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AUSTRALASIA | Record-high radiation detected at Fukushima

August 2, 2011

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AUSTRALIA | ABC NEWS | 2 August 2011 The company that owns Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant says it has detected record-high radiation on site. Almost five months after Japan’s government announced a nuclear emergency, the company which owns the Fukushima nuclear plant, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), says radiation levels have reached at […]

AUS | Japanese beef contamination widens

July 15, 2011

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AUSTRALASIA | SYDNEY MORNING HERALD | 15 July 2011 Sunflowers are being planted as part of a soil-decontamination campaign. Photo: AFP MORE beef from cattle in Japan that ate straw tainted by radiation has found its way into the food supply, deepening concern about the safety of meat as the country struggles to contain the spread […]

AUS | Japan PM to reveal nuclear phase-out

July 13, 2011

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AUSTRALASIA | THE AUSTRALIAN | 13 July 2011 JAPAN’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan was poised last night to announce a major shift away from atomic energy as another nuclear crisis erupted — this time over the revelation that radiation-contaminated beef from the Fukushima area had been sold and eaten in Japan. It followed last week’s […]

AUS | TEPCO suspends clean-up at Fukushima plant

June 18, 2011

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AUSTRALIA | ABC | 18 June 2011 The operator of Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant says it has suspended an operation to clean-up radioactive water only five hours after it had begun. Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) says the suspension was prompted by a sharp rise in radiation in a part of the system […]

AUS | Harpooned whales radioactive, says Japan

June 15, 2011

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AUSTRALIA | ABC NEWS | 15 June 2011 Japan says it has found traces of radioactive caesium in two whales harpooned off its northern shores. The two minke whales were recently harpooned off the island of Hokkaido. The country’s fisheries agency says low levels of radioactive caesium were found in the whales, adding they may […]

JAPAN | Japanese back nuke free future – poll

June 14, 2011

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AUSTRALIA | HERALD SUN | June 14, 2011 4:12PM ALMOST three-quarters of Japanese respondents to a newspaper poll favour a gradual phase-out of nuclear energy in the wake of the Fukushima atomic accident. The Asahi Shimbun daily said in its weekend opinion poll that only 14 per cent were against such a gradual reduction. The poll also showed 64 […]

AUS | Nuke worker speaks out about tsunami taboo

June 9, 2011

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AUS | ABC NEWS | 9 June 2011 A former worker at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan says the operator ignored warnings about a large tsunami hitting the facility. The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) insists the Fukushima accident was triggered by a massive earthquake and tsunami and was not exacerbated by human […]