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Internal radiation dose of around 80 microsieverts from eating 2 pounds of radioactive beef

Are worries over meat overblown?, Japan Times, July 22, 2011:

[...] Do people who have eaten contaminated beef need to worry about their health? [...]

Eating 1 kg [2.2 pounds] of the meat is roughly equal to a radiation dose of 82.65 microsieverts for a period during which radioactive cesium remains in one’s . . . → Read More: Internal radiation dose of around 80 microsieverts from eating 2 pounds of radioactive beef

France sends irradiated nuclear fuel to US — Six casks off-loaded in Georgia and trucked 1,600 miles to Los Alamos

Ship carrying nuclear cargo slips in, out of port, Savannah Morning News, July 22, 2011:

[...] The Osprey, which slipped in and out of [Port of Savannah] relatively unnoticed, was carrying containers holding six casks of nuclear fuel irradiated in the now-closed French fast reactor Phenix. [...]

The material is being returned to the . . . → Read More: France sends irradiated nuclear fuel to US — Six casks off-loaded in Georgia and trucked 1,600 miles to Los Alamos

TEPCO redefines “cold shutdown” — Only bottom of pressure vessel has to be under 100 degrees celsius, not reactor-core coolant

Plugging reactors no longer stated goal for Tepco, Japan Times, July 20, 2011:

[...] A cold shutdown is usually defined as bringing the temperature of the reactor-core coolants to below 100 degrees. But this has been redefined as bringing the temperature at the bottom of the pressure vessels to below 100 degrees and reducing . . . → Read More: TEPCO redefines “cold shutdown” — Only bottom of pressure vessel has to be under 100 degrees celsius, not reactor-core coolant

Fukushima Blackout: Cooling at SPF No. 3 stopped for 5 hours, still on backup power — TEPCO says no ‘major’ change in temp

TEPCO probes Fukushima blackout, NHK, July 22, 2011: . . . → Read More: Fukushima Blackout: Cooling at SPF No. 3 stopped for 5 hours, still on backup power — TEPCO says no ‘major’ change in temp

ABC: Al Qaeda recruit employed at five different U.S. nuclear plants (VIDEO)

New Terror Report Warns of Insider Threat to Utilities, ABC News, July 20, 2011:

Sabotage by an insider at a major utility facility, including a chemical or oil refinery, could provide al Qaeda with its best opportunity for the kind of massive Sept. 11 anniversary attack Osama bin Laden was planning, according to U.S. . . . → Read More: ABC: Al Qaeda recruit employed at five different U.S. nuclear plants (VIDEO)

NHK News Flash: Electricity cut at Reactors No. 3 and 4, cooling system shut down — TEPCO says no “major” change in radiation around plant

External power supply cut at 2 Fukushima reactors, NHK, July 22, 2011:

Tokyo Electric Power Company says part of the external power supply has been cut at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant due to a problem in the transmission lines [...] cutting off electricity to the No. 3 and 4 reactors.

The operator was . . . → Read More: NHK News Flash: Electricity cut at Reactors No. 3 and 4, cooling system shut down — TEPCO says no “major” change in radiation around plant

Updated roadmap no longer mentions how holes in reactors will be plugged — Kyoto prof perplexed this “most important” point was left out

Plugging reactors no longer stated goal for Tepco, Japan Times, July 20, 2011:

[...] To substantially reduce the amount of radioactive materials released from the plant, Tepco needs to get to the bottom of the problem: plugging holes or cracks in the reactors’ containment vessels that are allowing contaminated water to flood on-site facilities, . . . → Read More: Updated roadmap no longer mentions how holes in reactors will be plugged — Kyoto prof perplexed this “most important” point was left out