2012
Japan Nuclear Fuel Permanent Storage

In-Focus Japan: Globalization of energy innovation – IAEA Launches Fukushima Radiation Database

Majority of debris from March 11th disaster still not disposed of Some 80 percent of the estimated 24 million tons of disaster debris remains to be disposed of, Jiji Press reported Tuesday.  Japanese…

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Many difficulties lie ahead in decommissioning work after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster

One and a half years after the March 11th disaster at Fukushima, workers on-site face immense difficulties in decommissioning work at the crippled nuclear power plant. The utility now admits that the explosion…

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Scientists baffled by discovery that “cobwebs” on spent nuclear fuel is actually bacteria

Savannah River scientists have confirmed that a material resembling a cobweb which was found to be growing on spent nuclear fuel in the L Basin, is actually a form of bacteria with DNA…

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Russia starts full-scale production of anti-radiation missile

Russia has started a full-scale production of the Kh-31PD anti-radiation missile of the latest generation, head of the Tactical Missile Corporation Boris Obnosov told journalists at the HydroAviaSalon-2012 – an international exhibition and…

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In-Focus Japan: 18 months after onset of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster – Japan still recovering

Still over 340,000 evacuees from Fukushima Disaster Source: JiJi Press Work to check radiation doses not getting easier Source: JiJi Press 80 pct of the disaster debris still not yet been disposed of…

April 9th, 2011 - Summary of Radiological Hazards in Japan

April 9th, 2011 – Summary of Radiological Hazards in Japan

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NRC INTERIM COMPREHENSIVE

April 15th, 2011 – NRC Interim Comprehensive Assessment of Fukushima Event

From: Casto, Chuck Sent: Saturday, April 16, 2011 10:57 PM To: ET07 Hoc; HOO Hoc Cc: Moore, Scott; Zimmerman, Roy; Virgilio, Martin; Reynolds, Steven Subject: Final slides for the ET – please pass along Attachments: JapanGlobalAssessmentFinalAprill5.pptx Attached are the…

March 18th, 2011 - Federal Fact Sheets and TPs related to Fukushima

March 18th, 2011 – Federal Fact Sheets and Talking Points related to Fukushima

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In-Focus Japan: Defense minister promotes nuclear energy as defensive deterrent – Softbank CEO says eliminating nuclear power cheapest option

Japan’s defense minister says nuclear power is a deterrent and favors 25% production option Defense Minister Satoshi Morimoto told the Kyodo News that he viewed the nation’s nuclear power plants as a defensive…

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TEPCO continues push to restart nuclear reactors at both Fukushima sites and Kashiwazaki-Kariwa

The Governor of Fukushima has repeatedly stated that the Fukushima Daiichi and Fukushima Daini nuclear power plants will not be allowed to restart, but TEPCO just can’t come to grips with that reality. …

Yoshihiko Noda

Prime Minister Noda set to name head and membership of Japan’s new nuclear regulatory body

Japanese politicians have so far been unable to agree on many issues related to future energy policies and the nuclear industry after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.  One of the most pressing issues…

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In-Focus Japan: Japan to aid disaster debris disposal in North America – Spent Fuel Concerns – Permanent waste storage site considered at national forest

Cabinet ministers discuss abolishment of nuclear power On Tuesday, National Policy Minister Motohisa Furukawa reminded his fellow cabinet ministers that since the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, the opinion polls have shown more and…

JAPAN EARTHQUAKE FUKUSHIMA AFTERMATH

Over 3,000 workers at Fukushima Daiichi have no dosimetry records

Some 3,077 workers at TEPCO’s crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have no records of the radiation levels that they may have been exposed to during the first 3 weeks of the nuclear…

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Supervisor at Grand Gulf confirms positive for drugs in follow-up fitness for duty test

CONFIRMED POSITIVE FITNESS FOR DUTY TEST On Friday, August 31st, a non-licensed employee supervisor had a confirmed positive for illegal drugs during a follow-up fitness-for-duty test. The employee’s access to the plant has…

Fukushima Daiichi Unit 4 Before and After

In-Focus Japan: Japan to study genetic effects of radiation – Hokkaido working on hydrogen explosion prevention

Hokkaido University working on new technologies to prevent hydrogen explosions A research team from Hokkaido University will create 1:1000th and 1:200th scale models of reactor buildings to study the convection flow of hydrogen,…

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Former NRC Chairman Jaczko travels to Japan and urges transparency of nuclear regulators

Former United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko traveled to Japan this week, meeting Fukushima residents and stressing the importance of open dialogue and full information disclosure from the new nuclear safety…

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San Onofre Reactor 2 to be subject of cost-benefit analysis

Like the rest of the year, August 2012 has been a tumultuous rollercoaster for the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.  The utility announced that Unit 3 was no closer to restart and that…

Nuclear Energy

Changing the rules – It’s not just regulatory capture, it’s a whole new game

NISA plans to ok operations at nuclear power plants built above faults Despite its conflict of interest, lack of public trust, and pending abolishment, the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency has released plans…

PM Noda inspects decontamination work in Fukushima

In-Focus Japan: Fukushima farmers continue decontamination of pasture grass – Japan to revise disaster food-security guidelines

Fukushima farmers continuing decontamination work Livestock farmers in Fukushima Prefecture have been working to decontaminate the land used for pasture, in an attempt to resume the use of pasture grass for cattle next…

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Japanese government to fund algae decontamination project at over 100 contaminated sites

OriginOil has announced that its research partner in Japan has received government funding approval for a program to use the company’s algae harvester to clean the radioactive waste from contaminated sites in Fukushima where the…

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