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Fukushima nuclear disaster: Japanese youth sue over cancer diagnoses via BBC

Six young Japanese people are suing the operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant after developing thyroid cancer in the years following the 2011 nuclear disaster. The plaintiffs, aged between six and 16 at the time of the disaster, say they … Continue reading

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“Non-violent creative tumult” via Beyond Nuclear

Film documents long campaign to get Vermont Yankee shut down Power Struggle is available for at home screening for a limited time, March 1-30. A portion of the $12 ticket price benefits Beyond Nuclear. Purchase your ticket here. By Linda Pentz … Continue reading

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Dynamics of radiocesium in forests after the Fukushima disaster: Concerns and some hope via EurekAlert!

Scientists compile available data and analyses on the flow of radionuclides to gain a more holistic understanding FORESTRY AND FOREST PRODUCTS RESEARCH INSTITUTE […] Considering the massive threat posed by 137Cs to the health of both humans and ecosystems, it … Continue reading

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A new short doc paints an unforgiving portrait of human stupidity via Little White Lies

Rebecca Speare-Cole Otto Bell’s new documentary The Toxic Pigs of Fukushima is a half-hour immersion into the scarred, forgotten world left behind by the 2011 earthquake, nuclear disaster and mass evacuation in Japan. The film doesn’t settle on one thesis … Continue reading

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Emperor’s evacuation to Kyoto weighed after Fukushima nuclear disaster via Kyodo News

The government led by the now-defunct Democratic Party of Japan unofficially proposed that then Emperor Akihito evacuate to Kyoto or somewhere further in the west from Tokyo immediately after the start of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in March 2011, a … Continue reading

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

By NORIHIKO KUWABARA 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 Nuclear Regulation … Continue reading

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Novelist Yu Miri: Olympics not helping Fukushima rebuilding via The Washington Post

By Mari Yamaguchi | AP TOKYO — Yu Miri, who won this year’s National Book Award for translated literature, says Tokyo’s Ueno Park, where a homeless man kills himself in her award-winning story, looks very clean ahead of next summer’s Olympics. Still, she … Continue reading

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Glowing opportunity: Japan to pay citizens up to $19k to settle around crippled Fukushima nuclear plant via RT

The Japanese government has taken an unprecedented step to revive areas near the Fukushima power plant, offering hefty sums of money to those agreeing to move there. There’s a catch though – they’ll have to stay for five years. The … Continue reading

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COVID-19: Japan Suicide Rate Declines Amid Coronavirus Lockdown Due To Shift in Stress Factors via Tech Times

[…] More family time, lesser interactions with toxic people In April 2019, around 1,814 people took their lives compared with a 19.8% decrease to 1,455 in April 2020. This marks the country’s lowest suicide figure for at least the past … Continue reading

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Cascadia Uranium Film Arts Festival, April 3-5, 2020 in Portland, Oregon

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