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Nuclear Power Is In Crisis As Cost Overruns Cripple Industry Giants

Nuclear Power Is In Crisis As Cost Overruns Cripple Industry Giants | Fukushima | Scoop.it
Failed reactor projects have brought giant energy companies to their knees and even pro-nuclear lobbyists now acknowledge that the industry is in crisis, writes Jim Green from Friends of the Earth. Four global nuclear industry giants ‒ French utilities Électricité de France (EDF) and Areva, US-based Westinghouse and Japanese conglomerate Toshiba ‒ face crippling debtsMore
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Wild boars roam Czech forests - and some of them are radioactive

Wild boars roam Czech forests - and some of them are radioactive | Fukushima | Scoop.it
The Czech Republic has an unusual problem this winter with its wild boar meat, a local delicacy. The boars are radioactive.
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“Emergency measures” taken at Fukushima plant after “unexpected dents” found on reactor building floor — Situation “much worse than expected” — Experts: It’s like a “burning house”… “I was shocked”...

“Emergency measures” taken at Fukushima plant after “unexpected dents” found on reactor building floor — Situation “much worse than expected” — Experts: It’s like a “burning house”… “I was shocked”... | Fukushima | Scoop.it
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15,550 Bq / kg radioactive cesium school rooftop sludge in Chiba prefecture

15,550 Bq / kg radioactive cesium school rooftop sludge in Chiba prefecture | Fukushima | Scoop.it
Noda city (Noda-shi on the map) is located in Chiba prefecture, at the northern doorstep of Tokyo. Noda City announced on January 24 that more than 15,550 Becquerel of radioactive cesium exceeded the criteria of designated waste (more than 8,000 bq per 1 kilogram) from the rooftop sludge of Municipal Nittsuka Elementary School. It is…
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SIX YEARS AFTER: 60 percent say Fukushima evacuees bullied

SIX YEARS AFTER: 60 percent say Fukushima evacuees bullied | Fukushima | Scoop.it
More than 60 percent of current or former evacuees from the Fukushima nuclear crisis said they were
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Japan 'pushing Fukushima disaster survivors to move back to radioactive homes'

Japan 'pushing Fukushima disaster survivors to move back to radioactive homes' | Fukushima | Scoop.it
Around 6,000 people face returning to homes with radiation levels similar to Chernobyl - the equivalent of having a chest X-ray every week, say Greenpeace
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Allan Whitworth's curator insight, Today, 2:30 AM
"out of date" crises can still be serious, especially if politicians think we have forgotten
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Stop Cuomo’s costly nuclear plant bailout

Stop Cuomo’s costly nuclear plant bailout | Fukushima | Scoop.it
New Yorkers shouldn’t have to pay for energy they will never use. Which is why Gov. Cuomo should be consistent and close
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Agency to probe reasons behind underpricing of Fukushima items

Agency to probe reasons behind underpricing of Fukushima items | Fukushima | Scoop.it
Prices of agricultural products and foodstuffs from Fukushima Prefecture declined after the nuclear
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Fukushima Thyroid Examination February 2017: 184 Thyroid Cancer Suspected/Confirmed (1 Additional Case)

Fukushima Thyroid Examination February 2017: 184 Thyroid Cancer Suspected/Confirmed (1 Additional Case) | Fukushima | Scoop.it
Effects of radiation from Fukushima nuclear accident; thyroid ultrasound examination; radiation health effects; radioactive contamination
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In Photos: Inside the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant

In Photos: Inside the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant | Fukushima | Scoop.it
A work platform directly beneath the pressure vessel inside the No. 5 reactor at TEPCO's Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant is seen here in the town of Futaba in Fukushima Prefecture on Feb. 24, 2017. (Mainichi)
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Map of Nuclear Power Plants Worldwide

Map of Nuclear Power Plants Worldwide | Fukushima | Scoop.it
Map of 200+ Nuclear Power Plants & Health & Safety Issues Worldwide
Search Nuclear Power Plant Maps for Details on These Locations.
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TEPCO unaware of cause of smoke at Niigata nuclear plant in latest blunder

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. (TEPCO) on Thursday said that it had detected smoke billowing from a service room near two reactors at its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant in Niigata Prefecture, located on the west coast of Honshu island.
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IAEA Concludes Safety Review at Doel Nuclear Power Plant in Belgium

IAEA Concludes Safety Review at Doel Nuclear Power Plant in Belgium | Fukushima | Scoop.it
An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of nuclear safety experts today completed an assessment of long-term operational safety at the Doel Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) Unit 1 and 2 in Belgium.
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Individual external doses below the lowest reference level of 1 mSv per year five years after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident among all children in Soma City, Fukushima: A retrospective observa...

Individual external doses below the lowest reference level of 1 mSv per year five years after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident among all children in Soma City, Fukushima: A retrospective observa... | Fukushima | Scoop.it
After the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident, little information has been available on individual doses from external exposure among residents living in radioactively contaminated areas near the nuclear plant; in the present study we evaluated yearly changes in the doses from external exposure after the accident and the effects of decontamination on external exposure. This study considered all children less than 16 years of age in Soma City, Fukushima who participated in annual voluntary external exposure screening programs during the five years after the accident (n = 5,363). In total, 14,405 screening results were collected. The median participant age was eight years. The geometric mean levels of annual additional doses from external exposure attributable to the Fukushima accident, decreased each year: 0.60 mSv (range: not detectable (ND)–4.29 mSv), 0.37 mSv (range: ND–3.61 mSv), 0.22 mSv (range: ND–1.44 mSv), 0.20 mSv (range: ND–1.87 mSv), and 0.17 mSv (range: ND–0.85 mSv) in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015, respectively. The proportion of residents with annual additional doses from external exposure of more than 1 mSv dropped from 15.6% in 2011 to zero in 2015. Doses from external exposure decreased more rapidly than those estimated from only physical decay, even in areas without decontamination (which were halved in 395 days from November 15, 2011), presumably due to the weathering effects. While the ratios of geometric mean doses immediately after decontamination to before were slightly lower than those during the same time in areas without decontamination, annual additional doses reduced by decontamination were small (0.04–0.24 mSv in the year of immediately after decontamination was completed). The results of this study showed that the levels of external exposure among Soma residents less than 16 years of age decreased during the five years after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident. Decontamination had only limited and temporal effects on reducing individual external doses.
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Fukushima nuclear plant still plagued by tainted water 6 years after meltdowns

Fukushima nuclear plant still plagued by tainted water 6 years after meltdowns | Fukushima | Scoop.it
OKUMA, Fukushima -- With two weeks to go until the sixth anniversary of the disaster at Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO)'s Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant here, the Mainichi Shimbun visited the plant on Feb. 24, obtaining a first-hand view of working conditions and the persisting problem of tainted water.
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SIX YEARS AFTER: Fukushima port welcomes fishing boats back for 1st time since 2011

SIX YEARS AFTER: Fukushima port welcomes fishing boats back for 1st time since 2011 | Fukushima | Scoop.it
NAMIE, Fukushima Prefecture--Fishing boats returned to their home port on Feb. 25 for the first time
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Local US servicemen may have radiation poisoning from Fukushima

Local US servicemen may have radiation poisoning from Fukushima | Fukushima | Scoop.it
"Right now, I know I have problems, but I’m afraid of actually finding out how bad they really are,” said William Zeller, a 33-year-old active-duty Navy servicemember living in San Diego.
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Key Niigata nuclear plant building may not be quake-proof

Key Niigata nuclear plant building may not be quake-proof | Fukushima | Scoop.it
Tokyo Electric Power Co. has revealed that a key building at its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power pl
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Tories back plans for new nuclear power plants in Scotland

Tories back plans for new nuclear power plants in Scotland | Fukushima | Scoop.it
The creation of two new nuclear power plants in Scotland has been backed by the Scottish Conservatives.
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Exclusive: Silicon Valley-backed nuclear energy startup Transatomic backtracks on key promises

Exclusive: Silicon Valley-backed nuclear energy startup Transatomic backtracks on key promises | Fukushima | Scoop.it
The company, backed by Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund, revised inflated assertions about its advanced reactor design after growing concerns prompted an MIT review.
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Officials warn mysterious radioactive cloud is spreading — Authorities ‘baffled’ over release… “Could indicate leak from nuclear plant” — Particles “very radioactive”

Officials warn mysterious radioactive cloud is spreading — Authorities ‘baffled’ over release… “Could indicate leak from nuclear plant” — Particles “very radioactive” | Fukushima | Scoop.it
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Hanford pumps out contents of leaking nuclear waste tank

A leaking radioactive waste storage tank on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation has been pumped of its contents.
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