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Sunday
Sep242017

Japanese "News of the Atom" from Harry Shearer on Le Show

Harry Shearer, voice of Mr. Burns on The Simpsons, reports on nuke news from Japan: debris is so complex, and radiation levels so high, at Fukushima Daiichi Units 1 and 2, that operations to remove highly radioactive irradiated nuclear fuel pools at the ruined reactors will be delayed for three years; a court in Chiba, Japan ruled in favor of plaintiffs harmed by the nuclear disaster, requiring Tokyo Electric to pay them $3.3 million in compensation (but holding the Japanese government not responsible); and key chains and compasses, manufactured in China and the U.S., sold in Japan, were four to eleven times too high in radioactive tritium content, and had to be reclaimed from consumers.