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JAPAN | Excessive radioactive cesium found in Fukushima fish: Greenpeace

August 9, 2011

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JAPAN | MAINICHI | 9 August 2011 TOKYO (Kyodo) — Fish caught at a port about 55 kilometers from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant contained radioactive cesium at levels exceeding an allowable limit, the environmental group Greenpeace said Tuesday. The samples taken at Onahama port in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, in late July, included […]

JAPAN | Kono renews call for end to nuclear power, eyes another run for LDP president

August 9, 2011

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JAPAN | MAINICHI | 9 August 2011 Taro Kono, a House of Representatives member of the largest opposition Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), speaks about his nuclear-free energy policy during a news conference at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan (FCCJ) in Tokyo on Aug. 9. (Mainichi) Taro Kono, an outspoken opponent of nuclear power in […]

JAPAN | 14,000 Fukushima children change schools in wake of quake, nuclear crisis

August 9, 2011

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JAPAN | MAINICHI | 9 August 2011 Some 14,000 children who attended public elementary and junior high schools in Fukushima Prefecture before the Great East Japan earthquake, tsunami and ensuing nuclear crisis have since changed schools or will change schools during the summer holiday, it has been learned. A survey by the Fukushima Prefectural Board […]

JAPAN | Parents facing tough decision to move children out of Fukushima amid radiation fears

August 9, 2011

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JAPAN | MAINICHI | 9 August 2011 Mothers with young children gather in a district in Fukushima Prefecture to discuss their fears about radiation and the measures they plan to take. (Mainichi) Parents of children in Fukushima Prefecture, where the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant continues, are using the school summer […]

JAPAN | Report suggests second meltdown at reactor at Fukushima plant

August 9, 2011

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JAPAN | ASAHI SHIMBUN | 9 August 2011 A second meltdown likely occurred in the No. 3 reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, a scenario that could hinder the current strategy to end the crisis, a scientist said. In that meltdown, 10 days after the March 11 Great East Japan Earthquake, the […]

USA | AP IMPACT: Japan ignored own radiation forecasts

August 9, 2011

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USA | ASSOCIATED PRESS | 9 August 2011 NAMIE, Japan (AP) — Japan’s system to forecast radiation threats was working from the moment its nuclear crisis began. As officials planned a venting operation certain to release radioactivity into the air, the system predicted Karino Elementary School would be directly in the path of the plume […]

JAPAN | City starts decontamination work

August 9, 2011

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JAPAN | YOMIURI SHIMBUN | 9 August 2011 An excavator scrapes off the surface soil of a schoolyard at Kashima Primary School in Minami-Soma, Fukushima Prefecture, on Monday. MINAMI-SOMA, Fukushima–The Minami-Soma municipal government began decontamination work by removing radioactive substances throughout the city Monday, except for places inside the no-entry zone. The work, being carried […]