Wednesday, August 14, 2013

New radioactive “emergency” in worsening Fukushima nuclear disaster

August 8, 2013

New radioactive “emergency” in worsening Fukushima nuclear disaster

Fukushima ruinsJapan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) has declared a new “emergency” in the worsening Fukushima Daiichi nuclear catastrophe with the disclosure of the uncontrolled release of highly radioactive groundwater flowing into the Pacific Ocean. A TEPCO spokesman admitted that “We understand that this water discharge is beyond our control and we do not think that the current situation is good.”  Prime Minister Abe has pledged government support in a renewed hope to gain control of the radioactive contamination of the sea. In fact, Fukushima’s radioactive water crisis has only just begun. More

Nuclear in North America in full retreat!

A record number of reactors closed in North America this year - at San Onofre 2 & 3, CA; Crystal River, FL (pictured, left); Kewaunee, WI; and Gentilly-2 (Quebec). Plus there is a growing list of new reactors and other nuclear projects that are non-starters. Canceled are: Duke/Progress Energy's proposed twin reactor units at Levy County, FL; and plans to ship radioactive waste from the Bruce nuclear site in Canada to Sweden. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has also informed Duke that license finalization for its proposed new reactors at William States Lee in SC has been postponed by three years, to 2016. And the nuclear market in the U.S. is so bad, the largest nuclear utility in the world, Electricité de France, has announced it is completely withdrawing. More