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Japan fast-food chain to grow food 100 km from wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant via The Asahi Shimbun

A Japanese fast-food chain has announced plans to grow rice and vegetables on a farm 100 km (60 miles) from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986. Yoshinoya Holdings, … Continue reading

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How Fiscal Conservatives Learned to Love a $20 Billion Nuke Plant via Mother Jones

Before retiring from Congress four years ago, David Hobson, a powerful subcommittee chairman, says he couldn’t fathom why the Energy Department was so determined to build a multibillion dollar plant in South Carolina for transforming plutonium into fuel for US … Continue reading

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Fukushima Watch: No Reactors, Fewer Jobs? via The Wall Street Journal

Japan may have fired up its first nuclear reactor since the Fukushima Daiichi accident, but the debate over the restarts rumbles on. While safety issues and potential power shortages have dominated the debate so far, another less-discussed issue is the … Continue reading

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The coming German energy turnaround via The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

Following the terrible catastrophe at Fukushima, Germany’s government has decided to usher in a sustainable energy turnaround that entails switching off all of the country’s nuclear power plants by the year 2022. In the spring of 2011, in fact, eight … Continue reading

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