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Gov’t lacks sense of responsibility over Fukushima radioactive water leak (Mainichi)

Gov’t lacks sense of responsibility over Fukushima radioactive water leak (Mainichi)

Revelations that about 300 tons of water contaminated with radioactive substances has leaked from an above-ground tank at the tsunami-hit Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant have demonstrated that the nuclear crisis has not yet been brought under control. … Read entire article »

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Japan formally raises Fukushima water leak to INES Level 3 incident (Japan Today)

Japan formally raises Fukushima water leak to INES Level 3 incident (Japan Today)

TOKYO —Japan’s nuclear regulator on Wednesday upgraded the rating of a leak of radiation-contaminated water from a tank at its tsunami-wrecked nuclear plant to a “serious incident” on an international scale, and it castigated the plant operator for failing to catch the problem earlier. … Read entire article »

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Gov’t decides to put off target date for decontaminating area near Fukushima plant (Mainichi)

Gov’t decides to put off target date for decontaminating area near Fukushima plant (Mainichi)

The government has decided to push back the target date for completing its decontamination work in seven of the 11 municipalities around the crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant from the end of fiscal 2013 to sometime after fiscal 2014. … Read entire article »

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Accident nucléaire : les poissons de Fukushima toujours hautement radioactifs (France24)

Accident nucléaire : les poissons de Fukushima toujours hautement radioactifs (France24)

Plus de deux ans après la catastrophe nucléaire, la zone maritime de Fukushima affiche des taux de radioactivité élevés. La contamination de la chaîne alimentaire maritime japonaise se poursuit. Avec des conséquences sanitaires alarmantes.        … Read entire article »

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Fukushima apocalypse: Years of ‘duct tape fixes’ could result in ‘millions of deaths’(RT)

Fukushima apocalypse: Years of ‘duct tape fixes’ could result in ‘millions of deaths’(RT)

Even the tiniest mistake during an operation to extract over 1,300 fuel rods at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan could lead to a series of cascading failures with an apocalyptic outcome, fallout researcher Christina Consolo told RT. … Read entire article »

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Tepco Told To Start Up New Water Treatment System (Nikkei)

Tepco Told To Start Up New Water Treatment System (Nikkei)

TOKYO (Nikkei)–The government has told the operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to activate a new water treatment system next month and take other actions to deal with the buildup of radioactive water. … Read entire article »

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