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Radioactive cesium in calves found higher than mothers after Fukushima Daiichi disaster

After the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster released enormous amounts of radiation into the environment, scientists and researchers in Japan began monitoring the concentration of Cesium-134 and Cesium-137 in the organs of 79 abandoned…

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TEPCO plans to dump water stored at Fukushima Daiichi into Pacific

TEPCO has announced that it plans to dump contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean after processing it to reduce radioactive materials to legally permissible levels.  By “processing”, TEPCO means once-high radioactive content has…

Ohi Nuclear Power Plant Units 3 and 4

Japan may halt nuclear reactors again says NRA chairman

At a press conference on Wednesday, Nuclear Regulation Authority chairman Shunichi Tanaka said that the agency will not allow the Ohi reactors to continue operations if they fail to meet nuclear safety standards….

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San Diego School District calls for NRC to conduct adjudicatory license amendment hearing process at San Onofre

The Board of Education of the San Diego Unified School District has passed a resolution Tuesday night, which calls for the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission to conduct an adjudicatory license amendment hearing…

Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant under decommissioning

Japan’s nuclear regulatory authority releases new nuclear safety standards draft

Japan’s Nuclear Regulatory Authority presented a draft outline of new safety standards for nuclear power plants in the wake of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, including countermeasures against severe accidents and criteria for…

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NRC to review spent fuel regulations

After more than 20 years of non-action, the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission is reviewing its policies, regulations, guidance, and technical needs in several key areas, such as: retrievability, cladding integrity, and safe…

Takahama Nuclear Power Plant

Japanese nuclear plant operators charge over 90 million dollars per year to pay local authorities

A report by NHK has shown that operators of nuclear power plants in Japan charge the public users over 90 million dollars per year, in order to cover payments made to local authorities…

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Japan to mandate BWR reactors to install filtered vents after Fukushima disaster

A commissioner of the Nuclear Regulation Authority of Japan told reporters this week that the nation’s boiling water reactors will not be allowed to restart until they have installed filtered ventilation systems to…

Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant under decommissioning

Japan working to speed up decommissioning of Fukushima Daiichi reactors

On Wednesday, an official from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Toshimitsu Motegi, addressed workers at the new reconstruction headquarters in Fukushima Prefecture and told them that the central government would work…

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Battle over Bechtel clean-up at Hanford escalating after police reports filed

More outrage is building over prominent employees at Hanford blowing the whistle about how Bechtel has rushed the project in order to make a quick buck.  Despite decades of cleanup efforts and billions…

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Japan officials considering move to become reprocessing center for spent nuclear fuel generated across Asia

Japanese reports show that government officials are being lobbied to begin reprocessing spent nuclear fuel from Korea, Vietnam, and other Asian countries, as it would “strengthen” Japan’s diplomacy, security and the country’s economy…

Will SONGS go dark before the 2022 license expires?

San Onofre restart plan commitments questioned by federal regulators

At a meeting in Maryland on Tuesday night, Southern California Edison officials continued in their attempts to convince federal regulators it was safe to partially restart one of the shut down reactors at…

Explosion in Fukushima nuclear power plant

March 11th earthquake causing record amounts of subsidence in Japan

Japan’s Environment Ministry announced that due to the March 11th Tohoku earthquake more than 6,000 square kilometers of land across Japan settled by more than 2 centimeters in the last year, the largest-ever…

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Japan failing to live up to pledge to accept outside assistance and global expertise in wake of Fukushima disaster

After repeated government and utility failures plunged public confidence in the response to the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan promised to accept more outside assistance.  In an interview with Reuters in October, TEPCO president…

The drywell and suppression chamber of the Nine Mile Point plant while under construction.

Nine Mile Point reactor shut down after primary containment declared inoperable following leak

The Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station is a two-unit nuclear power plant located in the Town of Scriba, approximately five miles northeast of Oswego, New York, on the shore of Lake Ontario. While…

In this photograph, a "proficiency test" is being prepared by diluting a well-defined radioactive source into seawater, which should be determined through analytic procedures for radionuclides in seawater. (Photo: Korean Institute for Nuclear Safety)

IAEA labs use radioactive sources diluted in local seawater to test ability to detect Fukushima fingerprint

IAEA Project Monitors Radioactive Release from Fukushima Accident on Asia-Pacific Marine Environment As a result of the nuclear accident at TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station in Japan, an enormous inventory of radioactive…

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Cracks found at central spent nuclear fuel storage facility for all of Swedish nuclear reactors

The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority has asked nuclear waste contractors at the Oskarshamn nuclear plant to review their security requirements after cracks were found in the pools where nuclear waste is stored on…

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France to compensate French Polynesians for damage caused by nuclear weapons tests in South Pacific

Nuclear weapon testing has left a legacy of residual contamination from radioactive materials which have a variable degree of significance for human health and the environment.  This week, France agreed to compensate five…

Tsuruga Nuclear Power Plant Underground Faults

Operator of Tsuruga plant says NRA assessment is “beyond comprehension”

Japan Atomic Power Co. may have to decommission one of its reactors after seismologists concluded the plant is sitting over an active faultline A final report on the findings of an investigation into…

Tsuruga Nuclear Power Plant

NRA experts agree fault under Tsuruga plant active – Japan Atomic Power calls outcome “totally unacceptable” and vows to counter assessment

The team of experts from Japan’s Nuclear Regulatory Authority has agreed that a fault running underneath the Tsuruga nuclear power plant is likely active, an assessment which would prevent the utility from restarting…

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