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Polish public supports nuclear plan

Located in: Nuclear Policies

26 August 2014

Public support for the construction of Poland's first nuclear power plant has soared to 64%, but an independent Polish think-tank warns that public debate must be refocused away from current concerns about international political crises if that support is to be long lived.

What was deadly at Fukushima?

Located in: Editorial

26 August 2014

What turned Fukushima from a medium-ranking industrial accident, of the kind the happens perhaps eight or ten times a year, into a disaster, with a reported death toll among the evacuees of over 1000? It wasn't the radiation, writes Malcolm Grimston.

Park proposes Northeast Asian nuclear safety group

Located in: Nuclear Policies

15 August 2014

Park Geun-hye 15 Aug 2014 48South Korean president Park Geun-hye has proposed establishing a Northeast Asia nuclear safety body with Japan and China. Other countries, she said, would be welcome to participate.

Additional measures for Fukushima water management

Located in: Regulation and Safety

14 August 2014

Fukushima impermeable sea wall 48Two systems are being put in place at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan that should significantly improve water management at the site. Tepco is seeking approval before full operation of the impermeable seawall and subdrain system starts.

Cosmic rays to pinpoint Fukushima cores

Located in: Regulation and Safety

11 August 2014

Fukushima muon detector 48A system using muon detectors should be able to determine the exact locations of the molten cores of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi reactors. It is to be supplied by Decision Sciences International Corporation through a contract awarded by Toshiba.

Tepco brings lessons from accident sequence

Located in: Regulation and Safety

07 August 2014

As it continues to study the details of the complex accident at Fukushima Daiichi, Tokyo Electric Power Company is sharing information with other nuclear power plant operators.

Spanish regulator sets conditions for Garoña restart

Located in: Regulation and Safety

31 July 2014

Garona 48The operator of Spain's Garoña nuclear power plant, Nuclenor, has until the end of September to provide a schedule to meet a series of requirements set by the country's nuclear regulator for its restart.

Reactor restarts would aid Japanese recovery

Located in: Nuclear Policies

28 July 2014

The prompt restart of Japan's nuclear power reactors would have "big advantages" for the country's economy and environment, according estimates by the Institute of Energy Economics of Japan.

US report urges focus on 'extreme' events

Located in: Regulation and Safety

25 July 2014

A new congressionally mandated report from the National Academy of Sciences has concluded that the "overarching" lesson learned from the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident is that nuclear plant licensees and their regulators “must actively seek out and act on” new information about hazards with the potential to affect the safety of nuclear plants.

New strategy for Fukushima trench water

Located in: Regulation and Safety

24 July 2014

New approaches to removing the contaminated water from trenches around units 2 and 3 at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant are being explored after attempts to freeze it failed.


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