Daily Archives: 2012/04/24

Benefits of Nuclear Power via The New York Times

Letter It’s true that by opening up new data centers in states like North Carolina, Virginia and Illinois, major Internet companies are using more nuclear energy — and at affordable prices. What’s untrue and insinuated in both your article and … Continue reading

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Online Cloud Services Rely on Coal or Nuclear Power, Report Says via The New York Times

[…] Internet companies often cloak themselves in an image of environmental awareness. But some companies that essentially live on the Internet are moving facilities to North Carolina, Virginia, northeastern Illinois and other regions whose main sources of energy are coal … Continue reading

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原発周辺“除染せず”含め検討へ via NHK NewsWeb

政府は、東京電力福島第一原子力発電所の事故で、10年後も空間の放射線量が下がらない、原発周辺の地域では、巨額の費用がかかる除染よりも、長期間帰還できない住民への支援を充実させるべきだとして、除染を実施しないことも含め、対応を検討することにしています。 (中略) これについて政府内では、「放射線量が高い地域では、除染の作業もままならず、仮に行っても、今の技術では効果的に線量を下げることは難しい」という指摘や、「巨額の費用がかかる除染よりも、長期間帰還できない住民への支援を充実させるべきだ」といった意見が出ています。 これを受けて、政府は、こうした10年後も放射線量が20ミリシーベルトを超える原発周辺の地域では、除染を実施しないことも含め、対応を検討することにしています。 全文は原発周辺“除染せず”含め検討へ

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敦賀原発、立地不適格か 直下の断層、動く可能性 via 東京新聞

福井県敦賀市の日本原子力発電(原電)敦賀原発の直下を通る断層の一種「破砕帯」に関して、専門家でつくる経 済産業省原子力安全・保安院の意見聴取会は二十四日、現地調査し「敷地内を通る活断層の浦底(うらぞこ)断層の活動に引きずられて動く可能性が高い」とし て原電に追加調査を求めた。破砕帯が動く危険性が確認されれば、原発立地の適性を欠き、廃炉になる可能性がある。 破砕帯は敦賀原発敷地内に約百六十本あり1、2号機の原子炉真下にも走っている。 続きは敦賀原発、立地不適格か 直下の断層、動く可能性

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Why Fukushima Is a Greater Disaster than Chernobyl and a Warning Sign for the U.S. via the Institute for Policy Studies

By Robert Alvarez The radioactive inventory of all the irradiated nuclear fuel stored in spent fuel pools at Fukushima is far greater and even more problematic than the molten cores. […] As more information is made available, we now know … Continue reading

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Fukushima air to stay radioactive in 2022 via The Japan Times

FUKUSHIMA — A decade from now, airborne radiation levels in some parts of Fukushima Prefecture are still expected to be dangerous at above 50 millisieverts a year, a government report says. The report, which contains projections through March 2032, was … Continue reading

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Huge scale of A-bomb gene study revealed via The Japan Times

HIROSHIMA — Organ samples and medical records on more than 1,200 babies who were stillborn or died shortly after birth after being carried by mothers who survived the 1945 U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were sent to the … Continue reading

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The Highest Risk: Problems of Radiation at Reactor Unit 4, Fukushima Daiichi via Japan Focus

The efforts of two Japanese citizens to raise awareness of the risk of a further major accident at Fukushima are to be commended. More than 13 months after the accident began – the threats from the Fukushima Daiichi site are … Continue reading

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Group fails to report plans for plutonium via The Japan Times

The Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan has violated government policy by failing to compile a plan on how it intends to use the half ton of plutonium it expects to extract from spent fuel in fiscal 2012, sources … Continue reading

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WEF warns of break with nuclear via The Japan Times

GENEVA — The World Economic Forum warned Monday that Japan would put its energy security at risk by quickly turning away from nuclear power, and called instead for strengthening the safety of its atomic plants over the long term. […] … Continue reading

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