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  • #46
    Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - August 6 +

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    August power output marks record drop

    Japan's electricity output in August marked a record year-on-year drop for the month, amid fears of power shortages after the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant....
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    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 07:50 +0900 (JST)
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    Expert panel starts discussing decontamination

    An expert panel has begun discussing effective ways to remove radioactive materials from areas near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant......
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    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 18:06 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/14_26.html
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    Yomiuri online

    Noda chose Edano to hit ground running / Appointment as economy minister a 'gamble' that could jeopardize unity within DPJ

    http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110913005990.htm

    Govt seeks to import liquefied natural gas from U.S.

    The government will seek to import liquefied natural gas from the United States to enhance thermal power generation, government sources said Tuesday......

    http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110913005421.htm
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    Asahi com

    Head of green energy group eager to make impact in Japan

    All it took was dinner, and Sweden's Tomas Kaberger found himself with a new gig......

    http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201109130402.html impact?

    High cesium levels detected in parts of western Fukushima

    High accumulations of radioactive cesium-134 and cesium-137 have been detected in the town of Minami-Aizu, which lies 138 kilometers west-southwest of the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant......

    http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201109130343.html

    NISA warned of deadly radiation at Fukushima reactors

    Officials of the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency warned of possible deadly levels of radiation at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant if the venting of pressure at a reactor was not conducted successfully.....

    http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201109130345.html

    Fukushima cesium contamination widespread but less than Chernobyl

    An extensive area of more than 8,000 square kilometers has accumulated cesium 137 levels of 30,000 becquerels per square meter or more after the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, according to Asahi Shimbun estimates......

    http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201109130348.html

    Edano's comeback ruffles feathers in industry ministry, power industry

    The appointment of Yukio Edano as new industry minister has not gone down well with the ministry he now heads, or the electric power industry......

    http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201109130341.html

    Noda pledges new basic energy plan by next summer

    Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda pledged Sept. 13 to come up with a new basic energy policy by next summer to reduce the nation's dependence on nuclear energy......

    http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201109130342.html
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    Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

    Hitachi develops catalyst to raise coal power generation efficiency

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Hitachi Ltd. said Tuesday it has developed a catalyst to improve electricity generation efficiency at integrated coal gasification combined cycle power plants with carbon dioxide recovery systems......

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu050000c.html

    Edano apologizes to Fukushima gov. for predecessor's gaffes

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Industry minister Yukio Edano apologized Tuesday to Fukushima Gov. Yuhei Sato for his predecessor's abrupt resignation over gaffes related to a nuclear crisis in the prefecture and vowed to exert efforts to contain the crisis soon........

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

    Noda grilled at parliament after minister quits over gaffes

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda faced harsh criticism on the first day of parliamentary interpellations Wednesday, with the leading opposition party leader pouncing on his responsibility in appointing a minister who already quit over verbal gaffes related to the country's ongoing nuclear crisis......

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm101000c.html

    Cesium in Pacific likely to flow back to Japan in 20-30 years

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Radioactive cesium that was released into the ocean in the nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant is likely to flow back to Japan's coast in 20 to 30 years after circulating in the northern Pacific Ocean in a clockwise pattern, researchers said Wednesday......

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm104000c.html

    Hydrogen dissolved from water exploded at Fukushima nuclear reactor: experts

    The No. 4 reactor building at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant exploded four days after the March 11 Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing tsunami, and experts believe the explosion occurred partly because huge amounts of hydrogen were produced in the process of water being dissolved by radiation in a boiling spent nuclear fuel pool.......

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

    Fukushima survey sparks call for allocation of personal radiation monitoring badges

    The National Cancer Center has called for radiation monitoring badges to be distributed to residents of Fukushima Prefecture following a survey on health workers that failed to find a correlation between their radiation dosages and the time they spent outside.......

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

    DPJ eyes restricting media coverage of politicians after minister quits over gaffe

    The government and the ruling Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) have begun to show signs of restricting media coverage of Cabinet ministers and party executives after industry minister Yoshio Hachiro resigned on Sept. 10 for his gaffe considered by critics as insensitive to people affected by the Fukushima nuclear crisis......

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

    TEPCO Mulls 15 Pct Hike for Power Bills

    Tokyo, Sept. 14 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> is considering raising its power rates by about 15 pct to cover higher fuel costs following the disaster at its Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, informed sources said Wednesday........

    http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011091400552

    Soil Removal Best Way to Cut Farmland Radiation: Japan Govt

    Tokyo, Sept. 14 (Jiji Press)--Surface soil removal is seen as the best way to reduce the amount of radioactive substances in farmland following the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant, the government said Wednesday.......

    http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011091400922

    Japanese Water Cleanup System to Play Key Role at Fukushima

    Fukushima, Sept. 14 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> will mainly use a newer Japanese system in its operations to clean up highly contaminated water from its crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, officials said Wednesday.
    The company, known as TEPCO, will basically stop using a trouble-prone cleanup system based on technologies of U.S. nuclear waste treatment expert Kurion Inc. and French nuclear industry giant Areva SA. The older system will be kept as a backup, the officials said......

    http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011091400995

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    • #47
      Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - August 6 +





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      TEPCO spraying water directly into No.2 reactor

      The operator of the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has begun injecting water directly onto the spot in the No. 2 reactor where the fuel is believed to be located after melting down in the pressure vessel......
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      Thursday, September 15, 2011 06:12 +0900 (JST)
      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/15_05.html

      IAEA: N.Korean threat in nuke proliferation

      The UN nuclear watch dog agency has condemned North Korea for posing a threat through nuclear proliferation.....

      Thursday, September 15, 2011 08:06 +0900 (JST)
      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/15_14.html

      Plant workers fail to evacuate despite exposure

      At least 4 workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant failed to evacuate even though their radiation monitor indicated levels of beta rays exceeding the set limit.....

      Thursday, September 15, 2011 09:51 +0900 (JST)
      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/15_16.html

      Government promotes solar power in idled farmland

      Japan's agriculture ministry has decided to ease regulations so that idle farmland can be used for renewable energy generation.......
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      Thursday, September 15, 2011 11:07 +0900 (JST)
      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/15_18.html

      Infants to be tested for radiation exposure

      Minamisoma City in Fukushima Prefecture has decided to include infants and small children in tests for radiation taken into their bodies.......

      Thursday, September 15, 2011 14:01 +0900 (JST)
      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/15_24.html

      UN: Fukushima plant based on poor safety assesment

      UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has blamed the nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in northern Japan on its design which, he says, was based on poor hazard assessments of natural disasters......
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      Thursday, September 15, 2011 16:40 +0900 (JST)
      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/15_26.html

      Researchers say meltdown could have been avoided

      A group of researchers says the meltdown of a reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant could have been avoided if water injection had been carried out 4 hours earlier than it was.......
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      Thursday, September 15, 2011 21:46 +0900 (JST)
      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/15_32.html There's nothing that can be done about it now

      New fuel cell can supply 70&#37; of household demand

      A major Japanese oil wholesaler says it has developed a fuel cell system that supplies 70 percent of a household's daily electricity needs........
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      Thursday, September 15, 2011 20:38 +0900 (JST)
      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/15_35.html
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      Yomiuri online

      Banks oppose TEPCO waiver / Edano's comments have creditors concerned over financial burden

      Creditors of Tokyo Electric Power Co. are concerned after Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Yukio Edano insisted Tuesday that he expects financial institutions and TEPCO shareholders to shoulder part of the financial burden in return for government financial support of the utility.......

      http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/business/T110914004804.htm

      Most cesium in forests found 'on fallen leaves'

      As much as 50 percent to 90 percent of radioactive cesium on the ground in forested areas as a result of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant accident is concentrated on fallen leaves and branches, according to a measurement by experts.......

      http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110914004169.htm

      UAVs, robots to join response to N-disasters

      The government plans to introduce unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and military robots to bolster the response to any future accidents at nuclear power plants and other disasters.......

      http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110914004945.htm
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      Asahi com

      Health ministry steps up snap inspections of food for radiation

      The health ministry has stepped up its snap inspections of food products sold at supermarkets and elsewhere for possible contamination by radioactive substances that may have slipped through checkups by local governments.....

      http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201109140271.html

      Researchers challenge nuclear power cost estimates

      The real cost of nuclear power may be up to two times current estimates by the electricity industry, according to government-commissioned researchers......

      http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201109140358.html

      TEPCO plans 15% fee hike for 3 years, end to bonus cut

      Despite growing criticism over its billing practices, Tokyo Electric Power Co. plans to increase electricity charges by about 15 percent for three years -- and resume full bonuses for employees when the fee hike ends......

      http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201109140387.html
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      Mainichi jp(kyodo, AP)

      TEPCO plans to raise power charges 10-15% for 3 years

      TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. plans to raise electricity charges 10 to 15 percent for three years from April 2012 to turn around its financial profile, which has been rocked by the Fukushima nuclear crisis, sources close to the matter said Wednesday......

      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu050000c.html

      Hosono to attend IAEA general conference in Vienna

      TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Goshi Hosono, minister in charge of dealing with the Fukushima nuclear crisis, will attend the International Atomic Energy Agency's general conference in Vienna, which will be held from Monday through Sept. 23, the Cabinet Office said Wednesday.......

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

      Obama urged Kan to work hard to enhance nuclear security

      TOKYO (Kyodo) -- U.S. President Barack Obama urged former Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan in a letter to work hard on enhancing nuclear security, indicating U.S. frustration over the delay in Japan's actions caused by the March earthquake and tsunami, Japanese government sources said Wednesday.......

      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm016000c.html

      TEPCO starts cooling No. 2 reactor in more efficient way

      TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The plant operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex said Wednesday that it has started cooling the No. 2 reactor core in what is believed to be a more efficient method.......

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

      Reprocessed nuclear waste arrives in Japan for 1st time since crisis

      AOMORI (Kyodo) -- A shipment of high-level radioactive vitrified waste from Britain arrived Thursday morning in Japan for the first time since the March nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, drawing strong protest from local citizens.......

      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm033000c.html

      Sunflowers having little effect on reducing radiation; scraping soil effective

      Growing sunflowers to remove radioactive cesium has turned out to have little effect, while scraping off the topsoil of contaminated farmland has been effective, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and fisheries has announced........

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

      Mongolia bans external talks on nuclear waste storage plans

      ULAN BATOR (Kyodo) -- Mongolian President Tsakhia Elbegdorj has issued an order banning negotiating with foreign governments or international organizations on nuclear waste storage plans in Mongolia......

      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm104000c.html

      Fukui Gov. calls for sufficient safety check before resuming reactors

      TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Fukui Gov. Issei Nishikawa on Thursday told Japan's industry minister Yukio Edano the central government needs to implement adequate safety testing measures reflecting lessons learned from the Fukushima nuclear crisis before reactivating reactors idled for regular checkups.......

      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm106000c.html

      Japan's assumptions over possible nuclear accident 'too modest'

      NEW YORK (Kyodo) -- The United Nations said Wednesday that Japan was "too modest" in assuming possible accidents at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant before the earthquake-tsunami disaster crippled the facility on March 11.......

      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm110000c.html

      Up to one-seventh of Fukushima may be contaminated

      TOKYO (Kyodo) -- It is likely that more than 2,000 square kilometers of land in Fukushima Prefecture have been contaminated with radioactive substances released from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and need to be decontaminated, research indicated Thursday.....

      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm114000c.html
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      Jiji press

      Banks Not Expecting TEPCO Debt Waivers: Industry Leader

      Tokyo, Sept. 15 (Jiji Press)--Japanese banks do not expect to have to forgive any loans they have made to troubled Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501>, industry leader Katsunori Nagayasu said Thursday......

      http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011091500815

      INTERVIEW: NEC to Strengthen Battery Operations

      Tokyo, Sept. 15 (Jiji Press)--NEC Corp. <6701> will strengthen its battery operations for electric vehicles and household storage cells, President Nobuhiro Endo said Thursday.......

      http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011091500872

      Responsible for Naming Ex-Industry Minister: Noda

      Tokyo, Sept. 15 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said Thursday he is responsible for naming former industry minister Yoshio Hachiro, who resigned from the post last weekend over controversial remarks related to the ongoing nuclear crisis.......

      http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011091500396

      Errors Found in Data on Emergency N-Plant Safety Measures

      Tokyo, Sept. 15 (Jiji Press)--The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency of Japan's industry ministry said Thursday that errors have been found in data included in reports on emergency safety measures at nuclear plants, which were compiled by power suppliers in the wake of the crisis at the tsunami-crippled Fukushima No. 1 plant......

      http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011091500530

      U.N. Reviews Fukushima Nuclear Crisis

      New York, Sept. 14 (Jiji Press)--The United Nations has released a report on the lessons learned from the crisis at Japan's Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant that was triggered by the devastating earthquake and tsunami on March 11.......

      http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011091500541

      Shipments of Fukushima Cattle to Restart Fri.

      Fukushima, Sept. 15 (Jiji Press)--Fukushima Prefecture said Thursday that cattle shipments from the northeastern Japan prefecture to other prefectures will resume on Friday after about two months of suspension......

      http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011091500542

      Tainted Soil in Fukushima May Reach 100 M. Cubic Meters

      Tokyo, Sept. 15 (Jiji Press)--The total volume of radiation-contaminated soil in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, that may have to be removed could reach 100 million cubic meters, a researcher said Thursday......

      http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011091500634

      Japan to Place More Critics of Nuclear Power on Energy Panel

      Tokyo, Sept. 15 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda unveiled plans Thursday to place more critics of nuclear power on a government advisory panel to discuss new energy policy......

      http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011091500771

      High-Level Cesium Found in Waste Ash in Fukushima

      Tokyo, Sept. 15 (Jiji Press)--A high level of radioactive cesium has been found in waste ash at a construction waste disposal plant in Fukushima Prefecture, the Environment Ministry said Thursday.....

      http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011091500896

      INTERVIEW: Edano Vows to Drastically Review Power Industry Structure

      Tokyo, Sept. 15 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Yukio Edano said Thursday he will conduct a wholesale review of the country's power industry structure....

      http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011091500994

      U.N. Chief Looks Forward to Noda's Speech on Nuclear Safety

      New York, Sept. 15 (Jiji Press)--U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon on Thursday showed his hope that Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda will tell the world about what the country has learned from its ongoing nuclear crisis in his speech at a coming high-level nuclear safety meeting........

      http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011091600148
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      Sankei news

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      seawater leaked from seawater system vent pipes on 13 Sep

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      • #48
        Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - August 6 +


        http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/f1-np/camera/index-e.html from tepco

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        Cesium found in industrial waste

        Industrial waste at 6 incineration facilities has been found to contain radioactive cesium at levels that exceed the government-set limit for disposal......
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        Friday, September 16, 2011 06:50 +0900 (JST)
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        UN chief urges Noda to explain nuclear accident

        UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda to fully explain what took place after the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant and what measures will be taken......

        Friday, September 16, 2011 07:57 +0900 (JST)
        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/16_14.html

        TEPCO injecting more water into 2 reactors

        The operator of the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is injecting more water into 2 of the plant's reactors in an attempt to lower their temperatures below 100 degrees Celsius......

        Friday, September 16, 2011 18:07 +0900 (JST)
        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/16_32.html

        Industry power use in August down

        Power use by Japanese industries in August has marked the third-largest year-on-year drop on record, due to mandatory power saving for big users following the March 11th disaster........

        Friday, September 16, 2011 17:29 +0900 (JST)
        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/16_35.html
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        Yomiuri online

        Sunflowers no help for decontamination efforts

        Authorities trying to decontaminate radioactive soil in the aftermath of the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant have found that sunflowers, despite their reputation for absorbing radioactive cesium, have little effect, an experiment has shown.......

        http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110915005208.htm
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        Asahi com

        Panel says 'no way' to TEPCO plan to lift bonus cuts

        TEPCO has been knocked back on its controversial plan to resume paying full bonuses to its employees in three years' time when electricity bills revert to lower rates.....

        http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201109150402.html

        TEPCO quietly paid 40 billion yen to areas near nuclear plants

        Tokyo Electric Power Co. has been handing out about 2 billion yen (about $26 million) a year in unpublicized payments to local governments near its nuclear facilities, sources said Sept. 14......

        http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201109150395.html

        Fukushima clean-up may require removal of 100 million cubic meters of soil

        A veritable mountain of soil will have to be stripped from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant and surrounding areas to remove radioactive materials.....

        http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201109150387.html

        Fukushima residents fear being stuck with radioactive soil

        FUKUSHIMA--Distrust is hampering plans on all levels in the struggle to dispose of the mountains of radioactive soil piling up through decontamination efforts in Fukushima Prefecture.........

        http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201109150422.html
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        Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

        Noda owns up to responsibility over appointing gaffe-prone minister

        TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda admitted his responsibility Thursday in appointing a Cabinet member who resigned over verbal gaffes related to the nation's nuclear crisis, amid mounting criticism of his choice of minister.......

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

        U.N. head hopes Noda will share Fukushima lessons at high-level talks

        NEW YORK (Kyodo) -- U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon said Thursday he hopes Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda will share lessons learned from the Fukushima nuclear crisis at a special high-level meeting to be held on nuclear safety and security next week on the sidelines of the world body's General Assembly......

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

        Japan nuclear agency chief regrets lenient crisis management approach

        TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japan's nuclear safety agency chief has voiced regret that its crisis management approach was too lenient in light of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant accident......

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

        Excessive cesium found in burned industrial waste in 3 prefs.

        TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Radioactive cesium in excess of the benchmark of 8,000 becquerels per kilogram was discovered in ashes and dust from industrial waste incinerators in six locations in Iwate, Fukushima and Chiba prefectures, the Environment Ministry said Thursday......

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

        Institute probing radioactive contamination of Fukushima forests

        FUKUSHIMA, Japan (Kyodo) -- The Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute in Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture, is investigating the extent of radioactive contamination of wooded areas in Fukushima Prefecture, where the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station is located.....

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

        Edano says Fukushima Daini nuclear power plant's resumption difficult

        TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japan's new industry minister Yukio Edano said Thursday it will be difficult to restart the Fukushima Daini nuclear power plant, in addition to the Nos. 5 and 6 reactors of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi plant, as local residents are unlikely to approve the resumption......

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

        Most core detectors found damaged at Fukushima No. 1 reactor

        TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Friday most of the detectors lying below the pressure vessel at the No. 1 reactor of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant that check the condition of the control rods have been found damaged.......

        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm112000c.html

        Fukushima resumes shipments of beef cattle to other prefectures

        Shipments of beef cattle from Fukushima Prefecture resumed on Sept. 15, following the establishment of a system to check all cattle -- including those shipped outside the prefecture -- for radiation.......

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

        Radiation fears, shipment bans, weigh heavily on mushroom pickers, growers

        The ban on wild mushroom shipments from 43 Fukushima Prefecture municipalities announced on Sept. 15, paired with widespread radiation fears, is discouraging pickers from their usual mushroom-hunting trips into the woods.....

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

        Cesium found in mushrooms in 43 Fukushima municipalities; gov't bans shipments

        FUKUSHIMA -- The Japanese government on Sept. 15 ordered the suspension of all shipments of wild mushrooms from 43 Fukushima Prefecture municipalities, after radioactive cesium exceeding the legal limit was detected........

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

        TEPCO's Electricity Sales Down Record 16.8 Pct in Aug.

        Tokyo, Sept. 16 (Jiji Press)--Electricity sales by Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> in August were down 16.8 pct from a year before at 23,095 million kilowatt-hours, posting the biggest decline for any month since its establishment in 1951, it was learned Friday.......

        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011091600554

        Edano Wants Abolition of Fukushima No. 2 N-Plant

        Tokyo, Sept. 16 (Jiji Press)--Industry minister Yukio Edano indicated Friday that Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> should scrap all its nuclear reactors in Fukushima Prefecture, including those at a plant not knocked out by the March quake and tsunami.......

        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011091600437

        TEPCO to Pump More Water into Crippled Fukushima Reactors

        Tokyo, Sept. 16 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> said Friday that it will pump more water on a trial basis into two reactors of its crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station to further cool the reactors.....

        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011091600493

        Life Insurers Oppose Waiving Loans to TEPCO

        Tokyo, Sept. 16 (Jiji Press)--Life Insurance Association of Japan Chairman Yoshinobu Tsutsui on Friday spoke out against the idea of creditors waiving loans to embattled Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501>......

        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011091600658

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          reactor cover
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          TEPCO sell-off to cover damages

          Tokyo Electric Power Co. has begun preparations to sell off assets, including company residences and recreation facilities, through four trust banks to raise money for compensation related to the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant crisis, it has been learned......

          http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/business/T110916005090.htm

          School sports festivals derailed / Meets moved, shortened or canceled because of nuclear crisis

          The ongoing crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has impacted many plans for annual sports festivals normally held in autumn at primary and middle schools.....

          http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110916004674.htm
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          Asahi com

          Hosono vows to decontaminate Fukushima at any cost

          Money will be no barrier in decontaminating communities in Fukushima Prefecture exposed to radiation, Goshi Hosono, the state minister in charge of dealing with the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, said on Sept. 15......

          http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201109160411.html

          Study: Fallen leaves hold key to decontamination in Fukushima

          Removing fallen leaves can substantially reduce radioactive contamination of soil in forests, researchers said in a finding that could help determine priority areas for clean-up measures in Fukushima Prefecture.......

          http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201109160343.html

          Insurers discuss scrapping liability coverage for Fukushima plant

          Nonlife insurers are leaning toward ending liability coverage for the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, which would complicate compensation payments if another emergency unfolds and render the plant's reactors "illegal."..........

          http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201109160361.html
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          Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

          Kyushu Electric inks deals to buy natural gas tapped off Australia

          TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Kyushu Electric Power Co. said Friday it has signed agreements with two Chevron Corp. subsidiaries and two other firms to annually buy a combined 830,000 tons of liquefied natural gas from the Wheatstone LNG development project in northwestern Australia........

          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu041000c.html

          TEPCO to sell 280 properties to raise 200 bil. yen for compensation

          TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. aims to sell 280 real estate properties to raise 200 billion yen for use paying compensation payments for damage caused by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant crisis, sources close to the matter said Friday......

          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu043000c.html

          'Good Luck' cards from Germany arrive at Fukushima school

          FUKUSHIMA (Kyodo) -- Thirty-one cards of encouragement were delivered Friday from students in Bavaria, Germany, to Japanese students whose own junior high school now sits abandoned, nearby the site of the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.......

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

          Anti-nuke cities associated with 'Mayors for Peace' top 5,000

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

          Head of nuclear watchdog criticizes TEPCO over blacked-out documents

          The head of a government nuclear watchdog has criticized Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) for not being transparent enough, after it submitted documents earlier this month that were mostly blacked out......

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

          Former judges say court cases involving nuclear plants were hard to judge

          Cases involving nuclear power plants were difficult to judge, according to former judges interviewed by the Mainichi........

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

          Panel to Request TEPCO to Slash Jobs

          Tokyo, Sept. 17 (Jiji Press)--An independent panel probing Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s <9501> finances will request the power supplier to slash jobs so that more funds can be secured for nuclear accident compensation, informed sources said......

          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011091700152

          Japan to Compile Fukushima Woodland Radiation Map

          Tokyo, Sept. 17 (Jiji Press)--Japan will compile a map displaying radiation levels in woodland in Fukushima Prefecture, the home of the stricken nuclear power plant, Forestry Agency officials said Saturday.....

          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011091700200

          Kan Says Fukushima Nuclear Accident Man-Made Disaster

          Tokyo, Sept. 17 (Jiji Press)--The accident that happened at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant was "a man-made disaster," former Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan said.......

          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011091700304
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          Sankei news

          school sports festivals at Kitaibaraki city, Ibaraki pref
          using blue sheets to cover the ground



          environmental art festival in Aquamarine Fukushima

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          • #50
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            crows

            http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/f1-np/camera/index-e.html from tepco

            10:33
            16:43
            18:20
            JNN live cam http://youtu.be/s5DivbbGrnw

            2 black dogs 16:28




            wandering cow 17:45





            Tomioka live cam http://www.nttfukushima.com/live/tomioka/Default.html in 10km zone
            Japan Standard Time http://www3.nict.go.jp/cgi-bin/JST_E.pl

            Noda to make diplomatic debut in New York

            ......Noda will also express hope that Japan can contribute to enhancing the safety of nuclear power generation by thoroughly investigating the Fukushima incident and publicly disclosing the results.

            Sunday, September 18, 2011 05:48 +0900 (JST)
            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/18_02.html

            Japan, Saudi Arabia to sign deal on water projects

            ......Japan hopes that water-related business opportunities will lead to expanded infrastructure exports. It also aims to secure a stable supply of oil by further deepening bilateral ties, in the face of power shortages following the recent nuclear accident.

            Sunday, September 18, 2011 05:48 +0900 (JST)
            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/18_03.html

            Future radiation levels forecast on electronic map

            A group of Japanese researchers has drawn up an electronic map which shows changing radiation levels at about 2,200 locations in a 5-year period.......
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            Sunday, September 18, 2011 14:59 +0900 (JST)
            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/18_17.html

            Cesium detected in 4&#37; of tested rice

            Radioactive tests on rice have been completed in more than half of the Tohoku and Kanto regions, and radioactive cesium has been detected in 4 percent of the samples. But the highest level detected so far is about a quarter of the government's safety limit.......
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            Sunday, September 18, 2011 22:23 +0900 (JST)
            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/18_20.html
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            Yomiuri online

            Tohoku autumn delicacies go uneaten / Curbs on produce shipments, radiation fears dry up normally busy season

            FUKUSHIMA--The ongoing crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has affected this year's autumn delicacies in Fukushima Prefecture, with a number of events canceled and few visitors to farm stands........
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            Asahi com

            March 11 disaster sparks interest in candles

            Amid the gloom and darkness following the Great East Japan Earthquake, the humble candle surged in popularity to provide emergency lighting during rolling blackouts and to save electricity.......

            http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201109170212.html

            Distrust of government standards fuels avoidance of Tohoku food

            On the meat shelves of a supermarket in Tokyo's Koto Ward, the packages for domestic beef display "inspection complete" seals, a reflection of the new realities of food safety in Japan.......

            http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201109170229.html

            Nuclear negotiators from North, South Korea to meet in Beijing

            http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201109170275.html

            Sunflowers next to useless for nuclear decontamination

            Farm ministry research has dashed hopes that sunflower seeds planted in areas around the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant would help clean up radioactive contamination........

            http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201109170228.html

            TEPCO doles out money to greedy municipalities

            TEPCO was so generous in making donations to municipalities that hosted the nuclear power plants it operated that other cities began holding out their hands demanding similar donations........
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            http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201109170241.html the J-Village president is Fukushima Prefecture Governor
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            Mainich jp(Kyodo, AP)

            TEPCO scraps plan to raise power charges 10-15%

            TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. has decided to scrap its plan to raise electricity charges 10 to 15 percent from next April due to growing criticism among government officials and the public, company sources said Saturday.......

            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm024000c.html

            80 Bavarian Opera members refuse to tour in Japan on radiation fears

            BERLIN (Kyodo) -- Some 80 members of the 400-member Bavarian State Opera have refused to join its planned tour of Japan from Friday due to concern over radiation leaks at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, sources close to the Munich-based opera company said Saturday.......

            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm025000c.html tant pis!

            Local governments in Fukushima experiment with radiation-removing techniques

            Local governments in Fukushima Prefecture are experimenting with efforts to remove radioactive material spread from the crippled nuclear power plant following a request by the national government........

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

            Japan Prime Minister Noda to Visit New York This Week

            Tokyo, Sept. 18 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda will visit New York this week for talks focusing on his country's efforts to recover from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami and nuclear accident......

            http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011091800167
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            Sankei news

            "dynamo-fukushima" in Paris
            http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=154956107923112
            http://www.dynamo-fukushima.org/
            http://www.wherevent.com/detail/japo...namo-fukushima
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              03:32 JST 19 Sep 2011 37.8N 141.6E 50 km M5.1 Fukushima-ken Oki

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              • #52
                Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - August 6 +


                http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/f1-np/camera/index-e.html from tepco

                04:37
                JNN live cam http://youtu.be/s5DivbbGrnw

                a dog
                15:16

                a cat
                16:18
                Tomioka liva cam http://www.nttfukushima.com/live/tomioka/Default.html

                IAEA to adopt action plan to ensure reactor safety

                The UN nuclear agency is due to adopt an action plan aimed at stepping up safety at nuclear power plants around the globe by conducting regular inspections......
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                Monday, September 19, 2011 05:59 +0900 (JST)
                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/19_02.html

                Siemens to leave nuclear industry

                German industrial and engineering giant Siemens is withdrawing from the nuclear industry following the German government's decision to phase out nuclear power generation........

                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/19_10.html

                Fukushima evacuees drive to homes in no-go zone

                Some evacuees from the no-entry zone around the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant have been allowed to briefly visit their homes in private vehicles......
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                Japanese nuclear energy experts discuss Fukushima

                Japanese experts on nuclear energy are discussing ways to contain the nuclear accident in Fukushima at their first conference since the accident........
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                Monday, September 19, 2011 13:42 +0900 (JST)
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                Yomiuri online

                Simulation shows core meltdown avoidable

                A computer simulation has shown that the core meltdown of the No. 2 reactor of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant could almost certainly have been prevented if the injection of seawater to cool the reactor had been started four hours earlier than it was......

                http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110918003406.htm

                Verifying nuclear safety

                Employees of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. conduct computerized stress tests on how much force nuclear power plants can bear during an earthquake and tsunami at the company's Kobe Shipyard and Machinery Works in Kobe on Friday.........
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                Pet dogs in no-entry zone turning wild

                FUKUSHIMA--The Fukushima prefectural government and the Environment Ministry are trying to capture hundreds of pet dogs believed to be living feral in the no-entry zone around the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, but their efforts are being frustrated by the animals themselves......

                http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110918003247.htm
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                Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

                Report: Siemens quitting nuclear business

                BERLIN (AP) -- The chief of Siemens AG says the German industrial conglomerate is quitting the nuclear energy business to focus on other technologies.......

                http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu038000c.html

                Kan told Tokyo residents may have to evacuate due to nuclear crisis

                TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Former Prime Minister Naoto Kan said in a recent interview with Kyodo News that he learned shortly after the nuclear crisis erupted at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant that around 30 million people in Tokyo and surrounding prefectures may have to be evacuated in a worst-case scenario........

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

                Noda to emphasize continuing need for nuclear plants in Japan at U.N.

                TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda is set to emphasize the continuing need for nuclear power plants in Japan and will pledge to ensure the highest level of operational safety during an upcoming U.N. conference, according to a draft of his speech obtained by Kyodo News on Sunday.......

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

                Density of cesium over Fukushima plant's No. 2 reactor declines sharply

                The density of cesium and other radioactive materials in the air over the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant's No. 2 reactor has dropped radically, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) said on Sept. 18.......

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

                Ministry to invite big-name SNS users to Japan to curb radiation rumors

                The Foreign Ministry is preparing to invite prominent users of social media sites to Japan in a bid to curb the spread of harmful rumors about tourism and food as the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant continues.......

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

                Thousands march against nuclear power in Tokyo

                TOKYO (AP) -- Several thousand people are marching in downtown Tokyo calling on the government to abandon nuclear energy in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear accident.........

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

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                Sankei news

                Fukushima evacuees drive to homes in no-go zone
                to Kawauchi village
                http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kawauchi,_Fukushima



                Kawauchi village in 20km zone
                There was a road leading to the grave


                against nuclear power in Tokyo
                Meiji park, Shinjuku ward

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                • #53
                  Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - August 6 +




                  <iframe width="300" height="233" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/m67lOIBCo-I?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> 07:42~

                  reactor cover flaps in the strong wind

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                  water leak from desalinization apparatus
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                  Hosono: Cooling down to be achieved this year

                  Japan's minister in charge of the nuclear disaster says reactors at the troubled Fukushima Daiichi plant will be cooled to below 100 degrees Celsius within this year.....

                  Tuesday, September 20, 2011 07:00 +0900 (JST)
                  http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/19_28.html

                  IAEA to send experts to Japan

                  The International Atomic Energy Agency says it will send experts to Japan to cooperate in the removal of radioactive materials in Fukushima Prefecture.......

                  Tuesday, September 20, 2011 07:00 +0900 (JST)
                  http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/19_29.html

                  Hosono seeks US, French help to scrap reactors

                  Japan's cabinet minister in charge of the nuclear disaster has asked the United States and France for help in scrapping the reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant.......

                  Tuesday, September 20, 2011 07:00 +0900 (JST)
                  http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20_09.html

                  IAEA opens annual general conference

                  The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Yukiya Amano, says the agency will play a key role in securing the safety of nuclear plants across the world.....

                  Tuesday, September 20, 2011 07:00 +0900 (JST)
                  http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20_12.html

                  Fukushima evacuation warnings to be lifted

                  The government's evacuation advisories in areas 20 to 30 kilometers from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant may be lifted by the end of the month......

                  Tuesday, September 20, 2011 14:43 +0900 (JST)
                  http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20_26.html

                  S.Korea's chief nuclear envoy arrives in Beijing

                  Tuesday, September 20, 2011 16:15 +0900 (JST)
                  http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20_28.html

                  TEPCO:Groundwater may be flowing into plant

                  The Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, says a large amount of groundwater may be entering the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.......
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                  Tuesday, September 20, 2011 17:31 +0900 (JST)
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                  A new plan set to reduce radiation emissions

                  The Japanese government and the operator of the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant say they will install new devices to reduce the amount of radioactive substances released into the air........

                  Tuesday, September 20, 2011 20:02 +0900 (JST)
                  http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20_39.html

                  Expert calls for imagination to brace for tsunami

                  A Japanese tsunami researcher has told nuclear scientists and experts that it is important to use imagination in preparing for tsunamis and other natural disasters......

                  Tuesday, September 20, 2011 20:02 +0900 (JST)
                  http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20_41.html

                  Noda leaves for New York for UN General Assembly

                  ....Before leaving for New York, Noda told reporters that he wants to convey Japan's gratitude for the support provided by the international community after the March 11th disaster. He said he will explain what Japan has been doing to rebuild affected areas and to bring the nuclear accident under control......

                  Tuesday, September 20, 2011 21:07 +0900 (JST)
                  http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20_44.html
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                  Yomiuri online

                  Fukushima Pref. fireworks ditched over radiation fears

                  NISSHIN, Aichi--An annual fireworks festival in Nisshin, Aichi Prefecture, decided not to use any fireworks produced in Fukushima Prefecture after local residents expressed concern that such products could spread harmful radioactive materials.......

                  http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110919004259.htm

                  Products from Tohoku to be used for ODA

                  The Foreign Ministry will establish a special quota to buy products from the disaster-hit Tohoku region for the government's official development assistance programs, according to government sources.......

                  http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110919004516.htm
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                  Asahi com

                  Study: World's renewable energy industry to triple in 2020

                  The industry ministry is set to help Japanese companies regain their competitiveness in the global renewable energy industry, which is expected to grow nearly threefold to about 86 trillion yen ($1.1 trillion) in 2020.....

                  http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201109190148.html

                  JX to upgrade Ene-Farm household fuel cell system

                  JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corp. on Oct. 17 will release an updated version of its popular Ene-Farm household fuel-cell system that both generates electricity and heats water using gas..........

                  http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201109190179.html

                  MHI eyes opportunities in offshore wind farm market

                  Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. is moving to become a big presence in the offshore wind farm market, both in Japan and overseas.......

                  http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201109190108.html

                  TEPCO to cut corporate pension payouts, slash payroll

                  The embattled Tokyo Electric Power Co. plans to cut corporate pension payouts to its employees and retirees, and ax thousands of jobs, to win public understanding for a government bailout to help it compensate victims of the nuclear disaster......

                  http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201109190146.html

                  Thousands march against nuclear power in Tokyo
                  *THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

                  Chanting "Sayonara nuclear power" and waving banners, tens of thousands of people marched in central Tokyo on Sept. 19 to call on Japan's government to abandon atomic energy in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear accident.....

                  http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201109190185.html

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                  Two Koreas set to meet for nuclear talks next week, report
                  *REUTERS

                  http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201109190182.html

                  China urges new push for North Korea nuclear talks
                  *REUTERS

                  http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201109190181.html

                  Atomic Energy Society drafts protocol on tsunami risks

                  The nongovernmental Atomic Energy Society of Japan has compiled a draft protocol, the first of its kind, to gauge the likelihood of major accidents at nuclear power plants caused by giant tsunami........

                  http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201109190184.html

                  Fukushima evacuees drive to homes
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                  Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

                  Fukushima-made firework show canceled due to citizens' radiation fear

                  NAGOYA (Kyodo) -- A festival in Nisshin, Aichi Prefecture did not use fireworks produced in Fukushima Prefecture during a Sunday night display after some citizens expressed fear of radiation, city officials said Monday......

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

                  Japan vows at IAEA confab to stabilize Fukushima Daiichi by year-end

                  VIENNA (Kyodo) -- Japan pledged Monday to move up the deadline for bringing the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to a stable condition, telling an International Atomic Energy Agency conference it will do so by year-end........

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

                  Fukushima plant substantially stabilized: IAEA chief Amano

                  VIENNA (Kyodo) -- Yukiya Amano, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, said Monday the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan has been substantially stabilized........

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

                  Japanese anti-nuclear citizens groups stage rally at Capitol Hill

                  WASHINGTON (Kyodo) -- Members of Japanese citizens groups staged a rally at Capitol Hill in Washington on Monday, urging U.S. citizens to learn lessons from the ongoing nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant.........

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

                  Groundwater flowing into Fukushima nuclear plant

                  TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Tuesday it suspects that 200 to 500 tons a day of groundwater might be flowing through pits and wall cracks into reactor and turbine buildings at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant crippled by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami......

                  http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm103000c.html

                  TEPCO exec apologizes to Miyagi Gov. Murai over nuclear crisis

                  SENDAI (Kyodo) -- A vice president of Tokyo Electric Power Co., the operator of the crisis-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, apologized to Miyagi Gov. Yoshihiro Murai on Tuesday over the damage to Miyagi Prefecture caused by radiation.........

                  http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm105000c.html

                  Gov't may lift evacuation advisory outside 20-km zone in Sept.

                  TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The government is aiming to lift by the end of September its advisory for residents living in areas outside the 20-kilometer zone around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant that have been designated for evacuation in the event of an emergency, Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura said Tuesday.......

                  http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm106000c.html

                  Members of nuclear academic society voice repentance over Fukushima disaster

                  KITAKYUSHU -- Nuclear experts voiced regret over their failure to prevent the Fukushima nuclear disaster at the first convention of the Atomic Energy Society of Japan (AESJ) held since the disaster began in March.......

                  http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na001000c.html

                  Judge, experts in nuclear plant case show changes of attitude after Fukushima disaster

                  After the disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant, the presiding judge and nuclear experts who testified in a case involving the Hamaoka Nuclear Power Plant have shown shifts in their attitudes on nuclear plant safety and how it should be handled by courts......

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

                  Residents furious over 60-page application, 160-page manual for TEPCO compensation

                  Residents affected by the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant are furious after learning they will have to wade through a 60-page application form -- accompanied by a 160-page manual -- to seek compensation from the plant's operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO).......

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

                  Protesters voice distrust, concern in huge anti-nuclear rally in Tokyo

                  When tens of thousands of people marched through central Tokyo on Sept. 19 in the country's largest anti-nuclear demonstration since the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe, there were a variety of reasons for people to be there -- fear, anger, loneliness, longing for home, and distrust just a few of them.......

                  http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na015000c.html

                  65 percent of Japanese prefer to cut electricity use even if living standards drop

                  Sixty-five percent of Japanese people think that they should reduce their use of electricity even if their living standards have to be lowered in the wake of the outbreak of the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant, according to a recent survey conducted by the Mainichi Shimbun........

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

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                  Jiji press

                  Toshiba to Make Power Transformers in Russia

                  Tokyo, Sept. 20 (Jiji Press)--Japan's Toshiba Corp. <6502> said Tuesday it will set up a joint company with major Russian power generation equipment maker Power Machines by the end of the year to manufacture and sell power transformers in Russia.......

                  http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011092001019

                  Japan to Hold Int'l Nuclear Conference in Fukushima

                  New York, Sept. 19 (Jiji Press)--Japan plans to hold an international nuclear conference next year in Fukushima Prefecture, home to the stricken nuclear power plant, Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Genba said Monday.....

                  http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011092000378

                  Japan to Stabalize Fukushima N-Reactors By Year-End: Hosono

                  Vienna, Sept. 19 (Jiji Press)--Japan aims to bring the damaged reactors at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s <9501> Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station into a stable state known as cold shutdown by the end of this year, nuclear crisis management minister Goshi Hosono said Monday.....

                  http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011092000416

                  Japan to Lift Fukushima Evacuation Preparation Directive This Month

                  Tokyo, Sept. 20 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government aims to remove its designation of evacuation preparation areas near the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station by the end of the month, Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura said Tuesday........

                  http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011092000503

                  Stirred-Up Fallout Deposits Pose Bigger Internal Exposure Risks: Study

                  Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Pref., Sept. 20 (Jiji Press)--Stirred-up deposited radioactive substances from the crippled nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture pose 10 times bigger internal exposure risks than fallout before reaching the ground, the Japan Atomic Energy Agency said Tuesday......

                  http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011092000568

                  200-500 Tons of Groundwater Flowing into Fukushima N-Plant per Day

                  Tokyo, Sept. 20 (Jiji Press)--An estimated 200-500 tons of groundwater per day are flowing into the basements and underground tunnels of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant's No. 1 to 4 reactors, officials said Tuesday.....

                  http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011092000590

                  TEPCO Mulls Cutting Pension Benefits

                  Tokyo, Sept. 20 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> is considering cutting corporate pension benefits as part of its efforts to secure funds for compensation over the radiation leaks from its tsunami-crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, it was learned Tuesday......

                  http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011092000994

                  TEPCO, Govt Accelerate Process to Stabilize Fukushima N-Reactors

                  Tokyo, Sept. 20 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> and the government said Tuesday they aim to put crippled reactors of the company's Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant into a so-called cold shutdown by the year-end......

                  http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011092001078
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                  Sankei news

                  Fukushima Pref. fireworks ditched over radiation fears
                  fireworks festival in Nisshin, Aichi pref


                  Showa Shell' solar panel at Higashi ward, Niigata city

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                  • #54
                    Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - August 6 +

                    typhoon measures


                    http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/f1-np/camera/index-e.html from tepco

                    22:50
                    23:50
                    JNN live cam http://youtu.be/s5DivbbGrnw

                    SDF
                    07:26
                    to plant1
                    17:48
                    Tomioka live cam http://www.nttfukushima.com/live/tomioka/Default.html

                    Expert urges checks of reactor interiors

                    An expert commenting on the accelerated plan to contain the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant says the interior temperatures of the damaged reactors need to be checked.......

                    Wednesday, September 21, 2011 10:02 +0900 (JST)
                    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/21_10.html

                    Noda: Japan-US alliance is cornerstone

                    ......The prime minister also referred to the timing of restarting domestic nuclear plants that have been suspended for regular inspections......

                    Wednesday, September 21, 2011 10:43 +0900 (JST)
                    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/21_12.html

                    TEPCO plans to cut workforce

                    Tokyo Electric Power Company will cut its workforce by about 10 percent in the face of ballooning costs over the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.....

                    Wednesday, September 21, 2011 11:38 +0900 (JST)
                    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/21_16.html

                    Nuclear envoys of 2 Koreas resume talks

                    Wednesday, September 21, 2011 13:16 +0900 (JST)
                    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/21_18.html

                    2 Koreas' top nuclear envoys begin talks

                    Wednesday, September 21, 2011 15:38 +0900 (JST)
                    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/21_22.html

                    Fukushima nuclear plant on typhoon alert

                    Workers struggling to bring the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant under control are stepping up precautions in advance of the approaching typhoon......
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                    Wednesday, September 21, 2011 15:48 +0900 (JST)
                    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/21_25.html
                    related link
                    Strong typhoon is approaching
                    http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/sho...8&postcount=53

                    TEPCO sets standard for compensating entrepreneurs

                    The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has unveiled guidelines for compensating individuals and small and mid-sized businesses affected by the ongoing nuclear crisis......

                    Wednesday, September 21, 2011 20:21 +0900 (JST)
                    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/21_28.html

                    2 Koreas' envoys hold talks

                    Wednesday, September 21, 2011 21:02 +0900 (JST)
                    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/21_30.html

                    Fukushima nuclear plant on typhoon alert

                    Workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant are stepping up precautions in advance of the approaching typhoon......
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                    Wednesday, September 21, 2011 20:27 +0900 (JST)
                    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/21_31.html

                    TEPCO releases new images of Fukushima plant

                    Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, has released new video footage of its Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.....

                    Wednesday, September 21, 2011 23:57 +0900 (JST)
                    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20_46.html
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                    Yomiuri online

                    5 localities to drop from evacuation zone

                    The government has notified five municipalities in Fukushima Prefecture their designation as evacuation preparation zones will end later this month......
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                    http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110920004946.htm

                    New N-target a sign of progress

                    The declaration by Goshi Hosono, state minister in charge of the nuclear crisis, of a new, earlier target date for cold shutdown of the crippled Fukushima reactors is seen as an appeal to the international community that efforts to stabilize the reactors are going smoothly.......

                    http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110920006105.htm

                    Hosono vows cold shutdown by year-end

                    VIENNA--Cabinet member Goshi Hosono has told the International Atomic Energy Agency of a new target--the end of December instead of mid-January--for the complete cold shutdown of reactors at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.......

                    http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110920006018.htm
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                    Asahi com

                    Report: Siemens quitting nuclear business
                    *THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

                    BERLIN -- The chief of Siemens AG says the German industrial conglomerate is quitting the nuclear energy business to focus on other technologies.......

                    http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201109200366.html

                    Fukushima-made fireworks a no-go due to radiation fears

                    NISSHIN, Aichi Prefecture--City officials here decided to cancel the use of fireworks made in Fukushima Prefecture after a number of residents complained about the possibility of having radiation spewed over their neighborhood.......

                    http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201109200345.html

                    Evacuees return home to retrieve winter clothes

                    KAWAUCHI, Fukushima Prefecture -- For the second time since they were evacuated from this disaster area, residents were allowed to return to their homes here Sept. 19 to retrieve warm belongings to see them through the winter..........

                    http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201109200337.html

                    Society of nuclear experts finally meets to discuss what went wrong

                    KITA-KYUSHU -- The Atomic Energy Society of Japan, a nongovernmental organization that promotes nuclear power, finally got around Sept. 19 to asking hard questions posed by the disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant........

                    http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201109200343.html

                    Tens of thousands join anti-nuclear protest

                    An estimated 60,000 people massed in Tokyo's Meiji Park on Sept. 19 to demand an end to Japan's reliance on nuclear power, according to the event's organizers......

                    http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201109200318.html

                    Hosono pledges to achieve cold shutdown by year-end

                    VIENNA--Goshi Hosono, the state minister in charge of the Fukushima nuclear accident, vowed to achieve cold shutdown at the crippled reactors northeast of Tokyo by the end of the year........

                    http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201109200272.html
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                    Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

                    Beerschot apologizes for Fukushima taunts

                    BRUSSELS (AP) -- Belgian league club Beerschot formally apologized to Japan's Eiji Kawashima on Tuesday after some of its fans taunted the international goalkeeper with jeers of "Fukushima, Fukushima" during a Belgian league game against Lierse last month........

                    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/sport...sp086000c.html
                    Eiji Kawashima official web site http://www.eiji-kawashima.com/index.html
                    VERONTSCHULDIGINGEN VOOR KAWASHIMA http://www.beerschot.be/nl/nieuws/ve...voor-kawashima
                    Waarde heer ambassadeur, geachte mensen van Japan, wij bieden u onze welgemeende excuses aan http://www.beerschot.be/nl/nieuws/va...imasen-deshita

                    UN agency lowers projected growth of nuke power

                    VIENNA (AP) -- The U.N. nuclear agency says it now expects nuclear power to grow more slowly than before the Fukushima nuclear disaster......

                    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu067000c.html

                    Japan, South Korea share nuclear expertise with ASEAN

                    BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Kyodo) -- Japan and South Korea are sharing their expertise in nuclear technology with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations amid strong interest from some ASEAN members to adopt nuclear as an energy source, a statement said Wednesday.....

                    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu068000c.html

                    Indian Prime Minister Singh urges Japan to help develop nuclear energy

                    NEW DELHI (Kyodo) -- Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met with former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in New Delhi on Tuesday and urged Japan to provide assistance in India's efforts to develop civilian nuclear energy, Japanese officials said.......

                    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu069000c.html

                    TEPCO mulling cuts in pensions, workforce for nuclear compensation

                    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. President Toshio Nishizawa said Tuesday that the utility is considering cutting corporate pension payments as well as its workforce as it faces ballooning compensation payments over the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant......

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

                    Noda aims to restart idled nuclear reactors by next summer: WSJ

                    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda has expressed his eagerness to restart idled nuclear power reactors by next summer to provide electricity in a stable manner, warning that power shortages could drag down the country's economy, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.......

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

                    Gov't, TEPCO look to stabilize Fukushima nuclear plant by year-end

                    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The government and Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Tuesday they will seek to achieve a stable condition called "cold shutdown" of the crisis-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant by the end of this year but maintained the deadline of January in their updated work schedule to contain the crisis........

                    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm028000c.html

                    Fukushima plant workers to be eligible for free cancer exam

                    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The health ministry decided Wednesday that workers engaged in crisis control at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant should be screened for cancer every year for free from fiscal 2012 if they have been exposed to accumulated radiation of over 100 millisieverts........

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

                    Japan's plutonium holding falls to 30.1 tons

                    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japan had 30.1 tons of fissile plutonium in total at home and abroad at the end of 2010, down 0.9 ton from a year earlier for the second consecutive yearly drop, the government said Tuesday.......

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

                    Nuclear crisis drives down land prices in disaster areas

                    Average residential and commercial land prices were released by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism on Sept. 20 in the first major land-price survey since the onset of the March 11 quake and the ensuing crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant....

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

                    TEPCO burdened with task of treating contaminated water at damaged nuclear plant

                    The government is pouring effort into bringing the temperature at Unit 2 of the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant under 100 degrees Celsius to prevent the release of radioactive materials through steam, but workers are also faced with the task of dealing with huge amounts of contaminated water......

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

                    First shipments of regular season rice from Fukushima growers begin

                    AIZUBANGE, Fukushima -- The first shipments of regular harvest season rice this year from Fukushima Prefecture growers began at an agricultural cooperative here on Sept. 20, with all of the rice getting the highest grade in a quality test......

                    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na021000c.html
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                    Jiji press

                    Tokyo Gas to Invest in Belgian Thermal Power Operator

                    Tokyo, Sept. 21 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Gas Co. <9531> said Wednesday it will invest in T-Power NV, which operates a natural gas-fired power station in an industrial park in northern Belgium........

                    http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011092100622

                    Noda Wants Nuclear Reactors Restarted by Next Summer

                    Tokyo, Sept. 21 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, in an interview published Wednesday, showed his intention to restart idled nuclear reactors by next summer to prepare for peak electricity demand.....

                    http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011092100584

                    TEPCO Not to Fully Compensate Tourism Losses

                    Tokyo, Sept. 21 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> said Wednesday that it will not fully compensate revenue losses the tourism industry suffered in the wake of the nuclear crisis at its crippled Fukushima No. 1 power plant......

                    http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011092100983

                    Comment


                    • #55
                      Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - August 6 +



                      http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/f1-np/camera/index-e.html from tepco

                      03:55
                      07:02
                      07:31
                      JNN live cam http://youtu.be/1ogb-uPvaAw

                      07:03
                      07:28
                      Tomioka live cam http://www.nttfukushima.com/live/tomioka/Default.html

                      turbine building unit 6
                      rainwater leaked into the basement
                      9/21
                      http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/news/11031...s/110922_1.jpg from tepco

                      2 Koreas fail to narrow gap at latest talks

                      Thursday, September 22, 2011 04:17 +0900 (JST)
                      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/22_03.html

                      US urges N.Korea to take constructive action

                      Thursday, September 22, 2011 09:57 +0900 (JST)
                      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/22_10.html

                      Radioactive iodine spread south of nuclear plant

                      A Japanese government survey shows that radioactive iodine emitted from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant spread not only northwestward but also to the south of the plant.......
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                      Thursday, September 22, 2011 11:11 +0900 (JST)
                      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/22_12.html

                      Business leader asks for nuclear plant resumption

                      A business group leader in the Kansai region has asked the government to quickly resume operations at suspended nuclear power plants as a way to resolve continued power shortages in Japan......

                      Thursday, September 22, 2011 14:22 +0900 (JST)
                      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/22_21.html

                      Typhoon Roke spares Fukushima plant

                      Typhoon Roke has inflicted no major damage to the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant......
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                      Thursday, September 22, 2011 14:23 +0900 (JST)
                      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/22_20.html
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                      Strong typhoon is approaching http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/sho...6&postcount=54

                      Noda to address UN nuclear safety meeting

                      Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda is preparing to give a keynote speech about the Fukushima Daiichi accident at a high-level United Nations meeting on nuclear safety.....

                      Thursday, September 22, 2011 19:02 +0900 (JST)
                      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/22_28.html

                      Chief nuclear envoys of China and S.Korea meet

                      Thursday, September 22, 2011 20:54 +0900 (JST)
                      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/22_34.html

                      IAEA adopts action plan for nuclear safety

                      The International Atomic Energy Agency has unanimously endorsed an action plan on nuclear safety at its annual general conference in Vienna.......

                      Thursday, September 22, 2011 21:49 +0900 (JST)
                      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/22_37.html

                      Noda vows to raise nuke safety to highest level

                      Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda has promised that Japan will raise the safety of its nuclear power plants to the highest level in the world......

                      Thursday, September 22, 2011 22:20 +0900 (JST)
                      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/22_35.html
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                      Yomiuri online

                      TEPCO may cut corporate pensions

                      Tokyo Electric Power Co. will likely cut corporate pension payments and reduce its workforce as part of efforts to raise funds to finance compensation payments for damages caused by the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.......

                      http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/business/T110921005194.htm

                      Land prices take hit from March 11, N-crisis / Annual government survey illustrates disastrous events' impact on real estate values nationwide

                      The nation's benchmark land prices for the 12 months to July 1, released Tuesday by the land ministry, highlight the marked impact of the Great East Japan Earthquake and the ensuing nuclear crisis on land prices........
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                      http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/business/T110921005106.htm
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                      Asahi com

                      Japan reports possessing 30 tons of plutonium

                      The amount of fissile plutonium possessed by Japan both at home and abroad as of the end of 2010 was about 30 tons, according to a Cabinet Office report submitted to the Japan Atomic Energy Commission on Sept. 20......

                      http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201109210356.html

                      Fukushima road map leaves out Hosono's goal for cold shutdown

                      A revised road map for ending the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant did not mention a Cabinet minister's new target for bringing the stricken reactors into cold shutdown........

                      http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201109210394.html

                      Noda wants nuclear reactors back up by next summer

                      Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said he hopes to restart suspended nuclear reactors across the nation by next summer.......

                      http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201109210338.html
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                      Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

                      Breakwater construction at Hamaoka plant starts

                      SHIZUOKA, JAPAN (Kyodo) -- Chubu Electric Power Co. on Thursday started the preparatory works for constructing an 18-meter-high, 1.6-kilomter-long, 7-meter-thick breakwater at the suspended Hamaoka nuclear power plant in Omaezaki, Shizuoka Prefecture, to prevent damage by tsunami........

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

                      New centrifuge operation delayed at Rokkasho uranium enrichment plant

                      AOMORI, Japan (Kyodo) -- Japan Nuclear Fuel Ltd. said Wednesday it will delay starting new centrifuges at its uranium enrichment plant in Rokkasho, Aomori Prefecture, until December due to a temporary hiatus in installation work following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.....

                      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm020000c.html

                      TEPCO eyeing annual labor cost cut of 100 bil. yen

                      TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. has begun studying measures to cut personnel costs by 100 billion yen a year, including its first early retirement program, to partially cover huge compensation payments over the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, sources familiar with the matter said Wednesday.......

                      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm024000c.html

                      TEPCO to start sending full-compensation request forms for businesses

                      TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Wednesday it will start sending application forms next Tuesday for full-scale compensation to companies, farmers and tourism businesses affected by the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi atomic power plant.......

                      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm030000c.html

                      TEPCO unveils compensation formula for businesses, but not enough for fresh starts

                      Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) unveiled a formula on Sept. 21 for calculating amounts of compensation to businesses affected by the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant, but it failed to satisfy the operators of many tourist businesses and farmers hit hard by harmful rumors about the threat of radiation.......

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

                      Typhoon hits quake-ravaged regions, floods temporary housing community

                      SUKAGAWA, Fukushima -- Powerful Typhoon No. 15 has caused major floods in temporary housing units here, bringing disaster once more to this city still suffering from the effects of the March 11 earthquake and ensuing nuclear disaster........

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

                      Mayor to apologize for canceling launch of fireworks made in Fukushima town

                      NAGOYA -- The city of Nisshin, Aichi Prefecture, announced on Sept. 21 that its mayor would go to a town in Fukushima Prefecture the next day and apologize for his city cancelling the launch of fireworks that were made in the town.......

                      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na020000c.html

                      Experts say courts will judge safety standards more strictly following Fukushima crisis

                      Courts will judge the safety of nuclear power more strictly in anti-nuclear power station lawsuits in the wake of the Fukushima crisis, legal experts say.......

                      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na024000c.html
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                      Jiji press

                      Asahi Breweries' Fukushima Plant to Resume Operations Oct. 3

                      Tokyo, Sept. 22 (Jiji Press)--Asahi Breweries Ltd. said Thursday that its plant in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, which has been suspended since the March 11 earthquake, will resume operations on Oct. 3.....

                      http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011092200782

                      Kansai Electric May Urge Power Saving by Mid-Dec.

                      Osaka, Sept. 22 (Jiji Press)--Kansai Electric Power Co. <9503> President Makoto Yagi hinted Thursday that the company may ask its corporate and household customers to reduce electricity consumption this winter, as it did in the summer, unless its suspended nuclear power plants can be restarted.......

                      http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011092200978

                      Local Assembly to Seek Hamaoka N-Plant's Permanent Suspension

                      Shizuoka, Sept. 22 (Jiji Press)--A local municipal assembly is expected to pass a resolution Monday to demand that the Hamaoka nuclear power plant be permanently suspended, people familiar with the matter said Thursday.......

                      http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011092200450

                      Extra Safety Steps Sought for Pressurized Water Reactors

                      Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Pref., Sept. 22 (Jiji Press)--Nuclear plant operators should take additional safety steps for pressurized water reactors as their coolant water evaporates rapidly if power to the facilities is lost, Japanese scientists have found.......

                      http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011092200507

                      Polluted Water Levels at Fukushima N-Plant Increase

                      Tokyo, Sept. 22 (Jiji Press)--Radioactive water that accumulates at various facilities at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant has increased due to heavy rain caused by a typhoon, operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> said Thursday......

                      http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011092200586

                      Japan Targets World's Safest N-Power: Noda

                      New York, Sept. 22 (Jiji Press)--Japan will become the world's safest country for nuclear power based on lessons learned from the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said Thursday........

                      http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011092200983

                      U.N. High-Level Meeting Urges Nuclear Safety, Information

                      New York, Sept. 22 (Jiji Press)--A U.N. high-level meeting on nuclear safety and security ended Thursday with calls for the highest level of safety for nuclear reactors and information disclosure......

                      http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011092300186
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                      Sankei news

                      Fukushima animal rescue headquarters
                      Fukushima city, Fukushima pref


                      Mayor to apologize for canceling launch of fireworks made in Fukushima town
                      R: Kozo Hagino, mayor of Nisshin, Aichi Prefecture

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                      • #56
                        Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - August 6 +

                        Todays Fukushima

                        around 10:30

                        reactor1,2


                        reactor4


                        right side of reactor4


                        reactor5,6


                        left side of reactor5,6




                        around 12:40



                        JNN live cam http://youtu.be/1ogb-uPvaAw

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                        • #57
                          Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - August 6 +




                          http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/f1-np/camera/index-e.html

                          15:07
                          16:39
                          17:05
                          JNN live cam http://youtu.be/1ogb-uPvaAw

                          collection of bag? 12:46~




                          ambulance
                          12:21

                          monitoring car
                          13:52
                          Tomioka live cam http://www.nttfukushima.com/live/tomioka/Default.html

                          Nuclear envoys of China, 2 Koreas meet

                          Friday, September 23, 2011 05:04 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/23_01.html

                          Fukushima evacuee makes anti-nuclear speech in NY

                          A farmer in Fukushima Prefecture has urged people around the world to get rid of nuclear power plants, saying there is no such thing as safe nuclear power........
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                          Friday, September 23, 2011 09:30 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/23_08.html

                          UN to study implications of Fukushima accident

                          The United Nations says it will conduct a study on the implications of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident........

                          Friday, September 23, 2011 14:20 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/23_15.html
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                          Yomiuri online

                          Soma city government starts medical checkups for evacuees

                          FUKUSHIMA--The government of Soma, Fukushima Prefecture, has started offering medical checkups to people who were forced to evacuate after the outbreak of the nuclear crisis and who now live in temporary housing in the city........

                          http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110922003840.htm

                          Fukushima high school golfer shoots for glory in tourney

                          FUKUSHIMA--A 17-year-old high school girl from Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, has overcome her share of hardships following the Fukushima nuclear crisis to qualify for a three-day professional golf tournament beginning Friday in Rifucho, Miyagi Prefecture.......

                          http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110922004975.htm

                          N-payment terms unveiled / TEPCO likely to draw fire for setting limits on compensation

                          Tokyo Electric Power Co. has announced specific criteria and procedures for compensating companies and self-employed people affected by the nuclear crisis, but may face a backlash over limitations it has set on payments to certain kinds of businesses......
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                          http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110922006609.htm
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                          Asahi com

                          Pyongyang rejects calls to halt uranium enrichment program

                          http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201109220276.html

                          Radioactive ash from metropolitan area has nowhere to go

                          Incinerator ash containing high levels of radioactive cesium is piling up in some municipalities around Tokyo as Kosaka, a town in Akita Prefecture that has one of the largest private-sector ash landfills in Japan, has shut its doors to ash from the metropolitan area since July......

                          http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201109220271.html

                          High levels radioactive iodine found in soil northwest of stricken plant

                          High levels of radioactive iodine-131 were detected in soil samples collected in areas extending northwest of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant......

                          http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201109220277.html

                          Groundwater frustrates Fukushima cleanup

                          Groundwater flowing into the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant is straining Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s efforts to control water levels and prevent radiation leaks at the stricken facility.......

                          http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201109220281.html

                          Cesium scare in rice diminishes with safety checks

                          Checks of rice grown in 16 prefectures show that more than 90 percent of the grain is free of radioactive cesium.....

                          http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201109220270.html

                          in Okuma town, Fukushima pref

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                          Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

                          NTT Docomo unveils smartphone jacket to measure radiation

                          TOKYO (Kyodo) -- NTT Docomo Inc. has unveiled a prototype of a smartphone cover capable of measuring radiation levels........

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu022000c.html

                          TEPCO seeks to get 10 bil. yen thru 1st batch of property sales

                          TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. is seeking to reap roughly 10 billion yen through the first batch of real estate properties it plans to sell as part of efforts to secure funds to pay massive compensation payments over the crisis at its Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, sources close to the matter said Thursday.......

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

                          Noda voices confidence over resolution of Fukushima nuclear crisis

                          NEW YORK (Kyodo) -- Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda on Thursday expressed confidence that the ongoing nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant will be brought under control in the not-too-distant future.....

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

                          Nuclear engineering students unsure of Japan's nuclear future

                          KITAKYUSHU -- A growing number of students in the field of nuclear engineering want to see Japan's dependence on nuclear power reduced, according to a survey conducted by the Mainichi Shimbun.......

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na016000c.html
                          ____________________________________________
                          Jiji press

                          Hydrogen Found in Fukushima N-Plant Pipe; Blast Risk Low

                          Fukushima, Sept. 23 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> said Friday it has detected hydrogen with a concentration level of over one pct in piping connected to the No. 1 reactor containment vessel at its crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.......

                          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011092300592

                          Upper-Limit Radioactive Cesium Found in Fukushima Rice

                          Fukushima, Sept. 23 (Jiji Press)--The Fukushima prefectural government said Friday 500 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive cesium, Japan's upper legal limit, was detected in preharvest rice in the northeastern prefecture......

                          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011092400011
                          __________________________________________
                          Sankei news

                          wandering ostrich
                          There was a farm of ostrich in Okuma town, Fukushima


                          in front of the UN Headquarters, NY
                          9/22

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                          • #58
                            Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - August 6 +

                            Todays Tomioka

                            dogs 15:36~


                            animal rescue team?









                            2 dogs
                            15:58

                            a dog
                            16:22

                            a dog resting
                            16:32
                            16:39
                            16:46
                            16:52
                            he or she could not come in rescue time....

                            Tomioka live cam http://www.nttfukushima.com/live/tomioka/Default.html in 10km zone

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                            • #59
                              Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - August 6 +



                              http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/f1-np/camera/index-e.html

                              cover for reactor2? 12:20




                              15:04
                              16:32
                              17:07
                              17:16
                              JNN live com http://youtu.be/1ogb-uPvaAw

                              12:20
                              fire engine
                              12:29
                              Tomioka live cam http://www.nttfukushima.com/live/tomioka/Default.html

                              upper reactor building 3
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                              http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/news/11031.../110924_02.zip

                              5th floor reactor building 2
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                              http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/news/11031.../110924_01.zip
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                              Yomiuri online

                              Hydrogen detected in pipe at Fukushima No. 1 reactor

                              Hydrogen has been detected in a pipe at the No. 1 reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, but there is no possibility it will cause an explosion "in the immediate future," the plant's operator said Friday.....

                              http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110923004917.htm
                              _________________________________________
                              Asahi com

                              Aizu parade festival at Aizuwakamatsu city, Fukushima
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                              TEPCO to treat contaminated water for use at Fukushima

                              Tokyo Electric Power Co. unveiled a plan on Sept. 22 to treat low-contamination water and sprinkle the treated water on the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant compound.......

                              http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201109230261.html

                              Noda vows cold shutdown of Fukushima reactors by year-end

                              NEW YORK -- Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda pledged to the international community on Sept. 22 to achieve cold shutdown by the end of this year at the damaged reactors of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant......

                              http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201109230235.html

                              Panel's impartiality questioned over payments from research institute with TEPCO ties

                              The integrity of a government panel setting the compensation guidelines for damage from the Fukushima nuclear accident is being questioned amid revelations two members accepted monthly payments from a research institute with close ties to the electric power industry.....

                              http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201109230226.html
                              ________________________________________
                              Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

                              2 on govt. compensation panel worked for research unit with power company ties

                              Two members of the government's Dispute Reconciliation Committee for Nuclear Damage Compensation assumed top posts at the Japan Energy Law Institute, which relies on the country's utility firms for its funding, and received monthly payments of about 200,000 yen each, it has been learned.........

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

                              Fukushima finds cesium in Nihonmatsu rice, to hold more tests before shipment decision

                              The Fukushima Prefectural Government said on Sept. 23 that it had detected 500 becquerels of radioactive cesium per kilogram -- the government-set allowable limit -- in a sample of "Hitomebore" rice collected in Nihonmatsu's Obama district. It will greatly increase the number of testing locations there for a second test to decide whether to allow shipments of rice from the city........

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

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                              • #60
                                Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - August 6 +

                                Todays Fukushima

                                around 13:00








                                reactor1,2


                                reactor3,4


                                reactor5,6


                                reactor1




                                left side of reactor1


                                right side of reactor4


                                JNN live cam http://youtu.be/1ogb-uPvaAw

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