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Nuclear evacuee dies alone at temporary housing unit in Fukushima

NIHONMATSU, Fukushima — A man in his 50s who was living alone in a temporary housing unit here due to the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant disaster was found to have died from illness.

The man — a former nuclear plant worker who was evacuated from the Fukushima Prefecture town of Namie — was found dead at his temporary housing unit in the prefectural city of Nihonmatsu, it was learned on Feb. 19. A person from the neighborhood association found his body apparently shortly after he died on Feb. 16.

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http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20130219p2a00m0na009000c.html

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Highest Yet: Cesium in fish off Chiba coast exceeds radiation limit for first time — 200 kilometers from Fukushima plant — Due east of Tokyo

http://enenews.com/first-fish-radioactive-limit-caught-chiba-200-kilometers-fukushima-plant-due-east-tokyo

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TEPCO forms 3rd-party verification panel over false info to block on-site reactor probe

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20130219p2a00m0na013000c.html

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Report: Fault at nuclear plant may be active

A panel of the Nuclear Regulation Authority says 2 faults under the Higashidori nuclear power plant in Aomori Prefecture, northeastern Japan, may be active.

The finding could keep the plant in northern Japan offline if the operator, Tohoku Electric Power Company, is required to review its anti-quake measures.

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20130218_24.html

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Power industry boss: Proposed reform threatens nuclear power generation

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/economy/business/AJ201302160054

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FYI:

If you understand Japanese, here’s part of a news program that talks about the recent increase in the number of earthquakes in Hakone, shown below, about in the middle of the map. The little blue area just south of it is a lake that was created when the Hakone volcano erupted 3,000 years ago.

hakone_area

(h/t FukushimaDiary)

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If you’d like to follow other volcanos and earthquakes around the world, here’s a site that keeps up with them as they happen:

http://earthquake-report.com/2013/02/19/volcano-activity-of-february-19-2013-fountains-of-fire-at-etna-sicily-this-morning/

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