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Nikkei exclusive: Five years on, Fukushima cleanup still a daunting task

Nikkei exclusive: Five years on, Fukushima cleanup still a daunting task | Fukushima | Scoop.it
TOKYO -- Nearly five years after a devastating earthquake and tsunami, the wreckage that litters the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant underscores the m
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A few good reasons why we should abandon nuclear energy for good

A few good reasons why we should abandon nuclear energy for good | Fukushima | Scoop.it
Consensus is growing that we must reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. Proponents of nuclear energy say nuclear is the best alternative. But nuclear energy is neither clean no
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10 Near Misses at U.S. Nuclear Power Plants Considered Precursors to a Meltdown

10 Near Misses at U.S. Nuclear Power Plants Considered Precursors to a Meltdown | Fukushima | Scoop.it
Greenpeace USA released a new report on the 166 near misses at U.S. nuclear power plants over the past decade, of which 10 are considered by the NRC to
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Nuclear America: Special Report

From the Hanford Site in Washington state to Indian Point in New York, the disastrous conditions at America's nuclear facilities has been raising concern
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Conservationists Are United On Fukushima Threat To Oceans

Neon Nettle - Conservationists Are United On Fukushima Threat To Oceans - Sellafield and La Hague plants pose real danger
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‘I Do Not Want Any Children to Develop Cancer Like Me’, a Fukushima Resident Says

‘I Do Not Want Any Children to Develop Cancer Like Me’, a Fukushima Resident Says | Fukushima | Scoop.it
An independent filmmaker interviewed a young woman from Fukushima Prefecture, ground zero of the March 2011 nuclear disaster, who has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer.
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Spent fuel fire on U.S. soil could dwarf impact of Fukushima

Spent fuel fire on U.S. soil could dwarf impact of Fukushima | Fukushima | Scoop.it
New study warns of millions relocated and trillion-dollar consequences
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Russia, US to create alliance to bring Russian fuel to US market

Russia, US to create alliance to bring Russian fuel to US market | Fukushima | Scoop.it
MOSCOW, May 27 /TASS/. Russia and the United States will create a strategic alliance for bringing Russian fuel to the US market, according to the World Nuclear News portal.
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Protective arch should be placed over destroyed Chernobyl power unit by mid-November

Protective arch should be placed over destroyed Chernobyl power unit by mid-November | Fukushima | Scoop.it
Efforts to complete the construction of an arch-shaped protective structure and place it over the destroyed fourth power generating unit of the Chornobyl nuclear power plant (NPP) are proceeding according to schedule, Ukrainian Ecology and National Resources Minister Ostap Semerak said on his Facebook page.
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Japan: Low-level nuclear waste to be buried 70 meters underground: NRA

Japan: Low-level nuclear waste to be buried 70 meters underground: NRA | Fukushima | Scoop.it
A portion of low-level nuclear waste generated by nuclear reactors is to be buried at a depth of 70 meters underground until it is nearly no longer radioactive some 100,000 years from now, the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) said on May 25.
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10% of TEPCO’s frozen soil wall at Fukushima site not working

10% of TEPCO’s frozen soil wall at Fukushima site not working | Fukushima | Scoop.it
The solid frozen soil wall that Tokyo Electric Power Co. is trying to create at its stricken Fukushi
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10 Near Misses at U.S. Nuclear Power Plants Considered Precursors to a Meltdown

10 Near Misses at U.S. Nuclear Power Plants Considered Precursors to a Meltdown | Fukushima | Scoop.it
Greenpeace USA released a new report on the 166 near misses at U.S. nuclear power plants over the past decade, of which 10 are considered by the NRC to
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‘No plan A’: US unprepared for nuclear crisis as more Fukushima radiation found off West Coast

‘No plan A’: US unprepared for nuclear crisis as more Fukushima radiation found off West Coast | Fukushima | Scoop.it
Higher levels of radiation from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster have been detected off the West Coast of the United States, while energy experts say America is “woefully” unprepared to deal with a similar crisis within its borders.
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Nuclear power in more trouble than oil

Nuclear power in more trouble than oil | Fukushima | Scoop.it
The U.S. nuclear power industry is shutting down plants earlier than expected because they have difficulty competing in deregulated markets. One hope for the remaining plants is that the Clean Power Plan may provide them a path forward because they don't generate carbon dioxide.
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Fukushima evacuation order to be lifted in July

TOKYO -- The Japanese government decided Friday to lift an evacuation order put in place after the March 2011 disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclea
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Japan to cut emphasis on nuclear in next energy plan: sources

Japan to cut emphasis on nuclear in next energy plan: sources | Fukushima | Scoop.it
Japan will cut reliance on nuclear power when it releases an updated energy plan as early as next year, reflecting public opposition and a recognition that current policy is unrealistic, three sources familiar with official thinking told Reuters.
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Uranium contaminates drinking water in U.S. West

Uranium contaminates drinking water in U.S. West | Fukushima | Scoop.it
One out of four families on private wells in one farm valley are unknowingly drinking dangerous amounts of nuclear material
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Monju operator will need to meet myriad safety, transparency standards: report

Monju operator will need to meet myriad safety, transparency standards: report | Fukushima | Scoop.it
The next operator of the troubled Monju prototype fast-breeder reactor will need to meet a range of safety and transparency standards, including appointing
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United States has a 70,000-ton nuclear waste problem – and growing

United States has a 70,000-ton nuclear waste problem – and growing | Fukushima | Scoop.it
United States has a 70,000-ton nuclear waste problem - and growing
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In Fukushima, even robots cant survive nuclear mayhem

In Fukushima, even robots cant survive nuclear mayhem | Fukushima | Scoop.it
Robots were sent to ground zero in Japan to clean up spent fuel rods but due to high levels of heat from the radiation, the robots were destroyed.
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Hinkley Point C: French union opposition casts fresh doubt on project

Hinkley Point C: French union opposition casts fresh doubt on project | Fukushima | Scoop.it
EDF seeks support from workplace reps, but staff fear high cost of nuclear plant could cripple state-owned firm
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Nuclear plant near Hong Kong hit by third operational incident this year

Nuclear plant near Hong Kong hit by third operational incident this year | Fukushima | Scoop.it
Event at Ling Ao power station classified as level 0, but engineer says fact nothing serious happened was pure luck
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TEPCO's Two Tales About Fukushima Missing Melted Fuel

TEPCO's Two Tales About Fukushima Missing Melted Fuel | Fukushima | Scoop.it
Fukushima Daiichi decommissioning chief, Naohiro Masuda spoke with Australia ABC TV this week about where the melted fuel is. Masuda gave this explanation: "In Reactor 1
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5 Years Later, the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Site Continues to Spill Waste

5 Years Later, the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Site Continues to Spill Waste | Fukushima | Scoop.it
The cleanup effort could take decades; meanwhile the amount of radioactive material the plant leaks grows
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