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Disposing of Fukushima waste proving to be an uphill battle via The Asahi Shimbun

[…] Around 20,000 tons of designated waste is being stored outside Fukushima Prefecture, but disposal has proven difficult. Local authorities have strongly opposed the central government’s policy that designated waste should be consolidated into one place in each of the … Continue reading

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Nuclear waste from small modular reactors via PNAS

By Lindsay M. Krall, Allison M. Macfarlane, Rodney C. Ewing PNAS202111833_proof.pdf Small modular reactors (SMRs; i.e., nuclear reactors that produce <300 MWelec each) have garnered attention because of claims of inherent safety features and reduced cost. However, remarkably few studies … Continue reading

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Radiated Fukushima Prefecture soil disposal facility to be nationalized via The Japan Times

FUKUSHIMA – Environment Minister Yoshio Mochizuki told Fukushima Prefecture leaders Friday that the central government plans to nationalize a private facility intended for the disposal of relatively low radioactive waste in the prefecture. In a meeting with Fukushima Gov. Masao … Continue reading

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Radioactive waste swamps Japan sewage plants via Al Jazeera

Environmental experts in Japan are warning of new fallout from the country’s nuclear crisis. Radioactive waste is piling up at several sewerage plants, well away from the crippled Fukushima reactor. Months after the tsunami and earthquake that triggered the nuclear … Continue reading

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