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Worst Idea Ever: Tiny Nuke Reactor in Your Back Yard (video)

These are not good days to be in the nuclear reactor business. Imagine my surprise, then, when I ran across this Energy NOW! video on vimeo, which seems to have been posted just….

USA to calculate individual radiation dose for 61,000 U.S. Soldiers – Tomodachi Registry Project

CAMP ZAMA, Japan — The U.S. military can now do in-depth radiation testing and analysis in Japan, though officials say the new capability is only precautionary. Two high-powered detectors recently installed at the…

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Why did a nation that has the legacy of Hiroshima allow the construction of nuclear power plants so easily?

On the July 23 broadcast of a TV debate program, Italian journalist Pio D’Emilia asked, “Why did a nation that has the legacy of Hiroshima ever allow so easily the construction of nuclear…

Rules on Savannah River usage to get stricter may affect nuclear power plants

As new regional water plans are implemented on the Georgia side, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is in the final stages of placing stricter rules on wastes that can lower dissolved oxygen levels.The…

China concludes safety inspection new nuclear plants may get green light soon

Beijing – China concluded a nationwide safety inspection of nuclear plants on Aug 5 in the wake of Japan’s nuclear crisis, indicating that the country is advancing closer to the resumption of approvals…

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PPL Corporation Announces Susquehanna Nuclear Power Plant’s Unit 2 Shuts Down Automatically

The Unit 2 reactor at PPL’s Susquehanna nuclear power plant in northeastern Pennsylvania shut down automatically at 10:46 a.m. Friday (8/19). The unit was operating at full power at the time. The shutdown…

Fukushima Residents Face Prejudice and Discrimination Post Nuclear Disaster

Better radiation education needed to end prejudice These mindless acts stem from the misunderstanding that radiation can be passed from person to person. Ever since the accident at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima…

Some areas within 20 km of Fukushima plant to remain legally enforeced no-go zones: gov’t sources

The government has decided to keep certain areas showing high levels of radiation around the radiation-leaking Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant as no-go zones even after the damaged complex is brought to a…

Feds give new SC nuclear reactors safety approval

Federal nuclear inspectors say a proposal to build two nuclear reactors at a site near Columbia passed a safety inspection. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Thursday that the conclusion of the inspections clears…

Vietnam to study seismic risk at nuclear plant site after fault line found 50-62 miles from proposed station

Vietnam’s science and technology ministry has ordered a fresh study of the site where the country’s first nuclear power station is supposed to be built after scientists warned there was an earthquake and…

Dangerous New Earthquake Threats Found Under Monju and Tsuruga Nuclear Power Plants Before Thought Inactive

Atomic Power Tsuruga nuclear power plant Units 1 and 2 (Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture), located just below the "fracture zone" called soft faults, active faults through the site, "Fault Urasoko" there is a risk…

US Extends Marketing Low-Enriched Uranium to International Nuclear Power Stations To Promote International Nuclear Growth

The Department of Energy announced Thursday that 230 metric tons of a reserve stockpile of low-enriched uranium (LEU) is available to local and foreign nuclear power generators. The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA),…

TVA to Pursue a Restart at Bellefonte Despite Locals Concerns and $4 billion dollar price tag

The Tennessee Valley Authority is picking up steam on nuclear power. The utility’s board of directors voted Thursday to restart another mothballed nuclear plant called Bellefonte, in northeast Alabama.During hours of public comment,…

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Radioactive tritium found in river near Vermont Yankee plant two weeks after fish with Strontium-90 found

(Reuters) – The Vermont Department of Health said it has found detectable traces of radioactive tritium from the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in the Connecticut River. “We have been tracking the plume…

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Former US Diplomat on Fukushima Disaster – There was nobody in charge. Nobody in the Japanese political system was willing to say ‘I’m going to take responsibility and make decisions,’”

TOKYO — Early in the Fukushima nuclear crisis, U.S. officials felt that nobody in Japan’s government was taking charge, and Washington considered evacuating American troops in a worst-case scenario, a retired U.S. envoy said…

IAEA To Enforce Reporting of Amount of Corium And Nuclear Materials According to Non-Proliferation Treaty

For the retrieval of the nuclear fuel core meltdown at TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident, the ministry to begin developing the technology to measure type and quantity of nuclear material. Fuel…

Some areas 60 km from Fukushima with high radiation measurements warrant further investigation

Fukushima Prefectural Government and the local nuclear emergency response headquarters on June 18, Fukushima in parts of the radiation dose that is higher than the measured ambient dose began a detailed investigation. To…

WB govt says no to nuclear power plant at Haripur after allegations population was ‘misled’ on nuclear projects

The West Bengal government today said it will not allow the proposed nuclear power plant at Haripur in East Midnapore district.Replying to questions in the Assembly, Power Minister Manish Gupta said that the…

Osaka Pressured To Review Solar Energy

"Nuclear power should be zero" and 30 percent opposed the mandatory respondents in person, Governor Hashimoto is under pressure to review mandatory installation of solar panels to consider the new homes in Osaka. In…

NRC fails to change groundwater protection rules for nuclear plants despite recent tritium leaks and lax inspections

At Oyster Creek, the nation’s oldest operating commercial nuclear power plant, one of the largest tritium leaks in the nation was discovered in 2009, shortly after the plant won a 20-year license renewal….

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