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TEPCO using secondhand tanks to store radioactively contaminated water (Mainichi)

TEPCO using secondhand tanks to store radioactively contaminated water (Mainichi)

Roughly 20 or more of the water tanks holding radioactively contaminated water at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant are secondhand, it has been learned — a fact that plant owner Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) had not previously disclosed. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

One trillion Bq released by nuclear debris removal (NHK)

One trillion Bq released by nuclear debris removal (NHK)

The operator of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant says more than one trillion becquerels of radioactive substances were released as a result of debris removal work at one of the plant’s reactors. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

BRICS plans energy association in wake of new bank (wnn)

BRICS plans energy association in wake of new bank (wnn)

Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced plans to establish a BRICS “energy association” that will include a fuel reserve bank and an energy policy institute. … Read entire article »

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

Ex-NHK staffers seek Momii’s ouster (Japan Times)

Ex-NHK staffers seek Momii’s ouster (Japan Times)

Dismayed by NHK Chairman Katsuto Momii’s subservience to the government and lack of repentance for Japan’s wartime atrocities, 172 former employees of the public broadcaster submitted a petition Friday calling on its board of governors to advise him to resign or strip him of power. … Read entire article »

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NRA panel: Tsunami led to Fukushima meltdown (NHK)

NRA panel: Tsunami led to Fukushima meltdown (NHK)

A panel of experts at Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority has concluded that the tsunami triggered the meltdown during the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Ocean currents, tides rise as new renewable energy candidates (Nikkei)

Ocean currents, tides rise as new renewable energy candidates (Nikkei)

NAOKI ASANUMA, Nikkei staff writer: TOKYO — Using the flow of currents and the rise and fall of the tide to turn their propellerlike blades, ocean-based power plants are garnering considerable attention as the next green energy source. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 9.Energy