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Fukushima cleanup could drag on for decades(CBS)

Fukushima cleanup could drag on for decades(CBS)

OKUMA, Japan — A CBS News crew got a rare look inside the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Nearly three years after the earthquake and tsunami, the plant is still emitting radiation, and likely will be for years. Three miles from the plant, roads are still closed. Radiation levels here soar 100 times higher than normal. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Chinese company aims at Japanese market with smart solar panel(Nikkei)

Chinese company aims at Japanese market with smart solar panel(Nikkei)

SILICON VALLEY — Japanese solar panel makers have for the most part focused on high-quality products that are more durable than those of their overseas rivals. The result of this has so far been strong brand images that have proven successful in the Japanese market. But this may soon change. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 5.Climate Change & Carbon, 7.China & Asia, 9.Energy

Près de 5 millions de Suisses recevront des comprimés d’iode (24heures)

Près de 5 millions de Suisses recevront des comprimés d’iode (24heures)

Tous les habitants vivant dans un périmètre de 50 km  autour d’une centrale nucléaire recevront dès cet automne des comprimés d’iode. Ce sont les exploitants des centrales qui paieront la facture. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Nuclear Protest in front of the Consulate General of Japan(Haber Monitör’de)

Nuclear Protest in front of the Consulate General of Japan(Haber Monitör’de)

Anti-Nuclear Platform members, in front of the Consulate General of Japan nuclear agreement was signed between Turkey and Japan protested. Activists … Read entire article »

Filed under: unclassified

Win by anti-nuclear candidate could affect Japan’s policy to restart idled reactors (Maincihi)

Win by anti-nuclear candidate could affect Japan’s policy to restart idled reactors (Maincihi)

The outcome of the Feb. 9 Tokyo gubernatorial election could seriously affect the policies of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident, unclassified

Researchers in Japan use particles to detect location of nuclear fuel (Mainichi)

Researchers in Japan use particles to detect location of nuclear fuel (Mainichi)

Researchers have succeeded in using particles called “muons” to pinpoint the location of nuclear fuel from outside a reactor building in Japan– an advancement that could help locate melted nuclear fuel at the stricken Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident, unclassified