Nuclear fallout spreads to food
- Fukushima plant's owner in hot water. Coghlan, Andy // New Scientist;4/9/2011, Vol. 210 Issue 2807, p10
The article discusses the controversy following unsuccessful attempts by the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), which is the owner of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, to find and plug leaks from a damaged nuclear reactor that is releasing highly radioactive water into the Pacific...
- Radioactive pollution from Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in the terrestrial environment. Tazoe, H.; Hosoda, M.; Sorimachi, A.; Nakata, A.; Yoshida, M. A.; Tokonami, S.; Yamada, M // Radiation Protection Dosimetry;Nov2012, Vol. 152 Issue 1-3, p198
Major contaminants from venting and hydrogen explosions at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors between 12 and 15 March 2011 were transported northwestward and deposited on soil and plants via precipitation. Surface soils and plant leaves were sampled at 64 sites in the Fukushima Prefecture....
- Design requirements for innovative homogeneous reactor, lesson learned from Fukushima accident. Arbie, Bakri; Pinem, Suryan; Sembiring, Tagor; Subki, Iyos // AIP Conference Proceedings;6/6/2012, Vol. 1448 Issue 1, p107
The Fukushima disaster is the largest nuclear accident since the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, but it is more complex as multiple reactors and spent fuel pools are involved. The severity of the nuclear accident is rated 7 in the International Nuclear Events Scale. Expert said that "Fukushima is the...
- French Nuclear Regulators Take Lead On Fukushima Response. BEATTIE, JEFF // Energy Daily;2/23/2012, Issue 37, p3
The article reports that French nuclear regulators are taking the lead in imposing safety requirements in response to the nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan in 2011. The French Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) asked nuclear operators to submit plans for developing protections...
- Fukushima's Fallout. Park, Alice // Time;8/29/2011, Vol. 178 Issue 8, p19
The article reports on the amount of radiation leaked into the air after an earthquake and tsunami damaged the Fukushima nuclear plant on March 11, 2011 in Japan, thought to be around 400 billion neutrons which is 365 times the acceptable amount of radiation safe for humans.
- Oh, for Those Halcyon Days When Nuclear Weapons Were Scarier Than Reactors. Wellen, Russ // Foreign Policy in Focus;3/28/2011, p4
The author discusses how nuclear power reactors are just as dangerous as nuclear weapons despite the fact that the Fukushima nuclear power plant problem in Japan is only the third time that nuclear powers have become prominent as an existential threat since the invention of nuclear weapons.
- India Is Not Japan: Nuke Reactors in Danger. Roy, Sandip // India -- West;4/8/2011, Vol. 36 Issue 20, pA8
In this article, the author discusses the issues concerning the nuclear reactors in India in the wake of the disaster in Japan that caused the Fukushima nuclear accident.
- No More Nuclear in Germany. // Solutions Journal;2011, Vol. 2 Issue 5, p6
The article reports on the commitment of the German government to close its nuclear reactors by 2022 and to find alternative energy resources in the aftermath of the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan in 2011.
- Introduction: US nuclear exit? Mecklin, John // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Mar2013, Vol. 69 Issue 2, p9
An introduction is presented in which the editor discusses several topics appearing elsewhere in the issue, including information on the U.S. Department of Energy's decision to develop two nuclear reactors, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and the nuclear accident in Fukushima, Japan.