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Honeywell ordered to change policies after NRC investigation

After investigating a 2012 wrongful termination incident at the Honeywell Metropolis facility, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has ordered the company to change its policies for reporting employee and safety concerns. The NRC Office…

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New nuclear construction projects in the US face many issues

It is one thing to talk about the need for nuclear power in the United States — it is another thing altogether to understand the strategies required to ensure that nuclear maintains its…

Spent Fuel Managment in Taiwan

Taiwan looks globally for help managing spent nuclear fuel

Taipower, the state-owned utility in Taiwan is soliciting official bids from overseas to reprocess the spent fuel accumulating at its nuclear power plants.  There are three operating nuclear power plants in Taiwan, and…

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South Korea still searching for answers after hack of computers at nuclear power plants

Authorities are investigating a recent string of hacking attempts which have targeted nuclear power plants in South Korea. On December 9th between 5:00 am and 3:00 pm, computers of workers at the Korea…

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Recent issues demonstrate risks of nuclear power in space

The recent crash of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo and explosion on launch three days earlier of an Antares rocket further underline the dangers of inserting nuclear material in the always perilous space flight equation—as…

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant

Will Diablo Canyon survive the next big earthquake?

As aftershocks of the 6.0 Napa earthquake that occurred Sunday in California continued, the Associated Press this week revealed a secret government report pointing to major earthquake vulnerabilities at the Diablo Canyon nuclear…

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Solar vs nuclear power in space

A demonstration that in space as on Earth solar power is an alternative to dangerous nuclear power is to come this week when a solar-powered spacecraft called Rosetta will rendezvous with a comet…

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EPA Wants My Opinion? Well, Here It Is…

The Environmental Protection Agency – the overseers of the suspiciously on-again/off-again RadNet monitoring system in the wake of the 2011 mass meltdown/blow-outs at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi power station – has helpfully extended the public…

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Gerry Spence and Karen Silkwood – Part 2 – Proving Strict Liability and Physical Injury

This is Part 2 of a 2 Part mini-series – Read Part 1 Here The following is the conclusion of a transcript of a speech given by Gerry Spence in Pennsylvania shortly after…

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Gerry Spence and Karen Silkwood – Part 1 – Compensation for radiation injury

This is Part 1 of a 2 Part mini-series – Read Part 2 Here The following is the transcript of a speech given by Gerry Spence in Pennsylvania shortly after the Three Mile…

Fukushima Daiichi March 11th, 2011

NRC’s inconsistent interpretations and applications of rules governing FOIA releases

Quantum mechanics imply that something can be both simultaneously one thing and another until it is observed.  Erwin Shrodinger explained it using a box and a cat.  If you seal the cat in…

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant pictured in March 2011 and March 2014.

More progress made overhauling site than decommissioning reactors at Fukushima Daiichi

In the three years since the start of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster there has been a plethora of drastic changes made to the landscape of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant including;…

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On the third anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi catastrophe

By Karl Grossman With the third anniversary of the start of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear catastrophe coming next week, the attempted Giant Lie about the disaster continues—a suppression of information, an effort at…

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A Delta pilot’s perspective on his approach to Tokyo in the wake of the March 11th earthquake

This story comes from the FOIA documents released by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission related to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.  The message was communicated among NRC officials after March 21st, and offers some…

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Kan, Jaczko, Gundersen, Bradford and Nader — Nuclear Power Through the Fukukshima Perspective

It started this June in California. Speaking about the problems at the troubled San Onofre nuclear plants through the perspective of the Fukushima nuclear complex catastrophe was a panel of Naoto Kan, prime…

Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant

Indian Point supervisor arrested for deliberately falsifying critical safety records

Entergy announced on Tuesday that a former supervisor, who worked at the Indian Point nuclear power plant north of New York City for twenty-nine years, had been arrested for deliberately falsifying critical safety…

Protests in Japan as MOX Fuel arrives from France for first time since March 11th, 2011 and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster

Nuclear issues in Japan piling up but no easy resolutions

There is a widespread and deep-seated dissatisfaction in Japan today surrounding the nuclear industry and its’ cozy relationship with the central government.  All but two nuclear reactors are currently shut down while the…

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Handling of Fukushima FOIAs drawing questions about omissions and timeliness

In the wake of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, the NRC has been overwhelmed with requests for information through the Federal Freedom of the Information Act, commonly referred to as FOIA requests.  While…

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San Onofre shutdown latest setback in nuclear power’s downward spiral

Southern California Edison’s announcement this week that it will close its troubled twin-reactor San Onofre nuclear power plant—along with other recent setbacks for atomic energy in the United States—marks a downward spiral for…

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Former NRC chairman not confident in San Onofre restart or risk assessment based on probabilities

Former chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Gregory Jaczko spoke at a meeting in San Diego today about the future of nuclear energy as a member of an expert panel which included former…

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