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New Japenese industry minister Yoshio Hachiro vows efforts to resume halted nuclear reactors

Newly appointed industry minister Yoshio Hachiro on Friday vowed to back Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda‘s policy of resuming halted nuclear power reactors once their safety is thoroughly checked. Hachiro’s comment at a news…

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Experts warn of dangers from radioactive waste swamps at Japan sewage plants

Environmental experts in Japan are warning of new fallout from the country’s nuclear crisis. Radioactive waste is piling up at several sewerage plants, well away from the crippled Fukushima reactor. Months after the…

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Supervisor at Saint Lucie Nuclear Power Station Found Intoxicated at Work

Power Reactor Event Number: 47232 Facility: SAINT LUCIE Region: 2 State: FL Unit: [1] [2] [ ] RX Type: [1] CE,[2] CE NRC Notified By: CARLOS SANTOS HQ OPS Officer: STEVE SANDIN Notification Date: 09/01/2011…

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NRC cites Pilgrim nuclear plant for multiple safety failures in shutdown

Multiple failures of the control room staff at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station last spring sparked the power plant’s first emergency shutdown in years, according to a report released yesterday by the Nuclear…

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Multiple Reports: Black smoke seen rising from North Anna nuclear plant after Virginia quake

In the wake of developments at North Anna Power Station since last Tuesday’s earthquake, some damage to support buildings, pipe insulation, and transformer bushings was reported after the units shut down automatically when…

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NRC to increase inspections at Perry Nuclear Power Plant in Ohio after 4 workers exposed to radiation

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Nuclear regulators plan to significantly increase inspections at a reactor near Cleveland where four contractors were exposed to radiation last spring. The issue involved the removal of a source…

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In ‘uncharted territory,’ TEPCO drafts fuel-removal plan – Containers for damaged reactor buildings not to be constructed until 2015

Tokyo Electric Power Co. has drafted a blueprint for removing fuel from reactors and storage pools at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, a task described by experts as unprecedented, daunting…

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SIROCCO Releases Simulations of Radionuclides in Seawater From Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant

SIROCCO has performed, at the request of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), simulations using the 3D SIROCCO ocean circulation model to investigate the dispersion in seawater of radionuclides emitted by the Fukushima…

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Earthquake caused massive nuclear storage casks to move at North Anna

Last week’s central Virginia earthquake caused 25 spent-fuel storage casks — each weighing 115 tons — to move on their concrete pad. The shifting of these massive casks holding used nuclear fuel was…

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Major Void in India’s Maritime Security – Sea near nuclear plants not patrolled

An argument between state and central agencies has left the waters near Tamil Nadu’s nuclear power plants at Kalpakkam and Kundankulam unpatrolled. The state-run Coastal Security Group (CSG) says patrolling the sea near…

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Increased Nuclear Risk After March Disaster – 14 New potential active faults near Nuclear Power Plants

Some 14 locations near nuclear facilities in Japan have been found to have the possibility of turning into active faults in the future, the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) has announced. NISA…

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Nuclear Industry cringes at implications of Fukushima Nuclear Disaster – Older plants facing more scrutiny and less hopes of re-licensing

Japan’s incoming Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda has said that his country will continue to use nuclear power for the next 40 years in the wake of the Fukushima disaster, taking a swerve away…

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"Scratch Plates" at North Anna Record Critical Earthquake Data – Despite North Anna Being Taken Off Grid Customers Face No Energy Shortages

On Friday, the plant’s operator, Dominion Virginia Power, informed the NRC that the ground motion produced by the 5.8 magnitude quake “may have exceeded” the amount of shaking the plant was designed to…

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Collected Photos of Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant Flooding

The Fort Calhoun Nuclear Generating Station is a nuclear power plant located on 660 acres (270 ha) between Fort Calhoun, and Blair, Nebraska adjacent to the Missouri River between mile markers 645.6 and 646.0. The utility has an easement for another 580 acres (230 ha) which…

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After Nearly 3 Months Nebraska Fort Calhoun nuclear plant ends flood emergency alert

Officials say an idled Nebraska nuclear plant that was entirely surrounded by Missouri River floodwaters earlier this summer is no longer under a flood emergency. Maybe you were one of the many Americans…

Exelon Nuclear and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Sign Services Contract

WILMINGTON, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) today announced it has been awarded a nearly $150 million integrated outage contract by Illinois-based Exelon Nuclear to help ensure the continued, safe performance of…

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Leaked Documents Show US Lobbying for GE for China building plans for 50 nuclear power plants by 2020 using 60s era technology.

China building 50 nuclear power plants by 2020 using 60s era technology. Cable shows US works as lobbyist for GE: http://t.co/XED4UKC Source: twitter.com, via @WeLoveWikileaks Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin 08BEIJING3362 2008-08-29…

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NRC ramps up inspection at Va. nuclear plant; earthquake may have exceeded plant’s design base – Signs That Utilities Knew Of Shortfall

WASHINGTON — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is sending additional inspectors to the Virginia nuclear power plant closest to the epicenter of last week’s earthquake. Tuesday’s earthquake may have exceeded the design basis for…

Cooper Nuclear Power Plant Still Victim Of Flooding

TARKIO, Mo. | For close to three months now, billions of gallons of Missouri River overflow have turned vast stretches of highway into a sea so broad that long-legged egrets walk and tiny…

NRC requires new look at quake risks for reactors after criticism of official response

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission later this year will provide nuclear plants with a seismic analysis software tool and require all of the nation’s 104 reactors to assess their earthquake risks. NRC announced the…

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