Category Archives: Steel

South Korea to return cesium-contaminated scrap steel to Japan

South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reported today: South Korea has found radiation-contaminated metal imports from Japan and will return them, the country’s nuclear safety commission said Monday. The contaminated products were included in a 20-ton shipment of scrap metal that … Continue reading

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NRC warns nukes of dangers of bad steel, crumbling concrete

In separate reports, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission warned nuclear power plants about a pair of problems that it has observed, corroding steel and crumbling concrete. The NRC found that rusting steel caused the shutdown of a Michigan nuclear power plant … Continue reading

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