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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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TEPCO Reports On Radioactive Substance Leak

via NHK World / July 1, 2014 / The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant estimates that it recovered about 80 percent of a radioactive substance that leaked with contaminated wastewater last year. About 300 tons of wastewater contaminated with radioactive substance ...

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Japanese Government Rumored To Be Revising Decontamination Targets

via EX-SKF / June 8, 2014 / Confusion and misunderstanding ensue, following the reporting on the Ministry of the Environment's plan (yet to be officially announced) to raise the radiation target level after decontamination in Fukushima from the current 0.23 microsievert/hour to 0.4-0.6 microsiev ...

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Fukushima: A View From The Ocean

via Daily Kos / June 6, 2014 / The lecture shown below is a great resource that summarizes the most recent results from a crowd-funded program Our Radioactive Ocean dedicated to monitoring Fukushima sourced radionuclides off the US and Canadian Pacific coasts and measurements made by the internat ...

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