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NIRS: Nuclear Information and Resource

March 14, 2011

I subscribe to the NIRS newsletter. There is ongoing information on the NIRS website about Japan’s nuclear emergency. A video of today’s press conference can be viewed as well.

Click here to go to Nuclear Information and Resources

BREAKING NEWS. Fact sheet on Fukushima reactors and aftermath of Japan earthquake. Updated 2:30 pm, Sunday, March 13. Core is uncovered at Unit 3; Tokyo Electric Power calls it “a considerably serious situation.”

There are currently 23 General Electric Mark I reactors in the U.S.–the design that exploded at Fukushima. A top Atomic Energy Commission official first proposed banning this design nearly 40 years ago. List/fact sheet. Updated, includes license renewal information.

Link to video of press conference in Japan by Citizens’ Nuclear Information Center (in Japanese with English translation), March 13, 2011.

Statement of Citizens’ Nuclear Information Center, March 12, 2011

Green Action blog on Japan nuclear crisis, includes updates, video links.

TMI Alert piece on similarities/differences between Fukushima and Three Mile Island events.

2002 report from Citizens’ Nuclear Information Center on cover-ups of safety problems by Tokyo Electric Power Co.

November 2010 presentation from Tokyo Electric Power on how high-level radioactive waste is stored at Fukushima (including pool inventory and dry cask info).

  1. F Cisco
    April 2, 2011 at 7:18 am

    NIRS site has been suspiciously unreachable from U.S. for several weeks.
    Are you aware of this ?
    Maybe the website is overwhelmed by traffic?
    Can’t find news of NIRS web site down during Japan’s crisis anywhere on Internet.

  2. April 7, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    They are up and I rcd a newsletter that I will be posting shortly.

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