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Fukushima failures threatening to derail Tokyo’s 2020 Olympics bid via The Telegraph

The team behind Tokyo’s bid to host the 2020 Olympics Games is scrambling to save its long and expensive campaign from falling victim to the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima nuclear plant. The International Olympic Committee will announce the winner … Continue reading

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What if the Fukushima Ice Wall Defrosts? Looking at Risks of Japan’s Experiment via PBS

SUMMARY The Japanese government is planning to build an ice wall around the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant to try to stop radioactive water leaks. Jeffrey Brown examines the risks and potential political fallout with Arjun Makhijani of the Institute for … Continue reading

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Japan earmarks £300m+ for Fukushima cleanup via The Guardian

Tokyo unveils measures to decontaminate toxic water at nuclear power plant as Tepco struggles to prevent leaks into Pacific Japan’s government is to spend almost $500m (£320m) in an attempt to contain leaks and decontaminate highly toxic water at the … Continue reading

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The Great East Japan Earthquake – Two Years On via Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle

Almost two years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake and resultant tsunami struck on March 11, and Japan wishes to express its heartfelt gratitude for the outpouring of support from the international community. At present, Japan’s top priority … Continue reading

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Tokyo Electric Sued by U.S. Sailors Exposed to Radiation via Bloomberg

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (9501), owner of the power plant which had the world’s biggest nuclear disaster since 1986, was sued by eight U.S. sailors claiming they were exposed to radiation and the utility lied about the dangers. The sailors … Continue reading

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