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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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Warning on Fukushima fallout for Tokyo 2020 Olympians via The Australian

The Australian Olympic Committee has been urged to inform its athletes and team members about the ongoing health effects of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear ­reactor disaster for those attending the 2020 Tokyo Games. Tilman Ruff, a public health expert who … Continue reading

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Activists urge Japan to avoid Fukushima in Tokyo Olympics via Yonhap

South Korean civic groups on Thursday kicked off a global campaign against potential radiation risks during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, demanding that Japan ban Fukushima food products and cancel games at the Japanese city. “We launch an international campaign to … Continue reading

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Japan briefs diplomats on Fukushima plant’s radioactive water via Japan Today

By Mari YamaguchiTOKYOJapan tried to reassure foreign diplomats Wednesday about safety at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant amid concerns about massive amounts of treated but radioactive water stored in tanks. Diplomats from 22 countries and regions attended a briefing … Continue reading

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South Korea concerned over food safety at Olympics with events slated for Fukushima via The Guardian

South Korea is considering making its own arrangements to feed its athletes at next year’s Tokyo Olympics, citing concerns over the safety of food from Fukushima, media reports said. In addition, South Korean sports authorities have requested that international groups be … Continue reading

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South Korea express concern about food from Fukushima as Tokyo 2020 Chef de Mission Seminar begins via Insidethegames.biz

By Dan Palmer The Korean Sport and Olympic Committee (KSOC) has written to Tokyo 2020 organisers to express concern about food from Fukushima being served at the Games. […] Baseball and softball matches will be staged there and Fukushima prefecture will … Continue reading

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Report -“Fukushima Today and Japan’s Energy Future 2019” via FoE Japan

DOWNLOAD the Report (PDF) Over eight years have passed since the Fukushima nuclear crisis began. In 2017, evacuation orders were lifted from “evacuation order cancellation preparation zones” and “restricted residence zones.” The evacuation orders had applied to about 81,000 residents in … Continue reading

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Can 2020 Summer Olympics help Fukushima rebound from nuclear disaster? via Los Angeles Times

By DAVID WHARTONSTAFF WRITER  […] Since the spring of 2011, the world has known Fukushima for the massive earthquake and tsunami that killed approximately 16,000 people along the coast. Flooding triggered a nuclear plant meltdown that forced hundreds of thousands more from their … Continue reading

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Is Fukushima Safe for the Olympics? via The Nation

By David Zirin and Jules Boykoff The 2020 Olympic torch relay will commence in Fukushima: a place more often associated with a 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster than international sports. That’s no accident: the location is meant to convey … Continue reading

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Opponents want Olympic money used to rebuild Fukushima via Asahi Shimbun

A group of Japanese and foreigners who oppose the Tokyo Olympics said they want to block the holding of the sporting extravaganza they see as wasteful and destructive. In a news conference in Tokyo on July 23, the opponents, including … Continue reading

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