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JAPAN | 3 major parties join forces to draw up draft bill to remove irradiated soil

August 16, 2011

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JAPAN | MAINICHI | 16 August 2011 The ruling Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), the largest opposition Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), the New Komeito party and other parties have worked together to draw up a draft bill to remove radioactive substances from soil and rubble that leaked from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power […]

JAPAN | Radioactive sulfur from Fukushima detected on U.S. west coast

August 16, 2011

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JAPAN | MAINICHI | 16 August 2011 LOS ANGELES (Kyodo) — A small amount of radioactive sulfur released from Japan’s crisis-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has been detected on the U.S. west coast, a team of U.S. researchers said Monday. But the researchers said it poses no threat to human health. The team from […]

JAPAN | Tomari reactor to get official nod to stay online

August 16, 2011

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JAPAN | JAPAN TIMES | 16 August 2011 Hokkaido unit only faces part two of stress test: Kaieda SAPPORO — Hokkaido Gov. Harumi Takahashi was expected to announce Tuesday night her approval for resuming commercial operations of the Tomari nuclear plant’s reactor 3, which has been running full tilt since March 7 but technically only […]

JAPAN | U.S. planned to build nuclear power plant on Okinawa

August 16, 2011

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JAPAN | ASAHI | 16 August 2011 The United States had a plan to construct a nuclear power plant on Okinawa when it was in charge of the civilian government of the islands in the 1950s, which would have preceded the first nuclear plant on Japanese soil, built in the early 1960s. Public documents from […]

JAPAN | Cabinet OKs new nuke watchdog

August 16, 2011

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JAPAN | JAPAN TIMES | 16 August 2011 The Cabinet approved a plan Monday to set up by next April a new agency in charge of nuclear safety under the Environment Ministry as a key pillar of the country’s basic policy on improving nuclear safety regulation. The new entity will integrate the Nuclear and Industrial […]

Indie | Xinhua: Gov’t says “waters in China have been affected by the radioactive materials” from Fukushima — Contamination levels higher than what Japan claims

August 16, 2011

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Indie | ENENEWS | 16 August 2011 Radioactive materials from Japan found in China’s waters, Xinhua, August 15, 2011: China’s State Oceanic Administration (SOA) said last Friday (Aug 12) that waters in China have been affected by the radioactive materials leaked from the crippled nuclear power plant in Fukushima. Last month, the SOA said in […]

JAPAN | Unpopular cargo: Radioactive waste shipload coming

August 16, 2011

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JAPAN | JAPAN TIMES | 16 August 2011 Delivery set to raise serious questions over long-term storage Bloomberg Japan will soon receive its first shipment of highly radioactive waste amid the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant triple-meltdown crisis that started in March, and at a time when the storage of such dangerous substances is increasingly […]