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Gov’t to dispose of contaminated soil outside Fukushima within 30 years (Mainichi)

Gov’t to dispose of contaminated soil outside Fukushima within 30 years (Mainichi)

The government has decided to state clearly that a government-owned company will dispose of contaminated soil outside Fukushima Prefecture within 30 years after keeping it in temporary storage facilities in the prefecture. … Read entire article »

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Fukushima puzzle: Who ordered halt to pumping of seawater at stricken plant?(Asahi) The then PM, Mr.Kan said a false rumour was spreaded by current PM Mr. Abe.

Fukushima puzzle: Who ordered halt to pumping of seawater at stricken plant?(Asahi) The then PM, Mr.Kan said a false rumour was spreaded by current PM Mr. Abe.

The identity of the individual in the prime minister’s office who exacerbated the nuclear disaster seems destined to forever remain a mystery. … Read entire article »

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‘Oishinbo’ spurs nuclear debate (Japan Times)

‘Oishinbo’ spurs nuclear debate (Japan Times)

A journalist finds his nose doesn’t stop bleeding after visiting the meltdown-stricken Fukushima nuclear plant. He also learns others suffer similar symptoms. … Read entire article »

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Civic groups against restart of Sendai plant (NHK)

Civic groups against restart of Sendai plant (NHK)

Civic groups are urging the government of Kagoshima prefecture in southern Japan to rethink plans to restart a nuclear plant. They cite the risks of volcanic eruptions near the facility. … Read entire article »

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Group of lawmakers recommend Article 9 for Nobel Peace Prize (Mainichi)

Group of lawmakers recommend Article 9 for Nobel Peace Prize (Mainichi)

TOKYO (Kyodo) — A group of 60 Japanese lawmakers submitted a petition at the Norwegian Embassy in Tokyo on Thursday requesting that the Nobel Committee award the war-renouncing Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution with the Nobel Peace Prize. … Read entire article »

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Fukushima starts dumps of water into sea amid scandal and technical breakdowns(Bellona)

Fukushima starts dumps of water into sea amid scandal and technical breakdowns(Bellona)

Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) has started diverting treated groundwater at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the sea, in an attempt to reduce the massive quantities of radioactive water that accumulating on site since the a triple meltdown in 2011. … Read entire article »

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