Editorials
scene01515

TEPCO says Fukushima Daiichi Reactor 4 Spent Fuel may be more damage than previously estimated

The Mainichi reports that based on new underwater surveys, TEPCO says that the spent fuel in Fukushima Daiichi Reactor 4 may have undergone further damage since it was last inspected in April 2011….

Byron Nuclear

Byron Station Reactor 1 in unplanned shutdown for greater than 72 hours after leak inside containment

On March 11, 2012, at approximately 12:20 p.m. CDT, Byron Station Unit 1 was shut down due to the identification of a leaking valve inside containment. The purpose of this valve is to…

SONGS

NRC sends special investigation team to San Onofre after more steam generator tube failures found during testing

Things are getting very interesting around the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant.   The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will send an Augmented Inspection Team (AIT) to the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station to review the…

scene00387

Workers at Fukushima Daiichi fail to enter Reactor 3 Suppression Chamber area due to damaged door

On Wednesday TEPCO sent 6 workers into Fukushima Daiichi Units 2 and 3 to inspect the areas around the suppression chamber for the first time.  Pipes littered the ground, and workers were careful…

Fukushima Daiichi February 2012-R34a

Fukushima synonymous with failure and the unknown

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was turned upside down after the traumatic events last March, communication between the on-site emergency control center and each control room was limited to a single wired…

FD 267

Cesium contamination from Fukushima disaster found penetrating deeper into ground

Radioactive materials from the Fukushima No. 1 power plant were found 5 cm beneath the ground three months after the crisis started and now are believed to have penetrated between 5 and 25…

Reactor 3 West Hanging Pillar Side

Workers at Fukushima Daiichi enter Reactors 2 and 3 to investigate suppression chambers

TEPCO sent workers into the basements of Fukushima Daiichi Units 2 and 3 for the first time after the accident on Wednesday to investigate the pressure suppression chamber near the bottom of the…

Kan

Naoto Kan discusses TEPCO plans to evacuate Fukushima Daiichi in Australian news interview

Naoto Kan interview with ABC 730 Australian Broadcasting Corporation Broadcast: 14/03/2012 Reporter: Mark Willacy Naoto Kan was Japan’s Prime Minister when the country was hit by tsunami and nuclear meltdown and, a year…

Kurion - revised graphic

Contaminated water accumulating at Fukushima Daiichi still poses problems for TEPCO

Water is crucial to the continued safety and stability of the Fukushima Daiichi plant.  TEPCO is still injecting hundreds of thousands of gallons into the reactors every day to keep them from overheating…

The explosion at Reactor 1 did not effect the towers in the same manner

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…

Cesium Levels in Food

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…

FD 231

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…

Fukushima Daiichi February 2012 - R34w

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…

6824960556_e472041298_o

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…

Fukushima Reactors

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…

Ireland Iodine

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…

Fukushima Daiichi February 2012 - land

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…

fukushima

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…

Fukushima Daiichi February 2012 - R34w

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…

20120308_26_v_s2

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…

Enformable © 2016 All Rights Reserved