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…


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…


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…


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…

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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…


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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US nuclear power plant remains shutdown with no restart date set

Despite Omaha Public Power Districts’ statements related to making “fundamental changes”, hiring a new plant manager from Exelon, and spending millions of dollars, the fact remains that it’s unlikely the Fort Calhoun nuclear…


Top Japanese Officials endorse new nuclear safety standards created in less than one week

The government is accelerating plans to give it’s the official nod to the restart of the No. 3 and No. 4 reactors at the Ohi plant in Fukui Prefecture after the Japanese Nuclear…

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Radioactive water leak found after fire extinguished at French Penly nuclear power plant

Fire crews crowded into ten fire engines and rushed to a nuclear reactor in northern France after an escape of smoke and the reactorwas shut down after the alarm was raised at 12:20 (11:20…

Japan, the United States and between China cross-border consumer market (2010)

Japan to aid internet businesses market disaster-related merchandise to international buyers

As we already know Japan has been working to move equipment, produce, and merchandise from the affected regions first to the distant regions of Japan, later the announcement was made that some items…



Event Number: 47805 – NOTICE OF UNUSUAL EVENT DUE TO DUAL UNIT LOSS OF OFFSITE POWER At 2003 EDT on 4/4/12 Catawba Unit 1 automatically tripped due to a loss of offsite power….

Duke Energy

NRC senior resident inspector monitoring offsite power outageat SC Catawba nuclear plant

  The Catawba nuclear power plant near York, S.C., is being monitored closely by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission after it lost offsite power Wednesday evening, the agency said in a news release….

Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant's contaminated water storage tanks are seen in Fukushima prefecture

Wastewater contaminated with radioactive strontium leaks into ocean at Fukushima Daiichi

Workers at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant noticed that water flowing through pipes connected to wastewater tanks had increased in capacity. The leaking water carried high levels of beta radiation and radioactive strontium,…

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Like a nuclear-powered moth to the flame

When someone starts making unmistakable references to “safeguards,” “decommissioning and disposal,” and those unfavorable “political conditions,” there is little doubt about the topic under discussion. The scientists at Northrop Grumman and Sandia National…

Fukushima Daiichi February 2012 - land

Contaminated water accumulating from cooling Fukushima Daiichi reactors may force Japan to set permanent exclusion zones

Japan is still deliberating on how areas near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant will be designated for permanent exclusion. Tatsuo Hirano, Japan’s reconstruction minister made reference to permanent restrictions on local areas…


Severe storms in Japan expose fragile design of Fukushima reactor cover

A large low-pressure storm system has passed Tokyo, and is on a crash course for northern Japan and the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. NHK has learned that 3 people were killed…


Radioactive cesium over national standards found in fish over 200 km from crippled Fukushima Daiichi reactors

New radiation standards took effect in Japan on Sunday, with the new government-set allowable limit of 100 becquerel replaced the temporary 500 becquerel limit following the Fukushima Disaster. On Tuesday, the Gunma prefectural…

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