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Fukushima nuclear accident is 'wake-up call' for US to improve monitoring of spent fuel pools

Science Daily - ‎May 21, 2016‎
The 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident should serve as a wake-up call to nuclear plant operators and regulators on the critical importance of measuring, maintaining, and restoring cooling in spent fuel pools during severe accidents and terrorist ...
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Fukushima Nuclear Plant Operator Says 600 Tons of Melted Fuel Is Missing

The Epoch Times - ‎May 24, 2016‎
The chief of clean-up at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, which was devastated by a tsunami in 2011, says 600 tons of reactor fuel that melted during the disaster is missing, according to a report by Australia's “Foreign Correspondent.
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Spent fuel fire on U.S. soil could dwarf impact of Fukushima

Science Magazine - ‎May 24, 2016‎
The report details how a spent fuel fire at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant that was crippled by the twin disasters could have released far more radioactivity into the environment.

The True State of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Accident: Internal Exposure Concealed

Center for Research on Globalization - ‎May 17, 2016‎
Since the explosion at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant (NPP), he has drawn on his expertise to conduct field research, and to support those who evacuated to Okinawa.

Review: Root Double -Before Crime * After Days- Xtend Edition

Hardcore Gamer - ‎43 minutes ago‎
Although Root Double -Before Crime * After Days- is a few years old at this point, it did originally launch in Japan after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011. Bearing this historical moment in mind, one might actually initially dismiss this ...

Report: US nuclear plants vulnerable to disasters despite post-Fukushima safety steps

Utility Dive - ‎May 24, 2016‎
The Congressionally-mandated report is one of two following the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident in Japan. The NAS said many of its first recommendations on spent fuel safety have already been implemented.

Cleaning up the two worst nuclear disasters

Nikkei Asian Review - ‎May 20, 2016‎
Six times more radioactive material escaped from Reactor No. 4 than from the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Station operated by Tokyo Electric Power Co. Levels of radioactive cesium, the primary atmospheric toxin, in the area surrounding Reactor No.
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Nuclear America: RT special report on state of US nuclear facilities

RT - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Rapalo also looks at one of the most recent disasters, at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan, which was struck by a tsunami in 2011.
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Boron Maps Could Help Guide Fukushima Decommissioning

Asian Scientist Magazine - ‎May 24, 2016‎
AsianScientist (May 24, 2016) - Japan is now a step closer to decommissioning the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant. Japanese researchers have mapped the distribution of boron compounds in a model control rod, paving the way for determining re ...

Fukushima evacuation order to be lifted in July

Nikkei Asian Review - ‎May 27, 2016‎
TOKYO -- The Japanese government decided Friday to lift an evacuation order put in place after the March 2011 disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The order covering part of the nearby city of Minamisoma will now expire July 12 ...
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Nuclear safety group points to new report

The Augusta Chronicle - ‎16 hours ago‎
The report is the second installment of an investigation the NRC requested the academy to make of the circumstances following a massive 2011 earthquake in Japan that led to explosions at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. This report dealt with the ...
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An American Fukushima May Be Closer Than You Think

Care2.com - ‎May 25, 2016‎
The 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster was horrific to watch unfold. It will take decades - and billions of dollars - to clean up, as more problems seem to emerge by the minute.

Near miss at Fukushima is a warning for US

Science Magazine - ‎May 26, 2016‎
tsunami devastated the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, causing three nuclear reactors to melt down and release radioactive plumes, officials were bracing for even worse.
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G-7 leaders reaffirm commitment to adopting Paris Agreement

The Japan Times - ‎May 26, 2016‎
“We welcome the steady progress on decommissioning and treatment of contaminated water at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, and Japan's efforts to proceed in an open and transparent manner in close communication with the international ...
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Fukushima, an ongoing tragedy Japanese government has brushed aside

Mirage News - ‎May 19, 2016‎
More than 160 teenagers in Fukushima Prefecture were diagnosed with thyroid cancer, including suspect cases, since the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was crippled by the monstrous quake-triggered tsunami in March 2011. And the number almost ...
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Armenia's Metsamor nuclear plant can cause major radiation accident

News.Az - ‎May 20, 2016‎
The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster was an energy accident at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, initiated primarily by the tsunami that was triggered by the earthquake on March 11, 2011.

Spent fuel storage at Millstone, other nuclear plants questioned

theday.com - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Lyman's comments were prompted by the release of the National Academy of Sciences' report, which was commissioned by Congress to determine what lessons could be learned from the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident and applied to improve the ...

The Worlds Most Expensive “Thing” – It's British, a Financial Disaster which Will Affect Us All

Center for Research on Globalization - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Questions persisted for decades about the ability of the Mark 1 to handle the immense pressures that would result if the reactor lost cooling power, and today that design is being put to the ultimate test in Japan. Five of the six reactors at the ...

Towards decommissioning Fukushima: 'Seeing' boron distribution in molten debris

Science Daily - ‎May 17, 2016‎
To this day the precise situation inside the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant is still unclear. "Removing fuel debris from the reactor contaminant vessel is one of the top priorities for decommissioning," says lead author Ryuta Kasada of Kyoto University.
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Putin Pushes Nuclear Power To Southeast Asia

Forbes - ‎May 20, 2016‎
Malaysia's government said it needs to increase public awareness of the risks and benefits of nuclear reactors. That could be a hard sell in the region considering the fact that only three years ago Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster made the ...
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