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TEPCO ordered to pay compensation in landmark Fukushima suicide case

Four years after the meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, questions about the lingering physical and mental health toll of the disaster persist.<p>The Fukushima District Court ruled Tuesday in favor of a family who filed a landmark lawsuit blaming Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the …

Tutorial: An Effective Method for Fixing Uneven Skin Tones in Photoshop

There are times when capturing portraits that you’ll notice the skin tone of the subject varies between their face and their body. It’s a rather …

6 Commonly Used and Confused Tools in Photoshop Explained

There are lots of tools in Photoshop that are sometimes a bit confusing due to the similar nature of their functionality. With subtle differences, …

Tutorials

Answers From IAL

In yesterday's post about reimbursements when your personally owned vehicle isn't delivered as promised, I listed some questions that I submitted to …

Reimbursement When Your Car Is Late

You may have heard some news about the new contractor who is handling the shipping and storage of personally owned vehicles (POV). International Auto …

Troops Bemoan Missing Cars after Shipping Change

Service members and their families are increasingly reporting delays and other problems associated with the shipment of their cars and personal …

Changes Coming To POV Shipment

<b>Arranging to ship your POV is one of the major components of an OCONUS PCS and it just became a little more difficult. Beginning May 1, the POV</b> …

Changes to DOD's Privately Owned Vehicle shipping program start May 1

The Personal Property directorate at Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command manages the Department of Defense's Privately Owned Vehicle …

Military

Glyn Dewis Shows You How to Save an Almost Unusable Image

In this valuable tutorial Glyn Dewis takes a quick snapshot and shows you how to pull detail from highlights and shadows to make it a beautiful …

A Tale of Government Contracting at Its Worst

As President Obama's approval ratings continue to slip, more scandals emerge. While it is by no means on the same scale as the scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs, which has seen veterans die as they wait for treatment at military medical facilities across the country, a new controversy …

North Korea

5 Rolls Of Film That Should Be On Your Analog Camera’s Bucket List

Film photography has made a huge comeback in recent years. Some photographers have even given up all their digital goods for a full investment in …

Film Photography

How to Create and Use Photoshop Actions to Speed up Your Workflow

What are Photoshop Actions? Photoshop Actions are very useful time savers. Should you find yourself applying the same Photoshop commands or a series …

Five Photoshop Tools to Take Your Images from Good to Great

We hear it all the time, “That photo has been Photoshopped”. Sometimes it sounds like the photo has caught a disease or that Photoshop is some …

Great Tip To Recover Shadow Detail In Photoshop

It doesn’t matter if you’re shooting outdoors or indoors, you can’t really escape certain limitations of your camera sensor. High contrast situations …

Tutorials

How to Take Full Advantage of Lightroom’s Develop Module, a Thorough Walkthrough

Behind every great photograph is a well-crafted creative workflow, and if you haven’t honed yours yet, then this seminar by photographer Robert …

How to Use Channel Mixer in Photoshop to Create Amazing Black and White Images

In the early days of digital, one of the biggest criticisms was that black and white images were nowhere near as good as their film based …

Fukushima children start school, flee radiation

MATSUMOTO, Japan (AP) — The 12-year-old girl didn't want to leave her younger brother, and her grandparents didn't want her to go away. But a family …

Fukushima Families Return to Homes in 'Hot Zone'

The completion of decontamination work allowed residents of a small part of the Fukushima exclusion zone to return home Tuesday, just over three years after they were forced into exile.<p>The reopening of the Miyakoji area of Tamura, a city inland from the wrecked nuclear station, marks a tiny step …

Fukushima

Radioactive Fukushima Waters Arrive At West Coast Of America

Presenters at the annual Ocean Sciences Meeting of the American Geophysical Union in Honolulu in late February said ocean water containing dissolved radionuclides from Fukushima’s crippled nuclear reactors has reached the northern west coast of North America (msn.com).<p>The scientific community found …

U.S. Nuclear Agency Hid Concerns, Hailed Safety Record as Fukushima Melted

In the tense days after a powerful earthquake and tsunami crippled the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in Japan on March 11, 2011, staff at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission made a concerted effort to play down the risk of earthquakes and tsunamis to America’s aging nuclear plants, according to …

Nuclear Energy

Fukushima Radiation Low Enough for Some Residents to Return

TOKYO – Hundreds of people may be allowed to permanently return to their homes near Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant if a no-go order in place for almost three years is lifted in April as expected.<p>Radiation levels have dropped below the annual 20-millisievert safety limit recommended by regulators, …

Fukushima

New Highly Radioactive Leak At Fukushima Plant

* Worst radioactive water leak at Fukushima since last August<p>* Utility says water unlikely to have reached ocean<p>* Tepco strongly criticised for reaction to 2011 meltdowns (Adds company quote, radiation measurement, more details)<p>TOKYO, Feb 20 (Reuters) - The operator of Japan's Fukushima nuclear …

Homeless People Are Being Recruited to Help with the Fukushima Cleanup

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The operation to clean up the nuclear mess spread by the Fukushima reactor meltdown has been plagued …

Japan’s new Secrets Bill Threatens To Muzzle The Press and Whistleblowers

An ominous new bill in Japan, on its way to becoming law, would give the government expanded powers to classify nearly anything as a secret and …

Fukushima Undergoes First Successful Fuel Rods Removal, Tepco Reports

TOKYO, Nov 21 (Reuters) - The operator of Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant completed on Thursday the removal of the first fuel rods from a cooling pool high up in a badly damaged reactor building, a rare success in the often fraught battle to control the site.<p>The batch of 22 unused fuel …

Fukushima meltdown is warning to the world, says nuclear plant operator

Naomi Hirose, president of the company that runs Fukushima, said Britain’s nuclear industry must be 'prepared for the worst'<p>The man in charge of Japan’s crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has warned that the meltdown of the plant in 2011 contains important lessons for the British government …

First Fuel Rods Plucked From Tsunami-Damaged Fukushima Plant

Workers at Japan's Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power station successfully completed the first day of a delicate operation to remove radioactive fuel rods from a reactor damaged in the March 2011 tsunami.<p>The fuel rods were removed from the Unit 4 reactor, which was offline at the time the tsunami …