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Sellafield

British Experts Demand Spent Fuel Security and Safety Updates in Great Britain – Nuclear policy one of the most expensive failure of post-war British policy-making

The UK government must work with industry on a long-term nuclear strategy to avoid leaving future generations with a legacy of spent nuclear fuel to deal with, according to experts. A report out…

FaultStudy

Investigation of faults under nuclear plant to resume despite complaints from utilities

The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) will reopen its investigation into whether Tohoku Electric Power Co.’s Higashidori plant in Aomori Prefecture is sitting on active seismological faults. Tohoku Electric has insisted that…

Radioactive wastes dump (Tyvek etc) (1)

TEPCO Releases Photos of Mountains of Radioactive Gear Piled in Bags

Photos released by the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) show huge piles of plastic bags containing used radioactive gear and other radioactively contaminated waste at a facility near the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear…

1103018

Fukushima Daiichi Studies and Publications from JNES – List of Analysis Documents Released October 2011

http://www.jnes.go.jp/jyohou/kouhyo/…published.html The analysis documents released by JNES http://www.jnes.go.jp/content/000119660.pdf Analysis of criticality safety of metal casks: in order to find out how the humidity inside casks can bring criticality, an analysis was made based on constant…

Dose2

TEPCO Announces Unit 1 Radiation Dose Unchanged – Steam over 4700 mSv/h still measured

A robot has entered Fukushima Daiichi unit 1 first floor again yesterday and measured the radiation as the same place where steam had been found in June. Although unit 1’s temperature has declined…

WorkersnoMasks

Photo of Fukushima Daiichi employees standing next to a radioactive wastes dump, but one of the workers appears to have removed his mask

New photos released from TEPCO, in this photo, employees are seen standing next to a radioactive wastes dump, but one of the workers appears to have removed his mask? Radioactive wastes dump (Tyvek…

North Anna Venting

North Anna Nuclear Power Plant Bearing Cooling Water Found Discharging into Lake

Power Reactor Event Number: 47345 Facility: NORTH ANNA Region: 2 State: VA Unit: [1] [2] [ ] RX Type: [1] W-3-LP,[2] W-3-LP NRC Notified By: DON TAYLOR HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN Notification Date: 10/14/2011…

Enformable Iron Plates on GroundCentralized Radiation Waste Treatment Facility, overview_001-1600

40 Photos from Fukushima Daiichi Show Ground Incapable of Supporting Equipment – TEPCO Attempting To Trap Radiation Underground With Metal Plates

Photos reveal the presence of large quantities of metal being spread on the ground, supporting claims that liquefaction and underground radiation coming to the surface are effecting working conditions.  With the utility not…

MELTDOWN

Fukushima Daiichi – Melted Rods Sinking Deep Underground – TEPCO Admits Radioactive Steam Found Splashing From Underground in June Near Reactor 1 – Assumed to be highly contaminated water from Basement Floor

The stories that water vapor (steam) was splashing (erupting) from underground in June have finally been admitted by TEPCO nearly 4 months later.. 10/13/2011, Tepco conducted measurements by robot around where water vapor…

Sheron, Brian2

March 25th, 2011 – Can we predict a tsunami wave height? – Are the models valid?

From: Sheron, Brian Sent: Friday, March 25, 2011 5:57 PM To: Kammerer, Annie Cc: Case, Michael; Richards, Stuart; Hogan, Rosemary; Uhle, Jennifer Subject: RE: Question I think what you told me is that…

Michelle Flanagan

March 14th, 2011 – NRC Staff are not equipped with enough information to comment or answer questions on the event and should not speculate

From: Flanagan, Michelle Sent: Monday, March 14, 2011 11:24 AM To: Aissa, Mourad; Algama, Don; Esmaili, Hossein; Flanagan, Michelle; Lee, Richard; Notafrancesco, Allen; Raynaud, Patrick; Salay, Michael; Scott, Harold; Wagner, Katie Cc: Voglewede,…

Stutzke, Martin

March 14th, 2011 – Seismic PRAs do not consider damage from earthquake aftershocks – Need to predict the fragility of the plant SSCs following the main shock

From: Stutzke, Martin Sent: Monday, March 14, 2011 9:51 AM To: Coyne, Kevin Subject: PRA Info on Tsunamis and Aftershocks The Diablo Canyon PRA considered a tsunami leading to flooding of the ASW…

Case, Michael

March 14th, 2011 – Ops Center tasked to compare some of the dose assessment results on the Japanese plants to Chernobyl

From: Case, Michael Sent: Monday, March 14, 2011 8:41 AM To: Gibson, Kathy Cc: Sheron, Brian; Uhle, Jennifer; Bonaccorso, Amy; Flory, Shirley Subject: Japanese Earthquake–Ops Center Request Hi Kathy. They are working on…

Dick Dudley

March 14th, 2011 – NRC Asked About Extra Security In Case of Mass Demonstrations at Meetings

From: Dudley, Richard Sent: Monday, March 14, 2011 2:11 PM’ To: Bavol, Rochelle Cc: Helton, Shana; Collins, Timothy; Quay, Theodore; Ruland, William; Dinsmore, Stephen; Tregoning, Robert; Landry, Ralph Subject: March 24 Commission meeting…

Smith, Stephen

March 14th, 2011 – A few stories also mention the rods were uncovered to a great extent at units 2 and 3 – maybe when they were blowing down with the SRVs to prepare to inject seawater via the fire trucks

Sent:Smith, Stephen To:Monday, March 14, 2011 11:53 AM Subject:Lehning, John; Klein, Paul RE: Update I had heard that the rods were uncovered for some time period. I have not heard anything about a…

Mendiola, Anthony

March 12th, 2011 – NRC folks following this issue outside of the Op center can’t really tell what is going on – GEH had over 70 employees onsite at the time of the quake

From: Mendiola, Anthony To: Ruland, William Sent: Sat Mar 12 22:02:10 2011 Subject: RE: Sea Water and Boron Spoke with Paul. He feels that the near term strategy is to keep the core…

Gibson, Kathy6

March 11th, 2011 – Fukushima Daiichi fuel could have been broken because iodine concentration in air began to be increased at the site boundary

From: Gibson, Kathy Sent: Friday, March 11, 2011 5:51 PM To: Lee, Richard Cc: Voglewede, John Subject: Re: Press Release: NRC Continues to Track Earthquake and Tsunami Issues That doesn’t sound good. I…

Wegner, Mary2

March 11th, 2011 – I was told to supply information ONLY to the ops center from now on which I think is misguided

From: Wegner, Mary Sent: Friday, March 11, 2011 4:44 PM To: Breskovic, Clarence Subject: RE: Op Center THEY HAVEN’T GOT AROUND TO ME YET. What a ridiculous position – people can get BS…

Mitchell, Matthew

March 12th, 2011 – To me it looked like a containment building disappearing in an explosive cloud. WTF.

Sent: Saturday, March 12, 2011 8:05 AM To: Hardies, Robert Subject: RE: FYI I’ve seen that as well. Secondary continment buildings aren’t all that robust, but still… Apparently no change in the ex-primary…

Notice board of the cafe-600

Notice board of the cafe (pictured on October 6, 2011)

Source: www.tepco.co.jp, via Enformable

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