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Science is objective—but are all scientists objective? via Nation of Change

By Karl Grossman August 25, 2020 There is science—and then there is scientific vested interests. With a denier of science in The White House—whether it has to do with the climate crisis or Covid-19 and so on—there is a major … Continue reading

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Japan’s Prime Minister Fires Three Nuclear Energy Officials via New York Times

TOKYO — Prime Minister Naoto Kan removed three top officials in charge of Japanese nuclear energy policy on Thursday, taking aim at cozy ties between regulators and the power industry that were exposed after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant accident. The three … Continue reading

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New ministry home eyed for nuke agency via The Japan Times Online

The government may separate the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and merge its functions into a new agency to be created under the Environment Ministry, according to a minister’s draft plan revealed … Continue reading

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Nuclear policy trio face ax via The Japan Times Online

Industry minister Banri Kaieda announced Thursday he is firing three senior nuclear officials over the mishandling of the Fukushima nuclear crisis. The three are Vice Minister Kazuo Matsunaga, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry’s top bureaucrat; Nobuaki Terasaka, head … Continue reading

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August 3, 2011: Don’t Allow New Nuclear Reactor Construction Before Safety Questions Resolved by Congressman Edward Markey

August 3, 2011: Don’t Allow New Nuclear Reactor Construction Before Safety Questions Resolved Rule change could undermine current safety regulations, limit public participation in licensing decisions WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a senior member of the House … Continue reading

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Mimura poised to win Aomori re-election bid via The Japan Times

AOMORI — Aomori Gov. Shingo Mimura was set to be re-elected to his third four-year term in Sunday’s gubernatorial election by defeating two challengers, according to Kyodo News projections. Mimura, 55, an independent backed by the conservative Liberal Democratic Party, … Continue reading

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