Nuke Info Tokyo No. 123 (March/April 2008)

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Kashiwazaki-Kariwa: Translation of Japanese leaflet by Group of Concerned Scientists and Engineers Calling for the Closure of the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant
We demand that the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant be closed
Earthquakes and Ground Condition – Just how safe is the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant?
Is the equipment and machinery OK?
Column 1: TEPCO suppression of 34-year-old dispute about ground condition
Column 2: Materials get stronger when deformed by an earthquake!?
Column 3: Through the eyes of a power plant designer

Pluthermal Developments and Plutonium Use Plans
Problems with MOX fuel for Kyushu Electric’s Genkai-3 and FY 2008 plutonium use plans

Who’s Who
Teisuke Ishio’s Freedom of Nuclear Information Campaign

News Watch
Further delay in commercial operation of Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant
Explanatory meetings for restart of Monju
Health damage from JCO criticality accident not recognized
Rokkasho Uranium Enrichment Plant down to a single line
Joint uranium exploration in Canada
NEXI to insure nuclear exports
IAEA releases second report on Kashiwazaki-Kariwa

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