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IAEA review mission members examine recovery work at TEPCO's No.4 reactor building at the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

Earthquake insurance premiums in Japan to increase for 2nd time in 18 years after Fukushima Daiichi

In July 2014, Japan introduced the first increase in earthquake premiums in 18 years.  Now, a group commissioned by the Japanese Ministry of Finance to study the issue has announced that insurance companies…

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TEPCO to launch another attempt to remove debris from Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3 spent fuel pool

Tokyo Electric has announced a new plan to attempt to retrieve the fuel handling machine that fell into the Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3 spent fuel pool. TEPCO has been working to remove the…

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Edison seeking over $7.5 billion from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Southern California Edison is seeking nearly $7.6 billion USD from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) for the faulty steam generators that led to the decommissioning of the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant in California…

Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant

Pilgrim nuclear reactor operator violates fitness for duty policy

Around 12:30 on Monday a licensed reactor operator at the Pilgrim nuclear power plant near Boston violated the Fitness-for-Duty policy.  The operator was denied access to the plant and the resident NRC inspector…

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Nuclear powered aircraft plans should remain grounded

Consider getting on to an airplane with nuclear-powered engines. Consider the consequences if an atomic airplane crashes. The Boeing Company last week received approval from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for an…

The situation related to contaminated water at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant remains very complex.  Every day more and more contaminated water is generated and requires storage and processing.

Atomproekt to construct demonstration tritium removal plant at Fukushima Daiichi

The Russian company Atomproekt has announced that in 2016 it will construct a treatment plant at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to demonstrate their ability to process contaminated water and remove tritium….

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Czech Republic plans to build two new nuclear reactors

Czech officials have confirmed that while other nations are reducing dependence on or phasing out nuclear power, the Czech Republic plans to build 2 new nuclear reactors. There are currently six operating nuclear…

Vermont Yankee Nuclear

NRC and state officials facing off over Vermont Yankee decommissioning

During a June 25th meeting of the Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel, a stream of comments were made by officials from the State of Vermont expressing frustration and impatience with the Nuclear Regulatory…

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Debate over future of nuclear power systems in space

NASA has released a study claiming there is a need for continued use of plutonium-energized power systems for future space flights. It also says the use of actual nuclear reactors in space “has…

The loaded cask is transported to the above-ground storage pad.

Holtec President says HI-STORM dry storage casks can last 300 years

Holtec International President Kris Singh told the Vermont Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel on Friday that the HI-STORM (Holtec International Storage Module) spent nuclear fuel storage casks constructed by his company can withstand…

Tsunami

Internal TEPCO document reveals executives knew beefing up tsunami defenses was “indispensable”

Tokyo Electric, the operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, has released a document during a lawsuit brought by over 40 shareholders which reveals the utilities acknowledgment that tsunami defenses at…

McGuire Nuclear Power Plant - Enformable

Reactor operator violates fitness for duty policy at McGuire

On Wednesday, a licensed reactor operator at the McGuire nuclear power station in North Carolina was found to be in violation of the site fitness-for-duty policy. The licensee revoked the operator’s access to…

Farley Nuclear Power Plant

Licensed reactor supervisor tests positive for controlled substance

A licensed supervisor at the Farley nuclear power plant in Alabama confirmed positive for a controlled substance during a random fitness for duty test last week.  Southern Company, who operates the nuclear power…

Kincardine Nuclear

Canada to delay decision on nuclear waste facility on Great Lakes

Canadian Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq announced that a decision on whether or not to approve the $1 billion Kincardine nuclear waste storage facility on Lake Huron will be postponed until after elections in…

Braidwood Nuclear Power Plant - Exelon

Alcohol container found at Braidwood nuclear power plant

A maintenance worker at the Braidwood nuclear power plant in Illinois found an empty beer can in the protected area of the nuclear site on Tuesday.  According to the utility the can appears…

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TEPCO to sell large portion of uranium reserves

Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the utility that owns and operated the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan, has not used any uranium to produce electricity since the March 11th, 2011 nuclear…

Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant - 2011

Strong action necessary at Indian Point

In 1976, Robert Pollard, a rarity among U.S. government nuclear officials—honest and safety-committed—said of the Indian Point nuclear power station that it was “an accident waiting to happen.” Pollard had been project manager…

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Former NRC employee indicted after attempting to sell nuclear secrets and launch cyber attack

Charles Harvey Eccleston, a 62-year-old former employee of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and Department of Energy (DOE) currently living in the Philippines, was the subject of an undercover investigation by agents from…

Ringhals Nuclear Power Plant

Swedish utility to decommission nuclear reactors earlier than planned

In Sweden, declining electricity prices and low demand is having a serious impact on the bottom line for operators of nuclear power plants. Vattenfall, the Swedish state-owned utility, announced that it plans to…

Pickering Nuclear Power Plant - OPG

Pickering nuclear power plant focusing on reducing nuclear waste

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is focusing on reducing the amount of radioactive waste generated at the Pickering nuclear power plant, one of the world’s largest nuclear generation facilities, located on the shores of…

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