February 2012
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Fukushima Daiichi – Perspectives of a Commissioner in Times of a Historical Event

Perspectives of a Commissioner in Times of a Historical Event NRC Commissioner William C. Ostendorff April 13, 2011 Nuclear Non-operating Owners’ Group Conference Orlando, FL Perspectives of a Commissioner in Times of a…

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Evaluation of Risk Associated With Intergranular Stress Corrosion Cracking in Boiling Water Reactor Internals

ABSTRACT Intergranular stress corrosion cracking (IGSCC) has been detected in a number of Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) vessel internals. The number of different types of components that have experienced cracking has increased over…

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TEPCO to inject Fukushima reactor with boron

On February 6th, TEPCO announced that to combat the rising temperature levels in Reactor 2, they would inject boric acid water to suppress any possible fission reactions that might take place.  According to TEPCO…

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Worms 20 km from Fukushima found contaminated with 20,000 bq/kg of Cesium

Radioactive cesium registering some 20,000 becquerels per kilogram has been found in worms 20 kilometers from the damaged Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.  Worms are a source of food for many wild animals,…

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TEPCO working through extended partners to falsify labor deals at Fukushima

In Japan, workers from across the country have been illegally dispatched and forced to work inside at least one of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi reactor buildings. A man in his 40s from Nagasaki…

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Japan to stop utilities from marking payments to local authorities as utility fees

NHK obtained newly disclosed documents show that nuclear power plant operators from 44 prefectures and municipalities in Japan have paid more than 2 billion dollars to local authorities hosting their facilities over the past…

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Fire at Russian Nuclear Research Centre in Moscow

A fire broke out on Sunday at a Moscow nuclear research centre that houses a non-operational 60-year-old atomic reactor, emergency officials reported as Russia’s nuclear agency Rosatom said the blaze had not been…

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission's estimate of the risk each year of an earthquake intense enough to cause core damage to the reactor at Oconee was 1 in 23,256, according to an NRC study published in August 2010.

New Seismic Data Could Raise Earthquake Protection Bar For US Nuclear Reactors

The NRC wants Oconee and all nuclear power plants in the eastern and central states to re-evaluate earthquake protection using new seismic calculations.  New seismic data could raise the earthquake protection bar for…

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Environment Minnesota to release report on threat of nuclear power plants to Minnesota’s drinking water

A new report from Environment Minnesota on the threat of nuclear power plants to Minnesota’s drinking water will be released next week in Red Wing. Spokeswomen from the Environment Minnesota and the Minnesota…

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NRC – San Onofre Damage Seen In Multiple Nuclear Reactors Across United States

Part 1of our report: Bad News Turns Worse At San Onofre As Pipe Defects Found In Both Units Part 2of our report: Unprecedented Damage Found In Over 800 Tubes At San Onofre Reactor…

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French Nuclear Power Cost of Electricity Set to Exceed Costs of Wind Energy

According to EWEA analysis on the true costs of electricity, nuclear will cost €102 /MWh in 2020 – the average price across Europe taking into account the fact that nuclear plants take a long time…

Inside the reactor a fuel bundle glows with a vibrant blue light known as Cerenkov radiation, produced as escaping neutrons are slowed by water.

San Onofre Contract Worker Fell Inside Reactor Pool

Southern California Edison spokesman Gil Alexander said Thursday that worker at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station fell inside the plant’s Unit 2 reactor pool last week.  The worker is employed by a private contractor…

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Enformable Nuclear News Update February 3rd, 2012

Nuclear News Update – 02/03/2012 Today’s Headlines: Unprecedented Damage Found in over 800 Tubes in San Onofre Reactor 2 Alone Bad news turns worse at San Onofre as pipe defects found in both units…

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Leak at Fukushima Daiichi over 2,000 mSv/hr at bottom of water storage tank

TEPCO has found polluted water leaking from  concentrated salt water storage tank for the purification of contaminated water of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear station and announced that high beta radiation levels were detected over…

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Dose Reduction Debris Removal at Fukushima Daiichi

2012.2.3 <Download> [Reference]Radiation dose reduction by collecting dust and small rubbles at the parking lot in front of Main Anti-Earthquake Building of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (344KB) Removing surface soil etc.(1) (pictured…

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San Onofre Officials Quotes About Steam Generators – “Safest most efficient 21st century machinery”

In 2009 and 2010, Southern California Edison (SCE), an electricity utility serving  residents in southern and central California, undertook the replacement of the four original steam generators in Units 2 and 3 at the San Onofre…

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Unprecedented Damage Found in over 800 Tubes in San Onofre Reactor 2 Alone

UPDATED February 2nd, 2012 – 5:50 P.M. EST Read the original Enformable Article  |  Bad news turns worse at San Onofre as pipe defects found in both units Unusual wear has been found on hundreds…

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Bad news turns worse at San Onofre as pipe defects found in both units

Southern California Edison (SCE), operator of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, continues to plan for the repair of the steam generator tube leak in Unit 3 following a precautionary shutdown Tuesday.  Some…

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Experts find Hamaoka Nuclear power generation more costly than thermal power or hydro

According to a independent panel of experts, power generation at Chubu Electric Power Co.’s  Hamaoka nuclear plant costs more than that at its thermal power plants.  The estimated 9.78 yen per kilowatt-hour cost exceeds…

Former Rep. Lee Hamilton, (D-IN), and retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft, co-chairmen of the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future look over their notes prior to testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Capitol Hill February 1, 2012 in Washington, DC. The subcommittee heard the recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future on how to create safe, long-term solutions for managing and disposing of the nation's spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste.

Blue Ribbon Commission Report Faces Criticism On Capital Hill

The head of a federal commission on nuclear waste bluntly warned lawmakers Wednesday that the United States cannot compete with other countries on nuclear power until policymakers establish a site to permanently store…

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