2011
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Fukushima residents don’t buy governments “temporary” waste storage plan

On Dec. 28, Environment Minister Goshi Hosono met and asked local leaders in Fukushima Prefecture for permission to build an interim storage facility somewhere in Futaba county in which two municipalities host the…

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March 16th, 2011 – MELCOR input deck – GRS wants run on Mark 1 to fight back

From: Santiago, Patricia Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 12:37 PM To: Chang, Richard; Armstrong, Kenneth Subject: FW: MELCOR input deck for Germany Attachments: imageO01.gif FYI From: Tinkler, Charles Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2011…

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American Nuclear Energy budget to increase in 2012 – “Better than we had anticipated”

The Office of Nuclear Energy is getting more money than expected for the 2012 fiscal year.  “There were certain areas where we did better than we had anticipated,” said Department of Energy spokesman…

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Former NRC Member – Nuclear renaissance is imploding

A former nuclear regulator, an economic analyst and a congressional think-tank adviser say 2011 marked the fall of the so-called U.S. nuclear renaissance, despite regulators’ approval last week of a new reactor design….

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March 16th, 2011 – Peach Bottom Deck – Does not contain safeguard information

From: Salay, Michael Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 10:06 AM To: Gauntt, Randall 0; Humphries, Larry Laron Cc: Lee, Richard; Esmaili, Hossein Subject: Peach Bottom Deck Importance: High Randy, Larry, We have received…

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Fukushima – Leak from hoses leading to evaporative concentration apparatus

2011.12.29 <Download> [Reference] Water leakage (freshwater) from a hose of the water desalinations (reverse osmosis membrane system) near the concentrated water storage area at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (188KB) Photo of the…

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Holds Public Meeting On Japan Nuclear Event

Former NRC Expert Says Jazcko Complaints – “Doesn’t pass the straight-face test”

Chairman Jaczko, while under fire from the industry, drew a spirited defense on Wednesday from a predecessor at the agency.  Peter A. Bradford, who was a commission member from 1977 to 1982, can be considered…

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NRC – DHHS limited supply of KI will expire in months with no replenishment scheduled

Here in Illinois, nuclear energy stations while plentiful in number, are also quite old in the tooth.  Illinois has the largest number of nuclear reactors and the largest amount of radioactive waste —…

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Australian interest in American Nuclear Submarines Growing – India obtains Russian models

In December a DEVASTATING report into the nation’s Collins-class submarine fleet has warned of profound safety risks arising from inexperienced crews, a paucity of experts, poor reliability and a dysfunctional maintenance system. The…

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Study Concludes: Fukushima to have major impact – Chronic Institutional Failures

Commenting on his new paper titled “Nuclear Safety and Nuclear Economics,” Mark Cooper said: “Before Fukushima, the mythical ‘nuclear renaissance‘ had already proven to be a bubble with the air rapidly leaking out…

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March 27th, 2011 – 1800 EDT – USNRC Emergency Operations Center Status Update

Current Understanding of Dapanese Facilities (This information is compiled from the NRC in-country team, TEP CO press releases, NISA press releases, Japan Atomic Industrial Forum (JAIF) compiled data and assessments, International Atomic Energy…

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NRC and Diablo Canyon Prepare for Fukushima-like crisis

Diablo Canyon Power Plant is an electricity-generating nuclear power plant at Avila Beach in San Luis Obispo County, California. The plant has two Westinghouse-designed 4-loop pressurized-waternuclear reactors operated by Pacific Gas & Electric. The facility is located on about 750 acres…

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NRC finds Fort Calhoun did not have adequate flood safety procedures

  As a result of a Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) inspection conducted from January 1 to June 21, 2010, the NRC determined that Fort Calhoun Station (FCS) did not have adequate procedures to…

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Results of Boring and Trenching Survey on Yunotake Fault

1. Purpose We confirmed appearance of normal type earthquake fault (appeared to surface due to the earthquake) which was not determined as an active fault taken into consideration for the seismic design along…

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Japan “Megaquake” focal regions double in size from previous estimates

The government’s disaster prevention panel on Tuesday revised the basic plan for disaster preparedness in the wake of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, seeking to reinforce measures against tsunami waves that caused…

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March 15th, 2011 – 1930 EDT – USNRC Emergency Operations Center Status Update

Earthquake/Tsunami Status Update March 15, 2011 1930 EDT USNRC Emergency Operations Center Status Update March 15, 2011 Earthquake / Tsunami Status Update Compiled by Executive Briefing Team Caution – This information may be…

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Actual cost of nuclear power is beyond our wildest dreams

How we could have been so awestruck by the vision of cheap energy that we blinded ourselves to the waste disposal hazards? Caretaking our nuclear waste stockpile will provide jobs for both unskilled…

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DOE to build new concrete vaults for low-level radioactive waste at INL

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an 890-square-mile  complex located in the high desert of eastern Idaho, between the town of Arco to the west and the cities ofIdaho Falls and Blackfoot to the east. It lies within Butte, Bingham, Bonneville and Jefferson counties. Most of INL is desert with…

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Radioactive pollution in Athens, Greece due to the Fukushima nuclear accident

J Environ Radioact. 2011 Dec 22. [Epub ahead of print] Radioactive pollution in Athens, Greece due to the Fukushima nuclear accident. Kritidis P, Florou H, Eleftheriadis K, Evangeliou N, Gini M, Sotiropoulou M, Diapouli E, Vratolis S. Source NCSR “Demokritos“, Institute…

Enformable Fukushima Daiichi Disaster Timeline

We are very proud to release the first beta version of our timeline of the events pertaining to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster. The beta currently is based off of a 52 page…

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