SimplyInfo.org Fukushima & Nuclear News Roundup; Dec 29, 2014

Sendai nuclear plant could restart in March http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20141225_06.html

400 items declared state secrets in Japan under new law http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/12/27/national/politics-diplomacy/government-entities-designate-400-state-secrets-under-new-law/#.VJ7V014AKA

Ministry, TEPCO seek to end compensation for Fukushima businesses in Feb. 2016 http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20141227p2a00m0na007000c.html

3 S. Korean nuclear plant workers die from apparent nitrogen gas inhalation http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/12/26/3-s-korean-workers-die-after-apparently-inhaling-toxic-gas-at-nuclear-plant/

Japan discusses the need for an evacuation plan for residents being returned to live near Fukushima Daiichi http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20141223_07.html

Court orders ministry to identify municipalities in survey on storing 3/11 debris http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201412120062 NRA head signals massive release of tainted water to help decommission Fukushima site http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201412130042

Former Fukushima governor blasts central govt. for delaying evacuations http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/12/26/world/fukushima-ex-governor-slams-government-tardy-radiation-evacuation-orders/#.VJy-yV4AKA

NHK reports that more radioactive contamination could have been released in the latter portion of March 2011 than previously admitted. http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20141221_16.html

Japan Atomic Power set to deploy 100 specialists to help with Fukushima dismantling http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201412250035 EDITORIAL: Risks posed by nuclear reactor clusters left unaddressed http://ajw.asahi.com/article/views/editorial/AJ201412190028

TEPCO hired an exec from Toyota as an advisor http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp-com/release/2014/1246826_5892.htm

Kansai Electric applies for household rate hike http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/12/24/business/kansai-electric-applies-for-household-rate-hike/#.VJxOSF4AKA

Radioactive waste transportation in Fukushima to be delayed http://english.kyodonews.jp/news/2014/12/328463.html

Japan government to give more “subsidies” to towns that would restart nuclear plants http://english.kyodonews.jp/news/2014/12/328535.html

India considers passing nuclear liability law that would give Westinghouse & GE no liability for reactors built there
http://www.outlookindia.com/news/article/We-Will-Never-Accept-Nuclear-Liability-Bill-BJP/676812

METI wants to build nuclear plants to replace ones that will be decommissioned
http://mainichi.jp/english/english/perspectives/news/20141222p2a00m0na013000c.html

South Korea cancer victims bring class action against nuclear operator
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/16/us-southkorea-nuclear-cancer-idUSKBN0JU0OZ20141216

Fukushima wants to host preliminary games for 2020 Olympics
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/141216/fukushima-desires-host-preliminary-events-2020-tokyo-olympic

NRA passes draft approval for Takahama
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/12/17/japan-nuclear-restarts-idUKL1N0U00E820141217

Debris clearing starts for parts of Futaba
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/12/17/national/debris-clearing-starts-futaba-3%C2%BD-years-tsunami/#.VJGOGzHF_Cs

Hanford tanks continue to deteriorate
http://www.khq.com/story/27641607/hanford-tanks-continue-to-deteriorate

More on the Hanford tank leak report, with link to govt report
http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/hanford/2014/12/16/hanford-nuclear-waste-tanks-gao-report-december-2014/20489933/

PEW research finds US supportive of shift to renewable energy
http://www.people-press.org/2014/12/18/as-u-s-energy-production-grows-public-policy-views-show-little-change/

Hacker posts nuclear plant blueprints
http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/Article.aspx?aid=2998752

Hackers try to blackmail South Korean nuclear plant to shut down
http://www.theverge.com/2014/12/22/7434089/hackers-are-blackmailing-a-south-korean-nuclear-plant

Panel to discuss future of Fukushima communities
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20141222_12.html

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