Title: Comment sought on nuclear waste Source: AP Date: Feb 12, 2008
[...] Mike Johnson, president of the [EnergySolutions]‘s Commercial Facilities Group [...] said the Oak Ridge [Tennessee] facility has probably recycled about 1.5 million tons of radioactive metals since 1996 from foreign sources including Germany, Belgium and Canada.
Rep. Bart Gordon, chairman of . . . → Read More: US to burn 100s of tons of radioactive waste from Germany in Tennessee
Title: Experts struggle to collect data in FukushimaSource: Al JazeeraAuthor: D. Parvaz Date: March 17, 2012 6,000 residents of Iitate village One of the village’s former residents (now evacuated), who did not want to be named, said that Tweets sent out shortly after the explosions at the plant indicated that it was assumed that . . . → Read More: Anonymous Source: Community of 6,000 people were assumed to have evacuated from high radiation area… They had not — Eventually happened 3 months after meltdowns — Gov’t doctor came and said ok to eat local food — “Iitate, I think, is finished”
Title: Cesium found in plankton 600 km awaySource: The Yomiuri ShimbunDate: Mar. 18, 2012 Radioactive cesium believed to have been released during the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has been found in plankton about 600 kilometers east of the facility, according to a Japan-U.S. joint research team. [...]
The findings . . . → Read More: Yomiuri: Cesium-134 detected in plankton 600km from Fukushima just 3 months after meltdowns — Scientists say necessary to look at bioaccumulation
Title: Nobel laureate Oe calls for halt to all nuclear plantsSource: AJW by The Asahi ShimbunAuthor: SHINJI INADADate: At France’s largest book fair, instead of promoting a novel, Nobel laureate Kenzaburo Oe used the spotlight to call for the immediate abolition of all nuclear power plants.
Oe, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature . . . → Read More: Fukushima is adversely affecting neighboring countries says Nobel Prize-winning author — “What is the most important ethic for humans to act is not to destroy conditions that are necessary for the next generation to live”
Title: Plan to N-shrine reactors for millennia Source: The Japan Times Author: EDAN CORKILL Date: Sunday, March 18, 2012 Emphasis Added
Long-term plan: Architect Katsuhiro Miyamoto’s novel means of safely mothballing the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, and the highly radioactive fuel likely to remain there even after the current crisis is . . . → Read More: Japan Times article refers to possibility of fuel melting through containment vessels — Also known as ‘China Syndrome’ — Architect wants to build shrines over Fukushima units to “pacify a malevolent god”