Robots To Work At Fukushima Disaster Scene

via ubergizmo.com / January 18, 2014 / Robots are wonderful workers for a few reasons – they do not get tired, they do not complain and neither will they congregate around a water cooler to gossip about their superior and his or her flaws. Not only that, robots do not have a union, and will be unable to go on strike – not to mention in a more practical manner, … Continue reading

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Worker Dies at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant

via theguardian.co.uk / Januray 20, 2015 / A worker at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has died after falling into an empty water storage tank, in the latest of a series of accidents at the site of the worst nuclear disaster for a quarter of a century. The death was the second at Fukushima Daiichi in less than a year, but the plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco), … Continue reading

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Large mammals die in rapid succession in Ueno Zoological Gardens from tumor, heart failure etc..

Polar bear, harbor seal, giraffe and Sumatran tiger have died since last November in Ueno Zoological Gardens.

The succession of death started with a polar bear. It was male, died on 11/25/2014 from acute pancreatitis. Before a month passed, a female harbor seal died of septicemia on 12/8/2014 as Ueno Zoological Gardens announced. It was 7 years old. The average life span is approx. 30 years.

This January, a female giraffe was found dead in the morning of 1/7/2015. It was 17 years old, didn’t show any symptom until the previous day. They found the cause of death was heart failure from an autopsy.

2 days after, a male Sumatran tiger died of multiple organ failure caused by tumor. It was 17 years old, has been having medication since 12/22/2014.

Ueno Zoological Gardens announced the causes of death are different from case to case to deny the possible connection of each death.

http://www.tokyo-zoo.net/topic/topics_detail?kind=news&inst=ueno&link_num=22641

http://www.tokyo-zoo.net/topic/topics_detail?kind=news&inst=ueno&link_num=22686

http://www.tokyo-zoo.net/topic/topics_detail?kind=news&inst=ueno&link_num=22686

http://www.metro.tokyo.jp/INET/OSHIRASE/2014/11/20obq500.htm

http://www.tokyo-zoo.net/zoo/ueno/

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