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Only 16% of Fukushima residents knew of emergency declaration via Asahi Shimbun

The government’s declaration of a nuclear emergency on March 11, 2011, reached only 16.5 percent of residents in Fukushima Prefecture by the following day, according to a Cabinet Office survey. A key reason for this seems to have been that … Continue reading

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Nuclear watchdog proposes raising maximum radiation dose to 250 millisieverts via The Asahi Shimbun

Nuclear plant workers in Japan will be allowed to be exposed to more than twice the current level of radiation in emergency situations, according to the Nuclear Regulation Authority’s Radiation Council. The radiation exposure limit will be raised from the … Continue reading

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Radioactive water leaking into Pacific Ocean in new Fukushima ’emergency’ via ABC News

Japan’s nuclear watchdog says there is a state of emergency at the shattered Fukushima nuclear plant over ongoing leaks of radioactive water. An official from the Nuclear Regulation Authority says contaminated groundwater has risen above a shore barrier meant to … Continue reading

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