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Latest news from Fukushima

Posted April 28th, 2011 In News

IAEA Briefing on Fukushima Nuclear Accident (27 April 2011, 18:00 UTC) Current situation Overall, the situation at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant remains very serious, but there are signs of recovery in some functions, such as electrical power and instrumentation. Changes to Fukushima Daiichi plant status The IAEA receives information from various official sources […]

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Latest news from Fukushima

Posted April 19th, 2011 In News

Overall, the situation at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant remains very serious but there are early signs of recovery in some functions, such as electrical power and instrumentation. On 17 April, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) announced that TEPCO had issued a “Roadmap towards Restoration from the Accident at the Fukushima […]

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Latest news from Fukushima

Posted April 15th, 2011 In News

Overall, the situation at the Fukushima Daiichi plant remains very serious but there are early signs of recovery in some functions such as electrical power and instrumentation. Earthquake of 13 April The NISA Press Release reported that an earthquake occurred at Hamadori in Fukushima prefecture on 13 April, at 01:07 UTC. The earthquake had a moment […]

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Matom launch a service for importers of Japanese goods/parts

Matom launch a service for importers of Japanese goods/parts

Posted April 14th, 2011 In News

Matom has launched a Quality Assurance Service for companies importing Japanese goods. There are concerns in the UK and around the world of radioactive contamination of goods imported from Japan. Automotive  (both car and motorcycle parts) and electronic goods are now suffering long delays in supply following the nuclear incident at the Fukushima Daiichi Power […]

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Fears rise of CBRN attack on UK mainland

Posted April 13th, 2011 In News

CONTEST has identified several factors which have increased the risk that terrorists may acquire and use CBRN weapons. These include a significant increase in the illicit trafficking of radiological materials; the availability of CBRN technologies on the internet; and the acquisition by terrorists of CBRN-related material used for legitimate purposes Lord West, Minister for Security […]

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Radioactive contamination found on Japanese exported goods

Posted April 13th, 2011 In News

Singapore and Thailand have reported that vegetables received from Japan have been found to be contaminated with low levels of radioactive materials following the Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant disaster. Whilst several planes have also been found to be contaminated in China and the US, the levels are below the safety levels recommended by the responsible […]

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Fukushima Daiichi is now rated as a level 7 “Major Accident”

Posted April 12th, 2011 In News

The Japanese Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) today issued a new provisional rating for the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on the IAEA International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale (INES). The nuclear accident at Fukushima Daiichi is now rated as a level 7 “Major Accident” on INES. Level 7 is the […]

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