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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 […]

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 […]

CANADA | Japan nuclear plant borrowed disaster gear: report

June 19, 2011

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CANADA | CBC NEWS | Jun 19, 2011 8:48 AM ET  A new report says Japan’s tsunami-ravaged nuclear plant was so unprepared for the disaster that workers had to bring protective gear and an emergency manual from distant buildings and borrow equipment from a contractor. The report by plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. was released […]

CANADA | Areva sees no ‘nuclear winter’ after Fukushima

June 14, 2011

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CANADA | FINANCIAL POST | 14 June 2011 PARIS – The outlook for the global nuclear industry remains strong despite the emotion and doubts spurred by the Fukushima catastrophe in Japan, the head of French nuclear group Areva said on Tuesday. “Will there be a new nuclear winter like there was after Three Mile Island […]