Category: Radiation Exposure

Former nuclear plant worker Ryusuke Umeda’s legal action for workers’ compensation Important testimony discloses the harsh reality of the work environment in NPPs -Nuke Info Tokyo No. 168

In 1979, Ryusuke Umeda was engaged in periodic inspections of the Shimane-1 and Tsuruga-1 nuclear power plants and suffered a myocardial infarction in March 2000. He filed an application for workers’ compensation with the...

Issues of Incineration Disposal of Agricultural and Forestry Radioactive Wastes in Fukushima Prefecture by Toshikazu Fujiwara -Nuke Info Tokyo No.166

The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station accident released radioactive substances across a wide area of the environment. Currently, not only decontamination operations but also people’s everyday lives generate wastes that include high concentrations of...

Nuclear Power Station decommissioning Schedule-first policy placing excessive burdens on workers TEPCO has responsibility to protect workers’ health and jobs. Nuke Info Tokyo No. 163

Three years and eight months have passed since the outbreak of the nuclear crisis in Fukushima, yet the situation at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station (NPS) is nowhere near completion of the...

Contaminated Water Woes at Fukushima Daiichi Is Seepage Control Possible Using a “Frozen Earth Barrier”? Nuke Info Tokyo No. 162

The struggle with contaminated water  (Photo by TEPCO) The Battle to Contain Contaminated Water The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (FDNPS) has serious water contamination problems. Water injected to cool the nuclear fuel has...

Report of the Iitate Villagers’ Early-stage External Radiation Exposure Assessment Project Nuke Info Tokyo No. 160

Tetsuji Imanaka Research Reactor Institute, Kyoto University As we reported in the March/April 2013 issue of Nuke Info Tokyo (No. 153), we started on a project entitled “Assessment of the Initial Radiation Exposure to...

Status quo of exposed workers in Fukushima and Japan’s first unified spring labor offensive for nuclear workers Nuke Info Tokyo No. 160

Nasubi Radiation-exposed Workers’ Solidarity Network Website: www.hibakurodo.net / e-mail: info@hibakurodo.net Spring labor offensive for nuclear workers in front of Maeda Corp (Tokyo). (Photo by Akira Imai) 1. Inauguration and Startup of Radiation-exposed Workers’ Solidarity...