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'I Oversaw America's Nuclear Power Industry. Now I Think It Should Be Banned.' (slashdot)

Friday the Washington Post published an essay by Gregory Jaczko, who served on America's Nuclear Regulatory Commission from 2005 to 2009 and was its chairman from 2009 to 2012. He says he'd believed nuclear power was worth the reduction they produced in greenhouse emissions -- until Japan's 2011 nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima power plant. "Despite working in the industry for more than a decade, I now believe that nuclear power's benefits are no longer enough to risk the welfare of people li...
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Nuclear wasteland: Inside the ghost towns of Fukushima

Nuclear wasteland Inside the ghost towns of Fukushima Nuclear wasteland Inside the ghost towns of Fukushima Eight years on from the tsunami and nuclear meltdown, much of Japan’s Fukushima province remains derelict and deserted. But are the radiation fears stopping people returning misplaced? Rob Gilhooly reports from Tomioka. Pictures by Simon Townsley This article has an estimated read time of 11 minutes There was a chilling silence in the town of Tomioka in the days after the March 2011 Fukush...
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Nuclear wasteland: Inside the ghost towns of Fukushima

There was a chilling silence in the town of Tomioka in the days after the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. Shoes were left in porches, half-read newspapers lay abandoned next to cups of tea, long gone cold. As night closed in on the seaside town, lights glared out from a few bare windows, while news of the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant just six miles away drifted from a solitary radio. Nobody was home. Eight years on, little has changed. Before March 11, 2011 – ...
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Three Mile Island nuclear plant to close 40 years after worst nuclear disaster in US history

The Three Mile Island nuclear plant, site 40 years ago of the worst ever US nuclear accident, is to shut down in September, its owner announced on Wednesday. Exelon Generation had been seeking subsidies from Pennsylvania lawmakers to keep the money-losing facility open, but the company said that would apparently not happen in time. "We don't see a path forward for policy changes before the June 1 fuel purchasing deadline for TMI," Kathleen Barron, an Exelon senior vice president, said in a s...
Tags: Science, US, Pennsylvania, Fukushima, Chernobyl, TMI, Exelon, Exelon Generation, Three Mile Island, Middletown Pennsylvania, Bryan Hanson, Kathleen Barron, Three Mile Island Generating Station Unit


‘Fukushima 50’ to Star Ken Watanabe and Koichi Sato|

Japan’s Koichi Sato (“Terminal,” “Whiteout,” and “Unforgiven”) and Ken Watanabe (“Inception,” “Letters from Iwo Jima,” “Godzilla,” “The Last Samurai”) star in “Fukushima 50,” a forthcoming film recounting the events of the East Japan earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown of 2011. The survival action drama is directed by Wakamatsu Setsuro (“The Unbroken,” “Whiteout”). Based on the […]
Tags: Asia, Japan, News, Global, Production, Fukushima, Ken Watanabe, Kadokawa, East Japan, Fukushima 50, Koichi Sato, Wakamatsu Setsuro


The demise and rebirth of the ethical engineer

Whatever happened to the ethics of engineering? We’ve seen just one disastrous news story after another these past few years, almost all knowable and preventable. Planes falling out of the sky. Nuclear power plants melting down. Foreign powers engorging on user data. Environmental testing thrashed. Electrical grids burning states to the ground. The patterns are not centered around discipline or nationality, nor do these events share an obvious social structure. Facebook machine learning progr...
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Nuclear energy and the Green New Deal

The Green New Deal’s goal is to move America to zero carbon emissions in 10 years. “That’s a goal you could only imagine possible if you have no idea how energy is produced,” James Meigs, former editor of Popular Mechanics magazine, says in my latest video. “Renewable is so inconsistent,” he adds. “You can’t just put in wind turbines and solar panels. You have to build all this infrastructure to connect them with energy consumers.” Because wind doesn’t always blow and the sun doesn’t always shin...
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Blind sailor crosses the Pacific

Sailing nonstop across the Pacific Ocean is no easy task; doing it without being able to see anything is another challenge altogether. But difficulties don’t stand in the way of Mitsuhiro Iwamoto, now the first visually impaired person to make the 8,700-mile journey across the Pacific from San Diego, California, to Fukushima, Japan, without stopping. With the help of a sighted navigator Doug Smith to advise him, the 52-year-old departed on February 24 and arrived in Fukushima on Saturday. Thi...
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Fukushima owner to allow overseas staff to work on disaster cleanup

Tokyo Electric Power plans to allow overseas workers coming to Japan under a new visa programme to work on the cleanup of its wrecked Fukushima nuclear power station north of Tokyo, a spokeswoman said on Friday.
Tags: Japan, Money, businessNews, Tokyo, Fukushima, Tokyo Electric Power


China goes all-in on home grown tech in push for nuclear dominance

China, the world's biggest energy consumer, was once seen as a "shop window" for big nuclear developers to show off new technologies, with Beijing embarking on a program to build plants based on designs from France, the United States, Russia and Canada. China signed a technology transfer deal with the United States in 2006 that put the AP1000 at the "core" of its atomic energy program. It also pledged to use advanced third-generation technology in its safety review after the 2011 Fukushima nuc...
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Fukushima: the Removal of Nuclear Fuel Rods From Damaged Reactor Building Begins

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Workers at the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have begun removing fuel rods from a storage pool near one of the three reactors that suffered meltdowns eight years ago. The plant's operator, Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) said on Monday that work had begun to remove the first of 566 used and unused fuel assemblies in reactor building No 3. The fuel rods stored in unit No 3's cooling pool were not damaged in the 2011 disaster, whe...
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Nuclear Fuel Rod Removed From Stricken Fukushima Reactor for the First Time

Engineers in Japan reached an important milestone today, as they began removing fuel rods from one of three reactors that experienced meltdowns in 2011 at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.Read more...
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Fukushima: Nuclear fuel rods removed

Eight years after a 9.0 magnitude earthquake triggered Japan's worst ever nuclear disaster, work has begun to remove spent fuel rods from a reactor that went into meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station.
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Fukushima: Japan begins removal of nuclear fuel from reactor site

An operation begins to remove fuel rods from a Fukushima reactor building hit by the 2011 tsunami.
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Fukushima operator begins milestone task of removing nuclear fuel rods from damaged reactor

Operators of Japan’s nuclear power plant in Fukushima have started the milestone task of removing fuel from the first of three reactors that melted down during the 2011 disaster. The process is a critical step in the decades-long decommissioning process to ensure the plant is not vulnerable to further nuclear accidents if hit by another major quake and tsunami. It is the first time operators Tokyo Electric Power Co. have removed fuel from any of the three reactors that went into meltdown at Fuku...
Tags: Japan, Science, Shinzo Abe, Fukushima, Fukushima Daiichi, Abe, Asahi, OKUMA, Tokyo Electric Power Co, Tepco, Akira Ono


Fukushima: Japan begins removal of nuclear fuel from damaged reactor

A painstaking operation begins to remove fuel rods from a Fukushima reactor hit by the 2011 tsunami.
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Tepco begins second round of fuel rod removals at battered Fukushima nuclear plant

Tokyo Electric Power has begun removing spent nuclear fuel rods from a second building at the wrecked Fukushima plant, using remote-controlled cranes to lift hundreds of radioactive cylinders from a highly contaminated reactor site.
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Fukushima: removal of nuclear fuel rods from damaged reactor building begins

Workers begin to empty storage pool – but more critical removal of melted fuel from reactors themselves will be more challengingWorkers at the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have begun removing fuel rods from a storage pool near one of the three reactors that suffered meltdowns eight years ago.The plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) said on Monday that work had begun to remove the first of 566 used and unused fuel assemblies in reactor building No 3. Continue reading...
Tags: Energy, Japan, Environment, World news, Asia Pacific, Nuclear Power, Fukushima, Japan disaster, Fukushima Daiichi, Tokyo Electric Power Tepco


Fukushima: removal of nuclear fuel rods from damaged reactor begins

Workers begin to empty storage pool – but more critical removal of melted fuel from reactors themselves will be more challengingWorkers at the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have begun removing fuel rods from a storage pool near one of the three reactors that suffered meltdowns eight years ago.The plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) said on Monday that work had begun to remove the first of 566 used and unused fuel assemblies in reactor building No 3. Continue reading...
Tags: Energy, Japan, Environment, World news, Asia Pacific, Nuclear Power, Fukushima, Japan disaster, Fukushima Daiichi, Tokyo Electric Power Tepco


Removal of fuel in pool at Fukushima’s melted reactor begins

TOKYO (AP) — The operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant for the first time is removing fuel from a cooling pool at one of three reactors that melted down in the 2011 disaster, a milestone in the decades-long process to decommission the plant. Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Monday workers started removing the first […]
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Removal of fuel in pool at Fukushima's melted reactor begins

TOKYO (AP) — The operator of the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant has begun removing fuel from a cooling pool at one of three reactors that melted down in the 2011 disaster, a milestone in the decades-long process to decommission the plant.
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Japan’s PM visits Fukushima nuke plant in revival message

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday visited the Fukushima nuclear plant, which sank into meltdowns after a tsunami eight years ago, in an effort to highlight revival and safety as the nation prepares to host the 2020 Olympics. The visit by Abe, who last went to the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant five […]
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WTO upholds South Korean ban on Fukushima seafood

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The World Trade Organization has upheld South Korea’s import ban on Japanese seafood from areas affected by the 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima. South Korea on Friday welcomed the decision and said it will continue to block all fishery products from Fukushima and seven neighboring prefectures to ensure “only foods […]
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South Korea WTO appeal succeeds in Japanese Fukushima food dispute

South Korea won the bulk of its appeal on Thursday in a dispute at the World Trade Organization over import bans and testing requirements it had imposed on Japanese seafood in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.
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Japan's Olympic minister resigns over Fukushima gaffe

Yoshitaka Sakurada suggested a politician in area affected by 2011 triple disaster was more important than reconstructionJapan’s Olympic minister resigned Wednesday after making remarks deemed offensive to the people affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, a gaffe that prompted some to question his credentials.Yoshitaka Sakurada said he submitted his resignation to the prime minister, Shinzo Abe. He said he made comments that hurt the feelings those in the disaster-hit areas, and just retra...
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Abandoned Japanese town allows residents home

Okuma, a town near the wrecked Fukushima power plant, has partially reopened.
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Fukushima nuclear disaster: Abandoned town allows first residents home

Okuma, a town near the wrecked Fukushima power plant, has partially reopened.
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Fukushima disaster: first residents return to town next to nuclear plant

Parts of Okuma are open for business once again, but only a few hundred former residents have moved homeA town next to the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant partially reopened on Wednesday, eight years after a triple meltdown forced tens of thousands of people in the area to flee.About 40% of Okuma, which sits immediately west of the plant, was declared safe for residents to make a permanent return after decontamination efforts significantly reduced radiation levels. Continue reading...
Tags: Japan, Environment, Asia Pacific, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Earthquakes, Nuclear Power, Fukushima, Japan disaster, Tsunamis, Fukushima Daiichi, OKUMA


Japan lifts evacuation in parts of Fukushima plant hometown

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has partially lifted an evacuation order in one of the two hometowns of the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant for the first time since the 2011 disaster. The action taken Wednesday allows people to return about 40 percent of Okuma. The other hometown, Futaba, remains off-limits as are several other towns nearby. […]
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Saudi Arabia close to building first nuclear reactor despite not signing up to international safeguards

Saudi Arabia plans to issue a multi-billion-dollar tender in 2020 to construct its first two nuclear power reactors and is discussing the project with US and other potential suppliers, three sources familiar with the plans have said. The world's top oil exporter wants to diversify its energy mix, adding nuclear power so it can free up more crude for export. But the plans are facing Washington's scrutiny because of potential military uses for the technology. Saudi Arabia, which aims to mi...
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