SimplyInfo.org Fukushima & Nuclear News Roundup, Jan 26, 2015

Kagoshima residents drop restart lawsuit on the Sendai nuclear plant after power company threatens harassment lawsuit
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/01/18/national/some-residents-drop-petition-to-halt-restart-of-sendai-reactors-in-kagoshima/#.VL0k9EfF_Cs

TEPCO blames increase in worker injuries and deaths on workers. Govt. officials and workers cite issues such as the inability to communicate while wearing face masks and the large volume of untrained workers being brought in.
http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201501210064

TEPCO has stopped work at Daiichi and Daini to investigate causes of worker deaths
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/01/22/national/tepco-suspends-fukushima-no-1-cleanup-to-probe-fatal-accidents/#.VMEoL0fF_Cs

Energy experts point out the poor decision making of Japan’s government on an energy future
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2015/01/24/environment/words-wise-energy-future/#.VMRr4EfF_Cs

METI published a new radiation map using a monitoring car to take readings in the Fukushima evacuation zone
http://www.meti.go.jp/earthquake/nuclear/pdf/141226/monitor00_all_R19n.pdf

A citizens group in Fukushima expressed their outrage that prosecutors again failed to indict TEPCO executives for their role in the nuclear disaster
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20150122_33.html

Radiation in rice lowered to below govt. limit but still may contain radioactive contamination
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/01/18/national/all-2014-fukushima-rice-cleared-radiation-tests-thanks-to-fertilizer/#.VLv38EfF_Cs

Government mulls 15%-20% target for nuclear power output by 2030
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/01/23/national/government-mulls-15-20-target-nuclear-power-output-2030/#.VMG9ekfF_Cs

The history of the Ginna nuclear plant and potential closure reads like a textbook case of US nuclear power plants
http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2015/01/10/rge-plan-ginna-closure/21560939/

Spiegel looks at the history of nuclear no go zones.
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/atomic-deserts-a-survey-of-the-world-s-radioactive-no-go-zones-a-756369.html

Florida tries to repeal their nuclear prepay law again
http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/energy/lawmaker-joins-calls-for-repeal-of-nuclear-advance-fee-with-new-bill/2214873

Lower oil prices spell good news for Japanese economy
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/01/12/business/economy-business/lower-oil-prices-spell-good-news-japanese-economy/#.VLUsrCvF_Cs

Group files fresh complaint over Fukushima nuclear disaster
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/01/13/national/crime-legal/group-files-fresh-complaint-over-fukushima-nuclear-disaster/#.VLUs_SvF_Cs

Japan Atomic Power considers split to focus on decommissioning
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/17/us-japan-atomic-restructure-idUSKBN0KQ04J20150117

Gov’t to start interim storage of nuclear waste in March
http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/govt-to-start-interim-storage-of-nuclear-waste-in-march?utm_campaign=jt_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=jt_newsletter_2015-01-19_AM

Areva-URS contractors stripped of massive Sellafield nuclear contract
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/11340733/Sellafield-nuclear-clean-up-firms-to-be-stripped-of-20bn-contract.html

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