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Associate Director for Japan, Center for East Asian Studies, University of Chicago

France Announces US$1.43 Billion Investment in Nuclear Energy (via the L.A. Times)

Reporting from Paris—French President Nicolas Sarkozy announced a $1.43-billion investment in atomic power Monday, going against Europe’s antinuclear tide following the Fukushima disaster in Japan. Despite growing safety concern among neighboring countries, Sarkozy said abandoning the development and building of … Continue reading

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New English-language News Site from Asahi Shimbun

The Asahi Shimbun has launched a new English-language website on the March 11th disaster. The site is a clearinghouse for Asahi’s coverage of the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis. A message from Toshio Jo, managing editor for the International Division … Continue reading

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Radioactive Leaks found at 75% of US Nuclear Plant Sites via CBS News

June 21, 2011 8:45 AM BRACEVILLE, Ill. – Radioactive tritium has leaked from three-quarters of U.S. commercial nuclear power sites, often into groundwater from corroded, buried piping, an Associated Press investigation shows. The number and severity of the leaks has … Continue reading

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Atomic Age event is this Saturday

The Atomic Age symposium is just a few days away. We are looking forward to an engaging and important day of film screenings and discussion. Please join us! Remember to RSVP by following this link so we can get a … Continue reading

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Show your support: Buy a T-shirt

“Downwinder” T-shirt will be sold at the symposium; proceeds go towards Japan relief efforts. Continue reading

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Symposium Information

The Atomic Age from Hiroshima to the Present symposium will take place Saturday, May 21st at International House, 1414 E. 59th St., Chicago IL. 60637. It is free and open to the public. More details are on the way, so … Continue reading

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