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Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and his Ukrainian counterpart Leonid Kozhara agreed on Aug 26th that their countries will conduct a joint study of the environmental impacts of nuclear accidents.

At talks in Kiev, Kishida and Kozhara confirmed support for a University of Tokyo plan to use Ukrainian rockets to launch micro-satellites for the joint study. A total of eight micro-satellites will be launched to regularly take pictures of the two nuclear accident sites and receive ground observation data from instruments at the sites to observe the long-term environmental impacts.The joint study is expected to be launched next year.
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Kishida visits Chernobyl for insights into bungled Fukushima cleanup (Japan Times)
Japan, Ukraine to study nuclear accidents’ environmental impacts (Mainichi Newspaper)

 


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