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NRA safety license for Sendai reactors legal, Fukuoka court finds, dismissing volcano risk lawsuit via Japan Times

FUKUOKA – A district court said on Monday it found nothing illegal with a safety clearance granted to two reactors in Kyushu that were restarted after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis, dismissing a demand for a retraction filed by plaintiffs who … Continue reading

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Volcanoes or earthquakes. Which one is a bigger threat to Hanford? via Yakima Herald.com

Annette Cary Tri-City Herald RICHLAND, Wash. — Earthquakes. Floods. Volcanoes. All are risks the Department of Energy evaluates at the highly contaminated Hanford nuclear reservation, with the latest focus on volcanic ash. “Natural hazards and nuclear facilities do not always … Continue reading

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Japan nuclear reactors near active volcano called unsafe via The Stars and Stripes

TOKYO — A prominent volcanologist disputed Japanese regulators’ conclusion that two nuclear reactors were safe from a volcanic eruption in the next few decades, saying Friday that such a prediction was impossible. A cauldron eruption at one of several volcanos … Continue reading

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