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Japan Times: Discharges of Fukushima nuclear material into Pacific “have effectively contaminated the sea” — Melted reactor cores will burn again if water not perpetually poured in — “Tepco proposing some of it be dumped into ocean”

http://enenews.com/japan-times-discharges-of-nuclear-material-into-the-pacific-from-fukushima-have-effectively-contaminated-the-sea-melted-reactor-cores-will-burn-again-if-water-not-perpetually-poured-in-t

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Strong M6 quake hits near Fukushima nuclear plant — Intensity 5+ on JMA scale — Officials: “No reports of damage so far”

http://enenews.com/strong-m6-quake-hits-near-fukushima-nuclear-plant-intensity-5-officials-no-reports-of-damage-so-far

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Japan Times: Radiation level in Fukushima town 400 times higher than in Tokyo — 10 kilometers from Daiichi

http://enenews.com/japan-times-radiation-level-fukushima-town-400-times-higher-tokyo

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Rice planted 10 miles from Fukushima Daiichi — Residents can’t stay in town overnight — “Intended for sale”

http://enenews.com/jiji-rice-being-planted-about-10-miles-from-fukushima-daiichi-intended-for-sale

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The highly exposed man in Ibaraki died

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/05/the-highly-exposed-man-in-ibaraki-died/

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Fukushima No. 1 can’t keep its head above tainted water

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/05/21/reference/fukushima-no-1-cant-keep-its-head-above-tainted-water/#.UZtVupVrjcZ

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Fukushima Fallout Threat and Cover Up Continues

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2013/05/14/fukushima-fallout-threat-and-cover-up-continues/

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Troubled Tsuruga reactor could force utilities to shoulder enormous financial burdens

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20130516p2a00m0na016000c.html

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Over 1μSv/h at 5 locations beside the major river in Kashiwa Chiba, “All blockaded”

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/05/over-1μsvh-at-5-locations-beside-the-major-river-in-kashiwa-chiba-all-blockaded/

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Former Fukushima worker, “Fukushima decommissioning cost may be beyond 100 trillion yen”

 http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/05/former-fukushima-worker-fukushima-decommissioning-cost-may-be-beyond-100-trillion-yen/

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Fukushima I Nuke Plant: TEPCO to Release ‘Uncontaminated’ Groundwater to Pacific Ocean, Starting Later This Month

http://ex-skf.blogspot.jp/2013/05/fukushima-i-nuke-plant-tepco-to-release.html

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Atomic Energy Society of Japan Survey: 70% of Nuclear Experts Say They Are Comfortable with Nuclear Power, 92% Say We Should Continue to Use Nuclear Power

 http://ex-skf.blogspot.jp/2013/05/atomic-energy-society-of-japan-survey.html

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Radioactive Japan with Nothing Better to Do: Police and Japan Coast Guard Held Joint Anti-Terrorism Exercise to Protect #Fukushima I Nuke Plant from Terrorists

http://ex-skf.blogspot.jp/2013/05/radioactive-japan-with-nothing-better.html

 

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Groundwater Pump and Release from #Fukushima I Nuke Plant: Fukushima Fishermen Want Safety Assurance from Government, and Goverment Is Set to Give That Assurance

 http://ex-skf.blogspot.jp/2013/05/groundwater-pump-and-release-from.html

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Cherry Tomatoes and Asparagus, From #Fukushima to Thailand

 http://ex-skf.blogspot.jp/2013/05/cherry-tomatoes-and-asparagus-from.html

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“Something serious is going on”. Horse ranch owner worries alarming conditions of horses in Iitate, Fukushima

http://www.save-children-from-radiation.org/2013/05/05/something-serious-is-going-on-horse-ranch-owner-worries-alarming-conditions-of-horses-in-iitate-fukushima/

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Study: Vast area of 60 million people contaminated from Fukushima disaster (PHOTO)

http://enenews.com/study-vast-area-of-60-million-people-contaminated-from-fukushima-disaster-photo

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Fukushima I Nuke Plant Accident Reactor 3 Explosion: Where Did the Black Smoke Come From? And White Smoke?

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Former Fukushima worker “Pumping up ground water may cause Fukushima plant a land subsidence”

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/05/former-fukushima-worker-pumping-up-ground-water-may-cause-fukushima-plant-a-land-subsidence/

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Gov’t to review Fukushima quake debris disposal plans due to nuclear disaster

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20130507p2a00m0na015000c.html

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Young sardine catch resumes off northern Ibaraki Pref. after more than 2-year hiatus

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20130507p2a00m0na004000c.html

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NBC News: Fears that Fukushima plant could “break apart” during cleanup process

http://enenews.com/nbc-news-fears-that-fukushima-plant-could-break-apart-during-cleanup-process

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Fukushima: A Dire SOS Message

http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/16117-fukushima-a-dire-sos-message

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Expert: Fukushima nuclear material to wash up on beaches and be blown over surrounding countryside

http://enenews.com/expert-fukushima-nuclear-material-wash-beaches-be-blown-surrounding-countryside

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NHK: Unexplained water leak at Fukushima reactor immediately after 3/11 quake — Crucial cooling system disabled?

http://enenews.com/nhk-unexplained-water-leak-at-fukushima-reactor-immediately-after-311-quake-crucial-cooling-system-disabled

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Fukushima I Nuke Plant: Reactor 3 Operating Floor Debris with 540 Millisieverts/Hr Radiation

 http://ex-skf.blogspot.jp/2013/05/fukushima-i-nuke-plant-reactor-3.html

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Fukushima I Nuke Plant: Was TEPCO Using Used Bottle to Collect Water Samples from the Pond Leak?

http://ex-skf.blogspot.jp/2013/05/fukushima-i-nuke-plant-amount-of.html

 

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Q: Whatever happened to all the millions of yen donated to the Japanese Red Cross and WHY IS IT NOT BEING USED FOR THESE CHILDREN?

Care houses for March 11 disaster orphans face fund shortage

A group of women makes a donation as high school students call for Rainbow House construction funds, in front of Shikoku Railway Co.'s Takamatsu Station. (Mainichi)
A group of women makes a donation as high school students call for Rainbow House construction funds, in front of Shikoku Railway Co.’s Takamatsu Station. (Mainichi)

Officials trying to build centers for children who lost their parents to the March 2011 earthquake disaster have a rough road ahead due to increasing costs of labor and building materials in the disaster stricken areas.

Ashinaga, a Tokyo-based organization that provides educational and emotional support for orphans, planned building a “Rainbow House” — first built in the city of Kobe after the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake for orphans and their psychological care — in the Tohoku region in April 2011, right after the earthquake and tsunami hit the area. The initial plan was to build five houses in Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures and open their doors to children by this spring. The 3.7 billion yen that construction was expected to cost was supposed to be covered by donations.

Read the entire story at:

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20130513p2a00m0na010000c.html

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More updates when I get a chance… In the meantime, I hope you are keeping up to date through the links at the right.

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2 years, 49 days and counting.

The world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author Noam Chomsky commented on the ruling of Sendai High Court which rejected a demand that a city affected by the fallout of the country’s 2011 nuclear disaster evacuate its children.

Chomsky said:

It is deeply disturbing to learn that the courts have blocked efforts to evacuate children from the Fukushima site, though acknowledging the health risks. Nothing tells us more about the moral level of a society than how it treats the most vulnerable, in this case its most precious possession, its children. I hope and trust that this grim decision will be reversed.

Noam Chomsky

 

Please support the campaign for evacuation of the children

Can you help us send messages to the court from all over the world?

The Fukushima Collective Evacuation Trial Team is collecting messages to judges from international celebrities and campaigners. The Japanese authorities tend to be vulnerable to criticism from abroad. In order to show the strong international interest and support for the trial, the trial support team would like to film as many video messages as possible to the judges from all over the world. If you sympathise with our struggle, please do get in touch. Do let us know if you have a contact with any international celebrities, politicians or well-known campaigners who are prepared to give us a short message. Volunteers of the trial support team will make an arrangement with them and decide when and where filming can take place. Please contact: fukuchima-picture@song-deborah.com

 

Find out more on the campaign website.

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Video: Situation in Fukushima is beyond imagination — Many young and old people dead from heart attacks — Young woman died of leukemia

http://enenews.com/video-situation-in-fukushima-is-beyond-imagination-many-young-and-old-people-have-died-of-heart-attacks-young-woman-died-of-leukemia

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2,700 Bq/Kg from tea leaves picked by elementary school students in Itabashi Tokyo

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/04/2700-bqkg-from-tea-leaves-picked-by-elementary-school-students-in-itabashi-tokyo/

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Da-te city standardize all the school lunch menus to serve bamboo shoots, “Cs-134/137 from 86% of bamboo shoots”

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/04/da-te-city-standardize-all-the-school-lunch-menus-to-serve-bamboo-shoots-cs-134137-from-86-of-bamboo-shoots/

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Fukushima I Nuke Plant: Amount of Radioactive Materials in Water Sample from Outside the In-The-Ground Water Storage Pond No.1 Rose by 10

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Educator Notes Similarities Between Fukushima Evacuee Housing, WWII Internment Camps

Japanese American Leadership Delegate from Arlington reflects on the life-changing events from trip.

http://arlington-va.patch.com/articles/a-trip-to-japan-promotes-leadership

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27 years since Chernobyl and what have we learned?

http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/news/Blogs/nuclear-reaction/27-years-since-chernobyl-and-what-have-we-lea/blog/44963/

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TV: Clay sheet used for Fukushima nuclear waste leaked after just 8 days — Tepco: “Designed to prevent leakage completely” (VIDEO)

http://enenews.com/expert-clay-sheet-used-for-fukushima-nuclear-waste-leaked-after-just-8-days-tepco-the-design-was-meant-to-prevent-leakage-completely-video

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‘Great wall of Fukushima’ to be built underground? — Structure around reactors proposed

http://enenews.com/great-wall-fukushima-be-built-underground-structure-around-reactors-proposed

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Highest fallout levels in Tokyo since soon after Fukushima crisis began

http://enenews.com/highest-fallout-levels-in-tokyo-since-soon-after-fukushima-crisis-began

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70-year-old photographer records radiation-tainted hometown with camera

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20130430p2a00m0na008000c.html

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[JP West coast contamination] 70 Bq/Kg from the soil of cultivated land of Niigata

http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/04/jp-west-coast-contamination-70-bqkg-from-the-soil-of-cultivated-land-of-niigata/

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