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TEPCO analysis shows Fukushima Reactor 1 suffered core damage hours earlier than estimated

The government and plant operator TEPCO are trumpeting the critical operations to maintain a highly contested state of “cold shutdown”, as if it marks a successful resolution to the disaster. However, radiation continues…

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Fukushima whitewash betrayed trust of NPR listeners

Last week, National Public Radio (NPR) broadcast a report on the Fukushima Daichi nuclear power plant meltdowns. The report whitewashed failures of the utility and government by ignoring essential facts of the disaster…

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Fukushima Anniversary – Top 125 FOIA documents and transcripts during the first week of the Fukushima disaster

On the first anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, we have compiled a list of our top FOIA documents during the first week of the event.  It is important for regular people who…

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Post-Fukushima – Lack of “safety culture” the legacy of nuclear disaster

The events in Japan one year after the Fukushima nuclear disaster are so overwhelming it’s hard to put it in words or pictures.  The ground around the Fukushima Daiichi reactor buildings is still…

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Fukushima Anniversary: Theatre of the Absurd

It’s the 1-year anniversary of the disaster at Fukushima Daiichi. For more than a week I’ve struggled to find something to say about it that hasn’t already been said a hundred times in…

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Fukushima Radiation detectable across northern hemisphere 15 days after disaster

From March to June 2011, the global radionuclide network of the CTBTO, detected radionuclides emitted from the Fukushima nuclear power plant for a period of more than 6 weeks at all of the…

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Fukushima radiation detected in Ireland by March 23rd – Iodine and Cesium found in milk one week after first detection

Radioactive isotopes from Fukushima Daiichi were detected in Ireland only days after the March 11th disaster.  By April, radioactive isotopes were detected on the offline systems at Cahirciveen, Kerry; Clonskeagh and Glasnevin in…

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Majority of residents living near Fukushima Daiichi tested for radioactive iodine in thyroid found with abnormal exposure levels

Radioacitve iodine has been detected by Japanese scientists in the thyroid glands of 80 percent of the people who used to live near the Fukushima nuclear plant. 50 of 65 residents tested were…

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Reports of Japanese fishery products detected with contamination on the rise in South Korea

There are increasing reports in South Korea of imported Japanese fishery products which have been detected to contain radioactive cesium and other isotopes.  Over 30 reports have been filed in 2012, already more…

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Post-Fukushima survey shows less than one-third of Americans supportive of nuclear power

Those who say they are more supportive of nuclear power a year after Fukushima account for well under a third (28 percent) of all Americans,  according to a major new ORC International survey conducted…

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NHK Survey shows most of Japanese areas near nuclear power plants concerned about restart

An NHK survey has found that nearly 80 percent of municipalities hosting or located near nuclear power plants are wary about resuming operations at reactors that are offline for regular inspections. Will approve…

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Post-Fukushima Japan still pushing nuclear cooperation with international governments

Since the Fukushima disaster, Japan has been working to set up nuclear cooperation agreements with many international governments to promote the export of Japanese nuclear technology, and share lessons learned after nuclear disasters. …

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One year after Fukushima – Reassessing nuclear safety and the ability to avoid disaster (Part Two)

The Fukushima disaster is horrible and still unfolding, and caused a disastrous disruption to production and distribution networks not only in Japan, but around the world. Prime Minister Nato Kan while still in…

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Flood damage investigation not over for US nuke plants

The summer of 2011 was one of the hardest ever on American nuclear power plants. After the Fukushima Daiichi disaster, U.S. nuclear plants were required to inventory and test emergency equipment , and…

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NRC monitoring “unusual event” after Prairie Island Unit 2 reactor coolant leak

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says it’s monitoring a decrease in the coolant level in 1 of the two reactors at the Prairie Island nuclear power plant in Welch Minnesota.  An “unusual event” occurred…

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Sizewell B nuclear station still offline after shutting down due to fault on Friday – Wind power to cover nuclear energy shortfall

The SIZEWELL B nuclear power station stopped generating electricity on Friday evening following an electrical fault. Turbines 1 and 2 at the site dropped offline at 8.15pm on Friday. Engineers are investigating the…

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One year after Fukushima – Defining and classifying a disaster (Part One)

This is the first in a series of articles dedicated to preserve the facts revealed about the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. Disaster A disaster is a natural or man-made (or technological) hazard that has come to fruition, resulting in an event…

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Fidel Castro – “Nuclear plants should not be built, because they are very dangerous objects”

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro took part in a gathering for Japanese atomic-bomb survivors organized by the Cuban government and a Japanese NGO on Thursday in Havana, criticizing the use of nuclear weapons…

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Record 5.5 Trillion Yen Lawsuit Filed Against TEPCO

TEPCO shareholders have filed a lawsuit at the Tokyo District Court against 27 utility executives.  The plaintiffs are jointly seeking a record 5.5 trillion yen (S$85 billion) in compensation, claiming that the accident…

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New Nuclear Reactor Consequences Analyses downplays risk of “unlikely” nuclear accident in United States

            As the first anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster arrives, the cover-up involving nuclear power is more extensive than ever. The Big Lie was integral to…

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