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Japanese Residents Get Anti-Radiation Pills Ahead Of Nuclear Restart

Abalone - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 22:56

via Channel News Asia / July 29, 2014 / Japanese officials are handing out radiation-blocking iodine tablets to people living in the shadow of two nuclear reactors slated to restart this year, underscoring concerns about atomic power after the Fukushima crisis. The move to distribute the pills — which help to reduce radiation buildup in the body — started Sunday (July 27) for those living within a five-kilometre radius of … Continue reading →

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Taiwan's nuclear power plants are magnets for protesters – and snorkelers - Anchorage Daily News

Nuke News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 21:01


Taiwan's nuclear power plants are magnets for protesters – and snorkelers
Anchorage Daily News
The anti-nuclear movement in Taiwan, once a fringe movement, is going mainstream. President Ma Ying-jeou's government promised to freeze construction on the island's fourth nuclear power plant this April, after tens of thousands turned out to protest ...

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Former Nuclear Power Exec Reveals Secret Payments to Japan's Prime Ministers - Mashable

Nuke News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 19:39


Former Nuclear Power Exec Reveals Secret Payments to Japan's Prime Ministers
Mashable
The contentious public debate around whether to use nuclear power in Japan, in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima disaster, took another major turn on Monday when it was revealed that a former power company official made secret payments to Japanese ...

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Belarus - fighting nuclear power in the shadow of Chernobyl - The Ecologist

Nuke News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:22


Belarus - fighting nuclear power in the shadow of Chernobyl
The Ecologist
Tatyana Novikova has been fighting an unsafe nuclear power plant right on the country's border with Lithuania. She spoke to Chris Garrard about her campaign, the official persecution of anti-nuclear activists, and her invocation of the Aarhus ...

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Iodine pills given for nuke restart in Japan - 3News NZ

Nuke News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:02


Iodine pills given for nuke restart in Japan
3News NZ
Widespread anti-nuclear sentiment has simmered in Japan ever since a quake-sparked tsunami in March 2011 slammed into the Fukushima power plant and sent reactors into meltdown - the world's worst atomic disaster since Chernobyl. The area remains a ...

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Indian Government Planning to Select Activist NGOs for Scrutiny - The Nonprofit Quarterly

Nuke News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 07:10


Indian Government Planning to Select Activist NGOs for Scrutiny
The Nonprofit Quarterly
Firstly, the new government's first budget, which was announced in Parliament this month, beefs up the powers of tax officials to withdraw tax exemption from non-government organizations (NGOs), charitable institutions and trusts. Second, the ...

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Climate needs new support for nuclear power - DesMoinesRegister.com

Nuke News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 02:15


Climate needs new support for nuclear power
DesMoinesRegister.com
But that's no reason to abandon nuclear power, as some anti-nuclear groups advocate. Nuclear power has valuable attributes, including the fact that nationally it accounts for 63 percent of all carbon-free sources of electricity and is the only reliable ...

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New Strategy For Fukushima Trench Water

Abalone - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 16:39

via world-nulear-news.org / July 24, 2014 / New approaches to removing the contaminated water from trenches around units 2 and 3 at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant are being explored after attempts to freeze it failed. The trenches contain highly-contaminated water that has flowed from the main power plant buildings - a mixture of injected cooling water and groundwater that has leaked into the basements. In April, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) attempted … Continue reading →

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TEPCO’s Groundwater Bypass Showing Limited Effects

Abalone - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 16:32

via NHK World / July 25, 2014 / Work to pump up groundwater to keep it from flowing into the contaminated Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is apparently having limited effects. Plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, reported the results of the operation so far at a meeting of experts at the industry ministry on Friday. TEPCO began the so-called groundwater bypass operation in May. It involves draining water … Continue reading →

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US Nuclear Energy Is Safe - Will The Nuclear Regulatory Commission Listen? - Science 2.0

Nuke News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 15:32


Sydney Morning Herald

US Nuclear Energy Is Safe - Will The Nuclear Regulatory Commission Listen?
Science 2.0
Henry Waxman (D-CA) go to progressive anti-nuclear think tanks like Center for American Progress, but Jeff Baran, with no degree in science of any kind, is instead going to help guide our nuclear energy policy. Stephen Burns is a former NRC general ...
Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture, a lesson in manipulation ...OpEdNews
Emerging countries 'looking to nuclear': analystsBusiness Spectator

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Report says nuclear waste poses a minor risk - Wicked Local Plymouth

Nuke News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 04:53


Report says nuclear waste poses a minor risk
Wicked Local Plymouth
PLYMOUTH – Just as the Pilgrim nuclear power plant gets ready to transfer some of its spent nuclear fuel from wet pools to dry casks, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is weighing a draft report that concludes long-term storage of the spent fuel poses ...

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US basing agreement ground for 3rd impeach case vs Aquino - Bulatlat (blog)

Nuke News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 02:08


Philippine Star

US basing agreement ground for 3rd impeach case vs Aquino
Bulatlat (blog)
The US government is also given “police power” as it retains “operational and security control” over these areas, and could limit access by Filipinos. Under the agreement, there is no limit on how many areas can serve as basing, the number of ... The ...
Impeach PNoy pressed, third rap filedManila Standard Today
3rd impeachment complaint filed vs. PNoyGMA News

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In Reply: IP outage plan a smart alternative - The Journal News / Lohud.com

Nuke News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 23:20


In Reply: IP outage plan a smart alternative
The Journal News / Lohud.com
According to the New York Power Authority and Independent System Operator, Indian Point provides just a fraction of energy used by the New York City/Westchester grid on any given summer day. We have a vigorous free market in electricity in New York ...

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ASLB rejects contention on multiple, worsening Shield Building problems at Davis-Besse

Abalone - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 15:30

An NRC inspector visually examines severe cracking in the Davis-Besse Shield Building, Oct., 2011In a ruling on July 25th, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (ASLB) panel at Davis-Besse, OH rejected an envi...

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Great Neck Peace Action to remember bombing victims - The Island Now

Nuke News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 13:42


Great Neck Peace Action to remember bombing victims
The Island Now
The commemoration, whose theme is “It is time to abolish nuclear weapons, climate change and war,” is dedicated in memory of Jonathan Schell, an anti-nuclear activist, teacher and writer who died in March. “Schell wrote the seminal book [the Los ...

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Paul Thomas: An interconnected world stays clear of the brink - New Zealand Herald

Nuke News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:01


Paul Thomas: An interconnected world stays clear of the brink
New Zealand Herald
The Polish trade union movement Solidarity's threat to the Communist Party's monopoly on power raised the spectre of Soviet military intervention. Poland's leaders justified their imposition of martial law on the grounds that it forestalled a ...

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LETTER: Nuclear is best option - BDlive

Nuke News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:35


LETTER: Nuclear is best option
BDlive
... the original Integrated Resources Plan (IRP), later increased to R410 bn at the insistence of some strident antinuclear voices? There are three questions to answer about the government's proposals. First, do we need more power? The answer is ...

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Belarus anti-nuclear activist fears for 'another Chernobyl' on her doorstep - The Guardian

Nuke News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 21:00


The Guardian

Belarus anti-nuclear activist fears for 'another Chernobyl' on her doorstep
The Guardian
But six months after she bought her dream home, Belarus announced that a new nuclear power station, financed by Russia, would be built nearby in Ostrovets. “I'm completely devastated,” says Novikova, who says the government bypassed official planning ...

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National Academia of Sciences Fukushima report on implications for US reactors:“Accidents will happen”

Abalone - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:34

While Beyond Nuclear continues its review and analysis of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) recently released report on the “Lessons Learned From The Fukushima Nuclear Accident For Improving Safety Of U.S. Nuclear Plants” it must be no...

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Emerging countries 'looking to nuclear': analysts - The Australian

Nuke News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:33


Emerging countries 'looking to nuclear': analysts
The Australian
GlobalData's report states that despite anti-nuclear public opinion and safety concerns, there are a number of factors boosting demand for nuclear power. The analyst concludes: “Nuclear power has the capacity to produce large amounts of electricity and ...

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