Daily Archives: 2013/05/28

Strict radiation reference levels shunned to stem Fukushima exodus via The Asahi Shimbun

The government avoided setting stringent radiation reference levels for the return of Fukushima evacuees for fear of triggering a population drain and being hit by ballooning costs for compensation, an Asahi Shimbun investigation shows. The revelation could rekindle debate over … Continue reading

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Nuclear waste site on Lake Huron concerns Michigan, Sarnia via CBC News

The mayor of Sarnia, Ont., is rallying opposition to Ontario Power Generation’s plan to store nuclear waste underground on the shores of Lake Huron. The proposed site in Kincardine, Ont., would not contain high-level nuclear waste, such as spent fuel. … Continue reading

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Seaweed forces East Lothian’s Torness nuclear plant closure via BBC News

A nuclear power reactor at Torness remains closed after seaweed threatened to clog its systems although a second has reopened. The plant’s owner EDF Energy took both reactors offline at Torness on Friday to prevent seaweed from entering the facility’s … Continue reading

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(3rd LD) S. Korea suspends operation of four nuclear reactors due to fake parts via Yonhap News

SEOUL, May 28 (Yonhap) — South Korea halted the operation of two nuclear reactors Tuesday, while also delaying the scheduled operation of two other reactors for substandard parts used in the reactors. Neither the shutdown of the reactors nor the … Continue reading

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韓国原発6基に不良部品 停止でピーク時に電力難も via 北海道新聞

【ソウル共同】韓国の原子力安全委員会は28日、同国で稼働中や建設中の原発計6基の安全装置に、性能確認試験の結果を示す書類が偽造された部品が使われ、一部は緊急時に十分機能しない不良品であることを確認したと発表した。  同委などはうち稼働中の2基を29日夕までに停止させることを決めた。韓国には運用中の原発が23基あるが、整備などで既に停止中の8基を含め10基の稼働が止まることになる。 続きは 韓国原発6基に不良部品 停止でピーク時に電力難も

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