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December 2011 – U of M Prof. Tom Downar – Fukushima Daiichi Presentation

Fukushima Dai-ichi Professor Tom Downar University of Michigan, USA 12/30/2011 ►We do not know how this will turn out –Situation is currently stable –But could change – ►There will be an impact on…

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March 15th, 2011 – “Re-criticality” is a major concern – I hope transient will become stable

Dear ISOE Colleagues, I have received the email below from Mr. Mizumachi, past ISOE Bureau Chair. He provides his current assessment of the TEPC.J Reactor situation. The plant operators are making significant sacrifices…

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Army Corps of Engineers cleanup at Apollo Pennsylvania site shows little optimism

This was the first year of a potentially decade-long, $170 million cleanup of the 44-acre dump of radioactive and chemical waste generated by the former Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corp. (NUMEC) nuclear fuel…

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NRC and FirstEnergy to hold public meeting regarding Davis-Besse Cracks

Federal regulators will reveal more details next month about cracks found in the concrete shell of a nuclear reactor in Ohio. The NRC will host a public meeting from 6:30 -9:30 p.m. Jan….

Circle, Jeff

March 14th, 2011 – This is the TBW sequence we’ve all dreaded – Japan still very secretive

From: Circle, Jeff I – Sent: Monday, March 14, 2011 6:32 PM To: .A .’YahoojPohida, Marie; Zoulis, Antonios: Ferrante, Fernando; Vail, James Subject: .kzv-RE- lking Points on Implications of Fukushima Accident to U.S….

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April 1st, 2011 – 50% I-131 and Cs Fixed contamination on shoe – Also I-132 by Te-132

From: Modes, Kathy Sent: Friday, April 01, 2011 4:38 PM To: Orendi, Monica Subject: FW: fixed contamination on shoe from Japan – anaylsis report I heard that Nancy and Doug are out and…

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8 of 11 Pickering employees reinstated after alleged drug activity and company violations

A provincial arbitrator has reinstated eight of 11 workers fired from their jobs at the Pickering nuclear station a month ago by Ontario Power Generation amid allegations of drug activity.  Terms of the…

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Fukushima residents don’t buy governments “temporary” waste storage plan

On Dec. 28, Environment Minister Goshi Hosono met and asked local leaders in Fukushima Prefecture for permission to build an interim storage facility somewhere in Futaba county in which two municipalities host the…

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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…

King, Mark6

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…

Leslie, Bret

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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