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RADIATION LEAK

Japan Times
JAPAN
May 27, 2014
NRA gives go-ahead to No. 1 ice wall
The country's nuclear watchdog has decided to allow Tokyo Electric Power Co. to start building an underground ice wall at the wrecked Fukushima No. 1 plant in June despite previous safety concerns.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 10, 2014
Radioactive cesium-137 released from Fukushima 1.5 times Tepco estimate: study
The total amount of radioactive cesium-137 released into the atmosphere and seawater from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant is estimated at between 17,500 and 20,500 terabecquerels, a study by a Japanese research team showed Friday.
JAPAN
May 10, 2014
Majority of Fukushima evacuees in Tokyo area may suffer from PTSD: survey
A survey of Fukushima Prefecture residents who evacuated to the Tokyo metropolitan area area following the March 2011 nuclear disaster found that a majority of respondents may be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 12, 2014
August water leak at No. 1 far more toxic than announced: Tepco
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Friday that toxic water found to have leaked last August at one of the huge tanks at the accident-hit Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant was far more contaminated than initially announced.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 2, 2014
Only a third of nuclear reactors may be restarted
Three years after the Fukushima disaster prompted the closure of all of Japan's nuclear reactors, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is moving to revive atomic power as a core part of the nation's energy mix, but many of those idled reactors will never come back online.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 29, 2014
Ruling parties want over 20% of power from clean energy by '30
Ruling parties want clean energy to make up "significantly" more than 20 percent of the nation's power by 2030.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 22, 2014
Human error, not equipment, may have caused water leak: Tepco
Tepco says that human error, not equipment failure, may be responsible for the leakage of about 100 tons of highly radioactive liquid from a storage tank this week at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 11, 2014
Tepco urged to halt rising radiation levels at No. 1 plant border
Nuclear regulators on Friday called on Tokyo Electric Power Co. to take action to address rising radiation levels at the border of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 plant's premises, which have jumped to levels eight times higher than the regulatory limit.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Sep 16, 2013
Fukushima and the right to responsible government
A responsibility-shirking government is ultimately the people's problem — and responsibility — just as much as the nuclear disaster and all the nation's other problems are, argues Colin P.A. Jones.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
Sep 16, 2013
Osaka: What on Earth should be done about the deteriorating situation at Fukushima No. 1?
As Tepco plays 'whack-a-mole' with myriad problems at the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, readers offer their advice to the utility and Abe's government.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Sep 9, 2013
Filmmaker revisits the children of Fukushima's 'Grey Zone'
Ian Thomas Ash has won acclaim and awards at film festivals around the world for 'A2-B-C,' the second of a pair of documentaries about children living in towns a stone's throw from Fukushima No. 1.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / NATURAL SELECTIONS
Sep 7, 2013
Fukushima: health disaster or PR fail?
One thing about having a nuclear accident in a rich country is that at least there is going to be good medical care and long-term monitoring. The repair and clean-up operation is another matter, of course — which is why Japan is currently under pressure to accept help from abroad in fixing the appalling mess caused by the three reactor meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
COMMUNITY / Voices / HAVE YOUR SAY
Aug 26, 2013
Of nuclear village idiots and radiation scare-mongerers: letters
Nab Tepco execs, take over the clean-up
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / HOTLINE TO NAGATACHO
Aug 12, 2013
Radiation fears forced me to postpone Japan visit by U.S. students
Dear Minister of Education Hakubun Shimomura,
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 9, 2013
California utility to close San Onofre reactors
In a new setback for the U.S. nuclear power industry, Edison International said Friday it will permanently close the two reactors of its San Onofre plant in California, ending a contentious battle over whether they can be repaired and operated safely after cracks were found last year in the steam generator system.
JAPAN
May 27, 2013
NRA ranks radiation leak at lab as Level 1
The Nuclear Regulation Authority on Monday provisionally evaluated the severity of last week's leak of radioactive substances at a Japan Atomic Energy Agency laboratory in the village of Tokai, Ibaraki Prefecture, as Level 1, within the bottom tier of the 7-scale international gauge.
JAPAN
May 27, 2013
Nuclear exposure toll hits 30 in J-PARC lab accident
The number of scientists exposed to an exotic soup of radioactive isotopes at the Hadron Experimental Facility in Ibaraki Prefecture climbs to 30.
JAPAN
Apr 16, 2013
IAEA starts review at Fukushima
A team of nuclear experts formed by the International Atomic Energy Agency on Monday started its activities in Japan to review the country's ongoing efforts to scrap the crippled reactors at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
JAPAN
Apr 15, 2013
Tepco postpones transfer of radioactive water in Fukushima
Tepco delays transfer of toxic water at Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, citing a need for more time to conduct safety checks and install a water pipe.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 7, 2013
Fukushima tank springs major leak
Around 120 tons of contaminated water with 710 billion becquerels of radioactivity probably leaked into the ground under the Fukushima No. 1 power plant, Tepco says.

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