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

July 10, 2011


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 […]

ACADEMIA | Radioactive urine in Fukushima poses small health risk

June 27, 2011


ACADEMIA | NEW SCIENTIST | 27 JUNE 2011 Radioactive caesium and iodine have been discovered in the urine of 15 residents in Iitate and Kawamata, two locations hit hardest in mid-March by fallout from the damaged nuclear plant at Fukushima, 35 to 40 kilometres away. They are the first results from a planned 30-year project to monitor the health of […]

ACADEMIA | The IAEA Publishes a Preliminary Report of Its Fact Finding Mission for Fukushima

June 16, 2011


ACADEMIA | MIT | 16 June 2011 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has published a preliminary summary of their fact-finding mission to three nuclear power stations affected by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami. The original document can be found here. Some of the key findings include: “Hydrogen risks should be subject to detailed evaluation […]

ACADEMIA | Nuke insurance said too costly Most plants have hardly any coverage

June 13, 2011


ACADEMIA | DEPT NUCLEAR ENGINEERING, UCL | 13 June 2011 BERLIN — From the U.S. to Japan, it’s illegal to drive a car without sufficient insurance, yet governments have chosen to run the world’s 443 nuclear power plants with hardly any insurance coverage whatsoever. The Fukushima No. 1 nuclear disaster, which will leave taxpayers with […]