Fuksuhima Daiichi Reactor 3 Contaminated Water Leak - January 2014

Leak of contaminated water at Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3 may have international safety impact

On Saturday, workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan were operating a remote-controlled robot to remove debris on the first floor of the Unit 3 reactor building when they discovered…

Higashidori Nuclear Power Plant Aomori Prefecture

Tohoku Electric reiterates claim that faults under Higashidori nuclear power plant inactive

In February of 2013, a panel assembled by the Nuclear Regulation Authority in Japan found two faults which run under the Higashidori nuclear power plant site in Aomori Prefecture to be highly likely…

Image: Watts Bar Nuclear Plant in Spring City, Tenn

Watts Bar supervisor fails fitness for duty test

A contract supervisor at the Watts Bar nuclear power plant in Tennessee failed a random fitness for duty test after confirming positive for alcohol.  The licensee suspended the employee’s access to the facility….

Zion Nuclear Power Plant

Licensed supervisor at Zion nuclear power plant fails for-cause fitness for duty test

A licensed supervisor, who works at the Zion nuclear power plant in Illinois, confirmed positive for alcohol after a for-cause fitness for duty test on January 15th. The licensee terminated the supervisor’s access…

Evaucations in Japan

Study confirms impossible to evacuate all residents before radiation exposure in wake of severe accident

A research project conducted by a research institute on environmental economics in Japan named Kankyo Keizai Kenkyujo has found that in the case of a severe accident at a nuclear power plant it…

Jamaican Customs Agency Major Richard Reese

Jamaica reveals information about contamination on used cars from Japan

In November 2012, a minibus imported from Japan by a used-car dealer in Jamaica was scanned and found to have radiation levels which required it to be moved to a quarantined area. In…

Japans controlled meltdown

Japan plans controlled meltdown to help learn from Fukushima disaster

In 2014, for the first time, Japan will carry out an experiment which will involve allowing a fuel rod to undergo a rapid fission process and meltdown, in order to improve their abilities…

Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant - 2011

Former supervisor at Indian Point fighting incarceration in federal court

In July of 2013, we shared a story about Daniel Wilson, a former supervisor at the Indian Point nuclear power plant, who was arrested for deliberately falsifying critical safety records and lying to…

Fukushima Daiichi November 2013 - Lake Barret Visit

TEPCO president promises utility will do its best in 2014 to “not have any problems”

Nearly three years after the onset of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, most readers may be surprised to watch Japan continue a largely unrealistic approach to mitigating the accident and decontaminating the land…

Monju Fast Breeder Reactor in Japan

Computer in control room of Monju fast breeder reactor infected with virus

In November, Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority warned the Japan Atomic Energy Agency that its anti-terrorism measures at the Monju fast-breeder reactor were not sufficient.  The regulatory agency rebuked the JAEA for violating security…

Fukushima Daiichi Workers - December 2013

Restart of nuclear facilities and policy for nuclear waste disposal in Japan unlikely to be settled soon

In Japan, utilities are working to restart idled nuclear power plants across the nation and regain public support post-Fukushima.  The Nuclear Regulation Authority, a newly established regulator, set new safety standards in July…

Fukushima Daiichi workers December 2013

Soil from Fukushima Daiichi found in baggage at airport in Kiev

A Japanese man was stopped by border guards at Kiev’s Borispol Airport after a radiation detector sounded an alarm during routine bag checks on a flight from Frankfurt, Germany. According to the State…

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Ex-fugitive reactor operator accepts plea deal

Landon Brittain, formerly a senior reactor operator at the Dresden nuclear power plant, pled guilty to one count of Obstruction of Justice/Destruction of Evidence, which carries a three year jail sentence. Just one…

Japan Nuclear No Experts

TEPCO submits new restructuring plan to Nuclear Damage Liability Facilitation Fund

Tokyo Electric submitted a new 10 year restructuring plan to the Nuclear Damage Liability Facilitation Fund on Tuesday which eyes the creation of a special decommissioning unit to manage the work at the…

Fukushima Daiichi barrier leak

Further problems of radioactive leaks with tank farm at Fukushima Daiichi

Tokyo Electric officials announced that they found water coming from foundation joints of the barrier wall which surrounds tanks storing highly contaminated water at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Some 2.6 tons…

Fukushima Daiichi Site 2013

Japan increases support to Fukushima clean up but TEPCO retains management role

Originally, Tokyo Electric was to be held liable for all costs stemming from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, but in September the Japanese government stepped in and began providing financial help.  Now the…

Hexacopter

IAEA promotes hexacopter drone to measure radiation levels around Fukushima

Levels of contamination in and around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant are continuing to rise since the March 11th nuclear disaster.  In the town of Marumori, officials measured 10 fallen cedar tree…

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Third licensed reactor operator at Grand Gulf tests positive for illegal drugs this year

A licensed reactor operator at the Grand Gulf nuclear power plant in Mississippi failed a random fitness for duty test after testing positive for illegal drugs.  At this time the employee has been…

LargeByron2003

Are nuclear regulators making the industry safer?

In Japan, like the United States, utilities have a lot of influence in politics and regulations, and lobby to delay legislation which affects the bottom line of their nuclear facilities.  At Fukushima Daiichi,…

Nuclear Reactor Controls

Do nuclear safety regulations ensure that trustworthy and reliable people have unescorted access to nuclear power facilities

To work at a nuclear facility in the United States, a worker must be trustworthy and reliable in the eyes of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the licensee.  The problem is that no…

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