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[video] $4000 Settlement for Fukushima Daiichi Evacuees via Nippon.com


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South Korea nuclear regulator wants information on radioactive Fukushima water release via Reuters

By Jane Chung SEOUL (Reuters) – Japan’s reluctance to disclose information about the release of radioactive water from its damaged Fukushima nuclear plant is hampering neighboring countries’ efforts to minimize the impact, the head of South Korea’s nuclear safety agency … Continue reading

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An update from Fukushima, and the challenges that remain there via Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

By Tatsujiro Suzuki, […] Technical challenges. The most difficult challenge is, of course, the decommissioning of the Fukushima Daiichi reactors. It would take too long to describe all of the technical challenges of the decommissioning operations, but two recent events are instructive … Continue reading

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Japan’s Reconstruction Agency to get 10 more years to aid Fukushima nuclear disaster recovery via The Japan Times

The government on Thursday proposed extending the term of the Reconstruction Agency, due to expire at the end of fiscal 2020, by 10 years to facilitate recovery in areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and the resulting nuclear … Continue reading

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Japan Embassy pulls backing for Vienna exhibition with works about Fukushima No. 1 and WWII via The Japan Times

VIENNA – The Japanese Embassy in Austria has withdrawn its endorsement of an art exhibition in Vienna to mark 150 years of bilateral diplomatic ties, deeming some politically and socially critical art works inappropriate, according to the embassy and organizers. The … Continue reading

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Citizens’ group in Fukushima puts out radiation map in English via The Asahi Shimbun

FUKUSHIMA—A citizens’ group here has released an English radiation-level map for eastern Japan created with input from 4,000 volunteers in response to requests from abroad ahead of the Tokyo Olympics. “We want people outside Japan to understand the reality of … Continue reading

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Fukushima is not safe for 2020 Olympics, nuclear scientists warn via Baltimore Post-Examiner

BY EARL YARINGTON · Would Russia hold the 1994 Olympics at Chernobyl, the site of the 1986 meltdown? Only 8-years later, do we really think it’s safe to hold the Olympics on Fukushima soil? What would common sense tell us? But these … Continue reading

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How Japan still struggles with the Fukushima nuclear waste via Ejinsight

Kenji Cheung It’s been more than eight years since the nuclear disaster occurred at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in Japan. Yet even to this day, the Japanese government is struggling with the issue of nuclear cleanup, waste disposal and … Continue reading

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Distribution and origin of highly radioactive microparticles in Fukushima revealed via Phys.org

by Riitta-Leena Inki […] However, a study just published in the scientific journal Chemosphere, involving scientists from Japan, Finland, France, and the U.S., addresses these issues. The team, led by Dr. Satoshi Utsunomiya, Ryohei Ikehara, and Kazuya Morooka (Kyushu University), developed … Continue reading

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2,667 radioactive bags from Fukushima nuke disaster unleashed by Typhoon Hagibis via Taiwan News

Thousands of bags filled with radioactive waste from Fukushima nuclear disaster washed away by Typhoon Hagibis […] According to Asahi Shimbun, a temporary storage facility containing some 2,667 bags stuffed with radioactive contaminants from the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster was … Continue reading

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