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600 Megawatt Power Plant

Xcel Energy Company of Denver, Colorado, has proposed building a 600 Megawatt power plant across the Eastern Colorado Central Plains.  It would stretch from near Deertrail, Colorado, south across the Palmer Divide to Rush Creek, then Southeast along Rush Creek to almost Hasewell, Colorado.  2,512 more words

Containment Repair Research for Fukushima Unit 2 Ongoing

IRID announced the details of the ongoing research for repairing the unit 2 suppression chamber.

Based on their previous investigations IRID has determined that there could be a hole or series of holes of around 50mm in the unit 2 suppression chamber. 172 more words


Residents Who Fled Fukushima Meltdown Fear Return to Ghost Town

Japan seeks to lure evacuees back to town near nuclear plant

Abe looks to win support for restarting mothballed reactors

Weed-engulfed buildings and shuttered businesses paint an eerie picture of a coastal Japanese town abandoned after a monstrous earthquake and tsunami triggered… 835 more words


LDP may lose next election if nuclear exit becomes main issue: ex-PM

Former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi said the pro-nuclear ruling party of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe could lose the next Lower House election if nuclear power becomes the main election issue. 403 more words


Kansai Electric manager's suicide result of excess overtime

A manager working on technology for the Takahama nuclear power plant killed himself after working excessive overtime hours, sources have revealed.

The man, in his 40s, was found dead in April in a hotel in Tokyo where he was staying on a business trip. 192 more words


Study: Possible water problem at storage sites in Fukushima

It might be difficult to measure radiation levels in water at this temporary storage site for contaminated soil in Fukushima Prefecture.

Bags of radiation-contaminated soil could be sinking into the ground at temporary storage sites in Fukushima Prefecture, allowing water to accumulate within instead of flowing to outside tanks for testing, the Board of Audit said. 534 more words


6.6 Magnitude Earthquake in Western Japan

Since the strong earthquake today at 2:07 p.m. in Tottori, of 6.6 magnitude and 6 intensity that shook half of Japan, the earth continues to shake with an impressive number of aftershocks. 1,160 more words