In-Focus Japan: 18 months after onset of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster – Japan still recovering

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Still over 340,000 evacuees from Fukushima Disaster

Source: JiJi Press

Work to check radiation doses not getting easier

Source: JiJi Press

80 pct of the disaster debris still not yet been disposed of in Iwate and Miyagi Prefectures

The central government set a goal to dispose of over 50% of the debris by March 2013, and 100% by March 2014, but those goals are quickly becoming impossible.  “To meet these goals, we need to step up disposal efforts,” Environment Minister Goshi Hosono said.

Source: JiJi Press

Source: JiJi Press

Reactor 4 still a sleeping dragon expert says

Source: Japan Times

Many children still burdened by trauma and stress

Other children developed fear of water, appear weak, and prone to sickness.

Source: JiJi Press

18 months after March 11th disaster, Fukushima clean-up efforts still challenged by reliability of emergency equipment, leaking radioactive water, coolant circulation system problems, and malfunctioning thermometers

Source: NHK

Japan expands marine products off of Fukushima

Source: NHK

New nuclear emergency center still not ready

Professor Emeritus Hirotada Hirose of Tokyo Woman’s Christian University says it is critical to collect data and act immediately in a nuclear emergency, and that it’s not clear if all staff can actually turn up in 30 minutes. He says the delay in moving indicates the government has not fully absorbed the lessons from last year’s accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

Source: NHK

 

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