Monthly Archives: February 2014

Ocean radiation on B.C. coast measured by crowdsourcing

via CBC.ca / February 26, 2014 / People along the British Columbia coast are being asked to step in where governments in Canada and the U.S. have not — to measure radiation from Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in B.C.'s ocean waters. Scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanogra ...

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Japan finally acquiesces to U.S. request to return weapons-grade plutonium

via Enformable.com / February 27, 2014 / After nearly four years of requests from the United States and recent protests from China, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga confirmed on Wednesday that Japan will return its stockpile of highly concentrated plutonium that was purchased during the 196 ...

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Nuclear waste disposal facility locations difficult to locate in Japan

A model of the NUMO nuclear waste storage facility design. (Courtesy of NUMO) via Enformable.com / February 25, 2014 / This week NUMO submitted a proposal to a government-commissioned panel of experts which proposed new methods for choosing locations for burying radioactive nuclear waste. ...

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High levels of cesium found in reservoirs far from Fukushima

via Daily Kos / February 26, 2014 / The Asahi Shimbun reported Tuesday that the mud in 468 reservoirs outside of the Fukushima evacuation zone contain levels of cesium high enough to be designated waste that must be removed. The mud in the Myotoishi reservoir, 55 kilometers west of the stricken F ...

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Dismantling Fukushima: The World’s Toughest Demolition Project

via spectrum.ieeee.org / February 28, 2014 / A radiation-proof superhero could make sense of Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in an afternoon. Our champion would pick through the rubble to reactor 1, slosh through the pooled water inside the building, lift the massive steel dome of ...

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Touring Reactor No. 4 At The Fukushima Nuclear Plant

via NPR.org / February 27, 2014 / TRANSCRIPT: It has been nearly three years since a massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan killed nearly 20,000 people. Another victim: the Fukushima nuclear power plant. There was a meltdown at three reactors there. Cleaning up and shutting down that p ...

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Fukushima clean-up system hit by new problem

via RT.com / February 28, 2014 / The radioactive water clean-up system at the stricken Fukushima plant was hit by another issue as its alarm went off. The warning alerted that one of the two clean-up pumps had stopped functioning. After the alarm, a pump for sending tainted water into equipmen ...

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