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【press release】Flawed High-Level Radioactive Waste Legislation Introduced via NEIS

CHICAGO—Controversial radioactive waste legislation was introduced into the U.S. Senate today that could result in Illinois becoming a de facto national high-level radioactive waste dumpsite until at least 2048. The ‘‘Nuclear Waste Administration Act of 2013’’ (S. 1240) was introduced … Continue reading

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Nuclear board warns of Hanford tank explosion risk via King5.com

YAKIMA, Wash. — Underground tanks that hold a stew of toxic, radioactive waste at the nation’s most contaminated nuclear site pose a possible risk of explosion, a nuclear safety board said in advance of confirmation hearings for the next leader … Continue reading

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U.S. expert appalled by Tepco’s attitude over ‘sleeping dragon’ risk via The Japan Times

Arnie Gundersen, a nuclear engineer and former executive in the nuclear power industry who is now one of its foremost critics in the United States, has been monitoring the No. 1 plant since the March 2011 triple meltdowns through his … Continue reading

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Fukushima West End via Fukushima via FukushimaResponse.org

(A public service video that tries to capture the scope of the Fukushima disaster in 3 minutes. It was created by a member of Fukushima Response, a group that started up in northern California at the end of May 2012 … Continue reading

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Spent Fuel Rods Drive Growing Fear Over Plant in Japan via The New York Times

TOKYO — What passes for normal at the Fukushima Daiichi plant today would have caused shudders among even the most sanguine of experts before an earthquake and tsunami set off the world’s second most serious nuclear crisis after Chernobyl.Fourteen months … Continue reading

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The Worst Yet to Come? Nuclear Experts Are Calling Fukushima a Ticking Time-Bomb via Reader Supported News

But nuclear waste experts say the Japanese are literally playing with fire in the way nuclear spent fuel continues to be stored onsite, especially in reactor 4, which contains the most irradiated fuel — 10 times the deadly cesium-137 released … Continue reading

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