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Metamorphosis In Fukushima — Installing 11 Solar Power Plants & 10 Wind Power Plants

November 17th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

How does one renew an area devastated by nuclear waste? I think of brilliant Kirusowa's film Dreams. One of the dreams depicts the horror and abyss after the fallout of a nuclear accident. Indeed, in real life, there are farmlands in Japan that are ruined, land that cannot be cultivated anymore. The Nikkei Asian Review reports mountainous areas where population outflows continue


District Court In Fukushima Rules That Tepco & Central Government Liable In Nuclear Disaster … For Only $4.44 Million

October 15th, 2017 | by James Ayre

As a result of a class action lawsuit brought against Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) and the government of Japan — the largest such class action lawsuit to date that relates to the 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima — a district court in the prefecture has ruled that both Tepco and the government are liable for damages ... totaling only around 500 million yen ($4.44 million)


Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Update — More Cleanup Delays, Continually Rising Costs, & Extremely High Radiation Levels Destroying Cleanup Robots

February 15th, 2017 | by James Ayre

We haven't reported on the Fukushima nuclear disaster in a while, so it seems worth providing an update here. The short form? Plans to remove spent nuclear fuel have been delayed again, this time until fiscal year 2018 at the earliest; new fuel leaks continue to be discovered; cleanup cost estimates continue to rise; 300 tons of radioactive water are still pouring into the Pacific Ocean every day; and cleanup robots are still being destroyed by extremely high radiation levels



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