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The Taishan death blow via Beyond Nuclear International

By Stéphane Lhomme, Nuclear Observatory If the opacity maintained by the Chinese regime prevents us, for the time being, from knowing the exact consequences of the radioactive leak involving the EPR no.1 reactor at Taishan, revealed on June 14 by … Continue reading

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In Era of Aging Reactors, Nuclear Industry’s Push for Deregulation Sparks Warning of ‘Collision Course’ With Disaster via Common Dreams

Independent watchdogs are raising alarm about the nuclear power industry’s ongoing efforts to convince federal regulators to scale back safety inspections and limit what “lower-level” issues are reported to the public. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)—an agency dominated by President … Continue reading

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Thorium power has a protactinium problem via The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

n 1980, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) observed that protactinium, a chemical element generated in thorium reactors, could be separated and allowed to decay to isotopically pure uranium 233—suitable material for making nuclear weapons. The IAEA report, titled “Advanced … Continue reading

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Faulty Areva fuel rods sent to nuclear reactors, Swiss plant closed via Reuters

PARIS/ZURICH, Nov 17 (Reuters) – French nuclear group Areva delivered defective fuel rods for nuclear reactors but said on Friday that there was no safety risk. Swiss media, however, reported that a Swiss nuclear plant was closed due to problems … Continue reading

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s Kobe Steel announces more cases of faked inspections data via Washington Post

[…] Kobe Steel’s president, Hiroya Kawasaki, told reporters the company had uncovered nine more types of products whose inspections had been faked or manipulated, including copper alloy pipes and molds and steel wire rods used in vehicle tires and engines. … Continue reading

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“It’s just absolute hubris and a huge risk to the population.” The most likely problem for a nuclear power plant in a hurricane, added Henry Sokolski, executive director of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center, “is a loss of power to … Continue reading

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Twenty-Nine Years After The Chernobyl Disaster, No Solution in Sight via Portside

April 26th marked the 29th anniversary of the Chernobyl catastrophe, the worst nuclear disaster in history. And, according to a new Greenpeace report, preventing further major releases of radioactivity into the environment seems to be a race against time. There … Continue reading

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Nuclear Whistleblower Conference March 9th to be Live-Streamed – 原子力内部告発コンファレンス(3月9日)ライブ中継- via No Nukes Action Committee

(日本語は英語の後に。Japanese translation followed by English text) Streamed live at http://ustream.tv/channel/iwj-sf 3/9 SF Forum On The 2nd Anniversary Of The Fukushima Meltdown Nuclear Whistleblowers, Health And Safety, Workers and Our Communities Saturday March 9, 2013 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM San … Continue reading

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Giving up nuclear power ‘harmful’, says PM via The Times of India

NEW DELHI: Making a strong pitch for nuclear energy, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said it would be “harmful” if the country gave up the option of additional source of electricity. “We are not in a situation in which Japan … Continue reading

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Japan, IAEA to Hold Fukushima Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Safety via IAEA.org

On 17 February 2012, the Japanese Government announced that it will hold The Fukushima Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Safety, in co-sponsorship with the IAEA. Convening in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, from 15 to 17 December 2012, the Conference will be organized … Continue reading

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