In-Focus Japan: New regulator continues proliferating promises made by predecessors – Canada still importing seafood from Japan

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China intercepts 9.26 tons of contaminated scrap metal from Fukushima

According to China Central Television (CCTV), metal imported by Ningbo Huanjin Recycling Metal Co. Ltd, which belongs to Japan’s Taiwa Trade Co Ltd was found contaminated. Putting the date of arrival at around May 13, CCTV states it was then discovered by the Ningbo Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau.

Source: Recycling International

Kansai Electric expecting 125 billion yen net loss despite restart of Ohi reactors

Source: JiJi Press

Source: JiJi Press

Hokuriku Electric publishes data from investigation of active faults under Shiga nuclear power plant

Source: 47 News Japan

Radioactive Cesium contamination found in 9 types of fish caught near Fukushima plant

Source: Kyodo News

Canada still importing seafood from Japan

“The CFIA with Health Canada continues to monitor food for radionuclides through the Total Diet Study (TDS). For 2012-13 the focus will be on testing food products from Japan, in the Vancouver area.”

Source: The Vancouver Sun

Wild mushrooms from Nagano found contaminated with cesium over national limits

Source: JiJi Press

Cabinet fails to ok new energy policy

Source: The Japan Times

New atomic regulator continues proliferating promises made by predecessors

The government launched a new nuclear regulatory body Wednesday that vowed never to let a disaster like the Fukushima triple meltdown occur again.

The secretariat employees are mostly from NISA, while others are from the science ministry, land ministry and the Cabinet Office.

Source: The Japan Times

Source: The Japan Times

Canadian response to ocean debris even more lax than in United States

Ottawa has so far spent only $11,000 on ocean radioactivity sampling. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has set aside $600,000 for cleanup, while Washington State Gov. Christine Gregoire said in June that her state will set aside at least $100,000.

According to a study from Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the majority of the debris landing on the North American coast will arrive on the shores of Washington, Oregon, and California.

Source: Vancouver Sun

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