Fukushima

24.10.2013

How many solar panels for £80bn+, UK’s new nuclear power plant price tag

How many solar panels for £80bn+, UK’s new nuclear power plant price tag

[divide][clear] ‘The British energy secretary, Ed Davey, has signed the first new nuclear contract with French state-backed utility firm EDF, admitting only a clairvoyant could know the true cost to the taxpayer of the 35-year contract because of the uncertainty of future energy prices. Energy academics said on Monday that… »

08.10.2013

Fukushima et al. Another bad week for nuclear safety

Fukushima et al. Another bad week for nuclear safety

  The same week that Fukushima announces yet another leak of radioactive water… “TOKYO, Oct 1 (Reuters) – The operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said on Tuesday that four tonnes of rainwater contaminated with low levels of radiation leaked during an operation to transfer the water between tank… »

12.09.2013

Petition for action on Fukushima

Petition for action on Fukushima

To: Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan Toshimitsu Motegi, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Shunichi Tanaka, Chairman, Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA) Urgent international petition calling for immediate action on the uncontrolled radioactive discharges at Tepco’s Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant This is clearly not an appropriate… »

31.08.2013

Nuclear’s Demise, From Fukushima to Vermont

Nuclear’s Demise, From Fukushima to Vermont

Welcome to the nuclear renaissance. Entergy Corp., one of the largest nuclear-power producers in the United States, issued a surprise press release Tuesday, saying it plans “to close and decommission its Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station in Vernon, Vt. The station is expected to cease power production after its current… »

21.08.2013

New leak of highly contaminated water in Fukushima

New leak of highly contaminated water in Fukushima

Reuters has reported a new 300 metric tons leak of contaminated water with dangerously high levels of radiation from a storage tank at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, the most serious setback to the cleanup of the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl. A Tokyo Electric (aka Tepco) official said workers… »

13.07.2013

Fukushima hero dies of cancer as radioactivity problems far from over

Fukushima hero dies of cancer as radioactivity problems far from over

Masao Yoshida has died of cancer of the oesophagus. He was 58. He had led the efforts to stop the radioactive leaks at the Fukushima nuclear power plant after the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami induced a triple meltdown. He famously disobeyed orders from his Tepco (Fukuyima’s plant’s owners)… »

28.06.2013

Fukushima – tritium levels rise in seawater

Fukushima – tritium levels rise in seawater

Kyodo News reported June 25, 2013 that Tokyo Electric Power Co. has measured a rise in the level of radioactive tritium in seawater within the port at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. In a sample collected June 21, around 1,100 becquerels of tritium per litre was found, the… »

03.04.2013

Radiation exposure around Fukushima and as far as Tokyo higher than admitted by Japanese authorities

Radiation exposure around Fukushima and as far as Tokyo higher than admitted by Japanese authorities

For readers interested in the Fukushima disaster, Pressenza recommends you watch this 30-minute video Symposium: The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident In this video filmed at the symposium, Arnie Gundersen presents his findings concerning the Fukushima Accident. The findings show that the population of Japan have… »

10.02.2013

Nuclear accident could cost France €430bn, study shows

Nuclear accident could cost France €430bn, study shows

A study shows that a possible nuclear accident in France would cost the country about 430 billion euros, which is equivalent to 20 percent of its economic output. The study, conducted by the French Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN), showed that a possible disaster in one of… »

07.01.2013

Fukushima radioactive waste dumping scandal in Japan

Fukushima radioactive waste dumping scandal in Japan

In our continued publishing of material from Fairewinds Energy Education we send the link to their latest podcast.  In this report Japanese contractors responsible for collecting and disposing radioactive waste have been found to dump it in rivers and in the middle of forests.  It sounds like something out of The Simpsons!… »

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