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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 18:44 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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Fri Apr 1, 2011 5:15pm EDT * GE designed reactors involved in Japan nuclear crisis * Follows Japan visit of Areva CEO BOSTON, April 1 (Reuters) - General Electric Co (GE.N) Chief Executive Jeff Immelt is headed to Japan to meet with officials including executives at Tokyo Electric Power Co (9501.T), which operates the Fukushima power plant that is the site of the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. "He is going to Japan to meet with customers, partners and employees. He does have a meeting with Tepco," company spokeswoman Deirdre Latour said on Friday. GE's Immelt to meet with Tepco officials in Japan
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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 Computer laptops lie damaged on the floor of an airport building at Sendai Airport, March 19.
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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