Archive | 3 mai 2012

Japan’s renewable energy options: costs and potential (Michele Kearney’s Nuclear Wire)

… Japan will close its last nuclear power plant on Saturday, at least temporarily. Before the Fukushima disaster in 2011, there were 54 reactors providing one-third of the country’s electricity. The unprecedented speed and extent of Japan’s current ….

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Anxious Japan prepares for life without nuclear power (Cempaka Eco Green)

Japan has 54 nuclear reactors, but as of Saturday, not one of them will be in operation – how will the country cope? guardian.co.uk , Justin McCurry in Tokyo, Thursday 3 May 2012 Anti-nuclear protesters gather outside Shinjuku station, Tokyo. Photogr…

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After Fukushima, will a new feed in tarriff solve Japan’s energy issues? (Alternative Energy News)

Filed under: Energy NewsSource : Alternative Energy NewsExplore : Asia, Energy, Japan, World

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On Spontaneous Abortions (Slog)

In a post that challenges the facts in a recent WaPo piece about Fukushima,  » Phasing out nuclear « : To the existing human suffering in Japan will be added, over time, countless people who will sicken and die prematurely as a result of their exposure t…

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New Worries at Fukushima – Birmingham Weekly

BBC NewsNew Worries at FukushimaBirmingham WeeklyIn December, Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda declared that “a cold shutdown” had been achieved and that the crisis at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant was now over. “The reactor…

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Anxious Japan prepares for life without nuclear power (The Observer)

Japan has 54 nuclear reactors, but as of Saturday, not one of them will be in operation – how will the country cope? This weekend Japan will begin a bold experiment in energy use that no one had thought possible – until the Fukushima Daiichi power …

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Power politics in Japan: A silent majority speaks (The Economist)

FOR decades few countries were more evangelical about the charms of nuclear power than Japan, and until the earthquake and tsunami in March last year nuclear plants generated almost 30% of its electricity. Yet by May 5th at the latest, the last of Japa…

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Fallout, quand et comment se protéger des retombées nucléaires (1959)

Fallout, quand et comment se protéger des retombées nucléaires (1959)

Film d'animation datant de 1959 sur les retombées nucléaires (fallout). Qui aurait pû croire que 20 ans après la fin de la guer…

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Q+A – Germany’s messy master plan for energy – Reuters

Investment UQ+A – Germany's messy master plan for energyReutersThe plans are stalling because of a plethora of differing interests, which undermine the coalition government's bid – in response to shifting voter preferences – to move to "gr…

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Q+A – Germany’s messy master plan for energy – Reuters

Q+A – Germany's messy master plan for energyReutersThe plans are stalling because of a plethora of differing interests, which undermine the coalition government's bid – in response to shifting voter preferences – to move to "green" en…

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"Nuclear Renaissance" Back on Track – MarketWatch (press release)

"Nuclear Renaissance" Back on TrackMarketWatch (press release)NEW YORK, NY, May 03, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Last year the Fukushima disaster in Japan started a downward spiral for companies in the Uranium Industry. Approximately one y…

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One Google+ Hangout, one top environment commentator and seven Guardian readers (Environment blog | guardian.co.uk)

… made clear he stood by his backing for nuclear power, which he declared so strongly after the Fukushima disaster : Yes, I do [still back nuclear power]. I feel that when we are faced with what could be an existential issue in the form of climate ch…

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Fukushima – Un an après, le Japon bouleversé… (webdocumentaire)

Fukushima – Un an après, le Japon bouleversé… (webdocumentaire)

À découvrir sur fukushima.france24.com. Alors que le 11 mars 2012 marque le premier anniversaire du séisme qui a ravagé l'est du pays, FR…

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Crisis-hit Japan mulls shift to renewable energy (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

… seemed a steady mainstay of Japan’s power supply until the March 11, 2011, tsunami crippled the Fukushima Dai-Ichi plant in the worst atomic accident since the 1986 Chernobyl explosion. Giant solar arrays and wind farms can’t be built overnight and…

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The Risks Of Low-Level Radiation Highlighted By Experts (Medical News Today)

Each time a release of radioactivity occurs, questions arise and debates unfold on the health risks at low doses – and still, just over a year after the disaster at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Station, unanswered questions and unsettled debates remain….

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When the Israelis helped out in Fukushima….. (ProjectDisaster)

Global responsibility in mass casualty events: The Israeli experience in Japan Am J Disast Med Ofer Merin, MD; Nehemia Blumberg, MD; David Raveh, MD; Ariel Bar, MD; Masafumi Nishizawa, MD; Ophir Cohen-Marom, MD Winter 2012; pages 61-64 “…. Followin…

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SA reactors will not face same threats as Fukushima Daiichi – Business Day

Bangor Daily NewsSA reactors will not face same threats as Fukushima DaiichiBusiness DaySA DOES not face the same threats to nuclear technology as Japan, says former South African Nuclear Energy Corporation head Rob Adam, referring to the Fukushima Dai…

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Japan Assesses Aging Nuclear Plants Amid Restart Effort (Michele Kearney’s Nuclear Wire)

Japan Assesses Aging Nuclear Plants Amid Restart Effort Wall Street Journal In Fukui prefecture, where Oi is located, eight of 13 nuclear reactors started commercial operations in the 1970s, including Japan’s oldest reactor, the 42-year-old unit No. 1 …

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Man stays to help animals left to die in Japan nuclear zone (Michele Kearney’s Nuclear Wire)

Man stays to help animals left to die in Japan nuclear zone KING5.com (blog) CNN reported in January that Naoto Matsumura, a life-long resident and fifth generation farmer, has refused to heed the mandatory evacuation since the nuclear meltdown . The g…

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Report: Low Doses of Radiation Can Cause More Damage than High Doses (zero hedge)

Can Low Doses of Radiation Can Cause More Damage than High Doses? The New York Times’ Matthew Wald reports today: The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists[’] May-June issue carries seven articles and an editorial on the subject of low-dose radiation, …

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Japan Assesses Aging Nuclear Plants Amid Restart Effort – Wall Street Journal

Kansas City StarJapan Assesses Aging Nuclear Plants Amid Restart EffortWall Street JournalThe Japanese government, which has held a series of hearings on the matter this year with an expert panel, concluded age wasn't a factor in the meltdown of th…

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Age of Japan Nuclear Plants Is Issue in Restart Effort (The Wall Street Journal)

Japan is grappling with the question of whether older nuclear reactors are more prone to spinning out of control when a disaster hits, as the nation pushes to restart units for the first time since last year’s accident in Fukushima.Source : The Wall St…

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Havoc and Opportunity in Natural Gas (zero hedge)

… functional nuclear reactors off line for scheduled maintenance (four reactors were destroyed at Fukushima Number One). But due to local opposition, none of the reactors have been brought back up yet. Faced with Third-World-like power shortages, the…

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