Posts Tagged ‘ nuclear ’

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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Japanese nuclear experts sought by Korea

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02/17/2012
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Korea attempts to recruit Japanese nuclear engineers. TOKYO (majirox news) — South Korean government officials have been targeting TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company) officials, in an attempt to persuade them to move to South Korea. Two executive engineers were approached late last year, but turned down the offer to work in a South Korean...
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TEPCO blasted over 60-page compensation application forms

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09/14/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) — Nuclear disaster victims are blasting Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) over Japanese cyberspace for producing compensation application forms they say are too complicated and onerous to complete. TEPCO’s application forms sent out this week run to 60 pages and only cover the period from March 11, the day an earthquake...
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Actress says nuke waste ad appearances the ‘first regret of my life’

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08/06/2011
Actress Ann Suzuki

TOKYO (majirox news) — Popular actress Anne Suzuki, once the campaign girl from Japan’s nuclear waste management, has raised ripples online by saying these appearances “were the first things I regretted in my life” in an Aug. 5 tweet. Suzuki began a series of tweets early Friday, focusing on the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear crisis...
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Kan reaffirms anti-nuke stance amid backlash from DPJ, business

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07/15/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) — Prime Minister Naoto Kan reaffirmed his desire for Japan to stop using nuclear power generation on July 14, but senior Democratic Party of Japan figures and business leaders offered little support. “We faced the threat of having to evacuate 30 million people from Tokyo, Yokohama, the capital area, because of...
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Cabinet in-fighting over reactor stress tests deepens summer power woes

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07/08/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) — Cabinet in-fighting has heightened amid Prime Minister Naoto Kan’s sudden order to conduct stress tests on all Japan’s nuclear plants, threatening to further deepen the country’s summer power shortage crisis. Kan has made resumption of operations at halted nuclear plants conditional upon them passing the stress tests. These are examinations...
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Tokyo HackerSpace’s volunteers take ‘people power’ to radiation monitoring

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07/04/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) – Radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is not leaking evenly and many parts of the United States have higher radiation levels than Japan, according to Safecast.org, which uses volunteers armed with bento box (lunch box) monitors to gather radiation data. Safecast, an international volunteer organization, works with Tokyo HackerSpace...
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Update: Hashimoto switches on cutting power use at Osaka government office

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07/02/2011
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OSAKA (majirox news) — Osaka Gov. Toru Hashimoto has backed down and agreed to enforce power-saving measures at the Osaka Prefectural Government offices after having steadfastly refused for months, calling such steps “meaningless.” Hashimoto immediately began implementing power-saving steps on Monday afternoon following a meeting with the heads of prefectural government departments earlier in...
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Site helps fill the gaps in aid to disaster victims

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06/29/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) – “It breaks my heart,” wrote British Chamber Commerce Japan, (BCCJ) volunteer driver Dru Taylor on the Wecare Web site. “The main reason we do what we do is the thought of our own kids going without food, especially fruits and vegetables, and especially after going through what the people in...
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