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In 2011, the NRDC successfully petitioned the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board to intervene in Limerick's relicensing application, arguing that new information and techniques for mitigating severe accidents should be considered to keep in compliance ...

"While improbable, accidents at nuclear power plants do occur," the organization said. The NRC ruling supports the industry's position that used nuclear fuel from commercial reactors can be safely managed in specially designed fuel pools in the short ...
Efforts to transfer responsibility for the decision to shelve the nuclear power plant in Bataan from President Cory Aquino came my way via a reaction to my column last week (Aug.t 27, 2014).
I'm talking about the decision of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC for "not real careful") to allow nuclear power plants to permanently store the highly radioactive spent nuclear fuel rods above ground in guarded containers. This unanimous ...
Mumbai, Sep 2 (IANS): Not a single out of 33 incidents in various nuclear power plants in India during 2013-2014 has been classified as "accident" as per the International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale, India's atomic energy regulator said Tuesday.

After the unfortunate accident at the Fukushima-Daiichi plant in the year 2011, the whole world started to resent nuclear power again. This led to the closure of every reactor in Japan, and consequently, the ones in Germany as well. This set of events ...
Such rifts emerged both when the nuclear power plant was built and after the accident when TEPCO decided on compensation to victims.
An aerial view shows Tokyo electric power Co.'s (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture in this March 11, 2013 file photo.
This is designed to prevent incendiary accidents, a topic of special interest during this month's centennial commemorations of the beginning of a war that, ignited by miscalculations, ruined the 20th century.
people buy fish at a market in the Iwaki town, south of the tsunami-crippled Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture in this September 19, 2013 file photo.
Despite the evidence, Moscow denies its troops are fighting in Ukraine and says a small party of soldiers crossed the border by accident. ... Russia is a strong nuclear power, and foreigners should understand that "it's best not to mess with us," he said.
This is designed to prevent incendiary accidents, a topic of special interest during this month's centennial commemorations of the beginning of a war that, ignited by miscalculations, ruined the 20th century.
"Iwaki is changing - and not for the good," said Inokoshi, 55, who echoes a sentiment widely heard in this town of almost 300,000 where the economic boom that followed the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl has brought its own disruption. Property ...
United Nations secretary general Thant, the first speaker, said that in the future the world must depend on nuclear power to fill its growing energy requirements.
Mizuno has participated in the weekly anti-nuclear demonstrations around the Diet building and the nearby prime minister's office since the March 2011 accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. The protesters' concerns apparently stemmed from ...
"My argument is not that India should say no to nuclear power - it's actually something we desperately need if we are going to be supply the surging demand for electricity - but if we are going to learn the lessons of the nuclear accident in Fukushima ...

"My argument is not that India should say no to nuclear power - it's actually something we desperately need if we are going to be supply the surging demand for electricity - but if we are going to learn the lessons of the nuclear accident in Fukushima ...
This study, published 9 August 2012 in the journal Scientific Reports, documented a variety of mutations occurring in the butterflies over time and concluded, "that artificial radionuclides from the Fukushima nuclear power plant caused physiological ...
IAEA fact-finding team examines Reactor Unit 3 at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to assess tsunami damage and study nuclear safety lessons that could be learned from the accident. Fukushima, Japan, May 27, 2011. (Photo: Greg Webb / IAEA).
Then there are the accidents at nuclear complexes, such as the Soviet Tomsk 7 and Majak - the two have seen 38 large accidents, resulting in widespread contamination. But there are no exact figures on the worldwide impact ... One study, commissioned by ...
And Japan's nuclear firms look no readier than American ones to risk India's burgeoning nuclear-power industry until tough Indian liability laws, in case of an accident, are rewritten. Another possible deal, which would be highly significant if it ...
"It is a huge accident waiting to happen," he said. But supporters, including Rep. David Floyd (R-Bardstown), say nuclear power plant safety has come a long way in recent years. "nuclear power production of today is far safer. It's a different animal ...
The nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in March 2011 was the catalyst for the revision of the 2009 Directive.
In this regard, the Swiss leader recalled the proposal to amend the Convention on Nuclear Safety in order to avoid long term contamination in the event of a nuclear accident. "We would be delighted to welcome the strong support of the Russian ...
To him, being familiar with guns makes people much less prone to accidents. "The criminals are ... After three mile island, the demand for nuclear power dropped along with the price of uranium and the local mines were eventually abandoned. Today, one ...
A civil nuclear energy pact with India would give Japanese nuclear technology firms such as Toshiba Corp and Hitachi Ltd access to India's fast-growing market as they seek opportunities overseas to offset an anti-nuclear backlash at home in response to ...
"The costs for the accident are designed to be borne by the people through taxes and utility bills," Oshima said.
This is designed to prevent incendiary accidents, a topic of special interest during this month's centennial commemorations of the beginning of a war that, ignited by miscalculations, ruined the 20th century.
Magwood has supported efforts to reduce NRC's regulation of US nuclear power plants by moving toward the 'probabilistic risk-assessment method' industry officials want to use to predict the probability of a severe nuclear accident. ... The problem ...
To the editor: About 60 nuclear power plants with 100 nuclear reactors are operating in the U.S. As time - and global warming and our more-dramatic weather - combine to reduce grid capacity, we must broaden our menu of power sources, looking harder ...
India operates 20 mostly small reactors at six sites with a capacity of 4,780 megawatts, or 2 percent of its total power capacity, according to the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited. The government hopes to increase its nuclear capacity to 63 ...
Unknown to such anti-nuclear advocates is that nuclear weapons, the reason for their unwavering opposition to nuclear energy generation, are derived from purpose-built reactors or centrifuges and not nuclear power plants. ... In the case of Chernobyl ...
"We apologise from the bottom of our hearts again that the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident is causing much inconvenience and concern to Fukushima prefectural residents and many people," said Yoshimi Hitosugi, a spokesman for the ...
In a report put out in July entitled, "Lessons Learned from the Fukushima nuclear Accident for Improving Safety of US Nuclear Plants," it is advised that the nuclear industry should "access their preparedness for severe nuclear accidents associated ...
There are at least five different kinds of externalities that add significantly to the social costs of nuclear power: the possibly huge effects of nuclear accidents (as in Chernobyl and Fukushima); the risks of terrorism and sabotage (a strong ...
SCOTT BROWN DENIES HUman ROLE IN climate change. Republican New Hampshire Senate hopeful Scott Brown has changed his stance on global warming, saying on Sunday that man-made climate change has not been scientifically proven to be ...
A bilateral agreement allows companies from China to build, own and operate nuclear power plants in the UK. The British government said it is committed to the development of nuclear energy to provide a sustainable, low-carbon electricity supply, with a ...
On Tuesday morning, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. those living and working around the Fort Calhoun nuclear power Station can expect to hear some sirens, but it's only a test.
The Nuclear Regulation Authority is planning a major slash in the budget for a forecasting tool for the spread of radioactive substances that was at the center of a controversy during the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident. The System for Prediction of ...
There are at least five different kinds of externalities that add significantly to the social costs of nuclear power: the possibly huge effects of nuclear accidents (as in Chernobyl and Fukushima); the risks of terrorism and sabotage (a strong ...
The Nuclear Regulation Authority is planning a major slash in the budget for a forecasting tool for the spread of radioactive substances that was at the center of a controversy during the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident. The System for Prediction of ...
1 (Daiichi) nuclear power plant and perhaps the region. I believe that ... "The Fukushima Daiichi accident reaffirms the important role that people play in responding to severe nuclear accidents and beyond-design-basis accidents more generally ...
In July, when the Tokyo electric power Company (TEPCO) announced it would move forward with its plan to construct an "ice wall" around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant's failed reactors, it seemed like a step backwards. .... Late last month, a ...
COVERT TOWNSHIP, MI - Palisades is one of the oldest nuclear power plants in the country and it is also one of the most "embrittled," putting it at risk of cracking.
Jiji Press The government now plans to release the records of interviews with Masao Yoshida, who was manager of Tokyo electric power Co.
In an about-turn, the government is weighing full disclosure of testimony about the 2011 nuclear accident given by the late manager of the crippled Fukushima No.
There are at least five different kinds of externalities that add significantly to the social costs of nuclear power: the possibly huge effects of nuclear accidents (as in Chernobyl and Fukushima); the risks of terrorism and sabotage (a strong ...
After the March 2011 meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power Station in Japan, which breached reactor containment systems and resulted in the evacuation of about 150,000 people living within 20 kilometers of the site, many people in Japan and ...
As part of the shake-up of the country's electricity industry -- following the nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant that exposed the vulnerability of the nation's grid -- Japan will free up the 7.5 trillion yen market for ...


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