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Indie | Radiation in Japan: Bill That Will Allow the National Government to Dispose Radioactive Debris Set to Be Submitted To the Diet, Will Probably Pass

August 14, 2011

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Indie | EX-SKF | 14 August 2011  by a coalition of 3 largest political parties – Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ, ruling party), Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), and New Komei Party (NKP) – that make up 92% of the Lower House and 85% of the Upper House. In other words, the bill is guaranteed to […]

USA | Japan Prepares for Its First Import of Radioactive Waste Since Earthquake

August 14, 2011

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USA | BLOOMBERG | 14 August 2011 Japan is preparing to receive its first import of highly radioactive waste since March, when an earthquake and tsunami caused a meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. The vessel Pacific Grebe set sail Aug. 3 to Japan from Britain with more than 30 metric tons of radioactive waste on board. […]

CANADA | Issue of radiation-tainted food in Japan escalates

August 14, 2011

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CANADA | VANCOUVER SUN | 14 August 2011 Mushrooms joined the threats to Japan’s food chain from radiation spewed by Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant, as the country expands efforts to limit the effects of the disaster. Japan is under pressure to enhance food inspections as it has no centralized system for […]

AFRICA | Japan eyes global nuclear compensation treaty – report

August 14, 2011

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AFRICA | REUTERS AFRICA | 14 August 2011 TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan is considering joining a U.S.-led global nuclear compensation treaty in a bid to fend off excessive overseas damage claims related to nuclear accidents, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Sunday, without citing sources. The U.S., Morocco, Romania and Argentina have agreed to the Convention on […]

JAPAN | Radiation effect on children’s thyroid glands

August 14, 2011

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JAPAN | NHK | 14 August 2011 A survey shows that a small amount of radioactive iodine has been detected in the thyroid glands of hundreds of children in Fukushima Prefecture. The result was reported to a meeting of the Japan Pediatric Society in Tokyo on Saturday. A group of researchers led by Hiroshima University […]

JAPAN | Fukushima farmers in a jam / Fruit growers see orders plunge due to fears over radiation

August 14, 2011

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JAPAN | YOMIURI | 14 August 2011 The Yomiuri Shimbun/Shigeru Yui picks peaches at his farm in the Ozaso district of Fukushima on Monday. FUKUSHIMA–As Shigeru Yui carefully picked a plump peach from a tree on his farm in the Ozaso district in Fukushima last week, he was impressed with what he saw. “The peaches […]

JAPAN | Mother caught between radiation threat and breaking up family

August 14, 2011

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JAPAN | MAINICHI | 14 August 2011 Kaori Sato feeds her daughter Rin at her home in Date, Fukushima Prefecture. (Mainichi) DATE, Fukushima — A mother whose home is in an area where high radiation levels have been detected is caught between wanting to evacuate and wanting to stay with her parents and other family […]