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Japan – Govt. tightens control over cesium in food

Monday, April 2, 2012 Comments off

The Japanese government is setting stricter standards for permissible levels of radioactive cesium in food products.

Local governments will begin applying the new inspection rules on Monday. Read more…

Japan – Population falling in disaster-hit areas

Monday, March 12, 2012 Comments off

Municipalities along the coastlines in northeastern Japan devastated by the disaster last March need more assistance from the central government to stop the outflow of population. Read more…

Japan -Thyroid screenings detect relatively high exposure

Saturday, March 10, 2012 Comments off

Experts have detected radioactive iodine in the thyroid glands of 80 percent of the people who used to live near the Fukushima nuclear plant. Five of them had dosages of more than 50 millisieverts. Read more…

Japan – Failed Fukushima offsite center shown to media

Friday, March 2, 2012 Comments off

A nuclear emergency response center that proved useless during the Fukushima nuclear disaster was shown to the media for the first time since March 11th last year. Read more…

Japan:TEPCO says no damage to spent fuel at Fukushima

Friday, February 10, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Feb. 10, 2012

The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says it has found no damage to spent fuel rods that will be the first to be removed from the plant’s reactors. Read more…

Japan:Cesium detected in worms near Fukushima plant

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Feb. 8, 2012

Researchers say high levels of radioactive cesium have been detected in earthworms caught in areas around the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant. Read more…

Japan:Temperature at No.2 reactor remains high

Monday, February 6, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Feb. 6, 2012

Attempts to cool the temperature in the No. 2 reactor of the disabled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have only partially succeeded despite the injection of more cooling water. Read more…

Japan:More water leaks found at Fukushima nuclear plant

Monday, January 30, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Jan 30, 2012

More water leaks have been found at the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Tokyo Electric Power Company told reporters on Monday morning that it has discovered 2 additional water leaks at the nuclear plant. Read more…

Japan:Radiation study of wildlife planned in Fukushima

Sunday, January 29, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Jan 29, 2012

Japan will launch a comprehensive study to monitor the impact of radiation exposure on wild animals and plants around the damaged nuclear plant in Fukushima. Read more…

Japan:IAEA inspects safety drill at Ohi nuclear plant

Thursday, January 26, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Jan 26, 2012

A team from the International Atomic Energy Agency has observed a safety drill at the Ohi nuclear plant in Fukui Prefecture, along the Sea of Japan coast. Read more…