D. Eisenhower dismissed the idea, saying it would amount to indicating Washington’s “sense of guilt” over the atomic bombing of the city in 1945. U.S. archives obtained by The Asahi Shimbun […]

JAPAN | Govt may allow brief home visits to evacuees

August 6, 2011

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JAPAN | NHK | 6 August 2011 The Japanese government may allow evacuees whose homes are close to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant to return home temporarily. In response to the nuclear accident in March, the government set up a 20-kilometer no-entry zone around the plant. Later, it allowed brief visits by residents whose homes […]

JAPAN | Kan: No-nuclear generation society a gov’t policy

August 6, 2011

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JAPAN | NHK | 6 August 2011 Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan says he will promote the idea of a society without reliance on nuclear power generation, not as a personal assertion but as a government policy. The prime minister made the remark at a news conference in Hiroshima City, western Japan, on Saturday after […]