Fukushima Daiichi Weekly Report from the Progressive Press (11/02/2014)
Video: “Purple cloud” seen by engineer after Fukushima explosion…
The Sue family used to call Odaka, a town near the Fukushima plant, home. Like other towns, Odaka has been reopened to its residents – but only during daytime. Yoshiharu and his wife agreed to tak eus to Fukushima’s forbidden zone. (10/28/2014)
Japanese volcano 40 miles from nuclear plant shows signs of possible eruption (10/24/2014)
“Sendai nuclear plant lies near the volcano Ioyama, on the volcanically active Kirishima mountain range.”
Article video: Published on Oct 29, 2014
Japan’s coverage of the Fukushima nuclear disaster lead a news anchor to quit. Jun Hori has now launched his own media project. He says his network restricted what he could say about the catastrophe and moved more slowly than others to report how far radiation was spreading.
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Sailors Can Sue Tepco in U.S. Over Radiation, Judge Says (10/30/2014)
“U.S. Navy personnel who were exposed to radiation from Japan’s wrecked Fukushima plant during earthquake and tsunami relief efforts in 2011 can sue the power station’s operator in California, a court ruled.”
IAEA to send experts to analyze seawater (10/31/2014)
The International Atomic Energy Agency will send two marine experts to Japan to report their analysis of the sea water off the coast of the defunct Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
Learning the tragic lesson of Fukushima: No nuclear restart at Sendai (10/31/2014)
“In March 2011, Japan suffered the worst nuclear catastrophe in a generation, with triple reactor core meltdowns and exploded containment buildings at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
The catastrophe was a stern warning about the perils of depending on nuclear power.
Legislation to promote renewable energy has meant the number of solar power installations has rocketed. With reactors going offline and being unable to restart due in large part to public opposition, Japanese citizens have enjoyed over a year in which no nuclear power plant has operated.”
Research by: Wendy Beck and Emine Dilek