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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 »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

More difficulty in cleaning up reactor building(NHK)

More difficulty in cleaning up reactor building(NHK)

The government and the operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant say cleaning up a heavily contaminated reactor building is much harder than they had believed. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Kansai Electric to seek operation of 2 old reactors beyond 40 yrs(Mainichi)

Kansai Electric to seek operation of 2 old reactors beyond 40 yrs(Mainichi)

OSAKA (Kyodo) — Kansai Electric Power Co. said Wednesday it will seek to operate its two reactors at the Takahama nuclear plant beyond the operational limit of 40 years, despite public concerns over the safety of aging nuclear facilities in Japan. … Read entire article »

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Court turns down suit by residents to block restart of Takahama reactors (Japan Today)

Court turns down suit by residents to block restart of Takahama reactors (Japan Today)

TOKYO —The Otsu District Court in Shiga Prefecture on Thursday ruled against local residents who had filed a suit to block Kansai Electric Power Co from restarting two nuclear reactors at its Takahama plant in neighboring Fukui Prefecture. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident, 9.Energy

E-cigarettes contain up to 10 times the carcinogens of regular tobacco: Japan research(Japan Times)

E-cigarettes contain up to 10 times the carcinogens of regular tobacco: Japan research(Japan Times)

E-cigarettes contain up to 10 times the level of cancer-causing agents as regular tobacco, Japanese scientists said Thursday, the latest blow to an invention once heralded as less harmful than smoking. … Read entire article »

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Public Eye Lifetime Award and The Yes Men Mark Farewell from Davos(Public Eye)

Public Eye Lifetime Award and The Yes Men Mark Farewell from Davos(Public Eye)

After 15 years of the Public Eye, the Berne Declaration and Greenpeace Switzerland are taking stock and, in their farewell to Davos and the WEF, will present a final award to one company for its lifetime achievements in corporate irresponsibility. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1. BANK, 6CSR, unclassified

Contaminated water swamps Fukushima No. 1 cleanup (Japan Times)

Contaminated water swamps Fukushima No. 1 cleanup (Japan Times)

More than three years into the massive cleanup of the Fukushima No. 1 power plant, only a tiny fraction of the workers are focused on key tasks such as preparing for the dismantling of the wrecked reactors and removing radioactive fuel rods. … Read entire article »

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