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Archive for June 2013

Fukushima nuclear plant: Toxic isotope found in groundwater

Fukushima nuclear plant: Toxic isotope found in groundwater
High levels of a toxic radioactive isotope have been found in groundwater at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant, its operator says. Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) said tests showed Strontium-90 was present at 30 times the legal rate. The radioactive isotope tritium has also been detected at elevated […]Read more

NSC construction progress

NSC construction progress
Within the NSC Project at the construction site the following works are being performed: – Second lifting of the Arch is performed – Arrangement of inclined piles in the serviced area (northern slip foundations) – Reinforcement of the serviced area (northern slip) – Activities on arranging an […]Read more

THE SECOND LIFTING OF THE ARCH IS STARTED

THE SECOND LIFTING OF THE ARCH IS STARTED
The second lifting of the eastern part of the Arch with weight 3788,6 tons is started today at Chernobyl NPP “Shelter” object site. Lifting operations are performed in two stages: June 12 Arch will be lifted at the height of 12 meters and June 13 at another […]Read more

Another radioactive leak found at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant

Another radioactive leak found at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant
A discharge of contaminated water has been discovered at the disabled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. It is the latest in a string of incident hindering the clean up of the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986. Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco), the owner of the wrecked […]Read more

Norway will cooperate with Ukraine in the field of nuclear safety

Norway will cooperate with Ukraine in the field of nuclear safety
On June 5, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted Law “On ratification of the Agreement between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Government of Kingdom of Norway on cooperation in the field of nuclear and radiation safety and decommissioning of the Nuclear Power Plant and […]Read more

Fukushima survey lists 12 confirmed, 15 suspected thyroid cancer cases

Fukushima survey lists 12 confirmed, 15 suspected thyroid cancer cases
An ongoing study on the impact of radiation on Fukushima residents from the crippled atomic power plant has found 12 minors with confirmed thyroid cancer diagnoses, up from three in a report in February, with 15 others suspected to have cancer, up from seven, sources familiar with […]Read more

Fukushima plant operator reverses claim groundwater not contaminated

Fukushima plant operator reverses claim groundwater not contaminated
(Reuters) – Tokyo Electric Power Co said on Tuesday it had detected radioactive caesium in groundwater flowing into its wrecked Fukushima Daiichi plant, reversing an earlier finding that any contamination was negligible. The announcement is yet another example of Tokyo Electric initially downplaying a problem, only to […]Read more

Iran’s Arak reactor looms into Israeli, Western view

Iran's Arak reactor looms into Israeli, Western view
Iran aims to start a reactor next year which the West fears could arm an atomic bomb; Israel, which has bombed such construction sites around the Middle East before, may try to stop the plant being completed. The timetable for the planned start-up of the Arak heavy-water […]Read more

Rising radioactive spills leave Fukushima fishermen floundering

Rising radioactive spills leave Fukushima fishermen floundering
Dozens of crabs, three small sharks and scores of fish thump on the slippery deck of the fishing boat True Prosperity as captain Shohei Yaoita lands his latest haul, another catch headed not for the dinner table but for radioactive testing. Japan’s government banned commercial fishing in […]Read more
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