Japan’s nuclear authority is to conduct radiation surveys to measure the long-term effect on marine resources on the seabed off the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant that has been leaking toxic water since 2011, the Japanese media reports.
Weather updates: http://typhoonstormwatch2012.blogspot.co.uk/
Tepco Drains 1,130 Tons of Rainwater at Fukushima After Typhoon: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-09-17/tepco-drains-1-130-tons-of-rainwater-at-fukushima-after-typhoon.html
Kyodo: Fearing Fukushima plant would flood, workers opened barriers — Amount of contamination released ‘unknown’ — TV: Japan media questioning if radioactivity levels were measured before pumping into ocean; Tepco now under investigation : http://enenews.com/kyodo-fearing-fukushima-plant-would-flood-workers-opened-barriers-tv-japan-media-questioning-if-radioactivity-levels-were-measured-before-pumping-into-ocean-tepco-now-under-investigation
Crippled Fukushima braces for typhoon Man-Yi hit (VIDEO): http://rt.com/news/japan-typhoon-fukushima-plant-914/
Typhoon Man-yi hits Japan raising fears about Fukushima nuclear plant: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-09-16/typhoon-man-yi-hits-japan2c-raising-fukushima-fears/4960034
Dr. Helen Caldicott speaks of the dangers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMmaduq-5bw&feature=youtu.be
15.9.13 ~ And Breaking News: Dr Helen Caldicott is one of the most articulate and passionate advocates of citizen action to remedy the nuclear and environmental crises ::
As TEPCO has been struggling to contain contaminated water at the plant, the government has stepped in to take over some of the responsibilities, arguing that the utility seems incapable of fixing the matter on its own.
The consequences of the nuclear catastrophe in Japan have triggered international debate after Tokyo won the right to host the 2020 Olympic Games, beating Madrid and Istanbul.
Just hours before Tokyo was chosen on September 7, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reassured the International Olympic Committee that radioactive water leakage from the wrecked nuclear plant was "under control” and "will never do any damage to Tokyo"
His speech caused a wave of criticism in Japan. On Saturday, the front-page of national newspaper Asahi Shimbun read "Contaminated water 'control' running astray," "Credibility of prime minister's message to overseas is shaking."
Hikariko Ono of the Prime Minister's office defended Abe's statement, saying that the monitoring results conducted off the Fukushima coast showed undetectable radioactivity.
A senior TEPCO official Kazuhiko Yamashita contradicted the Prime Minister on Friday by saying the radioactive water leakage at the crippled Fukushima plant ‘was not under control’.