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West Coast to Receive Fukushima Radiation PDF Print E-mail
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While many people assume that the ocean will dilute the Fukushima radiation, a previously-secret 1955 U.S. government report concluded that the ocean may not adequately dilute radiation from nuclear accidents, and there could be “pockets” and “streams” of highly-concentrated radiation. The University of Hawaii’s International Pacific Research Center created a graphic showing the projected dispersion of debris from Japan:

Read more: West Coast to Receive Fukushima Radiation
Another Leak at Fukushima Plant PDF Print E-mail
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Fukushima Springs Another Leak in Battle With Radiated Water


Tokyo Electric Power Co. (9501) reported another breach of the defenses it has built at the Fukushima nuclear plant in its more than two-year struggle to stop leaks of radioactive water into the soil and sea.

Just weeks after the utility backtracked from earlier statements and acknowledged radiated water was flowing into the Pacific Ocean at a rate of 300 tons a day, it has found another leak from a storage tank.

Click on the following link to read the full article: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-20/fukushima-springs-another-leak-in-battle-with-radioactive-water.html


Fukushima Governor Urges Action PDF Print E-mail
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Fukushima governor urges government action


Fukushima Governor Yuhei Sato has urged the central government to take the initiative in dealing with the wastewater leak at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

Click here to read the full article: http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20130820_38.html

Update on V.C. Summer Plant Construction PDF Print E-mail
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Nuclear Plant Construction on Track, But at What Cost?


On August 7, representatives and project partners of South Carolina Electric & Gas led local journalists across the giant, cratered bed of granite on the shore of Lake Monticello that is the V.C. Summer nuclear site.

Against a bustling backdrop that features the world’s largest crane towering over 1,900 well-paid workers, they championed a controversial $10 billion endeavor to install two new electricity-generating reactors as prudent, cost-efficient and on-track, despite delays.
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