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NUCLEAR

Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 12, 2013
Kan cites 'God's help' in containing nuclear crisis
Former Prime Minister Naoto Kan said in a videotaped message shown Monday at a symposium in New York that the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant was "one step away from the worst situation" and that catastrophe was avoided with "God's help."
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 12, 2013
Work resumes on Aomori's new Oma nuclear plant
At the remote northwestern tip of a snowy peninsula, beyond a small road of fishing shacks and empty one-story homes, 600 construction workers and engineers are building a brand-new nuclear plant for a country still recovering from the most severe atomic disaster since Chernobyl.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 12, 2013
Hibiya rally tries to keep nuclear foes on message
Far away from disaster-hit Tohoku, people gathered Monday in Tokyo's Hibiya Park to offer silent prayers on the second anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake.
JAPAN
Mar 12, 2013
Key events in Fukushima crisis
The following are events related to the crisis at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s six-reactor Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, triggered by the March 11, 2011, megaquake and tsunami.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Mar 12, 2013
Do dire predictions for Japan factor in a rush for the exits?
Within two hours of the massive earthquake that jolted Japan at 2:46 p.m. on March 11, 2011, the Japanese government received notice that an “Article 15 event” had occurred at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
Mar 12, 2013
Tokyo: Do you support Japan abandoning nuclear power even if it means increases in electricity prices?
Even if it's true that electricity bills will rise, I don't agree with using nuclear power due to the simple fact that it is not 100 percent safe. And, whilst I don't have kids yet, I hope to be a father one day, and I don't want them to grow up in a nuclear-dependent world.
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 11, 2013
To cut nuclear attack risks, take warheads off high alert
Taking nuclear warheads off high alert would strengthen deterrence by reducing the chance of armed rivals attacking each other after a rise in tension.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 11, 2013
Toxic management erodes safety at 'world's safest' nuclear plant
On Jan. 30, 2012, Byron Nuclear Generating Station lost operability to all of its safety-related equipment. At the time, Jim Hazen was the nuclear station operator responsible for the affected reactor, one of two at the Exelon-owned nuclear plant in Byron, Illinois.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives
Mar 10, 2013
Two years on, Fukushima evacuees seek justice and a normal life
Living in a tiny temporary house isn't all bad.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books
Mar 10, 2013
Providing lessons on nuclear policy
FALLOUT FROM FUKUSHIMA, by Richard Broinowski. Scribe Publications, 2012, 273 pp., A$27.95 (paperback)
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books
Mar 10, 2013
Two wide-ranging, informed compilations scrutinize the March 11 disasters
NATURAL DISASTER AND NUCLEAR CRISIS IN JAPAN, edited by Jeff Kingston. Routledge, 2012, 304 pp., £28.99 (paperback)
Japan Times
JAPAN / TOHOKU TRAPPED IN TIME
Mar 9, 2013
Nuclear safety body touts voluntary measures
Utilities were unwilling to voluntarily improve safety at their nuclear plants before the Fukushima crisis erupted, but the chairman of the Japan Nuclear Safety Institute, an entity aimed at monitoring efforts by power firms to improve atomic safety, is determined to change that mindset.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 6, 2013
Weekly rallies keeping antinuclear movement alive after LDP's return
The weekly antinuclear power rallies are still being staged outside the prime minister's office, as evidenced by a gathering of some 3,000 people one recent cold February evening, but the crowds are getting smaller.
JAPAN
Mar 4, 2013
Japan's nuclear plants unlikely to restart operations this year: survey
Japan's atomic power plants are unlikely to be restarted by the end of the year because of the time it will take to complete safety checks under new the regulatory framework, a survey shows.
JAPAN
Mar 3, 2013
Collective exposure dose still remains high at Fukushima Daiichi
The annualized radiation exposure of workers at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear complex since last March was four times higher than before the triple meltdowns occurred, Tepco says.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 28, 2013
Nuclear agency updates disaster mitigation rules
The Nuclear Regulation Authority revises its disaster mitigation guidelines compiled in light of the Fukushima crisis by adding criteria for evacuation and other protective actions against radiation exposure.
EDITORIALS
Feb 21, 2013
Disclosure of nuclear crisis data
Over two years, the Nuclear Regulation Authority plans to make public up to 900,000 pages of documents about the Fukushima nuclear plant crisis.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 20, 2013
Greenpeace wants nuclear plant suppliers held accountable for Fukushima crisis
Greenpeace launches an online campaign saying nuclear power plant manufacturers should be held accountable for the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant.
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 20, 2013
An uphill battle to reduce U.S. nuclear arsenal
President Barack Obama will have a harder time getting some Senate Republicans to agree to new reductions in nuclear arsenals than he will Moscow.
JAPAN
Feb 19, 2013
Faults may be active under Aomori plant
Significant portions of major geological faults running under Tohoku Electric Power Co.'s Higashidori nuclear plant in Aomori Prefecture are probably active, a Nuclear Regulation Authority panel says.

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