Fukushima & Nuclear News Roundup, Jan 26, 2015

Kagoshima residents drop restart lawsuit on the Sendai nuclear plant after power company threatens harassment lawsuit

TEPCO blames increase in worker injuries and deaths on workers. Govt. officials and workers cite issues such as the inability to communicate while wearing face masks and the large volume of untrained workers being brought in.

TEPCO has stopped work at Daiichi and Daini to investigate causes of worker deaths

Energy experts point out the poor decision making of Japan’s government on an energy future

METI published a new radiation map using a monitoring car to take readings in the Fukushima evacuation zone

A citizens group in Fukushima expressed their outrage that prosecutors again failed to indict TEPCO executives for their role in the nuclear disaster

Radiation in rice lowered to below govt. limit but still may contain radioactive contamination

Government mulls 15%-20% target for nuclear power output by 2030

The history of the Ginna nuclear plant and potential closure reads like a textbook case of US nuclear power plants

Spiegel looks at the history of nuclear no go zones.

Florida tries to repeal their nuclear prepay law again

Lower oil prices spell good news for Japanese economy

Group files fresh complaint over Fukushima nuclear disaster

Japan Atomic Power considers split to focus on decommissioning

Gov’t to start interim storage of nuclear waste in March

Areva-URS contractors stripped of massive Sellafield nuclear contract

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