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Despite Fukushima Nuclear Power Really Is The Only Way To Beat Climate Change. Expert Remediation Mission to Japan Issues Preliminary Report. Press Release 2013/19 21 October 2013 | Tokyo -- The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)'s international expert mission to review remediation efforts in areas affected by the Fukushima Daiichi accident concluded today with the presentation of a Preliminary Summary Report to Japan's Senior Vice-Minister of the Environment, Shinji Inoue.

Expert Remediation Mission to Japan Issues Preliminary Report

The Follow-up IAEA International Mission on Remediation of Large Contaminated Areas Off-site the Fukushima Daiichi NPS recognised the huge effort and enormous resources that Japan is devoting to its remediation strategies and activities, with the aim of improving living conditions for people affected by the nuclear accident and enabling evacuees to return home. Fukushima : le casse-tête de l'eau radioactive. L’industrie nucléaire deux ans après Fukushima. VIENNE - Fukushima: pas de risque pour la santé après les émissions radioactives. Fukushima 1 an après : l’IRSN publie un rapport sur ses premières analyses de l’accident et de ses conséquences. Pas de responsabilité individuelle pour la catastrophe de Fukushima. Fukushima and Chernobyl: Myth versus Reality. Japan's nuclear crisis: Fukushima's legacy of fear. Yoichi Tao is busily shovelling dirt in Iitate, a small village about 40 kilometres from the ruined Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

Japan's nuclear crisis: Fukushima's legacy of fear

It is certainly different from his day job. Tao has a background in high-energy physics, and teaches students about information-security systems at Kogakuin University in Tokyo. But on this sunny February morning, he and a dozen volunteers have joined local farmers in removing the top few centimetres of radioactive soil from rice fields. “When the soil is frozen, we can remove it easily, like a board,” Tao says. In a corner of the field, they dump the soil in a hole lined with absorbent sheets. The Global Response to Fukushima Daiichi. (Click to enlarge.)

The Global Response to Fukushima Daiichi

IAEA's fact-finding team investigates the Fukushima Daiichi site. Photo credits: G. Webb/ IAEA Nearly a year has passed since the unimaginable happened in Japan: a massive earthquake and tsunami claims the lives of more than 15,000 people and leaves thousands of others homeless; massive devastation occurs in the region’s communities; and an accident unfolds at the local Fukushima Daiichi nuclear energy facility. As we reflect on the events that occurred last March 11, the world demands to know: has the global nuclear industry learned and applied the lessons from the Fukushima Daiichi event to make nuclear energy facilities safer than they were before? One Year After Fukushima. NEAT #25 described regulatory requirements that seek to ensure that nuclear safety levels are not diminished by modifications to the plants or by revisions to procedures used by plant workers.

One Year After Fukushima

This post covers complementary requirements that modifications and maintenance achieve proper outcomes. Appendix B to 10 CFR Part 50 contains 18 quality assurance criteria. Criterion XI requires initial and periodic demonstrations that structures, systems, and components can perform necessary safety functions. Criterion XVI requires that non-conforming structures, systems, and components be promptly identified and corrected. Kan's response to Fukushima crisis only created chaos: panel. Eric Besson rassure sur l’état de la centrale de Fukushima. TERRAINS DE CAMPAGNE - Quand le nucléaire électrise la présidentielle. Oe2msbaj Shared by PYLochet. Es4zeuej Shared by PYLochet. Le point sur les rumeurs d'explosion récente au niveau du bâtiment n°.4 de Fukushima Daiichi. Little ado about nothing. A so-called scientific article issued on December 19 by Joseph Mangano and Janette Sherman purports that an estimated 14,000 excess deaths in the United States are linked to the radioactive fallout from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors in Japan.

Little ado about nothing

The article, published in the International Journal of Health Services, is available by clicking here . Not much media attention has been paid to the article, which has been labeled as “flawed” by the Nuclear Energy Institute. Nuclear decontamination law to go into full force Sunday. Brit envoy, three Japanese staff hailed for disaster efforts. LONDON – British Ambassador to Japan David Warren and three Japanese employees of his embassy have been awarded New Year’s honors in recognition of their work after the March disasters and nuclear crisis, the U.K.

Brit envoy, three Japanese staff hailed for disaster efforts

Foreign Office said Saturday. Warren was awarded a knighthood for his efforts and three drivers at the embassy in Tokyo, Tsuneo Ogata, Isamu Suzuki and Jun Yanagiya, have been appointed honorary Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for their “exceptional service.” SPECIAL JAPON: Fukushima, un rapport souligne les défaillances de Tepco. Japan sizes up task of Fukushima waste disposal. By Yoko Kubota TOKYO Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:14pm IST TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan faces the prospect of removing and disposing of 29 million cubic metres of soil contaminated by the world's worst nuclear crisis in 25 years from an area nearly the size of Tokyo, the environment ministry said in the first official estimate of the scope and size of the cleanup.

Japan sizes up task of Fukushima waste disposal

Six months after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami triggered reactor meltdowns, explosions and radiation leaks at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on Japan's northeast coast, the size of the task of cleaning up is only now becoming clear. Fukushima media coverage 'may be harmful' - health - 30 August 2011. Alarmist predictions that the long-term health effects of the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan will be worse than those following Chernobyl in 1986 are likely to aggravate harmful psychological effects of the incident.

Fukushima media coverage 'may be harmful' - health - 30 August 2011

That was the warning heard at an international conference on radiation research in Warsaw, Poland, this week. One report, in UK newspaper The Independent, quoted a scientist who predicted more than a million would die, and that the prolonged release of radioactivity from Fukushima would make health effects worse than those from the sudden release experienced at the Chernobyl nuclear reactor in Ukraine. "We've got to stop these sorts of reports coming out, because they are really upsetting the Japanese population," says Gerry Thomas at Imperial College London, who is attending the meeting. No radioactive substances found so far in rice harvested in Fukushima. Probe finds TEPCO failed to predict hydrogen explosion at Fukushima nuclear plant. UPDATE 3-Japan utility keeps to Fukushima cleanup plan, but may face delay. Ce qui se passe vraiment à la centrale nucléaire de Fukushima. NRC Staff Directed to Set Priorities for Japan Safety Proposals.

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NRC Staff Directed to Set Priorities for Japan Safety Proposals

Nuclear Regulatory Commission directed its staff to choose which task-force safety proposals should be adopted in the near term in response to the Japan crisis, resolving a dispute over how to proceed. Chairman Gregory Jaczko had pressed the commission to act within 90 days on each of 12 recommendations the task force offered in a July report. Après Fukushima, le Japon met sur pied une nouvelle agence de sûreté nucléaire. Progress report on Fukushima Daiichi. Some stabilisation targets have been met at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, but levels of contaminated water in the basements remain Tepco's biggest challenge.

Progress report on Fukushima Daiichi

Pumping water into the three ruined reactors will be essential to their cooling for some time to come, and temperatures at units 2 and 3 are slowly approaching the landmark 100ºC, while unit 1 has been below this for almost a month. However, the water becomes highly radioactive after passing over the melted cores and it goes on to accumulate in the basements of the buildings.

[video] Reportage du 12:45 à la centrale de Fukushima. [Eng] La crise nucléaire entre dans son 6e mois. Environmentalists file multiple challenges to US NRC reactor licensing. Washington (Platts)--11Aug2011/323 pm EDT/1923 GMT A group of 25 environmental and anti-nuclear organizations filed challenges Thursday seeking to slow Nuclear Regulatory Commission action in 19 pending administrative proceedings on new reactor licenses and existing reactor license renewals in light of a recent agency report on the Fukushima nuclear accident. In multiple filings, the groups said the National Environmental Policy Act, or NEPA, requires that the environmental implications of the NRC's task force report on Fukushima be taken into account before the agency can act on the licenses in question. Untitled. [Eng] Près de 57 000 fonctionnaires envoyés dans les zones sinistrées. Evacuation advisory outside 20-km exclusion zone lifted. TEPCO Struggling to Treat Contaminated Water at Crippled Nuclear Plant.

New Cooling Water System Lowering Temperature in Reactor 4 Fuel Storage Pool. August 1, 20115:45 pm EDT Tagged In:Fukushima, NEI Updates: August 2011, NRC, Nuclear Industry, Nuclear Plant Safety, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Radiation, Tokyo Electric Power Co., Used Fuel, Water Plant Status Cooling water temperature in the Fukushima Daiichi reactor 4 used fuel storage pool is returning to normal after Tokyo Electric Power Co. began operating a new recirculating cooling water system.

The new system is expected to bring the temperature of the pool down to about 104 degrees Fahrenheit, about 80 degrees cooler than it has been since the pool’s circulating water system was damaged in March. Second high radiation reading. Another radiation hotspot has been found at the Fukushima Daiichi site - again in part of the emergency venting and filtration system. Yesterday an extremely high reading of 10,000 millisieverts per hour was announced as having been found in pipework leading to an exhaust stack. Today that was followed by a reading of over 5000 millisieverts per hour inside one of the buildings. Both of the readings were taken from parts of the Standby Gas Treatment System (SGTS), through which steam was vented to relieve reactor pressure during the accident in March. In that sense, it is highly likely that Tokyo Electric Power Company will make several more findings of radiation hotspots as it conducts stabilisation work inside the power plant buildings. The first hotspot was detected in a part of the SGTS pipework immediately before the exhaust stack shared by units 1 and 2.