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Fleeing from Fukushima: a nuclear evacuation reality check via Beyond Nuclear International

By Dr. Ian Fairlie If another severe nuclear accident, such as Windscale (in 1957), Chernobyl (1986) or Fukushima (2011) were to occur, then the most important response, in terms of preventing future cancer epidemics, is evacuation. The other main responses … Continue reading

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Suicides hit 21,000 in 2017, down for 8th consecutive year via The Japan News

TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The number of people who committed suicide in the nation in 2017 dropped by 576, or 2.6 percent, from the previous year to 21,321, down for the eighth consecutive year, the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry … Continue reading

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TEPCO told to pay 27 million yen to family of Fukushima evacuee who killed himself via the Asahi Shimbun

FUKUSHIMA–Tokyo Electric Power Co. has been ordered to pay 27 million yen ($219,500) in compensation to the bereaved family of a male evacuee who committed suicide after being displaced due to the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. Presiding Judge Naoyuki Shiomi … Continue reading

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La légende Fukushima via Libération

Cécile Asanuma-Brice Dans les débats énergétiques et face au changement climatique, l’industrie du nucléaire semble encore promouvoir la sécurité de ses services, après des désastres humains comme ceux de Tchernobyl ou de Fukushima, qui auraient dû suffire à mettre en … Continue reading

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Fukushima farmer takes on nuclear plant operator over wife’s suicide via The Chicago Tribune

YAMAKIYA Japan (Reuters) – A Japanese court is due to rule next month on a claim that Tokyo Electric Power is responsible for a woman’s suicide, in a landmark case that could force the utility to publicly admit culpability for … Continue reading

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Family of nuke crisis suicide victim to sue Tepco for damages via The Japan Times

FUKUSHIMA — The family of a woman who committed suicide amid the Fukushima No. 1 plant nuclear disaster intends to demand around ¥72.5 million in damages from Tokyo Electric Power Co., sources said Wednesday. The family claims Hamako Watanabe, 58, … Continue reading

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Suicides upping casualties from Tohoku catastrophe via The Japan Times Online

Yamada, Iwate Pref. — On June 11, a dairy farmer in Soma, Fukushima Prefecture, chalked a note on the wall of his cattle shed. “If only there wasn’t a nuclear power plant,” the message read, in reference to the damaged … Continue reading

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