On March 11, Japan marks a decade since a huge earthquake and tsunami left more than 22,000 people dead or missing and triggered the world’s worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl. Here is a brief timeline of events after the 9.0 magnitude quake, the biggest recorded in Japan’s history.
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Ten years after the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl, land Japan identified for cleanup from the triple reactor meltdown of the Fukushima Dai-Ichi atomic power plant remains contaminated, according to a report from Greenpeace. On average, just 15% of land in the “Special Decontamination Area,” which is home to several municipalities, has been cleaned up, according to the environmental advocacy group’s analysis of government data. That’s despite the government’s claims that the area has largely been decontaminated, the group said.
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Fukushima Daiichi 2011-2021: The decontamination myth and a decade of human rights violations.
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As the 10th anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster approaches, NFLA writes to the Japanese Government and supports CNFE webinar on its ongoing impacts.
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The man who saves cats in Fukushima’s nuclear zone – in pictures.
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Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. is considering providing some 3 billion yen ($28 million) in additional funding to a northeastern Japan village where it plans to build a new nuclear power plant, sources close to the matter said Thursday. TEPCO plans to provide the money over the coming five years to maintain good relations with the local government in Higashidori, Aomori Prefecture, the sources said. Plant construction was halted after the 2011 nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant operated by TEPCO. According to the sources, the company intends to supply the funds through a joint consultative body it aims to set up together with the village to help revive the local economy. But the move could prove controversial, given that the utility, effectively nationalized following the nuclear disaster 10 years ago next month, has been receiving state funds as it faces massive compensation payments and other costs.
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