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New Safe Confinement: current status

New Safe Confinement: current status
Assembling of metal structures of the Arch: Under design 11516 tons (eastern part of the Arch), performed 10915,74 tons (94,79%) Arrangement of foundations in the Arch’s serviced area (northern slip): Concrete: under design – 5674,2 m3, placed – 2881,0 m3 (50,77%); Reinforcing steel: under design – 1198,678 […]Read more

History of deadly earthquakes

History of deadly earthquakes
Earthquakes have claimed hundreds of thousands of lives in the last 100 years and improvements in technology have only slightly reduced the death toll. 25 September 2013 More than 300 people are killed as a 7.7 magnitude quake flattens entire villages in Pakistan’s remote south-western province of […]Read more

The first stage of 3rd lifting of the NSC Arch’s Eastern part was performed

The first stage of 3rd lifting of the NSC Arch’s Eastern part was performed
During September 15-16, 2013, the first stage of 3rd lifting of the NSC Arch’s Eastern part was performed at the Shelter Object site. The structures with total weight of 9,986 tons were lifted for 26.5 m height. At the moment the installation of the Arch’s segments and […]Read more

Japan to be nuclear free as it begins to switch off its last reactor

Japan to be nuclear free as it begins to switch off its last reactor
Tokyo: Japan is to start the process of switching off its last working nuclear reactor Sunday for a scheduled inspection with no restart in sight due to public hostility towards atomic power. The move will leave the world’s third largest economy without atomic energy for the second […]Read more

Nuclear Energy Agency: No room for complacency on safety

Nuclear Energy Agency: No room for complacency on safety
A newly published report praises OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) member countries for identifying and implementing nuclear safety enhancements following the Fukushima accident, but warns that learning the lessons from Fukushima must be an ongoing process. The report, The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident: OECD/NEA Nuclear […]Read more

Fear and Fukushima

Fear and Fukushima
International radiation protection experts have written messages to the Japanese people to explain the health impacts of the Fukushima accident. The letters were published on the website of prime minister Shinzo Abe and his cabinet and explain what is known about the effects of radiation on the […]Read more
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