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Fukushima At Five: Reflections on the Crime, the Cover-up and the Future of Nuclear Energy

Fukushima At Five: Reflections on the Crime, the Cover-up and the Future of Nuclear Energy | Fukushima | Scoop.it
By Michael Welch and Linda Pentz Gunter “The Fukushima disaster is not over and will never end. The radioactive fallout which remains toxic for hundreds to thousands of years covers large swaths of Japan will never be ‘cleaned up’ and will contaminate food, humans and animals virtually forever.” -Dr. Helen Caldicott [1] Click to Download…
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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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Indoor radiocaesium contamination in residential houses within evacuation areas after the Fukushima nuclear accident

Indoor radiocaesium contamination in residential houses within evacuation areas after the Fukushima nuclear accident | Fukushima | Scoop.it
Indoor contaminants were investigated from July 2013 to January 2015 within ninety-five residential houses in five evacuation zones, Iitate village, Odaka district, and the towns of Futaba, Okuma, and Tomioka.
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Children near Fukushima more likely to suffer from thyroid cancer

Children near Fukushima more likely to suffer from thyroid cancer | Fukushima | Scoop.it
The rate of children suffering from thyroid cancer in Fukushima Prefecture was as much as 20 to 50 times higher than the national average as of 2014, according to recent reports.
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VIDEO - Documentary - Fukushima: A Nuclear Story

Pio d’Emilia: Screenplay Writer & Main Character of the documentary, "Fukushima; A Nuclear Story"
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Two more Hanford workers report vapors

Two more Hanford workers report vapors | Fukushima | Scoop.it
RICHLAND — Officials say two more workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation have received medical evaluations after they reported smelling vapors at the f
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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
The News That Matters about the Nuclear Industry
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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
Utility industry news, voices and jobs for energy industry professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.
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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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Demonstrators Demand Nuclear Plant Shut Down After Radiation Leaks

Demonstrators Demand Nuclear Plant Shut Down After Radiation Leaks | Fukushima | Scoop.it
Dozens of protesters demonstrated outside of a Florida Power & Light facility concerning leaks at the nuclear power plant at Turkey Point.
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TEPCO received 62.9 bln yen from the Nuclear Damage Compensation and Decommissioning Facilitation Corporation

TEPCO received 62.9 bln yen from the Nuclear Damage Compensation and Decommissioning Facilitation Corporation | Fukushima | Scoop.it
On May 23, we received a funding grant of 62.9 billion yen from the Nuclear Damage Compensation and Decommissioning Facilitation Corporation based on the revision of the Special... | mai 23, 2016
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World’s Largest Offshore Wind Turbine Comes Online Near Fukushima Daiichi

World’s Largest Offshore Wind Turbine Comes Online Near Fukushima Daiichi | Fukushima | Scoop.it
A mere 12 miles from the full-blown triple nuclear reactor "melt-through" at Fukushima, sits a bafflingly huge, 620 foot tall, 1,500 ton bladed beast.
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U.S. Nuclear Reactors Fall Short on Steps to Cope With Disasters

U.S. Nuclear Reactors Fall Short on Steps to Cope With Disasters | Fukushima | Scoop.it
More than five years after a tsunami struck Japan triggering one of the worst nuclear disasters in history, U.S. reactors and industry regulators haven’t done enough to prevent a similar catastrophe, a government-sponsored study found.
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