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Nuke Watchdog Gives Okay To Fukushima Ice Wall

from Straight.com / May 29, 2014 / Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) has given the go-ahead to the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant to build a so-called ice wall around four reactors to prevent incoming groundwater from becoming severely contaminated. The NRA, ...

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TEPCO public trust remains low as Japan shuffles nuclear watchdog

via Channel News Asia / May 28, 2014 / Japan's government has announced it will replace two of its five members on the Nuclear Regulation Authority which determines if a nuclear plant is ready for a restart. Speculation is rising that the government is removing the seismic expert responsible f ...

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Japan and France to promote fast breeder reactors

via Enformable.com / May 5, 2014 /Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and French President Francois Hollande met during a summit meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Monday and agreed that the two countries will work to promote the research and development of fast breeder reactors. The Mon ...

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Japan’s Nuclear Energy Policy Impasse

By Andrew DeWit / Asia-Pacific Journal / April 7, 2014 / 60% of Japan’s 48 viable nuclear reactors, are not as yet being considered for application to the Nuclear Regulation Agency (NRA) for restart. All of Japan’s 48 viable nuclear reactors are at present offline, and have been since Sept ...

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Nuclear regulators misled the media after Fukushima, emails show

via RT.com / March 10, 2014 / Emails obtained by journalists at NBC News reveal that officials at the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission — the government agency that oversees reactor safety and security — purposely misled the media after the Fukushima, Japan disaster in 2011. On M ...

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Nuclear regulator raps TEPCO over inaccuarte radiation readings

By Mari Saito / reuters.com / February 12, 2014 / Japan's nuclear regulator has criticised the operator of the stricken Fukushima plant for incorrectly measuring radiation levels in contaminated groundwater at the site. Almost three years since the reactor meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiich ...

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Japan lacks decommissioning experts for Fukushima

via Phys.org / December 15, 2013 / Japan is incapable of safely decommissioning the devastated Fukushima nuclear plant alone and must stitch together an international team for the massive undertaking, experts say, but has made only halting progress in that direction. Unlike the U.S. and some ...

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