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Japanese PM Declares ‘Cold Shutdown’ At Fukushima, Some Remain Skeptical
2011-12-17 06:40:56

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda announced Friday that Fukushima’s nuclear reactors have finally been stabilized after a catastrophic earthquake-tsunami combination in March led to dangerous radiation leaks and mass evacuations.

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2011-08-19 14:35:34

Buddhist monks have planted hundreds of thousands of sunflowers in Fukushima prefecture.

2011-05-25 15:00:00

PITTSBURGH, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company (www.westinghousenuclear.com) has developed an emergency fuel pool cooling system (EFPCS) to keep spent nuclear fuel cool in emergency situations, including the loss of all plant power.

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2011-03-12 06:55:00

The devastating earthquake that forced the closure of four nuclear power plants in Japan demonstrates the serious risk of inadequate back-up generators at US facilities.

2010-04-19 11:25:00

TAKOMA PARK, Md., April 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report released today by Beyond Nuclear - Leak First, Fix Later: Uncontrolled and Unmonitored Releases from Nuclear Power Plants - finds that the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is ignoring its oversight and enforcement responsibilities at the nation's increasingly leaky, uninspected and unmaintained nuclear power plants.

2009-03-20 07:45:00

Suspenseful New Book Captures Seeming Possibility of Nuclear Facility Sabotage in Iran SAN DIEGO, March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- In the heart of Bushehr, Iran's nuclear reactor facility, a fire has broken out and a desperate CIA saboteur has barricaded the only alternative control room with access to the reactor's coolant system, threatening a political disaster for the West and nuclear Armageddon in Iran.


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