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Over 20 senior officials from Korea Hydro Nuclear Power arrested for corruption

This week the Ulsan District Prosecutors’ Office in Korea announced that it has charged 32 people with corruption, and arrested and indicted 23 senior officials of the state-run utility on charges of taking…

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Workers at Tsuruga nuclear plant find holes in the seawater intake pipe for Unit 2

While re-examining the (fracture zone) soft fault beneath the Unit 2 reactor at the Tsuruga nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture,  Japan Atomic Power Company workers discovered a hole in a pipe buried…

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Susquehanna Unit 1 resumes operation after leak inside containment

Unit 1 at the Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Luzerne County, Pa., resumed generating electricity for customers Monday (7/2) after an outage to investigate and repair a water leak inside the containment structure…

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Bad vibrations prevent timely nuclear restart in Japan

Mass protests around Japan, over twenty separate alarms, and warnings about the dangers of restarting the nuclear reactors at Ohi from experts in various fields weren’t enough to deter the Japanese government from…

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San Onofre shutdown offers firsthand look at nuclear energy costs vs benefits in California

California utility regulators likely to launch independent investigation into SONGS California Public Utilities Commission Chairman Michael Peevey said Thursday that the panel has “every intention” of probing into any possible impact on electricity…

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Nearly forty workers found to have inhaled and been exposed to high doses of radiation after maintenance at Rawatbhata

On June 23rd, two workers at Unit 5 of the Rawatbhata Atomic Power Station in Rajasthan were found to have suffered exposure to high doses of radioactive tritium which was inhaled while carrying…

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Federal agents investigating whether any wrongdoing related to leaking cooling tank at the Palisades nuclear power plant

The Palisades nuclear power plant in Van Buren County had five unplanned shutdowns last year, one was considered to be of substantial safety significance. The plant remains off-line, after being shutdown on June 12th. The…

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Japan putting all bets on new nuclear agency to deal with contentious issues

In  December 2011 following the Fukushima disaster, a new rule was proposed in Japan which limited the lifespan of a nuclear reactor in operation to 40 years, which in some cases may be…

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Problems halt OPR-1000 trial operations at South Korea’s Shin Wolsong 1

Korea Hydro &  Nuclear Power Company have confirmed that one of the new OPR-1000 (Optimized Power Reactor 1000 MW) nuclear reactors in trial operation was shut down due to technical issues, a week…

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NRC administrator says problems at San Onofre appear to be due to design flaws

Federal regulators have finally indicated their determination that the cause of excessive wear in the steam generator tubes  at California’s troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant are in fact due to design flaws….

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Aluminum Safety Injection Tank at Palisades Leaks Tritium Contaminated Water; Affects Many Safety Systems

Event 48018 – June 12, 2012 - Palisades - TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION REQUIRED SHUTDOWN “At 1456 hours on June 12, 2012, the plant commenced a shutdown due to water leakage from the SIRW [Safety Injection Refueling…

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Local residents most affected by open pools of radioactive materials at Sellafield complex

Swallows nesting at the Sellafield nuclear complex in Cumbria have been contaminated with low levels of radioactivity from the site, according to the Environment Agency. There are at least two open-air ponds at Sellafield,…

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U.S. Court rules Nuclear Regulatory Commission failed to fully evaluate the risks associated with storage of spent nuclear fuel and must draft new plan

A US appeals court ruled that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has failed to answer  questions about the potential environmental impact of storing spent nuclear fuel at sites around the country. The petitioners,…

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NRC announces multiple exit-meetings to be held for San Onofre Augmented Inspection Team findings

The Nuclear Regulator Regulatory Commission on Thursday announced a public meeting on June 18 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m at the San Juan Capistrano Community Center to present results of a months-long…

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Leak found at Davis Besse Nuclear Power Plant during restart from month-long outage

Workers  at the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Plant were getting ready to restart the plant after a month-long maintenance shutdown, when leakage was identified from a 3/4-inch weld during Reactor Coolant System (RCS) walkdown…

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Spy vs. Spy: Stuxnet, Good-Guys and Bad-Guys

On June 1st of this year the New York Times reported that President Obama himself participated in the “Stuxnet” cyberattack against Iran’s nuclear ambitions, beginning very shortly after he took over the executive…

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Entergy Indian Point Unit 2 restarting after turbine main generator trip

Entergy Corp’s 1,022-megawatt (MW) Unit 2 at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in New York started to exit an outage, according to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). UNIT 2 EXPERIENCED AN…

Michael Buhrman, the infamous former licensed senior nuclear reactor operator turned fugitive is still at large and is believed to have fled the country to evade capture by authorities.  Buhrman was convicted last month of aggravated vehicular hijacking and vehicular hijacking and sentenced to 40 years in prison.

Getting caught red-handed doesn’t mean much in criminal case involving Dresden nuclear reactor operator

The bizarre story continues to dramatically unravel, and prosecutors now say Michael Buhrman faces a mandatory prison sentence of six to 30 years — plus a 15-year add-on because a gun was involved —…

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Forget Electro Magnetic Pulses or Solar Flares, Ricky Racoon Can Deny a Nuclear Power Plant of Offsite Power

Event 47988 June 3, 2012 AUTOSTART OF “B” EDG DUE TO LOSS OF OFFSITE POWER CIRCUIT 767 “At approximately 0239 hours on June 3, 2012 the ‘B’ Emergency Diesel Generator (EDG) automatically started…

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One arrest after bomb threat at Harris nuclear power plant

A bomb threat outside the Shearon Harris nuclear plant in southwestern Wake County Friday afternoon turned out to be a false alarm. Energy spokesman Mike Hughes said that a contract worker leaving the…

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