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Scientists find the effects of radiation cause birds in Chernobyl’s most affected areas to sing more

One of the major assumptions made by the nuclear industry is, that there are no significant indicators of health or environmental consequences associated with “low doses” of radiation, or the ingestion of small…

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November 15, 1945 – The Agreed Declaration on Nuclear Energy – USA – UK – CAN

President Truman’s thirty-third news conference was held in his office at the White House at 11:05 a.m. on Thursday, November 15, 1945. The White House Official Reporter noted that Congressional leaders and other…

Japan Debris

Less than 8% of debris generated from 3 hardest hit prefectures after March 11th disaster removed from temporary storage sites

The March 11th earthquake moved some portions of northeastern Japan nearly 8 feet closer to North America, and stretched the island nation’s landmass wider than it had been before. Approximately 29,000 fishing boats…

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Space Nuclear 2012

By Karl Grossman The crash last week of a U.S. drone on the Seychelles Islands—the second crash of a U.S. drone on Seychelles in four months—underlines the deadly folly of a plan of…

KI Availability by States

March 17th, 2011 – KI Potassium Iodide Availability by State

State with the largest number of tablets – Pennsylvania – 4,300,000 States with no reported tablets – Arkansas Georgia Illinois (Illinois leads all states in nuclear capacity and electricity generation and accounts for over…

Reactor 4 Cover

Plans for Fukushima Daiichi Reactor 4 cover revealed on same day TEPCO applied for 1 trillion yen injection of public funds

In June 2011,  Arnie Gundersen of Fairewinds Associates was featured in a podcast hosted by Chris Martenson. The show updated listeners as to some of the latest events surrounding Reactor 4 and groundwater…

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Exelon Exec admits building reactors may require “sovereign” support from that state – Meaning on the backs of ratepayers not shareholders

This week at a conference in Washington hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, executive chairman of Chicago-based Exelon spoke about the needs of the nuclear industry post-Fukushima, noting that current economic…

Japan's Prime Minister Noda welcomes his British counterpart David Cameron as they meet at Noda's official residence in Tokyo

UK and Japan agree to act in unison on nuclear interests

For the first time in history, Japan has agreed to develop weapons with a country other than the United States, proclaiming the agreement will strengthen bilateral defense cooperation, including joint weapons development. Japan…

Fukushima Daiichi February 2012 - Reactor 3 and 4 Comparison

Namie business owner files lawsuit against TEPCO

Oya Gakuen of the Fukushima town of Namie, owned and operated a kindergarten center some 9 kilometers from the TEPCO plant, which is now located within the no-go zone. In April last year, Oya…

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Namie government may file criminal complaints over SPEEDI data

Since the crisis began in March last year, most of Namie’s 21,000 residents have been evacuated from the northeastern Japan town.  8,000 residents temporarily fled to the Tsushima district in the municipality, where…

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Looming decisions to restart idled nuclear reactors in Japan may affect future election results as officials face off

In last week’s meeting, the Japanese government revealed new safety guidelines for restarting the nations idled nuclear power reactors. At a meeting early this week, they screened a road map of safety measures…

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Japanese Coast Guard rescues two men in no-entry zone from sinking houseboat 15 km from Fukushima Daiichi

The Mainichi reports that two crew members were rescued Tuesday morning from a flooded houseboat within the no-entry zone around the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The 12-meter-long boat was heading for…

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Russian court rules against owner and banishes radioactive Honda exported from Japan

En.Rian.Ru reports a Vladivostok court in eastern Russia has ordered the owner of a used Honda Fit to remove his radioactive car from the country. “A secondhand Honda Fit was brought to Russia…

Missouri River Flooding-Nuclear Safety

NRC Issues “Red” finding to OPPD for electrical breaker fire at Fort Calhoun

Fort Calhoun was initially shut down in 2011 for refueling maintenance, but summer flooding along the Missouri River forced Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) to install water-filled berms to keep water away from…

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NRC hits Florida Power and Light Co. with fine for failure to maintain emergency response capabilities

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff has determined that Florida Power and Light Co.’s failure to properly maintain the Turkey Point nuclear plant’s onsite emergency response facility is a violation of safety that…

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One of UKs oldest nuclear reactors to shut down at end of April due to limited fuel stocks

Only one of first generation gas cooled reactors in the UK will remain in operation after the Wylfa 2 magnox reactor is shutdown at the end of April.  The Wylfa Nuclear Power Station…

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US nuclear capacity affected by more refueling outages in 2012 than previous years

Nearly 1,150 more megawatts of nuclear capacity will be taken out of service in refueling outages in 2012 than in 2011, according to Platts data. The H2 2012 figure represents the most units…

IAEA fact 4

Japans decontamination standards may not alleviate cancer risk over time

Experts generally agree that the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster is by far the most complex and technical nuclear accident in history.  In December 2011, the Japanese government released a roadmap for the cleanup…

IAEA fact 4

Group urging Japanese Officials to join forum to lobby against nuclear power plants

Kyodo news reports fifteen current and former mayors in Japan will hold a forum to lobby against nuclear power in Japan.  The group is urging other mayors to join the conference, which will…

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Cesium contamination in Japan found over 300km from Fukushima Daiichi

The town of Manazuru  in Kanagawa Prefecture is over 300 kilometers from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.  On Thursday, Shiitake mushrooms in Manazuru were found to be contaminated with radioactive cesium over the…

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