Kamchatka boasts diverse and abundant wildlife. Up to 100,000 geese and almost a million ducks migrate to Kamchatka in spring. This year scientists are worried that the birds may have previously made nests on the Japanese Islands, or may have flown through areas contaminated by fallout of radioactive materials following the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident. […]
The central government of Japan has halted shipments of flounder caught off the coast of Ibaraki Prefecture after finding levels of cesium contamination over 100 becquerel per kilogram national health standards. According to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, the flounder caught within the last six days was measured at 160 Becquerels.
Japanese Governors push back against central Government and call for independent panel oversight into Ohi restart
The governors of Kyoto and Shiga Prefectures, Kyoto Governor Keiji Yamada and Shiga Governor Yukiko Kada on Tuesday announced a joint seven-point proposal on nuclear policy that calls on the central government to draw up a road map for reducing the country’s dependence on nuclear power that includes plans for decommissioning aging nuclear reactors. The […]
TEPCO released plans for workers to begin preparations for more intensive work at the Number 4 reactor. Experts around the world have warned of the extremely compromised state of the damaged building that holds over 1,500 fuel rods. As reported last week, TEPCO will begin attaching a special crane to take the fuel out of […]