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Radiation affects 13 nuclear plant employees in New Mexico(Japan Today)

Radiation affects 13 nuclear plant employees in New Mexico(Japan Today)

WASHINGTON —A total of 13 employees of a New Mexico underground nuclear waste site were exposed to radiation, test results showed Wednesday. … Read entire article »

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Tepco lets media into Fukushima control room (Japan Times)

Tepco lets media into Fukushima control room (Japan Times)

OKUMA, FUKUSHIMA PREF. – Tokyo Electric Power Co. allowed media representatives into the central control room for reactors 1 and 2 at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 power station on Wednesday for the first time since the nuclear crisis started in March 2011. … Read entire article »

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Miyagi court rules bank not responsible for employees’ deaths in tsunami (Japan Today)

Miyagi court rules bank not responsible for employees’ deaths in tsunami (Japan Today)

SENDAI —The Sendai District Court has ruled the Shichi-ju-shichi (77) Bank cannot be held responsible for the deaths of its employees in the March 11, 2011 disaster. … Read entire article »

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Fukushima kids’ cancer risk raised Exposure study: 1-year-old girls face slight hike over lifetime (Japan Times)

Fukushima kids’ cancer risk raised  Exposure study: 1-year-old girls face slight hike over lifetime  (Japan Times)

The lifetime risk of developing cancer has risen slightly among 1-year-old girls in an area affected by the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, according to a study published online in a U.S. science journal Monday. … Read entire article »

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Ex-PM Kan criticizes govt. energy plan (NHK)

Ex-PM Kan criticizes govt. energy plan (NHK)

Former Prime Minister Naoto Kan has criticized the draft of a general energy plan submitted by the Liberal Democrat-led government. He says it aims for increased use of nuclear power. Speaking at a Lower House subcommittee meeting on Wednesday, Kan said in places the document calls for minimizing reliance on nuclear power. But when read as a whole, it aims for the exact opposite. … Read entire article »

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Towns near crippled Fukushima nuclear plant see surge in wildlife (Mainichi)

Towns near crippled Fukushima nuclear plant see surge in wildlife (Mainichi)

TOMIOKA, Fukushima — An increasing number of wild “iron age pigs” — a cross between wild boars and domestic pigs — has been seen in this town near the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, destroying homes and crops while residents have been evacuated due to the triple disaster. … Read entire article »

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