Nuclear Power & Radiation

Revised Quake Estimates Pose Costly Analyses for Many Nuclear Reactors

"Owners of at least two dozen nuclear reactors across the United States, including the operator of Indian Point 2, in Buchanan, N.Y., have told the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that they cannot show that their reactors would withstand the most severe earthquake that revised estimates say they might face, according to industry experts."

Source: NY Times, 04/07/2014

"The Children of Japan's Fukushima Battle An Invisible Enemy"

"Though the strict safety limits for outdoor activity set after multiple meltdowns at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in 2011 have now been eased, parental worries and ingrained habit mean many children still stay inside. And the impact is now starting to show, with children experiencing falling strength, lack of coordination, some cannot even ride a bicycle, and emotional issues like shorter tempers, officials and educators say."

Source: Reuters, 03/10/2014


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