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Edano sensed TEPCO intended complete pullout from Fukushima plant(Mainichi)

Edano sensed TEPCO intended complete pullout from Fukushima plant(Mainichi)

TOKYO (Kyodo) — Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Yukio Edano said Sunday that it was “clear” that Tokyo Electric Power Co. sought to withdraw all its workers from the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant at one point in the early days of the crisis last year, contradicting the utility’s claim that it had no such intention. … Read entire article »

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Oceanographer says beachcombers on West Coast may find bones in tsunami debris(Japan Today)

LOS ANGELES —Shoes containing human bones from people killed by the 2011 Japanese tsunami are likely to begin washing up on the U.S. West Coast later this year, an expert says. … Read entire article »

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Hosono visits Fukushima plant to quell fears over No. 4’s pool(Japan Times)

Hosono visits Fukushima plant to quell fears over No. 4’s pool(Japan Times)

The environment and nuclear minister visited the crippled Fukushima No. 1 power plant Saturday to inspect a spent-fuel pool that has been raising safety concerns and said it appears to have been properly reinforced. … Read entire article »

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Marubeni and INCJ Complete Transaction for the Acquisition of Seajacks(Marubeni)

Marubeni and INCJ Complete Transaction for the Acquisition of Seajacks(Marubeni)

Marubeni Corporation (Marubeni) and Innovation Network of Japan (INCJ) have jointly completed a deal after closing the financing for the acquisition of Seajacks International Ltd. (Seajacks), whose purchase had been agreed upon with Riverstone Holdings LLC. … Read entire article »

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Bonn climate talks end in discord and disappointment (Guardian)

Bonn climate talks end in discord and disappointment (Guardian)

Climate crisis is not caused by lack of options and solutions, but lack of political action, says Greenpeace spokeswoman. The latest round of international climate change talks finished on Friday in discord and disappointment, with some participants concerned that important progress made last year was being unpicked.   At the talks, countries were supposed to set out a workplan on negotiations that should result in a new global climate treaty, to be drafted by the end of 2015 … Read entire article »

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Fuel cycle ‘study meeting’ decried by recycling foes (Japan Times)

The Japan Atomic Energy Commission distributed a report on policy options for maintaining the nuclear fuel cycle to a group of fuel recycling proponents before it had even discussed the draft, it was learned Thursday. … Read entire article »

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