Friends of the Earth launched a new television ad campaign today targeting the utility Southern California Edison, the operator of the troubled San Onofre nuclear reactors, which are currently closed due to serious safety problems. The ad will run all week in strong rotation at major cable news outlets in the Los Angeles and San […]
Japan had admitted it was unprepared for a disaster on the scale of the Fukushima nuclear crisis in a June 2011 report to the UN’s atomic agency, and vowed to implement new safety measures. This is not the first time that Japan has been forced to form new agencies to re-establish public trust and confidence, […]
March 19th, 2011 – International discussion related to accuracy of TEPCO readings – Where is water going?
From: Casto, Chuck Sent: Saturday, March 19, 2011 1:55 PM To: LIA02 Hoc; RST01 Hoc; Liaison Japan Cc: LIA03 Hoc Subject: Re: Question from UK TEPCO is concerned and asked us for advice. From: LIA02 Hoc To: RSTO1 Hoc; Liaison Japan Cc: LIA03 Hoc Sent: Sat Mar 19 13:52:22 2011 Subject: RE: Question from UK […]
South Africa’s nuclear weapons program was voluntarily dismantled in the early 1990s, remaining the only country ever to have dismantled a nuclear program. Post-Fukushima, South Africa is still being pushed to develop a new fleet of nuclear power stations, however they as of yet have a stable method of securing fuel for the proposed reactors. […]
To better understand iodine transport, Joshua Landis and a team drawn from Dartmouth’s Department of Earth Science and Department of Geography recently published a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences related to their research of the fallout of Iodine 131 from Japan. The levels of radioactivity they found in the US is a […]
Chubu Electric had been building an 18 ft seawall at it’s Hamaoka plant in response to the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Japan’s nuclear safety agency has instructed Chubu Electric Power Company to implement comprehensive measures to protect its Hamaoka nuclear power plant from tsunami as tall as 21 meters, after a government panel last Friday revised upward […]