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Until the Fukushima accident, Japan had 55 operating nuclear reactors as well as enrichment and reprocessing plants which had suffered a series of deadly accidents at its nuclear facilities resulting in the deaths of workers and releases of radioactivity into the environment and surrounding communities. Since the Fukushima disaster, there is growing opposition against re-opening those reactors closed for maintenance.

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Monday
May232011

Japan to reconsider reprocessing in wake of Fukushima nuclear catastrophe?

The Mainichi Daily News has quoted the head of the Japanese Communist Party as saying that Prime Minister Kan told him that as part of reviewing energy policy "from scratch," the long established policy of reprocessing high-level radioactive waste would also be reevaluated.

Monday
May232011

Green Action Japan's Fukushima updates

Green Action Japan, based in Kyodo and led by Aileen Mioko Smith, has provided updates on and leadership in response to the unprecedented Fukushima Daiichi nuclear catastrophe since the day it began. Visit Green Action Japan's "Fukushima Update" website for the latest breaking news, and what you can do to help.

Monday
May232011

Aung San Suu Kyi expresses solidarity with Japanese people

MainPhotoNobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma has expressed her solidarity with the people of Japan at this time of triple calamity (earthquake/tsunami/nuclear catastrophe).

Monday
May232011

Did confusion over risk of re-criticality from seawater injection contribute to meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi?

The Mainichi Daily News of Japan has reported that a controversy is raging over whether a comment made by the chair of the Nuclear Safety Commission of Japan, Haruki Madarame, led Tokyo Electric Power Company to suspend injection of seawater into reactors at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, contributing to meltdowns.

Monday
May232011

Japanese Prime Minister denies having ordered suspension of seawater dousing of damaged Fukushima Daiichi reactors on March 12

The Mainichi Daily News of Japan has reported that Japanese PM Kan and his chief spokesman Edano have denied any involvement in Tokyo Electric Power Company's decision to suspend seawater injection into damaged and melting reactor cores on the second day of the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe.