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What’s still hanging around Los Alamos & what we should learn from it

What’s still hanging around Los Alamos & what we should learn from it. Advertisements

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Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Current Situation: An analogy (UPDATED on May 22nd, May 30, and June 21, 2011)

Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Current Situation: An analogy (UPDATED on May 22nd, May 30, and June 21, 2011). I added a link to the latest monthly progress report (with images) by TEPCO, with a bit of commentary.  

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UPDATE — Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant: the unthinkable has occurred, and the problems are intractable

On May 5th, we heard that TEPCO had developed a plan to achieve cold shutdown of Reactor No. 1 at Fukushima Daiichi, and was about to begin it.  Workers were scheduled to enter the reactor building.  Tragically, that plan has … Continue reading

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Every nuclear crisis is grave in its own way: UPDATE – Japan Fukushima Accident Severity Level Raised & Evacuation Zone Expanded

(minor revisions on April 13th, 2011 and April 16th, 2011) In my last post on this topic, (April 10th) I had commented that one can only hope that the dismal state of things at the Fuskushima Daiichi reactors was a … Continue reading

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The latest on Japan’s damaged Fukushima nuclear plant is grimmer than imagined

From  CNN World today (April 10th, 2011) (http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/04/08/japan.nuclear.crisis/): ‘A month into the crisis, the utility acknowledges, there is no end in sight. The problems are so far “beyond the design capacity” of the plant that the Japanese are working in … Continue reading

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Reuters gets Japan Nuclear Reactor situation right — headline: “Japan’s nuclear nightmare set to run and run”

This piece gives an analysis of the situation in a way that yields insight into the nature of the task facing us — I say “us” because I don’t think this will fall on the shoulders of Japan alone.  The … Continue reading

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UCS post on storage of spent nuclear fuel

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) just added a post yesterday giving a guide to the resources on its website about the risks and benefits of different methods of storing spent nuclear fuel.  It is here:  http://allthingsnuclear.org/post/3991373119/dry-cask-storage-vs-spent-fuel-pools The UCS concurs … Continue reading

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