November 2012
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Government employee satisfaction ratings in United States continue to decline with significant dip in 2012

A new annual study administered by the Office of Personnel Management showed a dip in employee satisfaction ratings government-wide, with several agencies results significantly worse in the 2012 Federal Employee Viewpoint survey than…

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In-Focus: Japan – TEPCO unveils more video footage -Suit filed seeking a halt of Ohi reactors

Suit filed against Kansai Electric seeking a halt of Ohi reactors Lawyer Tatsuya Sato, who heads the plaintiffs’ group, told a press conference that the No. 3 and No. 4 reactors should not…

This combination photo shows smoke rising from Fukushima Daiichi 1 nuclear reactor after an explosion

JAEA releases new data estimating effect of measures taken to reduce radiation dose to public after nuclear accident

On Friday, the Japan Atomic Energy Agency released estimates which showed that rapid evacuations and the use of iodine pills reduce radiation exposures after a nuclear accident.  The estimates highlight special preparations for…

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Japan offers United States sympathy money for disposal of tsunami debris

Japan’s Foreign Ministry announced their decision to offer a $5 million donation to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Friday. Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda informed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of…

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In-Focus: Japan – Osaka to begin test incineration of debris – ‘Something wrong’ in Tepco’s safety culture: Japan’s regulatory body chief

‘Something wrong’ in Tepco’s safety culture: Japan’s regulatory body chief Tokyo Electric Power Co. needs to improve its safety culture if it hopes to restart any of its idled reactors, the head of…

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In-Focus: Japan – NRA to question TEPCO executives about safety concerns – Municipalities worried current nuclear safety measures still inadequate

NRA to question TEPCO executives about safety policies at nuclear power plants The Nuclear Regulation Authority, or NRA, held a meeting on Wednesday and discussed a recent series of problems at nuclear plants…

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Radiation levels in Fukushima Daiichi Reactor 3 more than doubled in many locations since measured last year

TEPCO announced that the robot used to enter the Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3 Reactor Building measured radiation levels up to 4,780 mSv per hour, nearly three times the 1,300 mSv reading taking in…

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Hackers access IAEA data and slam Israeli nuclear program

The UN’s nuclear watchdog acknowledged on Tuesday that hackers had accessed a server in Vienna, and have accessed the contact details of more than 160 senior experts, including Japanese university researchers, which were…

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In-Focus: Japan – Over 9600 deficiencies listed at Monju fast-breeder reactor – None of Japan’s Prefectures positive about hosting nuclear waste disposal site –

Over 9600 deficiencies listed at Monju fast-breeder reactor Source: JiJi Press Source: 47 News Noda promises to rid Japan of nuclear energy as election looms Source: Herald Sun Commission proposal admits when selecting…

Cesium Absorption Cloth

In-Focus: Fukushima – University researchers develop cloth which absorbs radioactive cesium – Japan to suspend 35 reconstruction projects worth 16.8 billion Yen after investigation

UN says Japan is underestimating nuclear fallout risks Source: RT Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) inspected some 50 companies on Nov. 27 over alleged bid-rigging for utility work ordered by Tokyo Electric Power…

Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is seen in Fukushima prefecture

TEPCO officials admit failed to take enough safety measures before Fukushima disaster

A group of American scientists met in Tokyo on Tuesday to study last year’s Fukushima nuclear accident in hopes of finding lessons to improve the safety of U.S. atomic power reactors. Norman Neureiter,…

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Local governments addicted to nuclear subsidies

Only 18 months after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, local municipalities in Japan are realizing how much their finances depend on the nuclear power-induced money. “They’re like drug addicts cut off from supplies,” said…

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In-Focus: Japan – Noda Cabinet disapproval ratings hit new record high – Kansai Electric applies for nearly 12 percent rate hike

UN Human Rights expert criticizes Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster response In Tokyo on Monday, UN Special Rapporteur Anand Grover spoke to reporters and criticized the government of Japan for not adequately responding to the…

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KEPCO to push restart of Takahama nuclear reactors

Kansai Electric Power Co., one of the most nuclear-dependent Japanese utilities, has presented a business plan that incorporates reactivating two more nuclear reactors in Fukui Prefecture, in addition to the Ohi reactors that…

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In-Focus: Japan – TEPCO adds missing radiation data to online archive – Still no bans lifted on mushroom supplies found contaminated

Vietnam and Japan discuss bilateral cooperation on the use of nuclear energy The seminar was co-organized by the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, and the Japanese Agency…

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India and Japan revive nuclear energy talks

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told Prime Minister Noda that he hoped Japan would soon share its nuclear technology and expertise with India. “PM Noda replied by saying that Japan wished to advance…

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New four legged robot developed by Toshiba to search inside Fukushima reactors

Japanese electronics manufacturer Toshiba has developed a 4-legged remote-controlled robot which stands 1 meter tall on four 27 ½ inch long legs.  The robot is equipped with six video cameras and a radiation…

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Turkey Point Supervisor tests positive for alcohol

Power Reactor Event Number: 48526 Facility: TURKEY POINT Region: 2 State: FL Unit: [3] [4] [ ] RX Type: [3] W-3-LP,[4] W-3-LP NRC Notified By: SEAN BLOOM HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH Notification Date: 11/20/2012…

Japan Decontamination

In-Focus: Japan – Decontamination efforts often insufficient as contaminated materials continue to accumulate –

Decontamination efforts often insufficient as contaminated materials continue to accumulate Source: Tokyo Web Source: 47 News Japan TEPCO announces leak of contaminated water from absorption apparatus Source: JiJi Press Japan to compare Fukushima…

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In-Focus: Japan – Over 85,000 tons of contaminated sludge waiting for disposal – Fukushima Prefecture to abolish nuclear fuel tax

Over 85,000 tons of contaminated sludge waiting for disposal The Japanese government is responsible for finding disposal sites for the sludge and ash with cesium levels of more than 8,000 becquerels per kilogram…

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