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Japan mulls more than $100 million new spending on Fukushima water-crisis: sources

Reuters: Japan is considering more than $100 million in extra government spending to handle contaminated water at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, boosting the budget allocation by at least a fifth, government officials familiar with the matter said. The additional budget allocation of between 10 billion and 15 billion yen ($98 million-$147 million) aims to accelerate work on containing leaks and decontaminating the water, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity Continue reading

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Another Fukushima Leak Likely Sends More Contaminated Water into Ocean

Nature World: Another leak of radioactive water at the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear campus was reported Thursday, and some of the water may have have reached the plant’s harbor on the Pacific Ocean. Continue reading

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Japan: Fukushima radiation readings hit new high in near contaminated tanks

Reuters: Radiation readings around tanks holding contaminated water at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant have spiked more than 20 percent to their highest level, Japan’s nuclear regulator said, again raising questions about the clean-up of the worst atomic disaster in 27 years. Continue reading

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Japan must support Tepco in containing Fukushima water problem: Suga

Reuters: Japan’s government must support the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in its efforts to contain buildups and leaks of radioactive water at the facility, the top government spokesman said on Wednesday. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will order the government later in the day to strengthen its response on water containment, said Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, indicating the government will get directly involved in combating the worsening problem. Continue reading

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Fukushima water leak ‘emergency’

BBC: Japan’s nuclear watchdog has said the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is facing a new “emergency” caused by a build-up of radioactive groundwater. A barrier built to contain the water could be breached in three weeks, the Nuclear Regulatory Authority warned. This meant the amount of contaminated water seeping into the Pacific Ocean could accelerate rapidly, it said Continue reading

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Fukushima towns struggle to store radioactive waste

Reuters: Japanese officials in towns around the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant reacted guardedly to plans announced on Saturday to build facilities to store radioactive waste from the clean-up around the plant within three years. Saturday’s announcement, seven months after the world’s worst nuclear disaster in 25 years, came as towns near the plant are still coping with health fears and disputes over where to store huge amounts of unwanted waste. “We cannot proceed without cooperation of the prefecture… Continue reading

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