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12 Nuclear Reactors on East Coast Brace for Possible Loss of Off-Site Power from Hurricane Irene’s Wrath

Aug. 26 (Bloomberg) — More than a dozen nuclear reactors along the U.S. East Coast are being prepared for potential loss of power and damage from high winds and storm surges as Hurricane…

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North Anna Workers Find 150 Gallon Oil Spill While Purging Carbon Dioxide from Unit 2 Generator

Power Reactor Event Number: 47198 Facility: NORTH ANNA Region: 2 State: VA Unit: [ ] [2] [ ] RX Type: [1] W-3-LP,[2] W-3-LP NRC Notified By: DON TAYLOR HQ OPS Officer: BILL HUFFMAN Notification Date: 08/25/2011…

Fires Near Spent Fuel Site Force Workers At Idaho National Laboratory to Evacuate

SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) – Firefighters struggled on Thursday to control a fast-growing 28,000-acre wildfire raging within several miles of spent nuclear fuel stored at a U.S. The growth and intensity of the blaze,…

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Breaking News – North Anna To Go Into Cold Shutdown – So possible containment building damage can be inspected

Both reactors at the North Anna plant will be going into a cold shutdown this week, which changes the atmospheric conditions of the coolant system to make it safe for inspectors to walk…

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More Questions Than Answers As North Anna Restart To Take Days

Tuesday’s earthquake apparently shook small protective devices at the North Anna Power Station enough to shut down the plant’s two nuclear reactors, officials said. Dominion Virginia Power would not say exactly when it…

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New Photos Of North Anna Nuclear Power Plant Venting Steam And Inspections After Earthquake

Source: Washington Post The North Anna Nuclear Generating Station is a nuclear power plant on a 1,075-acre (4.35 km2) site in Louisa County, Virginia. The site is operated by Dominion Generation company and is jointly owned by the Dominion Virginia Power corporation…

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NRC Commits North Anna Nuclear Power Plant to Further Investigation – Likely to have extra margins built into the design"

WASHINGTON—U.S. nuclear officials and Dominion Resources Inc. are working to determine whether Dominion’s North Anna nuclear-power plant in central Virginia was built to withstand the ground motion it sustained Tuesday after a magnitude-5.8…

North Anna Nuclear Power Station Restores Off-Site Power – Still No Word On Restart of Reactor

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Dominion Virginia Power’s North Anna Power Station has restored off-site power, eliminating the need to rely on its back-up generators. The station remains in an Alert,…

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TEPCO reported possibility of huge tsunami to gov’t on March 7th after making estimation in 2008

 A spokesperson for the government’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency told reporters on Wednesday that the Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, reported the prediction to the agency on March 7th. TEPCO says…

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North Anna Update: Nuclear Power Plant Still Without Power – Venting Steam

@DomVAPowerDominion VA Power UPDATE: Station will remain under generation power to maintain #safe conditions while power is being restored. #NorthAnna #nuclear   @DomVAPowerDominion VA Power Although crews are currently working to restore normal power to North Anna,…

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Michio Kaku on Virginia Earthquake and Effects: This is a wake-up call “We dodged a bullet on this one.”

Diane Sawyer talks with nuclear expert Michio Kaku. Sawyer: When you have to go to the backup to the backup that doesn’t sound good. Michio Kaku, Physicist: Not good at all. We just…

Fire Burns 128 Acres Including 35 Acres at INL – Testing ground for nuclear reactors

SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) – Firefighters on Monday raced to contain a wildfire that had burned 128 acres west of a federal nuclear reactor complex in Idaho.Part of the burn area covered about 35…

Fukushima Robot Operator Writes Tell-All Blog of Situation On-Site – Ripped Offline Suspicions Mount

An anonymous worker at Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant has written dozens of blog posts describing the ups and downs of his experience as one of the lead robot operators at the…

More on Fukushima II (Daini): Loss of Function to Remove Residual Heat for Up to 2 Days and 23 Hours, March 11 to 14

I hardly paid any attention to Fukushima II (Daini) Nuclear Power Plant in the early days of the crisis, but I got curious reading the comment from the reader "Joe Neubarth" to the…

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Does Japan’s new Fukushima exclusion zone add up? Does singling out villages inside the 19km zone really make sense?

It appears that the Japanese government is close to announcing what many of us have suspected since the nuclear crisis at Fukushima Daiichi began: some people won’t be going home. But try to…

Nuclear Power, The Economic Dirty Bomb : Extreme high costs and risks are guaranteed, sure and certain

Nuclear power is capital intensive, lives on subsidies, thrives on false hopes and dies in debt. Within the next 15 years as many as 100 industry standard 900 MW nuclear reactors, concentrated in…

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Kansas City MO – City Council Expects Lawsuit After Attempts to Block Residents Nuclear Worries

Despite petitions getting enough signatures to call for a city-wide vote, a city council committee in Kansas City Missouri, on Wednesday approved an ordinance that would overrule a petition to stall the construction…

Ur-Energy receives final NRC license for Uranium Recovery Facility in Wyoming

LITTLETON, Colo. — Ur-Energy Inc. has received the Safety Evaluation Report and the Final Source and Byproduct Materials License for its Lost Creek Project from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The issuance…

Blue Castle Nuclear Project Closer to Filing Licensing Application For Nuclear Power Plant

GREEN RIVER, UT–(Marketwire – Aug 19, 2011) – Blue Castle Holdings Inc., developer of the Blue Castle Nuclear Project, is progressing rapidly toward completing site characterization activities needed for the filing of a…

SALLY Decontamination System Having Problems Dealing With High Radiation Levels

TEPCO has 22 facilities, and clean water to high levels of radioactive contamination of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Toshiba introduced a new system of "Sally" was observed for higher radiation dose…

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