Friday News Roundup
The Japanese government has scolded TEPCO for the recent power outage and told them to install more power sources at the plant.
The MOX being shipped to Japan was initiated by Areva rather than by KEPCO. It was destined for the unit 3 reactor at Takahama. KEPCO says they don’t know if it will ever be used due to the unknown situation of reactor restarts.
Japanese power companies failed to create an annual plan spelling out how they plan to reuse plutonium created by the nuclear power industry. This plan is part of keeping non-proliferation agreements.
Families of children born after the disaster from Iitate Village received 50,000 yen payments from the village. The funds were given to the village by charity donations.
Vermont Yankee had a blow out panel knock out on the refueling floor during a refueling operation.
Merrill Lynch is buying an energy trading business that has been a joint venture between Entergy and Koch Industries. Entergy-Koch, LP (EKLP) is the trading name of this joint venture. This could explain in part the interest in nuclear power by various political groups heavily funded by Koch industries that usually indulge in climate denial.
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