Robot To Enter No. 2 Reactor In #Fukushima NPP

via asiaone.com / May 5th, 2015 / A new small robot will be used to inspect the condition of melted nuclear fuel at the second reactor of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant as early as this summer, marking the first full-scale probe since the disaster caused by the massive earthquake and ens ...

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Fukushima Report Delayed as TEPCO Gets New Chance to Explain

via bloomberg.com / May 4th, 2015 / The International Atomic Energy Agency delayed a report about meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to give Japanese officials another chance to explain radiation leaking into the Pacific Ocean. The IAEA’s report about mid- to long-term pl ...

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Video: Background Radiation & Cancer in Children

via Goddard's Journal / Spycher et al (2015). Background ionizing radiation and the risk of childhood cancer: a census-based nationwide cohort study, Environ Health Perspect, DOI:10.1289/ehp.1408548. http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/wp-content/u... Supplemental material http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/w ...

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‘Protest Against Nuclear Policy’: Japan’s Radioactive Drone Pilot Turns Himself In

via RT.com /April 24, 2015 / A 40-year-old Japanese man has taken responsibility for launching a drone with radioactive material that landed on the roof of the office of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. He said he took the course of action to protest the government’s nuclear policy The man turned ...

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Drone With ‘Minuscule’ Quantity of Radiation Found on Japan PM’s Office Roof

via reuters.com / April 22, 2015 / A drone marked with a radioactive sign was found on the roof of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's office on Wednesday and media said it tested positive for a "minuscule" amount of radiation. The radiation was so low it was not harmful to humans, media quot ...

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Pumps At Fukushima Plant Halted, Toxic Water Leaking Into Ocean – TEPCO

via RT.com / April 21, 2015 / All the eight water transfer pumps (pictured) at the Fukushima 1 nuclear power station have been shut down due to a power outage, leading to a leak of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean, the plant’s operator said. Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) reported ...

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Two Malfunctioning Robots Are Now Stuck Inside Fukushima Reactor

via Gizmodo.com / April 22, 2015 / The dangerous and unenviable task of cleaning up the Fukushima reactor has hit its latest snag: Two snake-like reconnaissance bots had to be abandoned inside the reactor—after one got stuck and another’s camera was damaged by radiation. The Fukushima cleanu ...

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