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Earthquake hits close to Fukushima, tremors felt as far as Tokyo via RT

A 5.0 earthquake was registered on Japan’s east cost in a prefecture neighboring Fukushima. It comes as a top Japanese politician called for acknowledgement of the fact that some Fukushima evacuees would never be able to return to the area. … Continue reading

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A Nuclear Cleanup Effort Leaves Questions Lingering at Scores of Old Sites via the Wall Street Journal

Years Later, the Legacy of the U.S. Arms Buildup Remains Near Homes, Parks and Malls It was a discovery that helped launch the nuclear age. On the eve of America’s entry into World War II, scientists isolated plutonium in a … Continue reading

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Japan earmarks £300m+ for Fukushima cleanup via The Guardian

Tokyo unveils measures to decontaminate toxic water at nuclear power plant as Tepco struggles to prevent leaks into Pacific Japan’s government is to spend almost $500m (£320m) in an attempt to contain leaks and decontaminate highly toxic water at the … Continue reading

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Errors Cast Doubt on Japan’s Cleanup of Nuclear Accident Site via The New York Times

NARAHA, Japan — In this small farming town in the evacuation zone surrounding the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, small armies of workers in surgical masks and rubber gloves are busily scraping off radioactive topsoil in a desperate attempt … Continue reading

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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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Living above Germany’s old nuclear waste via Deutsche Welle

A German law has recently come into effect ordering the cleanup of 126,000 barrels of radioactive waste at the Asse nuclear dump site. But it seems the process could take a lot longer than locals initially hoped for. […] Wiegel, … Continue reading

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White House Supports Rollback of Cleanup Standards for Nuclear Incidents via Global Security Newswire

WASHINGTON – The White House has endorsed a plan to relax long-held standards for cleaning up radioactive material released by a nuclear power plant disaster or act of terrorism, a group of federal officials say in a new draft report. … Continue reading

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Energy Department says budget cuts could delay cleanup at highest-risk nuclear sites via The Washington Post

WASHINGTON — Cleanup of radioactive waste at nuclear sites across the country — including one in Washington state where waste tanks may be leaking 1,000 gallons per year — would be delayed under automatic spending cuts set to take effect … Continue reading

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Nuclear storage clean-up bill could cost £70bn via The Independent

Britain is storing an “extraordinary accumulation of hazardous nuclear waste” in “outdated facilities” which will cost nearly £70bn to clean up, MPs have warned the Government. Almost all of the major nuclear-decommissioning projects at the Sellafield complex in Cumbria are … Continue reading

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Navajo program trains people to clean uranium mines via Carolsbad Current-Argus

FARMINGTON — More than 70 years after Navajo land first was poisoned by the mining and milling of uranium ore, its people have a chance to right some of those wrongs. About 20 students will graduate today from a new … Continue reading

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