August 9, 2011
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NINE MILE POINT N.Y. nuclear facility, a leakage has been reported

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Three TVA Nuclear Power Plants Shut Down This Week

As oblivious as the proverbial frogs in slowly boiling water, we are beginning to experience the seemingly benign first years of catastrophic climate change. With the temperature in the Tennessee River approaching that…

US NRC staff completes license review for new reactors in Georgia

Two proposed nuclear plants in Georgia cleared a step in the lengthy process of gaining regulatory approval late last week when the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission said it had completed a safety review….

Japan Ignored Own Fukushima Radiation Forecasts At Citizens Peril

AP IMPACT: An Associated Press investigation has found that Japanese government officials ignored radiation forecasts from their own monitoring system, failing to keep residents near a crippled nuclear plant from a predicted plume….

Who knew about Fukushima’s radiation?

There is a report in the New York Times today alleging that the Japanese government covered up information about high radiation levels immediately following the triple meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power…

Free Potassium Iodide Tablets for Those Near Pennsylvania Nuclear Power Plants

Pennsylvanians who live, work or attend school within a 10-mile radius of the state’s five nuclear power plants can get free potassium iodide, or KI, tablets from the state Department of Health on…

Department of Energy Announces $39 Million to Strengthen Nuclear Energy Research and Development

Washington, D.C. – The Department of Energy today announced that it has awarded up to $39 million in research grants aimed at developing cutting-edge nuclear energy technologies and training and educating the next…

Japanese LDP Member Touts Anti-Nuclear Action in Campaign

Taro Kono, an outspoken opponent of nuclear power in the business-oriented Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), said Aug. 9 that Japan should shift to renewable energy by 2050 by reducing energy consumption and filling…

Fukushima Jumpers – Those who ‘jump’ into highly radioactive areas

The job requirements are simple: a passport, nuclear expertise – and a family willing to let you travel halfway round the world to work at a radioactive site.   That’s something of an…

Japan nuclear crisis: U.S. sends nuclear experts to help save crippled Fukishma from meltdown

A group of U.S. nuclear experts has signed up to join the brave workers toiling to control the dangerous levels of radiation spewing from the crippled plant.    The first team, of no…

Russia to decide fate of sunken nuclear subs

Russia must soon decide what to do with two sunken nuclear submarines in the Barents and Kara seas in order to avoid potential radioactive pollution of the area, a senior Russian nuclear official…

Japan Exposed "Thousands of its citizens" to Radioactive Fallout

An Associated Press investigation has found that Japan exposed thousands of its citizens to risk by failing to use radiation forecasts in the early days of its nuclear crisis.   It’s unclear how…

Contaminated seafood and government cover-up at Fukushima

Our team of radiation experts has found high levels of radiation in seafood caught by Japanese fishermen off the coast of Japan.   At a press conference in Japan earlier today, we explained…

Hibakusha Supporters Urge Kan to Abandon Nuclear Power

Nagasaki, Aug. 9 (Jiji Press)–Representatives of five support groups for hibakusha, or atomic bomb survivors, in Nagasaki asked Prime Minister Kan on Tuesday to clearly state that Japan will abandon nuclear energy following…

Politics › U.N. chief asks Japan for frank input at nuclear safety summit

United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon on Monday pledged solidarity with Japan after its quake, tsunami and nuclear disasters and asked Tokyo for input to a U.N. meeting on atomic safety next month. Ban—who…

Budget Deal Could Crush Low-Dose Radiation Research Shortly After Fukushima Fallout

Much has been written about the probable effects on renewable energy of the budget deal struck between President Obama and Congressional Republicans last week.   Solar panels and windmills, boosted by a massive…

TEPCO reports $7.4bn loss in quarter

Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco), the owner of the Fukushima nuclear plants damaged in March’s earthquake, reports a $7.4bn quarterly loss.   The loss includes 400bn yen put aside by Tepco to compensate victims…

Residents in Namie Angered Over Withheld Radiation Forecasts

Residents of a town in the nuclear disaster zone expressed fury that unpublished radiation forecasts could have prevented them from harm.   Given no guidance from Tokyo, town officials led the residents north,…

Fukushima, 10 percent of schoolchildren, 14,000 people transfer

Fukushima Prefecture in public elementary and junior high, did you transfer from outside the prefecture in summer vacation after the earthquake to eastern students during the summer transfer to the Prefectural Board of…

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