SimplyInfo.org; Fukushima & Nuclear News Roundup August 17, 2014

Kepco: the monstrous 500-pound gorilla of Kansai
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/08/16/national/kepco-monstrous-500-pound-gorilla-kansai/#.U_Db4PldUrk

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.
http://ex-skf.blogspot.com/2014/08/fukushima-i-npp-progress-report-on-ice.html

Anti-tornado facilities at nuclear plant unveiled
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20140812_27.html

Shika nuclear plant operator applies for screening
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20140812_26.html

No. of dead and missing from 2011 disaster stands at 21,586
http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/no-of-dead-and-missing-from-2011-disaster-stands-at-21586?utm_campaign=jt_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=jt_newsletter_2014-08-11_PM

LDP to field BOJ official for Fukushima governor race
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/08/09/national/politics-diplomacy/ldp-to-field-boj-official-for-fukushima-governor-race/#.U-iuaPldUrk

EDF shuts down 4 reactors after discovering boiler flaw
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28738074

S. Korea to return imported scrap metal with radioactive traces back to Japan
http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/national/2014/08/11/88/0301000000AEN20140811007600320F.html

French pro nuclear power labor union urges shutting down of Fessheim
http://energytransition.de/2014/08/french-labor-union-openly-opposes-nuclear/

South Carolina electricity customers facing 8th rate hike due to delays and cost over runs for construction of new nuclear plant
http://www.thestate.com/2014/08/12/3616030/sceg-nuclear-plants-facing-more.html?sp=/99/101/

Hong Kong negative on easing import curbs on food from Fukushima-area prefectures
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/08/14/national/hong-kong-negative-easing-import-curbs-food-fukushima-area-prefectures/#.U-ywD_ldUrk

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.
http://www.nrc.gov/NRR/OVERSIGHT/ASSESS/FITZ/fitz_pi.html

Nuclear Lake in NY State, site of plutonium explosion & contamination in the 1970’s
http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/news/local/2014/08/12/dateline-nuclear-lake/13976085/

 

Power play: the debate over renewable energy
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/08/16/business/power-play-debate-renewable-energy/#.U–TlPldUrk

 

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