Fukushima: Hawaii-based nonprofit group says “every single person” they hosted from Japan has had health problems — Global Research, Nuclear Hotseat podcast

” Interview with Vicki Nelson, founder of Fukushima Friends (nonprofit organization which facilitates trips to Hawaii for Fukushima radiation refugees), Nuclear Hotseat hosted by Libbe HaLevy, Jun 9, 2015 (at 16:30 in): Vicki Nelson, founder of Fukushima Friends (emphasis added): We have a home that’s open for them to come and experience some time of … Continue reading

Struggling TEPCO to gain additional funding from 3 national megabanks — The Asahi Shimbun

” In a show of confidence, the nation’s top three banks and other financial organizations who have been funding embattled Tokyo Electric Power Co. have agreed to extend 280 billion yen ($2.26 billion) in loans to the utility for the fiscal year. The entities concluded that TEPCO, the operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 … Continue reading

Dr. Josh Park’s courage at Fukushima — Robert Hunziker via Counterpunch

” Disasters have an uncanny way of bringing out the best in humanity. In the aftermath of tragedy, compassion, understanding, compatibility, accommodation, and accord usually lead the way forward. That’s when remarkable people stand out in the face of adversity. Therefore, it is extraordinarily unfortunate that Japan’s government choses to dishonor its own citizenry as … Continue reading

Japan asks China to ease food import restrictions introduced after Fukushima nuclear disaster — South China Morning Post

” A Japanese farm ministry official met a senior Chinese official in charge of food inspection on Friday to request the easing of restrictions on food imports introduced after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011, sources said. A director general at the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries used the meeting in Beijing to … Continue reading

Editorial: No more half-baked plans for decommissioning Fukushima reactors — The Asahi Shimbun

” For the first time in two years, the government and Tokyo Electric Power Co. have announced a revised mid- to long-term road map for decommissioning nuclear reactors at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 power station. The removal of spent nuclear fuel from storage pools at the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 reactors … Continue reading