Posts Tagged ‘ Fukushima ’

Court to KEPCO: no restart of #3 and #4

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06/05/2014
File photo shows Kansai Electric Power Co's Ohi nuclear power plant in Fukui prefecture

  Courts in Japan rule against nuclear restart – what can we expect in the future? TOKYO (majirox news) — It may be too much to hope that Japan’s passive judiciary will lead a revolt against unpopular government policies, but according to Hiroshi Shimada and Kazuhiro Kasahara, who gave a June 3 press conference...
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Fuksuhima victims rally to support class-action suit against govt, plant operator

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02/25/2013
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Survivors of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami who were forced to evacuate following the multiple meltdown at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant are taking legal action against the power company operating the plant and the Japanese government, for damages caused by the disaster. TOKYO (majirox news) — At least 350 Fukushima...
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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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Farmers’ anger mounts as Japan bans Fukushima rice for radiation

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11/18/2011
A rice paddy field

TOKYO (majirox news) — Bewilderment and anger is spreading among Fukushima farmers after Japan on Nov. 17 declared its first ban on rice produced near the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant after samples determined radioactive cesium was above legal limits. “Despite testing in only two locations the government is banning the rice,” Yoshimitsu Yamaki,...
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Bianca Jagger delivers protest letter to Japanese ambassador

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11/06/2011
Bianca Jagger attending the UN Climate Change conference, Poznan, Poland - 08 Dec 2008

TOKYO (majriox news) — Bianca Jagger delivered a letter to Japan’s ambassador to London Nov. 2, protesting the government’s handling of radioactive rubble and contaminated food. “The letter I delivered to Ambassador Keiichi Hayashi is on behalf of the thousands of Japanese mothers who live in fear of the radioactive exposure from the Fukushima...
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Despair from Fukushima kindergartens

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11/01/2011
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FUKUSHIMA (majirox news) — In Fukushima, kindergarten attendance for spring is plummeting as people leave the area. While the nuclear crisis continues, there seems to be no stopping the withdrawals from day care. Radiation continues to spew from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant after the country’s earthquake and subsequent tsunami in March. Parents are...
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Donor leaves 40 million yen donation in toilet

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10/29/2011
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AOMORI (majirox news) — A donor left a bundle of 40 million yen ($518,000) in cash in a toilet at Hachinobe City Hall in Aomori prefecture together with a note saying, “let the people of the four prefectures affected by the March 11 earthquake and subsequent tsunami use 10 million yen ($130,000) each,” Hachinobe...
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Protect Children from Hotspot Radiation group disbands

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10/18/2011
Photo by Safecast of Chiba in May 2011

TOKYO (majirox news) — The citizens’ group known as Protect Children from Hotspot Radiation in Kashiwa city in Chiba prefecture has disbanded, Yuki Ohsaku, a representative of the group, said in a radio interview. Ohsaku said the differing opinions on radiation by the Japanese public was too stressful for its members, and the discord...
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Radiation fears prompt Hermitage Museum no-show

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09/30/2011
Gunma Museum of Modern Art

TOKYO (majirox news) — The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia has abruptly withdrawn its show Glass of the Tsars from its scheduled start in December at the Gunma Museum of Modern Art. The Hermitage gave the reason that, “Gunma Art Museum (in Takasaki, Gunma prefecture) is too close to the reactors in Fukushima.”...
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Alcohol to undergo testing for radiation

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09/27/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) — Alcoholic beverages made using produce harvested since the March 11 disasters will be tested for radioactivity from October, the National Tax Agency said Sept. 26. Testing will be carried out in three zones nationwide, with intensive testing of the areas most affected by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear crisis and moving...
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