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Niigata Prefecture drafts nuclear accident guidelines

Municipalities within the 30-kilometer radius from the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant in the prefecture will create extensive disaster response plans by next March, in order to respond to a possible accident at the nearby nuclear station operated by TEPCO.

Source: JiJi Press

Source: NHK

Rice from Koriyama City found contaminated over safety limits

Source: JiJi Press

Kansai Electric and Kyushi Electric considering electricity rate increases

Source: The Denki Shimbun

Fukushima plant worker files labor claim over lack of protection against high radiation

“Since March this year, I haven’t been given any work and I’ve effectively been dismissed. Nuclear plant workers at the lowest-layer of subcontracting are forced to work in dangerous conditions, but have few chances to complain about the situation, and end up being expendable,” he said.

Source: Mainichi

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