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US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz

Obama’s pick for Secretary of Energy advocates nuclear and fracking

With the nomination of Ernest Moniz to be the next U.S. secretary of Energy, President Barack Obama has selected a man who is not only a booster of nuclear power but a big…

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Chairman of the Federation of Electric Power Companies in Japan wants new government to review zero nuclear power policy

On Monday, Makoto Yagi, chairman of the Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan, demanded that the new LDP-led government review the nation’s zero nuclear dependence policy, arguing that the change of ruling…

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France to compensate French Polynesians for damage caused by nuclear weapons tests in South Pacific

Nuclear weapon testing has left a legacy of residual contamination from radioactive materials which have a variable degree of significance for human health and the environment.  This week, France agreed to compensate five…

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India and Japan revive nuclear energy talks

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told Prime Minister Noda that he hoped Japan would soon share its nuclear technology and expertise with India. “PM Noda replied by saying that Japan wished to advance…

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.

Former Dresden licensed senior reactor operator charged with hijacking now missing and on the run

It’s a story which would have been better as a classic episode in ‘The Twilight Zone’, a 32 year old Navy veteran with a high-paying job as a licensed senior reactor operator at…

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Plutonium-fueled Curiosity completes martian landing as proponents push nuclear technology in space

By Karl Grossman The first Mars rover fueled with plutonium landed on the red planet Monday—and there was much cheerleading by mainstream media but no mention of the huge danger the device, which…

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March 19th, 2011 – Radiation detected in AZ – Asking for NRC input

From: LIA04 Hoc Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 2:22 PM To: LIA08 Hoc; LIA06 Hoc Subject: FW: URGENT REQUEST FOR INFORMATION FROM PMT Attachments: Radiation Detected in AZ.PDF; Radiation Detected in AZDATA.PDF Importance:…

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Space Nuclear 2012

By Karl Grossman The crash last week of a U.S. drone on the Seychelles Islands—the second crash of a U.S. drone on Seychelles in four months—underlines the deadly folly of a plan of…

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Radioactive water leak found after fire extinguished at French Penly nuclear power plant

Fire crews crowded into ten fire engines and rushed to a nuclear reactor in northern France after an escape of smoke and the reactorwas shut down after the alarm was raised at 12:20 (11:20…

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Exelon announces work to restore Byron units back to grid completed

Exelon has announced that it has finished repairing and upgrading equipment at the Byron nuclear power plant which failed and interrupted power on January 30th, at the Unit 2 switchyard, tripping the reactor. …

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NRC sends special investigation team to San Onofre after more steam generator tube failures found during testing

Things are getting very interesting around the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant.   The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will send an Augmented Inspection Team (AIT) to the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station to review the…

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Fukushima Anniversary: Theatre of the Absurd

It’s the 1-year anniversary of the disaster at Fukushima Daiichi. For more than a week I’ve struggled to find something to say about it that hasn’t already been said a hundred times in…

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NHK Survey shows most of Japanese areas near nuclear power plants concerned about restart

An NHK survey has found that nearly 80 percent of municipalities hosting or located near nuclear power plants are wary about resuming operations at reactors that are offline for regular inspections. Will approve…

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One year after Fukushima – Reassessing nuclear safety and the ability to avoid disaster (Part Two)

The Fukushima disaster is horrible and still unfolding, and caused a disastrous disruption to production and distribution networks not only in Japan, but around the world. Prime Minister Nato Kan while still in…

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Nuclear power plant outages in US up 60% over five-year average – Twice as high as last year

Reuters data reports show US nuclear power plants outages were twice as high as they were last year, and over 60% higher than the over the five-year average. More than 18,000 megawatts (MW) of…

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What is the future of nuclear safety after Fukushima?

Fukushima alone cannot change future approaches to nuclear safety In Japan, TEPCO’s approach to safety remained lax even as the Fukushima disaster was unfolding, leading to a significant lack of trust in the…

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San Onofre Steam Generator defects identified and repaired by Mitsubishi prior to installation in 2009

Newly released documents from the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission show that cracks associated with welding defects were identified in a Japanese steam generator for a nuclear reactor in California in 2009 before its…

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SECOND Loss of Offsite Power at the Byron Nuclear Power Plant Since January 23 – No Inclement Weather

For the second time in a month, a power interruption caused operators at Byron Generating Station to declare an “unusual event,” officials said in a news release sent around 10 p.m. Tuesday. Byron…

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FENOC claims cracks formed at Davis Besse over 30 years ago

FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC) confirmed that it has completed its Root Cause Analysis Report regarding the cause of the tight cracks identified in portions of the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station Shield Building during…

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FENOC report on Davis-Besse damage to undergo extensive NRC analysis after coalition challenges utilities assessment

Background On Oct. 10, 2011, the NRC was informed by FENOC that its workers identified cracks in the shield building while the plant was shut down to replace the reactor vessel head. FirstEnergy…

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