SimplyInfo.org Fukushima & Nuclear News Roundup; July 7, 2014

Japan city launches legal bid to halt reactor build
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/japan-city-launches-legal/1232354.html

Japan government sees delay in restart of world’s biggest nuclear plant: sources
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-japan-nuclear-20140703,0,6322487.story

An accounting of what actually happened at Fukushima University as the disaster unfolded has been published at Japan Focus. The changing view of higher education by the government created some interesting events at the institution.
http://japanfocus.org/-Nakasatomi-Hiroshi/4136

TEPCO claims to have recovered about 80% of the contaminated water that leaked from bolt together tanks in 2013
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/nuclear.html

Tsunami-proof ‘Great Wall of Japan’ divides villagers
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/29/tsunami-wall-japan-divides-villagers?CMP=twt_gu

How Opposite Energy Policies Turned The Fukushima Disaster Into A Loss For Japan And A Win For Germany
http://www.forbes.com/sites/amorylovins/2014/06/28/how-opposite-energy-policies-turned-the-fukushima-disaster-into-a-loss-for-japan-and-a-win-for-germany/

Naraha town has set up an organization to clean up abandoned residences and build ties among the town’s residents in the hopes they may move back to the evacuation zone next year. http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20140630_24.html

The US FDA is insisting that Alaska fish is “safe” but couched their statement in so many qualifiers that it appears meaningless.
http://www.fishupdate.com/news/fullstory.php/aid/21316/Alaskan_fish_radiation-free.html

Sophisticated new computer virus goes after US and EU power plants and grid
http://ex-skf.blogspot.com/2014/06/afp-malware-dragonfly-aims-at-us-europe.html

Power-saving campaign begins for 3 months
http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/power-saving-campaign-begins-for-3-months?utm_campaign=jt_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=jt_newsletter_2014-07-01_AM

Nuclear regulators ‘overwhelmed’ as China races to launch world’s most powerful reactor
http://www.thanhniennews.com/education-youth/nuclear-regulators-overwhelmed-as-china-races-to-launch-worlds-most-powerful-reactor-27485.html

NRC approves reactor fee increase despite industry protests
http://www.snl.com/Interactivex/article.aspx?CdId=A-28507980-10543&TabStates=0

New York’s Nuclear Lake
http://www.scoutingny.com/how-to-visit-new-yorks-nuclear-lake/

The Guardian has an interesting new look at Chernobyl
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/04/-sp-the-long-shadow-of-chernobyl?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=post&utm_term=news%2CChernobyl&utm_campaign=Climate&__surl__=Ig00o&__ots__=1404498138372&__step__=1

The latest setback at Ft. Calhoun nuclear plant, hail does $5 million in damage
http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/Nebraska-Nuclear-Plant-Sustains-5-Million-in-Hail-Damage-265405181.html

Orix Considering 2 Coal and Biomass Power Plants in Japan
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-03/orix-considering-2-coal-and-biomass-power-plants-in-japan.html

 

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