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Fukushima nuclear debris removal to be delayed due to pandemic via The Japan Times

The operator of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, which suffered core meltdowns in 2011, has decided to delay the removal of nuclear debris by about one year from 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, sources said Wednesday. The … Continue reading

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Radiation level at Fukushima reactor highest since 2011 disaster; grating hole found via The Mainichi

[…] Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. also announced that based on image analysis, a hole measuring 2 meters in diameter has been found on a metal grating beneath the pressure vessel inside the containment vessel and a portion of … Continue reading

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Court orders ministry to identify municipalities in survey on storing 3/11 debris December 12, 2014 via Asahi Shimbun

OSAKA–The Osaka District Court ordered the Environment Ministry to reveal the names of local governments that agreed to accept or considered accepting debris from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. The court on Dec. 11 struck down the government’s decision … Continue reading

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First bags of contaminated debris prepared for transfer to Fukushima interim facility via The Asahi Shimbun

KAWAUCHI, Fukushima Prefecture–Preparation work has started for the transfer of radiation-contaminated debris from a temporary storage site here to a planned interim facility that has been opposed by landowners and may not open as scheduled. The temporary storage site holds … Continue reading

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Fukushima towns look set to bite on new offer of more money for storage facilities via The Asahi Shimbun

The central government has offered to double the amount of grants to be paid if local municipalities in Fukushima Prefecture accept the construction of temporary storage facilities for radioactive debris produced by the 2011 nuclear accident. […] “In the end, … Continue reading

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Study: Cesium from Fukushima debris removal likely spread 50 km via The Asahi Shimbun

Radioactive substances released during rubble-removal work at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant last year likely spread to areas nearly 50 kilometers away, according to a research team at Kyoto University. The agriculture ministry earlier raised the likelihood that debris-removal … Continue reading

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To the Members of the “Group in Support of Professor Shimoji Masaki” from Shima Koji

Dear Colleagues, As many of you know, Professor Masaki Shimoji, a professor of economics at Hannan University, was arrested by Osaka prefectural police on December 9, 2012, held for twenty days, and released without charge. One can be arrested and … Continue reading

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A Second Letter from Jailed Professor Masaki Shimoji via Fukushima Voice

Thank you so very, very much. I am actually more comfortable than I imagined I would be in jail. We have to adhere to a schedule, but I don’t particularly have any problems with it since I normally get up … Continue reading

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【Solidarity action/署名】Unjust Arrest of a Professor Opposing Debris Incineration in Osaka 下地真樹不法逮捕via Fukushima Voice

Unjust Arrest of a Professor Opposing Debris Incineration in Osaka This is a letter from Masaki Shimoji, a university associate professor who has been unfairly detained since his sudden arrest on December 9, 2012. The arrest occurred because he walked … Continue reading

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Funds eyed for U.S., Canada cleanup via The Japan Times

The Foreign Ministry will seek funds in an upcoming extra budget to help the United States and Canada dispose of tons of debris from the 2011 tsunami, officials said. With a huge amount of debris expected to reach the U.S. … Continue reading

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