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Fermi 2 struggles with large COVID-19 outbreak among workers via Windsor Star

Dave Battagello  •  Windsor StarPublishing date:May 12, 2020  A large COVID-19 outbreak among employees at Fermi 2 nuclear power plant has led to mandated testing of every employee at the facility which will remain shutdown indefinitely. Employee online Facebook accounts suggest … Continue reading

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Weatherwatch: Covid-19 lockdown boosts UK solar power via The Guardian

The disappearance of aeroplane contrails and a reduction in air pollution has allowed much stronger sunlight to reach the ground and resulted in bumper production of solar power. Falling demand due to the Covid-19 lockdown and the increase in renewable energy means that … Continue reading

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Outrage in Tahiti over French nuclear law moves via RNZ

There has been an outcry in French Polynesia over moves by the French National Assembly to slip a clause about compensation over nuclear weapons testing into Covid-19 legislation. […] The French government wants to re-introduce the concept of neglible risk … Continue reading

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Tokyo Olympics CEO: Games Next Year May Not Be ‘Conventional’ via TPM

TOKYO (AP) — Almost two months after the Tokyo Olympics were postponed, organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto said Friday he still could not give an estimate of how much the one-year delay will cost. Figures in the Japanese media have … Continue reading

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COVID-19: Japan Suicide Rate Declines Amid Coronavirus Lockdown Due To Shift in Stress Factors via Tech Times

[…] More family time, lesser interactions with toxic people In April 2019, around 1,814 people took their lives compared with a 19.8% decrease to 1,455 in April 2020. This marks the country’s lowest suicide figure for at least the past … Continue reading

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Fukushima Prefecture struggles to contain coronavirus clusters via Japan Times

Fukushima Prefecture has been struggling with the spread of the new coronavirus, having identified in April at least four cases of clusters with five or more infected people in one place, with locations ranging from a post office to a … Continue reading

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Scientists Say a Now-Dominant Strain of the Coronavirus Appears to Be More Contagious Than Original via Los Angeles Times

By Ralph Vartabedian […] The new strain appeared in February in Europe, migrated quickly to the East Coast of the United States and has been the dominant strain across the world since mid-March, the scientists wrote.  In addition to spreading … Continue reading

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A nuclear waste site where the biggest fear isn’t radiation, but coronavirus via The Guardian

For more than a month, coronavirus has brought cleanup of a 586-square-mile decommissioned nuclear production complex in south-eastern Washington state to a near standstill. Most of the more than 11,000 employees at the Hanford site were sent home in late … Continue reading

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Japan Medical Assn: Tokyo Olympics difficult without vaccine via The Daily Standard

By STEPHEN WADE AP Sports Writer TOKYO (AP) – The medical community in Japan is moving toward a consensus that holding next year’s Tokyo Olympics may hinge on finding a coronavirus vaccine. Japan Medical Association president Yoshitake Yokokura said in … Continue reading

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An Open Letter on National Priorities in the Face of a Pandemic via Medium

The United States is currently faced with a public health crisis the magnitude of which no one in living memory has experienced. The COVID-19 virus has already infected hundreds of thousands, interrupted trade, stalled the economy, caused massive hour cuts … Continue reading

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