Posts Tagged ‘ Fukushima ’

Stamford’s Ferguson Library Makes Waves for Water Conservation

Mar 30th, 2014 | By

The project was created two years ago by artists Susan Hoffman Fishman and Elena Kalman in response to the Tsunami that struck Japan in 2011. It’s part of the National Interactive Art and Community-Building Project Celebrating Water. With the help of public participants, it has been installed in museums, galleries, schools and other venues across

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Radiation from Japan nuclear plant arrives on Alaska coast

Nov 7th, 2013 | By

Scientists at the University of Alaska are concerned about radiation leaking from Japan’s damaged Fukushima nuclear plant, and the lack of a monitoring plan. Douglas Dasher, a researcher at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, says radiation levels in Alaskan waters could reach Cold War levels. For more on this story, visit: Radiation from Japan nuclear

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Radioactive water overruns Fukushima barrier

Aug 10th, 2013 | By

Contaminated groundwater accumulating under the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant has risen 60cm above the protective barrier, and is now freely leaking into the Pacific Ocean, the plant’s operator TEPCO has admitted. The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), which is responsible for decommissioning the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, on Saturday said the protective barriers

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Powering Connecticut: Does Connecticut need another nuclear power plant?

Aug 17th, 2012 | By

Do we need another nuclear plant in the state, or are the risks too great? Should we reduce our reliance on nuclear power? What other sources of energy should we invest in? Our guests include David Talbot, chief correspondent for Technology Review magazine at MIT, who wrote an article called “The Great German Energy Experiment”

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Tell the NRC: Expand emergency evacuation zones

Feb 20th, 2012 | By

Today, NIRS and 37 other organizations submitted a formal Petition for Rulemaking to the NRC to expand emergency evacuation zones around U.S. nuclear reactors and make other improvements in emergency preparedness. We’re calling this the Nuclear 911 campaign. The widespread radioactive contamination caused by the Fukushima nuclear disaster (and Chernobyl before it) makes clear that

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Vermont vs. Vermont Yankee | The Nation via Peacenews.org

Jan 24th, 2012 | By

The Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power plant sits on a peaceful bend of the Connecticut River, where jays call and herons dive lazily over sun-dappled water. There’s something ominously familiar, however, about the tower of Vermont Yankee’s reactor, which has the same design as those that melted down last spring at Fukushima in Japan. And just

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Ten Thousand Fukushimas: Can We Stop the Next Catastrophe?

Sep 14th, 2011 | By

The horrible news from Japan continues to be ignored by the western corporate media. Fukushima’s radioactive fallout continues to spread throughout the archipelago, deep into the ocean and around the globe—including the US. It will ultimately impact millions, including many here in North America. The potentially thankful news is that Fukushima’s three melting cores may

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Turkey Point: Five Reasons Miami’s Nuclear Power Plant Is Apocalyptically Unsafe

Aug 17th, 2011 | By

It’s old. FPL employees are afraid to report safety concerns. Just like in Japan, Turkey Point is extremely susceptible to a meltdown caused by a natural disaster. And just like in Japan, Turkey Point’s spent fuel pools are a catastrophe waiting to occur. If Turkey Point melts down, Miami is doomed. Gus Garcia-Roberts reports for Miami New Times.



Strontium-90 detected in fish near Vermont Yankee | Burlington Free Press | burlingtonfreepress.com

Aug 3rd, 2011 | By

A sample of fish taken in 2010 from the Connecticut River, nine miles upstream from the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant, yielded some eyebrow-raising results that came to light Tuesday. For the first time in 13 fish samples the state has had tested since January 2010, this one showed low levels of the powerful radionuclide strontium-90

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The nuclear-safety debate hits home

Jul 20th, 2011 | By

Recent, yet-to-be-released testing by such a group in Fairfield County and nearby New York areas has found low levels of two types of radioactive strontium in the milk of goats, cows and humans. The results, expected to be released within weeks, were termed “striking” by one expert who reviewed the data provided to Hearst Connecticut Media Group.

Studies by another activist group have found strontium in the baby teeth of Fairfield County children.



NY debate: What if aging nuclear plant closes?

Jul 15th, 2011 | By

Imagining New York’s energy supply without the Indian Point nuclear power plants, some see dirtier air, higher utility bills and an increased risk of blackouts. Others see a lower risk of catastrophe from a terror attack or natural disaster.



NRC recommends safety measures for nuke plants | The Day

Jul 14th, 2011 | By

A federal task force Wednesday recommended sweeping regulatory changes to better protect the public and the nation’s 104 nuclear reactors, including two at the Millstone Power Station in Waterford, in light of the Fukushima Dai-ichi disaster in Japan, Patricia Daddona of The Day in New London reports.



Full Meltdown: Fukushima Called the ‘Biggest Industrial Catastrophe in the History of Mankind’: U.N. Nuclear Chief Seeks Broader Powers

Jun 22nd, 2011 | By

“Fukushima is the biggest industrial catastrophe in the history of mankind,” Arnold Gundersen, a former nuclear industry senior vice president, told Al Jazeera. Gundersen, a licensed reactor operator with 39 years of nuclear power engineering experience, managing and coordinating projects at 70 nuclear power plants around the US, says the Fukushima nuclear plant likely has

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Japan: Seeking higher ground, abandoning nuclear plans, ramping up plans for renewables | The Guardian

May 19th, 2011 | By

Prime Minister Naoto Kan has ordered the temporary closure of Hamaoka – the nuclear plant that sits on an active faultline – while a new tsunami wall is built, and he has abandoned plans to build 14 reactors over the next 20 years, opting instead for a 20% increase in renewables.



Big crowd packed Millstone meeting; Residents question plant’s safety

Apr 13th, 2011 | By

Several members of a crowd of more than 150 sought assurance from executives giving a presentation about the Millstone Power Station that owner Dominion will put spent fuel from one shuttered reactor into safe dry storage on the site.

Those at Waterford Town Hall included a woman who said she wasn’t convinced by Millstone owner Dominion executives’ premise that the two operating Unit 2 and 3 reactors and the closed Unit 1 reactor could withstand a natural catastrophe like the earthquake and tsunami that wrecked still-troubled Fukushima Dai-ichi reactors in Japan.