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Hanford nuclear waste tank may be leaking, U.S. officials say via KOMO

by NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — An underground nuclear waste storage tank in Washington state that dates to World War II appears to be leaking contaminated liquid into the ground, the U.S. Department of Energy said Thursday. … Continue reading

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Nuclear workers hospitalized; Columbia plant runs afoul of safety rules – again via The State

BY SAMMY FRETWELL A Columbia nuclear fuel factory with a history of leaks, spills and other mishaps has again run into trouble, this time after three workers went to the hospital and an inspection found the plant didn’t have proper … Continue reading

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Nuclear Keeps on Polluting, Long After Shutdown via Counterpunch

By John LaForge Last month, the La Crosse Boiling Water Reactor, on the banks of the Mississippi River in Wisconsin, was found to be leaking radioactive tritium (the radioactive form of hydrogen) into the groundwater. Again, clean, safe, cheap nuclear … Continue reading

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Leak of heavy water at Japanese research reactor delayed cancer therapy study: NRA via The Japan Times

[…] The leak occurred even though the reactor passed the stricter safety guidelines adopted after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis. The clinical study involved boron neutron capture therapy, which uses neuron radiation generated from the reactor. It kills only cancerous … Continue reading

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[Justin Fendos] The human cost of nuclear testing via The Korea Herald

With most media focusing on the geopolitical and military consequences of Pyongyang’s September nuclear test, another important consideration has largely gone undiscussed: the human cost. Nuclear testing is dangerous. Not only can it cause immediate damage to the surrounding environment, … Continue reading

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Fukushima No. 1 still has 7,000 tons of problematic toxic water to be removed via The Japan Times

Some 7,000 tons of radioactive water at risk of leaking into the ground still has to be removed from underground tunnels and other locations at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant. Tokyo Electric Power Co. is trying to get rid … Continue reading

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Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant water leak may have reached the Tennessee River, monitoring shows no increased radiation via Al.com

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — A worker at TVA’s Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant doing regular walk-around monitoring Jan. 7 identified a leak of radioactive water at the plant last week. A Tennessee Valley Authority spokesman said today the leak resulted in a … Continue reading

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New Information Provided About Possible Contributor to the WIPP Radiological Event via Department of Energy

The Department of Energy issued the following statement today regarding new information generated during the May 15 entry into WIPP: Since the February 14 radiological release, the Department and its Waste Isolation Pilot Plant have been working deliberately to safely … Continue reading

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Russia Offers Fukushima Cleanup Help as Tepco Reaches Out via Bloomberg

[…] As Tokyo Electric pumps thousands of metric tons of water through the wrecked Fukushima station to cool its melted cores, the tainted run-off was found to be leaking into groundwater and the ocean. The approach to cooling and decommissioning … Continue reading

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Japan’s nuclear crisis deepens, China expresses ‘shock’ via Reuters

The U.N.’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on Wednesday it viewed the situation at Fukushima “seriously” and was ready to help if called upon, while nearby China said it was “shocked” to hear contaminated water was still leaking from … Continue reading

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