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Climbing without a map: Japan’s nuclear clean-up has no end in sight via Nasdaq

By Sakura Murakami and Aaron Sheldrick TOKYO, March 12 (Reuters) – For one minute last week, workers at the Fukushima nuclear station fell silent to mark the 10-year anniversary of a natural disaster that triggered the worst nuclear accident since … Continue reading

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Backstory: Inside the destroyed Fukushima plant – radiation, risk and reporting via Reuters

Aaron Sheldrick OKUMA, Japan (Reuters) – Reuters was recently given exclusive access to Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant, where three reactors melted down in 2011 after a powerful earthquake and tsunami overwhelmed the seaside facility. It was my fourth visit to … Continue reading

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’Still reeling’ from shuttered nuclear site, Zion receives enterprise zone status for state redevelopment incentives via Chicago Tribune

By JIM NEWTON Saying that the city is “still reeling” from the loss of jobs and tax revenue following the closure of the Zion nuclear power plant, state Sen. Melinda Bush announced Thursday that Zion has been approved as a state … Continue reading

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Soaring costs but limited progress in cleanup of “scariest” nuclear sites via Salon

By Phil Zahodiakin […] Testifying last week before the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, a GAO official said that for reasons that are unclear, estimated cleanup costs at the 16 ”biggest and scariest sites” have increased by $214 billion despite … Continue reading

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Traces of carcinogen found at school leads to concerns about nuclear waste facility via ABC6

AVERLY, Ohio — The Pike County Health Department is calling on the US Department of Energy to suspend all activities related to the construction of a nuclear waste disposal facility. That comes after they found traces of “a known carcinogen” at … Continue reading

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A rare look at the meltdown inside Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant via C-Net

The cleanup will take decades in places humans can’t go. Robots will instead. BY JAMES MARTIN The meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant was the worst nuclear disaster in history. It’s also a place where technology plays a unique … Continue reading

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We’re in for the long haul in UK’s nuclear clean-up via NewScientist

THERE are few engineering challenges more difficult than decommissioning nuclear infrastructure. And there are few decommissioning challenges more difficult than Sellafield. Cradle of the UK’s nuclear programme – and site of the 1957 Windscale fire, the world’s first major nuclear … Continue reading

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With uranium poisoning wells, Navajos must drive miles to get drinking water via AZCentral

But many who are constricted by circumstance still use contaminated supplies Uranium’s deadly flow The Navajo Nation estimates that 54,000 Navajos haul water from unregulated wells and stock ponds numbering in the low thousands. […] Twice a week, the Yazzies, … Continue reading

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Sellafield £70bn clean-up costs ‘astonishing’, MPs say via BBC News

The estimated cost of cleaning up the Sellafield nuclear reprocessing site in Cumbria has risen by almost £2.5bn in a year, a report has said. The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) said clean-up costs at the complex had risen from £67.5bn … Continue reading

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Japan may set up UK-style decommission agency for Fukushima plant via The Asahi Shimbun

Japan’s ruling party could set up a British-style agency to shut down the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, taking control of a project now managed by the station’s embattled operator, a senior party policymaker said on Dec. 5. A huge earthquake … Continue reading

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