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TEPCO’s Fukushima Reconstruction HQ Moves to Town of Futaba via Nippon.com

[…] The accident, triggered by a powerful earthquake and tsunami in March 2011, occurred at TEPCO’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station, which straddles Futaba and the town of Okuma in the prefecture. The Japanese government’s evacuation order, placed after … Continue reading

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NFLA alarmed by the planned dumping of over 1 million tonnes of radioactively contaminated water from Fukushima into the Pacific Ocean – the Japanese Government needs to urgently reconsider this strategy via Nuclear Free Local Authorities (Councils Working for a Renewable, Safe, and Peaceful Future)

19th October 2020 […] The NFLA has asked independent marine radioactivity consultant Tim Deere-Jones for his analysis on this proposed decision, given his extensive analysis on the marine issues around the Fukushima disaster. (2) It also draws on the expert … Continue reading

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Nuclear Meltdown in Fukushima, Political Meltdown in US, No End in Sight for Either via Reader Supported News

By William Boardman, Reader Supported News 18 October 20 nce again the people in charge of the destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant are talking about flushing 1.2 million tons of highly radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean. That’s more than 265 … Continue reading

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Reports: Japan to Release Fukushima’s Contaminated Water Into Sea via Reuters

By Yuka Obayashi and Kaori Kaneko, Reuters 16 October 20 early a decade after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan’s government has decided to release over one million tonnes of contaminated water into the sea, media reports said on Friday, with … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Filed over Fukushima-Linked Power Bill Surcharges via Nippon.com

Oct 15, 2020 Fukuoka, Oct. 15 (Jiji Press)–A lawsuit was raised on Thursday to challenge state-approved electricity bill surcharges to help cover the costs to compensate for the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident and remove tsunami-stricken reactors. The lawsuit was … Continue reading

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New problem at Fukushima site; sandbags found to be radioactive via The Asahi Shimbun

Sandbags placed as an emergency measure to lower radiation levels of contaminated water in the aftermath of the 2011 nuclear disaster now turn out to be so highly radioactive they pose an obstacle to the decommissioning of the stricken Fukushima … Continue reading

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Tepco may take 30 years to release Fukushima No. 1 radioactive water via The Japan Times

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. said Tuesday it may spend up to 20 to 30 years releasing contaminated water into the surrounding environment from its disaster-crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. […] The company currently stores roughly 119 … Continue reading

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Dramatizing the reality of a nuclear meltdown via The Japan Times

BY PHILIP BRASOR As with many feature films based on real-life incidents, “Fukushima 50,” which opened nationwide March 6 and depicts the actions of the men who struggled to contain the disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant following … Continue reading

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Japan and Tepco ordered to pay Fukushima residents who fled to Hokkaido via Japan Times

SAPPORO – A court ordered the government and the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant Tuesday to pay a combined ¥52.9 million ($513,000) in damages to 89 people who evacuated from their hometowns to Hokkaido after the 2011 nuclear disaster. … Continue reading

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Fukushima plaintiffs exhausted after settlements urged but rejected by Tepco via Japan Times

[…] The suits have been prolonged chiefly by the difficulty of establishing evidence for damages claims linked to the triple core meltdown on Fukushima Prefecture’s coastline after the March 2011 mega-quake and tsunami. Plant manager Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings … Continue reading

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