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Fukushima Nuclear Fuel Removal Tests Technique, Predictions, Nerves

Soon enough, if it hasn’t started already, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) will begin removing the first of more than 1,500 fuel assemblies from the Fukushima Unit 4 fuel pool that sits about 100 feet above the ground. Each assembly contains 50-70 radioactive fuel rods. If this removal procedure goes seriously awry or...
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ABC Poll: US Nuclear Power Plant Opposition Up 11%

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ABC Poll: US Nuclear Power Plant Opposition Up 11%

An ABC-Washington Post phone survey taken mid April found 64% of 1001 sample Americans now oppose construction of new nuclear power plants. Those opposed grew by 11% from a similar poll taken in 2008. ABC reported that strong opposition for new nuke power plants in the US climbed 24 points following the March 11 earthquake,...
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