Hamaoka Nuclear Power Plant must be shut down
The Mirarr are the traditional owners of land where uranium has been mined for more than 30 years and exported all over the world. Tepco, which operates the Fukushima plant, is a long-standing customer of Ranger, the principal mine. The senior traditional elder in the area, Yvonne Margarula, has written to the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, expressing her people's sorrow about Japan's suffering, and their concern about the nuclear emergency. "Given the long history between Japanese nuclear companies and Australian uranium miners, it is likely that the radiation problems at Fukushima are, at least in part, being fuelled by uranium derived from our traditional lands," she said. "This makes us feel very sad." Ms Margarula also told Mr Ban that events in Japan had strengthened the Mirarr's resolve to oppose work at a second mine, named Jabiluka – the world's largest known undeveloped uranium deposit. Aborigines to block uranium mining after Japan disaster - Australasia, World
In response to the Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami Mar 11th 2011, the Harvard Center for Geographic Analysis has launched this web portal. If you have data to share, or need an upload point for inter-agency data exchange, please contact us: The main point of contact of the Japanese Government for Earthquakes, is here. The USGS Earthquake Hazards Program Summary of the Honshu event is here. An excellent background series on the regional geography and impact of the event has been assembled by the Tohoku Geographical Association here. Japan Sendai Earthquake Data Portal
4 April 2011Last updated at 13:44 ET By Antony Froggatt Senior Research Fellow, Chatham House The Fukushima accident has highlighted one of the most important issues concerning nuclear power - that of safety and risk. The risk of containment damage at Fukushima was put at one in a million, per reactor per year The accepted wisdom has been that the consequences of a catastrophic nuclear accident may be large, but that the frequency is low. The industry and nuclear regulators calculate this on the basis of the likelihood of an accident for any one operating year. In the case of the design of the first four reactors at Fukushima, the Japanese Nuclear Energy Safety Organization estimated in 2002: "The frequency of occurrence of a core damage accident is 1/100,000 or less per one year for one reactor and the frequency of occurrence of an accident leading to containment damage is 1/1,000,000 or less per one year for one reactor." Viewpoint: Fukushima makes case for renewable energy
Ordeal Continues for Japan's Nuclear Evacuees | News In a televised address to the nation, Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan has said the evacuation of residents from around the stricken Fukushima power plant will be long term. An estimated 70,000 people have been moved from settlements near the plant. Much of the population of Futaba town were evacuated to a huge stadium on the outskirts of the capital, Tokyo.
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Panoramic image from inside the passenger terminal of the airport in Sendai, Japan About 1,200 people were trapped inside the Sendai Airport passenger terminal when the earthquake and resulting tsunami struck on March 11. They remained cut off from all outside contact and had to survive on their own for more than two days until help arrived. This panoramic image, made on March 17, shows the damage to the interior of the airport. (Masaki Furumaya / Sankei Shimbun / MSN Japan) Mark Baker / AP
Japan earthquake Every year, thousands of family members are separated by conflicts, disasters or migration. People suffer terribly when they lose contact with their loved ones and don't know where they are or whether they are safe. The ICRC and National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies work together around the world to locate people and put them back into contact with their relatives.
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The MS plays the role of "leading the ministry" by determining the way the ministry should be headed during the planning process, making the policies of the MIC and during the process of drafting bills. The MS also oversees the entire MIC and coordinates paperwork within the ministry to ensure it is smoothly conducted,thereby making the ministry livelier. To promote the personnel administration of government officials from a government-wide viewpoint, the PPB sets the basic policies for personnel management within the government and coordinates personnel management comprehensively, while promoting personnel administration as times change. The PPB also enhances and otherwise administers the treatment of people under pension to public servants, which is Japan's oldest pension program and still supports about 770,000 pensioners. The Administrative Management Bureau (AMB) works to make administrative organizations and administrative service more efficient and reliable for citizens. Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
Immigration Bureau, Ministry of Justice To the Family Members or Relatives of Foreign Nationals Confirming the Safety of the Earthquake Victims In order to confirm the safety of foreign nationals, who may have fallen victim to the Tohoku Region Pacific Coast Earthquake, we will be responding to inquiries relating to confirmation of the fact of whether or not the foreign nationals have left . 法務省：Information from the Immigration Bureau Relating to the Tohoku Region Pacific Coast Earthquake
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Japanese earthquake and tsunami: Kesennuma city's Twitter feed shows how difficult it is to prepare for disaster. - By Alexandra Harney Good morning (^o^). It's a sunny morning in Kesennuma. As of 8 a.m., the temperature is -0.4 degrees Celsius. A dry weather advisory is in effect. Please take extra care with fire in the dry conditions. On March 11, the cheerfully reassuring voice of the Kesennuma City Crisis Management Department greeted its Twitter followers, as it did every morning, with a tweet about the weather.
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Factbox: Japan disaster in figures Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:33am GMT (Reuters) - The following is a list of the likely impact of and response to the devastating earthquake and tsunami that rocked the northeast coast of Japan on Friday, and subsequent crisis at nuclear power plants. * The death toll is expected to exceed 10,000, with northeastern prefectures of Miyagi, Iwate and Fukushima most severely hit.
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David Guttenfelder / AP A Japanese survivor of the earthquake and tsunami rides his bicycle through the leveled city of Minamisanriku, in northeastern Japan, Tuesday March 15, 2011. AP photojournalist David Guttenfelder shares his experience covering the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. We’d all covered earthquakes and wars and hurricanes before. But when some fellow AP staffers and I entered the cove at the town of Minamisanriku, we gasped out loud in the car. None of us had ever seen such complete devastation. Outside the frame: 'Complete devastation' in Japan
Japan Earthquake: Rescue, Recovery, and Reaction - Alan Taylor - In Focus Search and rescue teams arriving in Japan's hardest hit areas are so far finding very few survivors, after last week's devastating earthquake. The official number of deaths has climbed above 1,800, but officials fear the eventual number may exceed 10,000, as thousands of bodies are now being discovered on remote beaches. In the days since the earthquake, Japan has experienced an additional 403 aftershocks -- 32 of them with a magnitude greater than 6.0. Fire crews, rescue teams, and volunteers are now digging through the wreckage left by the tsunami, as evacuation efforts continue around the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station and engineers work to regain control of the failing reactors. [Be sure to see earlier entries from When the Quake Struck and Scenes from the Aftermath] [36 photos] Use j/k keys or ←/→ to navigate Choose:
U.S. Calls Radiation ‘Extremely High,’ Sees Japan Nuclear Crisis Worsening
Amid a full-blown humanitarian crisis from a massive earthquake and tsunami, Japan is racing against time to avert a nuclear catastrophe. Plant workers at Fukushima Daiichi are struggling to cool the reactors and spent fuel held in pools also on site. Because of explosions caused by the buildup of hydrogen, it is believed that two of the containment structures that hold the reactors have been breached, greatly increasing risk of a release of a large amount or radioactive material. What are the health concerns in Japan's nuclear crisis? (FAQ) | Green Tech
Japan’s Prime Minister Launches English-Language Twitter Account for Quake Updates The Japanese Prime Minister's Office started an English-language Twitter account Wednesday, providing updates on the Tohoku-Pacific Ocean Earthquake situation. The account, @JPN_PMO, will tweet translations from the Japanese disaster information account @Kantei_Saigai, which the Prime Minister's Office created March 13, two days after the quake. In its first four hours, the account gained more than 7,000 followers.
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