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TEPCO President says costs stemming from Fukushima compensation impossible for utility to bear

In an interview with NHK, TEPCO’s new president Naomi Hirose said it is impossible for the company to bear the burden of compensation alone, as it continues to struggle to cope with the Fukushima…

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TEPCO investigation reveals highly contaminated water accumulating in Unit 1 Torus Room

On Tuesday, TEPCO workers investigated the torus room of Fukushima Daiichi Unit 1.  A camera, thermometer, and dosimeter were inserted through pipes above the torus room, and down into the torus room between…

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TEPCO expected to face more criticism in 2012

The Board of Audit of Japan plans to launch an in-depth investigation into TEPCO records to ensure the company makes compensation payments appropriately for disaster victims. The board will also ensure that TEPCO’s…

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Japanese government’s snafu may make nuclear disaster compensation deals much more costly

The Japanese government has come under harsh scrutiny of their handling of the nuclear disaster at Fukushima Daiichi.  The central government has twice been exposed in the main stream media as having purposefully…

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Tsunami Debris Cleanup: Everybody do your share

Goshi Hosono, the Japanese Environment Minister announced that Japan will send a team of experts from JEAN, a Tokyo-based non-governmental organization that deals with ocean waste problems, to the United States to study…

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Japan speeds up spent fuel removal plans from Fukushima Reactor 4

Japan’s nuclear crisis minister, Goshi Hosono, told Reuters in an interview that workers at Fukushima Daiichi will begin removing spent fuel from the Reactor 4 by the end of the year, adding, “We…

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Fukushima: The Accident Waiting To Happen

This week, TEPCO released its final report of its internal investigation into the Fukushima nuclear disaster, and admits it failed to adequately prepare for the disaster, but cast blame on the government for…

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Japan admits another case of withholding reliable and important information from the public

The Japanese government released a new report this week which blasts the response to the 2011 Fukushima disaster.  It says that the tsunami estimates were well below the bounds of realistic expectation, the…

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TEPCO will be unable to impose rate hikes by July 1st as planned

TEPCO will be unable to increase residential electricity rates on July 1st as it had hoped, because the committee set up by the Japanese Government to assess the rate increase has not announced…

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Nuclear Engineer Identifies Mechanism for Potential Catastrophic Drain Down of Fukushima Unit 4 Spent Fuel Pool

During a review of events concerning the status of Fukushima Unit 4, nuclear engineer Chris Harris identified the “weakest link” which may initiate a spent fuel pool draindown event. A major portion of…

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In-Focus Japan – TEPCO unable to find leaks – Monju to need 290 billion yen in next 10 years

TEPCO still unable to find leaks at Fukushima plant Tokyo Electric Power Company said workers used an infrared camera on Tuesday to search for the leaks in the suppression chamber at the No.2…

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Japan to develop new unmanned drones for monitoring Fukushima radiation

Japan’s atomic energy authority and space agency announced a joint project to develop a drone to measure radioactivity in the environment after radiation from Fukushima Daiichi Fukushima was scattered over a large area,…

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Japanese ministry sorry for setting radiation limits “too high”

On April 19th, 2011, the Japanese government raised the allowable annual radiation exposure limit from 1 mSV (millisievert) to 20 mSV. The decision was heavily criticized by experts inside and outside Japan, as it…

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Japanese officials used claims of inaccuracy to divert release of critical radiation data despite validating concerns

Japanese officials have failed to justify why it took them over a month to disclose large-scale releases of radioactive material in mid-March at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. A special government…

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Polls one year after Fukushima disaster reflect growing rift between Japanese government and public on nuclear energy

Concerns About Nuclear Power The Japanese public is far more leery of nuclear power than it was in the immediate aftermath of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan’s northeast coast…

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State of Oregon admits dock which washed up in Oregon first big piece of debris from Japan

A huge floating dock cast adrift by last year’s killer tsunami has washed up on an Oregon beach, the biggest pieces of flotsam to make landfall on the U.S. West Coast so far….

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In-Focus Japan – New regulatory body – Stronger opposition to nuclear power – Hibakusha oppose Ohi restart

Japan’s main political parties have started establishing the foundation for the country’s new nuclear regulatory body. Japan’s main political parties have agreed to set up a nuclear regulatory committee that’s largely independent of…

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Nuclear watchdog admits inappropriate handling of long-term power loss issues

Newly released documents show that the Japanese Nuclear Safety Commission and Utilities were working to minimize risk assessments together in 1992 to show that no safety measures were necessary to deal with a…

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Japan’s obsession with restarting Ohi reactors lacks “scientific basis”

The explosions that destroyed the reactor buildings at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant renewed concerns for the safety of the nuclear industry that were echoed by governments around the world.  The Japanese government is…

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Japan sets much more stringent limits on radioactivity in swimming spots

The Environment Ministry will introduce more stringent radioactivity limits covering swimming spots, including a new threshold for radioactive cesium, which will be set at 10 becquerels per liter, substantially less than the current 50…

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