September 24, 2015

Dr. Mohan Doss of Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia pulls no punches when the New York Times asked him about the 1,600 Fukushima accident “related” deaths. He says Tokyo over-reacted to hypothetical radiation risks and should not have called for immediate...

September 21, 2015

More rural contaminated waste bags were found washed away. Last Monday, we reported that ~400 large bags containing mildly radioactive decontamination debris were swept up by flooding along the Hiso and Niida Rivers running through Iitate in Fukushima Prefecture. Many...

September 17, 2015

Residual airborne radioactive releases from F. Daiichi may have ended. The large-scale releases into the atmosphere ended more than four years ago, but low levels have remained detectible until now. Japan Atomic Energy Agency has monitored radiation levels at various...

September 14, 2015

Fukushima nursing home evacuations were riskier than F. Daiichi’s radiation. A scientific study published Friday says the evacuations posed a far-greater health risk to patients than the radiation they would have received had they stayed put. University of Tokyo...

September 10, 2015

Sendai unit #1 became the first Japanese nuclear plant to resume commercial operations in two years. The Nuclear Regulation Authority completed its final full power inspections earlier today and approved commercial operations, which began at 4pm JST. Chief Cabinet...

September 7, 2015

The evacuation order for Naraha town was lifted on Saturday. The event was marked by more than 200 residents at a festive assembly arranged by the town officials. A large graphic was unveiled depicting a planned “compact community” of medical facilities,...

September 3, 2015

The IAEA released its final report on the accident at F. Daiichi. The main focus of the report seems to be with the accident itself, its causes, and its physical impacts. Director General Yukiya Amano’s statement on the document admonishes Tepco and Tokyo for not...

August 31, 2015

Today, Sendai unit #1 reached 100% reactor power. Although the plant was generating at its full power level (890 MWe) late last week, the reactor itself was still below 100%. It was ramped up over the weekend. Commercial operation is scheduled for September 10th....

August 27, 2015

Fukushima Fisheries officially approve decontaminated water releases. On Tuesday, the National Federation of Fisheries Cooperative Associations approved the plan on conditions that their release rulings are followed and compensation is paid for damages due to harmful...

August 24, 2015

13,000 more Fukushima evacuees can prepare to go back home. Tokyo’s nuclear emergency response headquarters says residents of Minamisoma City and Katsurao Village can stay in their homes for a three month preparatory period starting on August 31. In the affected zones...
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