Posts Tagged ‘ Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant ’

Faiths join hands in mourning

A memorial service for the disaster victims

Faiths gather together to remember the dead, and to help those who have lost all TOKYO (majirox news) — The country paused in sadness on March 11 to mark the first anniversary of the magnitude 9.0 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident that claimed nearly 19,000 lives and triggered a continuing reconstruction crisis. The government...
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Boars gone wild in Fukushima

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12/30/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) — Japanese farmers asked the authorities on Friday to do more to prevent wild boars from damaging their crops at Fukushima prefecture. They say the boars are destroying their crops by eating them, and they appealed to local authorities for assistance in getting rid of the boars. A decrease in hunting...
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Fukushima released 30 times more radiation in ocean than government claims, says French government

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10/29/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) — The Japanese government figures on the amount of radiation released by the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant are coming under increasing attack from scholarly and governmental organizations overseas. The latest series of figures to arouse skepticism are the amount of cesium-137 released into the sea from the Fukushima plant. “In...
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Women stage sit-in protest against nuclear policy, meet with Nuclear Safety Commission

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10/28/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) — Activists, mainly women, took part in a three-day sit-in which began on Oct. 27, in front of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) in Tokyo. The group is appealing to Japanese citizens and international groups to put pressure on the government to end the use of nuclear power...
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TEPCO releases photos of huge piles of used radiation protective gear

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10/16/2011
TEPCO releases photos of huge piles of used radiation protective gear

TOKYO (majriox news) — The Tokyo Electronic Company (TEPCO) has just released photographs of J Village, in the city of Narahamachi in Fukushima prefecture, where workers of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant were based. Some of the photos show piles of used hazard protection suits, underwear, and special raincoats, all of which were used...
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Yokohama City confirms strontium-90 existence in three locations

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10/14/2011
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YOKOHAMA (majriox news) — Officials in Yokohama City confirmed that radiocative strontium-90 has been found at three locations in Yokohama, including sediment on the roof of an apartment in the city, which was reported on Oct. 12. The level of radioactive strontium-90 at the two new locations were 59 becquerels and 129 becquerels per...
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Fukushima inspection team visit Chernobyl

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09/16/2011
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FUKUSHIMA (majirox news) — A Fukushima Prefectural Government inspection group will tour Chernobyl next month to learn about such things as health management and decontamination, the prefectural government said. Fukushima, which is struggling with the effects of the radiation-oozing Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, hopes its up-close study of the site of the world’s...
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German Embassy denies report disasters affecting operations

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09/06/2011
German Embassy denies report disasters affecting operations

TOKYO (majirox news) — The German Foreign Office on Sept. 6 denied a Japanese newspaper report claiming that the German Embassy in Tokyo was short-staffed because of an unwillingness among diplomats to transfer to Tokyo. “The German Embassy in Tokyo is fully functional,” a spokesperson for the German Foreign Office told Majirox News. “The...
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TEPCO reports first quarter losses totaling $7.13 billion

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08/10/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) — The Tokyo Electric Company, TEPCO, owner and operator of the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, reported a quarterly loss of more than 570.7 billion yen ($7.13 billion). TEPCO’s earnings for three months, from April to June this year, suffered extraordinary losses due to problems following the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis...
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Japan may slash evacuation zone

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08/10/2011
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Japan’s government will allow residents from specific areas near the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to return home permanently in September, saying on August 9 that the situation at the power plant has improved. A government spokesperson said that the plant has become more stable, radiation levels have fallen and there is a...
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