September 2011
Bano, Mahmooda

March 26th, 2011 – Decommissioning Type Information –

From: Scott, Michael Sent: Saturday, March 26, 2011 1:37 AM To: Ruland, William Subject: FW: Decommissioning Type Information Sorry I didn’t call in time. Brian H. did not know what you wanted. What’s…

Hogan, Rosemary

March 14th, 2011 – Japanese Earthquake Questions

From: Pires, Jose Sent: Monday, March 14, 2011 2:29 PM, To: Kammerer, Annie; Ake, Jon Cc: Graves, Herman; Hogan, Rosemary VU Subject: RE: Japanese Earthquake Questions 7,(I – , Attachments: Seismic design history…

Bags of contaminated debris in the covered soccer field near J-Village's gymnasium

Nuclear Power Plants and Earthquakes

Japanese, and most other, nuclear plants are designed to withstand earthquakes, and in the event of major earth movement, to shut down safely. In 1995, the closest nuclear power plants, some 110 km…

Hidehiko Nishiyama

Hidehiko Nishiyama, – Ex-nuclear spokesman for Japan’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency suspended for indecency

Hidehiko Nishiyama, an official of the Economy, Trade, and Industry Ministry, which oversees the nuclear agency, held daily media briefings after the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in March. The ministry…

Docs

Panel slams Kyushu Electric’s ties with Saga – Finds Government Manipulation

An independent panel has confirmed government involvement in manipulating public opinion on nuclear power. A panel investigating attempts by Kyushu Electric Power Company to manipulate public opinion on one of the firm’s nuclear…

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September 30th, 2011 – High Radiation in Unit 1 after ‘Earthquake’ – 512 Sv/h

Today, after the 5+ earthquake yesterday readings in the drywell of unit 1 are a whopping 512 Sv. This does fit with a pattern we have seen of gradually rising drywell radiation with…

28green_Fukushima-blog480

Chernobyl-induced radiation in the Black Sea peaked at about 1,000 becquerels per cubic meter – By contrast, radiation after Fukushima peaked at more than 100,000 becquerels per cubic meter

The word from the land is bad enough. As my colleague Hiroko Tabuchi reported on Saturday, Japanese officials have detected elevated radiation levels in rice near the crippled reactors. Worrying radiation levels had…

Nuclear Fuel

Plutonium-238 from Fukushima Daiichi Meltdown Found In Soil Near Namie and 5 Other Locations

Ministry of Education, plutonium radioactive material apparently diffused in the nuclear power plant disaster Fukushima Daiichi Tokyo Electric Power Company, the city Futaba Fukushima off-site nuclear power plants, were detected in soil in…

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Nuclear Industry on Shakey Ground – Reactors could fail during an earthquake, GE Hitachi says

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy said 35 reactors it built for utilities from New York to Washington may not shut down properly during an earthquake. GE Hitachi, which made First Energy Corp.’s Perry, Ohio,…

Chiba

Radiation spread reaches Chiba, Saitama prefectures – Up to 60,000 bq/m3 over 200 km from Fukushima Daiichi

Fairly high levels of accumulated radioactive cesium in Chiba and Saitama prefectures were shown in a new contamination map released by the science ministry on Sept. 29. The two prefectures, neighboring the municipal…

Tomari

Tokai village mayor reflects on JCO and Fukushima crises, calls for anti-nuke shift – A government that is both incompetent and unfeeling toward mankind is not qualified to have nuclear power plants

Mayor Tatsuya Murakami criticized the government sharply at a morning assembly opened on Sept. 30, twelve years to the day after a criticality accident at a nuclear production and processing company here that…

Bozin, Sunny4

March 29th, 2011 – Japanese considering use of polymer spray to affix ground contamination

From: Franovich, Mike To: Ostendorff, William Cc: Nieh, Ho; Kock, Andrea; Zorn, Jason Sent: Tue Mar 29 21:58:25 2011 Subject: Two additional items from the 2000 Telecon o Japanese considering use of spray-on…

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United States secretly colluded with Japan to help dump nuclear reactors in oceans

The United States secretly sought Japan’s support in 1972 to enable it to dump decommissioned nuclear reactors into the world’s oceans under the London Convention, an international treaty being drawn up at the…

Watts Bar

Shift Supervisor also included in falsifying inspection records charge at TVA nuke plant

Federal prosecutors have charged another contractor employee at the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Watts Bar Nuclear Plant with falsifying electrical cable inspection records. Court records show John E. Delk as a supervisor for Williams…

Browns Ferry

Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant Turbine Trip and SCRAM leave station on offsite power

Power Reactor Event Number: 47299 Facility: BROWNS FERRY Region: 2 State: AL Unit: [ ] [ ] [3] RX Type: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4,[3] GE-4 NRC Notified By: RAY SWAFFORD HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO Notification Date:…

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Strong quake rocks northeast Japan – TEPCO Reports No Damage At Fukushima

(AP) TOKYO – A strong earthquake has rocked northeastern Japan, which is still recovering from the devastating tsunami six months ago. The quake Thursday had a preliminary magnitude of 5.6. There were no…

Construction Industry Recovery Unit intake channel open ditch south transmission prevention 1-4 Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

Construction Industry Recovery Unit intake channel open ditch south transmission prevention 1-4 Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (taken 28 September 2011)

Source: www.tepco.co.jp, via Enformable

Rahimi, Meraj

March 29th, 2011- Isotopic make up of spent fuel 5% enrichment

From: Frazier, Alan Sent: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 4:59 PM To: Batkin, Joshua; Schmidt, Rebecca Subject: Iso topic make up of spent fuel Josh, I believe this is for typical spent fuel (initially…

Franovich, Mike6

March 27th, 2011 – UPDATE from 2000 Telecon on Fukushima Daiichi Events

From: Franovich, Mike To: Ostendorff, William Cc: Nieh, Ho; Kock, Andrea; Zorn, Jason Sent: Sun Mar 27 21:54:45 2011 Subject: RE: RESEND: UPDATE from 2000 Telecon on Fukushima Daiichi Events Sheron led the…

Csontos. Alada

March 25th, 2011- Issues with seawater in a BWR – Crack growth rate found to be 30 times higher than KAPL paper

From: Csontos. Aladar To: Klein Paul; Taylor. Robert Subject: Re: Stress Corrosion Crack Growth Rates of Stainless Steels in Chloride Solutions.docx Date: Friday, March 25, 2011 2:27:35 PM Rob, I agree with Paul…

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