Posts Tagged ‘ Fukushima Daiichi ’

Kodama named as one of worlds top 10 most influential scientists

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12/22/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) — British science magazine Nature named Japanese scientist Tatsuhiko Kodama, 58, one of its most ten influential people in the field of science for 2011. According to Nature, “Tatsuhiko Kodama damned the Japanese government’s studies of the radioactive fallout from the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Behind every twist and turn in science...
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Shizuoka governor blasts restart of nuke reactor

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11/03/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) — The governor of Shizuoka prefecture was shocked to learn that reactor No. 4 at the Genkai nuclear power plant in Saga prefecture was restarted at 11 a.m. on Nov. 1. This is the first plant reactor restarted since the March 11 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant accident, according to Japan’s Yomiuri...
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Cabinet minister blasted for repeated Fukushima insults

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09/10/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) — Minister for the Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) Yoshio Hachiro is under fire for making a joke about contamination just hours after apologizing Sept. 9 for disparaging an area around the radiation-spewing Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant by calling it “a town of death.” Pressure is mounting on Hachiro from within...
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Mystery man appears on Fukushima Daiichi plant camera

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08/31/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) — Authorities remain baffled by the mysterious appearance of a man in front of a security camera at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant who appears to be trying to deliver some sort of message, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) officials said. The man, clad in protective gear to shield him...
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Children transferring away from Fukushima schools

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08/09/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) – Over 1,000 children plan to transfer from elementary and junior high schools over the summer vacation, many due to fears over the radiation-leaking Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, according to the Fukushima Board of Education on Aug. 9. Board officials said that 1,081 elementary or junior high school pupils have...
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Kaieda calls illegal radiation work practice ‘pride of Japan’

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07/24/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) — Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry is in hot water July 24, one day after he praised workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant who didn’t use dosimeters as the “pride of Japan.” It is illegal for them to not have the equipment to measure radiation levels. “If workers at...
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Update: TEPCO prez to step down

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05/16/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) – Masataka Shimizu, the outgoing president of Tokyo Electric Power Co., TEPCO, will step down to take responsibility for “damaging the public’s trust and causing inconvenience.” Shimizu, who will become an advisor to the utility, said his duty is to continue supporting the company’s leadership. He said Toshio Nishizawa, the incoming...
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Japan bans access to nuclear evacuation zone

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04/21/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) – Japan will prohibit people from entering an evacuation zone within a 20-kilometer radius of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, Yukio Edano, top government spokesman, said today. “People will be forbidden to enter without a permit from April 22 at midnight,” Edano said. The government had been asking people not...
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Explosion Caused by Hydrogen/Steam Buildup in the Bldg.

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03/13/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) – At a press conference in Tokyo March 12, Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano confirmed there was an explosion and a nuclear leak at Fukushima Daiichi’s troubled No. 1 reactor. Fukushima is about 150 miles north of Tokyo. “The escape of hydrogen mixed with the air between the chamber and...
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