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Strict radiation reference levels shunned to stem Fukushima exodus via The Asahi Shimbun

The government avoided setting stringent radiation reference levels for the return of Fukushima evacuees for fear of triggering a population drain and being hit by ballooning costs for compensation, an Asahi Shimbun investigation shows. The revelation could rekindle debate over … Continue reading

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Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Update for July 31st – August 2nd, 2012 via Greenpeace

Here’s the latest of our news bulletins from the ongoing crisis at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. State of Nuclear Politics in Japan Over 70% of 1,253 people who attended eight town hall meetings say that nuclear power should … Continue reading

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Fukushima residents say resounding “no” to nuclear energy via Reuters

(Reuters) – Get out of nuclear power and do it fast, angry Fukushima residents told Japanese government officials on Wednesday at a public hearing on energy policy held in an area ravaged by a nuclear disaster that has whipped up … Continue reading

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Gov’t mulling having vice minister stationed at Oi nuke plant: Hosono via The Mainichi

TOTTORI, Japan (Kyodo) — The government may station political officials, such as a senior vice industry minister, at the Oi nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture to ensure its safety, nuclear accident minister Goshi Hosono said Wednesday, in an effort … Continue reading

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Spent Fuel Rods Drive Growing Fear Over Plant in Japan via The New York Times

TOKYO — What passes for normal at the Fukushima Daiichi plant today would have caused shudders among even the most sanguine of experts before an earthquake and tsunami set off the world’s second most serious nuclear crisis after Chernobyl.Fourteen months … Continue reading

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