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What You Need to Know About Fukushima (Moyers & Company)

What You Need to Know About Fukushima (Moyers & Company)

All eyes are on the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant as major cleanup efforts are set to begin later this month, in the most significant test of the operator’s ability to manage the threats resulting from one of the biggest nuclear disasters ever. For two years now, the plant’s operator and the Japanese government have struggled to contain an ongoing series of crises at the devastated facility. But the situation has the potential to get … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

TEPCO needs Y2 trillion for non-nuclear investment (Japan Today)

TEPCO needs Y2 trillion for non-nuclear investment (Japan Today)

TOKYO —Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, will need 2 trillion yen for long-term capital investment in non-nuclear power operations, sources familiar with the matter say. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident, 9.Energy

Four NRA advisers get funds from Monju operator (Japan Times)

Four NRA advisers get funds from Monju operator (Japan Times)

Four outside experts in panels set up by the Nuclear Regulation Authority said they have together received more than ¥33 million in research funds from the Japan Atomic Energy Agency, which runs the experimental Monju fast-breeder reactor prototype. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident, unclassified

Japan: “Special Secrets Bill threatens transparency” – UN independent experts (UN)

Japan: “Special Secrets Bill threatens transparency” – UN independent experts  (UN)

 GENEVA (22 November 2013) – Two United Nations independent human rights experts today expressed serious concern about the draft Special Secrets Bill, which establishes grounds and procedures for the classification of information held by the Japanese State. … Read entire article »

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Yakuza gangsters ‘forcing homeless people to work on the Fukushima nuclear plant clear-up… who are fired once they suffer high radiation doses'(Daily online)

Yakuza gangsters ‘forcing homeless people to work on the Fukushima nuclear plant clear-up… who are fired once they suffer high radiation doses'(Daily online)

Authorities are facing a desperate  shortage of workers for the clear-up Subcontractors are said to have reached  out to crime bosses … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Honda Accord named Green Car of Year at LA Auto Show (Japan Today)

Honda Accord named Green Car of Year at LA Auto Show (Japan Today)

LOS ANGELES —Honda Motor Co Ltd’s Accord was named Green Car of the Year on Thursday, the editor of the Green Car Journal announced at the LA Auto Show. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 9.Energy