Monthly Archives: July 2011

6.5 earthquake hits Fukushima

Yet another earthquake. Korea’s Arirang News reported this morning: 6.5 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Northeastern Japan Another strong earthquake has rocked the same region in northeastern Japan that was devastated by the March 11th quake and tsunami. The Japan Meteorological Agency … Continue reading

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Uranium enrichment facility declares emergency

Not all the dangers in nuclear power are confined to the commercial production of electricity.  Yesterday morning, the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Kentucky suffered a major spill. The Paducah facility enriches uranium for reactors. Workers were changing out a … Continue reading

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US was unprepared for Fukushima radiation exposure to troops

Stars and Stripes reports today: In the first few days of Japan’s nuclear crisis this spring, the U.S. military wasn’t fully prepared to deal with possible radiation exposure to its troops and equipment, the top U.S. general in Japan said … Continue reading

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1600 Fukushima workers received excess radiation exposure

The Mainichi Daily News reported today: The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry estimated that approximately 1,600 workers partaking in efforts to rein in the disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant will be exposed to over 50 … Continue reading

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Update on Monday’s 6.2 earthquake story

Found this buried in another news story about Monday’s 6.2 quake: On Saturday, a magnitude-6.4 quake struck in the same area off the east coast of Honshu. Link: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2011/07/24/north-eastern-japan-jolted-by-new-earthquake-115875-23295081/  

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Another 6.2 earthquake rocks Fukushima

Business Ghana newswire just reported: 6.2-magnitude quake hits Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale jolted Japan’s northeastern Fukushima Prefecture and its vicinity on early Monday Morning, said the Japan Meteorological Agency. The focus of the … Continue reading

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New glitch in Fukushima cooling system

The Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch reported today: A desalination device that forms part of the crisis-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant’s key water decontamination system halted for a number of hours Sunday in the latest glitch at the plant, … Continue reading

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