"Nuclear Reactor" tag
March 18th, 2011 - The incidence of occurrence of LOOP due to weather-related effects is not declining

March 18th, 2011 – The incidence of occurrence of LOOP due to weather-related effects is not declining

    March 18th, 2011 – The incidence of occurrence of LOOP due to weather-related effects is not declining

Michael Buhrman, the infamous former licensed senior nuclear reactor operator turned fugitive is still at large and is believed to have fled the country to evade capture by authorities.  Buhrman was convicted last month of aggravated vehicular hijacking and vehicular hijacking and sentenced to 40 years in prison.

Getting caught red-handed doesn’t mean much in criminal case involving Dresden nuclear reactor operator

The bizarre story continues to dramatically unravel, and prosecutors now say Michael Buhrman faces a mandatory prison sentence of six to 30 years — plus a 15-year add-on because a gun was involved —…

GermanSolar

Germany can show the world what resolve and sound governance can accomplish

Germany has remained a net exporter of electricity even after shutting down its whole nuclear fleet.  Still some critics say renewable energy is not reliable enough nor is there enough capacity to power…

Vogtle Construction

Subsidies for new nuclear reactors are a “bet the farm” investment

The traditional business model of “build plants, sell power” and its era are over;  the rapid changes underway require a more agile, many-faceted approach to meeting energy demand in a responsible manner.  Fukushima…

Germany's long support for wind and solar energy is delivering zero-cost electricity at times. In contrast, the UK's new energy policy seeks to underwrite the rising cost of nuclear

New UK energy reforms amount to subsidy for new reactors and will increase consumer cost

The UK electricity market will experience a radical shake-up, after the Government released new reforms which aim to put billions of pounds into new nuclear power plants, in a move which will admittedly…

March 22 and 23, 2012  Survey result map of the change of radioactive materials concentration (Cesium) in the marine soil within 20km of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

March 22nd 2011 – IAEA Request for Analytical Support from NRC for Fukushima source term assessment

  From: LIA02 Hoc Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 2:57 PM To: Hoc, PMT12; PMT03 Hoc Cc: Shaffer, Mark R Subject: FW: Fukushima FYI – the IAEA is requesting our assistance. I’m going…

Kim Jong-shin, CEO of KHNP

Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Company Executive resigns after criticisms over perceived cover-ups

Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co. chief executive Kim Jong-shin stepped down this week after mounting criticism over recent power outages and cover-up attempts an atomic plant. In March 2012, KHNP was forced…

BataanNuclearPowerPlant120308

Philippines thumbs down nuclear energy proposal – Highlights energy sources with “less potential negative impact”

This week Philippines President Benigno Aquino III again stood his ground and thumbed down a proposal of using nuclear energy to solve the country’s power needs. Aquino said Japan, with its technical prowess,…

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Can we avoid sinking our atomic Titanics?

By Karl Grossman On the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, The Japan Times yesterday ran an editorial titled “The Titanic and the Nuclear Fiasco” which stated: “Presenting technology as completely…

IAEA fact 4

New polls suggest radical shift away from nuclear power in Japan – Nearly 3 out of every 5 oppose any nuclear restart

A new survey in Japan revealed by Jiji Press shows that 58.5 percent of those responding to the poll, oppose the restart of Japan’s suspended reactors, with over 25% of answers opposing restarts…

ohi-nuclear-2

Japan can dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions without relying on nuclear energy

NHK reports a panel of experts from Japans Environment Ministry says that the nation would be able to cut greenhouse gas emissions dramatically even without relying on nuclear energy a 25-percent cut in…

Japan Debris

Less than 8% of debris generated from 3 hardest hit prefectures after March 11th disaster removed from temporary storage sites

The March 11th earthquake moved some portions of northeastern Japan nearly 8 feet closer to North America, and stretched the island nation’s landmass wider than it had been before. Approximately 29,000 fishing boats…

Japan's Prime Minister Noda welcomes his British counterpart David Cameron as they meet at Noda's official residence in Tokyo

UK and Japan agree to act in unison on nuclear interests

For the first time in history, Japan has agreed to develop weapons with a country other than the United States, proclaiming the agreement will strengthen bilateral defense cooperation, including joint weapons development. Japan…

wylfa

One of UKs oldest nuclear reactors to shut down at end of April due to limited fuel stocks

Only one of first generation gas cooled reactors in the UK will remain in operation after the Wylfa 2 magnox reactor is shutdown at the end of April.  The Wylfa Nuclear Power Station…

Shoreham Nuclear

US nuclear capacity affected by more refueling outages in 2012 than previous years

Nearly 1,150 more megawatts of nuclear capacity will be taken out of service in refueling outages in 2012 than in 2011, according to Platts data. The H2 2012 figure represents the most units…

IAEA fact 4

Group urging Japanese Officials to join forum to lobby against nuclear power plants

Kyodo news reports fifteen current and former mayors in Japan will hold a forum to lobby against nuclear power in Japan.  The group is urging other mayors to join the conference, which will…

Missouri River Flooding Nuclear Safety

US nuclear power plant remains shutdown with no restart date set

Despite Omaha Public Power Districts’ statements related to making “fundamental changes”, hiring a new plant manager from Exelon, and spending millions of dollars, the fact remains that it’s unlikely the Fort Calhoun nuclear…

Iran Drone

Like a nuclear-powered moth to the flame

When someone starts making unmistakable references to “safeguards,” “decommissioning and disposal,” and those unfavorable “political conditions,” there is little doubt about the topic under discussion. The scientists at Northrop Grumman and Sandia National…

California

New California ad campaign targets San Onofre reactor problems

Friends of the Earth launched a new television ad campaign today targeting the utility Southern California Edison, the operator of the troubled San Onofre nuclear reactors, which are currently closed due to serious…

Nuclear Duck

Current Business Wisdom: No Nukes

Editor’s Note Most of us are aware of the Nuclear Energy Institute [NEI] big bucks PR push for new nukes, now that the ongoing mass meltdowns at Fukushima Daiichi have faded (by design)…

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