May 2012
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Licensed Reactor Operator at Dresden denied access after violating Fitness for Duty Policy

§ 26.719 Reporting requirements. (a) Required reports. Each licensee and entity who is subject to this subpart shall inform the NRC of significant violations of the FFD policy, significant FFD program failures, and errors…

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New TEPCO estimates show over 900,000 TBq of Cs-137 and I-131 released from Fukushima Daiichi

TEPCO has released new estimates which show over 900,000 TBq of Cesium-137 and Iodine-131 have been released into the air from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi reactors.  The new figure is larger than estimates…

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Researchers show risk of nuclear meltdown drastically undervalued in risk assessment models

Based on the operating hours of all civil nuclear reactors and the number of nuclear meltdowns that have occurred, scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz have calculated that catastrophic…

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JNES analysis shows Unit 1 water level 80% lower than TEPCO estimates

New analysis by the Japan Nuclear Energy Safety Organization has shown cooling water may be leaking from Unit 1 at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. They say the water level of the reactor’s…

Recently the central Japanese government took control of Tokyo Electric Power Co., the utility at the center of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, and agreed to the nation’s largest bailout since the rescue of the banking industry in the 1990s.

TEPCO profits most from higher priced regulated sales of electricity to residential districts rather than negotiated deals with corporate customers

Tokyo Electric has asked the government to approve an average 10.28 percent hike in charges for the residential sector starting in July on condition that its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant restarts within the business…

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May 22nd 2012 FOIA Archive – PRA – Occupational Exposure 2010 reports – SONGS – Fukushima Daiichi – SBO

Comments On Advance Notice of Proposed Rule Making (Anpr)of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Relating to the Prevention and Mitigation Ofstation Blackout 2010_FINAL_NUREG 0713 – Occupational Radiation Exposure at Commercial Nuclear Power Reactors And…

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Japanese retail electricity to be fully deregulated after agreement reached by METI technical committee

A technical committee of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) agreed to fully deregulating retail electricity including sales to residential customers at a May 18th meeting the Denki Shimbun reports. METI…

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Japan reaches out to US firms for decontamination aid in Fukushima

In the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the citizens of Japan are struggling to limit potential pathways for exposure to radioactive materials spread over wide areas including the high dose rate regions…

Germany's long support for wind and solar energy is delivering zero-cost electricity at times. In contrast, the UK's new energy policy seeks to underwrite the rising cost of nuclear

New UK energy reforms amount to subsidy for new reactors and will increase consumer cost

The UK electricity market will experience a radical shake-up, after the Government released new reforms which aim to put billions of pounds into new nuclear power plants, in a move which will admittedly…

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May 21st, 2012 – FOIA Archive Release – Fukushima Daiichi – GAP Framework Definitions – San Onofre – Radiological Emergency Equipment

Last Updated – 13:35  Fukushima Daiichi Related FOIAS Instructions and Miscellaneous Information Pages From c141933-02bx-20 DOE Triage of Japan Information as of March 24th, 2011 Pages From C142015-02CX Airlifted Coolant – SRV’s Lifted…

NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko has announced that he will step down as soon as a successor is confirmed.

Chairman Jaczko set to resign position at NRC after successor confirmed by President Obama

The longest-serving member of the five-member commission announced in a press released statement that he will resign his post, adding “Serving the American people as the Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission…

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Licensed reactor operator at Browns Ferry has unescorted access suspended after random fitness-for-duty test

A licensed operator employee had a confirmed positive for alcohol during a random fitness-for-duty test. The employee’s unescorted access has been suspended. Power Reactor Event Number: 47936 Facility: BROWNS FERRY Region: 2 State: AL…

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Local government officials cast doubt over safety of nuclear power at Oi restart meetings

At a meeting with local leaders in Osaka on Saturday, local government leaders in the Kansai region voiced their opposition to restarting reactors at Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Oi nuclear power plant in…

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Japanese university developing building plaster made with zeolite to absorb cesium

One unresolved problem with the Fukushima Daiichi disaster is the radioactive particles contamination worldwide, and especially in Japan. Dispersed low level contamination poses a particular challenge to those charged with its remediation. Many…

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May 19th, 2012 – FOIA Archive Release – San Onofre (SONGS) – SOARCA – Risk Assessment – Economic Risks of Accidents – KI in Radiation Emergencies

Last Updated: 11:45 San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, Units 2 and 3 – Relief Request ISI-3-31 San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, Units 2 and 3 – Request for Additional…

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London protest breaks out over controversial Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project as British officials send letter to Indian Prime Minister

Anti-nuclear and rights group on Friday held a loud demonstration in front of the Indian High Commission in London to protest against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant being built in a tsunami-prone area…

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May 18th, 2012 FOIA Archive Release – SONGS – Fukushima – PRC – SOARCA – RASCAL

Last Updated: 12:07 San Onofre Documents Ml053130316 – San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station Unit 2  Operating License NRC letter to Boxer RE: Songs 03-13-2012 – 22 p. SONGS Meeting Slides Steam Generators –…

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Japan panel investigating unanswered questions surrounding the Fukushima disaster

A Japanese Diet-appointed panel is investigating the details surrounding the Fukushima nuclear disaster to try to determine who is telling the truth about a key phase in the Fukushima nuclear disaster: politicians or…

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Feds Cut Nuclear Emergency Exercises, Avoid Public Scrutiny

Not since the bungled response to Hurricane Katrina has the US federal government so callously ignored disaster red flags. Disregarding lessons of the Fukushima Daiichi disaster, the Nuclear Regulatory Administration (NRC) secretively issued…

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May 17th, 2012 FOIA Archive Release – RASCAL Estimations – SPEEDI Data – Communications – Status Updates

Last Updated 15:25  Main FOIA Archives   FOIA’s Related to Reactor Research/Data NRC RASCAL Estimations Unit 4 Case Summary One Batch – Pages From Pages From ML12123A057 -397 Pages 3 11 2011-12 Snl Zr Fire…

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