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Robot death at Fukushima: Bots sent to repair damage at nuclear power plant got their circuits destroyed

Mar 11, 2016

Robot death at Fukushima: Bots sent to repair damage at nuclear power plant got their circuits destroyed

Japan on Friday marked the fifth anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster. Robots sent into repair the site are ‘dying’ – as soon as the robots get close to the damaged reactors, their circuits get destroyed because of the radiation. #Natural Disaster #Tepco #Nuclear plant #Fukushima Daiichi #Shareworthy
Hiroshima residents file lawsuit to prevent n-plant reactivation

Mar 11, 2016

Hiroshima residents file lawsuit to prevent n-plant reactivation

A group of residents from the Japanese city of Hiroshima, including several survivors from the 1945 atomic bombing, on Friday filed a lawsuit to prevent the reactivation of a nuclear power plant in the area. #NewsTracker #Hiroshima #Nuclear plant #Atomic bomb at Hiroshima
Japan's Fukushima nuclear cleanup hampered by contaminated water woes

Nov 13, 2014

Japan's Fukushima nuclear cleanup hampered by contaminated water woes

More than three years into the massive cleanup of Japan's tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant, only a tiny fraction of the workers are focused on key tasks such as preparing for the dismantling of the broken reactors and removing radioactive fuel rods. #Japan #Environment #NewsTracker #Tepco #Fukushima Dai-ichi #Nuclear plant #Akira Ono #Yamagishi
US jails 84-year-old nun for breaking into nuclear facility

Feb 19, 2014

US jails 84-year-old nun for breaking into nuclear facility

Rice and two others admitted to spray painting peace slogans and hammering on exterior walls of the facility. When a guard confronted them, they offered him food and began singing. #US #NewsTracker #Nun #Tennessee #Nuclear plant #Megan Rice #peace slogans #Y-12 National Security Complex
SC seeks Centre response on safety guideline in Kudankulam

Feb 17, 2014

SC seeks Centre response on safety guideline in Kudankulam

A bench headed by Justice KS Radhakrishnan asked the authorities to file report within three weeks on a petition alleging that all the safety and security measures were not put in place before commissioning of the plant. #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Kudankulam nuclear plant #Centre #AERB #Nuclear plant
Kudankulam nuke power plant safe: DAE official

Nov 27, 2013

Kudankulam nuke power plant safe: DAE official

The Kundankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu is safe and functioning normally, a senior official of the Department of Atomic Energy said shortly after a country-made bomb exploded near the facility. #India #Energy #Tamil Nadu #Russia #Kudankulam #nuclear reactor #Nuclear plant
Tests still to be carried out before Kudankulam reaches full capacity

Oct 24, 2013

Tests still to be carried out before Kudankulam reaches full capacity

Even as the first reactor of Kundankulam plant started generating electricity and was connected to the grid on Tuesday, a series of tests are in progress lined up before the plant reaches its full capacity, a nuclear energy expert said today #Nuclear power #Kudankulam #nuclear #Nuclear plant #Kudankulam functioning
Pakistan begins work on nuclear plant with China's help

Oct 24, 2013

Pakistan begins work on nuclear plant with China's help

Pakistan has started work on a 1,000-MW nuclear power plant being set up near this financial hub with Chinese assistance, a media report said today #China #Pakistan #Nuclear power #Nawaz Sharif #USA #Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission #Nuclear plant
Japan resisted steps to control Fukushima water in 2011

Sep 19, 2013

Japan resisted steps to control Fukushima water in 2011

The advice to the embattled operator was outlined in a memo to government officials just two months after the accident, but then shelved, according to two officials who participated in the discussions and documents prepared by both governments and the utility. #Japan #Fukushima #Tepco #Nuclear plant #Shinzo Abe #leakage #US Nuclear Regulatory Commission #Toshimitsu Motegi
Tsunami struck Japanese region suffers fresh quake

Aug 04, 2013

Tsunami struck Japanese region suffers fresh quake

A strong earthquake has shaken northeastern Japan in the same region that was devastated by a giant tsunami and quake two and a half years ago. #World #Japan #NewsTracker #Tsunami #earthquake #Nuclear plant #NHK TV