Archive | 8 mai 2012

Mass. pols object as nuke plant relicensing nears – Wausau Daily Herald

Wicked LocalMass. pols object as nuke plant relicensing nearsWausau Daily HeraldLast month, Attorney General Martha Coakley appealed the NRC's decision to hold hearings on the relicensing, citing what she said were unaddressed safety concerns raise…

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Mass. pols object as nuke plant relicensing nears – Boston.com

Boston.comMass. pols object as nuke plant relicensing nearsBoston.comLast month, Attorney General Martha Coakley appealed the NRC's decision to hold hearings on the relicensing, citing what she said were unaddressed safety concerns raised by the Fu…

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Fukushima Daiichi Site: Cesium-137 is 85 times greater than at Chernobyl Accident (Michele Kearney’s Nuclear Wire)

Fukushima Daiichi Site: Cesium-137 is 85 times greater than at Chernobyl Accident http://akiomatsumura.com/2012/ 04/682.htmlSource : Michele Kearney’s Nuclear WireExplore : Asia, Japan, World

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Japan Is Now Running on 0% Nuclear Power. That Means Using More Fossil Fuels. | 80beats (DiscoverMagazine)

The Fukushima Daiichi power plant in 1975, seen from above. As of this weekend, when Tomari Nuclear Power Plant was shutdown for maintenance, every last one of Japan’s 54 nuclear plants have Japan has been taken offline . Although the shutdowns are s…

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Evacuees from Fukushima survive deadly tornado – The Daily Yomiuri

euronewsEvacuees from Fukushima survive deadly tornadoThe Daily YomiuriTSUKUBA, Ibaraki–The tornado that killed a schoolboy and injured more than 60 people on Sunday, also affected 20 evacuees from the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant…

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How US Utilities Can Avoid A Risky $2 Trillion Bet – Forbes

How US Utilities Can Avoid A Risky $2 Trillion BetForbesNuclear power, for example, ranks roughly in the middle of the pack on cost (or at least it did before last year's disaster in Fukushima, Japan). But it is far and away the most exposed to ris…

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Uranium Stocks Set to Double? – Investment U

Uranium Stocks Set to Double?Investment UUnderstandably, the Fukushima incident left a bad taste in everyone's mouth. Countries such as Germany and Japan claim they're done with nuclear power altogether. But surprisingly there's been a buzz…

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Uranium Stocks Set to Double? (Investment U)

Not many markets have been written off by investors more than uranium since last March. Understandably, the Fukushima incident left a bad taste… Uranium Stocks Set to Double?Source : Investment UExplore : Asia, Japan, World

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Fukushima fuel pool is urgent national security issue for America, top threat facing (Digital Anarchy)

..( Senator) Wyden said that the spent fuel is a national security threat to the U.S.: â??The radiation caused by the failure of the spent…Source : Digital AnarchyExplore : Asia, Japan, Technology Blogs, World

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Global Nuclear Retreat? Armenia, Others Aim to Keep Plants Alive – National Geographic

The GuardianGlobal Nuclear Retreat? Armenia, Others Aim to Keep Plants AliveNational GeographicWhile Japan is now trying to run its economy without nuclear energy for the first time since 1970, the post-Fukushima world's continued dependence on ato…

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In Japan, Evacuation-Aid Pleas Dismissed – Voice of America

In Japan, Evacuation-Aid Pleas DismissedVoice of AmericaMay 08, 2012 In Japan, Evacuation-Aid Pleas Dismissed Steve Herman | Seoul In Japan this past year, there has been a passionate argument about the effects of the Fukushima nuclear disaster that ha…

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As Japan shuts down nuclear power, emissions rise – Mid Columbia Tri City Herald

The GuardianAs Japan shuts down nuclear power, emissions riseMid Columbia Tri City HeraldBy Malcom Foster, — AP This handout aerial photo dated March 20, 2011, taken by small unmanned drone shows damaged Unit 4, left, and Unit 3 of the crippled Fukus…

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Hundreds of ‘Middle Finger’ Candles Lit in Silent Protest About Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown (Inhabitat)

‘The Silent Protest’ has evolved from a lucky escape to a thoughtful expression of rage and fear. After almost losing a finger in a workshop accident, artist Nao Matsumoto meditated on the importance of the middle finger as a gesture of expressing …

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Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Update for May 4th – May 7th, 2012 (The Greenpeace weblog)

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 Japan’s last remaining nuclear reactor shut down on Saturday, leaving the country entirely nuclea…

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Demain le futur Vs Chevelure j’aime danser

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New Tepco head vows to be open to public opinion – Reuters

China DailyNew Tepco head vows to be open to public opinionReuters(Adds Tepco confirmation of new president, Hirose comments) May 8 (Reuters) – The president-designate of Tokyo Electric Power Co, the owner of the Fukushima nuclear plant, said he would …

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New Tepco head vows to be open to public opinion – Reuters

China DailyNew Tepco head vows to be open to public opinionReutersT), the owner of the Fukushima nuclear plant, said he would be sensitive to public sentiment when rebuilding the once-powerful utility that is set to be nationalized. Tepco, set to be ta…

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New Tepco head vows to be open to public opinion (Reuters)

(Reuters) – The president-designate of Tokyo Electric Power Co , the owner of the Fukushima nuclear plant, said he would be sensitive to public sentiment when rebuilding the once-powerful utility that is set to be nationalized.Source : ReutersExplore :…

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Gov. Patrick seeks Pilgrim nuke plant review (The Boston Business Journal)

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has joined a chorus of local, state and federal politicians calling for a harder look at safety issues at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth before the facility’s license to operate is extended for an additional …

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Demain le futur : Fukushima

Demain le futur : Fukushima

L'Oreille Qui Gratte # 585 Le 05 Mai 2012
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Rebecca Solnit: In Fukushima (London Review of Books)

When I met him, Otsuchi city administrator Kozo Hirani, a substantial, balding man in a brown pinstripe suit, was on the upper floor of a warren of small-scale temporary buildings that now house the town’s administration. To reach him I had flown to …

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Japan’s tsunami-hit Fukushima famous for ramen – Channel News Asia

Japan's tsunami-hit Fukushima famous for ramenChannel News AsiaBy Michiyo Ishida | Posted: 08 May 2012 1803 hrs Kitakata Fukushima Prefecture, Japan: Apart from being known for having bore the brunt of last year's earthquake and tsunami, there …

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Just amazing about Fukushima (Tim Worstall)

The Japan Times reported on 29 March that radiation inside the vessel has reached 73 sieverts per hour – high enough to administer a lethal dose to a human in a matter of minutes, even to disable the robotic devices which are sent regularly into the …

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Utility in charge of Fukushima nuclear plant appoints new management – Washington Post

The GuardianUtility in charge of Fukushima nuclear plant appoints new managementWashington PostLast year's tsunami destroyed backup generators at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, setting off the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. TEPCO fa…

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Fukushima reactor No. 4 vulnerable to catastrophic collapse; could unleash 85 times Cesium-137 radiation of Chernobyl; human civilization on the brink (Pakalert Press)

The news you are about to read puts everything else in the category of « insignificant » by comparison. Concerned about the 2012 U.S. presidential election? Worried about GMOs? Fluoride? Vaccines? Secret prisons? None of that even matters if we don’t sol…

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Demain le futur : Fukushima

Demain le futur : Fukushima

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Hawaii at great risk if another quake hits Fukushima (Disappeared News)

by Larry Geller Could Tokyo be evacuated if there were another earthquake affecting the Fukushima nuclear plants? What can be said about the probability of another earthquake, and what would the consequences be for Japan, for Hawaii, and for the rest o…

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☢ Fukushima radiation plumes mapped and color coded ☢ Fukushima red hot. (Digital Anarchy)

☢ Fukushima radiation plumes mapped and color coded ☢ Fukushima red hot. Tokyo watershed high. Okutama cesium level seen spiking | The Japan…Source : Digital AnarchyExplore : Asia, Japan, Technology Blogs, World

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Tepco Announces New President – Wall Street Journal

Mainichi Daily NewsTepco Announces New PresidentWall Street JournalTepco is expected to release later this a week a new restructuring plan aimed at turning around its battered finances after the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in northe…

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Tepco Business Plan Includes 10% Household Power Rate Rise – Bloomberg

Mainichi Daily NewsTepco Business Plan Includes 10% Household Power Rate RiseBloombergTepco's business plan, submitted on April 27, seeks a 1 trillion yen ($12.5 billion) bailout following last year's earthquake and tsunami that wrecked its Fuk…

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Fukushima Spa Hopes for Recovery with Geothermal Heat – Power Engineering Magazine

Fukushima Spa Hopes for Recovery with Geothermal HeatPower Engineering MagazineA group of baby boomer residents of the Tsuchiyuonsen area of Fukushima aims to restore the local spa resort's popularity, which was badly hit by the nuclear crisis, by …

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Washington fish tested for tsunami-related radiation – KING5.com

Washington fish tested for tsunami-related radiationKING5.comDo salmon and steelhead returning to Washington rivers come with a dose of radiation from Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant? Washington State Department of Health officials d…

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Uranium Begins To Move – Ninemsn

Uranium Begins To MoveNinemsnTo put this event into context, before the Fukushima disaster Japan boasted 54 operating commercial reactors providing around one third of the country's electricity needs. The shut-down marks the first time Japan will b…

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Operators of U.S. Nuclear Energy Facilities Use FLEX Strategy to Respond to Fukushima by vbarq (Michele Kearney’s Nuclear Wire)

Operators of U.S. Nuclear Energy Facilities Use FLEX Strategy to Respond to Fukushima by vbarqSource : Michele Kearney’s Nuclear WireExplore : Asia, Energy, Japan, Nuclear Energy, World

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US and Japan to Strengthen Civil Nuclear Cooperation (Michele Kearney’s Nuclear Wire)

US and Japan to Strengthen Civil Nuclear Cooperation by vbarq The following story originally appeared in NEI’s Nuclear Energy Overview. The United States and Japan are forming a bilateral commission to foster “comprehensive strategic dialogue and j…

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Fukushima Doomsday Predictions From “Nuclear Expert” Robert Alvarez (Michele Kearney’s Nuclear Wire)

Fukushima Doomsday Predictions From “Nuclear Expert” Robert Alvarez by James Every since the Fukushima Daiichi accident, certain people have stood out as spreaders of fear. One of them is Robert Alvarez , a former official at the U.S. Department of…

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Nuclear Energy Goes Dark in Japan by Mark Flanagan (Michele Kearney’s Nuclear Wire)

Nuclear Energy Goes Dark in Japan by Mark Flanagan For now, anyway, Japan is doing without nuclear energy: Over the weekend, Japan’s last remaining nuclear reactor shut down for regular maintenance. In the wake of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster…

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Senator: Fukushima Fuel Pool Is a National Security Issue for AMERICA (Michele Kearney’s Nuclear Wire)

Senator: Fukushima Fuel Pool Is a National Security Issue for AMERICA by WashingtonsBlog Fukushima Fuel Pools Are an American National Security Issue After visiting Fukushima, Senator Ron Wyden warned that the situation was worse than reported … and …

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OMG, We’re All Gonna Die! (Daily Pundit)

Senator: Fukushima Fuel Pool Is a National Security Issue for AMERICA | ZeroHedge Anti-nuclear physician Dr. Helen Caldicott says that if fuel pool 4 collapses, she will evacuate her family from Boston and move them to the Southern Hemisphere. This ……

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Overheated rods & rhetoric (Michele Kearney’s Nuclear Wire)

Overheated rods & rhetoric by Steve Skutnik A little knowledge is sometimes a dangerous thing – particularly when fundamentally incomplete technical knowledge is used to make sweeping engineering recommendations. The latest example of this is the conce…

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The Fukushima nuclear plant’s slow recovery offers lessons to the US (Michele Kearney’s Nuclear Wire)

The Fukushima nuclear plant’s slow recovery offers lessons to the US The Guardian A report released in February by the Independent Investigation Commission on the nuclear accident called this pool « the weakest link » at Fukushima. Robert Alvarez, former…

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The media’s role in nuclear’s future (Michele Kearney’s Nuclear Wire)

The media’s role in nuclear’s future Analysis of media coverage of Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima Daiichi shows a mixed record for fair and complete reporting, writes Kathrina Maramba. Access to information was sometimes limited, and termin…

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Clean-up starts after Japan tornado (The Independent)

… through Ibaraki, Gunmi and Tochigi prefectures. The tornado struck a complex where 20 people from Fukushima had been evacuated after last year’s crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant caused by the earthquake and tsunami of March 2011….

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Uranium Energy: An Under The Radar Uranium Play With Tremendous Upside – Seeking Alpha

Globe and MailUranium Energy: An Under The Radar Uranium Play With Tremendous UpsideSeeking AlphaUranium stocks dropped significantly last year after the Fukushima nuclear power accident. As fears of the danger of nuclear power plants spread from the p…

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Uranium Energy: An Under The Radar Uranium Play With Tremendous Upside (SeekingAlpha.com)

By Alex Shadunsky : Uranium stocks dropped significantly last year after the Fukushima nuclear power accident. As fears of the danger of nuclear power plants spread from the public to the investment community, uranium stocks sold off. Even now, about 1…

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Uranium One profit falls on lower uranium price – Reuters

Globe and MailUranium One profit falls on lower uranium priceReutersThe spot price for uranium fell in March of last year after the Fukushima nuclear disaster led to reactor shutdowns in Japan and Germany. Despite the near term uncertainty, longer term…

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Uranium One profit falls on lower uranium price – Reuters

Uranium One profit falls on lower uranium priceReutersThe spot price for uranium fell in March of last year after the Fukushima nuclear disaster led to reactor shutdowns in Japan and Germany. Despite the near term uncertainty, longer term demand remain…

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