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Indian Point - We Are Flirting With Catastrophe

Alexey Yaroshevsky, RT America joins Thom. for years people have been claiming that nuclear power is a safe and clean alternative to fossil fuels. But that d...
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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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Taiwan gov't to end nuclear power in 2025

Taiwan gov't to end nuclear power in 2025 | Fukushima | Scoop.it
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.
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France Goes Dark? Staff In 19 French Nuclear Power Plants To Go On Strike Tomorrow

France Goes Dark? Staff In 19 French Nuclear Power Plants To Go On Strike Tomorrow | Fukushima | Scoop.it
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.
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Workers at France's Nogent nuclear plant vote 24-hour strike, others may follow suit - trade union

Workers at France's Nogent nuclear plant vote 24-hour strike, others may follow suit - trade union | Fukushima | Scoop.it
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.
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Environmental Group Wants Indian Point Nuclear Plant Shut Down Over Loose Bolts

Environmental Group Wants Indian Point Nuclear Plant Shut Down Over Loose Bolts | Fukushima | Scoop.it
A major environmental group is asking for the shutdown of the Indian Point nuclear power plant over safety concerns.
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This Huge Wind Turbine Floating On Water Is Fukushima's Energy Solution

This Huge Wind Turbine Floating On Water Is Fukushima's Energy Solution | Fukushima | Scoop.it
A mere 20km from the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant will soon sit a 190m, 1360-tonne windmill atop a 4500-tonne podium. It will be th
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Fukushima could have been even worst than it is already

Fukushima could have been even worst than it is already | Fukushima | Scoop.it
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…
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Truths deliberately covered about Fukushima surface over five years

Truths deliberately covered about Fukushima surface over five years | Fukushima | Scoop.it
Facts about the Fukushima nuclear disaster triggered by a powerful earthquake kept emerging over the past five years after the mishap took place, revealing the real face of the disaster.
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600 tons of melted radioactive Fukushima fuel still not found, clean-up chief reveals

600 tons of melted radioactive Fukushima fuel still not found, clean-up chief reveals | Fukushima | Scoop.it
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.
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Interview: Japan should learn lessons from Chernobyl -- Russian expert

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.
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Hospital: Fukushima radiation may be eating holes in people’s brains — Report: Military brought in to hide true radiation levels — Experts: Officials covering up dire consequences of crisis… Worry ...

Hospital: Fukushima radiation may be eating holes in people’s brains — Report: Military brought in to hide true radiation levels — Experts: Officials covering up dire consequences of crisis… Worry ... | Fukushima | Scoop.it
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How robots are becoming critical players in nuclear disaster cleanup

How robots are becoming critical players in nuclear disaster cleanup | Fukushima | Scoop.it
After Fukushima, a struggle at first but machines now coming into their own
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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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How long will the Monju prototype fast-breeder reactor limp on?

How long will the Monju prototype fast-breeder reactor limp on? | Fukushima | Scoop.it
A glance at Monju's history would leave one wondering why no decision has been made yet to decommission the troubled facility.
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California looks to Texas to solve nuclear waste problem

California looks to Texas to solve nuclear waste problem | Fukushima | Scoop.it
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.
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Feature: Fukushima victims still suffer five years on

Iidate Village, about 40 kilometers from Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, is now almost a ghost town.
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HEPA Filter Failures at Nuclear Reactors or Other Nuclear Sites Can Lead to Increased Radiation Exposure for the Public and Workers

HEPA Filter Failures at Nuclear Reactors or Other Nuclear Sites Can Lead to Increased Radiation Exposure for the Public and Workers | Fukushima | Scoop.it
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North Rhine-Westphalia prepares for Belgium nuclear accident with iodine tablets

North Rhine-Westphalia prepares for Belgium nuclear accident with iodine tablets | Fukushima | Scoop.it
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.
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Report: US nuclear plants vulnerable to disasters despite post-Fukushima safety steps

Report: US nuclear plants vulnerable to disasters despite post-Fukushima safety steps | Fukushima | Scoop.it
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Activists File Emergency Legal Action to Halt the Reactivation of a Nuclear Reactor in New York

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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Fukushima impact unprecedented for oceans: US expert

Fukushima impact unprecedented for oceans: US expert | Fukushima | Scoop.it
Radiation contamination at Fukushima was unprecedented for the oceans, a US marine radiochemist has said in a recent interview with Xinhua.
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Spotlight: Five years on, Fukushima remains shrouded in untold stories

In front of the local government of Iidate Village in Japan's Fukushima Prefecture stands a big radiation measuring device. On its spotless dashboard flashes a red number: 0.38 microsieverts/hour.
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Kerncentrales België hoeven niet dicht van kabinet

Kerncentrales België hoeven niet dicht van kabinet | Fukushima | Scoop.it
Het kabinet ziet geen reden om zich aan te sluiten bij de oproep van Duitsland en Luxemburg aan België om daar de kerncentrales in Doel en Tihange te sluiten.
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What Chernobyl's Wildlife Can Teach Humans

What Chernobyl's Wildlife Can Teach Humans | Fukushima | Scoop.it
As more nuclear power plants are built around the globe, understanding the effects of radiation is essential
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