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"Japan kan niet zonder kernenergie"

"Japan kan niet zonder kernenergie" | NuclearRadiance | Scoop.it
Dat heeft de Japanse premier Shinzo Abe donderdag gezegd op een persconferentie aan de vooravond van de vijfde verjaardag van de kernramp in Fukushima. Er heerst een debat over de heropstart van de reactoren.
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福島第一原発の凍土壁 下流側先行し運用開始へ NHKニュース

福島第一原発の凍土壁 下流側先行し運用開始へ NHKニュース | NuclearRadiance | Scoop.it
東京電力福島第一原子力発電所の汚染水対策の柱として建設された「凍土壁」は、汚染のリスクを巡る原子力規制委員会との見解の隔たりから、運用開始の…
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Over 70% of Japanese Against Nuclear Power Plants After Fukushima Tragedy

Over 70% of Japanese Against Nuclear Power Plants After Fukushima Tragedy | NuclearRadiance | Scoop.it
Tokyo (Sputnik) Feb 12, 2016 -
Over 70 percent of the Japanese are in favor of completely or partially abandoning the use of nuclear power plants (NPP) in the country after the Fukushima disaster, a poll revealed Thursday.

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Japan’s nuclear regulator slams TEPCO over radiation measure error - The Japan Daily Press

Japan’s nuclear regulator slams TEPCO over radiation measure error - The Japan Daily Press | NuclearRadiance | Scoop.it

Japan’s nuclear regulator slams TEPCO over radiation measure error

Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority blasted the operator of the embattled Fukushima nuclear plant for measuring inaccurately the radiation levels of the contaminated groundwater at the site. The NRA slammed Tokyo Electric Co. (TEPCO) for its blunder, saying that the utility company lacks basic knowledge in measuring and handling radiation.

Many criticisms have been thrown TEPCO’s way since their apparent ineffectiveness in handling the nuclear reactor meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in March 2011. NRA Chairman Shunichi Tanaka thinks the latest blunder is no different from their previous mistakes. Initial beta radiation reading from the well was measured at 900,000 becquerels per liter but TEPCO said last week that the actual measure is a record 5 million becquerels per liter of the lethal radioactive strontium-90. The machine used to measure the strontium levels of the water from the well was apparently not calibrated along with the devices that interprets all-beta radiation. Current legal limit for strontium 90 to be released into the sea is only at 30 becquerels per liter.

Tanaka said that such a mistake is unacceptable. “Something like this cannot happen… This (data) is what becomes the basis of various decisions, so they must do their utmost to avoid mistakes in measuring radiation,” he said. In light of this, a spokesperson from TEPCO vowed to re-examine all-beta radiation readings of the groundwater pumped from the well to ensure accurate measurement.
http://japandailypress.com/japans-nuclear-regulator-slams-tepco-over-radiation-measure-error-1344174/

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Defaulting to the old ways

Defaulting to the old ways | NuclearRadiance | Scoop.it
The Abe administration seems to be reverting to an old energy policy by revisiting the old policymaking process. The draft of the nation's new Basic Energy Plan, put together by ...
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Incidences of thyroid cancer on the rise among Fukushima children

Incidences of thyroid cancer on the rise among Fukushima children | NuclearRadiance | Scoop.it
The number of under-18s in Fukushima Prefecture diagnosed with thyroid cancer has increased to 12, while the number of possible…
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IAEA praises Fukushima decommissioning approach

IAEA praises Fukushima decommissioning approach | NuclearRadiance | Scoop.it
Japan has adopted a more proactive approach towards addressing the many complex challenges posed by the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, an international expert mission has concluded.
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Fukushima residents may never go home, say Japanese officials

Fukushima residents may never go home, say Japanese officials | NuclearRadiance | Scoop.it
Admission deals blow to government assurances that radiation near the Daiichi nuclear plant can be brought down to safe levels
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Record outdoor radiation level that ‘can kill in 20 min’ detected at Fukushima

Record outdoor radiation level that ‘can kill in 20 min’ detected at Fukushima | NuclearRadiance | Scoop.it
Outdoor radiation levels have reached their highest at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant,warns the operator company.Radiation found in an area near a steel pipe that connects reactor buildings could kill an exposed person in 20 minutes,local media...
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Taiwan, Japan to sign more accords after fishing pact - Channel NewsAsia

Taiwan, Japan to sign more accords after fishing pact - Channel NewsAsia | NuclearRadiance | Scoop.it
Taiwan and Japan will sign agreements covering e-commerce and patents in Taipei on Tuesday, in another sign of their closer ties, following a pact over fishing rights in disputed East China Sea waters, officials said.
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Experts at IAEA meet criticize Japan for ongoing problems at Fukushima

Experts at IAEA meet criticize Japan for ongoing problems at Fukushima | NuclearRadiance | Scoop.it
The government Monday came under criticism from some nuclear experts at a briefing held on the sidelines of the U.N. nuclear watchdog's annual assembly over its attempt to stem the ...
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Trial fishing operations restart off Fukushima coast - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Trial fishing operations restart off Fukushima coast - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun | NuclearRadiance | Scoop.it
SOMA, Fukushima Prefecture--Fishermen in this northeastern city resumed trial operations on Sept. 25 for the first time in three months, despite little hope of ever capturing the bounty their livelihood once provided.
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Monju: the other Japanese nuclear reactor disaster

Monju: the other Japanese nuclear reactor disaster | NuclearRadiance | Scoop.it
The cost of decommissioning a nuclear reactor that was once seen as the crown jewel in Japan’s atomic energy programme has been put at an eye-watering 300 billion yen (HK$20.5 billion)....

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Takahama's problematic restart

Takahama's problematic restart | NuclearRadiance | Scoop.it
The restart of reactors at the Takahama nuclear power plant raises a number of worriesome issues.

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No reactor safety reviews to be completed by end of March: NRA chief

No reactor safety reviews to be completed by end of March: NRA chief | NuclearRadiance | Scoop.it
The head of the Nuclear Regulation Authority said Wednesday that regulators are unlikely to complete safety checks on any of the country's reactors by the end of March, a key ...
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Taxing times

Taxing times | NuclearRadiance | Scoop.it
WHEN Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, declared on October 1st that he would raise the consumption tax in April, from 5% to 8%, he was merely implementing the...
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Evacuation Orders and Restricted Areas

Evacuation Orders and Restricted Areas | NuclearRadiance | Scoop.it
■ Evacuation orders
Immediately after the accident, the government ordered residents in only 3km ra…
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Japan to spend $970M on nuclear contaminated soil storage

Japan to spend $970M on nuclear contaminated soil storage | NuclearRadiance | Scoop.it
The Japanese government is planning to set aside 100 billion yen (around US$970 million) for a storage facility for tens of thousands of tons of contaminated soil from the radiation caused by the F...
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Japan says fixing Fukushima's toxic water issues to take years

Ending radioactive water leaks along with groundwater and ocean contamination at the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan may take more than five years, according to a report by a government advisory body.
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Japan will increase its sales tax to 8% next year and plans more stimulus

Japan will increase its sales tax to 8% next year and plans more stimulus | NuclearRadiance | Scoop.it
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took a long-awaited decision to raise Japan's sales tax by 3 percentage points, placing the need to cut the nation's towering debt ahead of any risk to recent economic growth, as he now focuses on crafting a broader...
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Fukushima sees record radiation level

Fukushima sees record radiation level | NuclearRadiance | Scoop.it
Outdoor radiation levels reach their highest at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant.
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‘Kernramp veroorzaakt door mens' - De Standaard

‘Kernramp veroorzaakt door mens'  - De Standaard | NuclearRadiance | Scoop.it
Het is gevaarlijk om de kerncentrales weer te openen zonder eerst de lessen van Fukushima te leren, waarschuwt een officiële commissie die de ramp onderzoc...
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Whitebait catches resume in disaster-hit Fukushima

Fishermen have resumed catching whitebait in waters off Fukushima Prefecture for the first time since the nuclear accident in March 2011.
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Japan's GDP growth downgraded to annual 1.1%

Japan's GDP growth downgraded to annual 1.1% | NuclearRadiance | Scoop.it
Japan's economy grew at an annualized rate of 1.1 percent in the third quarter of 2013 in inflation-adjusted terms, downgraded from preliminary data against the backdrop of a downward revision ...
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