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  • Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - April 21 - August 6, 2011

    For previous thread, please see:

    Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - March 17 - April 20, 2011


    Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station live cam

    05:00 AM to 19:00 PM(up date frequency 1time/h)

    4/21 15:00 PM
    snap20110421151047.jpg

    snap20110421151138.jpgjma


    NHK

    Fukushima accident likely caused by blackouts

    A Japanese nuclear safety official says the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was likely caused by electricity blackouts as a result of tsunami and not by shock of the earthquake....

    Thursday, April 21, 2011 00:34 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/21_02.html

    High radioactive levels detected in reactors

    Robots have detected high levels of radioactivity inside the reactor buildings of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. The plant operator says the radioactivity must be reduced to allow work inside the buildings to bring the crisis under control....

    Thursday, April 21, 2011 06:08 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/21_04.html

    Belgium:No problem on imported Japanese cars

    Belgium's nuclear agency has cleared cars imported from Japan after screening them for radiation....

    Thursday, April 21, 2011 06:08 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/21_06.html

    Ban urges Japan to be open about Fukushima

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon has urged Japan to quickly act and provide full information with regard to the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant....

    Thursday, April 21, 2011 06:08 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/21_07.html

    Govt bans residents from evacuation zone

    The Japanese government is legally enforcing a no-entry zone within 20 kilometers of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant from midnight Thursday....

    Thursday, April 21, 2011 12:24 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/21_17.html

    SDF may transfer people out of no-entry zone

    Japan's Self-Defense Forces are studying the possibility of helping transfer people out of the 20-kilometer zone around the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant....
    21_18_v_s.jpg
    Thursday, April 21, 2011 12:33 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/21_18.html

    Radioactive water transfer continues

    Work to remove highly radioactive water near a reactor to a storage facility is underway at the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex....

    Thursday, April 21, 2011 12:55 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/21_16.html

    Kan pledges state compensation for Fukushima

    Prime Minister Naoto Kan says his government will take responsibility in compensating residents affected by the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.....

    Thursday, April 21, 2011 12:58 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/21_19.html

    TEPCO estimates 520-ton radioactive water into sea

    Tokyo Electric Power Company says radioactive substances that leaked into the sea at the damaged Fukushima plant over six days from April 1st are estimated at 4,700 terabecquerels. This is 20,000 times more than the annual allowable limit at the complex....

    Thursday, April 21, 2011 15:13 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/21_20.html

    Kan meets Fukushima evacuees

    Prime Minister Naoto Kan has told residents forced to evacuate areas near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant that the government will do all it can to ensure a quick return home.....

    Thursday, April 21, 2011 15:48 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/21_25.html

    Japan asks OECD to help stop fears of radiation

    Japan has asked the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, or OECD, to stop other countries' curbing of Japanese imports based on unscientific fears of radiation......

    Thursday, April 21, 2011 16:48 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/21_26.html

    Briefing on Japan nuke accident given to China

    Japan's government has held a meeting in Beijing to brief China about the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident to ease concerns over the safety of food imports and travel to the country.....
    Thursday, April 21, 2011 17:13 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/21_24.html

    Kan:govt does all it can to end nuke crisis

    Prime Minister Naoto Kan says his government will do all it can to put the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant under control so that evacuated people will be able to return home quickly....

    Thursday, April 21, 2011 18:28 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/21_28.html

    Evacuees visit their home

    Evacuees from near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant drove to their homes on Thursday before a no-entry zone covering their areas goes into operation at midnight on Thursday.....

    Thursday, April 21, 2011 18:35 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/21_29.html

    Edano: breast milk to be checked for radiation

    Japan's government is to check breast milk samples for radiation.
    Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano announced the measure on Thursday, but said radiation leaked from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has had no impact on breastfed infants.....

    Thursday, April 21, 2011 18:49 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/21_32.html

    Contaminated water level falls slightly

    Tokyo Electric Power Company says the level of highly radioactive water at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is falling slightly......

    Thursday, April 21, 2011 20:05 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/21_37.html

    TEPCO plans wage cuts to fund damage payments

    The operator of the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is to cut annual salaries of its workers by around 20 percent as part of efforts to fund compensation payments over the nuclear accident.....

    Thursday, April 21, 2011 20:14 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/21_38.html why 20%?
    _____________________
    Yomiuri online

    Livestock left to perish in zone

    FUKUSHIMA--More than 600,000 domesticated animals have been left behind within the 20-kilometer evacuation zone around the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant since local livestock farmers evacuated more than a month ago.....

    http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110420004883.htm

    Damage payments to cover mental health

    A government panel working on guidelines for damage payments related to the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant likely will include mental health issues claimed by evacuees from affected areas as part of the compensation plan, sources said Wednesday.....

    http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110420005420.htm

    Fukushima may lose N-fuel tax / TEPCO unlikely to pay prefecture as reactors out of commission

    With reactors at two nuclear power plants out of commission, Fukushima Prefecture is almost certain to lose the 4.47 billion yen in nuclear fuel tax from Tokyo Electric Power Co. that the prefecture has included in its initial budget for fiscal 2011....

    http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110420005891.htm

    Grant bonds planned for N-compensation

    The government will provide an organization designed to compensate victims of the Fukushima Prefecture nuclear crisis with several trillions of yen in public funds in the form of grant bonds, it has been learned....

    http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110420006075.htm

    Foreign student exodus / At least 4,330 have left due to quake, nuclear fears

    The massive March 11 earthquake and radiation leaks at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant have scared away at least 4,330 foreign students who were enrolled at 71 universities in Japan, according to a Yomiuri Shimbun survey....
    snap20110421152444.jpg
    http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110420005974.htm
    ______________________
    Asahi com

    Ikanago fish shipments banned in Fukushima Prefecture

    In Japan's first restrictions on seafood related to the nuclear crisis, Prime Minister Naoto Kan on April 20 ordered a suspension of shipments and consumption of "ikanago" (sand lance) caught off Fukushima Prefecture. ...

    http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104200139.html

    Long process starts for transferring radioactive water

    Work began in earnest on April 19 to transfer some 25,000 tons of highly radioactive water, found in a trench and in the basement of the turbine building at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant's No. 2 reactor, to a waste treatment facility on the premises. ....

    http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104200142.html

    Government to designate 20-km radius off-limits in Fukushima

    The central government plans to prohibit people from entering an area within a 20-kilometer radius of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, sources said. ....

    http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104200146.html

    Futaba residents grapple with future of embattled town

    KAZO, Saitama Prefecture--With the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant expected to linger for another six to nine months, officials at nearby Futaba are worried about their town's future. ....
    snap20110421152901.jpg
    http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104200132.html
    _____________________
    Mainichi jp(KYodo, AP)

    Small amounts of radioactive iodine found in breast milk

    FUKUSHIMA (Kyodo) -- A citizen's group concerned about the impact on mothers and babies of the radioactive leaks from a crippled nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture said Wednesday that small amounts of radioactive iodine have been found in the breast milk of four women living east or northeast of Tokyo......

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm032000c.html

    Embassies reopen in Tokyo after relocation due to radiation fears

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Foreign diplomatic corps that left Tokyo due to radiation fears have largely returned and resumed normal operations, with many countries having lifted or eased restrictions on remaining in Tokyo and its vicinity or visiting Japan, according to the Japanese Foreign Ministry.....

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

    Kan visits Fukushima to explain no-entry zone policy

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Thursday visited Fukushima Prefecture, where many residents have been forced to evacuate in the wake of the nuclear emergency at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, triggered by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami....

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

    Kan announces areas 20-km from Fukushima plant as no-entry zone

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Prime Minister Naoto Kan said Thursday the government would legally enforce a no-entry zone within the 20-kilometer radius of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, prohibiting evacuees from temporarily returning home without government permission.....

    L:Fukushima Governor Yuhei Sato
    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm043000c.html

    Tokyo Electric admits fuel could be melting at Fukushima nuke plant

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- An official at Tokyo Electric Power Co., the operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, admitted Wednesday that fuel of the plant's No. 1 reactor could be melting....

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm044000c.html

    Highly radioactive water removal leads to slight drop in water level

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said Wednesday the level of highly radioactive water filling one of the underground tunnels at the site has dropped by 2.3 centimeters, a day after work to pump out the water started toward restoring the key cooling functions of the plant's troubled reactors.....

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm045000c.html

    Co-op sells banned spinach to consumers in eastern Japan

    CHIBA (Kyodo) -- A Tokyo-based cooperative has delivered spinach grown in the town of Tako, Chiba Prefecture, to consumers in three eastern Japan prefectures despite a government ban on shipments due to concerns about radiation, the Chiba prefectural government said Thursday.....

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm047000c.html

    Gov't trims evacuation zone around Fukushima No.2 nuclear plant

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The evacuation zone around the Fukushima Daini nuclear power plant will become smaller as the possibility of "a serious accident" has diminished, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said Thursday....

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm048000c.html

    Radioactive leaks into sea were 20,000 times above limit: TEPCO

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Thursday radioactive substances that leaked into the sea from its crisis-hit nuclear plant over six days from April 1 totaled an estimated 5,000 terabecquerels, 20,000 times more than the annual allowable limit for the plant....

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm049000c.html

    TEPCO begins nuke crisis compensation form distribution to calls of too little, too late

    Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) is being assailed by angry Fukushima nuclear crisis refugees claiming the utility's distribution of advance compensation applications on April 20 is too little, too late.....

    .....Compensation inquiries can be made through TEPCO's customer service center at 0120-995-002 or -006 (toll-free inside Japan)

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

    Man travels alone in evacuation zone while taking photos of hometowns for evacuees

    A man who lived within the 20-kilometer evacuation zone around the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant has traveled the area alone, taking photographs to show evacuated townspeople what has become of their hometowns over the one month since the earthquake.....

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

    Gov't looks to set up new fund for compensation payments over nuke accident

    The government is mulling setting up a new fund to cover compensation payments related to the nuclear accident at the troubled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant....

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na017000c.html

    Nuke authorities vague about radiation exposure limits for emergency workers

    Japanese nuclear authorities have been vaguely applying legally permissible levels of radiation that emergency workers are allowed to be exposed to at the nuclear power plant crippled by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, making it difficult to keep track of radiation exposure records.....

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na009000c.html

    Japan, IAEA agree to boost info sharing on Fukushima nuke crisis

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japan and the International Atomic Energy Agency have agreed to boost their information sharing on the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, State Foreign Secretary Chiaki Takahashi said Thursday....

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm109000c.html

    U.S. warns radiation near crippled plant could exceed upper limit

    The United States has warned that radiation levels could exceed the upper limit on annual exposure set by the Japanese government in extensive areas around the crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant.....

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na016000c.html

    Workers at nuke plant complain about handling of radiation exposure data

    Emergency workers, engaged in desperate efforts to contain the crippled nuclear reactors in northeastern Japan, are lashing out at the government and contractors for their inconsistent handling of data on their exposure to radiation....

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na018000c.html
    _________________
    Sankei news

    at Tamura city, Fukushima pref

    L: Prime Minister Naoto Kan R:Fukushima Governor Yuhei Sato
    Last edited by makoto; April 22, 2011, 08:19 PM. Reason: added note at top to previous thread

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    Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - April 21 +

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

    4/22 15:00 PM
    snap20110422150745.jpg

    NHK

    Radioactive level up at reactor water intake

    The operator of the troubled Fukushima nuclear power plant says it has detected higher levels of radioactive material in sea water samples near the water intake of one of the reactors.....

    Friday, April 22, 2011 02:09 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/22_01.html

    Hibakusha call for health management

    Survivors of the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki say the government and the Tokyo Electric Power Company should take care of the people affected by radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi power plant....

    Friday, April 22, 2011 02:09 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/22_03.html

    Radioactive water likely to hamper cooling effort

    The operator of the Fukushima nuclear power facility plans to cool the reactors by filling their vessels with water. However, that process may be hampered by wastewater contaminated with highly radioactive materials....

    Friday, April 22, 2011 06:49 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/22_07.html

    No-entry zone established in Fukushima

    A no-entry zone has been imposed for the area within 20 kilometers of the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant....
    22_14_v_s.jpg
    Friday, April 22, 2011 09:06 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/22_14.html

    Lawmakers to explore alternative energy

    Japanese lawmakers from both the ruling and opposition camps will soon launch a study group to promote the use of alternative energy....

    Friday, April 22, 2011 09:32 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/22_15.html

    Evacuation area officially expanded

    The Japanese government has announced the official expansion of the evacuation zone around the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to selected areas beyond the existing 20-kilometer radius. Residents of the new areas are being asked to evacuate by the end of May....

    Friday, April 22, 2011 12:29 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/22_20.html

    TEPCO president apologizes to Fukushima governor

    The president of the operator of the troubled nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture has offered apologies to the local governor....
    22_24_v_s.jpg
    Friday, April 22, 2011 12:56 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/22_24.html

    TEPCO removes polluted water, debris at nuke plant

    Tokyo Electric Power Company is struggling to remove highly radioactive debris scattered around the reactors of the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant....

    Friday, April 22, 2011 12:56 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/22_23.html

    Foreign-bound cars checked for radiation

    Japanese automakers have begun checking their export-bound vehicles for radiation to allay concerns overseas....

    Friday, April 22, 2011 15:28 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/22_26.html

    Tobacco farmers request damages from TEPCO

    Tobacco farmers in Fukushima Prefecture are seeking damages from Tokyo Electric Power Company after losing this year's crop due to radiation leaks from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.....

    Friday, April 22, 2011 17:42 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/22_27.html

    US NRC: Fukushima plant "static but fragile"

    The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission says conditions at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant are "static but fragile" in its latest assessment of the nuclear emergency.....

    Friday, April 22, 2011 17:42 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/22_28.html
    __________________
    Yomiuri online

    Mental health care delivery in dire straits near nuclear plant

    Mental health care is on the verge of collapse in coastal areas of Fukushima Prefecture, including within 30 kilometers of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, where residents have been told by the government to evacuate or stay indoors to prevent health damage.....

    http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110421004049.htm

    Govt to test locals for radiation near N-plant

    Health, Labor and Welfare Minister Ritsuo Hosokawa has said the government will conduct medical checkups on people living near the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant to examine their radiation exposure levels and determine a future evacuation policy....

    http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110421005845.htm

    Towns struggle to track evacuees / Local govts don't know where 40% of residents around N-plant went

    The eight municipalities in Fukushima Prefecture that have been forced to move their offices due to the nuclear crisis do not know where nearly 40 percent of their residents are located, a Yomiuri Shimbun survey has found.....
    DY20110422103103610L0.jpg
    http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110421004966.htm

    TEPCO to delay start of new Higashidori reactors

    Tokyo Electric Power Co. will postpone the planned start of the Nos. 1 and 2 reactors at its Higashidori nuclear power plant in Aomori Prefecture, a vice president of the firm told The Yomiuri Shimbun on Thursday....

    http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110421005427.htm

    Groundless rumors add to burdens of Fukushima evacuees

    Verbal abuse and other forms of harassment have added to the psychological burden of evacuees from areas around the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, as rumors continue to stoke radiation fears.....

    http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110421006295.htm les médias japonais font une rumeur

    20 km around N-plant off-limits

    Prime Minister Naoto Kan said Thursday that areas within 20 kilometers of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant would be made a no-entry zone at midnight on Thursday.....
    DY20110422103051697L0.jpg
    http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110421006333.htm
    __________________
    Asahi com

    South Korea suspends Kori reactor operations

    SEOUL--The operator of South Korea's Kori nuclear power plant has suspended operation of its oldest reactor because of public concerns about safety in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan. ....

    http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104210140.html

    Nuclear power support slips to 49% worldwide

    The accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has dented support for nuclear power worldwide, according to an international opinion poll. ...

    http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104210129.html

    TEPCO: Highly contaminated water leaked into sea from No. 2 reactor

    Highly contaminated water with a radioactivity level estimated at 4,700 trillion becquerels leaked into the sea apparently from the No. 2 reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, Tokyo Electric Power Co. officials said April 21. ....

    http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104210125.html

    Taxpayers, other power firms to help pay TEPCO's compensation bill

    The burden of paying trillions of yen in compensation to people from areas near the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant will likely be shared by taxpayers and other electricity companies as well as the plant's operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co. .....

    http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104210136.html

    U.S. nuke expert stayed at Kan's official residence

    A U.S. nuclear expert stayed at the Prime Minister's Official Residence last month to speed response to the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, government officials recently acknowledged....

    http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104210130.html
    __________________
    Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

    Gov't to restrict growing rice near crippled nuke plan in Fukushima

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The government will restrict farmers in areas near a crippled nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture from growing rice amid radiation fears, farm minister Michihiko Kano said Thursday....

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm012000c.html

    Fukushima gov. won't allow TEPCO to resume reactor operations

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Fukushima Gov. Yuhei Sato said Friday he will never allow Tokyo Electric Power Co. to resume operations at its Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, crippled by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.....

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm013000c.html

    Radiation over 100 microsieverts detected 2-3 km from troubled plant

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Radiation levels of over 100 microsieverts per hour were measured at four locations 2 to 3 kilometers from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant from late last month, the science ministry said Thursday as it released such data for the first time....

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm017000c.html

    Japan files protest over newspaper cartoon about nuke emergency

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japan's Consulate General in New York lodged a protest with New York Times Co. on Thursday for publishing a cartoon in which Snow White, carrying a newspaper with the headline "Japan nuclear radiation," asks an old woman offering an apple if she comes from Japan.....

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

    Evacuation zone widened beyond 20km from Fukushima nuclear plant

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The government on Friday added some towns outside a 20-kilometer radius of the crisis-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to the list of areas covered by its evacuation directive, due to concerns over high cumulative levels of radiation....

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm040000c.html

    Prime Minister Kan is met with angry words at evacuation shelters

    Prime Minister Naoto Kan visited evacuation shelters and talked with people evacuated from areas near the troubled nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan on April 21, but some frustrated refugees there had strong words for Japan's political leader.....

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

    Helicopter water drop was message of Japan's determination in nuclear crisis

    On the morning of March 17, six days after the devastating Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, two Ground Self-Defense Force (GSDF) CH-47 transport helicopters set off from the GSDF's Kasuminome post in Sendai, carrying huge water buckets. Radioactive steam was rising from the No. 3 reactor at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant, after water in a pool for spent fuel had boiled. The helicopters were on an unprecedented mission to drop seawater on the reactor to reduce the pool's temperature....

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na005000c.html

    Local opposition delaying restart of Saga nuclear reactors

    FUKUOKA (Kyodo) -- Kyushu Electric Power Co. will have to delay the restart of two nuclear reactors currently undergoing regular checks at its Genkai power plant in Saga Prefecture beyond May due to a lack of consent from the local community, the prefectural assembly chief said Friday.....

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm102000c.html

    Evacuees from zone around nuclear plant express dissatisfaction over home visits

    Residents evacuated from areas within 20 kilometers of the tsunami-hit Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant have expressed dissatisfaction about temporary visits the government will allow them to their homes located in the now designated "caution areas."....

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na009000c.html

    Residents make final dash home ahead of govt's no-entry designation in Fukushima

    FUKUSHIMA -- The government's announcement that it will prohibit entry into an area covering a 20-kilometer radius around the stricken Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant has local residents scrambling to return home to gather belongings they left behind when they evacuated the area after the March 11 quake and tsunami.......

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

    Worker at crippled nuclear plant plans to sign song he wrote at music house

    IWAKI, Fukushima -- A worker engaged in the desperate efforts to put the troubled nuclear reactors under control wrote a song about his hometown near the center of the nuclear crisis and plans to sing it at a music house on April 24......

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na020000c.html
    ______________________
    Sankei news

    R:Fukushima Governor Yuhei Sato


    "frontline base" j-village
    *National Training Center for soccer



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      Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - April 21 +

      00:25 JST 23 Apr 2011 37.2N 141.3E 20 km M5.6 Fukushima-ken Oki

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      power equipment is no damage, tepco says
      http://twitter.com/OfficialTEPCO

      measurements in Fukushima Daiichi
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      tepco http://www.tepco.co.jp/nu/fukushima-np/f1/index-j.html

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        Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - April 21 +

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

        4/23 18:00 PM
        image_org(3).jpg

        ICRP calls for more radiation checks

        The chairperson of the International Commission on Radiological Protection says more checks are needed to measure radiation in the Fukushima area...

        Saturday, April 23, 2011 02:55 +0900 (JST)
        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/23_04.html

        Cattle in the restricted zone

        Tens of thousands of farm animals have been abandoned in the evacuation zone surrounding the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. Many of them reportedly have already died....
        23_02_v_s.jpg
        Saturday, April 23, 2011 04:39 +0900 (JST)
        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/23_02.html

        Reactor 1 water level concerns

        The Japanese government has expressed concern about the structural strength of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant's Number 1 reactor. It says the ongoing water injections may be making the vessel less earthquake resistant.....
        23_05_v_s.jpg
        Saturday, April 23, 2011 07:20 +0900 (JST)
        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/23_05.html

        Japan's farm officials visit Ukraine

        Japan's agricultural officials have visited a town near Chernobyl, Ukraine, to learn about its efforts to decontaminate farmland....

        Saturday, April 23, 2011 09:03 +0900 (JST)
        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/23_07.html

        Facility for evacuated children opened to media

        Media reporters have been invited to a facility in Tokyo where children are taking shelter following the March 11th earthquake and Fukushima nuclear accident....

        Saturday, April 23, 2011 11:01 +0900 (JST)
        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/23_09.html

        TEPCO to cautiously inject water in No.4 fuel pool

        Tokyo Electric Power Company has decided to be more cautious about the volume of cooling water injected into the spent fuel pool of one of its reactors.
        This is due to fear that the reactor building might be further damaged by the weight of the water itself.....

        Saturday, April 23, 2011 12:23 +0900 (JST)
        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/23_12.html
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        Yomiuri online

        Science ministry releases radiation data

        The science ministry has announced the results of radiation monitoring in areas between one and 21 kilometers from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant....

        http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110422004001.htm

        Sea leaks would be rated Level 5 or 6

        If estimates of leaks of radioactive material into the sea from Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant were judged according to the International Nuclear Event Scale, the severity of marine contamination would be rated Level 5 or 6.....

        http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110422003754.htm

        Authorities scramble to arrange home visits

        The Self-Defense Forces, police and local governments are trying to prepare as best they can to ensure visits by evacuees to homes within the no-entry zone around the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant go as smoothly and safely as possible.......

        http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110422003678.htm

        Sunflowers to clean up radioactive soil

        Japanese researchers who study space agriculture believe growing sunflowers will remove radioactive cesium from contaminated soil around the Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant, and are planning a project to plant as many of the yellow flowers as possible this year.....

        http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110422004322.htm

        Directive angers villagers / Farmers worried about caring for cattle after forced evacuation

        IITATEMURA, Fukushima--Residents being ordered to evacuate from areas outside a 20-kilometer radius of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in a month are venting their anger at the government......

        http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110422004349.htm

        Govt officially sets new evacuation zone

        Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Friday designated an area spanning five municipalities beyond a 20-kilometer radius of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant as a planned evacuation zone and instructed the Fukushima prefectural governor and the municipalities to evacuate their residents within a month.......

        http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110422004127.htm

        TEPCO president apologizes in Fukushima

        FUKUSHIMA--Masataka Shimizu, the president of Tokyo Electric Power Co., visited Fukushima Gov. Yuhei Sato on Friday to apologize for the ongoing crisis at the firm's Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, but the governor expressed dissatisfaction with the company's handling of the situation.....
        20110422-547709-1-L.jpg
        http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110422004002.htm
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        Asahi com

        Nuclear experts say Fukushima accident was avoidable

        A group of 16 nuclear safety experts has issued proposals for preventing a recurrence of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant accident, saying that "relatively inexpensive improvements, detectable by more extensive analysis beforehand" may have prevented it altogether. ....

        http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104220212.html

        Study: Wind can generate power on par with nuclear plants

        Wind power can generate electricity up to that produced by 40 nuclear reactors, the Environment Ministry said April 21. .....
        snap20110423181606.jpg
        http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104220211.html

        Foreign journalists criticize government's response to crisis

        photoChristoph NeidhartphotoKyung LahphotoLi MiaophotoYoon Jong-koo

        While the Japanese government has been struggling to combat sometimes sensational media coverage of the Fukushima nuclear accident abroad, foreign correspondents covering the story are critical of the Japanese authorities' handling of the disaster. ....

        http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104220208.html

        No-entry zone sealed, residents fear they will never return home

        The 83-year-old man spoke with tears in his eyes. "It's all over. It is better to just die." He had just learned his small farm would be sealed off at midnight April 21 inside the government's no-entry zone around the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. ......

        http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104220215.html

        Study finds wide variation in radiation levels within no-entry zone

        A study of radiation levels within a 20-kilometer radius of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant revealed contamination levels in many locations would not currently pose a major threat to human health. ....

        http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104220213.html
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        Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

        M5.6 quake jolts Fukushima Pref., no tsunami warning issued

        TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.6 jolted Fukushima Prefecture early Saturday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. No tsunami warning was issued.....

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

        Maps on radiation levels around crippled nuke plant to be compiled

        TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The science ministry said Friday it will compile maps showing the extent of air and soil contamination as part of government efforts to enhance the monitoring of radiation levels and reevaluate evacuation zones around the crippled nuclear plant.....

        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm003000c.html

        Gov't to target losses caused by shipment ban as nuke-related damages

        TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A government panel agreed Friday to recognize financial losses caused by restrictions on shipments of farm products as damages from radiation leakages at the Fukushima Daiichi atomic power complex, government officials said Friday.....

        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm012000c.html

        TEPCO president apologizes to local leaders for first time, gets cold welcome

        Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) President Masataka Shimizu received a cold welcome from town mayors and evacuated residents as he visited Fukushima Prefecture on April 22 to apologize for the ongoing nuclear crisis.....

        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na006000c.html

        Panel to approve compensation for farmers, fishermen hit by nuclear crisis

        A government panel is set to approve a plan to compensate farmers and fishermen whose products were subject to shipment bans in the wake of the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant....

        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na007000c.html

        Temperature inside No. 4 reactor pool remains high at 91 C

        The temperature inside a pool for spent nuclear fuel at the No. 4 reactor of the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant remains high at around 91 degrees Celsius, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) said.....

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

        Nuclear crisis splits farming family in Fukushima

        After the government ordered residents of Iitate to evacuate by late May due to the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant, farmer Katsuzo Shoji, 75, decided he and his wife could no longer live together with his son's family.....

        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na016000c.html

        Schoolboy hurt in bullying incident after evacuating from Fukushima

        NAGAOKA, Niigata -- An elementary school boy was injured in a bullying incident at a school here after evacuating from neighboring Fukushima Prefecture in the wake of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, it has been learned....

        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na023000c.html his classmate is a girl

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        • #5
          Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - April 21 +

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

          4/24 15:00 PM
          snap20110424150854.jpg

          NHK

          TEPCO: Radiation in groundwater little changed

          Tokyo Electric Power Company says there has been little change in the radiation levels of groundwater around its Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant as it continues to move highly radioactive water within the compound.....

          Sunday, April 24, 2011 00:23 +0900 (JST)
          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/23_21.html

          TEPCO: Highly radioactive concrete fragment found

          The operator of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says that concrete debris emitting a high level of radiation has been found near the Number 3 reactor....

          Sunday, April 24, 2011 00:23 +0900 (JST)
          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/24_01.html

          Gemba calls for review of nuclear power projects

          National Policy Minister Koichiro Gemba has proposed a fundamental review of plans to build more than 14 new nuclear reactors by 2030....

          Sunday, April 24, 2011 00:23 +0900 (JST)
          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/23_20.html

          TEPCO to install more wastewater storage tanks

          The Tokyo Electric Power Company has decided to construct temporary storage tanks for highly radioactive wastewater accumulated at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.....

          Sunday, April 24, 2011 08:02 +0900 (JST)
          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/24_03.html

          Govt. to issue certificate for containers

          The Japanese government will begin issuing certificates for the safety of shipping containers and ships leaving Japan. The certificates attest that the radiation level is within the margin of safety based on international criteria....

          Sunday, April 24, 2011 10:26 +0900 (JST)
          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/24_07.html

          TEPCO map shows contaminated areas

          Tokyo Electric Power Company has created a map of radiation levels as part of its removal of radioactive debris at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant....
          24_08_v_s.jpg
          Sunday, April 24, 2011 10:57 +0900 (JST)
          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/24_08.html

          Quake protection considered for No.4 reactor

          The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is studying ways to increase earthquake resistance of the spent fuel pool at the No. 4 reactor......

          Sunday, April 24, 2011 14:21 +0900 (JST)
          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/24_12.html

          Kaieda hopes China, S.Korea will ease import ban

          Japan's trade minister has urged China and South Korea to avoid making emotional judgments about imports of Japanese agricultural products following the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.....

          Sunday, April 24, 2011 17:03 +0900 (JST)
          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/24_13.html

          TEPCO discloses radiation map

          Tokyo Electric Power Company has disclosed a map of radiation levels at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant....

          Sunday, April 24, 2011 22:32 +0900 (JST)
          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/24_17.html

          Japanese robots to be used at Fukushima

          Japanese robots that will be used to inspect the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant were shown to the media in Chiba, near Tokyo, on Sunday.....

          Sunday, April 24, 2011 22:32 +0900 (JST)
          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/24_15.html

          Thousands protest nuclear plants at Tokyo rally

          About 4,500 people have rallied in Tokyo to call for the suspension of nuclear power plants.....

          Sunday, April 24, 2011 22:32 +0900 (JST)
          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/24_18.html
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          Yomiuri online

          'Stop radiation with underground wall'

          The government is considering building an underground barrier near the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant to prevent radioactive material from spreading far from the plant via soil and groundwater, a senior government official said.....

          http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/20110423dy01.htm

          Lots to do before evacuation / 6,000 people, 10,000 cows, town offices, other facilities must leave

          Now that an area spanning five municipalities has been designated an evacuation zone near the troubled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, authorities have some big jobs ahead of them, including finding spots for the municipal governments, moving livestock and ensuring the process goes smoothly for children.....

          http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110423002453.htm

          Satoyama woodlands face grim future

          IITATEMURA, Fukushima--Radiation leaks from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant will force people in Iitatemura to abandon satoyama--natural woodlands near human communities.....

          http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110423002459.htm

          TEPCO boss blasted by angry evacuees

          KORIYAMA, Fukushima--"Why don't you try living here!" "Tell us when we can go home!"

          http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110423002140.htm
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          Asahi com(REUTERS)

          Human cost of nuclear power too high-German minister

          BERLIN--Nuclear energy may appear cheap at first glance, but the potential human costs of atomic power make it unaffordable over the long term, German Environment Minister Norbert Roettgen said in comments released on April 22. ....

          http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104230230.html

          N. Korea hints at allowing nuke monitors in

          North Korea recently suggested to member countries of the six-party talks that it is ready to accept monitors from the International Atomic Energy Agency, sources said. ...

          http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104230227.html

          Radioactivity level in contaminated seawater approaches record high

          The level of radioactivity from contaminated water that leaked into the sea from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant is close to the highest levels ever recorded....

          http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104230223.html

          Fukushima crisis initially categorized as 'incident,' not accident

          Officials of the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) initially did not believe that events at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant after the March 11 Great East Japan Earthquake were serious enough to be categorized as an accident....

          http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104230229.html

          Japan readies own robot to probe crippled nuclear plant

          Recognized as the world leader in robotic technology, Japan will finally deploy its own robot at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant after relying on U.S.-made versions to do all the work.....

          http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104240109.html
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          Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

          Periodic health checkups mulled for Fukushima residents

          FUKUSHIMA (kyodo) -- The Fukushima prefectural government is considering implementing regular health checkups of its residents, while examining the health of children in the long term, in the wake of the nuclear emergency there, its officials said Saturday.....

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

          Families struggle to identify bodies left abandoned near nuke plant for a month

          SOMA, Fukushima -- Families of tsunami victims are having a hard time identifying their loved ones after bodies were left abandoned at a deserted evacuation zone near the troubled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant for over a month after the March 11 disaster due to radiation fears.....
          snap20110424153153.jpg
          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na024000c.html

          41% of local gov'ts undecided on future of nuclear power plants

          TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Of 46 local governments hosting or located close to current and future nuclear power plants in Japan, 41 percent said they will await further public and government discussions before deciding on their stance toward the future of atomic power plants in their respective neighborhoods, a Kyodo News poll showed Saturday.....

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

          Gov't to help TEPCO pay for nuke crisis damages if survival at risk

          TOKYO (kyodo) -- The government is arranging to help Tokyo Electric Power Co. pay for damages incurred from the nuclear accident at its Fukushima Daiichi power plant if it comes to a point where the company's survival is at risk due to ballooning compensation costs, government sources said Saturday.....

          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm014000c.html

          Workers locked in battle at Fukushima, exposure to radiation rising

          TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Workers at a nuclear power plant damaged by last month's earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan's northeast continued battling to deal with radioactive water Saturday as their exposure to radiation is constantly increasing.....

          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm015000c.html

          Japan, China, S. Korea trade ministers meet over quake, investment

          TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The trade ministers of Japan, China and South Korea met Sunday in Tokyo for discussions on issues including the impact of Japan's March 11 killer earthquake and a trilateral pact currently under negotiation to facilitate investment.....

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

          Workers locked in battle at Fukushima, exposure to radiation rising

          TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Workers at a nuclear power plant damaged by last month's earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan's northeast continued battling to deal with radioactive water Saturday as their exposure to radiation is constantly increasing....

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

          Highly Radioactive Rubble Removed at Fukushima No. 3 Reactor

          Fukushima, April 23 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> said Saturday that it has removed rubble tainted with a radiation dose of 900 millisieverts per hour from a site near the building that housed the No. 3 reactor of the company's crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station. ....

          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011042400003

          Fukushima to Cull Dying Animals in No-Entry Zone

          Fukushima, April 24 (Jiji Press)--Fukushima Prefecture said Sunday it will cull dying domestic animals left unattended in the no-entry zone in the radiation crisis-hit northeastern prefecture.....

          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011042400085
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          Sankei news

          map of radiation levels

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          • #6
            Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - April 21 +

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

            4/25 15:00 PM
            snap20110425150154.jpg

            NHK

            Heat exchanger for No1 reactor considered

            The Tokyo Electric Power Company is thinking about setting up a heat exchanger to hasten the full-scale recovery of the cooling system at the Number 1 reactor of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant....

            Monday, April 25, 2011 06:00 +0900 (JST)
            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/25_02.html

            Park use limited in Fukushima

            The prefectural government of Fukushima has for the first time placed a limit on the use of 5 public parks in the prefecture to one hour a day due to high levels of radiation....
            25_10_v_s.jpg
            Monday, April 25, 2011 09:45 +0900 (JST)
            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/25_10.html

            Monitoring rising temperatures

            The operator of the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is carefully monitoring the situation at the Number 4 spent fuel pool, where the water temperature is rising despite increased injections of cooling water.....

            Monday, April 25, 2011 12:04 +0900 (JST)
            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/25_12.html

            Fukushima Daiichi: rewire to avoid blackout

            Workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant are scheduled to rewire the power supply later on Monday. This is to prevent a blackout and ensure that cooling of the reactors will continue even if the plant is hit by another strong quake or tsunami....

            Monday, April 25, 2011 12:08 +0900 (JST)
            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/25_13.html

            Kan: DPJ's defeat not linked to disaster measures

            Prime Minister Naoto Kan says his governing Democratic Party's setbacks in Sunday's nationwide local elections are not linked to his handling of the March 11 disasters and the nuclear crisis.....

            Monday, April 25, 2011 12:28 +0900 (JST)
            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/25_15.html

            Abandoned farm animals

            Fukushima Prefecture has launched an operation to euthanize some of the animals left in the 20-kilometer no-entry zone around the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.....
            h.jpg
            Monday, April 25, 2011 14:02 +0900 (JST)
            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/25_18.html

            Fukushima restricts park use

            Fukushima Prefecture is restricting the use of 5 of its public parks due to high levels of radiation, causing concerns among nearby residents and park visitors....

            Monday, April 25, 2011 15:16 +0900 (JST)
            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/25_19.html

            Rewiring starts at Fukushima Daiichi

            Tokyo Electric Power Company is rewiring the power grid at its Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant to secure the electricity supply in case of another strong quake.....

            Monday, April 25, 2011 16:52 +0900 (JST)
            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/25_21.html

            Panel to study better ways to check radiation

            A health ministry panel is studying more effective ways to measure radiation levels in tap water to ensure its safety.....

            Monday, April 25, 2011 17:30 +0900 (JST)
            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/25_23.html

            First all-out search near Fukushima plant

            Police conducted their first full-scale search for victims of the March 11th disaster in Futaba Town in Fukushima Prefecture, where part of the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is located.....

            Monday, April 25, 2011 20:57 +0900 (JST)
            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/25_26.html

            TEPCO to cut manager salaries to secure funds

            The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant will implement deep salary cuts for management to help fund its compensation payments for the nuclear accident....

            Monday, April 25, 2011 21:59 +0900 (JST)
            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/25_25.html
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            Yomiuri online

            Atmospheric radiation leak underestimated

            Data released by the government indicates radioactive material was leaking into the atmosphere from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in early April in greater quantities than previously estimated.....

            http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/20110424dy04.htm

            Movers turn away evacuees / People told to relocate get cold shoulder from moving firms

            FUKUSHIMA--Many residents in Fukushima Prefecture who have been told to prepare for evacuation have been refused service by moving companies, it has been learned....

            http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110424002266.htm
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            Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

            TEPCO's contamination map shows radiation levels at 150 plant areas

            TOKYO (kyodo) -- A contamination survey map drawn up by Tokyo Electric Power Co. shows the radiation levels at about 150 locations inside the utility's damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, according to information obtained Saturday by Kyodo News....

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

            Anti-nuclear plant candidates secure some seats in local elections

            TOKYO (kyodo) -- A number of opponents of nuclear power plants won seats in the assemblies of host municipalities in Sunday's nationwide local elections in the wake of the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi complex, including one candidate who drew the largest number of votes in his town.....

            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm006000c.html

            Gov't to review system to ensure safety at nuclear plants: Kan

            Tokyo (Kyodo) -- Prime Minister Naoto Kan said Monday the government will review the system for ensuring safety at atomic power plants in Japan in view of the ongoing nuclear crisis at a plant in Fukushima Prefecture....

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

            Gov't bans shipment of shiitake mushrooms from city in Fukushima

            TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The government on Monday banned shipment of shiitake mushrooms grown outdoors in Motomiya, Fukushima Prefecture, after detecting excessive radiation levels in the produce, its top spokesman Yukio Edano said.....

            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm050000c.html

            Anti-nuclear plant candidate Hosaka wins Setagaya Ward mayoral race

            Former Social Democratic Party (SDP) legislator Nobuto Hosaka has won Tokyo's Setagaya Ward mayoral race after running on an anti-nuclear power platform.....

            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na008000c.html

            Fukushima Pref. to cull dying livestock in 20-km radius of nuke plant

            FUKUSHIMA (Kyodo) -- Six Fukushima prefectural government workers dressed in protective outfits went into the no-entry zone within a 20-kilometer radius of the crisis-hit nuclear power plant in the northeastern Japanese prefecture Monday to begin work to cull starving livestock.....

            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm066000c.html

            Gov't endorses TEPCO's estimates on radioactive leak into sea

            TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The government's nuclear safety agency on Monday endorsed a report by Tokyo Electric Power Co. estimating radioactive substances 20,000 times the allowable annual limit were carried into the Pacific Ocean by contaminated water leaking from the crisis-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in early April....

            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm067000c.html

            Gov't decides specifics of nuke crisis evacuees' brief hometown visits

            TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The government has decided on the specifics of brief visits by evacuees to their homes within a 20-kilometer radius of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, including allowing them to stay within the zone for up to five hours, officials said Monday.....

            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm068000c.html

            Continued radiation leaks from crippled nuke plant pose serious threat

            Continued radiation leaks from the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant, which was damaged by an earthquake-triggered massive tsunami, pose a serious threat to the areas around the crippled power station.....

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

            Russian nuclear scientist says Fukushima disaster was predictable

            MOSCOW -- A Russian nuclear scientist who took part in emergency responses to the 1986 Chernobyl disaster finds one thing in common between what Japanese and former Soviet Union authorities used to say -- their nuclear power plants were absolutely safe.....

            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na023000c.html
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            Jiji press

            Govt Bans Shipments of Shiitake from Motomiya, Fukushima

            Tokyo, April 25 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government on Monday instructed a ban on shipments of "shiitake" mushrooms grown outdoors in Motomiya, Fukushima Prefecture, as radioactive materials above safety limits have been detected in the product.....

            http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011042500351

            N-Plant Evacuees' Temporary Home Visits to Come after Holidays

            Tokyo, April 25 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan said Monday that people forced to evacuate due to the nuclear crisis at a crippled power plant in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, will likely be able to make temporary returns to their homes after the coming Golden Week holidays.....

            http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011042500564

            Japan to Ask for ADB Cooperation against Radiation Rumors

            Tokyo, April 25 (Jiji Press)--Japan will ask for cooperation from other Asian Development Bank members to prevent unfounded rumors about radiation risks from hurting exports of Japanese products, Japanese officials said Monday....

            http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011042500699

            (Update) Fukushima N-Plant Evacuees' Temporary Home Visits to Come after Holidays

            Tokyo, April 25 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan said Monday that people forced to evacuate due to the nuclear crisis will likely be able to make temporary returns to their homes after the coming Golden Week holidays.....

            http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011042500874

            Ibaraki Farmers to Seek 1.8-B.-Yen Damages over Radiation

            Mito, Ibaraki Pref., April 25 (Jiji Press)--A group of agricultural and dairy producers in the eastern Japan prefecture of Ibaraki will demand that Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> pay 1,846 million yen in damages in total over radiation leaks from the crippled nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture, north of Ibaraki....

            http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011042500915
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            Sankei news

            use of these parks is now restricted to one hour a day


            Ukedo, Namie town, 10 km away from F1
            4/14

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            • #7
              Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - April 21 +

              http://blogs.forbes.com/jeffmcmahon/...cluding-risks/
              French Plan To Clean Fukushima?s Radioactive Water Detailed ? Including Risks
              Jeff McMahon
              Apr. 25 2011 - 9:35 am

              The process a French firm will use to clean Fukushima?s radioactive water has been blamed for a leukemia cluster in France and for polluted beaches and irradiated waters from the English Channel to the Arctic Sea.

              Areva SA has promised to remove up to 99.99 percent of the radioactive contaminants in 67,500 tons of water flooding the crippled Fukushima-Dai-ichi nuclear plant. It will use a co-precipitation method employed at its La Hague nuclear fuel reprocessing facility in Normandy.

              That process has been documented in detail by a French nuclear expert and by the U.S. government, which has shunned France?s fuel reprocessing method because of ?a nonproliferation concern and environmental concerns,? in the words of Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko.....
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              • #8
                Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - April 21 +

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

                4/26 18:00 PM


                Medvedev: Chernobyl taught need for transparency

                Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says the Chernobyl accident taught the importance of transparency in operating nuclear power plants.....

                Tuesday, April 26, 2011 07:53 +0900 (JST)
                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/26_04.html

                Remembering Chernobyl 25 years on

                A memorial was held in Ukraine on Tuesday to mark 25 years since the Chernobyl disaster....

                Tuesday, April 26, 2011 07:53 +0900 (JST)
                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/26_05.html

                Anti-nuclear plant rally in Vienna

                In Austria, more than 2,000 people rallied against nuclear power plants to mark the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl accident....

                Tuesday, April 26, 2011 07:53 +0900 (JST)
                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/26_06.html

                Radioactive water in No.3 and 4 reactors rises

                The operator of the disaster-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says the level of radioactive water has risen in the Number 3 and Number 4 reactors.....

                Tuesday, April 26, 2011 07:54 +0900 (JST)
                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/26_03.html

                Fukushima Daiichi plant rewired

                Tokyo Electric Power Company has rewired the power grid at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to secure a supply of electricity in case of another strong quake.....

                Tuesday, April 26, 2011 07:54 +0900 (JST)
                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/25_28.html

                Newspaper apologizes over Snow White cartoon

                The International Herald Tribune has apologized for publishing a cartoon that depicts Snow White looking skeptically at an old woman offering her an apple and asking, "Do you come from Japan?"....
                26_09_v_s.jpg
                Tuesday, April 26, 2011 09:59 +0900 (JST)
                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/26_09.html

                Govt was unaware of hydrogen explosion risk

                An advisor to Prime Minister Naoto Kan says no one in the government knew of the risk of a hydrogen explosion in the initial stages of the emergency at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant......

                Tuesday, April 26, 2011 10:45 +0900 (JST)
                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/26_10.html

                Official: Fukushima radiation release falling

                Japan's Nuclear Safety Commission estimates the amount of radioactive release from the Fukushima Daiichi power plant at around 1 terabecquerels per hour as of Sunday. A government advisor says he thinks the amount is gradually falling.....

                Tuesday, April 26, 2011 12:50 +0900 (JST)
                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/26_11.html

                TEPCO begins initial compensation payments

                The operator of the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has begun initial compensation payments to people forced to evacuate their homes to avoid radiation leaking from the plant.....

                Tuesday, April 26, 2011 14:14 +0900 (JST)
                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/26_20.html

                School topsoil to be removed in Fukushima

                The city of Koriyama in Fukushima Prefecture plans to remove radiation-tainted topsoil from school grounds to allow children to resume outdoor activities.....

                Tuesday, April 26, 2011 14:27 +0900 (JST)
                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/26_19.html

                Ambassador stresses safety of Japanese foods

                Japan's ambassador to Thailand has stressed the safety of Japanese food, and urged the Thai government not to overreact to reports of radiation....

                Tuesday, April 26, 2011 16:46 +0900 (JST)
                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/26_25.html

                Resin spraying starts at nuclear plant

                At the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant, workers have begun spraying a chemical hardening agent to prevent the spreading of radioactive dust.....

                Tuesday, April 26, 2011 18:34 +0900 (JST)
                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/26_29.html

                TEPCO to fill No.1 reactor with water

                The operator of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has checked the interior of the No.1 reactor for leaks, before increasing the level of water in order to cool the fuel rods.....

                Tuesday, April 26, 2011 19:01 +0900 (JST)
                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/26_31.html

                Governor inspects Onagawa nuclear power plant

                Officials of the Miyagi prefectural government have conducted safety checks at Onagawa nuclear power plant, which shut down automatically following the March 11th earthquake and tsunami.....

                Tuesday, April 26, 2011 19:27 +0900 (JST)
                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/26_35.html

                Chernobyl activist visits Japan on anniversary

                The representative of a group that supports survivors of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident has called on Japan to remember the disaster.....

                Tuesday, April 26, 2011 19:27 +0900 (JST)
                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/26_34.html

                Radioactive water carried from No.2 reactor

                The operator of the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has said it is giving top priority to transferring highly contaminated water from the No.2 reactor.....

                Tuesday, April 26, 2011 19:27 +0900 (JST)
                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/26_30.html

                Fukushima farmers protest near TEPCO headquarters

                Farmers affected by the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have demanded that its operator put it under control and compensate them as soon as possible....

                Tuesday, April 26, 2011 19:57 +0900 (JST)
                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/26_32.html

                Ukraine and Russia mark 25 years since Chernobyl

                The leaders of Ukraine and Russia are to call for increased efforts to prevent recurrence of nuclear accidents at a ceremony for the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.....

                Tuesday, April 26, 2011 19:57 +0900 (JST)
                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/26_33.html

                Governors demand transparency on Fukushima case

                Governors of Japanese prefectures that host nuclear power plants and facilities are demanding the full publication of information about the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi plant.....

                Tuesday, April 26, 2011 20:04 +0900 (JST)
                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/26_36.html
                ________________
                Yomiuri online

                Map details radiation at N-plant site

                Tokyo Electric Power Co. has released to the public for the first time a map of its Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant that shows results of a survey of radiation levels at the site......
                DY20110426113913225L0.jpg
                http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110425003601.htm
                ______________
                Asahi com

                5,000 protest in Shibuya against nuclear power generation

                About 5,000 citizens rallied against nuclear power in Shibuya on April 24, reflecting the increasing concerns about the energy source following the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant accident. ....
                snap20110426214755.jpg
                http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104250122.html

                Anti-nuke candidates win seats, even in plant areas

                In nationwide local elections on April 24, many candidates opposed to nuclear power captured seats in assemblies in areas that host nuclear power plants, a sign that the winds of support may have shifted against the nuclear power industry. .....

                http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104250124.html

                High radiation levels detected at Fukushima grounds a month after explosions

                High levels of radiation were detected on the grounds of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant one month after hydrogen explosions spewed radioactive materials, according to Tokyo Electric Power Co.....

                http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104250130.html

                TEPCO filling containment vessels; experts raise doubts

                Tokyo Electric Power Co. started the unprecedented and potentially risky measure of allowing water to flood the containment vessels of three troubled reactors at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, company sources said. ....

                http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104250125.html
                __________________
                Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

                Families want answers after 45 people died following evacuation from Fukushima hospital

                OKUMA, Fukushima -- Nearly 45 people out of some 440 patients and workers at a hospital here are estimated to have died while or after being evacuated following the accident at the tsunami-hit Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant......


                ■福島第1原発 = Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant
                3/14 Evacuation Route
                3/15 Evacuation Route
                20110426k0000m040151000p_size8.jpg
                http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/news/...na006000c.html

                Fukushima city to seek reconstruction ideas from around globe

                TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The mayor of Minamisoma in Fukushima Prefecture expressed his desire Monday to create an international forum in the city for firms and people from all over the world to contribute their expertise on how to tackle nuclear issues as well as alternative energy development.....

                http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm003000c.html

                Nuke crisis evacuees to start hometown visits from May

                TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Prime Minister Naoto Kan said Monday he expects evacuees to start making brief visits to their homes within a 20-kilometer radius of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant after the Golden Week holidays through May 8.....

                http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm004000c.html

                Most Japanese reactors yet to have enough backups for stable cooling

                TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Most nuclear reactors in Japan would fail to achieve a stable condition in the event that all regular power sources are lost, even though plant operators have prepared new backup power sources as well as electric generators following the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Kyodo News found Monday.....

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

                Japanese NGOs seek nuke-free society on 25th anniv. of Chernobyl

                TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A group of 87 nongovernmental organizations in Japan reiterated calls to achieve a nuclear-free society on Tuesday, the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, at a time when the worst nuclear crisis since is continuing at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant.....

                http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm019000c.html

                Newspaper expresses regret over cartoon about Japan's nuke emergency

                TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The International Herald Tribune on Monday expressed its regret over publishing a cartoon in which Snow White, carrying a newspaper with the headline "Japan nuclear radiation," asks an old woman offering an apple if she comes from Japan.....

                http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm022000c.html

                Adviser to Kan admits lack of communication with TEPCO during nuke plant crisis

                Goshi Hosono, a special adviser to Prime Minister Naoto Kan, acknowledged at a news conference on April 25 that the government and Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) did not fully communicate with each other in the initial phase of the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant......

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

                Farmers' group to request over 1.8 billion yen in compensation from TEPCO

                MITO -- A group representing farmers who suffered losses because of radiation fears caused by the Fukushima nuclear crisis estimated the farmers' losses at over 1.8 billion yen -- an amount that could rise as other factors are included -- and will request that amount in compensation from the plant's operator, the group decided at its first meeting here on April 25.....

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

                Gov't, TEPCO under fire as they hold first joint news conference since disaster

                The secretariat for the nuclear disaster countermeasures head office comprised of the government and Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) held their first joint news conference on April 25 by bringing together the plant operator, the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency, the Nuclear Safety Commission of Japan and other parties concerned.....

                http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na008000c.html

                ASDF aircraft deployed to carry TEPCO chief on day of disaster

                TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. President Masataka Shimizu boarded an Air Self-Defense Force plane on the day of the March 11 earthquake to return the company's Tokyo headquarters from a business trip, but the plane returned to its base in Aichi Prefecture shortly after takeoff to be used for rescue activities, government officials said Tuesday.....

                http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm085000c.html

                Japan drawing on Chernobyl lesson in dealing with Fukushima: Edano

                TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Faced with the ongoing nuclear crisis in Fukushima, Japan is drawing on lessons learnt in the aftermath of the 1986 Chernobyl blast, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said Tuesday, on the 25th anniversary of the incident.....

                http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm086000c.html

                Nuke agency says water may be leaking from No. 1 reactor container

                TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The government's nuclear agency said Tuesday that water may be leaking from the No. 1 reactor container of the crisis-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, and that remote-controlled robots are expected to check the situation inside the reactor building.....

                http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm087000c.html

                High concentration of radioactive water found in Fukushima's No. 4 reactor

                A concentration of radioactive water in the basement of the No. 4 reactor's turbine building at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant became abnormally high, reaching a maximum of 250 times normal monthly levels, according to Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) on April 26......

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

                snap20110426220131.jpg
                ___________________
                Jiji press

                Miyagi Pref. Inspects Onagawa N-Power Plant

                Onagawa, Miyagi Pref., April 26 (Jiji Press)--The prefectural government of Miyagi conducted an on-site inspection Tuesday of Tohoku Electric Power Co.'s <9506> Onagawa nuclear power station, which was hit by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. ....

                http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011042600335

                Tokyo Electric to Boost Water Injection into N-Reactor

                Fukushima, April 26 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> said Tuesday that it will boost the amount of water injected into the No. 1 reactor at its crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant on a test basis on Wednesday....

                http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011042600428

                Tokyo Electric Starts N-Crisis Compensation Payments

                Tokyo, April 26 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> on Tuesday started paying provisional compensation to citizens affected by the nuclear crisis at the firm's Fukushima No. 1 power plant. ....

                http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011042600451

                (Update) Miyagi Pref. Inspects Onagawa N-Power Plant

                Onagawa, Miyagi Pref., April 26 (Jiji Press)--The Miyagi prefectural government conducted an on-site inspection Tuesday of Tohoku Electric Power Co.'s <9506> Onagawa nuclear power station, which was damaged by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. .....

                http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011042600537

                Govt Delayed Tokyo Electric Head's Return to Tokyo on March 11

                Tokyo, April 26 (Jiji Press)--The government caused Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> President Masataka Shimizu to delay his return to Tokyo on March 11, Defense Ministry sources said Tuesday.....

                http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011042600673

                Russia to Propose Nuke Safety Measures at G-8 Summit

                Moscow, April 26 (Jiji Press)--Russia will propose a set of measures to bolster nuclear power plant safety when it meets with its Group of Eight counterparts next month in France, President Dmitry Medvedev said Tuesday.....

                http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011042600860

                Japan Eyes Legislation to Help Nuke Accident Sufferers

                Tokyo, April 26 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government may possibly propose legislation to help people affected by the nuclear accident in Fukushima Prefecture, its top spokesman said Tuesday.....

                http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011042600931

                (Update) Tokyo Electric to Boost Water Injection into N-Reactor

                Fukushima, April 26 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> said Tuesday that it will double the amount of water injected into the No. 1 reactor at its crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant on a test basis on Wednesday. ....

                http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011042600978
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                Sankei news

                village meeting at Iitate village, Fukushima pref

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                • #9
                  Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - April 21 +

                  http://imarketnews.com/node/29923
                  Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 20:28
                  Japan Quake: TEPCO to Flood Reactors In Cooling Efforts

                  .....

                  The decision came after two unmanned U.S. robots examined the No. 1 reactor building and found no noticeable leakage.

                  But Hidehiko Nishiyama, deputy director-general of the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency, warned that the new efforts may increase the overall weight of the containment vessels and other facilities, making it more vulnerable in the event of major aftershocks.

                  ......

                  In another development, TEPCO said there might be a leakage from the spent nuclear fuel pool at the No. 4 reactor building, judging from the estimated amount of water injected and staying there.

                  ......

                  The Japan Meteorological Agency has warned of aftershocks in a wider area, as the epicenter of the recent earthquake has shifted from offshore to inland points.....
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                  • #10
                    Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - April 21 +

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

                    4/27 18:00 PM
                    image_org(3).jpg

                    NHK

                    India to set up a nuclear safety body

                    The Indian government has decided to set up an independent body for nuclear safety as people are anxious about nuclear power plants in the country following last month's nuclear disaster in Japan.....

                    Wednesday, April 27, 2011 06:29 +0900 (JST)
                    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/27_03.html

                    Ban Ki Moon calls for nuclear safety

                    United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has called for nuclear safety at a special meeting to mark the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster....

                    Wednesday, April 27, 2011 06:29 +0900 (JST)
                    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/27_05.html

                    Medvedev proposes nuclear plant safeguards

                    Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has called for new international rules to increase the safeguards for nuclear power generation.....

                    Wednesday, April 27, 2011 07:21 +0900 (JST)
                    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/27_08.html

                    Water may be leaking from No. 4 reactor fuel pool

                    The operator of the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says water may be leaking from the spent fuel pool of the No. 4 reactor.....

                    Wednesday, April 27, 2011 09:05 +0900 (JST)
                    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/27_09.html

                    Science ministry releases Fukushima radiation map

                    Japan's science ministry has for the first time released a map projecting estimated cumulative radiation exposure near the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant....

                    Wednesday, April 27, 2011 10:38 +0900 (JST)
                    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/27_10.html

                    Japan: Please don't overreact

                    Japan's UN Ambassador Tsuneo Nishida has asked other countries not to overreact to risks associated with the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident.....

                    Wednesday, April 27, 2011 11:35 +0900 (JST)
                    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/27_13.html

                    Woman at nuke plant exposed to excess radiation

                    A woman working at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant was found to have been exposed to radiation of more than 3 times the legal safety limit.....

                    Wednesday, April 27, 2011 14:31 +0900 (JST)
                    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/27_18.html

                    Radioactive topsoil removed from school grounds

                    Workers are removing radiation-tainted topsoil from school grounds in the northeastern Japanese city of Koriyama. The city is about 50 kilometers from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.....
                    27_19_v_s.jpg
                    Wednesday, April 27, 2011 14:41 +0900 (JST)
                    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/27_19.html

                    Kan: Fishery will be compensated for nuke damage

                    Prime Minister Naoto Kan says the government will ensure that fishermen receive payment for damages resulting from the release of relatively low radiation-contaminated water into the sea.....

                    Wednesday, April 27, 2011 15:03 +0900 (JST)
                    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/27_21.html

                    Radiation monitors delivered to Fukushima schools

                    The education board of Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, has handed out radiation monitors to local schools and kindergartens......

                    Wednesday, April 27, 2011 15:05 +0900 (JST)
                    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/27_20.html

                    TEPCO revises nuclear fuel damage ratios

                    The operator of the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in northeastern Japan has reassessed its estimates of fuel damage in reactors No.1 to No.3.....

                    Wednesday, April 27, 2011 18:36 +0900 (JST)
                    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/27_28.html

                    Anti-nuclear power plant rallies held in US

                    People in the United States have called for a review of the country's nuclear power policies on the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster in Ukraine.....

                    Wednesday, April 27, 2011 18:36 +0900 (JST)
                    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/27_27.html

                    Pendleton sends radiation monitors to Minamisoma

                    The city of Minamisoma near the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan has received radiation monitors from its US sister city.....

                    Wednesday, April 27, 2011 18:44 +0900 (JST)
                    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/27_31.html

                    TEPCO unveils plan to process contaminated water

                    Tokyo Electric Power Company has unveiled details of its plan to process radioactive wastewater at its damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.....
                    27_34_v_s.jpg
                    Wednesday, April 27, 2011 19:02 +0900 (JST)
                    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/27_34.html

                    TEPCO starts test for more water injection

                    Tokyo Electric Power Company has begun testing one of the damaged reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant to check its plan to submerge and cool the hot fuel rods.....
                    27_36_v_s.jpg
                    Wednesday, April 27, 2011 20:02 +0900 (JST)
                    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/27_36.html
                    _______________
                    Yomiuri online

                    Robot 'Quince' to investigate nuclear plant

                    A robot will be used to investigate hard-to-reach places at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, according to the head of robotics at the unified command headquarters dealing with the nuclear crisis.....

                    http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110426005026.htm

                    Radioactive material 'down to 1/100'

                    The amount of radioactive material emitted from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has decreased to about one-hundredth of the level recorded earlier this month, the Cabinet Office's Nuclear Safety Commission has said.....

                    http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110426005027.htm

                    TEPCO boss wanted use of SDF plane / Minister nixed March 11 plan to rush to HQ

                    Tokyo Electric Power Co. President Masataka Shimizu tried to fly to Tokyo from Aichi Prefecture on an Air Self-Defense Force airplane on March 11 after the massive earthquake that struck that day, but his permission to use the aircraft was revoked shortly after it took off, it has been learned.....

                    http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110426005409.htm
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                    Asahi com

                    Diet group to study shift from nuclear to natural energy

                    A group of Diet members studying ways to build a new Japan without nuclear power plants was formed on April 26. ....

                    http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104260123.html

                    Leaked Fukushima reactor's blueprint may be on Internet

                    A blueprint believed to be of the crippled No. 1 reactor of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, considered to have leaked from Tokyo Electric Power Co., was posted on the Internet, an apparent violation of its regulations on protection of nuclear materials. ....

                    http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104260122.html

                    Search for bodies continues near crippled Fukushima nuclear plant

                    Logs swept up by the March 11 tsunami remain skewered in toppled homes in the Nakano district of Futaba, Fukushima Prefecture. Crushed cars and furniture lie embedded in the rubble and debris that still cover wide areas of the town. .....
                    snap20110427215544.jpg
                    http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104260116.html

                    Authorities try to get their story straight over Fukushima

                    For the first time since the reactors at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant started to spiral out of control, all of the major organizations responding to the disaster appeared together at a joint news conference on April 25.....

                    http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104260119.html
                    __________________
                    Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

                    Fukushima city removing radioactive topsoil in schools

                    KORIYAMA (Kyodo) -- A city in Fukushima Prefecture started Wednesday to remove topsoil from playgrounds in its elementary and nursery schools, following radiation leaks from a crisis-hit nuclear power plant nearby.....

                    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm006000c.html

                    Japan will do 'utmost' to share Fukushima developments, envoy says

                    NEW YORK (Kyodo) -- Japan's Ambassador to the United Nations Tsuneo Nishida said Tuesday that his government will do its best to keep the international community updated on the latest developments at its crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station in a prompt and transparent fashion......

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

                    Ukrainian envoy wants Japan to seek int'l help over nuke crisis

                    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The Ukrainian ambassador to Japan stressed Tuesday that Japan should disclose all data and seek further international cooperation to deal with the ongoing nuclear crisis at a Fukushima plant, delivering one of the crucial lessons from the Chernobyl accident that happened exactly 25 years ago.....

                    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm009000c.html

                    Japan to check for radioactive contamination in livestock grass

                    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The government plans to check for radioactive contamination in grass for livestock in the eastern half of Japan to prevent contaminated beef or milk from entering the market amid the continuing crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, government officials said Tuesday.....

                    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm026000c.html

                    Brief reentry to Fukushima no-go zone to start during Golden Week

                    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Some evacuees from an off-limits area near the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant will be able to briefly visit their homes during the upcoming Golden Week holidays starting Friday, top government spokesman Yukio Edano said Wednesday......

                    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm027000c.html

                    Big tank may be set up under Fukushima plant to store tainted water

                    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Prime Minister Naoto Kan is considering setting up a big underground tank in the compound of the radiation-spewing Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant to prevent contaminated water from spilling into the sea, a fishery official said Wednesday.....

                    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm091000c.html

                    Tearful widow's plea part of 350-person protest in front of TEPCO headquarters

                    Around 350 Fukushima Prefecture farmers and other people gathered in front of the headquarters of the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) in Tokyo on April 26, demanding apologies and compensation for the ongoing nuclear crisis. Amongst them was a woman clutching a picture of her dead husband, who took his own life last month after the nuclear crisis hit.....

                    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na005000c.html

                    Female worker at nuke plant suffers radiation dose exceeding limit

                    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Wednesday that one of its female employees at the crisis-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was exposed to radiation doses exceeding three times the legal limit of 5 millisieverts in a three-month period, although she has not suffered any health problems.....

                    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm092000c.html

                    Planned evacuation of rest home residents in Fukushima village called into question

                    IITATE, Fukushima -- Controversy has arisen over the planned relocation of patients at a rest home in the Fukushima Prefecture village of Iitate, which is part of an expanded evacuation zone that the government designated in its handling of the crisis at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant......

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

                    Fukushima villagers launch organization demanding TEPCO, gov't pay compensation

                    IITATE, Fukushima -- Local residents here have launched an organization to demand the government and Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) pay compensation for the crisis at the tsunami-hit nuclear power plant and restore the radiation-contaminated soil to its original state......

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

                    High levels of radiation in areas near nuclear plant foreseen for a year

                    The Japanese government unveiled a map of radioactive contamination on April 26, predicting residents in areas near the troubled nuclear power plant could be exposed to radiation far greater than permissible levels.....

                    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na015000c.html
                    ___________________
                    Jiji press

                    Removal of Radiation-Tainted Soil Begins at Fukushima Schools

                    Koriyama, Fukushima Pref., April 27 (Jiji Press)--The city of Koriyama in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, on Wednesday started work to remove radiation-contaminated soil from the playgrounds of nursery, elementary and junior high schools. ....

                    http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011042700416

                    Fukushima N-Plant Evacuees' Home Visits Likely during Holidays

                    Tokyo, April 27 (Jiji Press)--Residents who have been forced to evacuate due to the nuclear safety crisis in northeastern Japan will likely be allowed to make brief returns to their homes during the forthcoming holidays at the earliest, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said Wednesday......

                    http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011042700453

                    Tokyo Electric Female Worker Overexposed to Radiation

                    Fukushima, April 27 (Jiji Press)--A female employee of Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> at its crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has been exposed to more radiation dose than legally allowed, the company said Wednesday. ....

                    http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011042700523

                    Tokyo Electric Starts Work to Fill N-Reactor with Water

                    Fukushima, April 27 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> on Wednesday started work to fill the No. 1 reactor of its crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant with fresh water, a key step in the firm's roadmap for putting the nuclear crisis under control. ....

                    http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011042700617

                    Rokkasho N-Fuel Plant to Have More Emergency Generators

                    Aomori, April 27 (Jiji Press)--Japan Nuclear Fuel Ltd. is planning to increase the number of emergency diesel generators at its spent nuclear fuel reprocessing complex in the village of Rokkasho in Aomori Prefecture, President Yoshihiko Kawai said Wednesday. ....

                    http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011042700641

                    Tokyo Electric Corrects Fuel Rod Damage Data

                    Tokyo, April 27 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> said Wednesday that it has corrected data on damage to fuel rods at reactors of its crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan. .....

                    http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011042700683

                    Mitsubishi Heavy Develops Forklift Protected against Radiation

                    Tokyo, April 27 (Jiji Press)--Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. <7011> said Wednesday it has developed a heavy-duty forklift with a cabin impervious to radiation. ....

                    http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011042700899

                    Radioactive Water Treatment at Fukushima N-Plant to Start in June

                    Tokyo, April 27 (Jiji Press)--Workers will start decontaminating radioactive water at a crippled nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan in June, government officials said Wednesday.....

                    http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011042701126
                    _______________________
                    Sankei news

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                    • #11
                      Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - April 21 +

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

                      4/28 18:00 PM
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                      4/28 19:00 PM, lighting at unit3 or unit4?

                      http://www.tepco.co.jp/nu/f1-np/camera/

                      NHK

                      TEPCO to rid 200,000 tons of radioactive water

                      The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says it aims to begin disposing of highly radioactive water starting in June....

                      Thursday, April 28, 2011 04:02 +0900 (JST)
                      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/28_04.html

                      TEPCO: Water isn't leaking from No. 4 reactor pool

                      Tokyo Electric Power Company now says it is unlikely that water is leaking from the spent fuel rod pool of the Fukushima Daiichi power plant's No.4 reactor....

                      Thursday, April 28, 2011 04:02 +0900 (JST)
                      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/28_05.html

                      Japan explains its food safety in Thailand

                      Japan has explained its food safety measures to Thai officials. This follows increasing concerns over radioactive materials contaminating Japanese food caused by the leak at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.....

                      Thursday, April 28, 2011 04:02 +0900 (JST)
                      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/28_01.html

                      AREVA unveils water processing facility

                      French nuclear energy company Areva has shown footage of a technology for decontaminating radioactive water, which will be used at the Fukushima power plant.....

                      Thursday, April 28, 2011 07:52 +0900 (JST)
                      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/28_06.html

                      Radiation detected in Fukushima fish, vegetable

                      Radioactivity exceeding safety limits has been detected in fish and spinach from Fukushima Prefecture, where the battle to stabilize a disaster-hit nuclear power plant continues.....

                      Thursday, April 28, 2011 07:59 +0900 (JST)
                      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/28_09.html

                      TEPCO worker may have inhaled radioactive material

                      The Tokyo Electric Power Company says a female employee who was exposed to radiation levels of more than 3 times the safety limit at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant may have inhaled radioactive substances when indoors......

                      Thursday, April 28, 2011 10:48 +0900 (JST)
                      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/28_18.html

                      US think tank: N.Korea building nuclear reactor

                      A US think tank says North Korea is apparently building an experimental light water reactor at a nuclear complex in Nyongbyon.....

                      Thursday, April 28, 2011 13:57 +0900 (JST)
                      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/28_21.html

                      Govt submits 1st extra budget for reconstruction

                      Japan's government has submitted to the Diet a supplementary budget draft to finance reconstruction of areas hit by the March 11th earthquake and tsunami.....

                      Thursday, April 28, 2011 17:40 +0900 (JST)
                      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/28_32.html

                      Reassessment on nuclear power plants'quake-safety

                      Japan's Nuclear Safety Commission has asked the government to reassess the quake-resistance of the country's nuclear power plants.....

                      Thursday, April 28, 2011 19:05 +0900 (JST)

                      TEPCO continues test for water injection

                      One of the damaged reactors at the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is being checked to assess the feasibility of a plan to submerge and cool the hot fuel rods by July.....

                      Thursday, April 28, 2011 19:40 +0900 (JST)
                      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/28_34.html

                      Radioactive level halved at reactor water intake

                      The operator of the quake-damaged nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan says levels of radioactive iodine in seawater samples taken near one of the plant's crippled reactors are down by more than half from the previous day.....

                      Thursday, April 28, 2011 20:15 +0900 (JST)
                      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/28_36.html

                      Operator expects Hamaoka reactor to reopen in July

                      A nuclear power company in central Japan has released its earnings projection in the business year through March, with a view to restarting one of its reactors in July.....

                      Thursday, April 28, 2011 22:09 +0900 (JST)
                      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/28_39.html

                      Germany holds open debate on nuclear power

                      An open debate is underway in Germany about the use of nuclear power there......

                      Thursday, April 28, 2011 22:09 +0900 (JST)
                      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/28_38.html

                      Govt to set up nuclear accident probe committee

                      Prime Minister Naoto Kan says his government will set up an independent committee by mid-May to investigate the ongoing nuclear crisis....

                      Thursday, April 28, 2011 22:09 +0900 (JST)
                      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/28_40.html
                      ________________
                      Yomiuri online

                      Rules near N-plant put doctors in tight spot

                      Residents of Fukushima Prefecture near a crippled nuclear power plant are having a hard time getting treatment in hospitals and even having their lives put in danger by government rules that have disrupted the area's medical system......
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                      http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110427006007.htm

                      Schools wary of the outdoors / Even if radiation levels low, some Fukushima students kept inside

                      FUKUSHIMA--Some schools in Fukushima are refusing to let their students venture outdoors even though radiation levels in their school yards do not exceed government safety standards.....
                      snap20110428214351.jpg
                      http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110427006549.htm
                      ________________
                      Asahi com

                      Farm animals starving to death in 20-km evacuation zone

                      Corpses of cattle, hogs and chickens have been left rotting in barns within the 20-kilometer evacuation zone of the hobbled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, a veterinarian said. .....
                      snap20110428214518.jpg
                      http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104270136.html

                      Updated radiation map shows fewer areas above evacuation standard

                      The science ministry's updated map of expected levels of accumulated radiation in Fukushima Prefecture showed slightly fewer areas around the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant that fit the criteria for evacuation......

                      http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104270127.html

                      Farmers demand Fukushima compensation but obstacles remain

                      Farmers demanding compensation for the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant paraded cattle in front of Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s headquarters as bankers and business executives worked quietly behind the scenes to limit the company's liabilities. ....

                      http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104270132.html

                      Disaster rekindles doubts about courts' nuclear plant rulings

                      The ongoing crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has renewed criticism of rulings on the safety of nuclear facilities handed down by the nation's courts. .....

                      http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104270145.html
                      __________________
                      Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

                      Russia's Far East lifts radiation alert over Japan's nuke plant

                      TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The governor of Russia's Pacific Maritime region said Wednesday the region has lifted an alert issued in the wake of an accident at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.....

                      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm001000c.html

                      Malaysia eases rules for importing Japanese food

                      TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Malaysia began relaxing Wednesday its ruling regarding the importation of food from Japan as fear of massive radiation released from an earthquake-hit nuclear plant subsides....

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

                      Long-term health survey mulled for people near Fukushima nuke plant

                      TOKYO (Kyodo) -- An association comprising institutions and universities specializing in the research of radiation effects is considering conducting long-term health investigations on residents near the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, sources close to the matter said Wednesday......

                      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm006000c.html

                      Japan to scrap workers' annual radiation dose limit at normal times

                      TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The health ministry plans to scrap the annual radiation dose limit for nuclear power plant workers at normal times for the meantime to secure enough workers for maintenance and checkups of nuclear power plants other than the crisis-hit Fukushima power station, sources close to the matter said Wednesday.....

                      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm009000c.html

                      Task force plans cleanup and recycling system for radioactive water

                      The government's special task force dealing with the ongoing nuclear crisis said it plans to introduce a cleanup and recycling system for the highly radioactive water piling up at the disaster-hit Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant by the end of June.....

                      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na002000c.html

                      At least 45 residents still in evacuation zone around nuclear plant

                      Four days after the government designated a no-entry zone around the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant on April 22, at least 45 residents were still within the 20-kilometer radius area around the troubled reactors, the Mainichi has learned......

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

                      Many schools near nuclear plant remain closed, 12,000 children affected

                      The ongoing crisis at a nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan has forced a number of schools near the troubled site to remain closed, affecting about 12,000 children, according to the Fukushima Prefectural Board of Education....
                      snap20110428215550.jpg
                      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na006000c.html

                      Radiation level of 1,120 millisieverts per hour detected in damaged reactor building

                      A high radiation level of 1,120 millisieverts per hour was detected within the damaged No. 1 reactor building at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant when robots photographed the area on April 26, it has been learned....

                      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na007000c.html

                      Osaka governor vows to scrap nuclear power generation

                      OSAKA -- Osaka Gov. Toru Hashimoto said his government is moving toward abandoning nuclear power generation in the wake of the nuclear crisis at the disaster-crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant.....

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

                      Increased water injection into No. 1 reactor yields positive signs

                      TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The injection of increased amounts of coolant water into the damaged No. 1 reactor core at the crisis-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has yielded positive signs, with both the temperature and pressure inside the reactor vessel falling as expected, the government's nuclear agency said Thursday......
                      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm119000c.html

                      89-year-old woman dies after being moved 4 times in wake of tsunami, nuclear crisis

                      An elderly woman died after being moved four times to hospitals and other facilities in the wake of the March 11 earthquake, tsunami and ensuing nuclear crisis, it has been learned.....
                      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na014000c.html
                      ____________________
                      Jiji press

                      23 Schools around Fukushima N-Plant Still Unable to Reopen

                      Fukushima, April 28 (Jiji Press)--Of 54 elementary and junior high schools that have been closed in Fukushima Prefecture amid the nuclear crisis, 23 are still unable to reopen classes as their students have individually taken shelter in different areas, it was learned Thursday. ......

                      http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011042800537

                      Tokyo Electric Keeps Water Injection Amount Unchanged at N-Reactor

                      Fukushima, April 28 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> has decided to keep unchanged for a while the amount of water injected into the severely damaged No. 1 reactor of its Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, company officials said Thursday. .....

                      http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011042800559

                      Japan Panel Calls for Broad Compensation for Nuclear Damage

                      Tokyo, April 28 (Jiji Press)--A Japanese government panel on Thursday proposed that broad-based compensation be made to cover costs and damage caused by the ongoing nuclear crisis in Fukushima Prefecture, including evacuation-linked spending and mental distress. .....

                      http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011042800732
                      __________________
                      Sankei news

                      Futaba town, 4.5 km away from F1
                      4/25

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                      • #12
                        Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - April 21 +

                        18:28 JST 28 Apr 2011 37.4N 141.8E 40 km M5.7 Fukushima-ken Oki

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                        measurements in Fukushima Daiichi
                        ●Temporary monitoring post

                        ●事務本館南(south main office) is located near 1号機(unit1)
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                        tepco http://www.tepco.co.jp/nu/fukushima-np/f1/index-j.html

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                        • #13
                          Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - April 21 +

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

                          4/29 18:00 PM
                          image_org(2).jpg
                          4/29 19:00 PM
                          snap20110430000344.jpg

                          NHK

                          Fukushima Daiichi's shoreline to be sandbagged

                          As aftershocks of the March 11th earthquake continue, the operator of the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant will sandbag its shoreline as a temporary measure against another possible tsunami.....

                          Friday, April 29, 2011 05:05 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/29_05.html

                          Singapore restaurant campaign for Japan

                          A group of Japanese restaurants in Singapore is launching a Japanese food campaign to support the victims of the March 11th quake.....

                          Friday, April 29, 2011 05:57 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/29_03.html
                          29_03_v_s.jpg
                          India's nuke-plant construction plan rejected

                          A committee of India's environment ministry has refused to grant permission for the construction of 4 nuclear reactors. It cited the need for emergency safety measures to be reassessed following the accident in Japan.....

                          Friday, April 29, 2011 09:10 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/29_06.html

                          NRC: Fukushima plant situation "improved"

                          The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission says the situation at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan has "definitely improved" but still requires close monitoring.....

                          Friday, April 29, 2011 10:38 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/29_09.html

                          Moves on int'l nuclear safety rules

                          The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the president of France have agreed that compiling international safety standards for nuclear power plants should take place as soon as possible.....

                          Friday, April 29, 2011 10:38 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/29_10.html

                          Amano reveals Syria's nuclear reactor construction

                          The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency says a target destroyed by Israeli warplanes in Syria in 2007 was a nuclear reactor under construction.....

                          Friday, April 29, 2011 11:35 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/29_12.html
                          _______________
                          Yomiuri online

                          Decontamination of radioactive water at Fukushima plant may begin in June

                          The decontamination of radioactive water at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant could begin in June, according to the unified command headquarters in charge of dealing with the nuclear crisis.....

                          http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110428006443.htm

                          Pets in no-entry zone to be protected

                          Fukushima Prefecture has decided to protect pets left by owners in the 20-kilometer-radius no-entry zone around the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant by keeping them in a temporary shelter and providing health care......

                          http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110428006674.htm

                          Blast may have helped cool rods

                          A hydrogen gas explosion at the No. 4 reactor of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant on March 15 may have helped prevent spent fuel rods from melting down by causing a flow of water into the pool the rods are stored in, according to research by Tokyo Electric Power Co.....

                          http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110428006723.htm
                          _________________
                          Asahi com

                          N. Korea demands US security guarantee for nuclear talks--Carter

                          SEOUL--Reclusive North Korea has refused to make major concessions in talks with ex-U.S. President Jimmy Carter, insisting Washington provide some kind of security guarantee in return for giving up its nuclear weapons program, the former leader said in a blog. ....

                          http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104280191.html

                          Panel urges broad compensation for farmers, fishermen

                          A government panel will call for broad compensation to farmers and fishermen for damages to their harvests caused by the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. .....
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                          http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104280204.html

                          Scientists to map radioactive contamination in Fukushima

                          Researchers are planning to create a detailed map showing levels of radioactive contamination around the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. ....

                          http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104280200.html
                          ____________________
                          Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

                          Japan to launch independent panel in mid-May to probe nuke accident

                          TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Prime Minister Naoto Kan said Thursday he will launch an independent panel around mid-May to investigate the causes of the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant......

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm009000c.html

                          TEPCO urged to compensate farm and fishery producers, evacuees

                          TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A government panel on Thursday recognized losses caused by restrictions and voluntary controls on shipments of farm and fishery products and the evacuation cost of residents as damage from the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power station.....

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

                          Fukushima Prefecture starts taking custody of pets left in 20-km no-entry zone

                          FUKUSHIMA -- The Fukushima Prefectural Government has started taking into custody pets left behind in the deserted evacuation zone around the disaster-crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant.....

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

                          45 children still in town where high levels of radiation have been detected

                          IITATE, Fukushima -- There are 45 children still staying in three areas of this village, where high levels of radiation have been detected following the crisis at the tsunami-hit nuclear power plant, local government officials said.....

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na007000c.html

                          Tug-of-war intensifies between TEPCO and gov't over compensation payments

                          A tug-of-war is intensifying between Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), which wants to reduce its burden of compensation payments for residents affected by its tsunami-hit nuclear power plant, and the national government, which wants to avoid using taxpayers' money for the compensation......

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na008000c.html

                          Camera and robot team to make more accurate radiation measurements at stricken plant

                          The government's crisis management task force has developed a new system to better monitor the amount of radiation inside the disaster-hit Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant in Fukushima Prefecture.....

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na009000c.html
                          _______________________
                          Jiji press

                          Japan Prem. Kan Recognizes Govt Responsibility for N-Crisis

                          Tokyo, April 29 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Friday recognized the government's responsibility for the ongoing radiation crisis at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s <9501> crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan. ....

                          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011042900256

                          G-20 to Discuss Nuclear Power Issues in June

                          Paris, April 28 (Jiji Press)--The Group of 20 advanced and emerging economies are set to hold a meeting here on June 7-8 to discuss nuclear issues in response to the ongoing nuclear power plant crisis in Japan. ....

                          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011042900291

                          Tokyo Electric Reduces Water Injection into Reactor

                          Fukushima, April 29 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> on Friday reduced the amount of water injected into the severely damaged No. 1 reactor of its Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in order to prevent a hydrogen explosion. ....

                          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011042900314

                          (Update) Japan Prem. Kan Recognizes Govt Responsibility for N-Crisis

                          Tokyo, April 29 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Friday recognized the government's responsibility for the ongoing radiation crisis at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s <9501> crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan. .....

                          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011042900445

                          Expert to Quit as Adviser to Japan Cabinet over N-Crisis

                          Tokyo, April 29 (Jiji Press)--A radiological safety expert who serves as special adviser to Japan's cabinet on Friday expressed his intention to leave the post due to frustration at the government's allegedly irresponsible handling of the ongoing nuclear crisis crippling the country. ....

                          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011042900476
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                          Sankei news

                          until 3/11 2012
                          mext

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                          • #14
                            Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - April 21 +

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

                            4/30 18:00 PM
                            image_org(3).jpg

                            NHK

                            Japan steps up efforts to prove its food safe

                            Imports of Japanese food are banned in many parts of the world because of concern about radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, so Japan is stepping up its efforts to prove that its food is safe....

                            Saturday, April 30, 2011 06:09 +0900 (JST)
                            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/30_02.html

                            TEPCO to accelerate transfer of radioactive water

                            The operator of the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says it plans to speed up the removal of highly radioactive water from an underground tunnel connected to the No. 2 reactor building by doubling the number of pumps....
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                            Saturday, April 30, 2011 09:03 +0900 (JST)
                            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/30_04.html

                            Japan protests French TV's description of quake

                            The Japanese Embassy in France has lodged a protest with a French TV network over its description of the devastation in northeastern Japan brought by the March 11th earthquake and tsunami.....
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                            Saturday, April 30, 2011 13:00 +0900 (JST)
                            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/30_11.html

                            Kan comments on nuclear advisor's resignation

                            One of the nuclear advisors to Prime Minister Naoto Kan has resigned to protest what he called the government's impromptu handling of the nuclear crisis.....

                            Saturday, April 30, 2011 15:10 +0900 (JST)
                            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/30_12.html

                            Radiation exposure for 2 workers nears limit

                            Two workers at the crisis-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have been found to have been exposed to radiation levels close to legal yearly limit....

                            Saturday, April 30, 2011 16:51 +0900 (JST)
                            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/30_14.html
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                            Yomiuri online

                            Victims face long wait for compensation / With negotiations still months off, TEPCO urged to make provisional payments

                            A government panel has set a guideline on eligibility for basic compensation as a victim of the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant, but negotiations on actual payment amounts are not expected to begin for several months at least......

                            http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110429005493.htm

                            TEPCO struggles to sell Oze park land

                            With Tokyo Electric Power Co. in dire need of cash to compensate victims of the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, many eyes have turned to extensive tracts of land the company owns in Oze National Park. .....

                            http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110430003197.htm
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                            Asahi com

                            Independent committee to probe Fukushima nuke accident

                            The government will establish an independent committee in mid-May to investigate the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, Prime Minister Naoto Kan said April 28.....

                            http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104290141.html

                            Chubu Electric seeks restart of 'most dangerous' nuke plant

                            Chubu Electric Power Co. has produced a controversial plan to restart a reactor at its Hamaoka nuclear power plant on the shores of the Pacific in Shizuoka Prefecture to help alleviate a possible summer power shortage, but it remains unclear whether that will ever happen.....
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                            http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104290137.html

                            3 nuclear plants seek restart despite concerns

                            Operators of three nuclear reactors currently shut down for regular inspections have said that they plan to restart their facilities despite growing safety concerns. .....

                            http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104290136.html
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                            Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

                            Weather chief draws flak over plea not to release radiation forecasts

                            TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The chief of the Meteorological Society of Japan has drawn flak from within the academic society over a request for member specialists to refrain from releasing forecasts on the spread of radioactive substances from the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant......

                            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm017000c.html

                            Radiation adviser to Kan to quit over gov't nuke crisis response

                            TOKYO (Kyodo) -- An adviser to Prime Minister Naoto Kan on the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant told the prime minister's office Friday he will resign in protest over what he called the government's impromptu handling of the crisis......

                            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm018000c.html

                            TEPCO releases footage of No. 4 reactor's spent fuel pool, no major damage seen

                            The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) on April 29 released footage of the spent nuclear fuel storage pool of the No. 4 reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant that suggested the spent fuel was not badly damaged.....
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                            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na002000c.html

                            Quake reconstruction panel member says Fukushima should abandon nuclear power

                            A member of a panel advising the government on reconstruction plans in the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake told the Mainichi in an interview that he wants Fukushima Prefecture to abandon nuclear power generation.....

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

                            Cabinet nuclear advisor resigns in protest over government response to plant crisis

                            A nuclear advisor to the Cabinet has resigned in protest against government stopgap measures that deal with the ongoing nuclear crisis in Fukushima Prefecture....

                            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na005000c.html

                            Japan nuclear crisis dashes 77-year-old widow's hopes of living quietly at home

                            IITATE, Fukushima -- A 77-year-old widow returned to this small village last year for the first time in about 50 years to live quietly with her son for the rest of her life. But now her hope has been dashed by the ongoing crisis at a nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan.....

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

                            NPO starts online vegetable sales to help northern farmers suffering from radiation rumors

                            TSUKUBA -- A nonprofit organization here has launched an online shopping service selling vegetables produced in Ibaraki and Fukushima prefectures to support farmers in the area......

                            the official website of Tsukuba Agri Challenge at http://www.gokigenfarm.org/0141831
                            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na016000c.html
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                            Jiji press

                            One Fukushima N-Plant Worker Comes Close to Radiation Limit

                            Fukushima, April 30 (Jiji Press)--One plant worker at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s <9501> crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has come close to Japan's radiation exposure limit, the company said Saturday.....

                            http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011043000231

                            Japan to Mull Lowering Radiation Safety Limit for School Playgrounds

                            Tokyo, April 30 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan said Saturday the government will consider lowering its radiation safety limit for school playgrounds. ....

                            http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011043000251

                            Tokyo Electric to Build Seawalls to Protect Fukushima N-Plant

                            Fukushima, April 30 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> will build temporary seawalls by mid-June to protect its stricken nuclear power plant from tsunami that could occur if a strong earthquake happens again, officials said Saturday. .....

                            http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011043000321

                            Japan Detects Traces of Radioactive Materials in Breast Milk

                            Tokyo, April 30 (Jiji Press)--Trace amounts of radioactive materials were detected in breast milk collected from seven women in eastern and northeastern Japan, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said Saturday.....

                            http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011043000322
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                              Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - April 21 +

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                              TEPCO official: Fukushima is man-made disaster

                              A vice president of Tokyo Electric Power Company says he believes the nuclear crisis at Fukushima nuclear power plant is a man-made disaster......
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                              Sunday, May 01, 2011 09:02 +0900 (JST)
                              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/01_09.html

                              Water from 3rd reactor to be transferred

                              Tokyo Electric Power Company is preparing to transfer radioactive water from the Number 3 reactor of the disaster-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.....

                              Sunday, May 01, 2011 09:02 +0900 (JST)
                              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/30_17.html

                              TPECO to take new measures against disasters

                              The Tokyo Electric Power Company says it going to implement new measures at the disaster-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to protect it from any other tsunami or aftershocks. The work will be completed by late July.....

                              Sunday, May 01, 2011 09:02 +0900 (JST)
                              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/30_21.html

                              Minute levels of radiation detected in breast milk

                              Japan's Health Ministry says it has detected a minute amount of radioactive materials in breast milk in 7 mothers in central and northeastern Japan. The ministry says the amount does not pose a danger to their babies' health.....

                              Sunday, May 01, 2011 09:02 +0900 (JST)
                              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/30_22.html

                              Non-nuclear nations call for safer nuclear power

                              Foreign ministers from 10 countries without nuclear weapons have agreed that international cooperation should be promoted to improve the safety of nuclear power plants.....

                              Sunday, May 01, 2011 09:02 +0900 (JST)
                              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/01_05.html

                              Putin says Russian nuclear plants are secure

                              Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has reiterated that nuclear power plants in his country are secured by modern safety systems.....

                              Sunday, May 01, 2011 09:02 +0900 (JST)
                              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/01_04.html

                              Taiwan anti-nuclear protests

                              Thousands of people have rallied in Taiwan against nuclear power plants following the emergency at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant....

                              Sunday, May 01, 2011 09:02 +0900 (JST)
                              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/30_20.html

                              More workers to be sent to Fukushima

                              The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is studying the possibility of sending more employees and former employees to the plant.....

                              Sunday, May 01, 2011 10:35 +0900 (JST)
                              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/01_11.html

                              Fukushima: measures against tsunami

                              Tokyo Electric Power Company will implement new measures at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to protect it from any other tsunami or aftershocks....

                              Sunday, May 01, 2011 11:01 +0900 (JST)
                              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/01_12.html

                              TEPCO moving contaminated water to tanks

                              The operator of the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant plans to begin transferring highly radioactive water accumulated near the Number 6 reactor to a temporary storage tank......

                              Sunday, May 01, 2011 12:56 +0900 (JST)
                              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/01_15.html

                              Shareholders want nuclear plants closed

                              A group of Tohoku Electric Power Company shareholders will submit a motion calling for the closure of the company's nuclear plants....

                              Sunday, May 01, 2011 23:20 +0900 (JST)
                              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/01_19.html

                              Cesium found in sludge

                              Relatively high levels of radioactive cesium have been detected in the sludge from a waste water treatment plant in Koriyama City, Fukushima Prefecture.....

                              Sunday, May 01, 2011 23:20 +0900 (JST)
                              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/01_25.html

                              Kan: safety measures insufficient

                              Prime Minister Naoto Kan says the government and Tokyo Electric Power Company failed to fully address safety issues that had come to light before the March 11 disaster....

                              Sunday, May 01, 2011 23:20 +0900 (JST)
                              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/01_23.html
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                              TEPCO struggles to sell Oze park land

                              With Tokyo Electric Power Co. in dire need of cash to compensate victims of the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, many eyes have turned to extensive tracts of land the company owns in Oze National Park. .....
                              DY20110501151728524L0.jpg
                              http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110430003197.htm
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                              Asahi com

                              TEPCO struggles to find right amount of water to flood fuel rods

                              The operator of the embattled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant is struggling to find the right amount of water to cool the reactor core by flooding its containment vessel. ....

                              http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104300097.html

                              TEPCO releases image inside spent fuel pool at No. 4 reactor

                              Tokyo Electric Power Co. released on April 29 an image of fuel assemblies in the storage pool of spent fuel rods in the No. 4 reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. ....

                              http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104300099.html

                              Nuclear plant workers severing loyalties to TEPCO

                              Weeks after fleeing from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, Minoru Yoshida received a call from his employer offering to extend his contract.
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                              Yoshida declined......
                              http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104300095.html

                              Japan, U.S. to tamp down radiation rumors

                              WASHINGTON--Japan and the United States agreed to work to dispel rumors that have prompted import restrictions and other measures imposed on Japanese goods on grounds of possible radioactive contamination. ....

                              http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104300101.html

                              Kan: TEPCO must pay compensation

                              Prime Minister Naoto Kan rejected suggestions that Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), the operator of the stricken Fukushima No. 1 power plant, might be able to avoid paying compensation for the nuclear disaster because of a legal immunity. ....

                              http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104300091.html

                              Evacuees to make temporary visits home in May, June

                              The central government will allow evacuees from no-entry zones--areas within a 20-kilometer radius of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant--to return home temporarily from early May to early June, local government officials said April 29. ....

                              http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201104300093.html
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                              Mainichi jp(Kydo, AP)

                              IAEA to send team to inspect Fukushima plant in mid-May

                              VIENNA (Kyodo) -- The International Atomic Energy Agency plans to send a team to Japan in mid-May to inspect the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, IAEA sources said Friday.....

                              http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm003000c.html

                              Japan files protest over French TV show on quake, nuke emergency

                              PARIS (Kyodo) -- The Japanese Embassy in France has filed a protest with French pay-TV operator Canal Plus for broadcasting a show which Tokyo thought mocked the huge March 11 earthquake and tsunami and the subsequent nuclear crisis that struck Japan, embassy officials said Saturday.....

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

                              Matsumoto, Clinton agree to combat rumors over Japan farm produce

                              WASHINGTON (Kyodo) -- Japanese Foreign Minister Takeaki Matsumoto and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton agreed Friday to cooperate to prevent harmful rumors from spreading about Japan's farm produce due to the ongoing nuclear crisis in the country....

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

                              Minute amount of radioactive substances found in breast milk of 7

                              TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A minute amount of radioactive substances have been found in breast milk of seven women in a survey covering 23 women in Tokyo and four other prefectures, including Fukushima and its neighboring Ibaraki, the health ministry said Saturday....

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

                              Radiation exposure levels near limit for 2 Fukushima nuke workers

                              TOKYO (Kyodo) -- As the nuclear crisis continues at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, two workers, who were previously hospitalized for possible radiation burns, turned out Saturday to have been exposed to radiation levels close to the limit of 250 millisieverts while seven women in affected areas were found with slightly contaminated breast milk.......

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

                              Another female worker at nuke plant exposed to radiation above limit

                              TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Sunday that a second female radiation worker at the crisis-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has been exposed to radiation exceeding the legal limit, after news of the first was reported Thursday.....

                              http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm076000c.html
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                              Jiji press

                              Japan to Pledge to Promote Renewable Energy Sources: Kan

                              Tokyo, May 1 (Jiji Press)--Japan will pledge to promote renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power at a Group of Eight summit later this month, Prime Minister Naoto Kan said Sunday.....

                              http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011050100072

                              Fukushima Nuclear Evacuees' Temporary Return to Be Delayed

                              Tokyo, May 1 (Jiji Press)--A temporary return home by evacuees from Japan's nuclear crisis will be delayed at least until mid-May, officials said Sunday. ....

                              http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011050100225

                              High-Level Radiation Detected in Fukushima Sewage Sludge

                              Fukushima, May 1 (Jiji Press)--High levels of radioactive cesium have been found in sewage sludge in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, the prefectural government said Sunday. ....

                              http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011050100237

                              (Update) Fukushima Nuclear Evacuees' Temporary Return to Be Delayed

                              Tokyo, May 1 (Jiji Press)--A temporary return home by evacuees from Japan's nuclear crisis will be delayed at least until mid-May, officials said Sunday.....

                              http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011050100240
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