Doug Lerner reports from Tokyo and St. Louis, and points beyond…

Chubu Electric OKs Hamaoka shutdown
Chubu Electric answers an urgent request by Prime Minister Naoto Kan bydeciding to shut down the Hamaoka nuclear power station in Shizuoka Prefecture.
http://search.japantimes.co.jp/mail/nn20110510a1.html

Radiation to restrict work on No. 1
Radiation readings in the Fukushima power plant’s No. 1 reactor building are as high as 700 millisieverts per hour, which means workers need shielding to proceed with critical repairs.
 http://search.japantimes.co.jp/mail/nn20110510a2.html

Osaka day laborer duped into reactor cleanup
An Osaka day laborer responding to an ad for a truck driver in Miyagi Prefecture finds himself beside the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, cleaning up debris.
 http://search.japantimes.co.jp/mail/nn20110510a3.html

More Fukushima veggies banned
http://search.japantimes.co.jp/mail/nn20110510a6.html

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Comments on: "Update on Japan disaster aftermath" (2)

  1. yackle01 said:

    Our newspaper said they were shutting down 3 reactors but will continue using nuclear energy. Our president too wants us to use nuclear energy. Who knows. Can’t we learn from the past. Love, Muttle

  2. Doug Lerner said:

    They will continue to use existing reactors, but apparently have decided to abandon current plans to build more and concentrate on renewable energy development instead.doug

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