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Global report on Fukushima nuclear accident details health risks(WHO)

Global report on Fukushima nuclear accident details health risks(WHO)

)28 February 2013  | GENEVA -A comprehensive assessment by international experts on the health risks associated with the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant (NPP) disaster in Japan has concluded that, for the general population inside and outside of Japan, the predicted risks are low and no observable increases in cancer rates above baseline rates are anticipated. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Shell announces pause in Alaska drilling programme(Royal Dutch Shell plc)

Shell announces pause in Alaska drilling programme(Royal Dutch Shell plc)

27 Feb 2013:Royal Dutch Shell plc (“Shell”) today announced it will pause its exploration drilling activity for 2013 in Alaska’s Beaufort and Chukchi Seas to prepare equipment and plans for a resumption of activity at a later stage. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 5.Climate Change & Carbon, 6CSR, 9.Energy

Tourists and hotel staff stranded by quake head home(Mainichi)

Tourists and hotel staff stranded by quake head home(Mainichi)

NIKKO, Tochigi — Fifty-one tourists and inn employees finally headed home on Feb. 26 after being stranded at a local hot spring resort following a major earthquake. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

125,000 lethal doses of cyanide leak from factory in Iwate(Japan Today)

125,000 lethal doses of cyanide leak from factory in Iwate(Japan Today)

TOKYO —The equivalent of 125,000 lethal doses of cyanide leaked from a factory in Japan after a snow plow accident, a plant operator said Wednesday. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 6CSR, unclassified

Nuclear agency updates disaster mitigation rules (Japan Times)

Nuclear agency updates disaster mitigation rules (Japan Times)

The Nuclear Regulation Authority on Wednesday revised its disaster mitigation guidelines compiled in light of the Fukushima crisis by adding criteria for evacuation and other protective actions against radiation exposure. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Panasonic Names First Female Board Member as Executives Trimmed(Bloomberg)

Panasonic Names First Female Board Member as Executives Trimmed(Bloomberg)

Panasonic Corp. (6752) named the first female board member in its 95-year history while trimming the executive ranks as the electronics company tries to lower costs and speed up decision-making after a record annual loss. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 6CSR