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Africa vows to boost infrastructure sector: AU official

Friday, July 13, 2012 Comments off

By Apollinaire Niyirora

ADDIS ABABA, July 13 (Xinhua) — The African continent is convinced that no economic development will be possible without developing the infrastructure sector on the continent, the African Union (AU) commissioner for infrastructure and energy said here at a press conference ahead of the 19th AU summit. Read more…

Japan:Increasing treated water becomes another headache

Friday, December 9, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news  Dec. 9, 2011

Rising amounts of water which has low-levels of radioactivity is starting to be a burden for the operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi power plant.

The utility was considering releasing the water into the sea but it postponed the decision due to strong protests from the fishery industry. Read more…

Japan: hydrogen from reactor caused blast – TEPCO

Thursday, November 10, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Nov. 10,2011

The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant says the explosion of the facility’s Number 4 reactor on March 15th was caused by a backflow of hydrogen from an adjacent building. Read more…

Japan:TEPCO begins removing cesium from spent fuel pool

Monday, November 7, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Nov. 6 ,2011

The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has begun removing radioactive cesium from water in the spent fuel pool of one of the damaged reactors.

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Japan:Xenon detected in No.2 reactor

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Nov. 2 ,2011

The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has poured water containing boric acid into the No. 2 reactor.

The move followed the detection of a radioactive substance, xenon, in the reactor’s containment vessel, indicating that nuclear fission may have resumed. Read more…

Japan:Nuclear accident could raise power cost by 1 yen

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News Oct. 25,2011

 

Japan’s Atomic Energy Commission says a nuclear accident could raise the cost of power generation by up to 1 yen per kilowatt-hour, but the total cost would still be lower than other forms of power generation. Read more…

Japan:Fukushima power plant video shows progress

Sunday, October 23, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News Oct. 23,2011

Tokyo Electric Power Company has released new footage of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. It reveals the progress made over the 7 months since the March 11th disaster.

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Japan:TEPCO identifies risks that could cause meltdown

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News Oct. 18,2011

The operator of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant says the water-injection system, which has external pipes, is the area that’s most likely to cause possible problems in future. Read more…

Japan:Polyester covering installed at No.1 reactor + Related News

Monday, October 17, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News Oct. 17,2011

A covering of thick polyester sheets has been attached to steel frames at the damaged No.1 reactor building at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

Tokyo Electric Power Company plans to complete the covering and verify its effectiveness by the end of October. Read more…

Japan:Drill confirms safety of Fukushima nuclear plant

Thursday, October 13, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News Oct. 13,2011

The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant says the facility could be kept safe even if its reactor-cooling system is knocked out by another huge earthquake. Read more…