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34 points near Fukushima plant exceed radiation standard used for Chernobyl

Via The Mainichi Daily News: 34 points near Fukushima plant exceed radiation standard used for Chernobyl, map shows. Excerpt: A government map of soil radiation levels mainly within a 100-kilometer radius of the…

Centrale nucléaire de Fort Calhoun et Alerte Inondation : Le stockage du combustible usé est dans une structure en béton au niveau du sol.

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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Simulation shows Iodine and Cesium may have reached 15 prefectures

Radioactive iodine and cesium from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant likely spread across a wide area encompassing Tohoku, Kanto and parts of Chubu, according to a simulation by the National Institute…

NRC Still Under Scrutiny After Former Commissioner Went to Work For Utility

The Project on Government Oversight notes that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Office of Inspector General found no violation of law when a former Commissioner went to work for a company that owned nuclear…

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Despite Protest and Parents Fears Fukushima Schools To Reopen

(Reuters) – Greenpeace said on Monday that schools and surrounding areas located 60 km (38 miles) from Japan’s tsunami-hit nuclear power plant were unsafe for children, showing radiation readings as much as 70…

Nuclear power plants for settlements on the Moon and Mars

The first nuclear power plant being considered for production of electricity for manned or unmanned bases on the Moon, Mars and other planets “may really look like it came from outer space.” Plans…

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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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