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Japanese Man’s Journey From Prime Minister To Unlikely Career In Energy

Former Prime Minister of Japan Naoto Kan is betting he can break the mold, by reverting to his prelegislative career as a civic activist.  Four months after the accident, Mr. Kan announced that…

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Future European Nuclear Reactors Construction In Doubt After Subsidy Complaint

A formal complaint about subsidies for nuclear power has been sent to the European Commission which, if upheld, would make it unlikely that any new nuclear power stations will be built in the…


11 universities essentially guaranteed taxpayers money for promotion of nuclear power

Revelations that the government and the nuclear energy industry have donated 10.4 billion yen in total to 11 universities have highlighted the heavy reliance of such high education institutions on outside funds for…

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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…


Chinese Health Authorities to monitor drinking water near nuclear plants for radiation

BEIJING, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) — China’s local health authorities have been told to launch a system of checking drinking water around the country’s nuclear power plants for radiation. The monitoring will cover areas…


Nearly half of newly designated Japanese inspection body from former nuclear industry

Nearly half of the board members of the Nuclear Material Control Center (NMCC), the government-designated body to inspect nuclear materials to prevent sensitive materials from being used for military purposes, come from utility…


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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Japan Faces Future Nuclear Tug Of War

Earlier this month Japans government shook the nuclear industry by passing a law that limited a nuclear power plants operation lifespan to 40 years, making it one of the strictest limits in the…

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3 Day conference in Abu Dhabi to discuss international and national nuclear energy laws

ABU DHABI – More than 60 representatives from over 20 federal and local government entities are discussing how to best implement national and international laws that govern the peaceful uses of nuclear energy….


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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Malfunctioning Korean Nuclear Reactor Worrying Local Residents

The 680,000kW No. 1 reactor at Wolseong Nuclear Power Plant in Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do has been shut down due to a malfunctioning component. The reactor, the design life of which expires on November 30…


The DOE and the mystery of the lost $15 Mil at a Nuclear Waste Site

According to a draft report of a Department of Energy Inspector General audit, the  DOE might have overpaid contractor Bechtel National for some work related to black cell tanks or vessels, the draft said. No records…

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Entergy must change the way they do business

Palisades executives are taking the blame for two maintenance failures that forced them to shut down their Nuclear reactor near Covert last year.  They (somewhat) admitted they have let their safety culture degrade….

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TEPCO urgently seeking to restart nuclear plants to forestall takeover or bankruptcy

In November, a consortium of 23 Japanese property and casualty insurers told Tokyo Electric Power Co. that it will not renew insurance expiring Jan. 15 on the utility’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant,  the…

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Nuclear Dilemmas: Sustainable Nuclear Power after Fukushima?

Nuclear Dilemmas: Sustainable Nuclear Power after Fukushima? Sharon Squassoni Senior Fellow & Director Proliferation Prevention Program Nuclear Dilemmas: Present and Future Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan and the Netherlands & T.M.C. Asser…

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August 2011 – NRC Documents related to North Anna NPP Earthquake Issue

From:Munday, Joel Sent:Monday, August 29, 2011 7:28 AM To:Rivera-Ortiz, Joel Subject:FW: Documents Related to North Anna NPP Earthquake Issue Attachments:North Anna Site Visit Notes.word.docx; Talking Points for North Anna NPP Seismic Event final.word.docx;…

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Leak found at Reactor 4 Spent Fuel Pool Circulating Cooling System

2012.1.8 <Download> [Reference] Circulating Cooling System for Spent Fuel Pool of Unit 4 in Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Leakage of Filtered Water from Cooling Pipe of Air Fin Cooler(75.2KB) Picture of Air…

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Japan to use Muon particles from space to inspect heart of Fukushima reactors

Researchers at Nagoya University in Japan are developing technology that would incorporate particles from space to look into the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor vessels.  The team comprises researchers at the state-run university’s…

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March 12th, 2011 – RASCAL PAG Reports – 40% Fuel failure mimics TMI 2

From: PMT02 Hoc To: Jaczko. Gregory; Viroilio. Martin; McDermott. Brian; Rosenberg. Stacev; Watson. Bruce Date: Saturday, March 12, 2011 10:45:32 AM Sir, Speculative cases ran using the RASCAL software include using the Oyster…

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March 11th, 2011 – Naval Assets request to be aware of any events after rumors about Fukushima

From: Leeds, Eric To: Ouichocho. Jessie; McGinty. Tim Cc: Blount. Tom; Boger. Bruce; Weber. Michael; Virailio. Martin; Borchardt. Bill; McDermott, Brian; Evans. Michele; Mamish. Nader; Wittick. Brian Subject: Status: Naval Assets Date: Friday,…

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