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Suits to Halt Atomic Plants Have All Failed
Offbeat  (tags: nuclear plant, suspension, legal actions, failed, earthquake, damage, lawsuits, Japan, Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Kashiwazaki, Hamaoka )

Naoko
- 2947 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
The risk of an earthquake causing critical damage to a nuclear power plant has been the subject of lawsuits filed by residents in various parts of Japan over the years, but to date none of these legal actions has led to the actual suspension of the plant
Two Missing TEPCO Workers Found Dead
Offbeat  (tags: TEPCO, tepco workers, found dead, young, water leak, tsunami, damage, Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, No.4 reactor, water contamination, leak, cooking systems, failure, danger, crippled )

Naoko
- 2969 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
Two workers reported missing after the Tohoku quake and tsunami crippled the Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant were found dead Wednesday in the basement of the No.4 reactor's turbine building, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Sunday.
Drunk Elephant Herd Goes on Deadly Rampage After Getting Hold of Fermented Rice Drink
Offbeat  (tags: elephant herd, humans, rampage, fermented rice drink, damage, tragedy )

Simone
- 3091 days ago - nydailynews.com
A herd of about 70 elephants got drunk on a fermented rice-based drink and then went on a four-day rampage in India, killing three people and smashing dozens of homes. Local officials said Thursday that the herd left a path of destruction near the
Prof. in 'The Cove' Sues Film Firms, Claiming Editing Arbitrary
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, The Cove, film makers, distributor, Japan, dolphin hunting, damage, lawsuit, editing, arbitrary, mercury )

Naoko
- 3092 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
A professor who appeared in the Oscar-wining U.S. documentary "The Cove" has filed a lawsuit against a film right holder and distributor, claiming that his comments were editted arbitrary and his reputation was thereby damaged.
Heavy Rain, Mudslides Threaten Homes Across Western Japan
Offbeat  (tags: rain, mudslide, damage, Japan, Kyushu, floods, death, danger, evacuation, transportation )

Naoko
- 3233 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
A seasonal rain front brought torrential rain into western Japan beginning in the early hours of July 14, setting records for rainfall around the region. Floods and mudslides have damaged homes and disrupted transportation services, and the Meteorogical
Used Clothing Wrapped Around Trees Proving Effective in Stopping Deer Eating Shoots
Offbeat  (tags: deer, damage, tree, chewing, forest, unique, Japan, bark, used clothing, mysteriously, wrapping around, protection )

Naoko
- 3328 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
A unique preventative measure against damage caused by deer chewing on young trees developed by a farmer in the Hakushu district of Hokuto appears to be working, albeit mysteriously.
Farmers Turn to Man's Best Friend to Guard Crops Against Monkeys
Offbeat  (tags: farmers, man's best friend, dogs, monleys, crop, damage, training, monkey dogs, guard, Japan, Iwate, Yamanashi )

Naoko
- 3404 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
As farmers continue to wrestle with the problem of crop damage caused by wild monkeys, some are turning to man's best friend for a solution, with the training of "monkey dogs" to guard fields.
Exercise 'No Cure' for Heavy Drinking Damage
Offbeat  (tags: Exercise, Heavy drinking, damage )

Nancy
- 3464 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
Exercising may get rid of a hangover, but working out cannot undo the damage that heavy drinking may cause, the government says.
Fire In Downtown Boonsboro Destroys Nora Roberts' Hotel
Offbeat  (tags: fire, damage, celebrity, nora roberts, community, support )

Laurie
- 4106 days ago - nbc4.com
BOONSBORO, Md. -- Fire destroyed a historic Boonsboro hotel Friday owned by best-selling romance novelist Nora Roberts, who was remodeling it to turn it into a literary-themed inn.
   

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