Posts Tagged ‘ Chiba ’

Radioactive cesium hotspot detected near Tokyo

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11/29/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) — A high level of radioactive cesium was detected in the soil today at Kashiwa City, Chiba prefecture, near Tokyo, according to Japan’s Ministry of Environment. It is probably the result of the fallout from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The high concentration was detected in a vacant lot....
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Fukushima children at risk for cancer, warns Russian doctor

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11/20/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) — Dr. M. Romachev presented a worrisome report on the connection between radiation on childhood cancer in Belarus, which borders Chernobyl. The presentation was given at a symposium on Nov. 18 in Chiba, Japan. Romachev is a doctor and specialist in juvenile cancer and the head of the Russian Commonwealth of...
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Dealers selling radioactive used cars in Japan

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10/24/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) — Japanese used car dealers who can’t export radioactive cars overseas are dumping them into the Japanese used car market, according to the Asahi Shimbun on Oct. 24. These cars have failed Japan’s dockside radioactive export tests. “What you are seeing is just the tip of the iceberg,” said one car...
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Chiba city halts waste plant following radiation contamination

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10/01/2011
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KASHIWA, Chiba (majirox news) — A waste disposal plant at Kashiwa City in Chiba prefecture has been shut down for the foreseeable future after incinerator ash registered excessively high radiation levels, the Kashiwa Municipal Government said Sept. 30. Chiba Prefecture is located directly east of Tokyo, and bordered by Ibaraki prefecture to the north....
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Radioactive hotspots found in prefectures neighboring Tokyo

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09/30/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) — Radioactive hotspots have been found in prefectures neighboring Tokyo with levels of cesium rivaling those found in the least contaminated parts of Fukushima prefecture, according to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). MEXT released radiation maps of Chiba and Saitama prefectures, both of which neighbor Tokyo,...
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Chiba teen in trouble for selling radioactive key holder

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09/28/2011
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CHIBA (majirox news) — A 15-year-old Chiba teen was reported to prosecutors for selling radioactive key holders online, but has avoided being charged. Police reported the teenager to the prosecutors, accusing him of breaking the law concerning prevention from radiation hazards by possessing and selling key holders measured as containing more than 12 times...
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Chiba City sets own tough radiation safety level for children

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06/24/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) – Noda Municipal Government in Chiba Prefecture near Tokyo has set its own maximum annual radiation exposure of 1 millisievert for children, according to the Mainichi newspaper on June 23. Noda is ordering kindergartens, elementary and junior high schools within its bounds to take countermeasures against radiation if children are exposed...
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