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NUCLEAR

Japan Times
JAPAN / KANSAI PERSPECTIVE
Nov 24, 2013
Secrets bill raises fears among nuclear foes
In late 2005, U.S. government officials, invited by Japan, observed a counterterrorism drill at the Mihama nuclear plant in Fukui Prefecture and came away worried about the security situation at the complex.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Nov 23, 2013
Nuclear whistle-blower spills secrets the way the media should
Genpatsu Whiteout' continues to climb the best-seller list, propelled by a guessing game over the identity of its author, who seems to know a lot about the nuclear energy business.
JAPAN
Nov 23, 2013
Fukushima land grab eyed
The state plans to buy 15 sq. km of land around the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant to build storage sites for radioactive soil and other decontamination waste.
EDITORIALS
Nov 22, 2013
Progress toward a deal with Iran
As Iran and its six negotiating partners return to Geneva, hopes are high that a deal will be concluded to curb Tehran's nuclear program.
JAPAN
Nov 21, 2013
NRA weighs safety of idled Niigata reactors
Nuclear regulators begin assessing the safety of two reactors at Tepco's Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant, nearly two months after the utility filed an application to restart them.
EDITORIALS
Nov 21, 2013
Removing No. 4's nuclear fuel
Tepco must proceed with extreme caution as it removes nuclear fuel assemblies at the No. 4 nuclear reactor in Fukushima.
JAPAN
Nov 20, 2013
No volunteers so government looks to pick, push radioactive waste disposal sites
The government should pick candidate sites nationwide that are suitable for building a high-level radioactive waste disposal facility and present them to an unwilling public, instead of waiting for a local government to step forward, the Natural Resources and Energy Agency proposes.
JAPAN
Nov 20, 2013
Regulators call for radiation dose management on individual basis
The Nuclear Regulation Authority said Wednesday it will propose to a government task force that management of radiation doses on an individual basis will be vital to working out steps to protect people seeking to return to their homes near the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.
EDITORIALS
Nov 19, 2013
Cut emissions without nuclear power
Japan must develop ways to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions without depending on nuclear power.
COMMENTARY / Japan / SENTAKU MAGAZINE
Nov 17, 2013
Cracks in Tepco's 3/11 narrative
Tepco will never accept the theory that the earthquake, not the tsunami, caused the Fukushima nuclear disaster because it would make it difficult to restart its other nuclear power plants.
JAPAN
Nov 15, 2013
Tepco to start fuel removal from Fukushima reactor 4 pool Monday
Tokyo Electric Power Co. will start removing nuclear fuel from the spent fuel pool of the reactor 4 building at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 plant from Monday.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 15, 2013
Last shipment is sent under U.S.-Russian uranium deal
Take a canister, fill it with down-blended uranium worth $2.5 million, secure it and 39 others to the deck of a container ship, send it off toward Baltimore, and you have nearly completed a deal that provided commercial uses in America for the remains of 20,000 dismantled Russian nuclear bombs.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 14, 2013
Risky fuel removal about to start
The decades-long decommissioning of Fukushima No. 1 is about to take what Tepco says is 'an important step' as it starts cleaning out the reactor 4 spent fuel pool.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 14, 2013
Ibaraki to change nuke tax amid shutdown
The Ibaraki Prefectural Government plans to change its nuclear fuel tax system to secure revenue even though reactors remain shut down in light of the Fukushima disaster, sources said Thursday.
JAPAN
Nov 13, 2013
Thyroid cancers up in Fukushima
Screening of Fukushima residents who were 18 or younger at the time of the 2011 nuclear disaster had found 26 confirmed and 32 suspected cases of thyroid cancer as of Sept. 30, the Fukushima Prefectural Government says.
JAPAN
Nov 13, 2013
NRA to hold safety screening meeting for restarting Tepco reactors in Niigata
The Nuclear Regulation Authority will begin a formal safety screening process for Tepco's massive Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant in Niigata Prefecture, which the utility seeks to restart to improve its battered finances.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 12, 2013
Koizumi calls on Abe to ditch nuclear power
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has abundant political capital and should declare an end to nuclear power, as the public mood for such a decision couldn't be better, predecessor Junichiro Koizumi said Tuesday.
JAPAN
Nov 12, 2013
Tepco plans new draining ditch to divert any spills into No. 1 harbor
Tokyo Electric Power Co. will build a new drainage channel at its crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant as part of efforts to prevent radioactive water from directly flowing into the Pacific when there is a storage tank spill, officials said.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 12, 2013
Kerry says Iranian side needed to consult with Tehran over nuclear deal
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivered an ardent defense Monday of President Barack Obama as a strong foreign policy leader and "man of his word," whose guarantee that Iran will never be allowed to obtain a nuclear weapon should be heeded by doubters.
JAPAN
Nov 11, 2013
Deluge of harassing emails angers anti-nuclear groups
Anti-nuclear activists express outrage over attacks involving a torrent of harassing emails that have nearly crippled their online activities.

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