Nuclear Power & Radiation

"Nuclear Rules in Japan Relied on Old Science"

"In the country that gave the world the word tsunami, the Japanese nuclear establishment largely disregarded the potentially destructive force of the walls of water. The word did not even appear in government guidelines until 2006, decades after plants — including the Fukushima Daiichi facility that firefighters are still struggling to get under control — began dotting the Japanese coastline."

Source: NY Times, 03/28/2011

Regulators Nix Proposal To Delay Closure Of Last California Nuclear Plant

"In pointed language, federal regulators rebuffed a request Tuesday from the operator of California’s last nuclear power plant that could have smoothed its pathway to securing a longer operating life for its twin reactors."

Source: AP, 01/26/2023

"Ukraine War Moves ‘Doomsday Clock’ To 90 Seconds To Midnight"

"With Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the specter of nuclear weapon use, Earth crept its closest to Armageddon, a science-oriented advocacy group said, moving its famous “Doomsday Clock” up to just 90 seconds before midnight."

Source: AP, 01/25/2023

"Fukushima Water To Be Released Into Ocean In Next Few Months, Says Japan"

"The controversial release of more than a million tonnes of water from the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant will begin in the northern spring or summer, Japan’s government has said – a move that has sparked anger among local fishing communities and countries in the region."

Source: Guardian, 01/13/2023

"New Mexico Seeks Tougher Provisions For US Nuclear Dump"

"[New Mexico] officials on Tuesday released a draft permit that includes tougher provisions for the U.S. government to meet if it wants to continue dumping radioactive waste from decades of nuclear research and bomb-making in the New Mexico desert."

Source: AP, 12/22/2022

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