Japan forced into nuclear rethink

Japanese energy companies and the government are accused of building nuclear power plants on fault lines, writes Stephen Phelan in Kaga City

26th March, 2011
Japan forced into nuclear rethink
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More than a fortnight after the earthquake and tsunami that caused a series of technical failures at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the crisis has not yet been contained.

As embattled teams of workers restored power to the reactors last week, several more were injured, including two who received radiation burns to their legs.

Meanwhile, quantities of drinking water in Tokyo, Chiba and Saitama were found to contain levels of iodine-131 above...

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