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Survey shows strong support for nuclear energy - Jakarta Post

Nuke News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 23:00


Survey shows strong support for nuclear energy
Jakarta Post
The idea to develop nuclear energy has long been controversial. The country's first nuclear power plant was to be built at the foot of Mount Muria on the northeastern coast of Central Java, but it failed after strong protests from local residents and ...

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Fukushima Reactor 1 Dismantling To Be Delayed

Abalone - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:55

via Japan Times / October 30, 2014 / In the first-ever delay in the plans to dismantle reactor 1 at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, the government and the utility have agreed to postpone the removal of fuel rods from the spent-fuel pool by two years from the initial plans, NHK reported Thursday. The date of extracting the meltedfuel rods from the reactor core, … Continue reading →

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Keith Haring exhibit opening at de Young - San Francisco Chronicle (subscription)

Nuke News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 18:37


San Francisco Chronicle (subscription)

Keith Haring exhibit opening at de Young
San Francisco Chronicle (subscription)
He painted brightly floral “Crack is Wack” murals, campaigned against apartheid with graphically bold “Free South Africa” posters and distributed 20,000 copies of a handbill he made for a huge 1982 anti-nuclear rally in New York. Later on, as the ...

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Small business, energy highlighted in Senate race - Washington Times

Nuke News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 14:28


Washington Times

Small business, energy highlighted in Senate race
Washington Times
... he said Shaheen tried to limit nuclear power while he favors a true “all of the above” energy approach to increase domestic energy supply. Republicans have pointed out that Shaheen managed a 1986 gubernatorial campaign for an anti-nuclear candidate ...

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Exelon behind pro-nuclear website in Illinois - Chicago Tribune

Nuke News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:47


Exelon behind pro-nuclear website in Illinois
Chicago Tribune
Another would be a state mandate that treats nuclear power and renewable energy the same way, with "clean" energy credits attached to those forms of power bought and sold, Crane said. Anti-nuclear groups and environmentalists bristle at the idea of ...

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EDF Confirms Probe Into Mystery Drones Flying Over Nuclear Sites - Bloomberg

Nuke News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:42


AsiaOne

EDF Confirms Probe Into Mystery Drones Flying Over Nuclear Sites
Bloomberg
The anti-nuclear group Greenpeace, which has sneaked into nuclear sites to highlight security lapses in the past, denied any involvement. In 2012, an activist landed a paraglider inside a plant to show the risk of aerial attack. “We are very worried ...
Drones spotted over seven French nuclear sites, says EDFYahoo News

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Pilgrim Station trespassers found guilty - Wicked Local Beverly

Nuke News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 09:53


Pilgrim Station trespassers found guilty
Wicked Local Beverly
The four defendants on trial this week for criminal trespassing on Mother's day at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station had usurped the court and turned it into a circus, Fowle said. Though these "grandmothers" and the group they ... The defense's chief ...

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Sweden's nuclear operators say new tax means earlier shutdowns - Reuters

Nuke News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 07:41


Sweden's nuclear operators say new tax means earlier shutdowns
Reuters
The new left-wing government, which includes the anti-nuclear Green party, has proposed increasing taxes on nuclear power capacity by 17 percent from 2015, prompting warnings from state-run utility Vattenfall and Germany's E.ON. Sweden had planned to ...

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Today in History - Gloucester Daily Times

Nuke News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 06:09


Herald Times Reporter

Today in History
Gloucester Daily Times
In 1979, on the 50th anniversary of the great stock market crash, anti-nuclear protesters tried but failed to shut down the New York Stock Exchange. In 1987 ... Thought for today: “Numerous politicians have seized absolute power and muzzled the press.
Today's Highlight in HistoryKnoe.com

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Japan’s Natural Perils, and Promises, in the Wake of Fukushima

Abalone - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 22:11

By Nassrine Azimi / Asia-Pacific Journal / October 29, 2014 / The first paragraph in the first volume of A History of Japan, by the scholarly British diplomat Sir George Sansom, is a detailed description of the islands’ geology. Writing in 1958 of the country he so loved, with its “mighty volcanic convulsions”, Sir George depicts the physical drama of peaks soaring two miles above and plunging five miles below … Continue reading →

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Today in History - ABC News

Nuke News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 21:03


Today in History
ABC News
In 1966, the National Organization for Women was formally organized during a conference in Washington, D.C.. In 1979, on the 50th anniversary of the great stock market crash, anti-nuclear protesters tried but failed to shut down the New York Stock ...

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Keith Haring exhibit opening at de Young - San Francisco Chronicle (subscription)

Nuke News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 20:03


Keith Haring exhibit opening at de Young
San Francisco Chronicle (subscription)
With his cheerfully yapping dogs and crawling babies, exultant human dancers and sci-fi flying saucers, Keith Haring (1958-90) created an international grammar of visual delight. In a life cut short by AIDS at age 31, he spread his familiar cartoon ...

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Satsumasendai gives green light to first nuclear power plant restart, despite ... - The Japan Times

Nuke News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 19:06


The Japan Times

Satsumasendai gives green light to first nuclear power plant restart, despite ...
The Japan Times
While Ichikikushikino received little of the direct handouts that paid for projects including a bridge, a library and a history museum in Satsumasendai, the power station drew workers and other visitors to its stores and restaurants. That calculation ...
Japan's Sendai vote signals quickening pace on reactor restartsColumbia Daily Herald
Sendai Vote Signals Quicker Pace on Reactor RestartsBloomberg

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Meet Howie Hawkins, the Anti-Cuomo - The Indypendent

Nuke News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 18:27


The Indypendent

Meet Howie Hawkins, the Anti-Cuomo
The Indypendent
“His mind is like a file cabinet,” says Mitchel Cohen, a longtime Green Party activist who has known Hawkins since they worked together in the anti-nuclear power movement of the 1970s. Yet beneath the candidate's unconventional biography is a man whose ...

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Radioactive Soil Stored At Fukushima Schools Not Covered By Recent Disposal Law, Has Nowhere To Go

Abalone - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 16:32

via japantimes.com / October 29, 2014 / Radioactive soil currently stored at schools in Fukushima Prefecture is not supposed to be transferred to radioactive waste storage facilities planned to be built near the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, Jiji Press learned Tuesday. This is because decontamination at schools was carried out before a special law on radioactive contamination took effect in January 2012 and thus the Environment Ministry … Continue reading →

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Ill Wind Blows Another Worry For Fukushima Nuclear Plant

Abalone - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 16:17

By Robert Myles / allvoices.com / October 28, 2014 / A violent gust of wind, Tuesday, indirectly caused a further problem in the shape of a major hole in the cover protecting number one reactor at the stricken Fukushima Nuclear Plant in Japan, according to Fukushima operator, the Tokyo Electric Power. The incident occurred as a result of strong winds when a crane was in motion. A hole about 30 … Continue reading →

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Japan Edges Back Towards Nuclear Power With Vote To Restart Reactors

Abalone - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 15:56

By Justin McCurry / theguardian.com / October 28, 2014 / Japan has moved closer to a return to nuclear power, more than three years after the Fukushima disaster, after a town in the country’s south-west voted to approve two reactors coming back online. Nineteen of 26 assembly members in Satsumasendai, located 600 miles south-west of Tokyo, voted in favour of restarting the Sendai nuclear power plant. Four voted against and … Continue reading →

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My full statement to the NRC, Oct 27, 2014

Abalone - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 08:56

I'd like to thank the NRC for hearing our comments today. I'am happy to see many friends here today that will speak for the safety of CA.I must say, I no longer believe that SCE is considering doing the state of the art decommissioning that they promis...

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6 Actually Interesting Things You Missed in Monday's Midterm Races - New York Magazine

Nuke News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 02:22


New York Magazine

6 Actually Interesting Things You Missed in Monday's Midterm Races
New York Magazine
The piece is a reprint of a column he wrote in 2008, and the New Hampshire GOP tells Bloomberg Politics that it submitted the op-ed "to highlight Shaheen's blatant lies about her anti-nuclear power activism," but did not intend for it to be republished.

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Young protesters rap state secrets law as movement gains rhythm - The Japan Times

Nuke News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 00:25


The Japan Times

Young protesters rap state secrets law as movement gains rhythm
The Japan Times
Ostensibly an attempt to bolster national security, the law will give ministries and agencies, including the Defense Ministry and the Nuclear Regulation Authority, the power to classify information in areas such as diplomacy and counterterrorism as ...

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