November 2011

News on the Fukushima Nuclear Crisis

  • Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Update for November 22nd – 28th, 2011
    The Greenpeace news from the ongoing crisis at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
    Christine McCann, Greenpeace, Nov 29, 2011.

  • Fukushima plant chief takes sick leave, to be replaced
    The head of the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant is stepping down for undisclosed health reasons and will be replaced in December.
    Asahi Japan Watch, Nov 29, 2011.

  • Nuke crisis sends hundreds of Tokyoites fleeing to Okinawa
    Following the Fukushima nuclear crisis and fearing the spread of radiation, a number of Kanto residents fled to this southernmost prefecture and continue to live here despite the lack of personal connections.
    Kazuyo Nakamura, Asahi Japan Watch, Nov 22, 2011.

  • Rice containing radioactive caesium found in Japan
    Radioactive caesium has been detected above the safety level in rice for the first time in Japan since the nuclear crisis began at the Fukushima plant.
    Roland Buerk, BBC News, Nov 17, 2011.

  • Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Update for November 11th – 14th, 2011
    The Greenpeace news from the ongoing crisis at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
    Christine McCann, Greenpeace, Nov 15, 2011.

  • Fukushima No. 1 tour an eye-opener
    Radiation dangers temper sense of stability at scene of devastation.
    Reiji Yoshida, The Japan Times, Nov 15, 2011.

  • Study: Radiation contamination likely in western Japan, Hokkaido
    Radioactive substances spewed out by the quake-stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant have likely spread to western Japan and Hokkaido, according to a team of Japanese, U.S. and European scientists.
    Susumu Yoshida, Asahi Japan Watch, Nov 15, 2011.

  • Fukushima maps identify radiation hot spots
    Independent studies plot fallout from Japanese nuclear disaster.
    Edwin Cartlidge, Nature, Nov 14, 2011.

  • Shells of nuclear reactor buildings seen at stricken Japan plan
    CNN, Nov 13, 2011.

  • Dosimeters sound alert as media enter crippled nuke plant
    Carrying dosimeters that were emitting radiation warnings while nearing the destroyed No. 3 reactor, anxious members of the media got their first up-close look at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant on Nov. 12.
    Asahi Japan Watch, Nov 13, 2011.

  • Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Update for November 8th – 10th, 2011
    The Greenpeace news from the ongoing crisis at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
    Christine McCann, Greenpeace, Nov 11, 2011.

  • MHI N-plant data compromised / Infected server leaked plant designs during recent cyber-attacks
    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries admitted that information on nuclear power plants, including plant and equipment designs, were compromised in a recent cyber-attack on its computer systems.
    The Daily Yomiuri Shimbun, Nov 11, 2011.

  • Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Update for November 4th – 7th, 2011
    The Greenpeace news from the ongoing crisis at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
    Christine McCann, Greenpeace, Nov 9, 2011.

  • Radiation cleanup plan falls short
    Experts liken current strategy to letting nature run its course.
    Kazuaki Nagata, The Japan Times, Nov 9, 2011.

  • Ibaraki firm unveils robot suit for nuclear workers
    A powered exoskeleton to help workers carry heavy tungsten protective armor in battles against nuclear accidents like the Fukushima disaster was demonstrated on Nov. 7.
    Asahi Japan Watch, Nov 8, 2011.

  • The twilight zone
    Its owner fears not just radiation leaking out of the Fukushima plant, but also bad news.
    The Economist, Nov 5, 2011.

  • Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Update for November 1st – 3rd, 2011
    The Greenpeace news from the ongoing crisis at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
    Christine McCann, Greenpeace, Nov 4, 2011.

  • Does Japan Really Need Nuclear?
    Masayoshi Son (the richest man in Japan), with support from thirty-six of the forty-seven provincial governors, has said he and other private-sector leaders could replace the lost nuclear power with Japanese-made renewable sources within a few years.
    Evan Osnos, The New Yorker, November 4, 2011.

  • Fears of Fission Rise at Stricken Nuclear Plant in Japan
    Nuclear workers at the crippled Fukushima power plant raced to inject boric acid into the plant’s No. 2 reactor early Wednesday after telltale radioactive elements were detected there, and the plant’s owner admitted for the first time that fuel deep inside three stricken plants was probably continuing to experience bursts of fission.
    Hiroko Tabuchi, The New York Times, Nov 2, 2011.

  • UPDATE: TEPCO says melted nuke fuel may have reached criticality
    Tokyo Electric Power Co. injected boric acid into the No. 2 reactor of the Fukushima 1 nuclear power plant early Nov. 2 because of possible nuclear fission inside the reactor.
    Asahi Japan Watch, Nov 2, 2011.

  • Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Update for October 28th – 31st, 2011
    The Greenpeace news from the ongoing crisis at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
    Christine McCann, Greenpeace, Nov 1, 2011.



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