Daily Archives: 2013/05/31

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

Posted in *English | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

TVA suffers blow, loses biggest customer via the timesfreepress.com

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

Posted in *English | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in *English | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in *English | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in *English | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment