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Fukushima plant head: Too early to predict decommissioning via The Mainichi

[…] “Going forward, we have to face unconceivably difficult work such as retrieving the melted debris” from inside the reactors, said Ono, who heads the plant and is president of Fukushima Daiichi Decontamination & Decommissioning Engineering Co. Earlier this year, … Continue reading

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Why joint US-South Korean research on plutonium separation raises nuclear proliferation danger via Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

By Frank N. von Hippel, Jungmin Kang | January 13, 2022 South Korea, like the United States, has long relied on nuclear power as a major source of electric power. As a result, it has amassed large stores of spent nuclear fuel and, … Continue reading

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If Trump and Biden agree there shouldn’t be a nuclear waste site at Yucca Mountain, can’t we all? via Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

By David Klaus, August 26, 2020 Believe it or not, there is an issue on which Donald Trump and Joe Biden agree: Both have announced their opposition to building an underground repository to permanently store nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain in … Continue reading

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Idaho, Energy Department Sign Deal on Spent Nuclear Fuel via at The New York Times

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho granted a conditional waiver Thursday to the U.S. Department of Energy that could allow research quantities of spent nuclear fuel into the state after years of blocking such shipments. The agreement announced by Gov. Brad Little … Continue reading

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TEPCO to begin removing fuel from storage pool via NHK World

[…] Tokyo Electric Power Company will start removing fuel from the pool of the No.3 reactor building on Monday. This is the first time for TEPCO to remove fuel from any of the three reactor buildings that went meltdowns after … Continue reading

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TEPCO to start removing fuel at Fukushima’s No. 3 reactor via The Asahi Shimbun

The operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant will start removing nuclear fuel from the No. 3 reactor as early as next week through equipment controlled remotely due to high radiation levels inside the building. This will … Continue reading

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Burning waste or playing with fire? Waste management considerations for non-traditional reactors via [abstract] Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

By Lindsay Krall and Allison Macfarlane Nuclear energy-producing nations are almost universally experiencing delays in the commissioning of the geologic repositories needed for the long-term isolation of spent fuel and other high-level wastes from the human environment. Despite these problems, … Continue reading

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Nuclear Plants Plus Hurricanes: Disasters Waiting to Happen via Common Dreams

Throughout the world, some 430 reactors are in various stages of vulnerability to natural disaster, including ninety-nine in the United States. by Harvey Wasserman Although the mainstream media said next to nothing about it, independent experts have made it clear that Hurricanes … Continue reading

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U.S. Nuclear Regulators Greatly Underestimate Potential for Nuclear Disaster via The Union of Concerned Scientists

Nuclear Spent Fuel Fire Could Force Millions of People to Relocate WASHINGTON (May 26, 2017)—The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) relied on faulty analysis to justify its refusal to adopt a critical measure for protecting Americans from the occurrence of … Continue reading

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Challenge to nuclear waste facility heads to trial via Cape Cod Times

BOSTON — After two years of waiting, neighbors of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station will go to trial Monday in state Land Court to challenge construction of a massive storage facility for nuclear spent fuel on plant property. The lawsuit, filed … Continue reading

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