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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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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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‘Cold Shutdown’ refers to global perception of Fukushima – Not crippled plant

The real battle starts from here Once again this week the Japanese Government declared the crippled Fukushima nuclear station under ‘cold shutdown‘, a insignificant step in what promises to be a disaster that…

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European gang of seniors attempts to make ‘quick buck’ off old nuclear fuel

Seven people, referred to by Police Corps president Jaroslav Spišiak as a ‘pensioners’ club’ in view of the age of their 71-year-old leader, have been charged with attempting to traffic in nuclear substances…

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Workers demolish most contaminated building thus far at Hanford

RICHLAND — One of the most contaminated buildings at Hanford, the 209 East Critical Mass Laboratory, has been demolished. The 8,979-square-foot building was used for more than two decades for research on plutonium…

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Constellation may be looking for new partner to build Calvert Cliffs reactor

French state-controlled power behemoth Electricite de France SA (EDF.FR) is considering dropping all plans for new nuclear capacities in Maryland, following a proposed settlement between the Maryland governor and EDF‘s U.S. partner, Constellation Energy…

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If enriching Uranium and Plutonium is profitable – Why is Japan dumping them as waste?

The Japanese government admitted Thursday that nuclear substances have been found in the waste of domestic facilities subject to International Atomic Energy Agency inspection, but left unreported to the U.N. nuclear watchdog. Top…

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Questions rise about Utah’s nuclear waste depository

Utah state regulators think it will take EnergySolutions a year to research, write and file a report on whether the company’s nuclear waste depository in Tooele County can safely handle a proposed influx…

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AREVA suspends sales of stocks after shares dramatically fall out

On 12 December French nuclear energy giant Areva SA, the world’s biggest supplier of nuclear fuel and services, asked that trading in its shares be suspended shortly before the opening of the Paris…

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Fire Safety Conditions Found at Prairie Island Nuclear Station

Power Reactor Event Number: 47522 Facility: PRAIRIE ISLAND Region: 3 State: MN Unit: [ ] [2] [ ] RX Type: [1] W-2-LP,[2] W-2-LP NRC Notified By: DARRELL LAPCINSKI HQ OPS Officer: VINCE KLCO Notification Date: 12/13/2011…

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Restart of Japanese Nuclear Plants Should Be Postponed Until Crisis Over – At Least

The Fukushima Daiichi accident was a big setback for nuclear power in Japan. But the industry’s hamfisted efforts to maintain support in the aftermath of that disaster may have an even bigger impact…

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Bruce Power Drops Nuclear Power Plant Scheme in Alberta

Ontario-based Bruce Power has pulled out of the project it’s been pushing since 2007.    The company had been working on setting up a new nuclear power plant in the Peace Country, in…

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November 2011 – NRR ACTION PLAN – Buried Piping

NRR ACTION PLAN REVISION 2 November, 2011 BURIED PIPING TAC NO. ME3939 Last Update: September 14, 2010 Lead Division: DE Supporting Division(s): DLR, DIRS, DPR, DRA Supporting Office: NRO, RES, Regions, OCA, OPA Description:…

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Selling uranium to India is wrong – dead wrong

Julia Gillard is wrong, dead wrong. Ramming the policy change allowing the sale of Uranium to India through a deeply divided ALP national conference last weekend was not smart politics, but a failure…

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AREVA to suspend extensions at 4 French nuclear sites – Halt work at Idaho enrichment plant

One of the world’s leading nuclear power developers, Areva, has today confirmed a major reorganisation that will see a series of projects suspended in the wake of significant financial losses. The news today confirmed…

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Edano backs fisherman over TEPCO – Releasing radioactive water into ocean not allowed

Japanese industry minister Yukio Edano on Tuesday called into question the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant operator’s plan to release low-level radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean, saying doing so without consent from…

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NEI and 4 embattled Commissioners face off versus Jaczko, Reid, and Markey

The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) gave a public statement regarding the recent controversy at the NRC.  Taking the side of the 4 accused commissioners, NEI seemingly placed the blame on Commissioner Jaczko, despite…

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