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Serious nuclear reactor accidents

Dear Reader,

I have recently published a review article about some of the chemistry of a serious nuclear accident, this is in a new journal named “Cogent Chemistry”. 924 more words

Fukushima

Thorium fueled reactors

Dear Reader,

It has come to my attention that the thorium based fuel cycle is being discussed in magazines such as “Chemistry World” which is the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry. 735 more words

Radioactivity

Japan still aims to start removing fuel debris from stricken reactors in 2021 -- The Japan Times

To add a little context to the issue of removing molten fuel from Units 1, 2 and 3 of Fukushima Daiichi, keep in mind while reading this article that no one knows exactly where the melted fuel is, and, therefore, making any plans to remove the fuel is based on a leap of faith that someone will first figure out where the fuel is and then figure out how to safely remove it. 241 more words

Fukushima Daiichi

Radiation measured at deadly 9.7 sieverts in Fukushima reactor -- The Japan Times

” Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Monday that radiation in the primary containment vessel of the No. 1 reactor of the Fukushima No. 1 power station gets as high as 9.7 sieverts per hour — enough to kill a human within an hour. 170 more words

Fukushima Daiichi

Iran Backs Away From Key Detail in Nuclear Deal - NYTimes.com

This comprehensive article from the NYT provides a detailed discussion of the likelihood of a nuclear deal with Iran. It’s a recommended read. Check it out! 92 more words

Politics

I'm a Geoscientist: Chris Juhlin - President

It’s I’m a Geoscientist week! Or more exactly: weeks. From March 9 until March 20, the EGU supports I’m a Geoscientist to help students engage with scientists about real science. 712 more words

CO2 Storage

A Nuclear Reactor That Uses Nuclear Waste

FastCoExist highlights research and prototyping of nuclear power plants that could use spent nuclear fuel and waste as fuel, using methods originally proposed in the 1950s.

Source: FastCoExist

Image credit: IAEA

Environment