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Fukushima Daiichi - Smoke coming out of Unit 3 Reactor Building - March 21st, 2011 - 1728 - Enformable

TEPCO says Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3 meltdown worse than estimated

For the last three and a half years, TEPCO engineers have been working to better characterize the state of the melted nuclear fuel in the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors. Now those officials believe…

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US nuclear fuel supplier files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

The United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC), the executive agent in the Megatons to Megawatts program – the highly enriched uranium purchase agreement between the United States and Russia, filed for bankruptcy, as its…

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Kazakhstan to work towards launch of international fuel bank in 2013 at Ulba Metallurgic plant

An international bank of nuclear fuel capable of storing up to 60 tons is to be launched in Kazakhstan in 2013, according to Timur Zhantikin, Head of the State Agency for Nuclear Power…

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Japan Atomic Energy Commission confirms nuclear fuel reprocessing more expensive than direct disposal

If Japan’s future energy policy has a goal of zero reliance on nuclear power, a working group of Japan’s Atomic Energy Commission says that fuel recycling should be discontinued and the spent fuel disposed of….

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China and Japan to review nuclear safety – Kazakhstan and Japan form nuclear fuel agreement

Japanese Minister Goshi Hosono and China’s minister of environmental protection, agreedto create a dialogue mechanism between Japan’s “future” nuclear plant regulatory body, and its counterpart within the Chinese Environmental Protection Ministry. “It is…

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March 30th, 2011 – IAEA requests NRC to provide bounding assessments for Fukushima Units 1-3 – Assumptions on if fuel has left RPV

From: Astwood, Heather Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 6:31 PM To: Astwood, Heather; Regan, Christopher; LIA07 Hoc; LIA08 Hoc; Brown, Michael; McDermott, Brian; Hoc, PMT12; Blount, Tom Subject: Requests for IAEA support on…

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NRC Fukushima Transcripts – Evidence of fuel or very highly radioactive material outside of Reactor 4 after explosion

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION JAPAN’S FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI ET AUDIO FILE WEDNESDAY – MARCH 16, 2011 JACK: Yes, Mike, I don’t know that we’ve had anybody say that the fuel is…

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NRC Transcripts – On-site radiation levels imply nuclear fuel in the environment

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION JAPAN’S FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI ET AUDIO FILE WEDNESDAY – MARCH 16, 2011   JOHN MONAGER: One thing that was interesting, they talk about the rad fields in…

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Alarms at Japanese nuclear power plant and processing facility after magnitude 5 earthquake

At 7:30 am local time March 1st, a magnitude 5 earthquake hit 68 miles from TOKYO, Japan.  After the earthquake, alarms sounded from the nuclear fuel processing plants and Tokai 2 nuclear power plant…

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NRC says 11 nuclear plants need to provide information on effects of irradiation on nuclear fuel

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has requested information from 11 nuclear power plants, mainly concerning analyses of the effects of irradiation on nuclear fuel’s physical properties under certain postulated accident conditions. The agency is…

Inside the reactor a fuel bundle glows with a vibrant blue light known as Cerenkov radiation, produced as escaping neutrons are slowed by water.

San Onofre Reactor 2 operated for several months with degraded nuclear fuel cladding

Three weeks after shutting down, problems continue to surface at San Onofre Unit 2.  Scott Burnell, a spokesman for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Washington, said the root cause of the faster-than-expected wear…

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100 people in nursing home 40 km from Fukushima Daiichi left behind

IN the radioactive ghost town of Iitate, about 100 people have been left behind amid the nuclear fallout from last March’s earthquake and tsunami. Most are suffering Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. While they are…

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Czech Republic to move away from nuclear energy goals – 18 proposed builds cancelled

Czech nuclear expansion should be much more moderate than originally thought, including only an enlargement of one of the two existing nuclear plants and extending the life of the other, recently installed Czech…

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New ‘life’ in Fukushima Reactor 2 might be due to melted fuel movement

The Fukushima Daiichi Reactor 2 core spray system had been interrupted for 6 hours on 26 January in order to change a pump. Tepco says the way the water is flowing might have…

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TEPCO to inject Fukushima reactor with boron

On February 6th, TEPCO announced that to combat the rising temperature levels in Reactor 2, they would inject boric acid water to suppress any possible fission reactions that might take place.  According to TEPCO…

Former Rep. Lee Hamilton, (D-IN), and retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft, co-chairmen of the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future look over their notes prior to testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Capitol Hill February 1, 2012 in Washington, DC. The subcommittee heard the recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future on how to create safe, long-term solutions for managing and disposing of the nation's spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste.

Blue Ribbon Commission Report Faces Criticism On Capital Hill

The head of a federal commission on nuclear waste bluntly warned lawmakers Wednesday that the United States cannot compete with other countries on nuclear power until policymakers establish a site to permanently store…

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NRC Approves AREVA’s application to ship reload fuel for troubled Genkai Reactor 1

NRC AREVA Export of Nuclear Fuel to Genkai Nuclear Power Station The Genkai Nuclear Power Plant is located in the town of Genkai in the Higashimatsuura Districtin the Saga Prefecture. It is owned and operated by the Kyūshū Electric Power Company….

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DOE finds Idaho National Lab at fault for exposure of 16 works

In its report on the November 8 mishap at the Idaho National Laboratory, the U.S. Energy Department’s Office of Health, Safety and Security said the accident could have been avoided had the lab and…

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By Dumping Nuclear Waste Japan May Have Broken Agreement With United States

The Japanese government admitted in December that nuclear substances have been found in the waste of domestic facilities subject to International Atomic Energy Agency inspection, but left unreported to the U.N. nuclear watchdog.  Top government spokesman Osamu Fujimura said…

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Japanese Municipalities Join Together To Face Common Nuclear Opponent – Chubu Electric

A growing number of municipalities near the suspended Hamaoka Nuclear Power Plant in Shizuoka Prefecture are up in arms about plans by operator Chubu Electric Power Co. to restart the plant. Chubu Electric…

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