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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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First Cases of Throat Cancer Linked to Fukushima Nuclear Plant via Vice

By Hanako Montgomery Two men developed throat cancer after being employed at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, and one of them reportedly died from the illness—the first known cases of the condition linked to working at the site. The unnamed men, … Continue reading

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Statement: We strongly condemn the decision by the Japanese government to release contaminated water into the ocean via FoE Japan

Today, at a Cabinet meeting, the Japanese government decided to discharge so-called ALPS (Advanced Liquid Processing System) treated water stored in tanks at the site of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the ocean. There have been no public … Continue reading

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Former prime minister Jean Chrétien part of secretive project to store nuclear waste in Labrador, emails show via CBC News

Marie-Maude Denis, Jacques Taschereau, Daniel Tremblay  · CBC News · As borders closed and lockdowns hit last spring, a group of entrepreneurs and lawyers had something else on their minds: setting up a facility in Labrador for international nuclear waste.  Plans they had for a … Continue reading

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A Fukushima lesson: Victim compensation schemes need updating via Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

By Hirokazu Miyazaki  […] Today, nuclear energy is used to produce about 10 percent of electricity worldwide. However, the desire to limit the environmental impact of carbon-based energy sources is putting nuclear power generation in the spotlight. For example, the International … Continue reading

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Catholic bishops of Japan, Korea criticize Fukushima radioactivity clean-up plans via Catholic News Agency

CNA Staff, Feb 10, 2021 / 12:25 am MT (CNA).- The Catholic bishops of Japan and Korea have criticized the Japanese government’s plans to release into the sea millions of gallons of radioactive water from the tsunami-damaged Fukushima nuclear plant. … Continue reading

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Tepco to compensate for losses from Fukushima water release via The Japan Times

FUKUSHIMA – Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. will compensate for declines in sales of local agricultural products caused by the planned release of treated water from its Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, executive Makoto Okura said in an interview. Tepco … Continue reading

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Far north of Fukushima, a village that bet big on nuclear feels the fallout via The Japan Times

Even though it’s around 430 kilometers from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, a village in Aomori Prefecture is still enduring the repercussions of the meltdowns at the facility almost a decade ago. For the past 10 years, Higashidori has … Continue reading

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