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A strategy of concealment via Beyond Nuclear International

By Kolin Kobayashi Agencies that promote nuclear power are quietly managing its disaster narrative This year marks the 13th year since the Fukushima accident began, yet the path to a conclusion is by no means clear. The declaration of a … Continue reading

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EDITORIAL: TEPCO faces new crisis over pedestal blow at Fukushima plant via The Asahi Shimbun

Damage to a pedestal inside the No. 1 reactor at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant is more critical than previously believed, triggering a more intricate assessment of its resistance to a major earthquake.  Plant operator Tokyo Electric Power … Continue reading

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Fukushima: Japan insists release of 1.3m tonnes of ‘treated’ water is safe via The Guardian

[…] As the country prepares to mark the 11 March anniversary, one of the disaster’s most troubling legacies is about to come into full view with the release of more than 1m tonnes of “treated” water from the destroyed Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power … Continue reading

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11 years later, fate of Fukushima reactor cleanup uncertain via ABC

By Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press […] Workers were preparing for the planned construction of an Olympic pool-sized shaft for use in a highly controversial plan set to begin in the spring of 2023 to gradually get rid of treated radioactive … 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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Climbing without a map: Japan’s nuclear clean-up has no end in sight via Nasdaq

By Sakura Murakami and Aaron Sheldrick TOKYO, March 12 (Reuters) – For one minute last week, workers at the Fukushima nuclear station fell silent to mark the 10-year anniversary of a natural disaster that triggered the worst nuclear accident since … Continue reading

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85% of Special Decontamination Area remained contaminated Fukushima Daiichi decommissioning road map unachievable – a new plan is inevitable via Greenpeace Japan

[…] “Successive governments during the last ten years, and largely under prime minister Shinzo Abe, have attempted to perpetrate a myth about the nuclear disaster. They have sought to deceive the Japanese people by misrepresenting the effectiveness of the decontamination … Continue reading

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Water leaks indicate new damage at Fukushima nuclear plant via AP

By MARI YAMAGUCHI TOKYO (AP) — Cooling water levels have fallen in two reactors at the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant since a powerful earthquake hit the area last weekend, indicating possible additional damage, its operator said Friday. New damage could … Continue reading

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Newly found Fukushima plant contamination may delay cleanup via The Asahi Shimbun

A draft investigation report into the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown, adopted by Japanese nuclear regulators Wednesday, says it has detected dangerously high levels of radioactive contamination at two of the three reactors, adding to concerns about decommissioning challenges. The interim … Continue reading

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Radiation levels at Fukushima plant far worse than was thought via Asahi Shimbun

By NORIHIKO KUWABARA/ Staff Writer Exceedingly high radiation levels found inside crippled reactor buildings at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant were labeled by nuclear regulators as an “extremely serious” challenge to the shutdown process and overall decommissioning of the site. The … Continue reading

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