Archive | 5 janvier 2012

French Frack Fried (NEI Nuclear Notes)

… its diverse and flexible (FLEX) approach to implementing the NRC’s directives on its staff’s Fukushima task force recommendations . FLEX is a comprehensive and integrated plan to mitigate the effects of severe natural phenomena at nuclear energ…

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Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Update for December 30th, 2011 –January 2nd, 2012 (Eco Friendly Mag)

Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Update for December 30th, 2011 –January 2nd, 2012 Filed under: Environment News Visit the original post at: Environment News © admin for Eco Friendly, 2012. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Feed enhan…

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Alaskan Ring Seals Suffering and Dying: Is Radiation From Japan The Culprit? (Socyberty)

Ring seals on the Beaufort Coast, near Barrow, Alaska suffer from skin irritation, lesions and hair loss, succumbing to sickness and death just months after Fukushima. Has radiation from Japan’s crippled and leaking nuclear power plant complex affected…

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Key nuclear liaison office opens in Fukushima (Japan Times)

The Environment Ministry has opened an office in the city of Fukushima to spearhead the effort to scrub buildings, soil and waste contaminated with radioactive materials in areas affected by the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant. The la…

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The Fukushima black box – The Economist

The Japan TimesThe Fukushima black boxThe EconomistTHERE is a breathtaking serenity to the valley that winds from the town of Namie, on the coast of Fukushima prefecture, into the hills above. A narrow road runs by a river that passes through steep rav…

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Banyan: The Fukushima black box (The Economist)

THERE is a breathtaking serenity to the valley that winds from the town of Namie, on the coast of Fukushima prefecture, into the hills above. A narrow road runs by a river that passes through steep ravines, studded with maples. Lovely it may be, but it…

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Japan PM vows to bring rebirth of Fukushima – BusinessWeek

Japan PM vows to bring rebirth of FukushimaBusinessWeekBy MALCOLM FOSTER Japan's prime minister pledged Wednesday in his traditional new year's press conference to bring "rebirth" to the area around the crippled Fukushima nuclear powe…

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Guest Postby Will Davis from Atomoic Power Review: Misreporting Fukushima (Michele Kearney’s Nuclear Wire)

Misreporting Fukushima – Symposium by AAAS in Vancouver, Feb. 20 There is absolutely no doubt in this writer’s mind that the vast majority of what was reported in the mainstream press in the months immediately following the Fukushima Daiichi accident w…

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Bulgaria says nuclear plant ready for emergencies – Reuters

Novinite.comBulgaria says nuclear plant ready for emergenciesReutersThe Balkan country conducted so-called stress tests at Kozloduy on the Danube after the European Union mandated the safety checks in response to Japan's Fukushima disaster in March…

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Domestic robots failed to ride to rescue after No. 1 plant blew – The Japan Times

Domestic robots failed to ride to rescue after No. 1 plant blewThe Japan TimesBy HIROKO NAKATA After the March 11 tsunami slammed into the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant and wrecked three reactors, many people expected the nation's cutting-edge robo…

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Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Update for December 30th, 2011 –January 2nd, 2012 (Greenpeace News)

(This post is by Christine McCann) Here’s the latest of our news bulletins from the ongoing crisis at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. State of Nuclear Politics in Japan A 2004 memorandum discovered by the Mainichi Daily News reveals …

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France Starts to Turn Against Its Much Vaunted Nuclear Industry – TIME (blog)

TIME (blog)France Starts to Turn Against Its Much Vaunted Nuclear IndustryTIME (blog)Is France's long, proud, and at times defiant affection for nuclear energy finally beginning to wane in the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster? While it's sti…

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Battle of the brushes in Japan – Reuters

Battle of the brushes in JapanReutersThis year's contestants brushing their welcome to the Year of the Dragon included children from Fukushima prefecture, which is still struggling with the world's worst nuclear crisis in 25 years, set off by l…

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Fukushima to conduct blanket screening of rice to be harvested in fall – Mainichi Daily News

Mainichi Daily NewsFukushima to conduct blanket screening of rice to be harvested in fallMainichi Daily NewsA farmer hangs rice straw to dry in her paddy in Nihonmatsu, Fukushima Prefecture, on Oct. 12. (Mainichi) FUKUSHIMA (Kyodo) — The Fukushima pre…

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Battle of the brushes in Japan – Reuters

Battle of the brushes in JapanReutersThis year's contestants brushing their welcome to the Year of the Dragon included children from Fukushima prefecture, which is still struggling with the world's worst nuclear crisis in 25 years, set off by l…

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Fukushima Daiichi Crisis – Japan draws some conclusions. – Power Engineering Magazine

Fukushima Daiichi Crisis – Japan draws some conclusions.Power Engineering MagazineThe report concludes that there were three turning points in the events at Fukushima: inability to supply AC power to the station, inability to remove heat from the react…

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Fukushima Daiichi Crisis – Japan draws some conclusions. – Power Engineering Magazine

Fukushima Daiichi Crisis – Japan draws some conclusions.Power Engineering MagazineThe report concludes that there were three turning points in the events at Fukushima: inability to supply AC power to the station, inability to remove heat from the react…

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Japan Nuclear Disaster Update # 42: A River Runs Through It (Greg Laden’s Blog)

In the beginning of the Fukushima Nuclear Crisis, in the hours and days after the earthquake and tsunami struck, nuclear power experts assured us that no matter how bad it seemed, nuclear material would stay in the reactors. It was unlikely that the re…

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Japan’s tsunami has dealt lasting blow to family farms (L.A. Times)

The fallout from the Fukushima nuclear meltdowns, coupled with the possibility that Japan will join the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade pact, may forever alter a 2,500-year-old tradition. For nearly 40 years, farmer Eiichi Fukuda has put his faith…

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Japan’s tsunami has dealt lasting blow to family farms – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesJapan's tsunami has dealt lasting blow to family farmsLos Angeles TimesThe fallout from the Fukushima nuclear meltdowns, coupled with the possibility that Japan will join the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade pact, may forever a…

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New paradigm for nuclear energy – The Japan Times

Free Speech Radio NewsNew paradigm for nuclear energyThe Japan Times3 front-page article "Fukushima meltdowns set nuclear energy debate on its ear": Nuclear power isn't the problem. The problem is with the reactors we've been using to…

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Fukushima schools kick off semester – The Japan Times

The Japan TimesFukushima schools kick off semesterThe Japan TimesFUKUSHIMA — Public elementary and junior high schools in the city of Fukushima kicked off a new semester Wednesday, one week earlier than normal amid the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant c…

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2011 was costliest year in world disasters – USA TODAY

USA TODAY2011 was costliest year in world disastersUSA TODAYBy Hiro Komae, AP Japanese police officers carry a body April 15 in Fukushima Prefecture, an area devastated by an earthquake and tsunami March 11. By Hiro Komae, AP Japanese police officers c…

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