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August 21, 2014
Fukushima's legacy
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 21, 2014
Following the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant meltdown, biological samples were obtained only after extensive delays, limiting the information that could be gained about the impacts of that historic disaster. Determined not to repeat the shortcomings of the Chernobyl studies, scientists began gathering biological information only a few months after the disastrous meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in Japan in 2011. Results of these studies are now beginning to reveal serious biologic ... read more
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Westinghouse to Provide Finland's TVO with Advanced Reactor Internal Pumps
Westinghouse Electric Company has received a contract in excess of 40 million euros from Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) to deliver 12 advanced reactor internal pumps for Finland's Olkiluoto Units 1 an ... more

Canada, Kazakhstan start nuclear cooperation
Canada heralded Friday the implementation of a civilian nuclear cooperation agreement with Kazakhstan that allows nuclear technology to be exported to the former Soviet republic. ... more

EDF Energy says shuts down nuclear reactors in Britain
EDF Energy, the British unit of French giant EDF, said on Monday it had decided to shut down four nuclear reactors at two plants in northern England as a precaution. ... more
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NASA Experts, Russia Sign Radiation Safety Protocol Despite Sanctions
NASA experts have signed a protocol with Russia on radiation safety for space flights despite the new set of US sanctions against Moscow, the director of Moscow State University's Institute of Nucle ... more


Toshiba orders DCIS technology for Fukushima plant cleanup
An effort to locate nuclear fuel in a damaged Japanese power complex will be assisted by Decision Sciences International Corporation. ... more
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Fukushima operator unveils newest tainted-water plan
The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant on Thursday unveiled a plan to dump scrubbed water directly into the ocean, sparking concerns over whether it would be properly decontaminated. ... more

Areva shares fall on first-half loss, lowered outlook
Shares in French nuclear power group Areva fell heavily on Friday after the group reported a first-half loss and lowered its outlook. ... more
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Increase in reported flooding a result of higher exposure

Toothless 'dragon' pterosaurs dominated the Late Cretaceous skies

Older coral species more hardy

Science team criticizes adoption of 'novel ecosystems' by policymakers

Waterloo makes public most complete Antarctic map for climate research

Evolution of marine crocodilians constrained by ocean temperatures

Seafood substitutions can expose consumers to unexpectedly high mercury


Ex-TEPCO execs should be charged over Fukushima: panel
An independent legal panel on Thursday called for criminal charges to be brought against three former executives of the Fukushima nuclear plant operator for their role in the 2011 atomic disaster. ... more

Westinghouse strikes deal to build Bulgaria nuclear reactor
Bulgaria's outgoing government greenlighted on Thursday a last-minute deal with Toshiba's US nuclear engineering unit Westinghouse to build a new reactor at the country's Kozloduy nuclear power plant. ... more

Taiwan to shutter near-completed nuclear plant
Taiwan's government said Thursday it would seal off a nuclear power plant due to open next year but repeatedly attacked as unsafe by the public, pending a referendum on its future. ... more
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EDF shares jump on strong first-half results
Shares in French electricity giant EDF rose by nearly two percent in trading on Thursday on strong first-half results owing to lower costs and increased nuclear production. ... more

Dismantling Germany's nuclear industry, piece by piece
Eyes fixed on a screen, joystick in hand, the operator of a remote-controlled saw painstakingly dismantles metal rods at one of Germany's mothballed nuclear reactors. ... more
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Curiosity's Brushwork on Martian 'Bonanza King' Target

NMR Using Earth's Magnetic Field

AFSOUTH strengthens space ties with partner nations

Flight Test Preparations Draw on Launch Services Program's Expertise

Small variations in the climate system can result in dramatic temperature changes

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Strong quake hits Mexico, one dead
A 6.3-magnitude earthquake rattled Mexico on Tuesday, killing an elderly woman who fell as she fled her home and injuring another woman who evacuated from a hospital. ... more

Russia inks agreement for floating nuclear plants with China
A subsidiary of Russian state nuclear energy company Rosatom said Tuesday it signed an agreement to build floating nuclear power plants with China. ... more

UAMS To Help Establish NSBRI Center for Space Radiation Research
The National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) will establish, fund, and operate the Center for Space Radiation Research (CSRR) under the leadership of Marjan Boerma, Ph.D. Dr. Boerma is a ... more

Japanese get anti-radiation pills ahead of nuclear restart
Japanese officials are handing out radiation-blocking iodine tablets to people living in the shadow of two nuclear reactors slated to restart this year, underscoring concerns about atomic power after the Fukushima crisis. ... more

Fukushima Accident Underscores Need to Act on Nuclear Plant Hazards
A new congressionally mandated report from the National Academy of Sciences concludes that the overarching lesson learned from the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident is that nuclear plant licen ... more


Fukushima monkeys show possible 'effects of radiation'
Monkeys near the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant have lower blood cell counts than cousins living further away, possibly because of radiation exposure, a study said Thursday. ... more

China, Canada to build two nuclear reactors in Romania
Canada's SNC-Lavalin and China Nuclear Power Engineering Company announced a deal Friday to build two nuclear reactors in Romania. ... more

Report finds gaps in US nuclear disaster plans


A noble gas cage


Westinghouse Acquisition to Expand Nuclear, Oil and Gas Business


Brazil interested in Russian air defenses: Rousseff


Japan nuclear watchdog says two reactors safe to switch back on


Japan nuclear regulator to greenlight restarting reactors


Westinghouse Tech Addresses Nuclear Industry Concern


Putin backs Argentine call for 'multipolarity' on visit


Sophisticated radiation detector designed for broad public use


Reconstruction in Fukushima includes new hydroelectric facility

Clock ticking on Iran nuclear talks: Kerry

Japan city launches legal bid to halt reactor build

Improved method for isotope enrichment would better secure supplies

Westinghouse Extends New-plant Market with Specialized Seismic Option

Single Optical Fiber Combines 100s Of Sensors To Monitor Harsh Environments

Fukushima operator eyes wholesale power market in Europe: report

Angry scenes as Japan's TEPCO shareholders demand end to nuclearw

Fukushima operator restarts water decontamination system

Hungary approves 10 billion euro Russia loan for nuclear upgrade

Angry Japan farmers bring Fukushima cow to Tokyo

Russia says Bushehr nuclear expansion contract to be signed by year's end

Nuclear waste dump plan on Aboriginal land abandoned

Japan satellites to monitor Fukushima, Chernobyl

France unveils ambitious energy bill for greener nation

China has surpassed Britain's 'declining empire': media

Fukushima struggling to build ice wall to plug leak

Japan minister apologises for Fukushima money gaffe

AREVA awarded a contract to provide services for Kozloduy 5 and 6 VVER nuclear reactors

AREVA to provide additional modernization services for Gosgen Facility in Switzerland

Iran claims 4mbpd oil output possible if sanctions lifted

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