Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station is a two-unit nuclear power plant located in the Town of Scriba, approximately five miles northeast of Oswego, New York, on the shore of Lake Ontario. The 900 acre (3.6 km²) site is also occupied by the Fitzpatrick Nuclear Generating Station. Nine Mile Point is operated by Constellation Energy Group. Constellation is also the sole owner of Unit 1, and owns […]
The Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) plays a critical role in orchestrating the largest relief efforts in its postwar history. The JSDF began its search and rescue and relief operation only hours after the earthquake and tsunami. On March 13, Prime Minister Naoto Kan ordered the mobilization of 100,000 JSDF personnel. As of March 17, approximately […]
Dresden Generating Station is the first privately financed nuclear power plant built in the United States. Dresden 1 was activated in 1960 and retired in 1978. Operating since 1970 are Dresden units 2 and 3, two General Electric boiling water reactors. Dresden Station is located on a 953-acre (3.9 km²) site in Grundy County, Illinois, at the head of the Illinois River, near Morris, Illinois. It […]
Half of British Nuclear Power Plants To Close In Next Decade – Britain’s nuclear future is not so bright as firms look for exit strategy from building next generation of reactors
The future of Britain’s nuclear power is at risk, with one of the three groups looking to build the next generation of reactors on the brink of splitting up. RWE, which owns npower, is in talks with partner E.ON about the future of its involvement in their joint project to open a reactor by 2020. […]
March 11th, 2011 – USGS guy on BBC just said that in response to the earthquake they went into “salami response mode”
From: Mills, Daniel Sent: Friday, March 11, 2011 4:11 PM To: Nosek, Andrew; Wagner, Brian Subject: RE: USGS guy on BBC just said that in response to the earthquake they went into “salami response mode”. Corrected himself “I mean tsunami”
March 11th, 2011 – Premonitions of North Anna EQ – Why does the NRC have confidence that an eq greater than DB cannot occur in the US
From: Richards, Stuart Sent: Friday, March 11, 2011 6:12 PM To: Hogan, Rosemary; Graves, Herman; Kammerer, Annie; Murphy, Andrew Cc: Case, Michael; Uhle, Jennifer Subject: Follow-up to the Japanese Earthquake/Tsunami Brian wants us to be prepared to answer questions on the earthquake/tsunami, particularly as it is related to US plants. [quote] For example: – Was the […]
March 11th, 2011 – NRC Understood that Fukushima Event would ‘Bring a lot more importance to GI-199’ – Despite later criticizing outside analysis of potential risk
From: Beasley, Benjamin Sent: Friday, March 11,2011 3:01 PM To: Bensi, Michelle Subject: RE: Japan EQ I am not keeping up with it. There may be a problem at one of the plants but I have not had time today to inquire. (The ACRS briefing went well.) BB From: Bensi, Michelle Sent: Friday, March 11, […]
Radioactive material has leaked at the site of the former Dounreay nuclear power station in Caithness. Dounreay is the the site of several nuclear research establishments located on the north coast of Caithness, in the Highlandarea of Scotland. Dounreay was originally the site of a castle (now a ruin). Radioactive liquid effluent is understood to have leaked inside a treatment facility. Radioactive liquid […]
March 11th, 2011 – I’m sure you have heard about the 8.9 earthquake off the coast of Japan – We should be prepared to brief on our tsunami research. Maybe also seismic.
From: Richards, Stuart Sent: Friday, March 11, 2011 6:36 AM To: Hogan, Rosemary; Kammerer, Annie; Murphy, Andrew Cc: Sheron, Brian; Case, Michael; Uhle, Jennifer Subject: Japanese Earthquake Importance: High Rosemary/Annie/Andy I’m sure you have heard about the 8.9 earthquake off the coast of Japan. It resulted in a large tsunami on the Japanese coast. There […]
March 11th, 2011 – Delivering coolant via aircraft does not make much sense. If the report is accurate as written, Japan (and us) has a PROBLEM!.
From: Wegner, Mary Sent: Friday, March 11,2011 12:09 PM To: Breskovic, Clarence Subject: RE: U.S. delivers coolant to Japan nuclear plant: Clinton/ Plant Being Cooled I just got a request from a friend which mentioned this report. I would be interested in EVERYTNING you get on iy. Delivering coolant via aircraft does not make much […]
March 11th, 2011 – Wonder about the details of how this played out. – Official sources can’t or won’t comment – Pressure rose over 1.5x design pressure of RPV?
From: Lehning, John Sent: Friday, March 11, 2011 3:00 PM To: Klein, Paul Subject: RE: Airlifted Coolant I assume first story is controlled venting of primary containment – high pressure in primary system must have lifted SRVs and pressurized the containment to the point where venting has become an option? Wow… http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fgw-iapan-quake-nuclear-20110312,0,3015818.story Cooling soon to be […]
Japan initiates emergency protocol after earthquake 11 March 2011 Nuclear Engineering International Onagawa, Fukushima Daiichi, Fukushima Daini and Tokai nuclear power stations have automatically shut down following a magnitude 8.8 earthquake off the northeast coast of the largest island of Japan, Honshu. All four operating plants on that coast have automatically shut down, or SCRAMmed, […]
From: Franovich, Mike Sent: Saturday, March 26, 2011 10:51 AM To: Ostendorff, William Cc: Nieh, Ho; Kock, Andrea; Zorn, Jason Subject: UPDATE from 0830 Telecon on Fukushima Daiichi Events Attachments: NISA Status 3-26-2011 11 00.pdf Dyer led the call o The LIA/sit report provides significant update on plant parameters/conditions which are stable but challenging. Fresh […]
An aerial radiation survey of the capital and Kanagawa Prefecture has revealed the northwest tip of Tokyo was tainted by an unusually high amount of fallout, while most other areas showed normal levels, a science ministry official said Friday. The results, released late Thursday, show that fallout from the Fukushima No. 1 power plant contaminated […]
September 22nd, 2011 – Presentation to the NUPIC New Reactor Key Supplier Meeting – Impact on New Builds due to Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
Presentation to the NUPIC New Reactor Key Supplier Meeting – Impact on New Builds due to Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.