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Newly found Fukushima plant contamination may delay cleanup via The Asahi Shimbun

A draft investigation report into the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown, adopted by Japanese nuclear regulators Wednesday, says it has detected dangerously high levels of radioactive contamination at two of the three reactors, adding to concerns about decommissioning challenges. The interim … Continue reading

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Fukushima nuclear debris removal to be delayed due to pandemic via The Japan Times

The operator of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, which suffered core meltdowns in 2011, has decided to delay the removal of nuclear debris by about one year from 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, sources said Wednesday. The … Continue reading

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APNewsBreak: Official blasts critic of nuclear plant cleanup via Miami News Herald

BY DAN ELLIOTTAssociated Press   June 08, 2018 07:44 PM Updated June 08, 2018 07:45 PM DENVER  A U.S. official harshly criticized a Colorado health officer who questioned the safety of a former nuclear weapons plant and said he did … Continue reading

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Tepco to remain a ward of the state for at least 3 more years via Nikkei Asian Review

TOKYO — Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings will likely remain under government control for at least three more years as cleanup costs for a 2011 nuclear meltdown continue to weigh on the Fukushima plant operator’s finances. […] The state injected 1 … Continue reading

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Watchdog suit seeks to nullify LANL cleanup deal via The Santa Fe New Mexican

A Santa Fe-based watchdog group is asking a federal court to declare invalid a new consent order governing cleanup of Cold War-era waste at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, saying regulators have failed to meet their public participation requirements. At … Continue reading

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New nuclear hot spots near Coldwater Creek still a secret via St. Louis Post-Dispatch

It’s too early to name the seven new radioactive hot spots found near Coldwater Creek in north St. Louis County, federal officials said Wednesday. “We have contacted the owners (of the properties) but are not yet ready to release the … Continue reading

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 ‘Los Alamos will never be clean’ via The Santa Fe New Mexican

ID CANYON — A dirt trail shaded by ponderosa pines drops down the slope of this small canyon below the Los Alamos Nature Center and a recreation center. The canyon became a dumping ground during the Manhattan Project. Old pipes, … Continue reading

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Fukushima £11bn cleanup progresses, but there is no cause for optimism via The Guardian

The man in charge of cleaning up the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has admitted there is little cause for optimism while thousands of workers continue their battle to contain huge quantities of radioactive water. The water problem is … Continue reading

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