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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

TEPCO expects 227 bil. yen pretax profit in FY 2014(Mainichi)

TEPCO expects 227 bil. yen pretax profit in FY 2014(Mainichi)

TOKYO (Kyodo) — Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Wednesday it expects to record a group pretax profit of 227 billion yen for the current business year ending March on the strength of deeper cost-cutting, remaining in the black for the second straight year. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

S.Korean experts visit Fukushima Daiichi plant(NHK)

S.Korean experts visit Fukushima Daiichi plant(NHK)

South Korean experts have visited the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant to study the possible resumption of seafood imports from Fukushima and other prefectures. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 7.China & Asia, 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Draft hints at replacing decommissioned nuclear reactors with new ones(Mainichi)

Draft hints at replacing decommissioned nuclear reactors with new ones(Mainichi)

A committee of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry began work on Dec. 17 to include, in a midterm report on energy policy, the replacement of decommissioned nuclear reactors with new ones as an open option for future consideration. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

2 Takahama reactors clear initial safety hurdle; KEPCO to hike rates(Japan Today)

2 Takahama reactors clear initial safety hurdle; KEPCO to hike rates(Japan Today)

TOKYO —Japan’s nuclear regulator gave initial safety clearance on Wednesday to two reactors operated by Kansai Electric Power Co (KEPCO) in Takahama, Fukui Prefecture, the second approval under new rules introduced after the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe. … Read entire article »

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Japan suggests nuclear decommissioning costs be passed to all power customers(Kyodo)

Japan suggests nuclear decommissioning costs be passed to all power customers(Kyodo)

The government says reactor decommissioning costs ought to be passed on to all customers even after the electricity market is opened to newcomers in 2016. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Debris clearing starts in Futaba, more than 3½ years after tsunami(Japan Times)

Debris clearing starts in Futaba, more than 3½ years after tsunami(Japan Times)

FUKUSHIMA – Workers started clearing debris on Wednesday in some parts of Futaba near the Fukushima No. 1 power plant, nearly four years after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami triggered the nuclear crisis. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident