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Tohoku Electric, Tepco in nuclear compensation talks (Japan Times)

Tohoku Electric, Tepco in nuclear compensation talks (Japan Times)

SENDAI – Tohoku Electric Power Co. has started talks to seek compensation from Tokyo Electric Power Co., manager of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 plant, over losses from dropping electricity sales in Fukushima Prefecture, sources said Wednesday. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Numer of BankTrack members reached 40 organizations including 3 Japanese (FGW)

Numer of BankTrack members reached 40 organizations  including 3 Japanese (FGW)

BankTrack international banking watchdog NGO annouced that their number of members has just reached 40, accepting new 3 groups coming from UK, Germany and Japan. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1. BANK, 6CSR

Japan offers relief aid to China after quake(JIJI)

Japan offers relief aid to China after quake(JIJI)

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has offered disaster-relief aid to China after a powerful earthquake in Sichuan Province reportedly left more than 100 people dead. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 7.China & Asia

Fuel-rod cooling halted by rats at Fukushima plant(Japan Today)

Fuel-rod cooling halted by rats at Fukushima plant(Japan Today)

TOKYO —Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant halted cooling of a spent fuel pool at the site on Monday to remove two dead rats, the third time cooling equipment has gone offline in five weeks because of rodents. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

IAEA tells Tepco to improve critical systems at Fukushima No. 1(Japan Times)

IAEA tells Tepco to improve critical systems at Fukushima No. 1(Japan Times)

  The International Atomic Energy Agency on Monday called on Tokyo Electric Power Co., operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant, to improve “essential systems” as it struggles to deal with leaks and power cuts. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

NGOs warn banks (including 3 Japanese mega banks) not to further finance PNG LNG project (BankTrack)

NGOs warn banks (including 3 Japanese mega banks) not to further finance PNG LNG project (BankTrack)

A coalition of seven NGOs (BankTrack, Jubilee Australia, Pacific Environment, Act Now! PNG, Mineral Policy Institute, InternationalAccountability Project and Friends of the Earth France) today sent a letter to seventeen banks that are already involved in the financing of the highly controversial PNG LNG project to ask them not to extend any further financing to this project. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1. BANK, 6CSR, 7.China & Asia