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Japan decides post-Fukushima crisis disaster mitigation guidelines(Kyodo)

Japan’s new nuclear regulatory body on Wednesday decided on new guidelines for nuclear disaster mitigation measures following the Fukushima nuclear crisis last year, expanding the radius of areas that need to make special preparations to up to 30 kilometers from an atomic power plant. … Read entire article »

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Fukushima Nuclear Accident Is Murder’s Act: Mayor(JIJI)

Fukushima Nuclear Accident Is Murder’s Act: Mayor(JIJI)

  Geneva, Oct. 30 (Jiji Press)–The nuclear disaster in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, is a “murder’s act,” the mayor of one of the two towns that host the crippled nuclear plant said Tuesday. … Read entire article »

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Power firms plagued by rising costs after nuke crisis set to hike electricity charges(Mainichi)

Power firms plagued by rising costs after nuke crisis set to hike electricity charges(Mainichi)

OSAKA — Kansai Electric Power Co. President Makoto Yagi said on Oct. 29 that his company has begun to consider raising electricity charges as part of its efforts to address its tough business conditions in the wake of the outbreak last year of the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant, setting the stage for other power companies across the country to follow suit. … Read entire article »

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Rain Forest Action Network present: Bankrolling Climate Disruption(RAN)

Rain Forest Action Network present: Bankrolling Climate Disruption(RAN)

Rising concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have begun to disrupt the global climate, triggering extreme weather events around the globe in recent years. … Read entire article »

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Japan’s Hitachi buys UK’s Horizon nuclear project (Reuters)

Japan’s Hitachi buys UK’s Horizon nuclear project (Reuters)

(Reuters) – Japanese industrial electronics maker Hitachi is taking over Britain’s Horizon nuclear project to build four to six new nuclear power stations, the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) said on Tuesday. … Read entire article »

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TEPCO likely to emulate Toyota to slash spending(Yomiuri)

Tokyo Electric Power Co. wants to adopt cost-cutting methods developed by Toyota Motor Corp. to reduce its procurement outlays in materials and services as part of an effort to slash spending by at least 100 billion yen per year. … Read entire article »

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