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Concrete melted off ‘pedestal’ for damaged reactor in Fukushima via the Asahi Shimbun

The concrete support foundation for a reactor whose core melted down at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has deteriorated so much that reinforcing bars (rebars) are now exposed. Masao Uchibori, governor of Fukushima Prefecture, has expressed concerns about … Continue reading

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Watchdog halts Tsuruga nuclear safety assessment after data tampering via Japan Today

TOKYO–Japan’s nuclear regulator said Wednesday it will pause its safety assessment of a central Japan reactor in response to the operator having tampered with key geological data related to a fault underneath the facility, putting in doubt its restart after … Continue reading

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Can radioactive waste at Trojan withstand a major quake? via KOIN 6

The Trojan Nuclear Plant was demolished in May, 2006.

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Remember Fukushima: The accident is not over via the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

By Tatsujiro Suzuki | March 11, 2021 On February 13, 2021, an earthquake of magnitude 7.3 struck again from the offshore of Fukushima prefecture. It reminded many people in Japan of the Tohoku Great Earthquake, which happened on March 11, 2011, and … Continue reading

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The Quake to Make Los Angeles a Radioactive Dead Zone via Reader Supported News

By Harvey Wasserman 06 July 2019 We are THIS CLOSE to an unimaginable apocalyptic horror: Had Friday’s 7.1 earthquake and other ongoing seismic shocks hit less than 200 miles northwest of Ridgecrest/China Lake, ten million people in Los Angeles would … Continue reading

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Volcanoes or earthquakes. Which one is a bigger threat to Hanford? via Yakima Herald.com

Annette Cary Tri-City Herald RICHLAND, Wash. — Earthquakes. Floods. Volcanoes. All are risks the Department of Energy evaluates at the highly contaminated Hanford nuclear reservation, with the latest focus on volcanic ash. “Natural hazards and nuclear facilities do not always … Continue reading

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The Earthquake Question via Asia Times

Six years after the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, engineers remain vexed by a key question: What damage did the massive earthquake cause at the atomic plant before it was hit by the subsequent tsunami? The answer matters because of the … Continue reading

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TEPCO blunders raise doubts on ability as nuke plant operator via Asahi Shimbun

  Recent revelations concerning Tokyo Electric Power Co. raised fundamental doubts about whether the utility has done sufficient soul-searching over the accident at its Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in 2011. The revelations concern the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant … Continue reading

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Fukushima: a Lurking Global Catastrophe? via The Nation

Robert Hunziker – Year over year, ever since 2011, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdown grows worse and worse, an ugly testimonial to the inherent danger of generating electricity via nuclear fission, which produces isotopes, some of the most deadly poisonous … Continue reading

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Quake risk for Japanese-French nuclear plant in Turkey lowered to keep costs down, sources say via The Japan Times

Government-commissioned research firms have come up with a questionably low estimate for how badly an earthquake could rattle a nuclear power plant being built in Turkey by a Japanese-French venture, sources say. The estimated “peak ground acceleration” — the term … Continue reading

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