August 2011
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TEPCO Blames Fukushima nuke plant workers irradiated on job

Two workers exposed to high doses of beta radiation at the crisis-stricken Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant on Aug. 28 were ignoring their dosimeter readings, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO)…

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5 Workers exposed to radioactivity above limits this week as 2 workers showered with highly radioactive water on Wednesday

Tokyo Electric Power Company says 2 male workers at its troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant were showered with highly radioactive water by mistake. The accident occurred on Wednesday morning. The two subcontracting…

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Increased Nuclear Risk After March Disaster – 14 New potential active faults near Nuclear Power Plants

Some 14 locations near nuclear facilities in Japan have been found to have the possibility of turning into active faults in the future, the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) has announced. NISA…

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Nuclear Industry cringes at implications of Fukushima Nuclear Disaster – Older plants facing more scrutiny and less hopes of re-licensing

Japan’s incoming Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda has said that his country will continue to use nuclear power for the next 40 years in the wake of the Fukushima disaster, taking a swerve away…

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Despite Battling Radiation Leaks From Fukushima Over 80% of Tohoku Quake and Tsunami Rubble “Completely Removed“

Tokyo- (PanOrient News) Japan’s Environment Ministry said that more than 80% of the rubble from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami has been removed in Miyagi and Fukushima, Miyagi and Iwate prefectures. Excluding…

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Fukushima nuclear accident affecting foreign students in Japan

After March 11, a large number of foreign students temporarily left Japan. Though almost 90 percent returned for the new school term starting in April, the number seeking to start their studies this…

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Japan to Spend $2.9 Billion to Clean Up Tepco Radiation Spills – 16 of 22 Incinerating Facilities Contain Radioactive Waste Exceeding Standards

Japan will allocate 220 billion yen ($2.87 billion) to clean up in areas contaminated by radiation spewed from Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s crippled Fukushima Dai- Ichi nuclear plant, Kyodo News reported. Levels of…

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"Scratch Plates" at North Anna Record Critical Earthquake Data – Despite North Anna Being Taken Off Grid Customers Face No Energy Shortages

On Friday, the plant’s operator, Dominion Virginia Power, informed the NRC that the ground motion produced by the 5.8 magnitude quake “may have exceeded” the amount of shaking the plant was designed to…

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TEPCO admits to at least 94 errors in reported radiation measurements – In one location actual levels 800 times reported measurements

“From Yomiuri Shinbun (8/30/2011):” 東京電力は30日、福島第一原子力発電所の敷地内や周辺で3~5月に計測した放射性物質の値に、94件の誤りがあったと発表した。 TEPCO announced on August 30 that the measurements done on radioactive materials at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant compound and in the surrounding areas from March to…

Dust-sampling Opening of Reactor Building of Unit 1, Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

New TEPCO Photos of Sampling On-site at Fukushima Daiichi and Accumulated Water in Containment Vessel at Fukushima Daini

Dust-sampling Opening of Reactor Building of Unit 1, Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Dust-sampling Opening of Reactor Building of Unit 2, Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Checking inside of the reactor containment vessel…

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Fukushima Updated: 3 Fukushima nuke plant workers blasted with beta radiation

At least two workers at the crisis-stricken Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant were blasted with more than 15 millisieverts of beta radiation on Aug. 28, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO)…

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Collected Photos of Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant Flooding

The Fort Calhoun Nuclear Generating Station is a nuclear power plant located on 660 acres (270 ha) between Fort Calhoun, and Blair, Nebraska adjacent to the Missouri River between mile markers 645.6 and 646.0. The utility has an easement for another 580 acres (230 ha) which…

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34 points near Fukushima plant exceed radiation standard used for Chernobyl

Via The Mainichi Daily News: 34 points near Fukushima plant exceed radiation standard used for Chernobyl, map shows. Excerpt: A government map of soil radiation levels mainly within a 100-kilometer radius of the…

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After Nearly 3 Months Nebraska Fort Calhoun nuclear plant ends flood emergency alert

Officials say an idled Nebraska nuclear plant that was entirely surrounded by Missouri River floodwaters earlier this summer is no longer under a flood emergency. Maybe you were one of the many Americans…

Exelon Nuclear and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Sign Services Contract

WILMINGTON, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) today announced it has been awarded a nearly $150 million integrated outage contract by Illinois-based Exelon Nuclear to help ensure the continued, safe performance of…

After pushing former PM Kan out, ‘new’ Japanese Government releases new contamination information

In one location, the contamination level is more than 10 times the Chernobyl level. What a surprise. Now that PM Kan is out, the government dribbles out the information that it withheld as…

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Leaked Documents Show US Lobbying for GE for China building plans for 50 nuclear power plants by 2020 using 60s era technology.

China building 50 nuclear power plants by 2020 using 60s era technology. Cable shows US works as lobbyist for GE: http://t.co/XED4UKC Source: twitter.com, via @WeLoveWikileaks Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin 08BEIJING3362 2008-08-29…

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NRC ramps up inspection at Va. nuclear plant; earthquake may have exceeded plant’s design base – Signs That Utilities Knew Of Shortfall

WASHINGTON — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is sending additional inspectors to the Virginia nuclear power plant closest to the epicenter of last week’s earthquake. Tuesday’s earthquake may have exceeded the design basis for…

The Great Unknown – Experts split on how to decommission Fukushima nuclear plant – 50 Years May Not Be Enough Time

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) defines "decommissioning" as the process of removing spent fuel from reactors and dismantling all facilities. Ultimately, the site of a…

Why the Fukushima disaster is worse than Chernobyl

Yoshio Ichida is recalling the worst day of his 53 years: 11 March, when the sea swallowed up his home and killed his friends. This nation has recovered from worse natural – and…

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