Nuclear Watchdog May Raise Radiation Exposure Limit For Emergencies

from Japan Times / July 30, 2014 / The Nuclear Regulation Authority said Wednesday it is considering raising the maximum radiation exposure limit for nuclear workers in emergencies, from the current 100 millisieverts. “We cannot completely deny the possibility” that accidents involving rad ...

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No Fukushima Radiation Found In Tests Off U.S. West Coast

via yahoo.com / July 29, 2014 / Tests of water off the U.S. West Coast have found no signs of radiation from Japan's 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, although low levels of radiation are ultimately expected to reach the U.S. shore, scientists said on Tuesday. Results obtained this week in tests ...

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Japanese Government Offers Fukushima Pref. ¥230b To Host Storage Facilities

via Japan Times / July 30, 2014 / The administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has offered to pay the Fukushima Prefectural Government ¥230 billion over the next 30 years if the prefecture hosts temporary storage facilities for soil tainted by radiation from the March 2011 nuclear disaster, N ...

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TEPCO Defies Laws Of Physics Claiming Water Freezes At 5 Degrees Celsius

via EX-SKF / July 28, 2014 / TEPCO says by dumping ice and dry ice they can lower the temperature of the contaminated water in the trench to about 5 degrees Celsius, then they will be able to form a continuous ice plug. Here I thought that water freezes at zero degree Celsius. As the whole wor ...

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Japanese Residents Get Anti-Radiation Pills Ahead Of Nuclear Restart

via Channel News Asia / July 29, 2014 / Japanese officials are handing out radiation-blocking iodine tablets to people living in the shadow of two nuclear reactors slated to restart this year, underscoring concerns about atomic power after the Fukushima crisis. The move to distribute the pills -- ...

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New Strategy For Fukushima Trench Water

via world-nulear-news.org / July 24, 2014 / New approaches to removing the contaminated water from trenches around units 2 and 3 at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant are being explored after attempts to freeze it failed. The trenches contain highly-contaminated water that has flowed from t ...

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TEPCO’s Groundwater Bypass Showing Limited Effects

via NHK World / July 25, 2014 / Work to pump up groundwater to keep it from flowing into the contaminated Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is apparently having limited effects. Plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, reported the results of the operation so far at a meeting of ex ...

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