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‘Ticking Atomic Bomb’: 50+ Uranium Mills Still Dumping Cancer-Causing Toxic Waste Into U.S. Rivers via the Defender (ProPublica)

U.S. taxpayers bankrolled more than 50 uranium mills in the lead-up to the Cold War, but despite promises, the government has failed to address the widespread water pollution from the mills, according to a ProPublica investigation. By Mark Olalde, Mollie … Continue reading

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Landside tritium leakage over through years from Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant and relationship between countermeasures and contaminated water via Nature: Scientific Reports

Katsumi Shozugawa, Mayumi Hori, Thomas. E. Johnson, Naoto Takahata, Yuji Sano, Norbert Kavasi, Sarata K. Sahoo & Motoyuki Matsuo  Abstract There has been tritium groundwater leakage to the land side of Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plants since 2013. Groundwater was continuously collected from the end of 2013 to … Continue reading

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2.2B gallons of groundwater treated at Hanford plants this year via Tri-City Herald

Hanford workers cleaned 145,000 pounds of contaminants from the groundwater beneath the nuclear reservation during the past 12 months, the Department of Energy said Thursday. The contaminants came from 2.2 billion gallons of groundwater — an amount that would fill … Continue reading

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Typhoon rain raises tainted Fukushima plant groundwater to surface via The Japan Times

Heavy rain brought by Typhoon Malakas caused contaminated groundwater to rise to ground level at the radiation-hit Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant Tuesday night, raising fears of tainted water flooding out to the plant’s port area, its operator said. Tokyo … Continue reading

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Ice wall at Fukushima plant switched on, but will it work? via AP

Q. WHAT IS AN ICE WALL? A. Engineers installed 1,550 underground refrigeration pipes designed to create a 1.5-kilometer (0.9-mile) barrier of frozen soil around four damaged reactor buildings and their turbines to control groundwater flowing into the area and prevent … Continue reading

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Fukushima fail: Radioactive groundwater levels not falling via RT

Attempts to curb the accumulation of radioactive groundwater at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant are not proving effective, as groundwater continues to enter radioactive buildings. Officials from the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), which is in charge of … Continue reading

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TEPCO begins releasing groundwater diverted at Fukushima plant into sea via The Asahi Shimbun

Tokyo Electric Power Co. has started diverting uncontaminated groundwater at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant into the sea, in an attempt to reduce the vast quantity of radioactive water accumulating on site. At a news conference on … Continue reading

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Outcome of battle against radioactive water at Fukushima plant in doubt via The Mainichi

We are facing a problem so large it’s impossible to see all its dimensions. Eventually, we’ll be able to grasp what’s happening, but for now, no. The radioactively contaminated water at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant is but one, … Continue reading

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Fukushima groundwater to be released to sea next week via Japan Daily Press

[…] The “bypass project” will see groundwater collected from the plant dumped to the ocean near the facility to prevent further accumulation of water that could be contaminated. Initial talks between the government and TEPCO agreed that only water with … Continue reading

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Japan Fishermen Allow Tepco Water Bypass Plan at Fukushima Plant via Businessweek.com

Fishermen near the Fukushima plant have approved a plan to divert groundwater into the sea away from the station’s wrecked reactors after they were assured fishing grounds won’t be further contaminated by radiation. The Fukushima Prefectural Federation of Fisheries Co-operative … Continue reading

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