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Pripyat: City for the Future, City of the Past

The following is the fourth installment of a new series of editorials which will communicate portions of my recent trip to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant (Read the first installment here, the second installment here,…

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The Animals at Fukushima Daiichi and Chernobyl

TEPCO released images this week of what appeared to be a fox that had entered the Fukushima Daiichi Unit 2 reactor. The animal pokes his head around and explores the contaminated structure. The…

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Inside the Chernobyl Unit 4 control room

The following is the third installment of a new series of editorials which will communicate portions of my recent trip to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant (Read the first installment here, the second installment here, the…

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Visiting the Chernobyl site and the Unit 2 control room

The following is the second installment of a new series of editorials which will communicate portions of my recent trip to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. The first editorial focused on what it was like…

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Experiencing the Chernobyl nuclear power plant nearly 30 years after the disaster

The following is the first installment of a new series of editorials which will communicate portions of my recent trip to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant (Read the second installment here, the third installment…

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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. …

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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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