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Fukushima: Greenpeace ‘Nuclear Scars’ Report

This report comments on the broader political ramifications of the Fukushima disaster, noting that it “triggered many Japanese citizens to rethink their once deferential relationship with state and expert authorities. Fukushima has, in effect, changed the social relationships of Japanese society. This new distrust in authorities has spurred citizen-led science challenging, and protesting against, government…






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Meanwhile, The Harm Done By Fukushima Continues

On January 15th, NHK World (Japan) reported that 100,000 people are still displaced five years after the Fukushima disaster. The government’s evacuation order is still in place for nine Fukushima municipalities. 57,000 people are living elsewhere within the prefecture, while 43,000 of them are living outside the prefecture. In the case of Naraha Town where…






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Thousands Evacuated In Disaster Drills Near Japan’s 1st Post-Fukushima Nuclear Plant

“About 3,600 officials and residents have taken part in nuclear disaster drills near Japan’s Sendai Nuclear Power Plant. The plant was the first to be reopened following the 2011 Fukushima disaster, despite warnings over tectonic risks. The drills in Kagoshima Prefecture in southwestern Japan, within 30 km of the power plant, simulated a serious nuclear…






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Nuclear Free Local Authorities Question Government Policy Of Deep Geological Disposal(GDF) Of Higher Activity Nuclear Waste (HAW)

Briefing NO. 58 prepared for NFLA member authorities, August 2015 NFLA response to Welsh Government Consultation on Geological Disposal of Higher Activity Wastes: Community Engagement and Implementation Processes: extracts The NFLA made a number of detailed recommendations to the Welsh Government, and it believes the Welsh Government still needs to fully consider them in moving…