October 2012
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In-Focus: Japan – Nuclear Regulatory Authority to probe cause of erroneous data in 2 weeks – KEPCO denies active fault under Ohi plant

KEPCO denies active fault under Ohi plant Kansai Electric Power Company, the operator of the Ohi nuclear power plant said the firm could not obtain any data that contradict the outcomes of its…

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In-Focus: Fukushima – Fukushima Disaster is a Murder’s Act says Futaba Mayor

Fukushima Disaster is a Murder’s Act says Futaba Mayor “I think this is the accident that happened in insufficient safety precaution and we consider this as a manmade disaster,” Katsutaka Idogawa, mayor of…

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Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority adopts new nuclear disaster guidelines

This week, Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority adopted new guidelines which expand evacuation areas from 10 kilometers to 30 kilometers around nuclear plants which would be set in place in the event of a…

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In-Focus: Japan – Situation around Unit 1 spent fuel pool was unknown for more than a year – KEPCO considering rate hikes after record losses

Projections of possible fallout zones irks rice farmers Source: The Japan Times Kansai Electric considering rate hike after record losses Source: The Japan Times Source: JiJi Press Japan’s new energy policy seen as…

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Hitachi agrees to purchase German shares of British Horizon Nuclear Power

A consortium led by Japan’s Hitachi, will acquire all shares of British energy company Horizon Nuclear Power from 2 German power companies.  Hitachi will seek British government approval to construct ABWR reactors at…

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In-Focus: Fukushima – Fukushima Prefecture to capture first salmon since disaster – TEPCO to increase decontamination system personnel

Water Stop Work at the Common Pool Connecting Duct at Fukushima Daiichi Source: TEPCO Fukushima prefecture to capture salmon on trial basis for first time since nuclear disaster Source: The Daily Yomiuri Fukushima Prefecture…

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Kansai Electric to release report fighting active fault claims

The Kansai Electric Power Company, the Japanese utility which operates the Ohi nuclear power station, will release a report to the government which will argue the contention that there is an active underground…

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TEPCO says cannot deny Fukushima Daiichi may still be leaking radiation into ocean

After a article published in the US academic journal Science by Ken Buesseler, a senior scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute revealed that cesium levels in fish had not declined in the last…

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In-Focus: Japan – CSIS President calls for Japan to restart reactors – Of 506 vessels swept away by March 11th disaster, only 85 recovered

President of US Center for Strategic and International Studies calls for Japan to restart nuclear reactors Source: JiJi Press Shimizu Corporation develops tsunami evacuation building Source: JiJI Press Japan’s efforts to draft energy…

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Supervisor at Calvert Cliffs confirmed positive for alcohol during fitness for duty test

Power Reactor Event Number: 48446 Facility: CALVERT CLIFFS Region: 1 State: MD Unit: [1] [2] [ ] RX Type: [1] CE,[2] CE NRC Notified By: AMY CORDNER HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK Notification Date:…

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In-Focus: Japan – Radioactive tritium found on external surface of reactor piping at JAEA facility – Hokuriku Electric will delay releasing Shiga nuclear power plant fault details until March

Harley Davidson washed across ocean after March 11th disaster on display at museum Source: JiJi Press Source: NHK Rice in Fukushima Prefecture contaminated with cesium over safety limit Source: Kyodo News Source: JiJi…

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TEPCO workers launch survey balloon in Fukushima Reactor 1

Photos showed debris from the reactor building explosion up to about 30 meters inside of the building. Radiation levels measured 150 mSv/hr on the building’s second floor, but dropped dramatically on the third…

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In-Focus: Japan – Fire at KEPCO nuclear site – Nuclear Regulatory Authority to reinvestigate guidelines for tsunami and earthquake safety

Fire breaks out at nuclear reactor auxiliary building Source: JiJi Press Japan to expand evacuation zones to 30 km around nuclear power plants Source: The Japan Times Source: JiJi Press Austria promotes biomass…

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In-Focus: Japan – Safety zones around nuclear plants may not be large enough – New active fault found 14 km from future nuclear power station

New active fault found 14 km from Oma nuclear site in Aomori Prefecture Source: The Daily Yomiuri All of melted nuclear fuel in Fukushima Daiichi Reactor 1 fell into containment Source: JNES 30-km…

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In-Focus: Nuclear – Earthquake felt in Diablo Canyon control room – Fukushima upgrades continue at US nuclear sites

Fukushima upgrades continue at Byron nuclear power plant “We did a lot of different walk downs for equipment to ensure reliability of things we had,” said Exelon Generation Byron Station representative Paul Dempsey….

NRC to delete public emails

March 16th, 2011 – NRC Deleted Over 100 E-mails From Members of the Public Demanding Immediate Closure of US Nuclear Plants

Pages From C143372-02A – March 16th, 2011 – NRC Deleted Over 100 E-mails From Members of the Public Demandi…

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In-Focus: Japan – Japanese Ambassador says rice donations to Haiti are radiation free – DOE official says Japan should restart nuclear power plants

Japanese Ambassador says rice donations to Haiti are radiation free Source: Defend Haiti Vietnamese plans for nuclear power plant built by Russia and Japan put on hold due to concerns about safety of…

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In-Focus: Japan – Undergrowth on fire near Fukushima Daiichi Units 1 and 2 – Tsunami debris found in stomachs of tuna

Undergrowth on fire near Units 1 and 2 at Fukushima Daiichi Source of the fire is still unknown, the area was not being worked near, and no welding was taking place as had…

Radiation Safety Hazard at 30Kmn Radius for Dai-Ichi Nuclear Power PLant

April 7th, 2011 – Radiation levels around Fukushima Prefecture high enough to test OSHA limits for rad workers in 14 days

Pages From Pages From C143465-01 – April 7th, 2011 – Radiation Safety Hazard at 30Kmn Radius for Dai-Ichi N…

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Browns Ferry supervisor fails for-cause fitness for duty test

Power Reactor Event Number: 48419 Facility: BROWNS FERRY Region: 2 State: AL Unit: [1] [2] [3] RX Type: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4,[3] GE-4 NRC Notified By: ERIC STEELE HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ Notification Date:…

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