Nuke Info Tokyo No. 99 (March/April 2004)

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First case of Workers’ Compensation for Multiple Myeloma
On January 13th the Tomioka (Fukushima Prefecture) office of the Labor Standards Office accepted the claim of Mitsuaki Nagao that his multiple myeloma (a form of bone marrow cancer) was contracted as a result of his work at nuclear reactors.

Is Japan qualified to undertake reprocessing at Rokkasho?
We are losing those breaks that might have prevented the Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant from leading to Japans acquisition of nuclear weapons. We wish to sound the alarm about the danger of this situation in the clearest possible terms.Maps of Nuclear Plants and Facilties in Japan and East Asia

Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant: exposure of inadequate protective measures against aircraft crashes
Japan’s regulatory authority and electric power companies doubly neglect safety protection. They dream up completely unrealistic accident scenarios and then they cheat on the specifics of the safety inspection.

Revelations of Sloppy Management at Nuclear Power Stations
Sloppy management has been revealed at Tokyo Electric Power Companys (TEPCO) Fukushima Daiichi, Fukushima Daini (Fukushima Prefecture) and Kashiwazaki/Kariwa (Niigata Prefecture) Power Stations. Examples include tools, plastic sheets and other ‘foreign objects’ being thrown into the pressure suppression pool and waste being taken outside the premises to be burned.Anti-Nuke Who’s Who: The Sea and Takeichi Saito
Takeichi Saito sees the present and the future through the sea and through the sea he sees the future of his home town, Iwanai.

News Watch
MHI Receives Order for U.S. Repair Work
MHI Bids for Reactor Manufacture in China
TEPCO Requests Site for Spent Fuel Storage
Request for Measures against Exposure to Cosmic Rays
A Candidate for the High-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Site?
Nuclear Industry Trends

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