PALM preview: fisheries research vessels and Fukushima

The government plans to provide one fisheries research vessel free of charge to each of the four Pacific Island nations of Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu, it has been learned.  Prime

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UN nuclear chief tells Japan transparency is ‘very important’ in ruined nuclear plant’s discharges

The head of the UN atomic agency on Tuesday emphasised to Japan’s government the importance of transparency in its ongoing discharges of treated radioactive wastewater at the ruined Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power

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Japan Foreign Minister assures Pacific nations of ALPS treated water discharge compliance

Japan’s Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa has reassured her Pacific counterparts the discharge of Advanced Liquid Processing System (ALPS) treated water from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean last year

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Palau senate expresses disapproval of Japan’s plan to release treated radioactive water

The Senate of the Republic of Palau has passed a joint resolution expressing disapproval of Japan’s decision to release over a million tons of contaminated water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the

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Third release of treated water from Fukushima nuclear plant ends safely, TEPCO says

The release of a third batch of treated radioactive wastewater from Japan’s damaged Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean ended safely as planned, its operator said Monday, as the country’s seafood

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Fukushima nuclear plant starts 3rd release of treated radioactive wastewater into the sea

The tsunami-damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant began its third release of treated and diluted radioactive wastewater into the sea Thursday after Japanese officials said the two earlier releases ended

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Fukushima water released without technical concerns, IAEA says

Japan’s release of treated radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant into the sea is “progressing as planned and without any technical concerns,” the UN nuclear watchdog has said. The

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Fukushima plant workers hospitalised after accidentally getting sprayed with radioactive waste

Two workers at the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant were hospitalised after accidentally getting sprayed with liquid laced with radioactive materials, officials said Thursday. The incident occurred

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IAEA team joined by China takes samples after Fukushima water release

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and experts from China, South Korea and Canada on Monday collected seawater samples near the crippled Fukushima nuclear complex in northeastern Japan following the release

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Japan begins releasing second batch of treated Fukushima water into the Pacific ocean

Japan began releasing a second batch of treated radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant on Thursday, the plant’s operator said, as tensions with neighbouring countries over the move

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Fukushima nuclear waste water issue to be a standing agenda item at next PALM meeting

As Japan will begin releasing a second batch of wastewater from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant Thursday, the issue is expected to be a standing agenda item between the Pacific and Japan at the Pacific Islands

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Pacific to elevate talks with Japan on nuke waste water discharge

Forum Chair and Cook Islands Prime Minister says the Forum will elevate talks with Japan in regards to its nuclear waste water discharge into the Pacific Ocean. The decision was taken at the one-day Forum Foreign

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