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September 8th, 2011 – Savannah River Spent Fuel Management

SRS Used Nuclear Fuel Management Bill Bates Director, Nuclear Materials Storage Project Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC September 8, 2011 •Mission Overview—Fuel & Fuel Storage Systems •Water Chemistry Control Program •Basin Structural Integrity…

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Can the Uranium industry really be regulated to the highest standards?

A highly anticipated National Academy of Sciences report on uranium mining concluded Monday that Virginia must overcome “steep hurdles” before it can assure that a rich deposit of the radioactive ore can be…

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Judge denies Diablo Canyon request to use ratepayer funds to keep plant operating

An administrative law judge dismissed Pacific Gas & Electric’s application, filed nearly two years ago, to use customer money in its efforts to keep the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant operating for another…

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TEPCO publishes decommissioning plan – Total costs still unreleased

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), the operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant, did not specify the cost of decommissioning the plant’s reactors in its work schedule announced Dec. 21…

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Tritium leak found at River Bend Nuclear with levels up to 48,000 pCi/L

Officials at Entergy Corp.’s nuclear power plant near Baton Rouge say they have notified the Nuclear Regulatory Commission about a leak of radioactive hydrogen. The Advocate reports that an elevated level of tritium was found…

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April 28th, 2011 – Mathcad analysis of Reactor 1 Lower Head Integrity

From: Salay, Michael Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2011 3:02 PM To: Gauntt, Randall 0 Cc: Lee, Richard; Esmaili, Hossein; Marksberry, Don Subject: integrity of U1 lower head Randy, We need some clarification on…

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Nuclear waste piling up faster than solutions can be dreamed

In 1987, Washington unilaterally decided the waste was going to Yucca without seriously considering other potential sites. Not surprisingly, Nevada citizens have railed against the top-down plan ever since.  If the government doesn’t…

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April 25th, 2011 -Unit 3 100% Leak rate – Updating Source Term – MELCOR analysis

From: Gauntt, Randall 0 [[email protected]] Sent: Monday, April 25, 2011 2:10 AM To: PMT-japan Resource; Hoc, PMT12 Cc: Gepford, Heather; Meighan, Sean; Huffert, Anthony Subject: RE: RESPONSE: Modification of Source Term; Email Distribution…

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April 25th, 2011 – Reactor 1 Seeming Stop of DW Water Level Increase

From: Salay, Michael Sent: Monday, April 25, 2011 7:09 PM To: Marksberry, Don; Lee, Richard; Esmaili, Hossein; Gauntt, Randall 0 Subject: U1 seeming stop of DW water level increase Guys, Based on this…

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission Reform Commissioners Panel – December 14th and 15th

December 14th, 2011 – House Committee Oversight and Government Reform Nuclear Regulatory Commission commissioners testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about recent allegations of mismanagement directed at Commission Chair Greg Jaczko. The…

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Davis Besse Nuclear Station still under scrutiny over cracks and overall plant safety

U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, has indicated he is not satisfied with and does not trust information FirstEnergy has disseminated about cracks in the plant’s shield building. “FirstEnergy continues to try to prioritize…

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EBR-1 Marks 60th Anniversary of Electricity from Nuclear Energy

Sixty years ago today, Experimental Breeder Reactor 1 generated enough electricity to power a string of four light bulbs at what is now the Idaho National Laboratory near Arco. Reid Cameron, who was…

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Establishment of temporary storage facilities cesium adsorption tower

December 21, 2011 Establishment of temporary storage facilities cesium adsorption tower Temporary storage facilities cesium adsorption tower panorama (taken in early December 2011) Temporary storage facilities adsorption tower installation situation cesium (cesium adsorption…

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Sequoyah Nuclear Reports Tritium Levels Exceeding 20k pCi/L in offsite groundwater

October 31, 2011, Sequoyah installed two new groundwater monitoring wells in an area known to have contained previously reported releases of tritium in an effort to further characterize and validate the scope of…

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What to do with almost 70 years worth of Canadian atomic rubbish

At 3:07 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 12, 1952, the National Research Experimental nuclear reactor, then the most powerful research reactor on Earth, raced out of control, rapidly overheated and then exploded, destroying the…

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December 15th, 2011 – BWR Industry Perspective on Reliable Hardened Vents

BWR Industry Perspective on Reliable Hardened Vents Greg Krueger (Exelon) BWROG Nuclear Regulatory Commission December 15, 2011 Rockville, MD Summary NRC has identified installation of Reliable Hardened Vents in Mark I’s and II’s…

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Nuclear News Headlines for December 19th, 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011 India Today Kudankulam nuclear energy plant to be operational in two weeks: PM Economic Times – ‎Dec 16, 2011‎ MOSCOW: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Friday the first phase of the Kudankulam nuclear…

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Bellefonte Nuclear Station Gets Pulled into NRC Controversy

The year 2011 found Tennessee Valley Authority facing extra hurdles in a year when Japan’s 9.0 earthquake and tsunami put all eyes on nuclear performance. As TVA scrambles to repair recent safety concerns, Nuclear Regulatory Commission records…

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Jaczko claims small victory after failed coup attempt

It was a hearing more fit for Dr. Phil than C-SPAN, but members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission bemoaned the behavior of commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko — as they flanked him in a hearing…

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Finding meaning in the changing face of matter

“When an activity raises threats of harm to human health or the environment,  precautionary measures should be taken even if some cause and effect relationships are not fully established scientifically. In this context…

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