Archive | 17 avril 2012

Fukushima Daiichi’s Achilles Heel: Unit 4′s Spent Fuel (Michele Kearney’s Nuclear Wire)

Fukushima Daiichi’s Achilles Heel: Unit 4′s Spent Fuel? Wall Street Journal (blog) Related articles WSJ: Very dangerous situation at Fukushima Daiichi says Senator – Taking years to remove fuel « carries extraordinary and continuing risk » – No comment…

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Japan almost completely nuke-free (Jack Bog’s Blog)

Hard to believe, but Japan currently has only one nuclear reactor running, and when that one goes down for maintenance in three weeks, the number will be zero. Meanwhile, the dire situation at the triple-meltdown site at Fukushima has been…Source : J…

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Tokyo Sky Tree, une tour conçue pour résister aux séismes

La Tokyo Sky Tree, plus haute tour d’émission TV du monde, est construite pour rester debout même en cas de très violent séisme à ses pieds, a assuré mardi 1…
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Japan to Shut Down Last Operating Nuclear Reactor on May 6th (Inhabitat)

For the first time in a generation, Japan is set to go nuclear-free next month. Nuclear energy has suffered a serious blow to its public image since the March 2011 disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, and Japanese authorities have been cautio…

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Fukushima radionuclides in ocean [Environmental Sciences] (Proceedings of the National Academy)

The Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011, resulted in unprecedented radioactivity releases from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plants to the Northwest Pacific Ocean. Results are presented here from an international study of radionucli…

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Obama haters blame him for everything – Shore News Today

Obama haters blame him for everythingShore News TodayI need to make a couple of corrections and adjustments to last week's column on the Fukushima nuclear reactors in Japan and the threats they are to the Earth. PBS and Frontline produced a well-do…

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Residents drift back but radiation worries persist (Sydney Morning Herald )

KAWAUCHI: A Japanese village located in the shadow of the Fukushima nuclear plant has welcomed back its youngest residents with music, applause and speeches, but not a single reference to radiation, as it took a cautious first step towards post-meltdow…

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Residents drift back but radiation worries persist (The Age)

KAWAUCHI: A Japanese village located in the shadow of the Fukushima nuclear plant has welcomed back its youngest residents with music, applause and speeches, but not a single reference to radiation, as it took a cautious first step towards post-meltdow…

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Ashford graduate teaching near stricken Fukushima power plant in Japan – Kent News

Kent NewsAshford graduate teaching near stricken Fukushima power plant in JapanKent NewsDespite a major clear-up following the 8.9-magnitude tremor, which triggered a destructive 14 metre tsunami and subsequent explosions at the Fukushima nuclear power…

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After the fallout, village welcomes its children (The Age)

In the shadow of the Fukushima nuclear power plant, life resumes.Source : The AgeExplore : Asia, Energy, Japan, Nuclear Energy, World

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After the fallout, village welcomes its children (Sydney Morning Herald )

In the shadow of the Fukushima nuclear power plant, life resumes.Source : Sydney Morning Herald Explore : Asia, Energy, Japan, Nuclear Energy, World

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After the fallout, village welcomes its children – Sydney Morning Herald

The GuardianAfter the fallout, village welcomes its childrenSydney Morning HeraldPupils have been welcomed back to their school in the village of Kawauchi, near the Fukushima nuclear plant. Photo: AFP In the shadow of the Fukushima nuclear power plant,…

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Japan’s disaster brings local nuclear issues to forefront – The News Journal

Japan's disaster brings local nuclear issues to forefrontThe News JournalThe meaning of "prepared" has been changing at a fast clip as state and federal regulators and the nuclear industry catch up with lessons learned during the disaster…

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The Rise and Fall of Japanese Industrial Power (American Power)

… business leaders now fear that this trend has accelerated since last year’s nuclear accident in Fukushima, which has raised the prospect of higher energy prices and even power failures. “We already had a sense of crisis about the loss of manufa…

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Senator Wyden Warns on Fukushima Spent Fuel Rods (EconomicPolicyJournal.com)

After an onsite tour of what remains of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facilities decimated by last year’s earthquake and subsequent tsunami, Senator Ron Wyden, a senior member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, issued a sta…

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After Tour of Fukushima Nuclear Power Station, Wyden Says Situation Worse than … – PoliticalNews.me (press release)

After Tour of Fukushima Nuclear Power Station, Wyden Says Situation Worse than …PoliticalNews.me (press release)Washington, DC – After an onsite tour of what remains of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facilities decimated by last year's earthquak…

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Fukushima’s Nuclear Nightmare Is Far From Over (or the Disturbingly Deadly Act … – Huffington Post

Deutsche WelleFukushima's Nuclear Nightmare Is Far From Over (or the Disturbingly Deadly Act …Huffington PostThe visit to Japan some twenty days after the catastrophic earthquake, horrific tsunami and resulting nuclear accidents at the Fukushima …

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Argh! Debunking some nuclear nonsense (Idaho Samizdat: Nuke Notes)

Once again it is time to spit on your hands, rub them together, and raise the black flag of contention to respond to deliberate attempts at creating fear, uncertainty, and doubt Critics of nuclear energy can and do raise useful issues that need attenti…

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Fukushima miscarriage rate stable – The Japan Times

Fukushima miscarriage rate stableThe Japan TimesBy MINORU MATSUTANI Counter to rumor, Fukushima Prefecture has not seen rising rates of miscarriages or abortions due to radiation exposure — or fear of it — since the Great East Japan Earthquake on M…

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Fukushima Daiichi’s Achilles Heel: Unit 4′s Spent Fuel? – Wall Street Journal (blog)

FortuneFukushima Daiichi's Achilles Heel: Unit 4′s Spent Fuel?Wall Street Journal (blog)By Phred Dvorak Just how dangerous is the situation at Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant? Very, according to US Senator Ron Wyden, a senior…

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Frontrunning: April 17 (zero hedge)

This is just hilarious on so many levels : Japan Will Provide $60 Billion to Expand IMF’s Resources ( Bloomberg ) – just don’t look at Fukushima, don’t look at the zero nuclear plants working, don’t look at the recent trade deficit, and certainly don…

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Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Update for April 13th – April 16th, 2012 (Eco Friendly Mag)

Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Update for April 13th – April 16th, 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 enhanced by Be…

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Japan to be without nuclear power after May 5 – Chicago Tribune

BloombergJapan to be without nuclear power after May 5Chicago TribuneTOKYO (Reuters) – Japan will within weeks have no nuclear power for the first time in more than 40 years, after the trade minister said two reactors idled after the Fukushima disaster…

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Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Update for April 13th – April 16th, 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. Efforts to Restart Oi Reactors Yukio Edano, head of the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (M…

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Japan to be without nuclear power after May 5 – Reuters

Moneycontrol.comJapan to be without nuclear power after May 5ReutersBy Yoko Kubota | TOKYO, April 17 (Reuters) – Japan will within weeks have no nuclear power for the first time in more than 40 years, after the trade minister said two reactors idled af…

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Report on Canadian regulator’s response to Fukushima – Nuclear Engineering

Report on Canadian regulator's response to FukushimaNuclear EngineeringIn general, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission acted in an appropriate manner in its response to the Fukushima crisis, a new report from an external advisory committee concl…

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Vending Machines Seek Image Upgrade (The Wall Street Journal)

Energy shortages in the wake of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident called Japan’s electricity-guzzling vending machines into question. Since then, the industry says it has reformed.Source : The Wall Street JournalExplore : Asia, Business, Japan, W…

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Japan to be without nuclear power after May 5 – Reuters

BloombergJapan to be without nuclear power after May 5ReutersBy Yoko Kubota | TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan will within weeks have no nuclear power for the first time in more than 40 years, after the trade minister said two reactors idled after the Fukushima…

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Japan to be without nuclear power after May 5 (Reuters)

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan will within weeks have no nuclear power for the first time in more than 40 years, after the trade minister said two reactors idled after the Fukushima disaster would not be back online before the last one currently operating is …

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Japan’s Population Declines by Record in Challenge for Growth – BusinessWeek

Straits TimesJapan's Population Declines by Record in Challenge for GrowthBusinessWeekFukushima prefecture, which was devastated by last year's record earthquake and nuclear disaster, registered the biggest decline, of 1.93 percent. Japan faces…

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Japan’s Population Declined by Largest-Ever 0.2% Last Year – Bloomberg

Straits TimesJapan's Population Declined by Largest-Ever 0.2% Last YearBloombergFukushima prefecture, which was devastated by last year's record earthquake and nuclear disaster, registered the biggest decline, of 1.93 percent. Japan faces a shr…

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Fukushima disaster brings local issues to forefront – The News Journal

Fukushima disaster brings local issues to forefrontThe News JournalThe meaning of "prepared" has been changing at a fast clip as state and federal regulators and the nuclear industry catch up with lessons learned during the disaster at Japan&…

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Fujitsu, Aizuwakamatsu City and Tohoku Electric Power Begin Planning Smart … – MarketWatch (press release)

Fujitsu, Aizuwakamatsu City and Tohoku Electric Power Begin Planning Smart …MarketWatch (press release)The three organizations are pursuing the project in accordance with the "Plan for Revitalization in Fukushima Prefecture (First Edition)"…

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Environmental coalition says ruling temporary setback – Florida Times-Union

GPBEnvironmental coalition says ruling temporary setbackFlorida Times-UnionCoalition members say the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that crippled four commercial reactors in Fukushima, Japan, shows that Vogtle is more dangerous to people and the env…

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Environmental coalition says ruling temporary setback – Florida Times-Union

WXIA-TVEnvironmental coalition says ruling temporary setbackFlorida Times-UnionCoalition members say the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that crippled four commercial reactors in Fukushima, Japan, shows that Vogtle is more dangerous to people and the…

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First image obtained inside fuel pool of Fukushima I unit 3 – The Denki Shimbun (Electric Daily News)

World Nuclear NewsFirst image obtained inside fuel pool of Fukushima I unit 3The Denki Shimbun (Electric Daily News)TOKYO –Underwater imagery inside the spent fuel pool of unit 3 of the Fukushima I nuclear power station was shot for the first time si…

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Gatsby goes to Fukushima (Jack Bog’s Blog)

And he’s come back writing letters telling the Japanese and Hillary that golly, it’s really messed up over there. No kidding, dude. At least he’s started paying attention….Source : Jack Bog’s BlogExplore : Asia, Japan, World

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EPRI Report Examines Factors Leading to Fukushima Accident from Nuclear Energy Institute (Michele Kearney’s Nuclear Wire)

EPRI Report Examines Factors Leading to Fukushima Accident from Nuclear Energy Institute by vbarqSource : Michele Kearney’s Nuclear WireExplore : Asia, Energy, Japan, Nuclear Energy, World

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Germany Faces Another Fight With The Rest of Europe Over Nuclear Power (Michele Kearney’s Nuclear Wire)

Germany Faces Another Fight With The Rest Of Europe Over Nuclear Power Business Insider The meltdowns at Fukushima Number 1 that have caused so much havoc have also paralyzed Japan’s nuclear power industry. The last of its 54 reactors will be taken off…

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Future of Japan’s nuclear energy uncertain (Michele Kearney’s Nuclear Wire)

Future of Japan’s nuclear energy uncertain UPI.com None of Japan’s 54 nuclear reactors will be in operation as of May 6, as the country’s last reactor operating is to go offline, Japan’s trade minister said. The crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear powe…

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Fukushima damage leaves spent fuel at risk-US lawmaker – Reuters

BloombergFukushima damage leaves spent fuel at risk-US lawmakerReutersWyden, a senior Democratic senator on the Senate Energy committee, toured the ruined Fukushima plant on April 6, and said the damage was far worse than he expected. "Seeing the …

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