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Posted on October 14, 2012

Japanese discover the whales and dolphins are too contaminated to serve as sushi.

by Delores Broten

In a bitter twist of fate, the Japanese may indeed have been contributing to scientific research as they devoured illegal whale meat. For over 20 years, despite the International Whaling Commission, Japan has claimed to be doing scientific research as it harvested minke whales for food.

Posted on July 16, 2012

by Junko Edahiro

With the ultimate aim of helping to create a sus­tainable society, I lecture and write in Japan, and I also translate into Japanese the latest informa­tion as well as key messages from around the world. I have been honoured to have had the opportunity to bring to Ja­pan the words and writings of the environmental academics Lester Brown, and Dennis Meadows, for

Posted on April 17, 2012

Fukushima Update # 81: April 9, 2012

by Nelle Maxey

Polar bears as well as seals and walruses in Alaska are being found with radiation- related hair loss and skin lesions. Of course the officials are not saying this. They are "investigating" the cause!

Posted on February 14, 2012

Fukushima Update #80, February 13 & 14, 2012

by Nelle Maxey

Xenon gas has been detected in Unit 2.
TEPCO's press handout from this morning has the details.

Posted on February 11, 2012

Fukushima Update #79, February 11, 2012

by Nelle Maxey

This is getting serious.

RPV Temperature at 74.9 degrees C (highest since this whole tragi/comedy began) and cooling water increased to 14.5 tons/hour.

Posted on February 07, 2012
Fukushima Update #78, February 7, 2012

by Nelle Maxey

TEPCO increased the volume of water being injected into Unit 2 by 35% in the early hours of February 7.
This attempt to lower the temperature has stabilized it around 70 degrees C. But it has not lowered it significantly.

Posted on February 06, 2012

Fukushima Update #77, February 6, 2012

by Nelle Maxey

Problems at Fukushima continue to mount.

Posted on January 23, 2012

Fukushima Update #76, January 23, 2012

by Nelle Maxey

Unit 2

First I will address the CRD Housing temperature sensor which became erratic last week.

Posted on January 15, 2012

Fukushima Update #75, January 15, 2012

by Nelle Maxey

Two more problems (aside from the Unit #4 mystery which I update below) have surfaced in the last week at the Fukushima plant site.

Posted on January 11, 2012

Fukushima Update #74, January 10, 2012

by Nelle Maxey

If you have been following Fukushima news, you will be aware of a spike in radiation measured at the plant after the large earthquake on Jan 1.

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