Posts Tagged ‘ radiation ’

Fukushima man tests above safe lifelong radiation limit


TOKYO (majirox news) — A 60-something man from the Fukushima prefecture city of Minami Soma has received a radiation dosage that calculates his lifelong exposure would exceed the permissible safety limit of 1 millisievert (mSv) over 50 years, Minami Soma City officials said. The man, whose name was not disclosed, was detected as having...
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Kaieda calls illegal radiation work practice ‘pride of Japan’

Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Banri Kaieda

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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Disasters having serious repercussions on produce exports

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TOKYO (majirox news) – Japan’s exports of strawberries — on a rapidly upward spiral early in the year — halted in May amid radiation fears following the March 11 disasters that devastated the Tohoku Region, even though the fruit is grown in unaffected areas, according to Ministry of Finance statistics. Exports of produce such...
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Prayers for a missing son inside Fukushima

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KAWAMATA (majirox news) – Shoko Watanabe recently returned to her home inside the 20-kilometer evacuation zone, one train stop away from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, which has been leaking radiation since Japan’s earthquake three months ago. The 62-year-old hair salon owner revisited the once quaint fishing village of Namie, which was...
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Japan may extend evacuation zone


TOKYO (majirox news) – Japan may extend its evacuation zone around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, which was damaged by the tsunami in March, because of high radiation levels, the government said on June 6, according to NHK Radio, Mainichi and Yomiuri Newspapers. The government might decide to evacuate the cities of Date...
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Cesium in tea at Kanagawa Prefecture


TOKYO (majirox news) – Tea leaves grown outside the city of Minamiashigara at Mount Hakone in Kanagawa Prefecture exceeded the legal limits of radioactive material. Kanagawa Prefecture is located in the southern Kanto region of Japan and Minamiashigara is about 100 km (about 60 miles) southwest of Tokyo and 280 km from Fukushima Daiichi...
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US Sends Japan Marine Corp Radiation Experts, Japan, U.S. Begin Air and Sea Operation to Recover Bodies


TOKYO (majirox news) – - The United States sent troops to help in response to any emergency situation created by the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant, which has been spewing radiation since the earthquake and tsunami struck Japan on March 11 . In addition, they will treat people exposed to radiation and workers at the plant....
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TEPCO Ignored Safety Checks at Fukushima Plant, No. 3 Reactor Possible Damage


TOKYO majirox news) -Japan’s nuclear safety agency warned TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Co.) to make crucial safety checks of the environment at Fukushima Dai-ichi plant before they send in workers. TEPCO, the plant operator, repeatedly failed to make safety checks, the agency said at a press conference this morning. Radioactive gas and materials has been...
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Two Workers at Reactor No.3 Hospitalized for Beta Ray Radiation Burns


TOKYO (majirox news) – Two workers at Fukushima Dai-ichi plant were hospitalized for overexposure to radiation when they stepped into contaminated water at reactor No. 3. Japan’s nuclear safety agency said the water seeped into their boots. TV Asahi reported the two hospitalized workers were wearing short boots while a third worker was wearing...
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Short Takes: Bring in the Tanks


TOKYO (majirox news) – Japan’s Defense Ministry has brought in two type 74 Japanese made tanks to use in the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant area. These tanks are equipped with front-mounted bulldozer blades as it is a standard type of tank to clear away enemy obstacles. What is good about them is that they...
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