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UK | Britain on brink of ‘nuclear renaissance’

July 4, 2011

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UK | TELEGRAPH | 04 Jul 2011 Britain is on the brink of the “biggest nuclear renaissance since the 1950s”, the Government has claimed, despite fears over the recent disaster in Japan and questions over radioactive waste. Days after Germany announced it was going nuclear-free, Charles Hendry, the Energy Minister, said the UK will build a […]

UK | French nuclear power plant explosion heightens safety fears

July 4, 2011

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UK | GUARDIAN |  Monday 4 July 2011 11.07 BST An explosion sparked a fire at the Tricastin nuclear power plant. Some 74% of France’s electricity comes from nuclear sources. Photograph: C Brisbois/Fedephoto An explosion sparked a fire at a French nuclear power station on Saturday, just two days after the authorities found 32 safety concerns at […]

Indie | Fukushima Nuke Plant Reactor 3: Steel Sheets on the Reactor Building Floor to Shield Radiation

July 4, 2011

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 Indie | EX-SKF | 4 July 2011 After “Warrior” the vacuum robot swept up “sand and dust” on the floor (whatever it was) which TEPCO said was causing the high radiation in the area (right below the Spent Fuel Pool) and the radiation level didn’t go down, TEPCO is laying down the steel sheets on the floor […]

JAPAN | Lack of responsibility between state, TEPCO for nuclear disaster has deep roots

July 4, 2011

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JAPAN | MAINICHI | 4 July 2011 Is compensation over ongoing nuclear disaster the responsibility of Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) which operates the stricken nuclear power plant, or the national government? According to a new nuclear disaster compensation bill that has been submitted by the Cabinet and is slated for deliberations in the Diet […]

UK | The nuclear industry stinks. But that is not a reason to ditch nuclear power

July 4, 2011

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UK | GUARDIAN |  Monday 4 July 2011 19.30 BST The debate is skewed by distrust of big corporate interests. Under proper scrutiny, new plants can give safer, cleaner energy Power corrupts; nuclear power corrupts absolutely. The industry developed as a by-product of nuclear weapons research. Its deployment was used to shield the production of […]

JAPAN | French nuclear power lobbyists used Fukushima smear campaign to promote own businesses

July 4, 2011

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JAPAN | MAINICHI | 4 July 2011 Less than a month after the outbreak of the Fukushima nuclear crisis, illustrated brochures elaborating on the process leading up to the hydrogen explosions at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant were distributed to members of the U.S. Congress and government officials in Washington. The color-print, A-4 […]

JAPAN | 51 percent opposed to restarting nuclear reactors in Japan: Mainichi poll

July 4, 2011

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JAPAN | MAINICHI |  July 4, 2011 More than 50 percent of people in Japan do not want nuclear reactors that have been taken out of operation to be restarted, a Mainichi poll suggests. A total of 51 percent of respondents in a Mainichi Shimbun poll conducted over the weekend said they were opposed to restarting […]