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NUCLEAR

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.
JAPAN
Nov 11, 2013
Japan, Iran pledge continued efforts on nuclear issue
Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif, agreed Sunday that their countries will continue efforts for an early resolution of issues related to Iran's nuclear program.
JAPAN
Nov 10, 2013
Anti-nuclear, civic groups targeted in large-scale cyber-attacks
At least 33 civic groups nationwide — many of them anti-nuclear organizations — have been hit by a series of cyber-attacks bombarding them with a total of 2.53 million email messages since mid-September.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Nov 8, 2013
Nuclear power: India shouldn't buy what Japan is trying to sell
Despite the Fukushima disaster, Japan remains at the center of the global nuclear-industrial complex, ready to sell demonstrably dangerous technology to wannabe nuclear powers.
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 8, 2013
Tehran's nuclear quandary
There are many obstacles to an agreement on Iran's nuclear program. Particularly troubling for the U.S. and its allies, though, is how much Iran has mimicked the regime in Pyongyang.
JAPAN
Nov 6, 2013
Hospitals face revamp for nuclear disasters
More hospitals capable of treating a large number of patients, designating more hospitals to handle patients with serious radiation exposure and creating an emergency team of experienced doctors will be key components in reinforcing the nation's medical preparedness for nuclear disasters.
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 6, 2013
Northeast Asia LNG prices hit 10-month high before winter sets in: WGI
Liquefied natural gas prices for Northeast Asia rose this week to their highest level in 10 months as buyers sought more supplies before colder weather arrives, according to Energy Intelligence Group.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 5, 2013
Tepco feeling heat over fuel removal
With Tepco getting ready to start removing more than 1,000 fuel rod assemblies from a cooling pool at Fukushima No. 1, global pressure is mounting to allow an international task force to monitor and assist the highly hazardous operation.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Nov 5, 2013
Perseverance an effective weapon for activists in Japan
As in other developed countries, there are many cases of steady and long-enduring social activism in Japan, but they have remained largely unknown until recently.
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 5, 2013
The U.S. is misreading Iran's nuclear intentions
If Iran really were bent on building an atom bomb, it probably would have done so by now, based on a nuclear program that dates to the time of the shah.
JAPAN
Nov 5, 2013
'Fukushima' slur gets yellow card?
A German stadium announcer has apologized for describing a wonder goal scored by a Japanese player in a German soccer match Sunday as "a bit like Fukushima," saying it was a "stupid" comment, according to the Die Welt newspaper.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 3, 2013
Secret documents reveal how close USSR came to launching nukes in '83
Chilling new evidence that Britain and America came close to provoking the Soviet Union into launching a nuclear attack has emerged in former classified documents written at the height of the Cold War.
EDITORIALS
Nov 1, 2013
A lesson in energy diversification
Nearly three years after the Fukushima meltdowns shattered four decades of increasing reliance on nuclear power, Japan has yet to set a course to determine what energy sources it will tap.

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