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The world can be fully powered by alternative energy in 20-40 years, Stanford researcher says

Stanford University Press Release: The world can be powered by alternative energy in 20-40 years, Stanford researcher says

Human rights group on Fukushima: May have to bring in more doctors, borrow medical equipment — Gov’t not protecting right to health to its people — Mistrust growing -Reuters

Title: Japan too slow in Fukushima health checks-rights groupSource: ReutersAuthor: Yoko KubotaDate: Mar 6, 2012

A year after the Fukushima nuclear crisis, Japan’s government is still too slow in providing health checks and information to residents, leaving them confused and suspicious of authorities, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday. [...]

Jane Cohen, a researcher . . . → Read More: Human rights group on Fukushima: May have to bring in more doctors, borrow medical equipment — Gov’t not protecting right to health to its people — Mistrust growing -Reuters

Beagles to be injected with radioactive substances during gov’t toxicity experiments?

Title: Activists protest alleged use of dogs in radiation research Source: Focus Taiwan Date: Feb 14, 2012

SOURCE: Focus Taiwan

Taipei — An animal rights group staged a protest Tuesday against an alleged plan to use dogs in radiation toxicity experiments [...]

The animal rights group said the Institute of Nuclear Energy Research . . . → Read More: Beagles to be injected with radioactive substances during gov’t toxicity experiments?

DC Bureau: Report of “a possibly new and weird kind of spider that thrives in radioactive cooling pools” (PHOTO)

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Follow-up to: Paper: Strange growth discovered on spent fuel could be “biological in nature” — White, stringlike material resembles spider web

Title: Monster Mystery at SRS Source: DC Bureau Author: Joseph Trento Date: February 9th, 2012 Emphasis Added

SOURCE: swns.com

Highly radioactive snakes, frogs and even a three-legged gator populate the Department . . . → Read More: DC Bureau: Report of “a possibly new and weird kind of spider that thrives in radioactive cooling pools” (PHOTO)

Reporter Appears Suspicious: Isn’t it unusual for fire dept. to be called to Byron nuclear plant for a release of steam? (VIDEO)

Title: Fire crews called to Byron nuclear plant for rare, unusual eventSource: WREXDate: Jan 30, 2012

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Reporter: You’ve been at the department 30 years, is it fairly unusual to be called out there for a release of steam?

Fireman: In my 30 years that was probably my third fire related call . . . → Read More: Reporter Appears Suspicious: Isn’t it unusual for fire dept. to be called to Byron nuclear plant for a release of steam? (VIDEO)

Nuke Plant Spokeswoman: “Smoke was seen coming from an auxiliary transformer but the fire department found no fire” -Reuters

Follow-up to UPDATED: Emergency shutdown at Illinois reactor — Smoke was actually steam containing radioactive material — Workers evacuated — Releases will continue throughout day (PHOTO)

Title: Exelon shuts Byron nuclear plant unit after power loss Source: Reuters via Crain’s Chicago Business Date: Jan 30, 2:45 pm ET

[...] Exelon declared an unusual event . . . → Read More: Nuke Plant Spokeswoman: “Smoke was seen coming from an auxiliary transformer but the fire department found no fire” -Reuters

*UPDATE* Japan Times: Fukushima Moms & Advocates Remain in Tents Outside METI Building in Tokyo, Defying Orders — Gov’t now hoping they will leave “voluntarily”

Title: Nuclear foes defy order to remove tents from the grounds of METISource: Japan Times OnlineAuthor: MINORU MATSUTANIDate: Jan. 27, 2012 Antinuclear activists camping out at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry refused to take down their tents Friday despite an order to do so by 5 p.m.

Hundreds of people meanwhile came . . . → Read More: *UPDATE* Japan Times: Fukushima Moms & Advocates Remain in Tents Outside METI Building in Tokyo, Defying Orders — Gov’t now hoping they will leave “voluntarily”

Fukushima mothers and advocates living in tents outside METI building in Tokyo face eviction by order of minister Yukio Edano — What you can do to help (via Beyond Nuclear)

Title: Fukushima mothers and activists face eviction Source: Beyond Nuclear Date: January 25, 2012

On Friday, January 27th, the tent occupation in front of METI in Tokyo faces eviction by order of minister Yukio Edano. The eviction order follows a controversial public meeting where government officials met with nuclear industry personnel to discuss nuclear power . . . → Read More: Fukushima mothers and advocates living in tents outside METI building in Tokyo face eviction by order of minister Yukio Edano — What you can do to help (via Beyond Nuclear)

NRC on Mar. 15: Leave it to nuclear engineers to catch a pond on fire — Referring to Fukushima Spent Fuel Pool 4 (EMAIL)

March 15th, 2011 – Explosion at Unit 2 – Nuclear engineers catch a pond on fire, Enformable, Jan. 13, 2011:

From: (b)(6) n behalf of Jerry Van We Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 20T1 8:54 AM To: VanWert, Christopher Cc: Ginny;r(b)(6) Subject: Re: FWV.

Looking at the IAEA news feed:

15 March 2011, 02:35 UTC: . . . → Read More: NRC on Mar. 15: Leave it to nuclear engineers to catch a pond on fire — Referring to Fukushima Spent Fuel Pool 4 (EMAIL)

Local News: If there are radioactive tissue boxes at Bed, Bath & Beyond what else is taking place? — Cobalt-60 item was available for purchase online (VIDEO)

Radioactive tissue-box cases taken off Bed, Bath & Beyond shelves: Westchester customers startled, Journal News, Jan. 13, 2012:

Eight radioactive metal tissue-box holders have been removed from the shelves at two Bed, Bath & Beyond locations in Westchester County, leaving customers startled and questioning the company’s safeguards. [...]

The product, a Dual Ridge Boutique . . . → Read More: Local News: If there are radioactive tissue boxes at Bed, Bath & Beyond what else is taking place? — Cobalt-60 item was available for purchase online (VIDEO)

Japan Times: Key antinuclear conference in Yokohama — Kyodo: Experts to draw up plans to phase out nuclear power

Key antinuclear confab will offer lessons for global thought – The Japan Times Online

NGOs, nuclear experts to draw up plans to phase out nuclear power – The Mainichi Daily News

Japan supermarket labels Fukushima-area cabbage as grown 1,000+km from meltdowns (PHOTOS)

Okinawa supermarket sells Ibaraki cabbage as from Kagoshima | Fukushima Diary

At a Supermarket in Okinawa, it was caught on the pictures that they sell cabbages from Ibaraki and label them as from Kagoshima. (West Japan.)

See photo evidence here

Official: Fires showed Los Alamos lab’s exposed nuclear waste poses a “significant risk to the public” — Cleanup being expedited

NM, lab reach deal on radioactive waste cleanup – BusinessWeek

State environmental officials have reached an agreement with Los Alamos National Laboratory to expedite the cleanup of thousands of barrels of radioactive waste. [...]

The toxic waste made national headlines this summer when a massive wildfire raged [...]

Associate environmental programs director Michael Graham . . . → Read More: Official: Fires showed Los Alamos lab’s exposed nuclear waste poses a “significant risk to the public” — Cleanup being expedited

Nuclear protesters perform street theater production

Davis-Besse protesters perform street theater production | The News-Messenger

CARROLL TOWNSHIP — About 20 people participated in a skit in front Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station before they attended a public meeting about shield building cracks at the plant.

“We have nuclear-grade duct tape, nuclear-grade Gorilla Glue and nuclear-grade spackling,” said Kevin Kamps, dressed as . . . → Read More: Nuclear protesters perform street theater production

300 people attended NRC’s meeting on cracks found throughout reactor building at Ohio’s Davis-Besse plant

300 attend Davis-Besse meeting | The News-Messenger | thenews-messenger.com

ERIE TOWNSHIP — More than 300 people attended the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s public meeting on the cracks recently found throughout the reactor shield building at the Davis-Besse plant.

NRC and FirstEnergy officials say the shield building is as safe as ever, and a core . . . → Read More: 300 people attended NRC’s meeting on cracks found throughout reactor building at Ohio’s Davis-Besse plant

Alert declared by Minnesota nuke plant after ‘bleach’ leak — Local schools affected

Bleach leak at Prairie Island nuke plant prompts schools to delay classes | StarTribune.com

[...] As a precaution, schools in the Prescott and Ellsworth School Districts in Wisconsin delayed the start of classes for two hours.

The bleach is used to treat water that is brought into the plant for cooling.

The utility said . . . → Read More: Alert declared by Minnesota nuke plant after ‘bleach’ leak — Local schools affected

Duluth Newspaper: Maybe Yucca Mountain-type nuclear waste dump should be in Minnesota, Wisconsin or Michigan instead — Sounds scary, but is it?

Our view: Nuclear waste here? Actually, why not? | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota

The Lake Superior region of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula [... is] perfect — absolutely perfect, according to a front-page story about a 114-page study from the Sandia National Laboratory — for entombing nuclear waste.

Scientists and the . . . → Read More: Duluth Newspaper: Maybe Yucca Mountain-type nuclear waste dump should be in Minnesota, Wisconsin or Michigan instead — Sounds scary, but is it?

Leak, 2nd partial shutdown raise concerns about quake damage at North Anna nuke plant

North Anna reactor leak causes partial shutdown, WTOP by Hank Silverberg, Jan. 3, 2012:

A spokesman for the Nuclear Regulator Commission says a steam line, which leads to a valve that leads to a reactor turbine, sprung a leak Monday The NRC spokesman says there was no radiation leak It is the second partial . . . → Read More: Leak, 2nd partial shutdown raise concerns about quake damage at North Anna nuke plant

New Year’s Update: Fukushima Timeline website now live — Feedback requested

Looking Forward – New Year Update, Enformable, Jan. 2, 2011:

Happy Holidays and New Year to all of our readers. We first off want to thank each of you for the support given and ideas shared, which is really the spirit of our mission.

This weekend we have pushed hard to finalize the next . . . → Read More: New Year’s Update: Fukushima Timeline website now live — Feedback requested

Japan Times Letter: Spare us the propaganda routine

Spare us the propaganda routine | The Japan Times Online

By JENS NICOLAYBerlin

As a German, I can say that Andreas Kolb’s “opinion” is surely not written by an Austrian. We share the same culture and we don’t use terms like “yellow peril” in the German-speaking part of Europe. Nobody here would claim that . . . → Read More: Japan Times Letter: Spare us the propaganda routine

Japan Times Letter: Gross nuclear misrepresentations

Gross nuclear misrepresentations | The Japan Times Online

By NANCY FOUSTSioux Falls, South Dakota

The Dec. 25 letter from Andreas Kolb, ” Ridiculous antinuclear claims,” is quite disturbing in its gross misrepresentations, xenophobia and blatant racism. Even if The Japan Times editorial staff don’t agree with Kolb’s statements, they have some responsibility not to . . . → Read More: Japan Times Letter: Gross nuclear misrepresentations

NYT: Former NRC member says ‘nuclear party’ transcends Republican and Democratic parties

Agency Smackdown, Round 2: A Critique of ‘the Nuclear Party’

Peter A. Bradford, NRC member from 1977 to 1982

“What’s unusual here is the letter these four [NRC] commissioners have written [...] unquestionably with the intention it would become public” “These are professionals, they’re grown-ups, they don’t get scared under their desk by one . . . → Read More: NYT: Former NRC member says ‘nuclear party’ transcends Republican and Democratic parties

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