This is a music video of Japanese Fukushima punk rock band Scrap, consisting of people who lost everything because of the nuclear disaster, performing their song Fuck TEPCO, in Koriyama, 10/2/2011.
Here is another video of that song, with English subtitles of the lyrics.
From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Clean-up ‘to take over 40 years’
Monday 22 April 2013
A UN nuclear expert warned today that Japan may need more than 40 years to decommission its tsunami-crippled nuclear plant.
International Atomic Energy Agency team leader Juan Carlos Lentijo said that damage at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant is so complex that it is “impossible” to predict how long the cleanup may last.
The government and plant operator Tepco have said the cleanup will be accomplished in 40 years.
But they still have to develop technology and equipment to operate under fatally high radiation levels to locate and remove melted fuel.
Mr Lentijo warned of problems to come.
“It is expectable that in such a complex site, additional incidents will occur as happens in nuclear plants under normal operation,” he said.
- IAEA says Fukushima cleanup may take more than 40 years – try 140 years! (nuclear-news.net)
- Fukushima nuclear trouble continues (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- UN nuclear watchdog IAEA says Fukushima clean-up might take more than 40 years (japandailypress.com)
- Power to Fukushima cooling system interrupted by rats yet again (japandailypress.com)
- Japan: Fukushima nuclear cooling system offline for third time in five weeks (reuters.com)
- Fukushima Clean-Up Will Last More Than Forty Years, says Nuclear Watchdog (commondreams.org)
Judges squash nuclear school evacuation
Thursday 25 April 2013
A Japanese court has rejected a demand that authorities in Koriyama city on the edge of the Daiichi nuclear fallout zone evacuate children from the area.
Sendai High Court ruled on Wednesday that the government had no responsibility for evacuating schools, although it acknowledged that radiation exceeded levels deemed safe prior to the disaster.
In effect this means people will now have to leave on their own if they are worried.
The unusual lawsuit was filed on behalf of the city’s children by parents and anti-nuclear activists in June 2011, three months after an earthquake caused a partial meltdown at Fukushima nuclear plant.
Their lawyers argued that Koriyama, which lies about 40 miles west of Daiichi, had a legal responsibility to relocate vulnerable people.
The case drew international attention because it touched on uncertainties about the effects of continuous low-dose radiation on health, especially that of children.
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