Ex-premiers Koizumi, Hosokawa to establish antinuclear power forum — GlobalPost

” Former prime ministers Junichiro Koizumi and Morihiro Hosokawa will establish an antinuclear power forum in May to promote research into renewable power sources and support antinuclear candidates in elections, sources familiar with the matter said Tuesday. The inauguration meeting will be held May 7, according to the sources. Hosokawa, who was in power between … Continue reading

Japan’s radioactive Potemkin village: The Government’s double-dealing data — Rense.com **MUST READ

I highly recommend you read this article by  Richard Wilcox, who “is a Tokyo-based teacher and writer who holds a Ph.D. in environmental studies and is a regular contributor to the world’s leading website exposing the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Rense.com. He is also a contributor to Activist Post.”   ”  I stand to be corrected … Continue reading

August water leak at No. 1 far more toxic than announced: Tepco — The Japan Times

” Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Friday that toxic water found to have leaked last August at one of the huge tanks at the accident-hit Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant was far more contaminated than initially announced. After recalculating the radiation level, Tepco said the water contained 280 million becquerels per liter of beta … Continue reading

Tepco officials cannot estimate how frequent water will be discharged from Fukushima Daiichi — Enformable Nuclear News

” Workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant started up a water management system on Wednesday which will pump groundwater into special storage tanks in the hopes of preventing it from becoming highly contaminated after passing through the site. The water is being drawn from 12 wells on the mountainside. Workers will allow the … Continue reading

Bringing the focus back on life — Fairewinds Energy Education

Chiho Kaneko, a board member of Fairewinds Energy Education who grew up in Iwate, Japan, spent last December and January in Fukushima prefecture and shares her experiences there. As the Fukushima residents have experienced radiation sickness along with people in Tokyo and beyond who have experienced high rates of sickness and strange symptoms, Kaneko developed … Continue reading

Fukushima children start school, flee radiation — Associated Press; Mayor Dr. Sugenoya speaks, “Matsumoto Boarding School Project for the Children of Fukushima”

” MATSUMOTO, Japan (AP) — The 12-year-old girl didn’t want to leave her younger brother, and her grandparents didn’t want her to go away. But a family living near the “no-go zone” surrounding Japan’s destroyed nuclear plant has other things to consider. Yukie Hashimoto and her husband sent their daughter 300 kilometers (200 miles) away … Continue reading