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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

Hitachi’s cryptography to protect power plants from cyberattacks(Nikkei)

Hitachi’s cryptography to protect power plants from cyberattacks(Nikkei)

TOKYO — Hitachi has developed a new encryption technology designed to safeguard power plants, railways and other key public facilities against cyberattacks. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Fukushima film shows reality sinking in for ‘nuclear refugees’(Japan Today)

Fukushima film shows reality sinking in for ‘nuclear refugees’(Japan Today)

TOKYO —Before the Fukushima nuclear crisis forced them from their homes, residents of Futaba had praised the Daiichi power plant as a “godsend” that brought jobs and money to the Japanese coastal town. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Fukushima cleanup going painfully slow(Japan Times)

Fukushima cleanup going painfully slow(Japan Times)

by Mizuho Aoki: Three and a half years after Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station spewed massive amounts of radioactive materials into the air and water, decontamination work in Fukushima Prefecture has yet to draw to an end. … Read entire article »

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TEPCO Taking off Reactor Cover(NHK)

TEPCO Taking off Reactor Cover(NHK)

The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has begun preparations to remove the cover from a damaged reactor building. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

17 new coal power stations planned in Japan despite high levels of greenhouse gas emissions(Mainichi)

17 new coal power stations planned in Japan despite high levels of greenhouse gas emissions(Mainichi)

BONN — The number of coal-fired power stations that are either under construction or being planned in Japan totals 17, estimated to produce some 50 million metric tons of carbon dioxide per year if all of those stations began operating, it has been learned. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 5.Climate Change & Carbon, 9.Energy

City assembly approves Sendai plant restart(japan Times)

City assembly approves Sendai plant restart(japan Times)

A special panel at a city assembly in southern Japan has approved a petition to allow a local nuclear power plant to resume operations. … Read entire article »

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