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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Nuclear Energy - News September 15, 2011
From RadiationAlerts.org / Tppix /
Lucas Whitefield Hixson | Information Architect | Enformable
and other sources.


After Japan. Where does the world go after the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant accident? (The University of Western Ontario)
This week marks six months since a 9.0 earthquake and ensuing tsunami sparked the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant accident, a massive incident involving equipment failures, meltdowns triggered by fuel pools and radiation release.


10am: Parliament restricts access to information about nuclear energy (Slovak Spectator)
Parliament passed the so-called Atomic Act on Wednesday, September 14, restricting access to sensitive documents containing information about nuclear energy.



Europeans Reignite Fusion Energy Project (Tech Review)
A team of researchers has restarted the world's largest fusion experiment - the Joint European Torus reactor, near Oxford, U.K. The move is a step forward in the quest for practical nuclear fusion.


Poland can't afford to scrap nuclear plans: minister (Gulf Times)
Poland will not abandon its nuclear power plans despite Europes economic crisis and growing public opposition following Japans Fukushima disaster, a government official responsible for the project said yesterday.


Durham anti-nuclear movement mourns loss of leader (DurhamRegion)
Mr. Martin, a founder of Durham Nuclear Awareness, died on Sept. 9 after a four-year battle against prostate cancer.


French nuclear blast no big deal: Minister (Turkish Daily News)
France is 'interested' in Turkey's plans to construct two or three nuclear power plant, French Minister Besson says a day after nuclear blast in south France.


Status of TEPCO’s Facilities and its services (as of September 12)
Posted:
-Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station: Units 1 to 3: shutdown due to the earthquake (Units 4 to 6: outage due to regular inspections) *From 8:05 am to 9:35 am on September 12, we conducted dust sampling at the upper part of reactor building of Unit 3 using a large crane vehicle. *At 2:01 pm on September [...]

Covert Nuclear Double-Cross – Kaieda, Matsumoto worked to undermine Kan’s authority with Veitnam nuclear project
Posted:
In August, his days numbered as prime minister, Naoto Kan refused to authorize exports of nuclear power plant technology to Vietnam despite having actively pushed the project months earlier. Alarmed that the huge contracts could go to another country, then Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Banri Kaieda and Foreign Minister Takeaki Matsumoto went over [...]

Specialists Investigation Reveals Meltdowns and Nuclear Disaster Caused By TEPCO’s Inability to Handle Situation Correctly
Posted:
The original website : http://news.tbs.co.jp/newseye/tbs_newseye4822557.html Nuclear energy specialists team analyzed Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant data and put together their opinions. It said "Although tsunami caused the power plants blackout, it wouldn't have caused severe crisis like meltdown if it had been handled properly." The massive tsunami attacked Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. #1 reactor completely lost the AC source. [...]

A view of dust sampling at the upper part of the Reactor Building of Unit 1 at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (pictured on September 11, 2011)
Posted:
*From 9:45 am to 1:30 pm on September 11, we conducted dust sampling at the upper part of reactor building of Unit 1 using a large crane vehicle. Source:www.tepco.co.jp, via Enformable

Status of TEPCO’s Facilities and its services (as of September 11)
Posted:
- Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station: Units 1 to 3: shutdown due to the earthquake (Units 4 to 6: outage due to regular inspections) Source:www.tepco.co.jp, via @Enformable




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