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Fukushima Unit-1 Muon Scan Results: No Fuel In Reactor Vessel

via Daily Kos / March 19, 2015 / "Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, destroyed 4 years ago in explosions and meltdowns triggered by an earthquake and tsunami, won't be truly safe until engineers can remove the reactors' nuclear fuel. But first, they have to find it." So begins an ...

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Robots To Work At Fukushima Disaster Scene

Dr Matt Mellor, managing director of Createc via ubergizmo.com / January 18, 2014 / Robots are wonderful workers for a few reasons – they do not get tired, they do not complain and neither will they congregate around a water cooler to gossip about their superior and his or her flaws. Not on ...

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Fukushima Radioactivity Monitoring in the North Pacific Ocean

via pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca / A paper published in December 2014 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) details the arrival and concentration of radioactive isotopes from the Fukushima nuclear reactor in the North Pacific Ocean. This paper, by Fisheries and Oceans scientist Dr. J ...

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Video: Looking Inside Fukushima Daiichi with Muon Tomography

via NHK World / August 20, 2014 / Workers have begun the difficult task of decommissioning the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. One of the biggest hurdles they're facing is how to remove melted fuel from the crippled reactors. First they need to know the condition of the fuel. Experts be ...

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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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Japan’s Nuclear Regulator To Review Exposure Limit

via NHK World / July 10, 2014 / Japan's nuclear regulator says it will consider revisions to a law for protecting nuclear plant workers' health in emergencies. The Nuclear Regulation Authority expressed the intent for the first time in response to a call from a Tokyo-based organization that ad ...

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