Tag Archives: Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA)

Activists in Japan rally against plans to export radioactive material to Utah via Salt Lake Tribune

Tomoyo Tamayama has studied the troubling legacy of uranium mining on the Navajo Nation. By Zak Podmore  | Jan. 4, 2021, 7:00 a.m. Activist and farmer Tomoyo Tamayama was already an expert in the ways radiation exposure can disrupt communities when … Continue reading

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Japan’s nuclear mishap underlines industry malaise via DW

Japan’s nuclear energy sector is riven by poor management, is overly bureaucratic and staffed by people who no longer have any pride in their jobs. So accidents are inevitable, say critics. Julian Ryall reports. The Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) … Continue reading

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Watchdog blasts Joyo reactor restart plan as ‘unacceptable’ via Asahi Shimbun

The nation’s nuclear watchdog has slammed the operator of the Joyo experimental fast reactor in Ibaraki Prefecture for its approach to safety concerns in seeking an early restart. Shunichi Tanaka, chairman of the Nuclear Regulation Authority, on April 26 labeled … Continue reading

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Japan’s Monju reactor a costly hot potato no one wants to handle via The Japan Times

Japan is missing its own deadline to find a new operator for a prototype nuclear power program that has failed to succeed in the two decades since it was built, threatening the resource-poor country’s support of a technology other nations … Continue reading

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Researchers trying to unravel spread of cesium and its impact on ecosystem after Fukushima disaster via The Asahi Shimbun

More than 90 percent of the fir trees in forests close to the site of Japan’s 2011 nuclear disaster are showing signs of abnormality, and plant lice specimens collected in a town more than 30 kilometers from the crippled facility … Continue reading

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More errors with Monju nuclear reactor maintenance found via Mainichi

Several more maintenance problems have been discovered at the Monju fast-breeder reactor facility in Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture, which has been banned from operation following the discovery of over 10,000 cases of maintenance errors in 2013, it has been learned. The … Continue reading

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Gov’t team withholds high radiation data on three Fukushima sites via The Mainichi

A Cabinet Office team has delayed the release of radiation measurements from three Fukushima Prefecture municipalities, and plans to release them later with lower, recalculated results, the Mainichi learned on March 24. The three municipalities are currently covered by evacuation … Continue reading

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Monju operator lax on inspecting 2,100 other components via The Japan Times

FUKUI – The operator of the Monju prototype fast-breeder nuclear reactor said Friday it had skipped inspections of another 2,100 components, in the latest sign of its lax safety management. The Japan Atomic Energy Agency was already found to have … Continue reading

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