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Years without forestry education as Fukushima decontamination falls short via Japan Times

The March 2011 meltdown at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant caused serious damage to forests in the surrounding areas. Even now, 11 years after the accident, little has been done to decontaminate them. In some areas, projects are … Continue reading

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Remediation completed at former New Haven nuclear facility in USA via Nuclear Engineering International

The US Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), along with partners at the federal, municipal, and community levels, and the private sector, on 9 July announced completion of remediation activities at the former United Nuclear Corporation site in … Continue reading

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How the Cleanup of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident Got So Expensive via APJ Japan Focus

Philip Brasor and Masako Tsubuku Many of the Japanese print and broadcast features related to the 10th anniversary of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami addressed the current circumstances of the people affected, with a recurring theme of how difficult it has been … Continue reading

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Dissecting payouts for decontamination work in Fukushima via Japan Times

By Philip Brasor Many of the print and broadcast features related to the 10th anniversary of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami addressed the current circumstances of the people affected, with a recurring theme of how difficult it has been to … Continue reading

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Forests affected by Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident via NHK World Japan

Idehara Seitaro Forestry was once a thriving industry in Fukushima – until the 2011 nuclear disaster struck. More than 70 percent of the prefecture is covered with trees, but large areas have been abandoned or neglected. “It’s regrettable. I didn’t even imagine … Continue reading

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Radioactive soil plan casts shadow over Fukushima village via Japan Times

Fukushima Minpo. September 11, 2020 Keiko Shigihara, 58, soaks up the summer sun as she looks over her property in the village of Iitate in Fukushima Prefecture, from where she evacuated after the meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear … Continue reading

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オンラインセミナー:10年目の福島 ― 原発事故を見つめ直す・Sep 12th Webinar : 10 years after the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster – Listening to the Unheard via FoE Japan

FoE Japan September 12 at 5:43 AM ·  オンラインセミナー:10年目の福島 ― 原発事故を見つめ直す 2011年3月11日に発生した東日本大震災とそれに続く東電福島第一原発事故から9年半。事故は、自然のめぐみとともにあった人々の暮らし、生きがいやコミュニティ、家族との大切な時間を人々から奪いました。事故は今も多くの人に影響をあたえており、収束は見通せません。 一方で、「復興」のかけ声のもとに、今も続く事故の現状や原発の問題点が「見えない化」され、健康被害や不安を口にできない空気が醸成されています。 今回の国際セミナーでは、三春町在住の武藤類子さんや福島市在住のお母さんにご登壇いただき、原発事故被害の現状についてお話を伺います。https://www.foejapan.org/energy/fukushima/200912.html Next year marks 10 years since the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011 and the subsequent nuclear accident at TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The accident … Continue reading

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Ministry to test growing veggies on cleansed soil in Fukushima via Asahi Shimbun

By Mutsumi Mitobe […] Many people are opposed to reusing the soil, saying, “It will spread contamination.” At a news conference on May 1, Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi acknowledged, “I strongly recognize the fact that there are people who are opposing (the … Continue reading

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The Price of Staying: Evacuation was not mandatory for these now suffering Fukushima victims via Beyond Nuclear International

By Akemi Shima […] “Eight years after the construction of our house, on March 11, 2011 the accident of the power plant occurred, and our family life was turned upside down. My husband and I were 42 years old, my son was in … Continue reading

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Japanese Government has failed to decontaminate Fukushima: Greenpeace via Arirang News

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