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Fukushima Rad News 5/1/13:Nuclear Regulators Probe Fukushima Disaster; Opening Tepco’s Doors



Published on 1 May 2013

Nuclear regulators to probe Fukushima disaster
Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority is studying the detailed causes of the 2011 accident at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. It plans to incorporate the findings into new safety standards for nuclear power stations.

Scientists call for stronger anti-quake measures
A group of experts on disaster prevention says high-rise buildings in Tokyo and Osaka would keep swaying for at least 20 minutes if struck by a Nankai Trough quake.
It said the quake could shake the upper stories of some buildings up to nearly 3 meters from side to side, damaging their structures. It called for stronger anti-quake measures to be taken to curb building oscillation.

Utilities post historic losses on fuel cost rise
Almost all Japanese power companies are posting massive losses for the year to March due to a sharp rise in fuel costs for thermal power generation. Most of the country’s nuclear power plants remain idle.

Children encourage disaster refugees in Kamaishi
Children from a daycare center in Kamaishi City, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan, have made a goodwill visit to local people living in temporary housing. The 2011 disaster left many residents of Kamaishi homeless.……………………………………

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