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Don’t dump on us: Pacific Islanders, marine scientists, urge Japan not to dump Fukushima radioactive water into the ocean via Beyond Nuclear International

By Linda Pentz Gunter The nuclear power industry has a long history of disproportionately impacting people of color, Indigenous communities and those living in the Global South. As Japan prepares to dump more than 1 million tonnes of radioactive water … Continue reading

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In the Pacific, Outcry Over Japan’s Plan to Release Fukushima Wastewater via New York Times

By Pete McKenzie Dec. 30, 2022 Every day at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, officials flush over a hundred tons of water through its corroded reactors to keep them cool after the calamitous meltdown of 2011. Then the highly … Continue reading

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12.1 trillion yen spent so far on Fukushima nuclear disaster via The Asahi Shimbun

By Takaoki Yamamoto Around 12.1 trillion yen ($82 billion) has already been spent to deal with the 2011 disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, according to sources at the Board of Audit of Japan. That means more … Continue reading

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‘Angry’ court ruling blasts former TEPCO execs’ inaction via The Asahi

[…] The ruling said the four defendants–Tsunehisa Katsumata, a former chairman; Masataka Shimizu, a former president; and two former vice presidents, Ichiro Takekuro and Sakae Muto–“fundamentally lacked an awareness of the need for safety and a sense of responsibility that … Continue reading

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Former Tepco executives ordered to pay ¥13 trillion to company over Fukushima nuclear disaster via Japan Times

By Eric Johnston […] Wednesday’s decision in favor of the plaintiffs marks the first time a court has ruled that former Tepco management is liable to pay compensation. Three of the five defendants, including Katsumata, former Vice President Ichiro Takekuro, … Continue reading

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Japan court holds utility execs liable for Fukushima crisis via abc news

ByMARI YAMAGUCHI Associated PressJuly 13, 2022, 9:22 AM TOKYO — A Tokyo court on Wednesday ordered four former executives of the utility operating the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant to pay 13 trillion yen ($94 billion) to the company, holding them … Continue reading

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EDITORIAL: Payouts for nuclear disaster in urgent need of revamp via The Asahi Shimbun

The government’s committee overseeing compensation for victims of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster has begun considering whether existing guidelines for payouts should be revised upward. Established in the aftermath of the triple meltdown at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power … Continue reading

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Japan Says It Needs Nuclear Power. Can Host Towns Ever Trust It Again? via the New York Times

By Motoko rich and Hikari Hida KASHIWAZAKI, Japan — Growing up, Mika Kasahara saw the nuclear power plant that hugs the coast of her hometown simply as the place where her father worked, a familiar fortress of cooling tanks and … Continue reading

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東電に6540万円の賠償命令、国への請求は棄却 福島原発避難者訴訟、さいたま地裁判決 via 東京新聞

東京電力福島第一原発事故で福島県から埼玉県などに避難した住民ら95人が、国と東電に計約11億円の損害賠償を求めた訴訟の判決で、さいたま地裁は20日、東電に計約6540万円の支払いを命じた。国への請求は「規制権限を行使しても事故を回避できたとはいえない」として棄却した。原告側は控訴する方針。  国と東電の双方に賠償を求めた訴訟の地裁判決は18件目。国の責任は地裁、高裁で判断が分かれ、最高裁が近く統一判断を示す見通し。東電の責任はいずれも認められている。 岡部純子裁判長は判決理由で、国は2002年に公表した地震予測の「長期評価」を基に、福島第一原発の主要建屋の敷地高を超える津波の到来を予見できたのに、規制権限を行使しなかったと指摘。「重大な責務を果たしたとはいえない」とした。  一方、予測された津波と実際の津波は違いが大きく、「長期評価にしたがって規制権限を行使しても、事故を回避できたことが認められない」として国への訴えを退けた。原告の一部は東電による賠償も認められなかった。 原告は原発事故の避難指示区域に住んでいた人や自主避難者ら。[…] さいたま市内で会見した原告側は「大事故を起こしておいて、規制してもしなくても同じで責任がないというのは、到底信じられない判断だ」と批判。原子力規制委員会は「新規制基準への適合性審査を厳格に進め、適切に規制したい」、東電は「判決内容を精査し、対応を検討する」とコメントした。(杉原雄介) 全文

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TEPCO slow to respond to growing crisis at Fukushima plant via Asahi Shimbun

January 2, 2022 at 07:00 JST […] The continuous accumulation of radioactive slurry and other nasty substances, coupled with the problem of finding a safe way to dispose of melted nuclear fuel debris at reactors No. 1, No. 2 and No. … Continue reading

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