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The abnormal operational occurrence at Olkiluoto nuclear power plant – the unit is stable via STUK.fi

10 Dec 2020 17:48 Press release A severe abnormal disturbance occurred at the Olkiluoto nuclear power plant Unit 2 today at 12.22 that led to reactor shut down. The disturbance was possibly caused by a fault in the purification system for … Continue reading

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Compensation claims related to Fukushima plant work total 269 via The Mainichi

TOKYO (Kyodo) – A total of 269 cases linked to the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant work have been deemed as job-related accidents and covered by compensation since the 2011 nuclear disaster, labor ministry officials said Thursday, underscoring the harsh conditions … Continue reading

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‘Radium Girls’ Review: When Work Takes a Toxic Turn via The New York Times

This narrative debut by the directors Lydia Dean Pilcher and Ginny Mohler tells the true story of the factory girls who suffered from misleading information about radium. By Kristen Yoonsoo Kim In the 1920s, when radium was advertised as a luminous … Continue reading

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Japan diver reflects on unsung workers exposed to radiation as Fukushima 10th anniv. looms via The Mainichi

Have you ever heard of atomic divers? Hisashi Okazaki, 58, who has worked at nuclear power plants as a diver while being exposed to radiation, wants people to know that professional divers like himself work in dangerous conditions for nuclear … Continue reading

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オンラインセミナー:10年目の福島 ― 原発事故を見つめ直す・Sep 12th Webinar : 10 years after the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster – Listening to the Unheard via FoE Japan

FoE Japan September 12 at 5:43 AM ·  オンラインセミナー:10年目の福島 ― 原発事故を見つめ直す 2011年3月11日に発生した東日本大震災とそれに続く東電福島第一原発事故から9年半。事故は、自然のめぐみとともにあった人々の暮らし、生きがいやコミュニティ、家族との大切な時間を人々から奪いました。事故は今も多くの人に影響をあたえており、収束は見通せません。 一方で、「復興」のかけ声のもとに、今も続く事故の現状や原発の問題点が「見えない化」され、健康被害や不安を口にできない空気が醸成されています。 今回の国際セミナーでは、三春町在住の武藤類子さんや福島市在住のお母さんにご登壇いただき、原発事故被害の現状についてお話を伺います。https://www.foejapan.org/energy/fukushima/200912.html Next year marks 10 years since the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011 and the subsequent nuclear accident at TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The accident … Continue reading

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Commentary: Excelon’s nuclear hostage tactics must end via Chicago Tribune

“Nuclear Hostage Crisis: Day 2,363” Yes, that’s right. It was March 9, 2014, when Exelon announced that it would close its nuclear plants if the Illinois legislature, under House Speaker Michael Madigan’s watchful eye, did not bail them out. The … Continue reading

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Huge dust cloud released at UK nuclear power site after tower ‘collapses’ via the Mirror

[…] Shocking pictures show a huge dust cloud which was released after a silo at Hinkley Point C nuclear plant appeared to collapse this morning. The 35-metre tower, weighing around 5,000 tonnes, suffered “structural damage” at around 7.30am, when onlookers … Continue reading

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Nuclear workers are essential to nuclear safety. Tell our leaders to protect them via Nuclear Information and Resource Service

When we think about frontline or essential workers during the Covid-19 pandemic, we often think of doctors, nurses, grocery clerks, bus drivers, and others who perform critical services and can’t work from home. But there are some frontline workers that … Continue reading

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Fukushima Daiich contaminated exhaust stack disassembled via Asahi Shimbun

[…] The chimney, which is 120 meters tall and about 3 meters in diameter, was used for the No. 1 and No. 2 reactors of the plant, operated by Tokyo Electric Power Co. On the morning of April 29, workers … Continue reading

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A nuclear waste site where the biggest fear isn’t radiation, but coronavirus via The Guardian

For more than a month, coronavirus has brought cleanup of a 586-square-mile decommissioned nuclear production complex in south-eastern Washington state to a near standstill. Most of the more than 11,000 employees at the Hanford site were sent home in late … Continue reading

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