Monthly Archives: December 2011

Study: Radioactive pollution in Athens, Greece due to the Fukushima nuclear accident

Kritidis P, Florou H, Eleftheriadis K, Evangeliou N, Gini M, Sotiropoulou M, Diapouli E, Vratolis S. Source NCSR "Demokritos", Institute of Nuclear Technology-Radiation Protection, Environmental Radioactivity Laboratory, 15310 Agia Paraskevi, Athens, Greece. Abstract As a result of th ...

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Independent Investigation Into Fukushima Disaster Lays Blame, Opens Door for Deeper Probe

‘Criminal event’ at Fukushima calls for deeper investigation / RT / December 27, 2011 / An inquiry into the Fukushima disaster has revealed the plant operators failed to respond properly to the situation. Christopher Busby, an expert with the European Committee on Radiation Risks thinks ...

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Fukushima Update – Day 292

Tepco is told to weigh temporary state control / Japan Times / December 28, 2011 / Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Yukio Edano told Tokyo Electric Power Co. President Toshio Nishizawa on Tuesday to consider putting the utility under temporary government control as one option to bolster ...

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14,000 U.S. Deaths Tied to Fukushima Reactor Disaster Fallout

via ex-SKF / December 20, 2011 / And that's during the 14 weeks right after the Fukushima I Nuke Plant accident that is "over" now. From a PR Newswire press release that appeared on MarketWatch/Wall Street Journal (12/19/2011): WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Impact Se ...

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Fukushima Update – Day 284

Hosono Says Fukushima Plant Is in ‘Equivalent of Cold Shutdown' / BusinessWeek / December 19, 2011 / Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s crippled reactors in Fukushima are in a state “equivalent to cold shutdown” even though the definition would be different in the case of an undamaged plant, Gos ...

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Japan PM says Fukushima nuclear site finally stabilised

via BBC News / December 16, 2011 / The crippled nuclear reactors at Japan's Fukushima power plant have finally been stabilised, Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda has announced. An earthquake and tsunami in March knocked out vital cooling systems, triggering radiation leaks and forcing the evacuatio ...

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Fukushima Update – Day 280

Independent: Giant concrete ‘diaper’ to be built under Fukushima plant in effort to stop radioactive substances leaking into ground -Nuclear experts / via ENEnews.com / December 16, 2011 / Battle to control Fukushima has just ‘stored up’ dangers – Asia – World – The Independent ...

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