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“Abita”, animated short film about Fukushima children who can’t play outside (Vimeo)

“Abita”,   animated short film about Fukushima children who can’t play outside (Vimeo)

“Abita”,   animated short film about Fukushima children who can’t play outside   because of the radioactivity. About their dreams and realities. … Read entire article »

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Fukushima formally accepts waste storage plan (NHK)

Fukushima formally accepts waste storage plan (NHK)

The governor of Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture has officially accepted a government proposal to build intermediate radioactive waste facilities in 2 of its towns. … Read entire article »

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Hitachi to develop next-generation nuclear reactor with US universities (Nikkei)

Hitachi to develop next-generation nuclear reactor with US universities (Nikkei)

TOKYO — Japanese engineering and electronics giant Hitachi announced Aug. 28 that it has launched a joint research project with three U.S. universities to develop a boiling water reactor fueled by transuranium elements (TRUs). … Read entire article »

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Nuclear disaster evacuee compensation halved across board: internal document (Mainichi)

Nuclear disaster evacuee compensation halved across board: internal document (Mainichi)

The governmental Nuclear Damage Claim Dispute Resolution Center, tasked with reaching out-of-court settlements for individual claims filed over the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant meltdowns, has set compensation uniformly at 50 percent, a document obtained by the Mainichi Shimbun has confirmed. … Read entire article »

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Heavy equipment falls into Fukushima reactor pool(Japan Today)

Heavy equipment falls into Fukushima reactor pool(Japan Today)

TOKYO —A 400-kilogram machine part fell into a nuclear fuel pool at Japan’s crippled Fukushima plant Friday, the operator said. … Read entire article »

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Fukushima No. 1 chief feared nuclear doom for eastern Japan (Japan Times)

Fukushima No. 1 chief feared nuclear doom for eastern Japan (Japan Times)

The chief of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant said in testimony before his death that he feared the core meltdowns he was trying to contain in March 2011 would cause catastrophic damage to eastern Japan, government documents show. … Read entire article »

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Japan to resume Fukushima rice exports (Japan Today)

Japan to resume Fukushima rice exports (Japan Today)

TOKYO —Japan is to restart exports of rice grown in Fukushima for the first time since foreign sales were halted due to fears of contamination by the nuclear disaster there, officials said Tuesday. … Read entire article »

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