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NRC set to validate Dominion’s use of ‘unaccepted’ EPRI report to allow North Anna restart

NRC: No functional damage caused by earthquake at North Anna nuclear reactor NRC officials said they will likely issue a final recommendation next week which will allow the reactors to be restarted. The…

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Fukushima Women Sit-in Protest at Government Offices to Demand Better Protection for Children

About 100 women from Fukushima, Japan, have started a week-long sit-in at a government office in Tokyo to demand greater protection for children affected by radiation. Japan’s standard rate for exposure to radiation…

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March 24th, 2011 – Limerick and TMI Report Finding I-131 in Rainwater Samples

From: King, Mark’ Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2011 4:10 PM To: Haskell, Russell; Bernardo, Robert Subject: RE: RIS to licensees on radioisotopes that are detected from the Japanese event Bob / Russ I…

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Photographer Captures Potential Radioactive Future for Children Born After Nuclear Disaster

Photographer Jenny J. Norris’s images of Chernobyl “Liquidators” and developmentally disabled children born in Chernobyl following the nuclear meltdown 25 years ago, were part of an exhibition and event series taking place at…

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Japan refuses to name govts who agree to accept waste because some will receive complaints

The number of local governments that agreed to accept debris created by the Great East Japan Earthquake in Miyagi and Iwate prefectures has fallen to less than 10 percent of the number released…

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DOJ memo from 1977 indicates that Dominion Withheld North Anna Fault Information

A DOJ memo from 1977 indicates that the owner of North Anna plant concealed earthquake concerns. The memo, from May 1977, was the conclusion of an investigation into whether criminal charges should be…

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March 23rd, 2011 – Licensing Activities Subject to Enhanced Handling Measures Post-Fukushima

From: Chernoff, HaroldrfCh2321 Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 5:42 PM To: NRR DORL Distribution Subject: FW: Final Process – Near-term considerations for selected licensing activities Importance: High PMs: For those that may not…

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Video of TEPCO testing outside possible hole in Reactor 2 at 1:15 pm 11/03/11

We have all been watching this closely, when you watch this video the crane on the right between Reactor 2 and Reactor 3 turns, and the cable descends to just around the hole…

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Searching for nuclear fuel at Fukushima – Ground, Underground, Containment

Even in their most dire assessments, some experts had not expected even bursts of re-criticality to occur, because it was unlikely that the fuel would melt in just the right way — and…

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Edano Censured NISA for failing to promptly report data – Criticalities have long been suspected

Trade Minister Yukuo Edano censured Japan’s nuclear regulator, the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency, for failing to report the discovery to the prime minister’s office for hours, according to local media reports. The…

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Xenon in Reactor 2 Reported More Concentrated In Latest Tests

The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says it found in the facility’s No.2 reactor radioactive substances that could have resulted from continuous nuclear fission. The Tokyo Electric Power Company,…

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Fission may have reached criticality – a state of self-sustaining nuclear fission

Officials of Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) pumped water mixed with boric acid into the No. 2 reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant early on Nov. 2 after finding traces…

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Boron added to Unit 2 had no effect on xenon, radiation, or gas in containment – JAEC to extend testing

In night 2, the results were re-measured at noon the same day the gas collected from the containment vessel of Unit 2, was announced as measured at a concentration of about the same…

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Workers Evacuated After Incident at 3:10 Pm at San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant

An alert has been declared at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in San Diego County. Liquid ammonia was discovered to be leaking at a rate of three gallons every 10 minutes from…

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Almost 30 Years Later Still No Respect – Chernobyl liquidators attempt to storm Ukranian Parliament

A delegation from the Fukushima Prefecture is en route to two former Soviet republics to investigate how they reacted to the persistent problem of radiation after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986. The…

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Japan MP drinks Fukushima water to prove it is safe

A Japanese official has drunk water collected from the quake-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, after reporters challenged him to prove it was safe. Yasuhiro Sonoda appeared nervous and his hands shook as he…

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TEPCO Claims Able To Remove Nuclear Fuel From Reactors Quicker Than Three Mile Island

Tokyo (CNN) — The decommissioning of four reactors at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant will likely take more than 30 years to complete, according to a report by Japanese officials. The…

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Japan – MEXT Releases New Maps Show Radiation Contamination from Tellurium Found Up To 2,660,000 Bq/m3

Japan – MEXT Releases New Maps Show Radiation Contamination from Tellurium Found Up To 2,660,000 Bq/m3 And Silver Up To 83,000 Bq  - Still Less Than 16% of Cesium Alone On October 31st,…

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June 30th, 2011 – Update on a Review of REMP Direct Radiation Programs and ANSI N13.37

The results from the new dosimeters are lower across all locations when compared to the results previously obtained using the Panasonic UD-814 dosimeters. This difference is most likely due to the manner in…

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French Nuclear Company Areva Hit by Virus – Hackers May Have Had Consistent Access For Up To Two Years

French nuclear power group Areva was the target of a cyber attack in September, according to a recent post on the website of French business magazine L’Expansion. There were conflicting reports about the…

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