2012
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Supervisor at Dresden and Braidwood nuclear plants fails fitness-for-duty test for controlled substance

On December 28th, around 2:00 in the afternoon, Dresden Station Security informed workers that a supervisor who had access to both the Dresden and Braidwood nuclear power plants in Illinois, had confirmed positive for…

In this image made from footage taken by Tokyo Electric Power Co. via Kyodo News, white smoke rises from the No. 1 unit of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex in Okumamachi, northeastern Japan. (AP)

TEPCO communications were severed after evacuating critical workers from plant

For the better part of the last year and a half, TEPCO has been strongly criticized for allegedly attempting to evacuate all staff from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant only 3 days…

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Fukushima Daiichi compensation costs and clean-up efforts will easily exceed $60 billion

After the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster TEPCO estimated that it would require $30 billion dollars to pay for damages.  For the third time that figure will be increased, after the operator of the…

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Crewmembers of the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan sue TEPCO over Fukushima disaster

Eight of the 5,500 crewmembers of the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan have filed a Federal lawsuit against Tokyo Electric Power Company for risks encountered due to relief efforts during Operation Tomadachi.  Their allegations state…

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Hitachi President protests nuclear-free future in Japan

Hiroaki Nakanishi, the president of Hitachi, told reporters that even in the wake of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, it would “be impossible” for Japan to reduce dependence on nuclear power, and used…

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For nuclear plants on active faults, reactors aren’t only risk

Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority is not just worried about the safety of the nuclear reactors at the Tsuruga and Higashidori nuclear power plants, they also have raised concerns about the combined 800 tons…

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TEPCO investigation finds multiple spent fuel pools at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant house damaged spent fuel assemblies

After a Level 1 incident was announced upon the disclosure of two deformed fuel rods which were stick together at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant, TEPCO investigated 65 spent fuel assemblies at the…

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NNSA chief resigns – but not over Y-12 security fiasco

In July of this year, one 82-year-old nun and two other aging peace activists brazenly walked their way past multiple layers of security and vandalized a Y-12 Oak Ridge building that was supposed…

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In-Focus Japan: 30 foot pier from Japan lands on the Olympic Peninsula – NRA concludes second reactor site atop of active faults

TEPCO to inspect spent fuel racks in common spent fuel pool building Source: TEPCO Officials in the state of Washington are forced to deal with a 30 foot pier which has ashore on…

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Contamination event at Oak Ridge Depleted Uranium Recycling Facility

On Friday, December 7th, workers at the Energy Solutions Bear Creek Depleted Uranium Recycling Facility in Oak Ridge Tennessee, workers placed a drum of Depleted Uranium shavings in Area 9 of the old ATG…

Will SONGS go dark before the 2022 license expires?

San Onofre restart plan commitments questioned by federal regulators

At a meeting in Maryland on Tuesday night, Southern California Edison officials continued in their attempts to convince federal regulators it was safe to partially restart one of the shut down reactors at…

March 18th, 2011 - The incidence of occurrence of LOOP due to weather-related effects is not declining

March 18th, 2011 – The incidence of occurrence of LOOP due to weather-related effects is not declining

    March 18th, 2011 – The incidence of occurrence of LOOP due to weather-related effects is not declining

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Japan’s nuclear industry may not be able to capitalize on pro-nuclear election result as public opposition still gaining traction

Leaders from Japan’s Federation of Utilities and industry heavyweights from firms such as Mitsubishi Heavy Industries have hailed the return of the LDP as an opportunity to shelve the previous government’s plan to…

Explosion in Fukushima nuclear power plant

March 11th earthquake causing record amounts of subsidence in Japan

Japan’s Environment Ministry announced that due to the March 11th Tohoku earthquake more than 6,000 square kilometers of land across Japan settled by more than 2 centimeters in the last year, the largest-ever…

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NRC expecting to make decision regarding San Onofre restart by March 2013

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission released the following dates it suggests will complete the following stages of its review of Southern California Edison’s request to restart the Unit 2 reactor at reduced capacity. Specific…

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Spain shuts down oldest nuclear reactor

The Garona nuclear power plant is shutting down in order to avoid new taxes that would render the plant unprofitable.  Spain is introducing higher taxes on electricity generation as a measure to address…

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Chairman of the Federation of Electric Power Companies in Japan wants new government to review zero nuclear power policy

On Monday, Makoto Yagi, chairman of the Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan, demanded that the new LDP-led government review the nation’s zero nuclear dependence policy, arguing that the change of ruling…

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In-Focus: Japan – NRA to investigate underground faults at Monju, Mihama, and Hokuriku – NRA Experts advise stricter nuclear evacuation rules

NRA to investigate underground faults at Monju, Mihama, and Hokuriku Source: The Japan Times Foreign experts advise Japan on nuclear safety Source: NHK NRA Experts advise stricter nuclear evacuation rules Nuclear Regulation Authority…

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Japan failing to live up to pledge to accept outside assistance and global expertise in wake of Fukushima disaster

After repeated government and utility failures plunged public confidence in the response to the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan promised to accept more outside assistance.  In an interview with Reuters in October, TEPCO president…

The drywell and suppression chamber of the Nine Mile Point plant while under construction.

Nine Mile Point reactor shut down after primary containment declared inoperable following leak

The 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. While…

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