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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…

Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant’s No. 7 reactor to be suspended for checkup

The No. 7 reactor at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant in Niigata Prefecture will be suspended early Tuesday for an 83-day scheduled checkup, its operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Monday. Suspension of…

Cleanup of 50 year old radioactive waste from nuclear fuel plant dumped in trenches

Some 50 years after it was first dropped, radioactive waste laying in trenches in Armstrong County will be slowly dug up by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and taken away, starting next…

Estimated yearly radiation dosage hits 508 mSv in town near nuke plant

High radiation levels of up to 508.1 millisieverts per year are estimated for areas within a 20-kilometer radius of the crisis-hit Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power plant in figures released by the government…

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Fukushima Gives Renewable Energy a Chance

Sakurai is part of a growing movement in Japan, led by a media campaign called ‘setsuden’ (power saving in Japanese), that has begun to spread support for limiting electricity consumption. “Public support is…

Nuclear plans persist despite Fukushima

While the Japanese, Germans, Swiss and Italians have gone into a nuclear funk, it’s a case of "praise the Lord and pass the yellowcake" elsewhere. Russia is testing its recently completed Kalinin nuclear…

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…

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