Daily Archives: 2020/06/17

Fukushima: Japan must not ignore human rights obligations on nuclear waste disposal – UN experts via UNCHR

GENEVA (9 June 2020) – UN human rights experts* today urged the Japanese Government to delay any decision on the ocean-dumping of nuclear waste water from the reactors at Fukushima Daiichi until after the COVID-19 crisis has passed and proper … Continue reading

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It’s Not Techno-Angst That’s Driving East Asia to Abandon Nuclear Power via FP

BY TED NORDHAUS, SEAVER WANG Western discussions about nuclear energy in East Asia usually start with the Fukushima disaster and end with efforts to address climate change. But anti-nuclear sentiment in Asia looks nothing like that in the West, where it was … Continue reading

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Senate panel approves $10M to prepare for nuclear test ‘if necessary’ via The Hill

The Senate Armed Services Committee has advanced an amendment aimed at reducing the amount of time it would take to carry out a nuclear test. The amendment, offered by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), would make at least $10 million available to “carry … Continue reading

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原発再稼働 茨城県民投票条例案賛否 県議にアンケートへ 市民団体 via 茨城新聞

日本原子力発電東海第2原発(東海村)の再稼働の賛否を問う茨城県民投票条例案を巡り、同条例制定を直接請求した市民団体「いばらき原発県民投票の会」は16日、県議会の定例会本会議での採決後に、全県議対象の賛否理由のアンケートを実施すると発表した。結果は7月にシンポジウムを開き、明らかにするという。 本会議での採決は23日。アンケートは記名式で、翌24日〜7月1日に行う。 (略) 7月5日には、水戸市内で同条例の審議過程を振り返るシンポジウムを開催し、調査結果を公表。同行事には各県議を招くことにしていて、司会は吉田勉常磐大教授(地方自治論、行政法学)が務める。 全文は原発再稼働 茨城県民投票条例案賛否 県議にアンケートへ 市民団体

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