Monthly Archives: May 2013

TEPCO told to freeze soil around reactor buildings to block groundwater via The Asahi Shimbun

Tokyo Electric Power Co. will implement a “difficult” proposal to use walls of frozen soil to reduce the amount of groundwater flowing into reactor buildings at its crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. A government committee working on measures … Continue reading

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TVA suffers blow, loses biggest customer via the

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Valley Authority is losing its biggest customer today amid growing concerns about rising industrial power rates. USEC Inc. is shutting down its Paducah, Ky., gaseous diffusion plant, ending uranium enrichment at the 61-year-old plant … Continue reading

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25,000 nuclear waste shipments through town each year via the Pahrump Valley Times

Pahrump Town Manager Bill Kohbarger said he had two different impressions before and after a special presentation on the transportation of radioactive nuclear waste through the heart of Pahrump. On Tuesday evening, Nye County Nuclear Waste Repository Office consultant Dr. … Continue reading

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Our Endangered Nuclear Weaponeers via The Wall Street Journal

It takes a nuclear weaponeer to stop a nuclear weaponeer. And I should know.   In the 1990s, I designed nuclear bombs at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. In the 2000s at Los Alamos, I ran one of the largest programs … Continue reading

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Rising radioactive spills leave Fukushima fishermen floundering via Reuters

(Reuters) – Dozens of crabs, three small sharks and scores of fish thump on the slippery deck of the fishing boat True Prosperity as captain Shohei Yaoita lands his latest haul, another catch headed not for the dinner table but … Continue reading

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全国50基廃炉なら「特損1.7兆円以上」 超党派議連 via 朝日新聞

超党派の国会議員61人でつくる「原発ゼロの会」は、原発の廃炉を進めるための2法案の骨子案を策定し、30日公表した。法案提出に向け、与野党に意見を求める。  骨子案は、廃炉を決めた場合に国民や電気事業者の負担を減らすことが目的の法案と、周辺地域の振興を図る特措法案。電気事業者が廃炉に必要な費用を賄えるように、交付金の交付や借り入れの債務保証をする指定法人を置くことなどを盛り込んだ。 全文はこちら。

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Indian Point agenda pushed by Entergy ‘front’ groups, political money, report charges via Newsday

Entergy Corp. has showered political donations on friendly Westchester County politicians and used two “front” groups staffed by affiliated executives, consultants and lobbyists in an effort to muster support for the license renewal of the two working reactors at its … Continue reading

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Iowa Farmers Oppose Nuclear Power via Blog for Iowa

About 100 people gathered at the Wilton Community Center last night to view a screening of the documentary, “The Atomic States of America,” hosted by the group Saving America’s Farmland and Environment (S.A.F.E.). Attendees also heard an update from two … Continue reading

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Hanford Nuclear Waste Cleanup Plant May Be Too Dangerous via Scientific American

The most toxic and voluminous nuclear waste in the U.S.—208 million liters —sits in decaying underground tanks at the Hanford Site (a nuclear reservation) in southeastern Washington State. It accumulated there from the middle of World War II, when the … Continue reading

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Enel calls on Slovakian government to back nuclear projects via Power Engineering

Enel SpA says it may have to halt work on nuclear power development in Slovakia unless the government approves a plan to increase financing for the project. Slovenske, the company’s Slovak unit said in a statement that the government must … Continue reading

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