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‘Girl Band’ Protest at Royal Bank of Scotland sponsorship of low carbon conference (FOE Scotland)

‘Girl Band’ Protest at Royal Bank of Scotland sponsorship of low carbon conference (FOE Scotland)

A ‘girl band’ of environmental activists dressed as ‘oily bankers’ protested outside the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) sponsored Scottish Low Carbon Investment Conference (1) in Edinburgh this morning Video footage and photographs available … Read entire article »

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Anti-Nuclear Experts among Members of Japan Energy Panel(JIJI)

Tokyo, Sept. 27 (Jiji Press)–Japanese industry minister Yukio Edano on Tuesday unveiled the 25 members of a panel tasked with drastically reviewing the country’s basic energy policy, including some experts calling for an end to nuclear energy use.    “We chose experts from a variety of fields to ensure balanced discussions,” Edano said at a press conference. … Read entire article »

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Japan’s Power-Generation System Falters In Crisis(Nikkei)

Japan’s Power-Generation System Falters In Crisis(Nikkei)

TOKYO (Nikkei)–Speculation over compensation payments has been at cross-purposes in government and business circles since the launch Monday of a state-backed body to financially support Tokyo Electric Power Co. (9501), operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant crippled by the March 11 disaster. … Read entire article »

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City calls for keeping Hamaoka plant closed(Japan Times)

City calls for keeping Hamaoka plant closed(Japan Times)

Kyodo:  SHIZUOKA — Legislators in a city less than 10 km from the Hamaoka nuclear power plant on Monday called for its permanent closure, citing widespread fears of a major earthquake in the area. … Read entire article »

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U.N. agency to aid Fukushima decontamination(Japan Today)

U.N. agency to aid Fukushima decontamination(Japan Today)

VIENNA —The U.N. atomic agency said Monday it was hoping to send in early October a team of experts to assist in making safe “properly” the area around Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. … Read entire article »

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28 million cubic meters of ‘hot’ soil in Fukushima / Ministry aims to set storage site guidelines(daily Yomiuri)

28 million cubic meters of ‘hot’ soil in Fukushima / Ministry aims to set storage site guidelines(daily Yomiuri)

Up to 28 million cubic meters of soil contaminated by radioactive substances may have to be removed in Fukushima Prefecture, according to the Environment Ministry. … Read entire article »

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