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JAPAN | Radiation contamination leaves Fukushima schools unable to drain pool water

August 13, 2011

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JAPAN | MAINICHI | 13 August 2011 An educator checks the state of contaminated pool water at Watari Elementary School in Fukushima on Aug. 4, 2011. (Mainichi) Many schools in Fukushima Prefecture are at a loss over what do to with their swimming pools, which can’t be used or drained because the water is tainted […]

JAPAN | Energy bill to pass lower house next Friday

August 13, 2011

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JAPAN | YOMIURI | 13 August 2011 Democratic Party of Japan and Liberal Democratic Party Diet affairs chiefs agreed Friday to pass a renewable energy sources special measures bill through the House of Representatives on Friday next week. The agreement comes amid efforts to realize a new administration within this month. Diet affairs committee chairmen […]

JAPAN | Fukushima food producers protest

August 13, 2011

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JAPAN | YOMIURI | 13 August 2011 Farmers and fishermen from Fukushima Prefecture protest in Tokyo’s Hibiya Park on Friday, calling for early compensation over the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. Demanding stabilization of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant and compensation for the disaster at the earliest possible date, […]

JAPAN | Zone’s dissolution brings confusion, fear

August 13, 2011

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JAPAN | YOMIURI | 13 August 2011 Recently announced plans to dissolve the emergency evacuation preparation zone have been met with trepidation in affected municipalities, whose residents and officials worry about radiation and whether evacuees will actually return. The central government decided Tuesday to dissolve the emergency evacuation preparation zone, which was created in the […]

Indie | “The World’s Safest Cookies” Baked by Fukushima School Kids

August 13, 2011

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Indie | EX-SKF | 13 August 2011 From Mainichi Shinbun Japanese (8/13/2011): 世界一安全なクッキー 福島の小学生が県産食材で World’s safest cookies made by Fukushima elementary school children from Fukushima-grown food items 東京電力福島第1原発がある福島県大熊町から会津若松市に避難している小学生が13日、クッキー作りに挑戦した。風評被害をはね返そうと、県産のモモやカキなどのドライフルーツをふんだんに使った。 Elementary school children who have evacuated from Okuma-machi to Aizu Wakamatsu City tried cookie making on August 13. Okuma-machi is where Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant is located. The children […]

USA | Mushrooms Join Growing List of Radioactive Threats to Japan’s Food Chain

August 13, 2011

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USA | BLOOMBERG | 13 August 2011 Mushrooms are the latest addition to threats facing Japan’s food chain from radiation spewed by Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant. Nameko mushrooms grown in the open air in Soma, a city about 40 kilometers (25 miles) north of the crippled plant, were found to contain nine […]

CHINA | Giant tent being built to cover Japan nuclear reactor

August 13, 2011

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CHINA | CHINA POST | 13 August 2011 TOKYO — The operator of Japan’s damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant is building a huge tent to cover one of the worst-hit reactors, officials said Friday. Officials hope the cover will keep radioactive materials that have already leaked from spreading, prevent rainwater seepage and offer a […]