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Fukushima plant head: Too early to predict decommissioning via The Mainichi

[…] “Going forward, we have to face unconceivably difficult work such as retrieving the melted debris” from inside the reactors, said Ono, who heads the plant and is president of Fukushima Daiichi Decontamination & Decommissioning Engineering Co. Earlier this year, … Continue reading

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The power of the sun via Beyond Nuclear International

Indian community will go net zero using radioactive waste funds By Linda Pentz Gunter What do you do if you are the decades-long reluctant custodians of high-level radioactive waste from reactors that don’t even provide your electricity? That is the … Continue reading

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Cape Cod Bay in the Crosshairs — Holtec’s Reactor Waste Water Threat via Counterpunch

By John Laforge Still dreaming of a nuclear reactor that is clean, safe and cheap? Holtec Decommissioning International Corp. is trying to turn that dream to a nightmare. The newly minted subsidiary intends to dump roughly one million gallons radioactively … Continue reading

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A jilted Diablo Canyon contractor accuses PG&E of ‘reprehensible act.’ Is it sour grapes? via The Tribune

Holtec International, the company that has been providing Diablo Canyon with dry casks for storing spent radioactive fuel, is lashing out after it lost a contract to provide additional canisters for PG&E’s nuclear power plant in Avila Beach. “Bluntly stated, … Continue reading

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Worker Lockout Is New Worry at Nuclear Plant via The Provincetown Independent

NRC says radioactive releases from Pilgrim have always been at safe levels BY CHRISTINE LEGERE MAR 30, 2022 PLYMOUTH — There is more to worry about than the possible discharge of a million gallons of radioactive water from the Pilgrim Nuclear Power … Continue reading

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11 years later, fate of Fukushima reactor cleanup uncertain via ABC

By Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press […] Workers were preparing for the planned construction of an Olympic pool-sized shaft for use in a highly controversial plan set to begin in the spring of 2023 to gradually get rid of treated radioactive … Continue reading

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TEPCO slow to respond to growing crisis at Fukushima plant via Asahi Shimbun

January 2, 2022 at 07:00 JST […] The continuous accumulation of radioactive slurry and other nasty substances, coupled with the problem of finding a safe way to dispose of melted nuclear fuel debris at reactors No. 1, No. 2 and No. … Continue reading

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Senators Markey And Warren Ask NRC To Speed Up Review Of Seabrook Concrete via CBS Boston

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Lethal radiation levels detected in Fukushima nuke plant reactor lid via Asahi Shimbun

The operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant could be forced to reconsider the plant’s decommissioning process after lethal radiation levels equivalent to those of melted nuclear fuel were detected near one of the lids covering a reactor. … Continue reading

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‘A combination of failures:’ why 3.6m pounds of nuclear waste is buried on a popular California beach via The Guardian

More than 2 million visitors flock each year to California’s San Onofre state beach, a dreamy slice of coastline just north of San Diego. The beach is popular with surfers, lies across one of the largest Marine Corps bases in … Continue reading

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