CFS (Comprehensive Fuel Services) in Mongolia – Latest News

On July 28, 2011, in More, Nuclear Plants,

Here’s the latest: TOKYO (Kyodo) — Mongolia has reservations about a plan to build a facility there to store or dispose of spent nuclear fuel from other countries, Japanese Foreign Minister Takeaki Matsumoto said Wednesday. July 28, 2011 Mainichi Daily News: Mongolia expresses reservations about nuclear fuel repository plan http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/news/20110728p2g00m0dm022000c.html This was after Kyodo News […]

US-Japan Nuclear Energy Cooperation for Emerging Markets

On July 20, 2011, in More, Nuclear Plants,

I came across this page. The Howard Baker Forum United States – Japan Roundtable Series: http://www.bakerdonelson.com/howard-baker-forum-united-states-japan-roundtable-series/ In essence, the Roundtable is a “community of interest” that meets to provide a platform for exchange and cooperation between U.S. and Japanese public and private participants with a stake in promoting a safe and secure global nuclear renaissance. 4 […]

US Wants India to Ratify CSC for Nuclear Damages

On July 18, 2011, in More, Nuclear Plants,

The Times of India dated June 22, 2011 article. US wants India to ratify CSC : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/US-wants-India-to-ratify-CSC/articleshow/8944797.cms The US wants India to ratify the international Convention on Supplementary Compensation (CSC) for nuclear damages (link below) by the end of this year. …the US would also expect that India’s domestic legislation, the nuclear liability law, would be in compliance with the CSC. […]

Fukushima Daiichi Disaster – Beyond-Design-Basis External Events?

On July 17, 2011, in More, Nuclear Plants,

I have been reading here and there that both strength of earthquake and height of tsunami at Fukushima Daiichi were exaggerated and that the disaster is man-made. Here’s my summary up to now on this subject. (Links on this post will open in new windows.) About Tsunami Height: This is an article dated May 21, […]

UK Government and Nuclear Industry Email Correspondence after the Fukushima Accident

On July 11, 2011, in More, Nuclear Plants,

Guardian posted this on June 30, 2011: UK government and nuclear industry email correspondence after the Fukushima accident Emails released under the Freedom of Information Act reveal the level of coordination between government departments and the nuclear industry during the Fukushima crisis http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/interactive/2011/jun/30/email-nuclear-uk-government-fukushima They are exchange between someone at UK government and Westinghouse, EDF Energy, Areva, […]

Hiroaki Koide – Interview by Mainichi News Paper

On July 11, 2011, in More, Nuclear Plants,

Here’s the interview I mentioned in my post in English. Longtime anti-nuclear engineer prepared to fight from within field to right wrongs http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/news/20110711p2a00m0na014000c.html Related post: Hiroaki Koide – Anti-Nuclear Nuclear Researcher at Kyoto University

Why Mongolia? Place for CFS (Comprehensive Fuel Services) Scheme

On July 10, 2011, in More, Nuclear Plants,

I wondered when I read the article linked in my previous post. Toshiba lobbying U.S. to build nuclear waste repository in Mongolia: http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/news/20110702p2g00m0dm011000c.html My image of Mongolia was a poor underdeveloped country in desert in Central Asia. I thought that the idea to build nuclear waste depository in Mongolia by the US and Japan must be […]

China will have 198 Additional Nuclear Reactors by 2030

On July 9, 2011, in More, Nuclear Plants,

That is number by WNA (World Nuclear Associations): 26 under construction, 52 planned, 120 proposed ( in addition to 14 operable reactors). World Nuclear Power Reactors & Uranium Requirements: http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/reactors.html “This table includes only those future reactors envisaged in specific plans and proposals and expected to be operating by 2030.” If you suppose 50% of currently […]

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One Trillion Dollar Business – Over 180 Nuclear Reactors under Construction or Being Planned

On July 7, 2011, in More, Nuclear Plants,

July 4, 2011 Mainichi Daily News: More than 180 nuclear reactors are currently under construction or being planned to be built in emerging countries and other regions, comprising a 1-trillion-dollar (approximately 80 trillion yen) market worldwide. Demand for nuclear energy shows no signs of decline even in the wake of the Fukushima crisis, rekindling fierce […]

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Toshiba and CFS (Comprehensive Fuel Services) in Mongolia – Nuclear Fuel, That is.

On July 6, 2011, in More, Nuclear Plants,

July 2, 2011 Mainichi Daily News reported: TOKYO (Kyodo) — Toshiba Corp. has lobbied a senior U.S. government official to realize an international nuclear fuel supply scheme that includes the construction of a nuclear waste repository in Mongolia, according to a copy of a letter by Toshiba’s president obtained by Kyodo News on Friday. Norio […]

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