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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…

Rosetta space probe

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…

USEPA

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…

Adam Winters

Y-12 extortion scheme admitted by ‘hillbilly millionaire’

On February 6th, Adam Benjamin Winters appeared in an episode of “The Millionaire Matchmaker”, where he called himself the ‘hillbilly millionaire’, claimed to be a CEO who lived in Beverly Hills, and boasted…

A sample of Trinitite analyzed with gamma spectroscopy equipment.

Authenticating Trinitite nearly 70 years later

It has been almost 70 years since the first nuclear device known as “Trinity” was tested in the desert near Alamogordo, New Mexico on July 16th, 1945. At 5:30 in the morning, the…

Monticello nuclear power plant

Xcel Energy management blamed for Monticello cost overruns

A group of nuclear and financial experts hired by utility regulators in Minnesota found that management at Xcel Energy did not completely understand or adequately plan for replacing major reactor components at the…

Higashidori Nuclear Power Plant Aomori Prefecture

Tohoku Electric seeks screening of Higashidori nuclear power plant

The Higashidori nuclear power plant in Japan is unlike than any other nuclear power station in the country in that two of the four reactors at the station are operated by the Tohoku…

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Vietnam pushed to use Mitsubishi reactors

Officials in Vietnam are near the final stages of selecting the nuclear technologies that will be used for multiple nuclear reactors across the country. Vietnam plans to construct 14 nuclear reactors by 2030 to supply…

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Uranium suppliers forced to cut production due to lack of demand

Uranium prices are being dramatically affected by the shutdown of nuclear reactors in the wake of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster as supply overwhelms demand. Japanese nuclear power plants have been kept offline…

Ohi

Japanese court orders Kansai Electric to keep Ohi reactors offline

After hearing the claims of 166 plaintiffs who live within 150 miles of the Ohi nuclear power plant, a Japanese court has ordered the Kansai Electric Power Company to not restart two of…

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German government rebukes utilities plan to dump decommissioning responsibilities

After the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan, Germany accelerated its plans to cease using nuclear power to supply the nation’s energy needs.  The seven oldest nuclear power plants in Germany were taken…

Iodine tablets scandal in Niigata Pref.

Japan investigating whether prefectures have sufficient iodine supplies for residents

Last month an official from Niigata Prefecture admitted to pretending to order 1.3 million iodine tablets, which are meant to be distributed to residents 30 kilometers around the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant in…

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Japan and France to promote fast breeder reactors

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and French President Francois Hollande met during a summit meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Monday and agreed that the two countries will work to promote…

Tokyo Electric - Japan

TEPCO records profits after dismal losses in previous year

Tokyo Electric has announced annual profits of $4.3 billion USD, compared to a net loss of $6.6 billion USD in the previous year. The utility, which recently found itself on the edge of…

Hamaoka Nuclear Power Plant - Shizuoka Prefecture - Japan

Evacuation models show residents near Hamaoka plant may need up to 46 hours to evacuate

The Shizuoka prefectural government has announced that it could take more than 28 hours to evacuate the 860,000 residents who live within the 30-kilometer radius of the Hamaoka nuclear power plant in the…

A photo provided by the Department of Energy showing workers inside of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant for the first time since the radiation release on February 14th.

DOE blames management, safety and oversight for radiation release from WIPP

Investigators from the Department of Energy previewed findings of an investigation of the leak from the Waste Isolation Pilot Project Wednesday night and blamed the radiation release on poor management, ineffective safety and…

Chernobyl Cover - 2014

Chernobyl cover likely delayed by up to two years amid ongoing crisis

In 2010, workers began working on a new containment shield to cover the Number 4 reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant to prevent further leakage of radioactive materials from the crippled reactor. …

Shunichi Tanaka, Chairman of the Nuclear Regulation Authority in Japan

Nuclear Industry and Regulators at odds in Japan

The Japan Nuclear Safety Institute was founded by utilities in Japan in November 2013 with the goal of improving safety at the nation’s nuclear power plants.  The Tokyo-based institute claims to pursue the…

Imported car from Japan checked for radiation in Russia

Contaminated vehicles from Japan still being rejected by Russian Customs Service

According to a statement provided by the Vladivostok Customs Service, “In the first quarter of 2014, customs officers have sifted out 17 objects [cars or parts] with increased nuclear radiation levels and beta-active…

Gerry Spence - Karen Silkwood

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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