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#Nuclear Reactor

# nuclear-reactor - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Israel releases video of air strike against Syrian nuclear reactor Going Nuclear This post contains videos

Israel releases video of air strike against Syrian nuclear reactor

Admitting to the 2007 raid is seen as a message from Israel to Iran.

# nuclear-reactor - Saturday 21 June, 2014

Meet the 14-year-old boy trying to build a nuclear reactor in his shed in Mayo

No, seriously. And if it works, it could be a whole new way of generating power.

# nuclear-reactor - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

Poll: Are you worried about a possible nuclear war in Korea? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you worried about a possible nuclear war in Korea?

North Korea is restarting a nuclear reactor, while saying it now considers itself in a ‘state of war’. How do you feel?

North Korea says it will restart nuclear reactor

North Korea shut down the reactor in July 2007 until an aid-for-disarmament deal – but now there are concerns that it will be used to produce weapons-grade uranium.

# nuclear-reactor - Monday 10 December, 2012

Japan may scrap nuclear plant over seismic fault

Geologists say an existing Japanese nuclear plant may be sited over an active seismic fault – indicating that it will probably have to be scrapped.

# nuclear-reactor - Monday 30 July, 2012

Automatic shutdown at South Korea nuclear reactor

Operators of the nuclear plant ruled out any possible radiation leak at the plant after the automatic shutdown.

# nuclear-reactor - Saturday 5 May, 2012

Japan shuts down last nuclear reactor amid protests

It’s not clear whether the Tomari plant will reopen as demonstrators called for the country to renounce nuclear power.

# nuclear-reactor - Tuesday 24 May, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday Daily Fix This post contains images

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

All the news of the day you might have missed…

# nuclear-reactor - Friday 6 May, 2011

Japanese power company urged to suspend nuclear reactors

Chubu Electric Power Co has been asked by the Japanese government to suspend three reactors while safety measures are being taken to ensure a second nuclear accident doesn’t occur.

# nuclear-reactor - Wednesday 20 April, 2011

Authorities may limit access to Fukushima evacuation zone

People with houses within the exclusion zone around Fukushima I have been returning home, against government orders.

# nuclear-reactor - Tuesday 12 April, 2011

Fukushima nuclear alert raised to maximum level 7

Japan’s nuclear regulator raises its alert warning from level 5 to 7 – putting the Fukushima crisis on a par with Chernobyl.

# nuclear-reactor - Tuesday 5 April, 2011

Fukushima owners begin 'condolence money' payout for radiation damage

Tokyo Electric Power Company’s share price reaches an all-time low after the company pledges to cover evacuation costs.

# nuclear-reactor - Monday 28 March, 2011

Plutonium found in soil outside stricken Fukushima reactor

The presence of the highly radioactive element in the soil confirms damage to reactor number 3, where it was housed.

# nuclear-reactor - Sunday 27 March, 2011

Fukushima radiation recordings were ‘an error’, operators say

Recordings that suggested the level of radiation was ‘ten million times’ higher than normal were erroneous, TEPCO says.

# nuclear-reactor - Thursday 24 March, 2011

Three Fukushima workers hospitalised with skin lesions

Staff working to try and restore power to the Fukushima cooling systems are hospitalised after major radiation exposure.

# nuclear-reactor - Wednesday 23 March, 2011

Weather will determine if Fukushima radiation reaches Ireland

Ireland’s nuclear watchdog says atmospheric pressure will determine whether trace amounts of radiation will reach our shores.

Tokyo tap water too radioactive for children - reports

Water supplies contain more radioactive iodine than is safe for young children to drink – as black smoke emerges from Fukushima.

# nuclear-reactor - Tuesday 22 March, 2011

Engineers continue Fukushima struggles as more smoke emerges Japan This post contains videos

Engineers continue Fukushima struggles as more smoke emerges

Steam-like vapours emerge from one reactor, while hazy smoke emerges from another, as workers restore power to the plant.

# nuclear-reactor - Friday 18 March, 2011

End in sight for Fukushima fears - as engineers ponder burying stricken plant

Engineers relay new power lines to the stricken nuclear plant – as operators admit they may simply bury it under concrete.

# nuclear-reactor - Wednesday 16 March, 2011

Japan's Emperor: Fukushima nuclear crisis 'causes deep worry'

In a rare TV appearance, Japan’s Emperor Akihito admitted he was “deeply worried” by the crisis facing his country.

Fukushima staff evacuated after major radiation surge

The operators of the troubled Fukushima I power plant pull all staff out of the plant following a spike in radiation levels.

# nuclear-reactor - Tuesday 15 March, 2011

Pool of spent nuclear rods ‘exposed to open air’ at Fukushima reactor

The fire at reactor 4 was caused by an explosion that tore an 8-square-metre hole in the walls – exposing rods to the outside.

Coolant in fourth Fukushima reactor might be 'boiling away'

Spent fuel is usually kept in a containment pond – but that’s beginning to evaporate away, causing further risks in Japan.

Radioactivity released after third explosion at Fukushima plant Japan This post contains videos

Radioactivity released after third explosion at Fukushima plant

A blast at reactor 2 may have damaged the nuclear core, authorities say, with emissions now strong enough to harm humans.

# nuclear-reactor - Monday 14 March, 2011

The Daily Fix: Monday

Our daily wrap-up includes how our new finance minister broke the bad news to Brussels, more fears over Japan’s nuclear reactors – and a crafty solution by one Colorado police department…

Take 5: Monday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

Nuclear rods melting inside three Fukushima reactors, Japan admits

The nuclear cores at reactors 1, 2 and 3 are all now believed to be melting, after cooling systems at all three failed.

Japan's horrific tsunami: before and after Japan This post contains images

Japan's horrific tsunami: before and after

Our gallery of Japan’s coastal cities before and after Friday’s tsunami underlines the true extent of the country’s devastation.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: A second explosion occurs at the Fukushima nuclear plant, Irish seen as the ‘bad boys’ of Europe, and Burger King boss upsets his British customers.

Second explosion at Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant Fukushima This post contains videos

Second explosion at Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant

Two days after the first explosion, a second hydrogen blast strikes the nuclear plant – as 2,000 bodies are found in Miyagi.

# nuclear-reactor - Sunday 13 March, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday

24 more hours pass on Planet Earth – here’s what’s been going on, and some other bits you might have missed.

Japanese authorities declare state of emergency at second nuclear plant

The lowest state of alert has been declared at the Onagawa nuclear plant, while the cooling system fails at another facility.

Japanese PM: Crisis is worst to face Japan since WW2

Naoto Kan says 100,000 troops are being deployed to Japan’s stricken areas, as estimates say damages could reach €29bn.

Japanese government fears meltdown at second Fukushima nuclear reactor Japan This post contains videos

Japanese government fears meltdown at second Fukushima nuclear reactor

Authorities are pumping seawater into a second reactor, amid fears of a second hydrogen explosion at the nuclear plant.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: More meltdown fears in Fukushima, the Fingleton Files, and an unusually busy day at the Dáil bar…

# nuclear-reactor - Saturday 12 March, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Our daily wrap-up to what’s happened on Planet Earth – sadly, there’s more bad news than good as Japan continues to dominate.

Japan: 9,500 people missing in single town alone Japan This post contains videos

Japan: 9,500 people missing in single town alone

Local authorities in Minamisanriku – with a population of around 18,000 – says over half of its population is missing.

A FRESH EARTHQUAKE of magnitude 6.4 has struck within 40 miles of the site of this morning’s explosion at the Fukushima 1 nuclear power plant. The quake struck 22 miles below the surface, and was registered at around 1:15pm Irish time this afternoon. The quake brings to 248 the number of individual seismic events that have occurred in the waters off Japan in the last week; around four quakes are striking the country every hour.

Japan’s prime minister: “This is an unprecedented disaster” Japan This post contains videos

Japan’s prime minister: “This is an unprecedented disaster”

Naoto Kan urges the public to take responsible actions and to follow instructions as nuclear fallout fears continue.

No damage to nuclear reactor despite Fukushima explosion, say authorities Fukushima This post contains videos

No damage to nuclear reactor despite Fukushima explosion, say authorities

The Tokyo Electric Power Company confirms that this morning’s explosion did not damage the nuclear plant’s reactor.

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