Daily Archives: 2012/07/14

Japan eyes electricity deregulation to boost competition via The Asahi Shimbun (Reuters)

Japan should overhaul its power sector, dominated by regional monopolies, to promote competition and a stable power supply, according to a draft proposal issued on July 13 by a panel of experts set up after the Fukushima nuclear disaster. The … Continue reading

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Fukushima vs. Chernobyl: How Have Animals Fared? via The New York Times

For a little bird, bee or butterfly trying to make it in the world, which is the worse place to land: Fukushima or Chernobyl? On the one hand, there’s the risk from the release of radioactive materials that occurred in … Continue reading

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Barriers Fail to Stop Japan’s Anti-Nuclear Demonstrators via The Wall Street Journal

Police cordons and closed subway exits didn’t stop Japanese protesters from carrying on a nearly four-month tradition of holding Friday-night anti-nuclear demonstrations in front of Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda’s residence in Tokyo. Protesters shout slogans during an antinuclear rally near … Continue reading

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Anti-nuclear protesters put heat on Noda via The Asahi Shimbun

Fifteen weeks ago, there were only 300 of them. On July 13, according to police estimates, there were 10,000 people in Tokyo’s streets with a single, simple message for Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda: “Saikado Hantai” (We oppose restarts). The organizers … Continue reading

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Fukushima Watch: No Reactors, Fewer Jobs? via The Wall Street Journal

Japan may have fired up its first nuclear reactor since the Fukushima Daiichi accident, but the debate over the restarts rumbles on. While safety issues and potential power shortages have dominated the debate so far, another less-discussed issue is the … Continue reading

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New details about problems at San Onofre nuclear power plant via LA Times

Data released by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and a leaked analysis by Southern California Edison provide some new insights into the situation at the San Onofre nuclear plant. The plant has been shuttered since Jan. 31, when a small … Continue reading

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[動画]過剰警備の中、多様な表現あふれる〜官邸前行動 via OurPlanet-TV

いつからか、紫陽花革命と呼ばれるようになった金曜夜の官邸前抗議行動。警察が「鉄柵」で歩道などを封鎖する厳戒態勢下で行われたが、分散した参加者は、それぞれ自由な方法で「脱原発」を表現。その「声」は霞ヶ関にも響き渡った。    人びとが車道を埋めつくすという事態を避けたい警視庁は、前回の7月6日以上に警備を強化し、午後から官庁街と首相官邸とをつなぐ道路などに鉄柵を設置。歩道をブロックごとに細かく分断したり、周辺の地下鉄駅の出入り口の利用を制限するなどの対策を打った。  その結果、参加者はと7つのブロックに分断されたが、それぞれの場所、それぞれのスタイルで、再稼働反対の思いを表現した。また、車や自転車などで「デモ」をする裏技も。厳しい制約を乗り越える様々なアイディアがあふれる夜となった。 動画は 過剰警備の中、多様な表現あふれる〜官邸前行動

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Leaked Docs Reveal ‘Off the Charts’ Damage at US Nuke Plant via Reader Supported News

roblems with the steam generators and miles of tubing at the San Onofre nuclear plant are the most severe found in comparable generators in the US and much more severe than previously reported, according to a new report.The report by … Continue reading

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