SimplyInfo.org; Fukushima & Nuclear News Roundup; Aug 24, 2014

TEPCO began treating contaminated groundwater pumped up from around the reactor buildings to see if they can reduce levels low enough to dump in the Pacific. The work will last 3 months.
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20140820_29.html

Testing has begun on a new decontamination system that can remove radioactive silver and ruthenium.
http://www.tepco.co.jp/nu/fukushima-np/handouts/2014/images/handouts_140818_07-j.pdf

Fukushima resumes rice exports, first one goes to Singapore
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/08/19/business/first-export-fukushima-rice-since-nuclear-crisis-started-2011-reaches-singapore/#.U_KLG_ldUrk

A Fukushima decontamination sub contractor of Kajima failed to get workers required radiation exposure screenings
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/08/19/national/firm-rapped-for-neglecting-to-get-fukushima-decontamination-workers-health-checks/#.U_NW7fldUrk

17,000 people sent in technical complaints about the possible restart of the Sendai nuclear plant in Japan to the country’s regulator
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140819/17000-comments-sent-regulator-nuclear-plant-screening-

Europe struggles with cost of caring for its elderly nuclear plants
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/08/18/world/europe-struggles-with-cost-of-caring-for-its-elderly-nuclear-plants/#.U_NbgfldUrk

US nuclear regulator hit by two foreign cyberattacks in three years
http://www.engadget.com/2014/08/18/us-nuclear-regulator-hit-by-hacks/

New volcanic isle may collapse, create tsunami: study
http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/new-volcanic-isle-may-collapse-create-tsunami-study?utm_campaign=jt_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=jt_newsletter_2014-08-20_AM

Los Alamos worker imprisoned for selling nuclear secrets
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/los-alamos-worker-imprisoned-for-selling-nuclear-secrets-to-apparent-venezuelan-official/

Environment Ministry to seek ¥300 billion budget for fallout decontamination
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/08/22/national/environment-ministry-seek-%C2%A5300-billion-budget-fallout-decontamination/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=environment-ministry-seek-%25c2%25a5300-billion-budget-fallout-decontamination#.U_cxq_ldUrk

40% of firms welcome restart of Sendai plant in Kyushu: Kyodo survey
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140822/40-firms-welcome-restart-sendai-plant-kyushu-kyodo-sur

Fukushima to accept construction of interim soil storage facility
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/08/23/national/fukushima-to-accept-construction-of-interim-soil-storage-facility/#.U_ixIfldUrk

Township OKs Exelon Plans For An Emergency Bunker
http://sanatogapost.com/2014/08/22/township-oks-exelon-plans-emergency-bunker/

Fukui prefecture, home to many nuclear plants will finally review landslide risk after massive landslides in Hiroshima prefecture
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/08/22/national/fukui-to-review-mudslide-dangers-in-wake-of-hiroshima-disaster/#.U_fuN_ldUrl

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