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Earthquakes and Nuclear Power

Compilation by CNIC of articles, public statements, media releases, etc. dealing with the problems that earthquakes pose for nuclear power.

Fukushima Nuclear Earthquake Disaster__Updates, statements and links to Ustream videos


Contaminated Water Woes at Fukushima Daiichi; Is Seepage Control Possible Using a “Frozen Earth Barrier”? (NIT 162, Sep./Oct. 2014)

Current State of Post-Accident Operations at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station - October 2013 to April 2014
(NIT 160, July./Aug. 2014)

Second list of signatures signed by anti-nuclear citizens submitted; total number of signatories rises to 8.38 million (NIT 158, Jan./Feb. 2014)

Current State of Post-Accident Operations at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (July to December 2013) (NIT 158, Jan./Feb. 2014)

No future for Kashiwazaki-Kariwa except gradual decommissioning (NIT 157, Dec./Nov. 2013)

The Hydrogen Explosion in Fukushima Daiichi Unit 1 Nuclear Reactor Building Occurred on the 4th Floor, Not the 5th!
—Possible Small-Break LOCA in IC Pipes from Powerful Seismic Motion—
(NIT 157, Dec./Nov. 2013)

The Severe Contaminated Water Situation at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (NIT 156, Sep./Oct. 2013)

Post-accident Cleanup Process at TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (April to June 2013) (NIT 156, Sep./Oct. 2013)

Efforts to settle the nuclear accident in Fukushima continue to hit snags(NIT 156, Sep./Oct. 2013)

Fault directly beneath Tsuruga Unit 2 reactor officially recognized as active -Nuclear Regulation Authority’s responsibility is grave-(NIT 155, July/Aug 2013)

Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station: Still too many unknowns about the accident and the current condition of the plant (NIT 154, May/Jun 2013)

The Status of Nuclear Fuel Stored at the Fukushima Daiichi and Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Plants (NIT 154, May/Jun 2013)

Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station: Still too many unknowns about the accident and the current condition of the plant (NIT 154, May/Jun 2013)

Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Accident – Two Years On (NIT 153, Mar/Apr 2013)

What was clarified by The National Diet of Japan Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission?
- Focusing on low-level radiation exposure risk -
(NIT 151, Nov./Dec. 2012)

International Symposium on the Truth of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident and the Myth of Nuclear Safety 
                   August 30 & 31, 2012 University of Tokyo, Komaba Campus
(NIT 150, Sep./Oct. 2012)

Report on the National Diet of Japan Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission (NAIIC)
                   ~What kind of panel was the NAIIC, and what was clarified by its investigation?
   (NIT 150, Sep./Oct. 2012)

International Symposium on the Truth of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident and the Myth of Nuclear Safety (August 30 & 31, 2012 Tokyo, Japan)

Complete Halt of All Nuclear Power Plants in Japan (NIT 148, May/June 2012)

Labor Standards Inspection Office in Yokohama recognizes death of Fukushima nuclear worker as eligible for compensation (NIT 148, May/June 2012)

Fukushima: Current status of nuclear reactors and corium (NIT 147, March/April 2012)

What are the main issues in future discussions on energy policy? (NIT 147, March/April 2012)

My Opinion on Radioactive Disaster Waste (NIT 147, March/April 2012)

The Problem of the Meteorological Research Institute’s Environmental Radiation Research (NIT 147, March/April 2012)

Government Investigation Committee Releases Interim Report (NIT 146, Jan./Feb. 2012)

Fukushima: Take measures for worker exposure (NIT 146, Jan./Feb. 2012)

Fukushima: Radioactive contamination spreading daily Concerns about damage to health due to radiation exposure (NIT 145, Nov./Dec. 2011)

Redesign the Niigata Method: Close Down the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Station (NIT 145, Nov./Dec. 2011)

"Goodbye to Nuclear Power Plants" Rally (NIT 144, Sep./Oct. 2011)

Statement by Scientists and Engineers Concerning Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (no.3) (May 19, 2011)

TEPCO will do anything to maintain the 'unforseeable' theory (NIT 143, July/Aug. 2011)

Lax radiation dose calculations continue at Fukushima Nuclear Power Station (NIT 143, July/Aug. 2011)

Reassesment of the geplogical condition of the ground beneath Kashiwazaki-Kariwa NPP (NIT 143, July/Aug. 2011)

10 Million People’s Action to say Goodbye to Nuclear Power Plants

CNIC Welcomes the Request to Stop All Reactors at Hamaoka NPP (NIT 142, May/June 2011)

The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: Evolution of the Crisis and Resulting Radiation Levels (NIT 142, May/June 2011)

Fukushima: Radiation Dispersed over a Wide Area (NIT 142, May/June 2011)

Is TEPCO Serious about Restarting Kashiwazaki-Kariwa-3 within the Year? (NIT 142, May/June 2011)

Statement by Scientists and Engineers Concerning Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (no.2) (April 7, 2011)

Joint Statement on the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster On the Occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster (April 26, 2011)

Explosions at Nuclear Power Plants Tsunami Swanps Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant (NIT 141, March/April 2011)

Statement by Group of Concerned Scientists and Engineers Calling for the Closure of the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant (NIT 141, March/April 2011)

Can there be a silver lining? Opinion Article published by Kyodo News, March 28, 2011 by CNIC International Liaison Officer, Philip White (NIT 141, March/April 2011)

Problems at KK-3 and KK-7 (NIT 140, Jan./Feb. 2011)

KK-5 Headed Towards Restart, Hamaoka-5 Confronted by the Difficult Problem of Ground Structure (NIT 139, Nov./Dec. 2010)

Three Years Since the Chuetsu-oki Earthquake: "We don't need the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Station" (NIT 138, Sep./Oct. 2010)

Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Units 1 and 5 (NIT 137, July/Aug. 2010)

Three Years After the Chuetsu-oki Earthquake hit Niigata Prefecture: We Lament the Rush to Restart the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Station (July 16, 2010)

KK-1 Moves Closer to Restart (NIT 136, May/June 2010)

Prospects for Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Units 1 and 5 (NIT 135 March/April 2010)

KK - 6 & 7: Unresolved Public Mistrust (NIT 133, Nov./Dec. 2009)

KK-7 Stopped Due to Radioactive Leak, KK-6 Begins Start-up Tests (NIT 132 September/October 2009)

Hamaoka Nuclear Power Station Struck By Earthquake (NIT 132 September/October 2009)

Hamaoka Nuclear Power Plant Struck By Earthquake (14 August 2009)

KK Nuclear Power Station 2 Years After the Chuetsu-oki Earthquake (NIT 131 July/Aug. 2009)

Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Unit 7 Restarted (NIT 130 May/June 2009)

Kashiwazaki-Kariwa 7 Restart: Statement of Protest (8 May 2009)

Seismic Design of the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant: a Historical Perspective, article by Philip White and Yukio Yamaguchi (6 April 2009)

KK-7: to restart or not to restart (NIT 129 March/April 2009)

Shika-2: Unjust Verdict! (NIT 129 March/April 2009)

The Future of Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Unit 7 (NIT 128, Jan./Feb. 2009)

Fuel Loaded into Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Unit 7 (NIT 127, Nov./Dec. 2008)

KK Investigation Committees: the Debate Rages On (NIT 125, July/Aug. 2008)

Kashiwazaki- Kariwa NPP: Assessment of the impact of the Chuetsu-Oki Earthquake runs into trouble (NIT 124, May/June 2008)

Kashiwazaki-Kariwa: Translation of Japanese leaflet by Group of Concerned Scientists and Engineers Calling for the Closure of the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant (English version published in Nuke Info Tokyo 123, March/April 2008)

Scientists, Engineers demand Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant be closed (24 February 2008)

Kashiwazaki-Kariwa: some things becoming clearer (NIT 122 Jan./Feb. 2008)

Kashiwazaki-Kariwa: Stuck Control Rod and Other Problems (NIT 121 Nov./Dec. 2007)

Hamaoka Verdict: Passing Judgment on the Judge (NIT 121 Nov./Dec. 2007)

Hamaoka Nuclear Power Plant Lawsuit: We Protest this Unjust Verdict (26 October 2007)

Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Earthquake: Lessons from the Chuetsu-Oki Earthquake (NIT 120 Sep./Oct. 2007)

NGO's demand the IAEA stop misleading the international community and TEPCO improve transparency (7 September 2007) (Letters to IAEA and TEPCO)

Concerned Scientists and Engineers Call for the Closure of the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant (21 August 2007)

Letter to the IAEA Concerning Earthquake Damage at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Station (6 August 2007)

Inappropriate person chosen to lead investigation into the impact on the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant of the Chuetsu Oki Earthquake (31 July 2007)

Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Earthquake: CNIC Report (NIT 119 July/August 2007)

Rokkasho Update: Fault directly beneath Rokkasho reprocessing plant. (NIT 119 July/August 2007)

Rokkasho Update: Earthquake safety and criticality design flaws (NIT 118, May/June 2007)

Shika-2 Verdict Demands Suspension of Operations: report on the Shika-2 verdict and the new draft earthquake design guidelines (NIT 112, May/June 2006)

Shika-2 ruling: 70 NGOs demand suspension of nuclear facilities (30 March 2006)

Onagawa reactors trip following Miyagi earthquake (NIT 108, Sep./Oct. 2005)

Earthquake Zone: Earthquakes and Nuclear Safety in Japan (NIT 103, Nov./Dec. 2004)

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