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Keidanren chief meets Areva executive
The chief of the Japan Business Federation, or Keidanren, has asked for continuing cooperation from the world's largest nuclear reactor maker AREVA........
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 04:37 +0900 (JST)
EU to ask for radiation tests on Shizuoka food
The European Union will require that food and farm products from Shizuoka Prefecture, central Japan, be inspected for radioactive contamination before they are shipped to EU countries.........
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 07:20 +0900 (JST)
Govt plans detailed radiation monitoring
The Japanese government will conduct a detailed survey of radiation levels in Fukushima and use the data to review existing evacuation orders and advisories........
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 10:41 +0900 (JST)
Robot to gauge radiation in No.3 reactor
The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant says it will send a robot inside the No.3 reactor to measure radiation and determine if it is safe to begin injecting nitrogen.......
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 13:37 +0900 (JST)
Emergency generators faulty at 2 nuclear plants
Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency says the defective components discovered in emergency generators at 2 nuclear power plants have been replaced........
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 17:53 +0900 (JST)
4 local governments seek to scrap nuclear plants
An NHK survey of local governments with nuclear power plants has found that 4 of 28 respondents are ready to break with nuclear energy........
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 19:08 +0900 (JST)
Water business exhibition opens in Singapore
The world's largest exhibition on the water business is under way in Singapore with policy makers, business people and experts from around the world attending......
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 20:56 +0900 (JST)
Genkai mayor OK's restart of N-reactors
SAGA--The mayor of Genkaicho, Saga Prefecture, told the president of Kyushu Electric Power Co. Monday that the company could restart two reactors at its nuclear power plant in the town.......
N-fuel cycle policy at crucial juncture / Key fuel reprocessing facility has uncertain future as debt, problems mount
The nation's nuclear fuel cycle policy is facing a crucial juncture......
Leaky hose temporarily halts reactor cooling system
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said cooling was lost temporarily on July 3 in the No. 5 reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant due to the leakage of seawater......
Circulation cooling system now working at Fukushima plant
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said a system that decontaminates radioactive water and recycles it to cool reactors is now working properly, a huge step in bringing the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant under control.....
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Ignoring of inconvenient info may have led to nuclear crisis: panel head
TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A professor leading an investigation into the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant said Monday that the "tendency to ignore what is inconvenient" may have led to the disaster, citing the failure to act on warnings of a possible recurrence of a massive quake that hit northeastern Japan in 869......
Malaysia eases restrictions on food imported from Japan
TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Malaysia eased last Friday restrictions on food imported from Japan, and no longer requires food produced in areas surrounding the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan be tested for radioactivity, Japan's farm ministry said Monday......
Chubu Electric calls on state to support efforts to restart Hamaoka
TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Chubu Electric Power Co. President Akihisa Mizuno called Monday on the industry ministry to support the utility's efforts to seek an early resumption of operations of its Hamaoka nuclear power plant, which has been shut down at the government's request for safety reasons.........
Town agrees to restart of Genkai nuclear reactors due to dependence on subsidies
The town of Genkai in Saga Prefecture has reluctantly agreed to allow Kyushu Electric Power Co. to restart two suspended reactors because of its heavy dependence on subsidies and other money associated with nuclear power operations.........
TEPCO to pay 300,000 yen to each evacuee in additional compensation
TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Tuesday it will pay up to 300,000 yen each in additional provisional compensation to those who were forced to evacuate or were affected in other ways due to the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.......
45% of kids in Fukushima survey had thyroid exposure to radiation
TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Around 45 percent of children in Fukushima Prefecture surveyed by the local and central governments in late March experienced thyroid exposure to radiation, although in all cases in trace amounts that did not warrant further examination, officials of the Nuclear Safety Commission said Tuesday........
Fukushima used cars shunned because of unfounded radiation fears
FUKUSHIMA -- Customers are avoiding used cars from Fukushima Prefecture because of harmful rumors that the vehicles are radioactively contaminated, and a used car dealers' association plans to seek compensation from Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) for lost sales........
TEPCO to Pay Extra Compensation to Evacuees
Tokyo, July 5 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> said Tuesday it will pay additional compensation of 100,000 yen to 300,000 yen to each of residents who have been forced to either evacuate their homes or stay indoors in the wake of the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station. .......
Japan to Strengthen Radiation Monitoring
Tokyo, July 5 (Jiji Press)--Japan's education ministry plans to strengthen radiation monitoring under the government's second supplementary budget for fiscal 2011, it was learned Tuesday.......
TEPCO Assessing Radioactive Leak at Fukushima Plant
Tokyo, July 5 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> is assessing how much radioactive material is currently leaking from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 power plant some four months after the nuclear crisis began, officials said Tuesday.........
Fukushima Inviting 2,000 Men, Women to Dating Party
Fukushima, July 5 (Jiji Press)--Some 40 restaurants and bars in this northeastern Japan city are inviting 1,000 men and as many women for a "gokon" or dating party with the aim of revitalizing the region, where people remain unsettled by the nuclear crisis at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s <9501> Fukushima No. 1 plant. ......
Fukushima Forestry Industry Seeks Compensation from TEPCO
Tokyo, July 5 (Jiji Press)--The Fukushima Prefecture federation of forestry cooperatives demanded Tuesday some 56 million yen in provisional compensation from Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> for damage caused by the nuclear crisis.......
Hong Kong Trade Body to Help Nuke Rumor-Hit Japan Food Regain Trust
Tokyo, July 5 (Jiji Press)--The Hong Kong Trade Development Council said Tuesday it plans to promote the safety of nuclear rumor-hit Japanese food at its annual food exposition next month under a program to support Japan's postdisaster reconstruction.......
Japan Govt Eyes 2-T.-Yen Credit Guarantee for TEPCO Support Body
Tokyo, July 5 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government will provide a credit guarantee of 2 trillion yen to an envisaged body to support Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s <9501> compensation payments to people affected by the nuclear crisis at the power utility's crippled Fukushima No. 1 power station, according to the draft second supplementary budget for fiscal 2011 adopted at a cabinet meeting Tuesday......
Japan Cannot Give Up Nuclear Power: Keidanren
Berlin, July 5 (Jiji Press)--Japan cannot give up nuclear power generation, Japan Business Federation Chairman Hiromasa Yonekura said Tuesday.....
Think Tank Head Proposes Increased Use of Renewable Energy
New York, July 5 (Jiji Press)--Japan will be able to raise the share of electricity generated from renewable energy sources to 30 pct, Jitsuro Terashima, president of the Japan Research Institute, said Tuesday........