Archive | 14 février 2012

Big quake risk said greater at Fukushima – Middle East North Africa Financial Network

Mother Nature NetworkBig quake risk said greater at FukushimaMiddle East North Africa Financial NetworkTOKYO, Feb 14, 2012 (UPI via COMTEX) — The risk of strong earthquakes at the Fukushima nuclear plant increased after the magnitude-9 tremor that hit…

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Fukushima Town Offers To Store Radioactive Soil – NIKKEI.com

Fukushima Town Offers To Store Radioactive SoilNIKKEI.comTOKYO (Nikkei)–The town of Naraha, home to the least damaged of Fukushima Prefecture's twin nuclear power plants, has offered to host a temporary holding site for soil contaminated with radi…

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Fukushima faces increased quake risk – study (France24)

Japan’s crippled nuclear plant at Fukushima needs to beef up safety measures to face the risk of a large earthquake, scientists said on Tuesday. The alarm was sounded by a trio of seismologists in Japan and China, who say the risk is an indirect cause …

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Fukushima Clean-Up: Leave it to the Experts… Or Not – Huffington Post

Kansas City StarFukushima Clean-Up: Leave it to the Experts… Or NotHuffington PostAs the radioactive clean-up following the disaster at Fukushima gets under way, the close relationship between the nuclear industry and the Japanese government becomes …

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James Burgess: Fukushima Clean-Up: Leave it to the Experts… Or Not (The Huffington Post)

The phrase « a process of trial and error » aren’t the most comforting of words, especially when the difference between success and failure of those « trials » could result in illness and death from radiation poisoning.Source : The Huffington PostExplore :…

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As if a Runaway Train, the Nuclear Juggernaut Roars On – Huffington Post

AllGovAs if a Runaway Train, the Nuclear Juggernaut Roars OnHuffington PostAnd then there's been the catastrophe at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear plant complex. Still, as if a runaway train, the nuclear juggernaut has roared on. The strategy for wh…

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Japan firms plan wind farm near Fukushima: report (PhysOrg.com)

A group of Japanese firms led by trading house Marubeni Corp. plans to build a large floating experimental wind farm off the coast of Fukushima prefecture, which was hit by a nuclear disaster last year, a report said Tuesday.Source : PhysOrg.comExplore…

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Japan firms plan wind farm near Fukushima: report – PhysOrg.com

PhysOrg.comJapan firms plan wind farm near Fukushima: reportPhysOrg.comA group of Japanese firms led by trading house Marubeni Corp. plans to build a large floating experimental wind farm off the coast of Fukushima prefecture, which was hit by a nuclea…

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Will Japan hold a referendum to scrap nuclear power? – Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science MonitorWill Japan hold a referendum to scrap nuclear power?Christian Science MonitorA group of Japanese activists submitted a petition to the western city of Osaka on Tuesday seeking a referendum on scrapping atomic power, a step some…

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Fukushima Faces Future Quakes – Discovery News

International Business TimesFukushima Faces Future QuakesDiscovery News"There are a few active faults in the nuclear power plant area, and our results show the existence of similar structural anomalies under both the Iwaki and the Fukushima Daiich…

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Fukushima Casting A Long Shadow Over Japan – IDN InDepthNews | Analysis That Matters

South Bend TribuneFukushima Casting A Long Shadow Over JapanIDN InDepthNews | Analysis That MattersBy Harvey Wasserman* COLUMBUS, OHIO (IDN) – As the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approves a construction/operating license for two new reactors in …

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Feds Approve Unsafe New Nuclear Reactors Requiring Billions of Taxpayer Dollars – eNews Park Forest

New York TimesFeds Approve Unsafe New Nuclear Reactors Requiring Billions of Taxpayer DollarseNews Park ForestIn a shocking dissent by NRC Chairman Gregory B. Jazcko against the four other Commissioners who approved the decision, Jazcko said that the a…

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Japan firms plan wind farm near Fukushima: report – AFP

AFPJapan firms plan wind farm near Fukushima: reportAFPTOKYO — A group of Japanese firms led by trading house Marubeni Corp. plans to build a large floating experimental wind farm off the coast of Fukushima prefecture, which was hit by a nuclear disa…

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Crippled Fukushima plant at high risk from further quakes: seismologist … – National Post (blog)

International Business TimesCrippled Fukushima plant at high risk from further quakes: seismologist …National Post (blog)PARIS — Japan's crippled nuclear plant at Fukushima needs to beef up safety measures to face the risk of a large earthquake…

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Fukushima Nuclear Plant at High Risk for Major Earthquake (CommonDreams.org)

A new study shows that last year’s catastrophic earthquake in Japan caused a seismic fault close to the Fukushima nuclear plant to reactivate, meaning another major earthquake could strike the area again, this time even closer to the Fukushima plant. T…

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Fukushima farming hard row to hoe (Japan Times)

When Takahiro Nagakura set off for distant Okayama two years ago, his plan was to complete his degree at the prefecture’s agricultural university and then return to Fukushima and work his family’s peach orchard. His plans, however, went awry last March…

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Marubeni-led group eyes wind farm in Fukushima – GMA News

Marubeni-led group eyes wind farm in FukushimaGMA NewsTOKYO – A group of Japanese firms led by trading house Marubeni Corp. plans to build a large floating experimental wind farm off the coast of Fukushima prefecture, which was hit by a nuclear disaste…

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Fukushima at increased earthquake risk (Science Daily)

Seismic risk at the Fukushima nuclear plant increased after the magnitude 9 earthquake that hit Japan last March, scientists report. The new study, which uses data from over 6,000 earthquakes, shows the 11 March tremor caused a seismic fault close to t…

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Fukushima may host U20 World Cup match (Panarmenian)

The Japan Football Association is moving to hold a match in Fukushima during this year's Under-20 Women's World Cup.Source : PanarmenianExplore : Armenia, Asia, Japan, World

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Paladin blames Fukushima fallout for loss – The Australian

Sydney Morning HeraldPaladin blames Fukushima fallout for lossThe AustralianURANIUM producer Paladin Energy has reported another loss, despite strong production, as it flagged the price volatility remaining after Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster….

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AP Interview: Japanese official who outlined worst nuclear scenario blames … – Washington Post

Kansas City StarAP Interview: Japanese official who outlined worst nuclear scenario blames …Washington PostBut he also acknowledged Tuesday that the design for the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant had been faulty and he had not expected the “…

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Japan official faults nuke design, defends secrecy – The Associated Press

Japan official faults nuke design, defends secrecyThe Associated PressBut he also acknowledged that the design for the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant had been faulty and he had not expected the "Chernobyl-style disaster" that occurred…

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REFILE-Japan group seeks local referendum on nuclear power – Reuters

Sydney Morning HeraldREFILE-Japan group seeks local referendum on nuclear powerReuters(Sends to broader range of subscribers; text unchanged) * Osaka city assembly to decide on nuclear plebiscite * Osaka mayor anti-nuclear but lukewarm on referendum * …

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Stricken Fukushima nuclear plant at dire risk of massive new earthquake … – Daily Mail

Daily MailStricken Fukushima nuclear plant at dire risk of massive new earthquake …Daily MailBy Damien Gayle Scientists have issued a dire warning that the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant is at risk of a massive new earthquake. Research using data fr…

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Fukushima faces increased quake risk – study (PhysOrg.com)

Japan’s crippled nuclear plant at Fukushima needs to beef up safety measures to face the risk of a large earthquake, scientists said on Tuesday.Source : PhysOrg.comExplore : Asia, Japan, Sciences, World

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6.0 magnitude quake jolts Japan, Fukushima stable (Panarmenian)

A 9.0-magnitude quake in March 2011 triggered a monster tsunami followed by a Fukushima disaster.Source : PanarmenianExplore : Armenia, Asia, Japan, World

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Tepco Bailout Fund Starts Steps to Raise Up to 2 Trillion Yen – Bloomberg

Mainichi Daily NewsTepco Bailout Fund Starts Steps to Raise Up to 2 Trillion YenBloomberg(9501) after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, met representatives from about 100 financial companies as it prepares to raise as much as 2 trillion yen ($26 billion)…

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JFA plans to hold U20 WCup match in Fukushima – SI.com

JFA plans to hold U20 WCup match in FukushimaSI.comTOKYO (AP) -The Japan Football Association is moving to hold a match in quake-hit Fukushima during this year's Under-20 Women's World Cup. JFA vice president Kozo Tashima said the association h…

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Fukushima No 2 reactors faulty thermometer shows new high temp – Indian Express

Indian ExpressFukushima No 2 reactors faulty thermometer shows new high tempIndian Express2 reactor at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant rose further to exceed 90' C for the first time since it attained a cold shutdown in December2011. Th…

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Japan’s football association moving to hold Women’s U20 WCup match in Fukushima – The Republic

Japan's football association moving to hold Women's U20 WCup match in FukushimaThe RepublicAP TOKYO — The Japan Football Association is moving to hold a match in quake-hit Fukushima during this year's Under-20 Women's World Cup. JFA v…

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Congressional Gold Medal winners to be honored – StandardNet

Congressional Gold Medal winners to be honoredStandardNetSteve Fukushima, a member of the committee organizing the event, set to be held in the Grand Ballroom of the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City. said he expects close to 1000 people to attend …

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Tokyo threatens to withhold TEPCO aid – CNN

Sydney Morning HeraldTokyo threatens to withhold TEPCO aidCNNBy Jonathan Soble Japan began allowing its nuclear reactors to fall idle after the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster in March last year. Tokyo (Financial Times) — Japan's government has t…

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Fukushima at increased earthquake risk (Eurekalert)

( European Geosciences Union ) Seismic risk at the Fukushima nuclear plant increased after the magnitude 9 earthquake that hit Japan last March, scientists report. The new study, which uses data from over 6,000 earthquakes, shows the March 11 tremor ca…

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agency oks plans for first nuclear reactors since 1978 – Power Engineering Magazine

New York Timesagency oks plans for first nuclear reactors since 1978Power Engineering MagazineHe said the construction and operating license would not assure that all of the safety improvements mandated by the agency in response to Japan's Fukushim…

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Fukushima: Faulty thermometers likely to blame for high readings (H5N1)

Via The Asahi Shimbun: NISA: Glitch likely causing high temperature readings at reactor. Excerpt: The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said faulty thermometer measurements were likely responsible for the alarming spikes in temperature readings at t…

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Documentary on Fukushima town screened at Berlin film festival (Desdemona Despair)

BERLIN, 13 February 2012 (Kyodo) – A documentary film featuring residents forced to evacuate their town, home to the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, was screened Sunday at the Berlin International Film Festival. « I hope nobody in th…

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A Nuclear Plant, and a Dream, Fizzles – New York Times

New York TimesA Nuclear Plant, and a Dream, FizzlesNew York TimesLast year, just when years of patient lobbying by Philippine nuclear power advocates appeared to be paying off, the Fukushima disaster occurred. “We could have been the first nuclear co…

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French Nuclear Anxieties Soar After Fukushima – OilPrice.com

BloombergFrench Nuclear Anxieties Soar After FukushimaOilPrice.comUntil Fukushima the French public felt largely secure in the safety of their country's nuclear facilities. In a report certain to spur political and public debate, France's Insti…

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NEI Nuclear Notes:Faulty Thermometer Likely Cause of Fukushima Temperature Rise (Michele Kearney’s Nuclear Wire)

Faulty Thermometer Likely Cause of Fukushima Temperature Rise from NEI Nuclear Notes by Eric McErlain Last week, we alerted our readers to reports out of Japan that the temperatures inside Unit #2 at Fukushima Daiichi were rising . At the time, we note…

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French Nuclear Anxieties Soar After Fukushima (Oil Price)

… which generate 78.8 percent of France’s electricity, the highest percentage in the world. Until Fukushima the French public felt largely secure in the safety of their country’s nuclear facilities. No… Read more…Source : Oil PriceExplore : …

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Oi reactor stress tests approved by NISA – The Japan Times

New York TimesOi reactor stress tests approved by NISAThe Japan TimesWhether or when the reactors will resume operations remains unclear because it will be difficult to gain local residents' support due to the Fukushima nuclear disaster continuing …

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Fukushima Reactor Temperature Surpasses 752 Degrees … More Than 4 Times Maximum for “Cold Shutdown” (zero hedge)

Pretending that the Fukushima reactors achieved a state of “cold shutdown” was a political – rather than scientific – decision. Tepco itself said the state of cold shutdown could only continue so long as the temperature within the nuclear reactor…

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US nuclear watchdog questions oversight of safety enforcement – msnbc.com

msnbc.comUS nuclear watchdog questions oversight of safety enforcementmsnbc.comThe report comes as concerns are rising over the safety of America's aging nuclear infrastructure after the catastrophic failure of the containment system at the cripple…

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