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RADIATION LEAK

Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 3, 2016
Expert plays down Tepco president's order not to use the term 'meltdown' in 2011 nuclear crisis
The head of a panel of international experts played down the importance of Tepcou2019s decision to not use the term u201ccore meltdownu201d in describing the March 2011 nuclear accident.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 31, 2016
Tepco starts freezing soil around Fukushima plant reactors
The utility is aiming to reduce the flow of groundwater into the highly contaminated facilities.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 9, 2016
Face of government in Fukushima aftermath blasts Abe push for nuclear power
In his trademark blue jumpsuit, the bleary-eyed Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano became the government's face of the Fukushima nuclear crisis as he faced the press every few hours. Five years later, he has stern words for Japan's atomic watchdog, the plant's operator and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's nuclear restart policy.
JAPAN
Mar 3, 2016
10,000 Fukushima children still live outside prefecture after disaster, survey shows
Some 10,000 children whose families fled Fukushima Prefecture due to the March 2011 nuclear disaster have yet to return, prefectural government officials said Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 20, 2016
NRA commissioner suggests plan to remove all fuel debris at Fukushima plant may not be best option
The commissioner said u201cthere are a variety of options, including removing as much fuel debris as possible and solidifying the restu201d at the damaged Fukushima facility.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 18, 2016
Toshiba unveils remote-controlled device to remove reactor 3 fuel assemblies at Fukushima No. 1
Toshiba Corp. on Monday demonstrated a device it anticipates will be used to remove fuel-rod assemblies from the spent fuel pool in the reactor 3 building at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.
JAPAN
Jan 9, 2016
EU due to start easing restrictions on food imports from Fukushima
The European Union will start easing restrictions Saturday imposed on Japanese food imports over the Fukushima nuclear disaster, including vegetables and beef produced in the prefecture.
JAPAN
Dec 17, 2015
Delay in cooling Fukushima reactor possibly due to melted rubber, says Tepco
The injection of water to cool one of the reactors that suffered meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear complex in 2011 was delayed because the rubber parts in valves used to reduce reactor pressure had possibly melted, the plant operator said Thursday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 28, 2015
U.S. eyes extending life of nuclear plants to 80 years
The U.S. is set to become the first nation to decide whether it is safe to operate nuclear power plants for 80 years, twice as long as initially allowed.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Nov 17, 2015
Anti-nuclear firebrand's case heads to Canadian court over death threats against Fukushima environmental scientists
An activist who alleges a global cover-up over the extent of pollution from the Fukushima No. 1 disaster is due in court in Victoria, Canada, on Wednesday over threats he allegedly made against the lives of two environmental scientists.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / HOTLINE TO NAGATACHO
Nov 4, 2015
Time has come for an 'honorable retreat' from Tokyo 2020 over Fukushima
Citing concerns over Fukushima, the former Japanese ambassador to Switzerland recently proposed that Japan should stage an "honorable retreat" from hosting the 2020 Olympics while there is still time to select and prepare an alternative site.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 26, 2015
Tepco completes sea wall to keep tainted Fukushima No. 1 water from reaching sea
Tepco announces completion of a 780-meter coastal wall along the heavily damaged reactor buildings at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 10, 2015
Tepco expects to begin freezing ice wall at Fukushima No. 1 by year-end
Tokyo Electric Power Co. expects to begin freezing a soil barrier by the end of the year to stop water entering the wrecked Fukushima nuclear facility.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / CABINET INTERVIEW
Oct 9, 2015
New environment chief vows to engage communities targeted for nuclear waste facility
Newly appointed Environment Minister Tamayo Marukawa says the ministry will continue to lobby Fukushima residents to back the construction of storage and disposal facilities for radioactive waste generated by the Fukushima nuclear crisis.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 26, 2015
Tepco rejected requests for anti-tsunami steps before 2011 nuclear crisis
The utility turned down a request by the nuclear safety agency to consider steps against giant waves at the Fukushima plant before the 2011 disaster: records.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 10, 2015
Robot enters primary containment vessel of reactor 1 in Fukushima
A shape-changing robot starts a hellish tour around the core of Fukushima No. 1u2019s reactor 1 to survey damage from the March 2011 meltdowns.
JAPAN
Apr 8, 2015
Tepco may evaporate tritium-laced Fukushima water instead of ocean release
Tokyo Electric Power Co. may evaporate or store underground tritium-laced water from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant as an alternative to releasing it into the ocean.
JAPAN
Apr 8, 2015
1984 Foreign Ministry report warned of Fukushima-type nuclear scenario
The Foreign Ministry secretly conducted a simulation in 1984 to assess damage from a hypothetical attack on a nuclear power plant in a war and concluded that up to 18,000 people would be killed with acute symptoms from radiation exposure, it emerged Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 5, 2015
Half of owners of Fukushima land for site to store radioactive soil are unknown
In a new nuclear setback, Tokyo is unable to contact half of the roughly 2,400 landowners in Fukushima needed to build a storage facility for radiation-tainted debris.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 21, 2015
Fukushima may accept delivery of radioactive waste
The Fukushima Prefectural Government may approve the delivery of radioactive soil and other waste at interim storage facilities that are under construction.

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Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves