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The USS Sturgis in Ft. Belvoir for operational testing.

First floating nuclear power station to be scrapped

The USS Sturgis, better known as the first ship converted to carry a nuclear reactor, is set to be towed from its current berth at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in the James River of…

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant

Will Diablo Canyon survive the next big earthquake?

As aftershocks of the 6.0 Napa earthquake that occurred Sunday in California continued, the Associated Press this week revealed a secret government report pointing to major earthquake vulnerabilities at the Diablo Canyon nuclear…

Rosetta space probe

Solar vs nuclear power in space

A demonstration that in space as on Earth solar power is an alternative to dangerous nuclear power is to come this week when a solar-powered spacecraft called Rosetta will rendezvous with a comet…

DC Cook Nuclear Power Plant - MI

D.C. Cook foreman fails fitness for duty test

A foreman working at the the D.C. Cook nuclear power plant in Michigan tested positive for alcohol during a random fitness for duty test.  The licensee terminated the employee’s access to the facility….

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Columbia generating station supervisor fails fitness for duty test

On Monday, a supervisor at the Columbia Generating Station in Washington confirmed positive for a controlled substance after a random fitness for duty test. The licensee terminated the employee’s access to the plant….

Surry Power Station

Surry supervisor fails fitness for duty test

On Thursday, July 17th, a supervisory employee at the Surry nuclear power plant in Virginia confirmed positive for alcohol during a follow-up fitness for duty test.  A follow-up fitness for duty test is…

USEPA

EPA Wants My Opinion? Well, Here It Is…

The Environmental Protection Agency – the overseers of the suspiciously on-again/off-again RadNet monitoring system in the wake of the 2011 mass meltdown/blow-outs at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi power station – has helpfully extended the public…

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Crystal River supervisor violates fitness for duty policy

On Thursday, July 10th, around 10:00 am an employee supervisor at the Crystal River nuclear power plant in Florida was found to be in violation of the Fitness for Duty policy.  The licensee…

Adam Winters

Y-12 extortion scheme admitted by ‘hillbilly millionaire’

On February 6th, Adam Benjamin Winters appeared in an episode of “The Millionaire Matchmaker”, where he called himself the ‘hillbilly millionaire’, claimed to be a CEO who lived in Beverly Hills, and boasted…

A sample of Trinitite analyzed with gamma spectroscopy equipment.

Authenticating Trinitite nearly 70 years later

It has been almost 70 years since the first nuclear device known as “Trinity” was tested in the desert near Alamogordo, New Mexico on July 16th, 1945. At 5:30 in the morning, the…

Monticello nuclear power plant

Xcel Energy management blamed for Monticello cost overruns

A group of nuclear and financial experts hired by utility regulators in Minnesota found that management at Xcel Energy did not completely understand or adequately plan for replacing major reactor components at the…

Watts Bar Nuclear Power Plant

Watts Bar supervisor tests positive for alcohol

A supervisor at the Watts Bar nuclear power plant in Tennessee tested positive for alcohol during a random fitness for duty test on Monday. The facility terminated the supervisor’s access to the plant….

Beaver Valley Nuclear

Licensed reactor operator violates fitness for duty policy

A licensed reactor operator at the Beaver Valley nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania was found to have violated the site’s fitness for duty policy. The determination was made on June 27th, 2014 around…

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Vogtle worker confirmed positive for a controlled substance

A employee at the Vogtle nuclear power plant in Georgia confirmed positive for a controlled substance during a random fitness for duty test on Tuesday.  The licensee terminated the employee’s access to the…

Susquehanna Steam Electric Station

Susquehanna Unit 2 shut down for turbine repairs

Control room operators at the Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania began shutting down the Unit 2 reactor on Wednesday in order to inspect and replace turbine blades that are suspected to have…

LaSalle Nuclear Power Plant

Supervisor at Lasalle nuclear power plant fails fitness for duty test

A employee supervisor at the Lasalle nuclear power plant in Illinois failed a for-cause fitness for duty test after confirming positive for alcohol.  The licensee suspended the employee’s access to the facility. Fitness…

Browns Ferry

Browns Ferry supervisor fails fitness for duty test

A supervisor at the Browns Ferry nuclear power plant in Alabama failed a random fitness for duty test on Wednesday after confirming positive for alcohol.  The licensee terminated the employee’s access to the…

Vogtle Construction

Supervisor at Vogtle nuclear power plant confirms positive for illegal substance

An employee supervisor at the Vogtle nuclear power plant in Georgia confirmed positive for a controlled substance during a fitness for duty test.  The licensee terminated the employee’s access to the facility. Source:…

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Licensed reactor operator violates fitness for duty policy

A licensed reactor operator at the Palo Verde nuclear power plant in Arizona failed the site’s fitness for duty test due to alcohol last Friday during a random test.  The licensee withdrew the…

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Uranium suppliers forced to cut production due to lack of demand

Uranium prices are being dramatically affected by the shutdown of nuclear reactors in the wake of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster as supply overwhelms demand. Japanese nuclear power plants have been kept offline…

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