Asia Live: Fukushima Leaks Spell Slim Pickings for Fishermen
September 3, 2013
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Legendary Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki announces his retirement. Plus, Japan holds a giant earthquake simulation to prepare for impending future quakes. Finally Japanese fishermen in the area surrounding the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant struggle to make ends meet after it emerged that hundreds of tons of contaminated water had leaked into the sea.
AFP (Sep. 10, 2013) Japan pledges a renewed push to contain potentially hazardous leaks at Fukushima after the operator of the crippled plant reports spiking levels of radiation in groundwater. ... watch video
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AFP (July 21, 2015) Greenpeace says Japan should not force residents from the Fukushima area to return to live in the evacuation zone and that they should be given full compensation and help to settle elsewhere.
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Reuters (Oct. 8, 2013) New commercial fishing technology from New Zealand may soon put an end to the global problem of bycatch, where non-targeted species are caught up in the nets of commercial fishermen. Called ... watch video
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