Nuclear Power & Radiation

"Nuclear Rules in Japan Relied on Old Science"

"In the country that gave the world the word tsunami, the Japanese nuclear establishment largely disregarded the potentially destructive force of the walls of water. The word did not even appear in government guidelines until 2006, decades after plants — including the Fukushima Daiichi facility that firefighters are still struggling to get under control — began dotting the Japanese coastline."

Source: NY Times, 03/28/2011

"Japan To Release Fukushima's Contaminated Water Into Sea: Reports"

"Nearly a decade after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan’s government has decided to release over one million tonnes of contaminated water into the sea, media reports said on Friday, with a formal announcement expected to be made later this month."

Source: Reuters, 10/16/2020

Japan Fishers Oppose 'Catastrophic' Release Of Fukushima Water To Ocean

"Japanese fish industry representatives on Thursday urged the government not to allow the release at sea of tonnes of contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear plant, saying it would undo years of work to restore their reputation."

Source: Reuters, 10/08/2020

"US Regulators Take Public Comments On Nuclear Fuel Plan"

"U.S. nuclear regulators have hosted their final public hearing on a proposal to build a multibillion-dollar complex in southern New Mexico to store spent nuclear fuel from commercial power plants around the country, and there’s still disagreement about whether granting a license to Holtec International would be a good thing."

Source: AP, 09/07/2020

Feds To Ship Toxic Radioactive Metal Out of SC After Years Of Disputes

"The U.S. Department of Energy, after years of legal disputes with South Carolina officials, says it will haul away tons of deadly atomic material it had shipped to the Palmetto State for use in a nuclear fuel factory that was never built."

Source: The State, 09/01/2020

Bringing Stories Home Under Lockdown, With Remote Video Interviews

They’ve long been a staple of the news business. But now, with the pandemic continuing to keep journalists from their subjects, remote video interviews have become an essential tool. And even newbie video reporters can quickly learn the basics. Science video producer Eli Kintisch shares a quick eight-step remote video setup and some simple tricks of the trade, in this SEJournal how-to.

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Ohio House Speaker Charged With $61 Million in Bribes for Energy Bailout

"Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder (R) helped pass a controversial nuclear bailout bill in exchange for almost $61 million in bribes, federal prosecutors said Tuesday as they announced racketeering charges against the official."

Source: The Hill, 07/22/2020

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