Showing posts with label leak. Show all posts
Showing posts with label leak. Show all posts

Sunday, February 04, 2018

‘Global Consequences’ of Lethal Radiation Leak at Destroyed Japan Nuclear Plant

Fukushima nuclear power plant
Lethal levels of radiation have been observed inside Japan’s damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant. And they are arguably way higher than you suspect.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Cleanup begins on Yellowstone River for oil leak near Glendive

Cleanup efforts have begun on the Yellowstone River downstream from where an oil leak was reported over the weekend.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

First of four Fukushima reactors cleared of nuclear fuel (VIDEO aljazeera)

One of four heavily damaged reactor buildings at Japan's tsunami-battered Fukushima nuclear power plant has been cleared of radioactive fuel rods, the operator said on Saturday (Dec 20).
It was a significant step in the decommissioning efforts, but workers still have three heavily crippled reactors to clean up after they were sent into meltdown in the 2011 quake-tsunami disaster. The overall clean-up work of the Fukushima plant is expected to take decades.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

TEPCO finds water leak area in crippled Fukushima No.1 reactor

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, said it has identified the exact location of water leakage at the bottom of the container of the plant's No. 1 reactor, local media reported Wednesday.

The company said that a remote-controlled robot survey found that water was leaking from a joint in a pipe connected to the No. 1 reactor's primary containment vessel, Kyodo News said.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

TEPCO detects record radiation at Fukushima’s reactor 2, new leak suspected

TEPCO has found a record 1.9 million becquerels per liter of beta ray-emitting radioactive substances at its No.2 reactor. Also radioactive cesium was detected in deeper groundwater at No.4 unit’s well, as fears grow of a new leak into the ocean.
The level of beta ray-emitting radioactivity in groundwater around the crippled Fukushima reactor No. 2 reactor has been rising since November, NHK reported.

Previous the highest level – 1.8 million becquerels (bq/liter), of beta-ray sources per liter - was registered at reactor No.1 on December 13.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Death toll from China oil pipeline blast rises to 47.



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The casualty count from oil pipeline blast in the Eastern China stands at 47 while 136 wounded
SHANGHAI
The death toll from an oil pipeline blast in the coastal town Qingdao in Eastern China rose to 47 while wounded 136 people are treated in hospitals, said local sources.

TEPCO moves 22 fuel rods from the 4th unit of NPP “Fukushima-1” to a special pool...

Specialists from the Japanese energy company TEPCO, operator of the accident-struck nuclear power plant, “Fukushima -1” have successfully moved 22 fuel elements (rods) from the container to a special pool just 100 meters away from the fourth unit, is being reported in a press release.
Work on extraction of the fuel rods at the fourth power plant, “Fukushima -1” began on Monday, the 18th of November. In the fourth power unit, 1.533 fuel elements are stored, most of them consisting of spent nuclear fuel.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Fukushima operator to start fuel-rod removal. -Japan's engineers prepare to move uranium and plutonium fuel rods as part of plant's decades-long decommissioning plan.



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The operator of Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant has taken the first step in the long and hazardous process of decommissioning the facility, extracting four fuel-rods from their container for later removal.
Tokyo Electric Power Co, known as Tepco, said it transferred the uranium and plutonium rods to a steel cask within the same cooling pool in a badly damaged reactor building, beginning on Monday the delicate and unprecedented task of removing 400 tons of highly irradiated spent fuel from that reactor.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Robot detects locations of radioactive leaks at crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.

This handout picture taken by Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) on November 13, 2013 shows US nuclear expert Lake Barrett (R) inspecting the unit four reactor building of the crippled TEPCO's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant at Okuma town in Fukushima prefecture. (AFP Photo/TEPCO)
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For the first time, a remote-controlled robot has detected the exact spot of radioactive water leaks from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant’s Reactor 1, local media reported.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Μεγάλη διαρροή πετρελαίου από αγωγό της ExxonMobil στα ανοιχτά της Νιγηρίας

Σε ακτίνα τουλάχιστον 30 χιλιομέτρων από τα παράλια εκτείνεται η διαρροή πετρελαίου από έναν αγωγό της εταιρείας ExxonMobil στα ανοιχτά του Δέλτα του Νίγηρα, καλύπτοντας τα νερά με μία ταινία βούρκου και προκαλώντας τεράστια προβλήματα στους αλιείς που κατοικούν στην περιοχή.

Η ExxonMobil
διέκοψε τη λειτουργία του επίμαχου πετρελαιαγωγού την προηγούμενη Κυριακή, 11 Νοεμβρίου, λόγω της διαρροής, ωστόσο το πρόβλημα δεν έχει ακόμα επιδιορθωθεί.

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