Daily Archives: 2013/11/15

Radiation threat on Treasure Island, report says via SF Gate

Despite six years of Navy cleanup and San Francisco city government reassurances that Treasure Island is safe, children living there might be at risk of radiation poisoning, a newly released state health department memo concludes. Earlier this year, California Department of … Continue reading

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After Fukushima, Japan Finds Beauty in Solar Power via Slate

It looks like some idealistic architecture student’s vision for the future of sustainable energy production. In fact, it’s a photo of a real-life solar plant that went into operation on Nov. 1 in Japan. This is what happens when a … Continue reading

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農地転用年内に緩和 田村など内陸5市町村住民の帰還促す 農水省 via 福島民報

農林水産省は12日、東京電力福島第一原発事故で避難している住民の帰還を促進するため、避難区域を抱える田村、川俣、川内、葛尾、飯舘の5市町村の第一種農地を宅地などに転用できるよう農地法省令を改正すると発表した。13日から意見公募を行い、年内に改正する。 農地の大半を占める第一種農地は原則として宅地などに転用できず、放射性物質の影響で農業を断念する住民が多い避難区域などでは、新たに農地を活用する 際の妨げになっていた。省令の改正により、各市町村の復興整備計画に従い農地を転用する場合、住宅や工場、再生可能エネルギー施設などの用地として使用す ることが可能になり、雇用の創出などによる住民帰還の加速化につながることが期待されている。 続きは農地転用年内に緩和 田村など内陸5市町村住民の帰還促す 農水省

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Some Fukushima fuel rods were damaged before 2011 catastrophe via RT

Three of the spent fuel assemblies that will be pulled from the Fukushima nuclear plant during a year-long operation were damaged before the 2011 earthquake and tsunami crippled the Japanese facility. Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), which operates the plant, … Continue reading

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Japan and nuclear power High alert via The Economist

The riskiest part yet of the Fukushima clean-up is soon to begin AMONG the twisted metal and random debris that litter much of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, the fourth reactor looks in relatively good condition. A new structure … Continue reading

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