Nuke Info Tokyo No. 120 (September/October 2007)

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Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Earthquake: Lessons from the Chuetsu-Oki Earthquake
Summary of a conversation between CNIC’s Baku Nishio and Chihiro Kamisawa

IAEA Releases Report on Kashiwazaki-Kariwa
There were some misleading comments in the IAEA’s August 17 report on the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant (KK), as well as some sensible comments that the pro-nuclear lobby will try to ignore.

Appeal by the Group of Concerned Scientists and Engineers Calling for the Closure of the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant
The Appeal was released to coincide with the formation of the group on 21 August 2007.

Active Tests Recommence at Rokkasho
The delays in the commencement of full operations of the Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant have had a big impact on the finances of Aomori Prefecture and Rokkasho Village.

Worker Exposure Data for 2006 and the Workers’ Compensation Case of the Late Tadashi Kiyuna
Tadashi Kyuna’s total dose in just over six years from September 1997 to January 2004 was assessed to have been 99.76 mSv. He was a victim of the push to reduce costs through longer consecutive operation of nuclear power plants and shorter periodic inspections.

Abolition 2000 US-India Working Group sends letter to NSG governments
The letter calling on NSG governments to block the US-India nuclear deal was sent on 14 August 2007.

Group Introduction
STOP-ROKKASHO: A New Movement initiated by musician Ryuichi Sakamoto

News Watch
Monju Plant-Confirmation Tests Begin
Successive Cases of Arson at Tomari-3 Construction Site
Agricultural and seafood producers and consumers oppose Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant
Regulations to be changed to extend time between periodic inspections
Next generation light water reactors
Muslim clerics say “No” to nuclear plan

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