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US govt won't compensate Santa Susanna Field Laboratory workers exposed to radiation

Some experts say SSFL was the worst nuclear disaster in U.S. history.

BY FRANK MATT
fmatt@mcclatchydc.com
April 18,2016

Highlights:

Department of Energy says only Santa Susana workers in Area IV could be exposed to radiation… 2,366 more words

Why Nuclear Disarmament is Getting Further Away

Since the late 1980s, almost 90 percent of the United State’s nuclear weapons have been taken offline; Thousands of warheads and delivery systems have been destroyed in the wake of the end of the Cold War. 1,440 more words

Foreign Policy Articles

To cleanup some radioactive fallout!

There are two  main problems in whatever decontamination techniques used:  wash off and scrap up techniques, or phytoremediation:

80% of the Fukushima prefecture land surface is forested mountains, forested mountains which you can neither wash off and scrap up nor phytoremediate. 789 more words

Japan

Texas firm files with NRC for interim storage site license for spent nuclear fuel

Waste Control Specialists (WCS), which already operates a radioactive waste disposal site in west Texas, has filed a license application with the NRC to build and operate an interim storage site for the nation’s commercial spent nuclear fuel… 1,199 more words

Nuclear

3/11 Prime Minister Kan recognized for efforts to phase-out nuclear power

FRANKFURT – Former Prime Minister Naoto Kan was honored in Germany Saturday for his work to promote the phase-out of atomic power in Japan following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis. 202 more words

Japan

Germany looks to export reactor decommissioning technologies

BERLIN – Germany may become an exporter of technologies to decommission reactors in the future given the experience gained after its phasing out of nuclear energy, German Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks said in a recent interview with Kyodo News. 348 more words

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Defunct government agency exempted from indictment over Fukushima crisis

A panel has upheld a decision by prosecutors not to indict three former senior officials of the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency over the Fukushima crisis. 241 more words

Japan