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TEPCO to scrap Fukushima Nos. 5, 6 reactors (Japan News)

TEPCO to scrap Fukushima Nos. 5, 6 reactors (Japan News)

Tokyo Electric Power Co. President Naomi Hirose revealed in an interview with The Yomiuri Shimbun on Saturday the company’s plans to decommission the Nos. 5 and 6 reactors at its Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. … Read entire article »

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Reactor makers look abroad as home market fizzles (Japan Times)

Reactor makers look abroad as home market fizzles (Japan Times)

The Fukushima meltdowns and the continuing radiation crisis may have turned the public off of atomic energy at home, but it’s full steam ahead for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Japan’s heavy industries when it comes to exporting that technology to power-hungry economies abroad. … Read entire article »

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Plastic pad clogs up Fukushima water cleaning system (Japan Today)

Plastic pad clogs up Fukushima water cleaning system (Japan Today)

TOKYO —A piece of plastic padding which clogged up a drain is thought to have caused the breakdown of a decontamination system at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, the operator said Sunday. … Read entire article »

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Ban Ki-moon calls on world leaders to unite at 2014 climate summit(RTCC)

Ban Ki-moon calls on world leaders to unite at 2014 climate summit(RTCC)

Ban Ki-moon today called upon leaders to come together in a Climate Summit one year from now to stimulate action on creating a legally binding deal in 2015. … Read entire article »

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TEPCO president agrees with Abe that radioactive water is ‘blocked’ (Mainichi) He has to flatter PM Abe.

TEPCO president agrees with Abe that radioactive water is ‘blocked’ (Mainichi) He has to flatter PM Abe.

The president of Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), Naomi Hirose, told a Diet panel on Sept. 27 that he shared Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s view that the leaking radioactive water at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant is contained within the bay there. … Read entire article »

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Humankind’s Most Dangerous Moment: Fukushima Fuel Pool at Unit 4. “This is an Issue of Human Survival.”(Global Research)

Humankind’s Most Dangerous Moment: Fukushima Fuel Pool at Unit 4. “This is an Issue of Human Survival.”(Global Research)

We are now within two months of what may be humankind’s most dangerous moment since the Cuban Missile Crisis.There is no excuse for not acting. All the resources our species can muster must be focussed on the fuel pool at Fukushima Unit 4. … Read entire article »

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