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Fukushima Current Status: “cold shutdown” is cold comfort — remaining problems are “immense”

I’m back from my hiatus due to an emergency at home.  Today TEPCO announces that a status called “cold shutdown” has been achieved at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear electrical-generating station complex I have blogged so much about in the past. Well, … Continue reading

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Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Current Situation: An analogy (UPDATED on May 22nd, May 30, June 21, July 3rd, August 4th, September 22nd, and October 17th, 2011)

Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Current Situation: An analogy (UPDATED on May 22nd, May 30, June 21, July 3rd, August 4th, September 22nd, and October 17th, 2011). I’ve updated this post, adding the following today: UPDATED October 17th, 2011:  Although I expect … Continue reading

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“Nuclear Oversight Lacking Worldwide” – the problem of “coziness” / video & transcript from Fairewinds Associates, Inc.

“Nuclear Oversight Lacking Worldwide” – the problem of “coziness” / video & transcript from Fairewinds Associates, Inc..

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“Nuclear Oversight Lacking Worldwide” – the problem of “coziness” / video & transcript from Fairewinds Associates, Inc.

http://fairewinds.com/content/nuclear-oversight-lacking-worldwide This update from Fairewinds features a concise ( ~ 10 minute) video with some reports and stories over the years showing that although the US has repeatedly admitted and resolved to deal with it, it still hasn’t solved the … Continue reading

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Thorium Reactors – a practical step forward after decades of being thrwarted?

I listened to Kirk Sorenson’s TED talk on thorium-fueled molten salt reactors and was pretty intrigued, even impressed. I prefer ingenious use of solar such as integrating electricity-generating solar cells into buildings, clothing, backpacks, furniture, and so on       … Continue reading

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