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JAPAN | Long-term response needed for radioactive water

July 10, 2011

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JAPAN | NHK | 11 July 2011 The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is struggling to deal with radioactive water that is pooling in reactor buildings as the crisis goes into its 4th month. Water being injected to cool reactors is becoming highly radioactive and accumulating in the basements of reactor buildings. […]

Indie | After Fukushima: Winning the Battle for Hearts and Minds in Britain and Japan

July 10, 2011

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Indie | JAPAN FOCUS | 10 July 2011 With no end in sight to the world’s worst atomic power crisis in a quarter of a century, collusion between Japan’s nuclear industry and its supposedly neutral government watchdogs is, perhaps for the first time, under serious scrutiny. In May, inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency […]

INDIA | ‘What we will supply Jaitapur would have resisted Fukushima crisis’ – Areva sales pitch to India

July 10, 2011

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INDIA | BUSINESS STANDARD | 10 July 2011 Areva, the French nuclear reactor producer, is not deterred by the Japanese nuclear setback. Bertrand Barré, scientific advisor to the group chairman, explains the strategy to Sanjay Jog. Edited excerpts: Has the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident adversely affected Areva’s plans on supply of new reactors globally? No, we will […]

ACADEMIA | It’s 2050: Do you know where your nuclear waste is?

July 10, 2011

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ACADEMIA | BULLETIN OF THE ATOMIC SCIENTISTS | 10 July 2011 In light of Japan’s nuclear disaster, a major lesson can be learned related to the back end of the fuel cycle: Planning is necessary for the safe and secure management of spent nuclear fuel and nuclear waste. But the topic of storing waste continues […]

JAPAN | Leak forces Tepco to temporarily halt water decontamination system

July 10, 2011

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JAPAN | JAPAN TIMES | 10 July 2011 Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Sunday it temporarily halted the system to decontaminate radioactive water at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture after discovering that about 50 liters of contaminated water and chemicals used in the system were leaking from a pipe after […]

JAPAN | Fukushima government inspects farm over beef radiation fears

July 10, 2011

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JAPAN | JAPAN TIMES | 10 July 2011 The Fukushima prefectural government inspected a farm Sunday to check whether its management of feed and water for cows is sufficient in response to the detection of excessive levels of radioactive cesium in the meat of 11 cows shipped from it. The farm is located in the […]

JAPAN | Okada says Japan’s reactor ‘stress tests’ should be shorter than EU’s

July 10, 2011

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JAPAN | JAPAN TIMES | 10 July 2011 OFUNATO — Democratic Party of Japan Secretary General Katsuya Okada indicated Sunday that Japan’s safety assessment to be conducted on nuclear reactors before restarting them following suspension for regular checks should be shorter than the European Union’s version of “stress tests” on which it will be based. […]