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No Fukushima Radiation Found in Oregon, Says Group

A group testing West Coast waters for radiation from a damaged Japanese nuclear power plant says no evidence of contamination has been found in Oregon. Massive amounts of contaminated water were released from the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan …

Washington Nuclear Site Workers Test Thousands Of Air Samples

About 12,000 air samples taken on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington this year after more than three dozen workers reported being sickened by chemical vapors have failed to find a cause for the problem, Hanford officials said Wednesday. But …

Oversight Chair Questions Safety At New Mexico Nuke Dump

The recent truck fire and radiation release from the government’s troubled nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico were “near misses” at a facility whose workers proved unprepared to respond to the emergencies, the head of an independent oversight agency …

Nuclear Down-Winder Hopes For Settlement

Jacklyn “Jackie” O’Neil grew up in Washington’s Spokane Valley drinking milk from her family’s backyard cow. Decades later while working in Yakima, O’Neil learned she had thyroid cancer that could have been caused by clouds of radioactive iodine 131 released …

RIMS in Southern California Touts Risks

Risk managers will play a greater role in strategic planning in the near future, according to a report issued on Monday. That was among the plethora of risk related information delivered at the annual Risk and Insurance Management Society conference …

Washington Nuke Plant Contractor To Pay More Than $18.5 Million

One of the contractors charged with cleaning up the nation’s most contaminated nuclear site has agreed to pay an $18.5 million civil and criminal penalty related to a time card fraud scheme. U.S. Attorney Michael Ormsby of the Eastern Washington …

Asia’s Iran Crude Oil Imports to Regain Levels Prior to EU Insurance Ban

Asia’s crude imports from Iran are set to recover in September to levels reached before a July 1 insurance ban by the European Union plunged trade with the Islamic Republic into uncertainty not seen in decades. Top Asian buyers — …

Nuclear Plant Problems Continue at Socal Facility

After months of investigation, federal regulators have determined that design flaws appear to be the cause of excessive wear in tubing that carries radioactive water through California’s troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant, a top federal regulator said. The twin-reactor …

Lloyd’s Register Withdraws from Iran Due to Sanctions

Maritime risk management firm Lloyd’s Register has shut its operations in Iran and can no longer vouch for the safety of the OPEC member’s fleet due to Western sanctions, the head of the company told Reuters. Lloyd’s Register, a classification …

Japan P&I Club Ship Insurer Sets New Rules on Iran Oil Transport

Ship owners covered by Japan P&I club must alert the maritime insurer in advance of any plans to transport Iranian oil and petrochemicals that could fall foul of Western sanctions, the insurer said. The United States and European Union have …