February 2012
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Alarms at Japanese nuclear power plant and processing facility after magnitude 5 earthquake

At 7:30 am local time March 1st, a magnitude 5 earthquake hit 68 miles from TOKYO, Japan.  After the earthquake, alarms sounded from the nuclear fuel processing plants and Tokai 2 nuclear power plant…

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March 12th NRC Audio Transcript – I’m watching CNN, and they’re not on the nuclear units, right now, which is a good thing

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION JAPAN’S FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI ET AUDIO FILE Saturday, March 12, 2011 CHAIRMAN JACZKO: Now, interestingly enough, I’m watching CNN, and they’re not on the nuclear units, right…

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Reactor 3 core nearly completely uncovered by March 12th – GE confirmed reference level TAF

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION JAPAN’S FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI ET AUDIO FILE Saturday, March 12, 2011 MALE PARTICIPANT: We’ve got some new information, Chairman. CHAIRMAN JACZKO: Yes. MALE PARTICIPANT: And Japanese television….

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SECOND Loss of Offsite Power at the Byron Nuclear Power Plant Since January 23 – No Inclement Weather

For the second time in a month, a power interruption caused operators at Byron Generating Station to declare an “unusual event,” officials said in a news release sent around 10 p.m. Tuesday. Byron…

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The difficult task of getting information from TEPCO after Fukushima

Why is it so hard to get information from TEPCO? On February 26th, we reported on the fire at Tokyo Electric Power Companies Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant, smoke was detected in a building full of…

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US simulations failed to reproduce Fukushima-like scenarios – Something was missing

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION JAPAN’S FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI ET AUDIO FILE Saturday, March 12, 2011 MR. JOHNSON: Bill, this is Mike Johnson. Do we know what the U.S. nuclear industry is…

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FENOC claims cracks formed at Davis Besse over 30 years ago

FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC) confirmed that it has completed its Root Cause Analysis Report regarding the cause of the tight cracks identified in portions of the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station Shield Building during…

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Special public meeting in South Haven for Palisades Nuclear Power Plant

The NRC is hosting a public meeting tonight in South Haven to discuss the safety of Palisades nuclear power plant at the Beach Haven Event Center in South Haven at 6 PM tonight. Officials…

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4 out of 40 GE workers assisting with refueling at Fukushima in March 2011 were contaminated after Reactor 1 explosion

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION JAPAN’S FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI ET AUDIO FILE Saturday, March 12, 2011 MR. McDERMOTT: There is one other nugget of information, people might know people. There were 40…

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NRC worried about US National Labs “chomping at the bit” to help with Fukushima Radiation analysis – Call lab directors and say “Knock it off”

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION JAPAN’S FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI ET AUDIO FILE Saturday, March 12, 2011 MR. SHARON: This is Brian Sharon. Quick question, well, not question, but I’ve gotten a couple…

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Fukushima Daiichi Reactor 2 suppression pool at saturation temperature at time of Reactor 1 explosion

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION JAPAN’S FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI ET AUDIO FILE Saturday, March 12, 2011   MR. McDERMOTT: If you’ve seen the media coverage from over the evening, the most significant…

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Slides from Public Meeting to Discuss Recent Performance Issues at Palisades Nuclear Plant

Public Meeting to Discuss Recent Performance Issues at the Palisades Nuclear 1 Nuclear Regulatory Commis…

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FENOC report on Davis-Besse damage to undergo extensive NRC analysis after coalition challenges utilities assessment

Background On Oct. 10, 2011, the NRC was informed by FENOC that its workers identified cracks in the shield building while the plant was shut down to replace the reactor vessel head. FirstEnergy…

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Quince 2 Robot completes first investigation of Fukushima Daiichi Reactor

TEPCO has dispatched the Quince 2 robot into the 5th operating floor of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant Reactor 2.  Radiation doses over 220 mSv per hour were recorded, as the robot…

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Japan Prime Minister and other officials unaware of key emergency response system SPEEDI until after Fukushima Daiichi disaster

NHK reports an independent panel investigating the Fukushima nuclear accident has found that the prime minister was not aware of SPEEDI, the government’s system that can predict the spread of radioactive materials quickly. …

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WANO update to NRC after Fukushima Reactor 1 Explosion – Not sure if explosion or venting reduced pressure

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION JAPAN’S FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI ET AUDIO FILE Saturday, March 12, 2011 MR. VIRGILIO: Bob, good morning. It’s Marty Virgilio. WANO – Good morning, Marty. I’m here with…

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TEPCO hoping equipment will bring the radiation in contaminated water below legal level for release into the sea

Radioactive water leaks have repeatedly surfaced at Fukushima Daiichi, and recent flyovers have revealed thousands of tanks to store contaminated water lined in sprawled masses across the site.  In a UN conference this…

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PBS FRONTLINE Documentary to feature new footage “Inside Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown”

  Watch Inside Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown on PBS. See more from FRONTLINE. The opening scenes of the documentary set the tone for the rest of the film with previously unseen footage of the…

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Newly released infographic explains mitigation actions to surviving a nuclear holocaust

Embed this infographic on your site! <a href=”http://www.besthealthdegrees.com/survive-nuclear/”><img src=”http://www.besthealthdegrees.com/survive-nuclear/nuclear-holocaust.jpg” alt=”Survive a Nuclear Holocaust” width=”500″  border=”0″ /></a><br />From: <a href=”http://www.besthealthdegrees.com”>BestHealthDegrees.com</a> From: BestHealthDegrees.com How To Survive A Nuclear Holocaust Last year, nuclear meltdowns and multiple…

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Japan’s nuclear-reliant utility asked by officials to promote alternative energy and phase out nuclear reactors

The mayors of Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto, home to a total of 5.7 million people, called for Kansai Electric Power Co,   the Japanese utility that relies the most on nuclear generation, with all…

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