Japan Approves Third Nuclear Plant For Restart

By Broc West

via Reuters / May 20, 2015 / Japan’s nuclear regulator signed off on the basic safety of a reactor at a third nuclear plant on Wednesday, as the country inches toward rebooting its atomic industry more than four years after the 2011 Fukushima disaster. The decision will be a boost for operator Shikoku Electric Power Co, which relied on its sole Ikata nuclear power station (pictured) in southwestern Japan for … Continue reading

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Pressure Relief System Failed at Reactor #2 After Disaster, TEPCO Reveals

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via RT.com / May 21, 2015 / The latest report by Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has shed more light on the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, revealing a failure in one of the reactors’ pressure relief systems. The new report looks into data discovered by a robot that ventured into the Fukushima Daiichi Reactor-2 building (pictured) in October. It measured radiation levels at various places and studied the conditions of … Continue reading

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Japan Takes South Korea To WTO Over Fukushima-related Food Import Restrictions

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via Reuters / May 21, 2015 / Japan launched a trade complaint at the World Trade Organization on Thursday to challenge South Korea’s import bans and additional testing requirements for Japanese food after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. South Korea expressed regret at Japan’s action and said its ban on some Japanese seafood (pictured) was necessary and reflected safety concerns. Japan says several measures taken by South Korea violate the … Continue reading

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Risk of Hydrogen Explosion From Leaking Containers At Fukushima

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by Hiromi Kumai / Asahi Shimbun / May 23, 2015 / Inspections of containers holding contaminated water at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant found that at least 10 percent have leaks, which could trigger a hydrogen explosion. Tokyo Electric Power Co., the plant’s operator, reported its findings at a meeting with a study group from the Nuclear Regulation Authority on May 22. It said no radioactive water was … Continue reading

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Underwater volcano eruptions can significantly impact climate too - Science Recorder

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The acidification of the oceans due to climate change has already been known for its unfortunate impact on marine life. However, the ocean may be vulnerable to another risk that can also affect our rapidly changing climate: sea-floor volcanoes, which

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