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In the case of the Balkans, Serbian military jets overflew Slovenia's Krsko nuclear power plant in a threatening gesture early in the conflict, while radical Serbian nationalists called for attacks on the facility in order to release its radioactive ...
Before the accident, 14 percent of all the world's electricity was produced by 442 nuclear power reactors in 30 countries.

The Act allows for Japan's nuclear power plants to be restarted, provided they meet the stricter safety regulations set forth by the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA), a new government organization formed in the wake of Fukushima.
"All of a sudden the people realized that an accident like Chernobyl can happen anywhere and anytime," he says. The The Long Shadow of Chernobyl is an effort to make more people aware of the potential risk of nuclear energy.
Chernobyl's massive radioactive cloud blanketed northern Europe in 1986, releasing the largest amount of radioactive gas and particles of any reactor accident into an area of resident civilian population. Most affected were Ukrainians, especially those ...
In a stunning reversal of previous government plan to mothball nuclear power plants, the government in Japan headed by the nationalist Shinzo Abe of the Liberal Democratic party (LDP) officially abandoned the zero-nuclear goal of the previous ...

Tokyo (Kyodo) -- The former mayor of a village that had a pioneering role in Japan's nuclear development expressed his opposition Sunday to the nation continuing to look to nuclear power as an energy source. ... surveyed its members about their views ...
The former mayor of a village that had a pioneering role in the nation's nuclear development expressed his opposition Sunday to the country continuing to look to nuclear power as an energy source. ... The group has recently surveyed its members about ...
These have little to do with supply, but rather with demand that is badly affected by nuclear accidents like Chernobyl and Fukushima, and by the political decisions by governments to embark on new nuclear building programmes, or to abandon them ...
The central government is entirely entrusting Hakodate's municipal government with assuring a safe evacuation in the event of an accident at a neighboring nuclear power plant, according to the city's top official. "Without being provided information ...
Approved by the Liberal Democratic party, which was not in power in 2011 when the Fukushima nuclear accident occurred, nuclear power has been described in the 20-year-plan as an "important baseload power source" - meaning its steady output will be ...
Three major atomic accidents in 35 years are forcing the world's nuclear industry to stop imagining it can prevent more catastrophes and to focus instead on how to contain them.
(WASHINGTON DC) - Today in Reactor Reax, experts warn that the world needs to prepare for the next nuclear accident. Three major atomic accidents in 35 years are forcing the world's nuclear industry to stop imagining it can prevent more catastrophes ...
All of the nation's 48 reactors have been suspended amid public fears about nuclear power following the 2011 atomic accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power Station. Kyushu electric power Co is likely to get safety clearance for its nuclear ...
Japan on Friday said nuclear power would remain an important source of energy as the government approved a new Basic Energy Plan, the first policy of its kind since the 2011 Fukushima disaster.
All of the nation's 48 reactors have been suspended amid public fears about nuclear power following the 2011 atomic accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power Station. Kyushu electric power Co. is likely to get safety clearance for its nuclear ...
The growth in projects in some countries, notably China, Russia and India, does not offset the fact that many more nuclear power stations will reach retirement age over the next 15-20 years than will be constructed. The Fukushima accident in Japan has ...

No Change For Japan Future Power Plan, Nuclear Energy Remains Important Source. Japan on Friday said nuclear power would remain an important source of energy as the government approved a new Basic Energy Plan, the first policy of its kind since the ...
Hisayo Takada, Greenpeace Japan's climate and energy campaigner, called the new Basic Energy Plan a gift to the energy industry.
TWENTY-eight years after the catastrophic meltdown of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant's reactor 4, one photographer is determined not to let the world forget about the nuclear disaster.
Japan's Kyushu electric power Co. may not be allowed to restart its two-unit Sendai nuclear plant by June 30 to meet summer peak demand for electricity, Shoji Shitanda, director for nuclear power safety at the Kagoshima prefectural government, said ...
Williams conceded that nuclear power has suffered from public concerns following the accidents at three mile island in the United States, Chernobyl in Russia and Fukushimi in Japan.
Even the science textbook from Dainippon Tosho Publishing Co., the only one that covers the accident, simply wrote: "The earthquake off the Pacific coast of the Tohoku region triggered an accident at a nuclear power plant." The textbook mentioned ...
Faced with harsh disruptions of their daily lives in the wake of the 2011 accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, residents of Fukushima Prefecture have often, and in large numbers, expressed their opposition to nuclear energy. Despite ...
But an accident at the three mile island nuclear plant in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1979 dampened the public's enthusiasm for nuclear power, and safety concerns mounted nationwide. Nevertheless, on March 26, 1980, the sister reactor, Arkansas ...
NRC currently requires two types of Emergency Planning Zones around each nuclear power plant: "Ingestion pathway zone," referring to the ingestion of food and liquid contaminated by radioactivity; and a "plume exposure pathway," referring to the ...
Nuclear Accident? Fasten Up Your 'Radiation Belt'. A staff member of the Tokyo electric power Co. measures radiation levels inside the central control room of the No.
2 reactors at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. // Koji Sasahara/AP. By Staff ... But the belt could prove to be a lifesaver for first responders who strap it around their midsection in the event of an atomic accident, Reutersreports. The ...
According to Aleshin, the accident at the Japanese Fukushima nuclear power plant pushed Rostekhnadzor and state-owned nuclear company Rosatom to review the country's nuclear security.
2 reactors at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. // Koji Sasahara/AP. By Staff ... But the belt could prove to be a lifesaver for first responders who strap it around their midsection in the event of an atomic accident, Reutersreports. The ...
Hokkaido's third-largest city is seeking to halt construction of a nuclear power plant across the sea in Oma, Aomori Prefecture, on the grounds that it could be devastated in the event of a severe accident at the plant even though it has no say in its ...
the United States is peppered with all-but-forgotten chemical waste dumps, aging nuclear power plants, nuclear materials, oil rigs, oil pipelines and mines (active and abandoned) that require an enormous investment in personnel and facilities to ...
In a blog post on Daily Kos, Jay T. Cullen wrote that the amount of plutonium from Fukushima was 100,000 times lower than the release from the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident in Ukraine, and five million times lower than what resulted from atmospheric ...
It adds, "No official communication between NPCIL (Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd) and GIC pertaining to the issue has taken place.
"Within 15.4 months after shutdown, no credible accident at VY will result in radiological releases requiring offsite protective actions," states the request for exemption from federal regulations related to the emergenly planning zone around nuclear ...
The recent safety enhancements in Indian nuclear plants following the Fukushima accident in Japan and the Indian system of licensing of power plants based on periodic safety reviews were also highlighted in the report, he said.
Taking increased tendency of earthquakes in the region into consideration, the experts think probability of terrifying accident in the Metsamor nuclear power plant is inevitable," Huseynov underlined. Huseynov said in case of accident including, not ...
Hokkaido's third-largest city is seeking to halt construction of a nuclear power plant across the sea in Oma, Aomori Prefecture, on the grounds that it could be devastated in the event of a severe accident at the plant even though it has no say in its ...
Japan has ramped up imports of oil and gas to compensate for the loss of its nuclear power capacity following the 2011 accident at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant. A weakening in the yen's value in the past 18 months has inflated the cost of ...
Though the company maintains necessary safety measures, nuclear power generation has been a debatable issue since the nuclear disaster in Japan.
Many of these people have experienced exposure to radiation from nuclear weapon testing, from nuclear weapon production, from nuclear power plant accidents, from nuclear power production or storage, or, like the people in the community that I live ...
The nuclear plant was located on the oceanfront, exposing it to the 2011 tsunami's 50-foot waves that led to the accident that shut down nuclear power in Japan. Sena is the chief nuclear officer for FirstEnergy Corp. (nyse: FE), which owns and operates ...
The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act enables operator of nuclear power plants in India to seek partial compensation from suppliers in case of accidents. Under the act, nuclear reactors have to be insured with a cover of Rs 1500 crore, in case of ...
"World Needs to Get Ready for Next nuclear power plant Accident" read a recent headline for a Bloomberg News item about how unprepared Japan has been to cope with the still unfolding tragedy of Fukushima.
About a decade earlier, an emergency system for treating radiation-tainted people was set up following the fatal criticality accident in September 1999 at JCO Co., a nuclear fuel plant in the village of Tokai, Ibaraki Prefecture. Under the system ...
But for the prefecture as a whole, nuclear power is not solely about deciding whether it should remain a major source of electricity.
Apart from the obvious dangers associated with nuclear war, nuclear terrorism and nuclear accidents, nuclear power plants themselves are dangerous to residents in their vicinities, said Edwards.
The quake didn't do much damage to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power Station but the tsunami shut down the reactors' emergency cooling systems and they started to melt down.
The drills are designed to ensure residents living around commercial nuclear power plants would be adequately protected in the event of a nuclear power plant accident, she said. Within 90 days, FEMA will send its evaluation to the Nuclear Regulatory ...
Japan's Fukushima nuclear accident is unlikely to result in an increase in cancer among people exposed to radiation. That's according to a new UN report which found cancer levels are likely to remain stable in the wake of the 11 March 2011 nuclear ...


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