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China has fired up its first nuclear power plant after the destructive 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis, near Wafangdian in Liaoning province at its northeast portion. The $8.02 billion Hongyanhe nuclear power station started operations on Sunday following Beijing's approval in October 2012 of a nuclear power safety and a development schedule. The approval lifted a self-imposed two-year ban on existing and new nuclear projects following the crisis set off by the earthquake that crippled the Japan Fukushima Daiichi plant in 2011.
Saturday, 07 July 2012 17:05 Information is free. Expect it. ~ Anonymous Background On July 5th 2012, Anonymous published 1.2 Gigabyte of internal data from IT-service company Innodata Isogen . In total there is 40 Gigabyte to be released, including communication between top management of business data provider Thomson-Reuters which has yet to be disclosed.
By Lisa Bland | Guest writer for Wake Up World It has been well over a year since March 11, 2011 when a 9.0 magnitude earthquake rocked the east coast of Japan, leaving in its wake unfathomable consequences for the Japanese people and many unanswered questions in Japan and the rest of the world regarding the safety of nuclear energy. While the issue has had relatively little coverage as of late, the Fukushima Daiichi accident is considered the worst industrial accident in history and recent reports in the media warn that the situation is far from under control. The staggering loss of over 15,000 lives and displacement of over 330,000 Japanese people because of the earthquake and tsunami, a series of nuclear meltdowns in reactors 1, 2, and 3, and radioactive re-leases at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, have plunged the country into radical changes, some of which may signify a turning point in embracing renewable energy technology and the phasing out of reliance on nuclear energy.
I’m sure authorities in US are detecting contamination from Fukushima Daiichi in fish on West Coast and not telling people -Gundersen (VIDEO) | RevolutionRadio.orgBy ENENews July 31st, 2012 Title: Arnold Gundersen with the latest on Fukushima: its effects on Japan, and the global risks posed by the No. 4 reactor Source: If You Love This Planet Radio Author: Dr. Helen Caldicott Date: July 27, 2012
June 28, 2012 Global Energy News Roundup: June 28 The Forum on Energy weekly news roundup brings together a mix of global energy stories from around the web. It is published every Thursday morning on www.forumonenergy.com and is available on Twitter via @forumonenergy . New Japanese nuclear agency to be in place in September After months of waiting, the Japanese parliaments lower house has approved a law to establish a new nuclear regulatory agency for the country. The agency should be able to start its work in September, according to Reuters .
WHEN GREGORY B. JACZKO began his tenure as the chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in 2009, the agency was largely invisible to the public, for all the right reasons. Its professional staff was widely recognized as world-class, to the point that analysts held it up as a model for other government energy regulators to emulate, and it was quietly preparing to oversee the first expansion of this nation’s nuclear fleet in decades. Then came the drama. Mr. Jaczko helped President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry M.
The following editorial first appeared in The Washington Post. When Gregory B. Jaczko began his tenure as chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in 2009, the agency was largely invisible to the public, for all the right reasons. Its professional staff was widely recognized as world-class, to the point that analysts held it up as a model for other government energy regulators to emulate, quietly preparing to oversee the first expansion of this nation's nuclear fleet in decades.
Three Mile Island nuclear plant, seen in March 1979, was the site of the worst U.S. nuclear accident. Airborne radiological contamination alarm sounded at 4 p.m. Saturday Radiation was confined to a single building and no one was in danger, company says In 1979, Three Mile Island was the scene of the worst U.S. nuclear accident (CNN) -- Authorities at Pennsylvania's Three Mile Island nuclear plant were investigating what caused a weekend radiation leak that resulted in 150 workers being sent home, officials said Sunday.
The White House’s choice to replace him, Allison Macfarlane , has strong credentials as an expert on nuclear waste and weapons. She will need to be as independent and aggressive as Dr. Jaczko. Both industry and her fellow commissioners will have to be pushed to implement necessary improvements highlighted by the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission commissioner Kristine Svinicki (L) is seen here with Chairman Gregory Jaczko (C) and fellow commissioner George Apostolakis (R) listening to testimony at a meeting at the NRC's headquarters in Rockville, Maryland in this March 21, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Larry Downing
A nuclear power station. The nuclear reactor is contained inside the cylindrical containment buildings to the right - left is a cooling tower venting water vapor from the non-radioactive side of the plant. A nuclear power plant ( NPP ) is a thermal power station in which the heat source is one or more nuclear reactors . As in a conventional thermal power station the heat is used to generate steam which drives a steam turbine connected to a generator which produces electricity . As of February 2nd, 2012, there were 439 nuclear power plants in operation through the world. [ 1 ] Nuclear power plants are usually considered to be base load stations, which are best suited to constant power output.
By Karoun Demirjian ( contact ) Thursday, April 19, 2012 | 1:14 p.m. WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will re-nominate Kristine Svinicki to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, a White House official confirmed Thursday, bringing a swift end to a unfolding standoff with Senate Republicans demanding her term be extended past its scheduled end date of June 30.
Iran nuclear talks primed for failure By Hooshang Amirahmadi and Shahir Shahid Saless Factional infighting is becoming more apparent in Tehran, with potential to block any agreement that could break the impasse as the international meeting over Iran's nuclear program approaches. Overconfidence within the Barack Obama administration - caused by repeated demands from high-ranking Iranian officials for the West to remove crippling sanctions - could also derail the planned May 23 talks in Baghdad. Indications of heightened rivalry within the Iranian ruling factions, represented by the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and President Mahmud Ahmadinejad, over the nuclear talks began with publication of a front page article in the Iran newspaper on May 2, entitled "Deceptive Operations".
--- by Stephen Alexander If Reactor 4 at Fukushima becomes unstable and releases 10 times the amount of Cesium-137 (CS-137) released at the time of the Chernobyl nuclear accident, then the prevailing winds could carry it all the way to the Western USA – that means California. On April 30, 2012, 72 NGO organizations sent a request to the United Nations and the Japanese government urging fast-action to stabilize the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Unit 4 spent nuclear fuel. Experts in the nuclear field from both Japan and the world endorsed the letter. The letter contained warnings that the damaged Unit 4 spent nuclear fuel pool contains Cesium-137.
The nuclear reactor disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan was a terrifying tragedy that had many nations questioning the safety of their own nuclear power programs. According to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco), and the Japanese government, the situation is no longer a threat. But according to nuclear experts, the threat is worse than ever. When the disaster struck, meltdowns occurred in reactors 1, 2, and 3. 4, 5, and 6 were down at the time, but 4 was full of radioactive waste. And it still is, which nuclear waste specialists say is a big cause for concern.