SimplyInfo.org Fukushima & Nuclear News Roundup; July 13, 2014

Some Okuma residents have given up on the idea of returning home and are requesting compensation for their property.
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20140704_04.html

The Sendai nuclear plant in Japan may restart without a functioning offsite emergency center.
http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201407070029

A German bank invests $1 billion for solar power in Japan.
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-07-07/deutsche-bank-lends-1-billion-in-japans-solar-gold-rush

Residents of a district in Iitate wonder about the future of their community with the area designated “difficult to return”. Many residents have been returning to maintain their homes and even mow lawns.
http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20140706-00000518-san-soci

Japan’s nuclear regulator may increase safety rules for Fukushima Daiichi
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20140709_28.html

The governor of Niigata fears for his life over his opposition to TEPCO restarting the Kasiwazaki Kariwa
http://saigaijyouhou.com/blog-entry-942.html

Journalist finds secret Chinese underground nuclear power plant using Google maps and social media.
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/07/08/the_untold_story_of_chinas_forgotten_underground_nuclear_reactor_yichang_827_plant

TEPCO has begun surveying the collapsed corner of unit 3
http://www.tepco.co.jp/nu/fukushima-np/handouts/2014/images/handouts_140711_06-j.pdf

After testing air samples, official still have no clue about the toxic vapors making Hanford workers ill
http://www.sfgate.com/news/us/article/Hanford-workers-test-thousands-of-air-samples-5610197.php

A medical isotope reactor in the Netherlands has had 16 incidents with three of them being 2 on the INES scale
http://www.nu.nl/politiek/3822843/kerninstallaties-meldden-zestien-problemen-in-2013.html

Radioactive cars still showing up from Japan
http://www.autoweek.com/article/20140711/CARNEWS/140719972

Westinghouse installs first successful spent-fuel monitoring system post-Fukushima
http://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/blog/energy/2014/07/westinghouse-installs-first-successful-spentfuel.html

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