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.
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Economics Minister Lee Shih-guang Wednesday stressed that Taiwan will definitely abandon nuclear power in 2025, amid renewed speculation about the fate of the nearly completed Fourth Nuclear Power Plant.
Following strikes over the unpopular French labor reform, that started over the weekend and crippled the French refining industry leading to gasoline shortages and rationing, things are about to get far more serious for the country whose economy has already been threatened with a sharp slowdown as a result of a relentless wave of labor unrest. According to Reuters, staff in France's 19 nuclear plants - which by definition we assume is essential - have voted to go on strike on Thursday as part of protests over a labour reform, according to a CGT union official.
Workers at the French CGT union are staging a 24-hour strike over labor law reforms at Nogent-sur-Seine nuclear plant, located about 100 kilometers from Paris. Other nuclear facilities’ employees are mulling joining the strike.
A spent fuel pool at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station near San Clemente, California. Near miss at Fukushima is a warning for U.S., panel says By Richard Stone May. 20, 2016 Japan’s chief cabinet secretary called it “the devil’s scenario.” Two weeks after the 11 March 2011 earthquake and tsunami devastated the Fukushima Daiichi…
The Fukushima clean-up team remains in the dark about the exact locations of 600 tons of melted radioactive fuel from three devastated nuclear reactors, the chief of decommissioning told the ABC’s Foreign Correspondent program in an exclusive interview.
The improper handling of the Fukushima aftermath by the Japanese government has had grave consequences and that's partly attributed to the fact that Japan didn't learn lessons from the Chernobyl tragedy, a Russian radiation expert has said.
California lawmakers say a new nuclear waste site in West Texas could one day be the new home for California’s unwanted radioactive materials. But possible backlash from Texas and a slow-moving Department of Energy may throw a wrench in those plans.
Amid growing safety concerns over Belgium's aging nuclear reactors, Germany's most populous state has purchased iodine tablets in case of a nuclear accident. Activists insist the best solution is to close the plants.
Friends of the Earth filed a petition on Tuesday with the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, saying an investigation is need to determine why 1 in 4 cooling system bolts in one of the facility's reactors was degraded or missing.
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