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FRANCE | Japanese parents live with radiation fear

August 5, 2011

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FRANCE | AFP | 5 August 2011 FUKUSHIMA, Japan — Parents living near Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant are facing a nightmare dilemma: evacuate their children or live with the fear that radiation will make them sick. Since the crisis started on March 11, authorities have raised the exposure limit for children to that used […]

FRANCE | Japan law creates body to pay nuclear victims

August 3, 2011

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FRANCE | AFP | 3 August 2011 TOKYO — Japan passed a law Wednesday to create a state-backed entity that will pay damages worth tens of billions of dollars to the victims of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. The government is expected to pitch in an initial 2 trillion yen ($26 billion) in the form of […]

FRANCE | Record high radiation at crippled Japan nuke plant

August 1, 2011

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FRANCE | AFP | 1 August 2011 TOKYO — Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) said Monday it had monitored record high radiation at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant crippled by the March 11 quake and tsunami. TEPCO said radiation levels reached at least 10 sieverts per hour near the debris left between the number […]

FRANCE | Fukushima protesters urge end to nuclear power

July 31, 2011

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FRANCE | AFP | 31 July 2011 TOKYO — An estimated 1,700 people rallied in the capital of Japan’s Fukushima region, home to a crippled atomic power plant, on Sunday, calling for an end to nuclear energy, local media reported. “Abolish all the nuclear power plants!” and “Give radiation-free Fukushima back to us,” the demonstrators […]

FRANCE | Fukushima parents fear for children’s health

July 28, 2011

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FRANCE | Fears mount in Japan over radioactive beef

July 13, 2011

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FRANCE | AFP | 13 July 2011 TOKYO — Radiation fears mounted in Japan on Wednesday after news that contaminated beef from a farm just outside the Fukushima nuclear no-go zone has been shipped across the country and probably eaten. Meat from 11 cows at the farm was found at the weekend to be contaminated […]

FRANCE | Radioactive ash found in waste plants near Tokyo

July 12, 2011

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FRANCE | AFP | 12 July 2011 TOKYO — Japanese waste incineration plants near Tokyo have found high levels of radiation in ash, and officials said Tuesday it may be from garden waste contaminated by the Fukushima nuclear disaster. The radioactive caesium was detected in plants in Kashiwa city in Chiba prefecture, northeast of Tokyo […]