What to do with spent fuel from reactors is in the news.
Reuters reports on the complex issues related to removing spent fuel from Fukushima Daiichi Unit 4 here.
Reports are coming in from a variety of sources that the ground water situation is getting out of hand at Fukushima Daiichi. Some, including sources quoted by Wall Street Journal, are speculating that the saturation of the ground water could cause the reactor buildings to topple. A variety of solutions are being explored including the possibility of freezing the ground water around the reactor. CNN is today quoting a top nuclear regulatory official as saying the situation is an … Continue Reading →
A map showing how radioactive iodine spread after the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has been published online by the journal of the American Health Physics Society.
Researchers from the Japan Atomic Energy Agency and the US Department of Energy analyzed radiation data they jointly gathered using aircraft in April 2011. See the full NHK report and video.… Continue Reading →