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UK’s election results in one picture

L to R: David Cameron, Nick Clegg, the head of Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon . (The severed head on a plate is of course an allusion to this biblical story). I get all my news these days without the “benefit” of newspapers or television: https://tinyurl.com/q99mcbl (where I found the above cartoon) and https://tinyurl.com/nkw3nct in […]

Decommissioning news from Fukushima

              Right on schedule and just in time for Christmas, TEPCO succeeded in transferring all the fuel out of the spent-fuel pool of Reactor 4. Much still remains to be done, but this is good news. I recommend the following guides: Brett Kelly’s “Evernote Essentials”, Dan Gold’s $5 guides […]

Decommissioning news from Fukushima

*The removal of the spent fuel assemblies was completed on November 5th,201The removal operation will continue to be performed in a safe and measured manner until the last fuel assembly has been removed and transferred to the common pool. The new fuel removal has not progressed since Nov. 5th. I recommend the following guides: Brett […]

Decommissioning news from Fukushima

Reactor 4 Spent Fuel Pool over 87% cleared. I recommend the following guides: Brett Kelly’s “Evernote Essentials”, Dan Gold’s $5 guides to Getting Everything Done with Evernote and Springpad, and DocumentSnap Solutions’ Paperless Document Organization Guides. Be sure to try DocumentSnap’s free email course on going paperless first before buying his products. Sign up for […]

TEPCO Decommissioning news

  Breakdown of transferred assemblies by kind Spent fuel   1276   assemblies/1,331 assemblies Unirradiated (New) fuel     22 assemblies/ 202 assemblies Number of times of cask transportation: 59 times The fuel removal work was resumed on September 4, 2014, which had been suspended since July 1, 2014 due to the annual inspection of ceiling crane. […]

Transfer of Reactor 4’s SFP content 75% complete

Breakdown of transferred assemblies by kind Spent fuel 1166 assemblies/1,331 assemblies Unirradiated New fuel22 assemblies/ 202 assemblies Number of times of cask transportation: 54 timesas of June.30,2014 *The fuel removal work is stopped from July 1 to earlySeptember of 2014 due to annual ceiling crane checkup via TEPCO : Decommissioning Plan of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear […]

TEPCO : Decommissioning Plan of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power

Breakdown of transferred assemblies by kind Spent fuel                                 1100 assemblies/1,331 assemblies Unirradiated New fuel         22 assemblies/ 202 assemblies Number of times of cask transportation: 51 times  as of June 23, 2014 via TEPCO : Decommissioning Plan of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power. I recommend the following guides: Brett Kelly’s “Evernote Essentials”, Dan Gold’s $5 guides to […]

TEPCO : Decommissioning Plan of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power

TEPCO’S Fuel Removal from Unit 4 website has at long last been updated (mouse-tip to the ever-alert EX-SKF). EX-SKF blogs about SFP for reactor #3: they have begun to clear away debris, including the Fuel Handling Machine which was wrecked in the earthquake/tsunami. 814 out of 1533 fuel assemblies moved is now over half-way (53%, […]

Famed Sanriku Railway resumes service, partly thanks to Kuwaiti aid

[yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnpAWKfX7Qc’] This was all over the news this cold Saturday morning (temp was down to 13 degrees C inside!). Buried in a few obscure news sources was the fact that part of this remarkable resurrection was due to a massive donation by the government of Kuwait about a year ago (details below). MIYAKO, Iwate […]

Update on Fuel Removal from Fukushima Unit 4

  移送燃料の種類(使用済:528体/1331体、新燃料:22体/202体) キャスクの輸送回数 25回更新日:2014年3月31日 via 福島第一原子力発電所4号機からの燃料取り出しの進捗状況|東京電力. I recommend the following guides: Brett Kelly’s “Evernote Essentials”, Dan Gold’s $5 guides to Getting Everything Done with Evernote and Springpad, and DocumentSnap Solutions’ Paperless Document Organization Guides. Be sure to try DocumentSnap’s free email course on going paperless first before buying his products. Sign up for it on his […]