Japanese nuclear safety report marred by leak
- Safety reviews, not shutdowns, are ordered in the wake of Fukushima. Kramer, David // Physics Today;May2011, Vol. 64 Issue 5, p18
The article reports on the launch of safety assessments of nuclear generating plants in several countries following the damage brought by the nuclear disaster in Fukushima-ken, Japan. It states that the U.S., France and China have implemented safety reviews of their nuclear plants and reassured...
- What Price Nuclear Zero for Japan? Quintana, Miguel // Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus;5/14/2012, Issue 20, p3
The article examines the potential economic consequences of a zero nuclear power for the energy policy of Japan. Several factor have slowed the government's drive to restart units 3 and 4 at the Phi Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) of Kansai Electric in Fukui Prefecture, including the issue of local...
- Nuclear industry considers areas for improvement. // RoSPA Occupational Safety & Health Journal;Jun2011, Vol. 41 Issue 6, p3
The article reports on the result of the interim evaluation from British chief inspector of nuclear installations, Mike Weightman, which revealed that there is no need to curtail the operation of nuclear plants in Japan, but improvement in its standard is a necessity.
- Quake sparks nuclear crisis. Brumfiel, Geoff; Cyranoski, David // Nature;3/17/2011, Vol. 471 Issue 7338, p273
The article reports on the ongoing nuclear crisis in Japan, as a result of the 9.0 magnitude of earthquake followed by a tsunami, which struck the country on March 11, 2011. According to the authors, three units of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station are experiencing a partial meltdown,...
- JANSI to Participate in Several EPRI Nuclear Research Programs. // Nuclear Waste News;5/15/2013, Vol. 33 Issue 9, p7
The article informs that the Japan Nuclear Safety Institute (JANSI) will participate in the nuclear research programs of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) of the U.S. to assure safety in the nuclear power plants in Japan.
- Newswire. // New Scientist;05/08/99, Vol. 162 Issue 2185, p23
Presents world news briefs for May 8, 1999. Approval of the anti-obesity drug, orlistat or Xenical, by the United States Food and Drug Administration; System developed by Northwest Airlines that can screen passengers by computer to pick out suspicious characters; Postponement of Japan's nuclear...
- Ice wall to shield ruined Fukushima reactors. // TCE: The Chemical Engineer;Oct2013, Issue 868, p12
The article reports on the plans of the Japanese government in constructing an underground ice wall at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant to slow the growth of radioactive water produced from its damaged reactors.
- Fukushima Groundwater Pumping Begins. // Asian Environmental Technology;Apr/May2014, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p2
The article reports the commencement of pumping groundwater at areas surrounding the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan by the electric utility company Tokyo Electric Power Company and mentions topics such as the risk of groundwater pollution and the use of bypass systems to divert water.
- Anatomy of an accident. Swinbanks, D. // Nature;11/28/1991, Vol. 354 Issue 6351, p259
Reveals the contents of a final report on the February 1991 nuclear power accident at Japan's Mihama plant by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI). Human error, defective technology, inadequate inspection procedures and lack of emergency instructions the cause.