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DC Cook Nuclear Power Plant - Michigan

Licensed reactor operator violates Fitness for Duty policy

A licensed reactor operator at the Cook nuclear power plant in Bridgman, Michigan violated the Fitness for Duty policy.  The employee was evaluated under for-cause testing and has been suspended from accessing the…

Gerry Spence - Karen Silkwood

Gerry Spence and Karen Silkwood – Part 2 – Proving Strict Liability and Physical Injury

This is Part 2 of a 2 Part mini-series – Read Part 1 Here The following is the conclusion of a transcript of a speech given by Gerry Spence in Pennsylvania shortly after…

March 19th, 2011 - NRC NARAC models of Fukushima Daiichi disaster did not model all available radionuclides

March 19th, 2011 – NRC NARAC Models of Fukushima Daiichi Disaster Did Not Model All Available Radionuclides

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION JAPAN’S FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI PMT STATE INTERFACE AUDIO FILES SATURDAY, MARCH 19th, 2011 Pages From C147216-02X – March 19th, 2011 – NRC NARAC Models of Fukushima Daiichi…

Karen Silkwood - Car Accident

Gerry Spence and Karen Silkwood – Part 1 – Compensation for radiation injury

This is Part 1 of a 2 Part mini-series – Read Part 2 Here The following is the transcript of a speech given by Gerry Spence in Pennsylvania shortly after the Three Mile…

General Motos

Keeping regulators and corporate America separate

By Karl Grossman “U.S. Agency Knew About G.M. Flaw But Did Not Act,” was the front-page headline of the New York Times this week. The article told of a memo released by the…

Millstone Nuclear Power Plant

Supervisor at Millstone nuclear power plant violates fitness for duty policy

A contract supervisor at the Millstone nuclear power plant in Connecticut violated the Dominion Nuclear Connecticut Fitness for Duty Policy on Thursday at noon. The licensee is reviewing the incident and assessing the…

A photo of the "Warrior" robot which was abandoned in the Fukushima Daiichi Unit 2 reactor building on March 13th, 2014.

Human errors strand robot in Fukushima Daiichi reactor building

Tokyo Electric announced today that the “Warrior” robot, designed and engineered in the United States, tipped over during an inspection of the Unit 2 reactor building two weeks ago and could not be…

quad cities nuclear

Licensed supervisor at Quad Cities nuclear power plant fails fitness for duty test

A licensed reactor operator supervisor at the Quad Cities nuclear power plant in Illinois failed a random fitness for duty test on Wednesday. The licensee has suspended the employee’s access to the facility….

Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant - 2011

Indian Point supervisor fails for-cause fitness for duty test

A employee supervisor at the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant in New York failed a for-cause fitness for duty test on Monday.  The licensee, Entergy Corporation, has terminated the employee’s access to the…

Edwin Hatch Nuclear Power Plant

Licensed supervisor at Hatch nuclear power plant violates fitness for duty policy

A licensed reactor operator supervisor at the Hatch nuclear power plant in Georgia has been suspended by Southern Nuclear Operating Company for violating the licensee’s fitness for duty policy. The Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear…

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Employee supervisor fails fitness for duty test

On Wednesday, a employee supervisor at the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant failed a random fitness for duty test and confirmed positive for alcohol.  The licensee terminated the employee’s access to the plant….

Waste Isolation Pilot Plant - New Mexico

Former president of contractor operating WIPP demoted

Almost a month after 13 workers were internally exposed to radiation, Farok Sharif, the former president and general manager of Nuclear Waste Patnership, the company contracted by the Department of Energy to oversee…

Fukushima Daiichi March 11th, 2011

NRC’s inconsistent interpretations and applications of rules governing FOIA releases

Quantum mechanics imply that something can be both simultaneously one thing and another until it is observed.  Erwin Shrodinger explained it using a box and a cat.  If you seal the cat in…

VC Summer nuclear power plant

Construction supervisor at V.C. Summer nuclear power plant fails fitness for duty test

A construction supervisor at the Virgil C. Summer nuclear generating station in South Carolina failed a random fitness for duty test.  The licensee revoked the worker’s access to the plant. The facility has…

American Centrifuge Process Building

US nuclear fuel supplier files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

The United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC), the executive agent in the Megatons to Megawatts program – the highly enriched uranium purchase agreement between the United States and Russia, filed for bankruptcy, as its…

Salem Nuclear Power Plant

Licensed reactor operator at Salem nuclear power plant tests positive for cocaine

On Tuesday, March 4th, around 13:30, a licensed reactor operator at the Salem nuclear power plant failed a random fitness for duty test and confirmed positive for cocaine. The licensee restricted the employee’s…

Waste Isolation Pilot Project

Thirteen workers internally contaminated by leaking radioactive materials at WIPP

Officials from the Department of Energy confirmed that thirteen workers at the Waste Isolation Pilot Project (WIPP) have confirmed positive for radiation exposure after the leak on February 14th from the first deep…

Japans FCA (Fast Critical Assembly) Cross-Section View

Japan finally acquiesces to US request to return weapons-grade plutonium

  After nearly four years of requests from the United States and recent protests from China, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga confirmed on Wednesday that Japan will return its stockpile of highly concentrated…

Point Beach Nuclear Power Plant

Licensed supervisor at Point Beach nuclear power plant fails fitness for duty test

On Wednesday, a licensed employee supervisor failed a for-cause fitness for duty test and confirmed positive for alcohol.  The licensee terminated the employee’s access to the nuclear power plant. Fitness for duty tests…

Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant

Employee supervisor at Fort Calhoun confirmed positive for marijuana

On February 14th, a employee supervisor at the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant in Nebraska tested positive for marijuana during a random fitness for duty test.  The licensee terminated the employee’s access to…

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