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American Nuclear Energy budget to increase in 2012 – “Better than we had anticipated”

The Office of Nuclear Energy is getting more money than expected for the 2012 fiscal year.  “There were certain areas where we did better than we had anticipated,” said Department of Energy spokesman…

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Holds Public Meeting On Japan Nuclear Event

Former NRC Expert Says Jazcko Complaints – “Doesn’t pass the straight-face test”

Chairman Jaczko, while under fire from the industry, drew a spirited defense on Wednesday from a predecessor at the agency.  Peter A. Bradford, who was a commission member from 1977 to 1982, can be considered…

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NRC – DHHS limited supply of KI will expire in months with no replenishment scheduled

Here in Illinois, nuclear energy stations while plentiful in number, are also quite old in the tooth.  Illinois has the largest number of nuclear reactors and the largest amount of radioactive waste —…

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Study Concludes: Fukushima to have major impact – Chronic Institutional Failures

Commenting on his new paper titled “Nuclear Safety and Nuclear Economics,” Mark Cooper said: “Before Fukushima, the mythical ‘nuclear renaissance‘ had already proven to be a bubble with the air rapidly leaking out…

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NRC finds Fort Calhoun did not have adequate flood safety procedures

  As a result of a Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) inspection conducted from January 1 to June 21, 2010, the NRC determined that Fort Calhoun Station (FCS) did not have adequate procedures to…

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Japan “Megaquake” focal regions double in size from previous estimates

The government’s disaster prevention panel on Tuesday revised the basic plan for disaster preparedness in the wake of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, seeking to reinforce measures against tsunami waves that caused…

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Radioactive pollution in Athens, Greece due to the Fukushima nuclear accident

J Environ Radioact. 2011 Dec 22. [Epub ahead of print] Radioactive pollution in Athens, Greece due to the Fukushima nuclear accident. Kritidis P, Florou H, Eleftheriadis K, Evangeliou N, Gini M, Sotiropoulou M, Diapouli E, Vratolis S. Source NCSR “Demokritos“, Institute…

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March 30th, 2011 – Why doesn’t someone convert the metric data for the stupid Americans

From: King, Mark Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 8:15 AM To: Thorp, John; Brown, Michael Subject: RE: conversion rates – why doesn’t the IRC make these updates – more user friendly i.e. convert IC…

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Kyushu Electric Chief Toshio Manabe Closer To Resignation

It’s an age-old tradition in Japan. When things fall out of line, you must resign.  A company executive sent emails to employees at affiliate offices and subsidiaries late last summer directing workers to…

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March 18th, 2011 – IRSN Fukushima Update – Reactor Statuses and Details

From: Leslie, Bret Sent: Friday, March 18, 2011 3:35 PM To: Culp, Lisa Subject: from irsn The most recent update – Backgrounder Situation of nuclear reactors in Japan quake major occurred March 11,…

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Enformable releases first beta timeline of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster

Watch this video! We are very proud to release the first beta version of our timeline of the events pertaining to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster. The beta currently is based off of…

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March 17th, 2011 – Proposal to handle dried Spent Fuel Pool

From: RST01 Hoc Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2011 3:45 PM To: Einziger, Robert Cc: Ruland, William Subject: N2 on dry spent fuel Bill Ruland wanted me to request your input on putting liquid…

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Summary of Committee Investigation on the Fukushima Daiichi and Daini Accidents

Executive Summary of the Interim Report Investigation Committee on the Accidents at Fukushima Nuclear Power Stations of Tokyo Electric Power Company December 26, 2011 Table of contents 1. Introduction 2. Outline of the Accidents…

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Citizens in Shimada Japan Unite Against Plan to Take Radioactive Rubble

Shimada, Shizuoka Prefecture, at the first public briefing on 12/21 residents of Shimada City unified the voices of residents to recall the mayor.  The Mayor of Shimada City had recently accepted a policy…

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March 16th, 2011 – Fukushima Daiichi dry fuel storage research facility

From:Kokaiko. Lawrence To:Haney, Catherine; Dorman, Dan; Ordaz. Vonna; Kinneman, John; Pulliam. Timothy Subject:FW: Spent fuel storage at Fukushima Dajichi Date:Wednesday, March 16, 2011 12:32:36 PM Attachments:Fukushima-Daiichi -Nuclear- Power-Station2.jpg From: Spitzberg, Blair Sent: Wednesday,…

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507 page report reserves strongest criticism for NISA and TEPCO for Fukushima Disaster

When engineering professor Yotaro Hatamura took the job of heading the independent investigation into the Fukushima disaster, he said he was looking for lessons rather than culprits. He may have changed his mind….

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NRC finds Entergy Safety Commitment Track Record Lacking

Vermont Yankee nuclear plant officials said Tuesday that a small amount of radioactive tritium was found in a Connecticut River water sample, but follow-up samples showed no signs of it and the finding…

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September 8th, 2011 – Savannah River Spent Fuel Management

SRS Used Nuclear Fuel Management Bill Bates Director, Nuclear Materials Storage Project Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC September 8, 2011 •Mission Overview—Fuel & Fuel Storage Systems •Water Chemistry Control Program •Basin Structural Integrity…

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Can the Uranium industry really be regulated to the highest standards?

A highly anticipated National Academy of Sciences report on uranium mining concluded Monday that Virginia must overcome “steep hurdles” before it can assure that a rich deposit of the radioactive ore can be…

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Judge denies Diablo Canyon request to use ratepayer funds to keep plant operating

An administrative law judge dismissed Pacific Gas & Electric’s application, filed nearly two years ago, to use customer money in its efforts to keep the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant operating for another…

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