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Far north of Fukushima, a village that bet big on nuclear feels the fallout via The Japan Times

Even though it’s around 430 kilometers from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, a village in Aomori Prefecture is still enduring the repercussions of the meltdowns at the facility almost a decade ago. For the past 10 years, Higashidori has … Continue reading

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Aomori wants reassurance that it won’t be final nuclear waste site via The Japan Times

Aomori Prefecture on Wednesday urged the government to reconfirm its policy of not building in the prefecture a facility for the final disposal of high-level radioactive waste from nuclear power plants across the nation. The request was made during a … Continue reading

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Thirteen prefectures say no to hosting nuclear waste depository via The Japan Times

A total of 13 out of the nation’s 47 prefectures say they would refuse to host a final disposal site for highly radioactive nuclear waste, a Kyodo News survey showed Saturday. In the survey conducted between late October and early … Continue reading

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Toshiba developing small N-reactor / Reactor to be used to mine oil sands in Canada; initial operation by 2020 eyed via Daily Yomiuri Online

Toshiba Corp. has been developing a small nuclear reactor for mining oil sands at the request of a firm engaged in such mining projects in Alberta Province, Canada, and aims to begin operating the reactor by 2020, it has been … Continue reading

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M7.3 quake hits northeastern Japan, low tsunami arrive via The Mainichi

A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 jolted northeastern and eastern Japan on Friday, with low tsunami waves arriving along the Pacific coast, according to authorities. The Japan Meteorological Agency said the 5:18 p.m. quake was likely an … Continue reading

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Thyroid gland tests on kids in Nagasaki to be compared with Fukushima findings via The Asahi Shimbun

The Environment Ministry has begun thyroid gland tests on children in faraway Nagasaki Prefecture as part of efforts to gauge the effects of radiation fallout from last year’s nuclear disaster. Those children will serve as a control group for kids … Continue reading

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Behind the no-nuclear option via The Japan Times

The triple-meltdown crisis that began last year at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant jarred the public out of its complacent attitude toward nuclear power and every other assurance made by the government and Japan Inc. Suddenly, thousands of people … Continue reading

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