Archive | 15 avril 2012

Move to restart Oi’s reactors blasted as misinformed haste (Japan Times)

Assurances Friday by Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda and key ministers that two idled reactors are safe to restart has drawn fire from the public that the government is moving way too quickly to bring atomic power plants back online, given the disastrous…

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Clean or Green? (flightless hag)

It’s been a bit more than a year since the second scariestdisaster in my adult lifetime. Last year’s earthquake/tsunami/meltdown was oneof the gravest scenarios I can remember. Chernobyl was horrific, as was theIndonesian tsunami. In my mind, this …

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A Visual Tour of the Fuel Pools of Fukushima George Washington’s Blog (Michele Kearney’s Nuclear Wire)

A Visual Tour of the Fuel Pools of Fukushima George Washington’s BlogSource : Michele Kearney’s Nuclear WireExplore : Asia, Japan, World

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Normes de contamination des aliments, Tchernobyl vs Fukushima 16.02.2012

Normes de contamination des aliments, Tchernobyl vs Fukushima 16.02.2012

Rigoureuses, les nouvelles normes de sécurité radiologique pour l'alimentation, entrées en vigueur depuis avril 2012 au Japon ? Pour juger par vous-m&e…

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Japan may be ‘momentarily’ without nuclear power (Raw Story)

TOKYO — Japan may go “momentarily” without nuclear power next month when the only one reactor still in operation shuts down for maintenance work, the country’s industry minister warned Sunday. Yukio Edano made the comment as the government prep…

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Petitions raise alarm on N-plant – Boston.com

Petitions raise alarm on N-plantBoston.comThe Los Angeles Times and other news organizations reported last week that nuclear particles released at Fukushima Daiichi have been detected in kelp along the California coast. In Marshfield, Baker called Ente…

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is Fukushima Daichi an EXTINCTION LEVEL EVENT for planet Earth? (Mike Philbin’s Blog)

Fukushima, as a story,’s been simmering on low heat for something like a year now. Is it this? Is it that? You hear people saying it’ll be fine, you hear people claiming DOOM on the whole planet. Well, let’s just look at the figures and see if we have …

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Another thermometer breaks at Fukushima – The Japan Times

AFPAnother thermometer breaks at FukushimaThe Japan Times2 at the Fukushima power plant is broken, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Sunday. The finding follows the discovery of a broken thermometer in the same unit in February and means only 18 of its 36 …

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Japanese student drummers headline cherry blossom event in Frederick, Md … – Washington Post

W*USA 9Japanese student drummers headline cherry blossom event in Frederick, Md …Washington PostThe Yamakiya Taiko (ya-mah-kee-yah ty-koh) Club from Fukushima (foo-koo-she-mah), Japan, is scheduled to perform Sunday afternoon. The 13 students range i…

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Fukushima accident: Criticism hits Japan’s plan to restart nuclear reactors – Economic Times

AFPFukushima accident: Criticism hits Japan's plan to restart nuclear reactorsEconomic TimesTOKYO: Japan's plan to restart two offline nuclear reactors came under fire today from media and environmental groups amid doubts over the safety of ato…

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Chernobyl and Fukushima – No effect on birds? (Cryptozoology Online: Daily News)

Wildlife thriving after nuclear disaster April 2012. Radiation from the Chernobyl and Fukushima nuclear accidents may not have been as harmful to wildlife as previously thought. New research by Professor Jim Smith, of the University of Portsmouth, and …

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les Centrales nucléaires.

les Centrales nucléaires.

Une centrale nucléaire est un site industriel qui utilise la fission de noyaux atomiques pour produire de la chaleur, qui produira de la vapeur d'eau, laquelle entrainera la rotation d'un gén&ea…

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New underwater images show damage at Fukushima – Bangkok Post

Straits TimesNew underwater images show damage at FukushimaBangkok PostTokyo Electric Power Co. has released dramatic images taken by an underwater camera showing major damage at a spent fuel storage pool at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. This un…

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New underwater images show damage at Fukushima – AFP

AFPNew underwater images show damage at FukushimaAFPTOKYO — Tokyo Electric Power Co. has released dramatic images taken by an underwater camera showing major damage at a spent fuel storage pool at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Photos show a 35…

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Namie to seek medical fee exemption for all residents – Mainichi Daily News

Namie to seek medical fee exemption for all residentsMainichi Daily NewsFUKUSHIMA (Kyodo) — The municipal government of Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, located near the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, will request the state exempt its res…

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Pentagon holding contest to build disaster-fighting robots – Austin American-Statesman

Stars and StripesPentagon holding contest to build disaster-fighting robotsAustin American-StatesmanThe idea for the competition came from the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan a year ago, said Gill Pratt, a program manager in DARPA's defense sci…

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The Bay Citizen: Plan to Track Quake Threat Near Diablo Canyon Is Questioned (New York Times)

After last year’s earthquake-induced nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan, PG&E, under public pressure, announced that it was committed to monitoring seismic activity.Source : New York TimesExplore : Asia, Japan, Sciences, World

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Fukushima: Machine fell into MOX spent-fuel pool: Tepco (H5N1)

Thirteen months after the disasters, it’s astonishing how much is still unknown (or just being learned) about what happened at Fukushima Dai-Ichi. Via The Japan Times Online: Machine fell into MOX spent-fuel pool: Tepco. Excerpt: A hydrogen explosion a…

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