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Japan pictures likely show melted Fukushima fuel for first time

(Source: www.straitstimes.com)

TOKYO (BLOOMBERG) New images show what is likely to be melted nuclear fuel hanging from inside one of Japan’s wrecked Fukushima reactors, a potential milestone in the cleanup of one of the worst atomic disasters in history. 674 more words

Current Affairs

Trump Assigns White House Team to Target Iran Nuclear Deal, Sidelining State Department

After a contentious meeting with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson this week, President Donald Trump instructed a group of trusted White House staffers to make the potential case for withholding certification of Iran at the next 90-day review of the nuclear deal. 1,396 more words


North Korea 2016 economic growth at 17-year high despite sanctions

(Source: www.businesstimes.com.sg)

North Korea’s economy grew at its fastest pace in 17 years in 2016, South Korea’s central bank said on Friday, despite the isolated country facing international sanctions aimed at curbing its defiant pursuit of nuclear weapons. 436 more words

Money Matters

"China’s Nuclear Submarine Force," China Brief, Jamestown Foundation.

This is my publication on China’s nuclear submarine force for Jamestown Foundation’s China BriefIt explores how China’s strategic use of geography in the South China Sea – to include the creation of new landmasses anchored with political and military bases – facilitates the deployment of its emergent sea-based nuclear deterrent. 17 more words


Areva & EDF to Try Again with NPCIL at Jaitapur

  • The French government is going another round in the ring with India over roles and responsibilities to build six 1650 MW EPRs at the Jaitapur site on the west coast.
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 Radioactive cesium detected in the urine of 100 children after the catastrophic accident of TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant

 Cesium concentration found in more than 70% of the urine samples tested in Fukushima Prefecture

Amounts of radioactive cesium, Cs-137 and Cs-134, in 24 h urine of 37 children have been determined using a HP-Ge detector, in Fukushima Prefecture between February 2014 and March 2016. 123 more words


Tepco chairman's remark on water release goes radioactive

Comment draws ire from Fukushima residents, fishermen and watchdog

Takashi Kawamura, a former Hitachi chairman, took up his current post just last month.

TOKYO — Comments by Tokyo Electric Power Co. 305 more words