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  • Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - March 17 +

    April 18 Press Releases;

    (Apr 18,2011)Plant Status of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (as of 11:00 am, April 18)
    http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...1041801-e.html

    (Apr 18,2011)Status of TEPCO's Facilities and its services after the Tohoku-Chihou-Taiheiyou-Oki Earthquake (as of 9:00AM, April 18th)
    http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...1041802-e.html

    (Apr 18,2011)Plant Status of Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Station (as of 4:00 pm, April 18th)
    http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...1041803-e.html

    (Apr 18,2011)Status of TEPCO's Facilities and its services after the Tohoku-Chihou-Taiheiyou-Oki Earthquake (as of 4:00PM, April 18th)
    http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...1041804-e.html

    (Apr 18,2011)On the Result of Water Analysis in the Skimmer Surge Tank of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Unit 2
    http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...1041805-e.html

    (Apr 18,2011)The results of nuclide analyses of radioactive materials in the air at the site of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (24th release)
    http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...1041806-e.html

    (Apr 18,2011)Plant Status of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (as of 5:00 pm, April 18
    http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...1041807-e.html

    (Apr 18,2011)Out flow of fluid containing radioactive materials to the ocean from areas near intake canal of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Unit 2 (continued report 14)
    http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...1041808-e.html

    (Apr 18,2011)Detection of Radioactive Materials from Seawater near Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (26th release)
    http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...1041809-e.html

    http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...e/index-e.html
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    • Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - March 17 +

      Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station(F1) live cam
      05:00 AM to 19:00 PM(up date frequency 1time/h)

      4/19 15:00 PM, bad weather
      snap20110419150147.jpg

      snap20110419151332.jpgjma

      NHK

      TEPCO to check if plutonium leaked to seabed

      The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says it will examine the seabed off the facility to ensure that no plutonium has leaked into the ocean.....

      Tuesday, April 19, 2011 05:43 +0900 (JST)
      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/19_04.html

      Video footage of Fukushima base camp released

      The Japanese defense ministry has released video footage of a base camp for workers dealing with the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.....
      無題1.jpg
      Tuesday, April 19, 2011 05:43 +0900 (JST)
      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/19_03.html

      Japan's foodmakers criticize China import rules

      A Japanese business representative in China has called for a measured approach to Japanese food imports amid fears of contamination from the problems at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.....

      Tuesday, April 19, 2011 05:43 +0900 (JST)
      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/19_02.html

      Indian police kill anti-nuclear protester in rally

      Indian police have opened fire on anti-nuclear protesters, killing one person.
      Hundreds of people rallied around the construction site of the Jaitapur nuclear power plant in Maharashtra, western India, on Monday.....
      19_05_v_s.jpg
      Tuesday, April 19, 2011 05:43 +0900 (JST)
      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/19_05.html

      Japan checking exports to ease radiation fears

      Japan's federation of steel makers will ask its members to check their products for radiation to combat rumors overseas that they are contaminated with radioactive materials.....

      Tuesday, April 19, 2011 10:10 +0900 (JST)
      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/19_09.html

      Entergy sues Vermont to keep nuclear plant running

      A US energy giant has sued the state of Vermont for its decision to shut down a nuclear plant running the same type of reactor as those at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi plant.....

      Tuesday, April 19, 2011 10:16 +0900 (JST)
      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/19_11.html

      Russia lifts advisory against travel to Japan

      Russia has lifted its advisory against travel to Japan....

      Tuesday, April 19, 2011 10:54 +0900 (JST)
      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/19_12.html

      Fukui gov. asks gov't for nuclear safety measures

      The governor of Fukui Prefecture has urged the central government to ensure that safety measures are in place at all nuclear power plants in Japan....
      19_15_v_s.jpg
      Tuesday, April 19, 2011 12:39 +0900 (JST)
      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/19_15.html

      Transfer begins of highly contaminated water

      The operator of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has begun transferring highly radioactive water from the No.2 reactor to a waste processing facility....

      Tuesday, April 19, 2011 12:48 +0900 (JST)
      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/19_17.html

      Gemba: Fukushima residents feeling discrimination

      National Policy Minister Koichiro Gemba says people from Fukushima Prefecture are being discriminated against because of the radiation escaping from the damaged nuclear power plant.....

      Tuesday, April 19, 2011 14:44 +0900 (JST)
      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/19_18.html

      New photos show reactor building interiors

      For the first time after the accident at the Fukushima plant, TEPCO has released photos of the inside of the reactor buildings. Remote-controlled robots took the pictures on Sunday and Monday to check the interior of the buildings housing the No.1, No.2 and No.3 reactors....

      Tuesday, April 19, 2011 14:50 +0900 (JST)
      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/19_h16.html

      Gov't to set up study group on tap water safety

      Japan's health ministry is to set up a panel of experts to discuss ways to safeguard tap water from radioactive contamination.....

      Tuesday, April 19, 2011 18:10 +0900 (JST)
      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/19_21.html

      SDF personnel sent to nuclear zone flees in panic

      A Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force member who'd been assigned to work near the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has been dismissed for fleeing in panic.......

      Tuesday, April 19, 2011 18:54 +0900 (JST)
      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/19_27.html

      China: measures for Japanese imports appropriate

      The Chinese government says it will continue a de facto import ban on all Japanese food and agricultural products.....

      Tuesday, April 19, 2011 19:53 +0900 (JST)
      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/19_29.html

      Tokai nuclear plant holds emergency drill

      The operator of the Tokai Daini nuclear power plant in eastern Japan has conducted a drill to prepare for a complete loss of power to the plant's reactor.....

      Tuesday, April 19, 2011 20:39 +0900 (JST)
      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/19_30.html

      French company to decontaminate Daiichi water

      French nuclear reactor maker Areva says it has agreed with the Tokyo Electric Power Company to build a facility to decontaminate radioactive water at the compound of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant......
      Tuesday, April 19, 2011 21:47 +0900 (JST)
      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/19_33.html
      _______________________
      Yomiuri online

      Challenges abound to control crippled reactors

      Can Tokyo Electric Power Co. bring the four troubled reactors at its Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant under control within six to nine months as it announced Sunday? What challenges must it overcome before achieving its avowed goals?....

      http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110418004891.htm

      Heat stroke adds to TEPCO workers' woes

      Heat stroke is posing yet another threat to workers dealing with already hazardous working conditions at the Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant.....

      http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110418004905.htm

      Evacuation subsidy limited / System's narrow scope penalizes families by separating them

      FUKUSHIMA--"Why can't I evacuate with my two daughters?"

      Akiko Sato, 24, a resident of Iitatemura in Fukushima Prefecture, was complaining to a community administrative assistant who had come to her house to explain the village's subsidy system for evacuees leaving due to radiation leaks from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant....

      http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110418004834.htm

      High levels of radiation at 2 reactors

      High levels of radiation were measured Sunday by remote-controlled robots inside the buildings that house reactors Nos. 1 and 3 of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant--levels that would need to be lowered for workers to work inside the buildings, the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said Monday....

      http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110418005050.htm
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      Asahi com

      Poll: 41% want nuclear power generation reduced or stopped

      Forty-one percent of voters said nuclear power generation should be reduced or stopped, up from 28 percent in 2007, according to an Asahi Shimbun survey conducted over the weekend. ....

      http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104180129.html

      TEPCO aims for cold shutdown in 6-9 months, but no guarantees

      Tokyo Electric Power Co. has presented a two-stage scenario to stabilize the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, but it is unclear whether its goals can be achieved as scheduled. ....

      http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104180126.html

      U.S. robots inspect Fukushima reactors

      Tokyo Electric Power Co. used two U.S.-made robots to examine the interior of reactors No. 1 and 3 of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, the company said April 17. ....

      http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104180128.html
      _____________________
      Mainichi jp

      Gov't panel releases 2 of over 2,000 radiation dispersal estimates

      TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The Nuclear Safety Commission of Japan has released only two computer-simulated estimates of radioactive substance dispersal since the nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, although more than 2,000 of them were made, sources familiar with the matter said Monday....

      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm007000c.html

      Gov't bans shiitake mushroom shipments from Fukushima city

      TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The government has banned shipments of shiitake mushrooms grown outdoors in the city of Fukushima because of higher-than-permissible radioactivity levels, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said Monday.....

      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm008000c.html

      Beef brand hailing from area near Fukushima plant could face extinction

      IITATE, Fukushima -- A high-end beef brand produced here is facing possible extinction with the village set to be designated for gradual evacuation and customers possibly rejecting the brand over fears about radioactive contamination.....

      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na003000c.html

      Gov't cracks down on flow of retired bureaucrats to power company jobs

      As the crisis at a Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture continues to rage, the government is taking a new and harder look at the flow of retiring ministry officials to senior positions at the country's electric companies.....

      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na012000c.html

      TEPCO starts moving highly radioactive water to storage facility

      TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on Tuesday started moving highly radioactive water from the No. 2 reactor turbine building to another facility at the site as part of efforts to enable engineers to engage in work to restore key cooling functions of the troubled reactors....

      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm065000c.html

      Nuclear plant operators did not plan for long-term loss of power supply

      Japanese nuclear power plant operators did not anticipate a long-term loss of power due to the nonavailability of outside electric sources or diesel generators in a report they filed with the government, according to a Mainichi investigation....

      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na013000c.html

      Nuke plant meltdown warning went unheeded

      Japanese nuclear power plant operators were totally unprepared for the potential long-term loss of power supply, a lifeline to help cool nuclear reactors, according to people with knowledge of the matter.....

      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na014000c.html
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      Sankei news

      j-village



      No.1 reactor

      No.2 reactor

      No.3 reactor

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      • Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - March 17 +

        part‐time F1&F2 industrial physician Takeshi TANIGAWA(professor, Ehime University) takes

        4/16

        Tanigawa diagnoses
        snap20110420003216.jpg
        meals for workers, lot of instant foods
        snap20110420003134.jpg No fresh vegetable, Tanigawa says
        naporitan, peperoncino and yakitori
        snap20110420003143.jpg yakitori http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yakitori
        sleeping at gymnasium in F2
        snap20110420003104.jpg worker complains of sleeplessness, Tanigawa says
        break at gymnasium in F2
        snap20110420003113.jpg

        photo from FNN

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        • Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - March 17 +

          TEPCO Press releases for April 19th;

          (Apr 19,2011)Status of TEPCO's Facilities and its services after the Tohoku-Chihou-Taiheiyou-Oki Earthquake (as of 9:00AM, April 19th)
          http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...1041901-e.html

          (Apr 19,2011)Plant Status of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (as of 0:00 pm, April 19)
          http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...1041902-e.html

          (Apr 19,2011)Transfer of high level radioactive wastewater to the Centralized Radiation Waste Treatment Facility
          http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...1041903-e.html

          (Apr 19,2011)Plant Status of Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Station (as of 4:00 pm, April 19th)
          http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...1041904-e.html

          (Apr 19,2011)Detection of trace amounts of radioactive iodine around exhaust stacks and others of Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Station (continued report)
          http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...1041905-e.html

          (Apr 19,2011)tatus of TEPCO's Facilities and its services after the Tohoku-Chihou-Taiheiyou-Oki Earthquake (as of 16:00PM, April 19th)
          http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...1041906-e.html

          (Apr 19,2011)The results of nuclide analyses of radioactive materials in the air at the site of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (25th release)
          http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...1041907-e.html

          (Apr 19,2011)Detection of Radioactive Material from Subsurface Water near the Turbine Building of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station
          http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...1041908-e.html

          (Apr 19,2011)Plant Status of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (as of 6:00 pm, April 19
          http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...1041909-e.html

          (Apr 19,2011)Detection of Radioactive Materials from Seawater near Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (27th release)
          http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...1041910-e.html

          (Apr 19,2011)Out flow of fluid containing radioactive materials to the ocean from areas near intake canal of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Unit 2 (continued report 15)
          http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...1041911-e.html

          http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...e/index-e.html
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          The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

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          • Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - March 17 +

            Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station(F1) live cam
            05:00 AM to 19:00 PM(up date frequency 1time/h)

            4/20 13:00 PM
            snap20110420130026.jpg

            snap20110420132144.jpg
            FUKUSHIMA.jpgjma
            http://www.jma.go.jp/jma/kishou/know.../FUKUSHIMA.pdf

            NHK

            Prime Minister apologizes to village mayor

            Prime Minister Naoto Kan has apologized to the mayor of a village in Fukushima Prefecture for the recent nuclear accident.....

            Wednesday, April 20, 2011 01:52 +0900 (JST)
            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20_01.html

            Robots face difficulties at Fukushima plant

            Tokyo Electric Power Company says radioactive debris and high humidity are hampering the investigation by robots at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant....

            Wednesday, April 20, 2011 07:41 +0900 (JST)
            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20_06.html

            Nations mark 25 years since Chernobyl disaster

            Delegates have discussed nuclear safety at an international conference to mark the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster on April 26th....

            Wednesday, April 20, 2011 07:42 +0900 (JST)
            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20_07.html

            FM official: Fukushima less serious than Chernobyl

            A senior official of Japan's Foreign Ministry says that although the nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant is ranked at the highest level of severity, it is less serious than the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.....

            Wednesday, April 20, 2011 07:46 +0900 (JST)
            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20_04.html

            IAEA to send fact-finding team to Japan

            The UN nuclear watchdog says it will send a team of experts to Japan to investigate the cause of the nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant.....

            Wednesday, April 20, 2011 07:56 +0900 (JST)
            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20_09.html

            Italy freezes nuclear plant construction

            The Italian government has frozen a plan to build new nuclear power plants in the country....

            Wednesday, April 20, 2011 10:27 +0900 (JST)
            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20_11.html

            Transfer begins of highly contaminated water

            The operator of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has begun transferring highly radioactive water from the No.2 reactor to a waste processing facility....
            19_17_v_s.jpg
            Tuesday, April 19, 2011 12:48 +0900 (JST)
            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/19_17.html

            Govt to bar entry to nuclear evacuation zone

            Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano says the government is preparing to forbid entry into the 20-kilometer evacuation zone around the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant....

            Wednesday, April 20, 2011 13:46 +0900 (JST)
            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20_16.html

            Highly contaminated water level falls slightly

            Tokyo Electric Power Company says the amount of highly radioactive water at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is slightly lower now. TEPCO began moving the water to an on-site waste processing facility one day ago.....

            Wednesday, April 20, 2011 12:55 +0900 (JST)
            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20_14.html

            Govt suspends shipment of Fukushima sand lances

            The government has instructed Fukushima Prefecture to suspend shipments of a small fish caught off its coasts found to have radioactive contamination, and to warn people not to eat them....

            Wednesday, April 20, 2011 14:18 +0900 (JST)
            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20_18.html

            Power loss drill at nuclear plant in Aomori Pref.

            Tohoku Electric Power Company has conducted a drill at one of its nuclear plants in northeastern Japan to prepare for a potential total loss of external power to one of its reactors in an emergency....

            Wednesday, April 20, 2011 18:34 +0900 (JST)
            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20_27.html
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            Yomiuri online

            Evacuees go back to school

            AIZU-WAKAMATSU, Fukushima--A new semester began here Tuesday at makeshift schools for about 590 students who have evacuated their hometown due to the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.....

            http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110419004366.htm

            Radioactive suits improperly disposed

            FUKUSHIMA--Twelve protective suits and masks--including one suit on which a slight amount of radioactivity was detected--were found to have been improperly disposed of in Tamura, Fukushima Prefecture, which is located near the 30-kilometer exclusion zone of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.....

            http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110419002350.htm

            Russia lifts its warning against travel to Japan

            MOSCOW--Russia has become the latest nation to lift its advisory against travel to Japan after assessing the situation as steadily returning to normal after last month's earthquake and tsunami and the ensuing crisis at a nuclear plant in Fukushima Prefecture.....

            http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110419004834.htm

            Agency admits 'melting' of N-fuel

            The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency has reported to a Cabinet Office safety panel that nuclear fuel pellets in the Nos. 1 to 3 reactors at the quake-hit Fukushima power station are believed to have partially melted....

            http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110419004267.htm
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            Asahi com

            Residents want older South Korean nuclear plant closed

            BUSAN, South Korea--By coincidence, the No. 1 reactor at the Kori nuclear power plant was not operating on the night of April 12, the day a group of local residents filed a lawsuit demanding its closure....

            http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104190198.html

            Radiation, aftershocks could slow Fukushima stabilization

            High levels of radiation discovered at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant could disrupt Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s timeline for a cold shutdown of the crippled facility, TEPCO officials acknowledged.....

            http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104190193.html

            Kan signals freeze on plans to build new nuclear reactors

            Citing safety concerns, Prime Minister Naoto Kan suggested freezing projects to build more than a dozen nuclear reactors by 2030, but he did not offer details on how to do it. ....
            snap20110420132503.jpg
            http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104190201.html
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            Mainichi jp(kyodo, AP)

            Britain trims precautionary zone near Japan's crippled nuke plant

            TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Britain has scaled down its precautionary zone around the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan, now advising its nationals to remain outside a 60-kilometer radius of the plant rather than the previous 80-km radius......

            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm002000c.html

            Japan mulls hiking power charges to help cover damages payments

            TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The government is considering increasing electricity charges to help cover damages payments to people who have suffered losses on the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant of Tokyo Electric Power Co., government sources said Tuesday......

            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm005000c.html

            Kan apologizes to head of village in expanded evacuation zone

            TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Prime Minister Naoto Kan apologized Tuesday to the mayor of Iitate, a village included in the recently expanded evacuation zone due to radiation from a Fukushima nuclear power plant crippled by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami....

            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm007000c.html

            Japan seeks 'calm response' to Fukushima accident at Chernobyl confab

            TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japan asked the international community to respond calmly to radiation leaks at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant at an event Tuesday in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev to mark the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl accident.....

            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm008000c.html

            IAEA expects radiation leak from Fukushima nuke plant to decrease

            TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The International Atomic Energy Agency expects the amount of radiation released by the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan to decrease substantially if the plant operator's work to bring it under control goes as planned, a senior IAEA official said Tuesday....

            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm010000c.html

            Kan eyes announcing no-entry zone during his Fukushima visit

            TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Prime Minister Naoto Kan is expected to announce his government will soon impose an order to prohibit people from entering within a 20-kilometer radius of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant when he visits Fukushima Prefecture as early as Thursday, government sources said Wednesday....

            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm011000c.html

            Powder to remove radioactive substances developed by chemist, firm

            TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A chemist and a company in Japan have jointly developed a powder that can capture and precipitate radioactive substances in water and which could be used in the ongoing effort to deal with contaminated water at a crippled nuclear power plant, the chemist said Tuesday....

            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm034000c.html

            U.S. carrier returns to Yokosuka as nuclear concerns ease

            TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The U.S. aircraft carrier George Washington returned to its home port of Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, on Wednesday nearly a month after it left the base following a radiation leak at a tsunami-struck nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan.....

            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm035000c.html

            Gov't bans small-fish shipments from Fukushima as radiation level rises

            TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The government banned shipments and restricted consumption of young sand lance landed in Fukushima Prefecture on Wednesday because the fry was found to be polluted with excessive amounts of radioactive materials, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said....

            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm038000c.html

            Host Tsukuba city urged evacuees to hand in radiation certificates

            TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The city of Tsukuba, in a controversial move, demanded that evacuees from Fukushima Prefecture, where a crippled nuclear power station is located, hand in certificates that they have received radiation screening, officials said Tuesday.....

            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm039000c.html

            Fukushima nuke workers at risk of depression, overwork death

            TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. workers engaged in efforts to stabilize the crisis-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant are at risk of depression or death from overwork, a doctor who recently saw them said Wednesday.....

            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm040000c.html photo #228

            Highly radioactive water removal continues, water level drops by 1 cm

            TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said Wednesday the level of highly radioactive water filling up one of the underground tunnels at the site has dropped by 1 centimeter, a day after work to pump out the water started toward restoring key cooling functions of its troubled reactors....

            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm078000c.html

            Donations by TEPCO execs show close ties to Liberal Democratic Party

            Various officials with Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) donated more than 20 million yen to the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) over three years since 2007, indicating a close relationship between the utility giant and the former ruling party....

            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na004000c.html

            High radiation levels, temperatures hinder work on crippled nuke plant

            Restoration work at the tsunami-crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant is feared to be a time-consuming and difficult task with radiation levels, temperatures and humidity remaining extremely high for repair crews to work inside the damaged reactor buildings.....

            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na010000c.html

            Radiation exposure standard for Fukushima students set at international maximum

            The government has set the permissible hourly radiation dose at schools in Fukushima Prefecture at 3.8 microsieverts -- a level that would see students absorb the internationally recognized maximum of 20 millisieverts per year....

            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na011000c.html

            Workers battle to remove radioactive water from troubled nuclear reactor

            Emergency workers have started transferring highly toxic radioactive water from one of the troubled reactors in northeastern Japan to another facility nearby in a crucial step that could pave the way for them to restore the reactors' cooling functions and prevent contaminated water from flowing into the ocean.....

            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na018000c.html
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            Minamisoma city, Fukushima pref

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            • Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - March 17 +

              April 20 TEPCO Press releases;

              (Apr 20,2011)Status of TEPCO's Facilities and its services after the Tohoku-Chihou-Taiheiyou-Oki Earthquake(as of 9:00AM, April 20th) http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...1042001-e.html

              (Apr 20,2011)Plant Status of Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Station (as of 4:00 pm, April 20th)
              http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...1042002-e.html

              (Apr 20,2011)Detection of Radioactive Materials from Seawater near Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (28th release)
              http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...1042003-e.html

              (Apr 20,2011)Status of TEPCO's Facilities and its services after the Tohoku-Chihou-Taiheiyou-Oki Earthquake(as of 4:00PM, April 20th)
              http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...1042004-e.html

              (Apr 20,2011)The results of nuclide analyses of radioactive materials in the air at the site of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (26th release)
              http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...1042005-e.html

              (Apr 20,2011)Plant Status of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (as of 5:30 pm, April 20
              http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...1042006-e.html

              (Apr 20,2011)Out flow of fluid containing radioactive materials to the ocean from areas near intake canal of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Unit 2 (continued report 16)
              http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...1042007-e.html

              (Apr 20,2011)Improvement plan for the exact nuclide analysis at the site ofFukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station under instruction of NISA (Continued report 1)
              http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...1042008-e.html

              (Apr 20,2011)Plant Status of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (as of 0:00 pm, April 20
              http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...1042009-e.html

              http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...e/index-e.html
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              • Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - March 17 +

                Please see continuation thread:
                Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - April 21 +

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