Monthly Archives: March 2011

“Japan’s record of nuclear cover-ups and accidents” via New Scientist

Update 21 March 2011: It has now emerged that, in the run-up to the Japanese earthquake, the Tokyo Electric Power Company failed to carry out several scheduled inspections at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi plant. Thirty-three pieces of equipment were not … Continue reading

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“Japan nuclear refugees feel ‘betrayed'” via AFP

YOKOTE, Japan — Refugees who fled Japan’s tsunami-hit nuclear reactors say they have been betrayed by the company that runs them, accusing embattled operator TEPCO of creating a “man-made disaster”. Tens of thousands of people left their homes near the … Continue reading

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“TEPCO claims could hit $133 bn on Japan nuclear crisis” via Reuters

Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) could face compensation claims of up to 11 trillion yen (USD 133 billion) — nearly four times its equity — if Japan’s worst nuclear crisis drags on for two years, an analyst at Bank of … Continue reading

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“Timeline: A Nuclear Crisis Unfolds In Japan” via NPR

The situation at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has been changing rapidly and growing increasingly complex since the earthquake and tsunami hit on March 11. Problems began that day, and each day has brought new, unsettling developments. With unique conditions … Continue reading

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“Japan to take control of Tokyo Electric Power: report” via Reuters

(Reuters) – Japan’s government plans to take control of Tokyo Electric Power Co (9501.T), the operator of a stricken nuclear power plant, by injecting public funds, the Mainichi newspaper said on Friday. But the government is unlikely to take more … Continue reading

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“25 years on, what Chernobyl tells us about Japan’s crisis” the the Independent

Igor Gramotkin is not a man you would necessarily expect to tell you that nuclear power is essential to the future progress of humankind. He is the manager of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, and has spent more … Continue reading

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『原子力安全委員会よ、口先だけの反省より、行動を起こせ ―原子力資料情報室からのメッセージ(4)』 on 原子力資料情報室(CNIC)

原子力安全委員会は何をしているのか? 多くの人々がこう感じてきた。ようやく少しは表に出てきたが、安全委員長は、事故対策を「東電の自主性に任せていた」、耐震安全性は「割りきらなければ設計できなかった」と語った弁が報道されている。責任回避だ。 これまでの反省の上に立って、安全委員会が今後どう行動するかがいま問われている。原子力資料情報室は、原子力安全委員会に以下の対応を早急にすすめることを求める。 1. 今回の地震が他の地震の活動を早めるとの地震学からの指摘がある。とりわけ、東海地震 はいつ起きてもおかしくない時期に来ている。にもかかわらず、中部電力は運転を継続しながら、耐震安全性を強化するという。しかし、いま 原発震災が再発すればどうなるのか、その惨事はもはや疑いえない。同原発の耐震安全性強化のチェックとこの実施は浜岡原発を停止して行うように求めること。同時に、原子力安全委員会は耐震安全性および過酷事故への対応強化含めて早急に安全総点検をすること。 続きは『原子力安全委員会よ、口先だけの反省より、行動を起こせ ―原子力資料情報室からのメッセージ(4)』から。

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『福島第一原発航空写真』”Photos of the Day – Fukushima Dai-ichi Aerials” via

On March 24, 2011, a small unmanned drone flew over and photographed the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, giving a bird’s eye view of the damage. (12 total photos) 和訳: 2011年3月24日、無人飛行機が事故のあった福島第一原子力発電所の上空を飛び、損傷の様子を写真に収めました(計12枚)以下のリンクをクリックすると写真が見れます。 To view the photos, go to “Photos of the … Continue reading

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[video] “Japan urged to extend nuclear exclusion zone” via Al Jazeera

The UN nuclear watchdog has suggested Japan consider widening an evacuation zone around a tsunami-damaged nuclear plant as radiation continues to leak into seawater near the plant. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on Thursday radiation measured at the … Continue reading

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“What’s in Store for Japan’s Embattled Nuclear Workers?” via

As more details emerge from inside the evacuation zone in Fukushima, it’s becoming more and more evident that workers at the Daiichi power plant, feted as heroes since the early days of Japan’s nuclear crisis, will be bearing their burden … Continue reading

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