"Nuclear Safety" tag
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Fukushima Disaster – Over 27.1 Peta-Becquerels of Cs-137 in Pacific Ocean Largest Ocean Contamination Ever

A French study released on Thursday said that the amount of nuclear material called caesium 137 leaked by Japanese plant, Fukushima, has proven to be the world’s worst nuclear sea contamination event ever,…

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Japanese Residents Needlessly Exposed to Radiation – Tokyo ignored calls to issue iodine during crisis

As the quake-stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant was spewing radiation, the Nuclear Safety Commission of Japan urged the central government to issue iodine tablets to residents in affected areas. But Tokyo…

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64 tons radioactive water leakage reported from BWR/5 RPV at Tokai No. 2

TOKYO (Kyodo) — Water containing radioactive substances has leaked from a reactor pressure vessel at the Tokai No. 2 power plant in Ibaraki Prefecture, although there was no release of toxic substances into…

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Radiation effects Japanese Automobile Effects – International authorities checking imports – Dealers selling radioactive used cars in Japan

Russia blocks 50 used cars shipped for sale from Japan VLADIVOSTOK – CUSTOMS officials in far eastern Russia said they had stopped almost 50 secondhand cars shipped for sale from Japan that showed…

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Oskarshamn Nuclear reactor in southern Sweden closed after oil spill fire

STOCKHOLM — A nuclear reactor in southern Sweden has been shut down after a fire at the plant. “A fire alarm went off around midnight and our own firefighters were able to locate…

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Who Fears A Radioactive Graveyard If It’s In the Ocean? – Japanese Officials & Experts Late Decision to Expand Testing Around Fukushima Daiichi

No one wants to think about the massive aqueous deposition of radioactive materials into the Pacific Ocean, that much is now clear. By September estimates of released contamination had risen to over  3,500 terabecquerels…

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Japanese Nuclear Safety Panel proposes widening nuclear evacuation perimeter to 30 km after future nuclear accidents

TOKYO (Kyodo) — The secretariat of the Nuclear Safety Commission of Japan proposed on Thursday expanding the zone where intensive disaster countermeasures are to be taken to a 30-kilometer radius of a nuclear…

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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…

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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…

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Newly released documents expose Japanese Nuclear Safety Organization feared aftershocks at nuclear plant could damage spent fuel rods

Japan feared three months after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami that aftershocks could further damage one of its fuel storage pools, causing rods inside to melt and spew…

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British Nuclear Regulator Sends Mixed Messages About Nuclear Power – Threatens National Shutdown, Claims Fukushima "Out of the Way"

Britain’s nuclear regulator said he could shut down plants that fail to comply with recommendations put forward on Tuesday in response to Japan’s Fukushima crisis. “If operators don’t comply, we have various legal…

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March 11th, 2011 – Japan initiates emergency protocol after earthquake

Japan initiates emergency protocol after earthquake 11 March 2011 Nuclear Engineering International Onagawa, Fukushima Daiichi, Fukushima Daini and Tokai nuclear power stations have automatically shut down following a magnitude 8.8 earthquake off the…

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France, Belgium and United States Suffer Embarrassing Separate Nuclear Issues

Separate spillages of nuclear materials at facilities in Belgium and the USA appear to have been without radiological impact, although personnel involved in both incidents are undergoing tests to confirm their degree of…

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UN agency reports inspectors contaminated at Belgoprocess

The UN nuclear agency says three people have been exposed to radiation and had to undergo decontamination after a mishap at a Belgian waste facility. The IAEA said in a statement on Wednesday…

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Areva subsidiary fined over polluting groundwater after uranium spill being reported late to nuclear safety authorities

A French court of appeals has issued Areva subsidiary Socatri with fines and damages totalling over half a million Euros for polluting groundwater after a 2008 spillage of uranium solution from a tank…

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Feds: Virginia North Anna nuclear plant will remain closed until operator proves it’s safe

Federal regulators said Friday that a Virginia nuclear power plant that shut down as a result of an August earthquake must remain closed until the plant operator shows it can run safely. Two…

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Nuclear Power Plants and Earthquakes

Japanese, and most other, nuclear plants are designed to withstand earthquakes, and in the event of major earth movement, to shut down safely. In 1995, the closest nuclear power plants, some 110 km…

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Panel slams Kyushu Electric’s ties with Saga – Finds Government Manipulation

An independent panel has confirmed government involvement in manipulating public opinion on nuclear power. A panel investigating attempts by Kyushu Electric Power Company to manipulate public opinion on one of the firm’s nuclear…

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Japanese Citizens Won’t Allow New Reactors – Utilities Go Postal – Tokyo-Based JAPCO and Vietnam Move Ahead On Nuclear Reactor Plans

In Japan’s most aggressive move to promote exports of nuclear technology since the Fukushima Daiichi accident in March, a Tokyo-based utility consortium signed a deal with Vietnam on Wednesday to conduct a feasibility…

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April 4th, 2011 – The accident at Fukushima Daiichi is a matter of concern for all IAEA Member States, not just for the Contracting Parties to the Convention on Nuclear Safety

From: Hopkins, Jon Sent: Monday, April 04, 2011 8:54 AM To: Cullingford, Michael; Astwood, Heather Subject: DG Amano’s opening statement at CNS http://www.iaea.orfq/newscenter/statements/201 1/amsp2011 n009.html “The accident at Fukushima Daiichi is a matter…

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