In-Focus: Japan – Safety zones around nuclear plants may not be large enough – New active fault found 14 km from future nuclear power station

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New active fault found 14 km from Oma nuclear site in Aomori Prefecture

Source: The Daily Yomiuri

All of melted nuclear fuel in Fukushima Daiichi Reactor 1 fell into containment

Source: JNES

30-km safety zone around nuclear plants may not be enough

Estimates by the Nuclear Regulation Authority in Japan have found that a nuclear disaster at nuclear power stations could create radiation levels over 100 mSv/hr in the first week over 30 kilometers away from the site.

These findings could lead local governments to require the expansion of the safety zones around nuclear facilities.

Source: The Japan Times

Hokkaido Electric Power Company Chairman “Human life potentially at state” if nuclear power plants not reactivated

Source: The Daily Yomiuri

Source: JiJi Press

Japan’s LNG demand likely peaked says government official

Source: Reuters

Cesium over reference value detected in beef outside of Fukushima Prefecture

Source: JiJi Press

Buckwheat from Iwate found contaminated over reference value

Iwate Prefecture confirmed that buckwheat tested had revealed over 250 bq/kg of radioactive cesium, two and a half times the reference value (100 bq/kg).

Source: JiJi Press

Nameko logs from Iwate Prefecture found contaminated

Nameko logs have been found to contain 280 bq/kg of radioactive cesium.

Source: JiJi Press

Wild mushrooms in Yamanashi Prefecture contaminated with cesium

Two types of wild mushrooms in Yamanashi Prefecture were found contaminated up to 360 bq/kg of cesium.  The prefecture has asked the residents of Narusawa village to refrain from picking and shipping wild mushroom products.

Source: JiJi Press

Nuclear policy to be crux of next general elections in Japan

Source: JiJi Press

Offshore wind project completed in Chiba

Source: JiJi Press

Genkai nuclear power plant signs safety agreement with Karatsu City

Source: JiJi Press


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