Daily Archives: 2013/07/17

In growing lawsuit, servicemembers fault TEPCO for radiation-related illnesses via The Stars and Stripes

SASEBO NAVAL BASE, Japan — Five months after participating in humanitarian operations for the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami that led to nuclear disaster in Japan, Petty Officer 3rd Class Daniel Hair’s body began to betray him. He had … Continue reading

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Sixty-Eight Students to Receive Nuclear Energy Scholarships and Fellowships via Energy.Gov

WASHINGTON – The Energy Department today awarded nearly $5 million to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing nuclear engineering and science degrees. The awards include 37 undergraduate scholarships and 31 graduate-level fellowships for students studying at American colleges and universities. “Supporting … Continue reading

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CRUCIAL VOTE: Although quiet on the issue, LDP, New Komeito at odds on nuclear policy via The Asahi Shimbun

Opposition parties are blaring anti-nuclear slogans and calling for phaseouts of atomic power generation. But their positions on Japan’s energy policy–or any other issue for that matter–have failed to dampen expectations of a landslide victory by the ruling coalition in … Continue reading

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Construction firm’s loans saved business–and post–of pro-nuclear mayor via The Asahi Shimbun

Nishimatsu Construction Co. loaned 100 million yen (about $1 million) to save the family business of a mayor who wanted to bring a nuclear facility to his city, according to sources and internal documents. The Tokyo-based company provided the money … Continue reading

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The fall of German nuclear power via The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

By John Mecklin Although made in the wake of the 2011 disasters at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, Germany’s decision to phase out its nuclear power industry has deep historical roots. After a building permit was issued in 1976, … Continue reading

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Chernobyl at Sea? Russia Building Floating Nuclear Power Plants via Commodities Now

So much for the lessons of Fukushima. Never mind oil spills, the Russian Federation is preparing an energy initiative that, if it has problems, will inject nuclear material into the maritime environment. Speaking to reporters at the 6th International Naval … Continue reading

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EU Approves State Aid for Dutch Nuclear Reactor via The Wall Street Journal

BRUSSELS–The Netherlands’ plan to provide a 80 million euros ($105 million) government loan to help finance a new nuclear reactor doesn’t violate European Union state aid rules, the EU’s executive arm said Wednesday. The aid, which will support the construction … Continue reading

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More funding for advanced nuclear power reactors via R & D

As part of the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above strategy to accelerate clean energy leadership and to enable a low-carbon economy, the Energy Department announced $3.5 million for four advanced nuclear reactor projects that go beyond traditional light water designs. These projects … Continue reading

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Federal Resources Minister Gary Gray wants nuclear Australia debate via ABC News

Federal Resources Minister Gary Gray says the Government should not shy away from a debate about whether to develop a nuclear power industry in Australia. Mr Gray has previously spoken of his support for nuclear power and today told the … Continue reading

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新潟で放射性物質を含む汚泥が流出 via The Voice of Russia

新潟県の浄水場から、放射性物質を含む汚泥が流出した。共同通信が伝えた。排水口から数トンの汚泥が、居住地区の道路に流出した。同区域の放射線量率は1時間あたり最大0.1マイクロシーベルトで、人体に影響はない。    17日朝、住民から道路に汚泥が流出しているとの通報があったという。明らかになったところによると、16日夜、汚泥の流出が確認され、職員によって止 められたが、浄水場の外にも流れ出でいたという。リア・ノーヴォスチ通信によると、流出した汚泥の正確な量と放射線量については不明。 続きは新潟で放射性物質を含む汚泥が流出

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