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Radiation Levels Jump in Chiba Prefecture – 450,000 bq/kg – 5-10 cm under surface

The Ministry has confirmed problem has been detected  in Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture, locally high radiation doses of about 450,000 becquerels per kilogram of Cesium were detected in the highest stratum of 5-10 cm depth…

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TEPCO Sheds Assets and Shares in mobile telecommunications – natural gas

In by far the largest deal, Tepco said after the close of the Tokyo Stock Exchange Monday that it will sell its entire stake—more than 10%—in mobile telecommunications company KDDI Corp. for ¥521,000 (about $6,700)…

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Control Rod Drop Accident Safety System Event at Monticello

Power Reactor Event Number: 47479 Facility: MONTICELLO Region: 3 State: MN Unit: [1] [ ] [ ] RX Type: [1] GE-3 NRC Notified By: KIRK DUEA HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH Notification Date: 11/28/2011 Notification Time:…

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March 14th, 2011 – George Wilson – NRC – EICB Branch Chief, Division of Engineering

George Wilson – Chief, I&C Branch (20011) BS Nuclear/Electrical Engineering Navy ET/Reactor Operator TVA I&C Supervisor STA at Watts Bar NRC License Examiner RI/SRI at BWR 4/5 Mark 2s Electrical Branch Chief 2005-2011…

11 workers fired from Pickering nuclear plant for potential conduct violations

Eleven employees of Ontario Power Generation’s Pickering nuclear plant have been fired for alleged violations of the company’s code of conduct. The nature of the alleged offences wasn’t disclosed. “It wasn’t a safety…

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Hungarian Plant responsible for released I-131: 634,000,000,000 bq

A Hungarian laboratory is the most likely source of the outbreak of a radioactive particle recently detected in the atmosphere above parts of Europe, the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reported….

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River near Fukushima Daiichi found contaminated with over 50 billion bq of Cesium a day

A joint study by Kyoto University and the University of Tsukuba, among other entities, estimated that water at the mouth of the Abukumagawa river running through the prefecture was contaminated with cesium levels…

Fukushima Radioactive Rice Where Is It?

Credits to www3.nhk.or.jp See also: Arnie Gundersen/Fairewinds Associates: in Japanese: Websites recommended by Arnold Gundersen: enenews.com ex-skf.blogspot.com Nuclear Regulatory Commission daily reports (what’s happening at nuclear plants near you): Union of Concerned Scientists…

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TEPCO Says Not Responsible for Decontamination

During court proceedings concerning a radioactive golf course, Tokyo Electric Power Co. stunned lawyers by saying the utility was not responsible for decontamination because it no longer “owned” the radioactive substances. TEPCO’s argument…

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Hydrogen concentration management for RPV in Unit 1 to 3 at Fukushima Daiichi

Hydrogen concentration management for reactor pressure vessel in Unit 1 to 3 at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station 1. Sequence of the events Gas control facility for primary containment vessel (Gas control facility)in…

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NRC Issues White Finding for Plymouth Power Plant

PLYMOUTH — The Pilgrim nuclear power plant will be required to face another Nuclear Regulatory Commission inspection now that the agency has finished its evaluation of the plant’s accidental shutdown in May. The…

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Washington Post reporter – 71.32 uSv/hr 9 miles from Fukushima Daiichi – “Rotting animals everywhere”

Fukushima Daiichi: My trip inside Japan’s Dead Zone By Chico Harlan …As we drove deeper into the no-entry zone, curving past beautiful and empty homes with tile roofs, the numbers on our dosimeter started…

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TEPCO’s Investigation on the Yunotake Fault

Objective We have confirmed that some normal earthquake fault has emerged along the Yunotake Fault by the earthquake (M7.0) which occurred on April 11th on Hama-dori in Fukushima Prefecture, which we did not…

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Response: “Reactor 2 Suppression Chamber Damaged in the Earthquake”

Japanese Researcher: “Reactor 2 Suppression Chamber May Have Been Damaged in the Earthquake” From Kyodo News Japanese (11/19/2011): 東京電力福島第1原発2号機で、原子炉格納容器下部の圧力抑制プールが地震の揺れで早期に損傷したか、劣化した可能性が高いとする解析結果を19日までに、原子力安全の専門家がまとめた。 An expert in nuclear safety complied the result of the analysis by November 19 that shows…

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May 17th, 2011 – Japanese Nuclear Accident And U.S. Response

Information Sources Nuclear Energy Institute (www.nei.org) U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (www.nrc.gov) U.S. Department of Energy (www.energy.gov) International Atomic Energy Agency (www.iaea.org) American Nuclear Society (www.ans.org) Health Physics Society (www.hps.org) Japanese Nuclear and Industrial…

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Gallery of Damage to Fukushima Daiich Reactor 1-4

•Following the Fukushima Daiichi events, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Headquarters Operations Center immediately began to monitor the situation •Teams of NRC officials were immediately deployed to Japan to advise Japanese officials since…

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Nuclear Electrica – Cernavoda Nuclear – CANDU 6

MAJOR OBJECTIVES FOR 2011 PLANT GROSS CAPACITY FACTOR  ≥95% (CONTINUOUS OPERATION BETWEEN PLANNED OUTAGES); NUMBER OF REPORTABLE EVENTS ≤8; DECREASE OF INTERNAL DOSE WEIGHT IN THE TOTAL DOSE ( ≤20%); CONSOLIDATION OF THE ORGANIZATION…

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TEPCO revises timetable to cold shutdown for seventh time in eight months

The government and Tokyo Electric Power Co. have revised the timetable for the seventh time in the eight months since the crisis began. Data suggests the reactors and radioactive material are under control,…

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Nuclear Engineer shares concerns about Brunswick Nuclear Leak

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission will begin a special inspection at Progress Energy’s Brunswick-2 unit in North Carolina after the utility said Friday the reactor pressure vessel’s lid was not adequately tightened when…

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NASA – Mars – Nuclear Reactors? – Plutonium Powered Assistance in space since the 1960s

If you’ve seen the next Mar’s rover, named Curiosity (part of the Mars Science Laboratory–or MSLas it’s called for short), you’ve probably noticed that it’s does not have solar panels, and that’s because…

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