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IAEA experts examining ceiling collapse at Chernobyl nuclear power plant

The International Atomic Energy Agency has dispatched a delegation of experts to inspect the work at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant after the partial collapse of ceiling and wall constructions in the turbine…

March 25th, 2011 - Don't Build nuclear power plants in highly seismic areas thank you very much

March 26th, 2011 – Don’t build nuclear plants in highly seismic areas thank you very much

MALE PARTICIPANT: Yes, Mike, the last thing I heard was the Russians showed up a week ago but then they left. MR. FRANOVITCH: Wow. That’s interesting. DR. SHERON: And their President gave them…

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Low-Level Radiation Exposure Increases Leukemia Risk Says US/Ukraine Study

This week a 20-year study was published which tracked over 110,645 workers who helped clean up after the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident in the former Soviet territory of Ukraine shows that…

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Lithuanians support referendum rejecting plans to build new nuclear reactors

The citizens of Lithuania have sent a message to government leaders after having passed a referendum which rejects a €5 billion plan to construct a new nuclear power plant.  The public support for…

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April 5th, 2011 – Every Major Nuclear Accident Has Been Worse Than the Hypothesized Worst-Case – TMI, Chernobyl and Now Fukushima

From: Fleger, Stephen Sent: Tuesday, April 05, 2011 6:09 PM To: Barnes, Valerie; Peters, Sean; Desaulniers, David; Boggi, Michael; Martin, Kamishan; Marble, Julie; Xing, Jing; D’Agostino, Amy; Morrow, Stephanie; Lapinsky, George Subject: RE:…

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Researchers show risk of nuclear meltdown drastically undervalued in risk assessment models

Based on the operating hours of all civil nuclear reactors and the number of nuclear meltdowns that have occurred, scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz have calculated that catastrophic…

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April 1st, 2011 – Team concerned about polymer sprays winding up in spent fuel pools – Chernobyl polymer experiences

From: RST09 Hoc Sent: Friday, April 01, 2011 12:33 AM To: Lee, Richard Cc: RST01 Hoc Subject: TASKING FROM RST Richard, Please find attached two documents from the site team in Japan. Tepco…

Status of iron frame construction for the reactor building cover of Unit 1 at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

March 23rd, 2011 – Decommissioning Type Information for Ops Center -Entombment Considerations

From: Scott, Michael Sent: Saturday, March 26, 2011 2:15 AM To: LIA02 Hoc Cc: LIA03 Hoc; Casto, Chuck; Monninger, John; Dorman, Dan Subject: RE: ACTION – Decommissioning,/Type Information for Ops Center I think…

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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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Post-Fukushima Japan still pushing nuclear cooperation with international governments

Since the Fukushima disaster, Japan has been working to set up nuclear cooperation agreements with many international governments to promote the export of Japanese nuclear technology, and share lessons learned after nuclear disasters. …

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New Nuclear Reactor Consequences Analyses downplays risk of “unlikely” nuclear accident in United States

            As the first anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster arrives, the cover-up involving nuclear power is more extensive than ever. The Big Lie was integral to…

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Scientists estimates of cesium released from Fukushima doubled previous numbers

Last summer, the Japanese government estimated that the March 11 Fukushima accident released 15,000 terabecquerels of cesium. Japanese researchers have newly released data that shows a  mind-boggling 40,000 trillion becquerels (40,000 terabecquerels, or 40…

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IAEA – Vietnam and 4 other countries to incorporate nuclear energy after Fukushima

At least five countries will start work on their first nuclear reactors this year a top UN nuclear official said on Friday.   Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Singapore are among some 60…

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Thyroid testing in children delayed after Fukushima due to worries that monitoring would add anxiety to community

In the weeks following the March 11th disaster the estimated exposure dose for children was abnormally elevated, leading the Japanese government to begin testing to deduce the amount of radioactive iodine concentrated in…

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Japan invited to build nuclear power plant in Belarus by President Lukashenko

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko offers Japan to build a nuclear power plant in Belarus. He said this on February 20, receiving credentials from Ambassador of Japan Tikahito Harada. “If you decide to…

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A-Bomb Survivors 100-day voyage to spread message against nuclear power and weapons

Around 950 people left Yokohama port Tuesday,  the survivors will visit Ukraine for the first time and meet with people who survived the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.       Source: Monsters & Critics  …

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One of world’s poorest countries to push ahead development of nuclear energy with AREVA

NIAMEY (Reuters) – Niger will push ahead with a plan to develop civilian nuclear energy in partnership with other West African peers despite recent accidents including Fukushima, the country’s president said on Monday.  Its…

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Anti-Nuclear Protests Continue in Japan Despite Lack of Press

About 2,000 demonstrators hit the streets of Yokohama on Saturday calling for an end to nuclear energy in Japan after the March 11 disaster that sparked the worst atomic crisis since Chernobyl. They…

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Waste incinerator problems lead to city radiation levels over 70,000 bq/kg in Japan

The incinerator at the Nambu Clean Center is advanced and sophisticated enough to reduce the volume of incinerated ash. But radioactive cesium that cannot be incinerated becomes condensed. Radiation levels in the city…

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Search for missing still undergoing as last evacuation shelters closed in Fukushima

All of the primary shelters for evacuees in the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake and the ensuing nuclear crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant have been closed down…

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