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Chernobyl Cover - 2014

Chernobyl cover likely delayed by up to two years amid ongoing crisis

In 2010, workers began working on a new containment shield to cover the Number 4 reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant to prevent further leakage of radioactive materials from the crippled reactor. …

Shunichi Tanaka, Chairman of the Nuclear Regulation Authority in Japan

Nuclear Industry and Regulators at odds in Japan

The Japan Nuclear Safety Institute was founded by utilities in Japan in November 2013 with the goal of improving safety at the nation’s nuclear power plants.  The Tokyo-based institute claims to pursue the…

Imported car from Japan checked for radiation in Russia

Contaminated vehicles from Japan still being rejected by Russian Customs Service

According to a statement provided by the Vladivostok Customs Service, “In the first quarter of 2014, customs officers have sifted out 17 objects [cars or parts] with increased nuclear radiation levels and beta-active…

Groundwater Bypass Plan at Fukushima Daiichi

Radioactivity found in groundwater well at Fukushima Daiichi

Tokyo Electric, operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, is hoping to draw groundwater and release it into the Pacific Ocean before it becomes highly contaminated while passing through the facility. On…

Workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant stand by as new storage tanks are hoisted into position.

TEPCO unable to bring contaminated water issues under control at Fukushima Daiichi

While Japan was working to secure an Olympic bid last September, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe promised the world that the problems of controlling contaminated water at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant had…

DC Cook Nuclear Power Plant - Michigan

Licensed reactor operator violates Fitness for Duty policy

A licensed reactor operator at the Cook nuclear power plant in Bridgman, Michigan violated the Fitness for Duty policy.  The employee was evaluated under for-cause testing and has been suspended from accessing the…

Gerry Spence - Karen Silkwood

Gerry Spence and Karen Silkwood – Part 2 – Proving Strict Liability and Physical Injury

This is Part 2 of a 2 Part mini-series – Read Part 1 Here The following is the conclusion of a transcript of a speech given by Gerry Spence in Pennsylvania shortly after…

Overview of the Advanced Liquid Processing System - ALPS - Fukushima Daiichi

TEPCO finds defect in ALPS water treatment system at Fukushima Daiichi

According to Tokyo Electric, the operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the most recent breakdown of the Advanced Liquid Processing System (ALPS) is due to a chipped resin filter. The…

March 19th, 2011 - NRC NARAC models of Fukushima Daiichi disaster did not model all available radionuclides

March 19th, 2011 – NRC NARAC Models of Fukushima Daiichi Disaster Did Not Model All Available Radionuclides

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION JAPAN’S FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI PMT STATE INTERFACE AUDIO FILES SATURDAY, MARCH 19th, 2011 Pages From C147216-02X – March 19th, 2011 – NRC NARAC Models of Fukushima Daiichi…

Karen Silkwood - Car Accident

Gerry Spence and Karen Silkwood – Part 1 – Compensation for radiation injury

This is Part 1 of a 2 Part mini-series – Read Part 2 Here The following is the transcript of a speech given by Gerry Spence in Pennsylvania shortly after the Three Mile…

Storage tanks used to retain groundwater pumped up from operations

TEPCO officials cannot estimate how frequent water will be discharged from Fukushima Daiichi

Workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant started up a water management system on Wednesday which will pump groundwater into special storage tanks in the hopes of preventing it from becoming highly…

March 15th, 2011 - Navy tried to get dosimeters for all sailors on USS Ronald Reagan after Fukushima disaster

March 15th, 2011 – Navy tried to get dosimeters for all sailors on USS Ronald Reagan after Fukushima disaster

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION JAPAN’S FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI PMT STATE INTERFACE AUDIO FILES TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2011 Pages From C147216-02X – March 15th, 2011 – Navy Tried to Get Dosimeters for…

Fukushima Daiichi Over Time

TEPCO to begin dumping groundwater into Pacific Ocean in May

After getting the approval of fishery cooperatives in Fukushima Prefecture last Friday, Tokyo Electric and the Japanese government have announced that they will begin pumping groundwater at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant…

Clearing debris from around Reactor buildings

TEPCO says running out of room to store contaminated debris at Fukushima Daiichi

Engineers from Tokyo Electric held discussions with officials from the Japanese government on Monday where they communicated that they are running out of room to store contaminated debris at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi…

March 17th, 2011 - Special Lawyers Group tackled legal issues arising from Fukushima disaster response for White House

March 17th, 2011 – Special Lawyers Group tackled legal issues arising from Fukushima disaster response for White House

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION JAPAN’S FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI ET TABLE BACKUP 2 AUDIO FILES THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011 Pages From C147359-02X – March 17th, 2011 – Special Lawyers Group Tackled Legal…

Fukushima Daiichi -  Fukushima Daini - Onagawa - Tokai Daini

Industry paper investigates why other plants were not affected like Fukushima Daiichi

A paper published by the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum focuses on why Fukushima Daiichi experienced a severe accident and other nuclear power facilities like Fukushima Daiini, Onagawa, and Tokai nuclear power plants were…

Cars at the port of Mombasa

Kenyan car importers request radiation checks at country of origin

On January 31st, 2013, Kenya Ports Authority inspectors impounded a container holding four used vehicles from Japan after finding it to be contaminated with radioactive materials.  The container was held at the port…

An aerial view shows workers wearing protective suits and masks working atop contaminated water storage tanks at TEPCO's tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima

TEPCO to nearly double contaminated water storage capacity by March 2016

Contaminated water keeps accumulating at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant facility. Right now Tokyo Electric, the utility who operated the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, has enough tanks on site to…

General Motos

Keeping regulators and corporate America separate

By Karl Grossman “U.S. Agency Knew About G.M. Flaw But Did Not Act,” was the front-page headline of the New York Times this week. The article told of a memo released by the…

Kashiwazaki Kariwa Nuclear Power In Japan

Ruling parties in Japan agree on new basic energy plan

The ruling parties in the Japanese government, the Liberal Democratic party and the New Komeito party, are close to agreeing on a new Basic Energy Plan after working to add new revisions which…

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