2014年6月20日金曜日

The Most Powerful Reactor in China


"China is moving quickly to become the first country to operate the world’s most powerful atomic reactor even as France’s nuclear regulator says communication and cooperation on safety measures with its Chinese counterparts are lacking."    
reports Bloomberg.

2014年2月25日火曜日

Fukushima radiation could reach Pacific coast by April


"Radiation from the Fukushima nuclear disaster has not yet reached ocean waters along the Pacific coast, but low levels of radioactive cesium from the stricken Japanese power plant could arrive by April, scientists reported Monday."

reports the SFGate.com

"The report came even as some Internet sites continue claiming that dangerously radioactive ocean water from Fukushima is showing up along California beaches - reports that have been denied by health officials and scientists since they first surfaced more than a month ago."


Read More










2014年2月7日金曜日

Evacuation Plan for Mt.Fuji Eruption






"The prefectural governments of Shizuoka, Yamanashi and Kanagawa adopted the first comprehensive evacuation plan Thursday to prepare for a possible eruption of Mount Fuji."

reports the Japan Times today.

"The evacuation plan calls for 750,000 people leaving their homes in 14 municipalities in Shizuoka and Yamanashi due to lava and pyroclastic flows, as indicated last March."

Read More











http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/02/06/national/new-evacuation-plan-for-mount-fuji-eruption-calls-for-1-2-million-to-flee/#.UvR9ymdWGOQ

Record Strontium-90 at Fukushima Nuke Plant

"Tepco says a groundwater sample taken from a well at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant last July contained a record high 5 million becquerels per liter of radioactive strontium-90."

reports the Japan Times today.

"Tokyo Electric Power Co. initially said it had detected 900,000 becquerels per liter of beta ray-emitting radioactive substances, such as strontium, in the sample taken July 5 but then found problems in the measuring equipment in October."


Read More




2014年1月21日火曜日

Tohoku Strawberry in India


"An agricultural production company based in a town devastated by the tsunami in 2011 is set to open a strawberry shop in Mumbai next month. The shop will market strawberries grown in India using the company’s branding and management technologies."

reports the Japan News website. 

"The company, GRA Inc., was established by 36-year-old Hiroki Iwasa of Yamamoto, Miyagi Prefecture, four months after the Great East Japan Earthquake to help revive the town’s strawberry farming. "


Read More