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JAPAN | Water treatment system enjoys record-high 77 percent operating rate

August 11, 2011

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JAPAN | MAINICHI | 11 August 2011 The operating rate of a radioactive water treatment system at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant stood at a record 77.4 percent between Aug. 3 and 9 after the system became operational on June 28, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) announced Aug. 10. But Junichi Matsumoto, […]

JAPAN | NISA under fire over hiring of former TEPCO subsidiary worker as nuclear inspector

August 11, 2011

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JAPAN | MAINICHI | 11 August 2011 The government’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) said it hired a former employee of a Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) subsidiary in April as a nuclear inspector and assigned him to the utility’s Fukushima No. 2 Nuclear Power Plant the following month. NISA explained that it hired […]

JAPAN | Outgoing nuclear agency chief was aware of possible meltdown at Fukushima plant

August 11, 2011

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JAPAN | MAINICHI | 11 August 2011 Nobuaki Terasaka, outgoing director general of the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency, holds a news conference on Aug. 10. (Mainichi) Nobuaki Terasaka, outgoing director general of the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA), said Aug. 10 that he was aware of the possibility of a meltdown at the […]

JAPAN | Fukushima to create nuclear-free society through reconstruction

August 11, 2011

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JAPAN | MAINICHI | 11 August 2011 FUKUSHIMA (Kyodo) — Fukushima Prefecture on Thursday adopted a policy to make the creation of a nuclear-free society the centerpiece of its 10-year project to rebuild in the wake of the disaster at a local nuclear power plant crippled by the March earthquake and tsunami. The northeastern prefecture’s […]

Indie | The Role of Specialists: Dr. Kodama vs Dr. Yamashita

August 11, 2011

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Indie | EX-SKF | 11 August 2011 One is a scientist, the other like a politician. One has things to say, the other has things to un-say. Tokyo Brown Tabby will put the caption as soon as Tabby figures out the captioning software glitch (anyone know of a good software compatible with the latest Youtube? […]

CANADA | Citizen group wants radiation tests done in Canada following Fukushima nuclear disaster

August 11, 2011

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CANADA | STRAIGHT | 11 August 2011 A Vancouver woman wants Canadian governments held more accountable for protecting public health in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear crisis. In an August 8 interview at the¬†Georgia Straight¬†office, Isabel Budke pointed out that citizens and nongovernmental organizations can exert a great deal more pressure on Health Canada […]

Indie | NHK Special: Mapping the Radioactive Fallout (video)

August 11, 2011

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Indie | EX-SKF | 11 August 2011 It looks like the NHK Special on the grassroots effort in Japan to map the radioactive fallout after Fukushima has been translated by NHK World into English. Get it while you can, until NHK takes it down..