; Fukushima & Nuclear News Roundup August 17, 2014

Kepco: the monstrous 500-pound gorilla of Kansai

Work on the trench freezing operation stopped at Fukushima Daiichi. Dry ice froze inside a pipe being used to drop ice into the trench. Workers couldn’t determine how to solve this problem.

Anti-tornado facilities at nuclear plant unveiled

Shika nuclear plant operator applies for screening

No. of dead and missing from 2011 disaster stands at 21,586

LDP to field BOJ official for Fukushima governor race

EDF shuts down 4 reactors after discovering boiler flaw

S. Korea to return imported scrap metal with radioactive traces back to Japan

French pro nuclear power labor union urges shutting down of Fessheim

South Carolina electricity customers facing 8th rate hike due to delays and cost over runs for construction of new nuclear plant

Hong Kong negative on easing import curbs on food from Fukushima-area prefectures

Fitzpatrick nuclear plant in the US had to reduce power 21 times in the first part of 2014 to plug condenser leaks. A failed condenser could cause a major radiation release.

Nuclear Lake in NY State, site of plutonium explosion & contamination in the 1970’s


Power play: the debate over renewable energy–TlPldUrk


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