Enformable Nuclear News Update February 3rd, 2012

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Unprecedented Damage Found in over 800 Tubes in San Onofre Reactor 2 Alone

Feb 02, 2012 10:08 pm | Enformable

UPDATED February 2nd, 2012 – 5:50 P.M. EST Read the original Enformable Article  |  Bad news turns worse at San Onofre as pipe defects found in both units Unusual wear has been found on hundreds of tubes that carry radioactive water at Southern California‘s San Onofre Unit 2 nuclear plant, in more than 871, the thinning was …

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Bad news turns worse at San Onofre as pipe defects found in both units

Feb 02, 2012 07:30 pm | Enformable

This Post is UPDATED Here As of February 2nd, 2012 – 5:50 P.M. EST Southern California Edison (SCE), operator of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, continues to plan for the repair of the steam generator tube leak in Unit 3 following a precautionary shutdown Tuesday.  Some locals reported seeing a steam cloud rising from …

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Experts find Hamaoka Nuclear power generation more costly than thermal power or hydro

Feb 02, 2012 05:23 pm | Enformable

According to a independent panel of experts, power generation at Chubu Electric Power Co.’s  Hamaoka nuclear plant costs more than that at its thermal power plants.  The estimated 9.78 yen per kilowatt-hour cost exceeds a minimum cost of 8.9 yen the national government has estimated for nuclear power plants. The cost of power generation comes to …

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Blue Ribbon Commission Report Faces Criticism On Capital Hill

Feb 02, 2012 05:04 pm | Enformable

The head of a federal commission on nuclear waste bluntly warned lawmakers Wednesday that the United States cannot compete with other countries on nuclear power until policymakers establish a site to permanently store spent nuclear fuel. “Put simply, this nation’s failure to come to grips with the nuclear waste issue has already proved damaging and …

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Nuclear News Update – February 2nd, 2011

Feb 02, 2012 04:44 pm | Enformable

Today’s Headlines: TEPCO Finds 158 Errors In Stress Test Submitted to NISA for Kashiwazaki-Kariwa NRC says low level gas might’ve escaped from San Onofre – Other damage is unusual Had Japan followed Chernobyl standards rad levels would have required 5 times more evacuees Removed upper wall and truss sections from Fukushima Daiichi Reactor 4 30 …

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Vermont Yankee Power Reduced Due to Lubrication Issues With B Turbine Pilot Valve

Feb 02, 2012 02:32 pm | Enformable

The Vermont Yankee power plant has been at reduced power for the past two days because of a with a pilot valve on the main valve on the B turbine. Smith said that plant personnel were performing scheduled maintenance surveillance of the turbine valves when the problem occurred. He said the valve closed properly, but would …

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Japan Dairy Companies Will Wait Until End of Month To Disclose Milk Radiation Test Results

Feb 02, 2012 01:46 pm | Enformable

Major dairy companies will inspect the milk products they produce in 17 prefectures in northeastern and central Japan for radioactive contamination and disclose their findings to the public at the end of February, an industry body said Wednesday. Municipalities used to conduct radiation checks before raw milk went to factories, but only a few were …

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KEPCO President’s complaints on Mihama’s Reactor 1 future – Hopes to escape shutdown

Feb 02, 2012 01:05 pm | Enformable

The Kansai region is Japan’s second-largest industrial area, and in normal times, its most nuclear-reliant. Before the Fukushima nuclear disaster, a band of 11 nuclear reactors — north of the major cities Osaka and Kyoto — supplied almost 50 percent of the region’s power. But as of January 2012, only one of those reactors is still …

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MSM Nuclear News

Feb 03, 2012 01:43 pm | Enformable

TEPCO has found polluted water leaking from  concentrated salt water storage tank for the purification of contaminated water of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear station and announced that high beta radiation levels were detected over 2,000 millisieverts per hour at the bottom of the tank. TEPCO believes the root cause was loose bolts in the tank seam. TEPCO re-tightened …

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Feb 03, 2012 01:19 pm | Enformable

2012.2.3 <Download> [Reference]Radiation dose reduction by collecting dust and small rubbles at the parking lot in front of Main Anti-Earthquake Building of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (344KB) Removing surface soil etc.(1) (pictured on December 16, 2011) Removing surface soil etc.(2) (pictured on December 16, 2011) Scraping the road (pictured on January 7, 2012) Collecting …

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Feb 03, 2012 12:54 pm | Enformable

In 2009 and 2010, Southern California Edison (SCE), an electricity utility serving  residents in southern and central California, undertook the replacement of the four original steam generators in Units 2 and 3 at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), in San Clemente, Calif. The steam generators had been part of the plant from the time of the commercial startups of …

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Feb 02, 2012 10:08 pm | Enformable

UPDATED February 2nd, 2012 – 5:50 P.M. EST Read the original Enformable Article  |  Bad news turns worse at San Onofre as pipe defects found in both units Unusual wear has been found on hundreds of tubes that carry radioactive water at Southern California‘s San Onofre Unit 2 nuclear plant, in more than 871, the thinning was …

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Feb 02, 2012 07:30 pm | Enformable

This Post is UPDATED Here As of February 2nd, 2012 – 5:50 P.M. EST Southern California Edison (SCE), operator of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, continues to plan for the repair of the steam generator tube leak in Unit 3 following a precautionary shutdown Tuesday.  Some locals reported seeing a steam cloud rising from …

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Feb 02, 2012 05:23 pm | Enformable

According to a independent panel of experts, power generation at Chubu Electric Power Co.’s  Hamaoka nuclear plant costs more than that at its thermal power plants.  The estimated 9.78 yen per kilowatt-hour cost exceeds a minimum cost of 8.9 yen the national government has estimated for nuclear power plants. The cost of power generation comes to …

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Feb 02, 2012 05:04 pm | Enformable

The head of a federal commission on nuclear waste bluntly warned lawmakers Wednesday that the United States cannot compete with other countries on nuclear power until policymakers establish a site to permanently store spent nuclear fuel. “Put simply, this nation’s failure to come to grips with the nuclear waste issue has already proved damaging and …

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Feb 02, 2012 04:44 pm | Enformable

Today’s Headlines: TEPCO Finds 158 Errors In Stress Test Submitted to NISA for Kashiwazaki-Kariwa NRC says low level gas might’ve escaped from San Onofre – Other damage is unusual Had Japan followed Chernobyl standards rad levels would have required 5 times more evacuees Removed upper wall and truss sections from Fukushima Daiichi Reactor 4 30 …

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Feb 02, 2012 02:32 pm | Enformable

The Vermont Yankee power plant has been at reduced power for the past two days because of a with a pilot valve on the main valve on the B turbine. Smith said that plant personnel were performing scheduled maintenance surveillance of the turbine valves when the problem occurred. He said the valve closed properly, but would …

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Feb 02, 2012 01:46 pm | Enformable

Major dairy companies will inspect the milk products they produce in 17 prefectures in northeastern and central Japan for radioactive contamination and disclose their findings to the public at the end of February, an industry body said Wednesday. Municipalities used to conduct radiation checks before raw milk went to factories, but only a few were …

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MSM Nuclear News

Feb 03, 2012 01:32 am

 


ABC News
US officials concerned by Israel statements on Iran threat, possible strike
Washington Post
JERUSALEM — Israeli leaders on Thursday delivered one of the bluntest warnings to date of possible airstrikes against Iranian nuclear sites, adding to the anxiety in Western capitals that a surprise attack by Israel could spark a broader military 
Iran’s Supreme Leader Threatens Retaliation Against AttackNew York Times
Iran Blocks UN Nuclear InspectorsWall Street Journal
Khamenei dismisses pressure on IranFinancial Times
Boston.com
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Feb 03, 2012 12:52 pm

 


ABC News (blog)
SAN ONOFRE: Worker at nuclear plant fell into reactor pool last week
North County Times
BILL WECHTER | [email protected] A worker at San Onofre NuclearGenerating Station fell inside the plant’s Unit 2 reactor pool last week, but officials determined he did not suffer significant radiation exposure. Southern California Edison spokesman 
Inspectors find ‘unusual’ wear on new tubes carrying radioactive water atWashington Post
Worn tubes found San Onofre nuclear facility after leakLos Angeles Times
Nuclear leak: Damage to both reactor units?OCRegister
abc7.com –ABC News (blog) –LAist
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Feb 03, 2012 02:06 pm

 

Nuclear experts barred from Iran site – diplomats
Reuters India
By Fredrik Dahl | VIENNA (Reuters) – Iran’s apparent reluctance to let UN inspectors visit a military site near Tehran underlines the uphill task they face in convincing the Islamic state to address suspicions it may be seeking to develop nuclear 

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Feb 03, 2012 08:22 am

 

‘Unusual’ wear on new tubes carrying radioactive water at Calif. nuclear plant 
Washington Post (blog)
LOS ANGELES — The integrity of some equipment installed in 2009 at Southern California’s San Onofre Unit 2 nuclear plant is drawing concern after unusual wear was found on hundreds of tubes that carry radioactive water. Thursday’s disclosure came two 

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Feb 02, 2012 10:35 pm

 


BusinessWeek
Will Japan Be a Nuclear-Free Zone?
BusinessWeek
11 Photograph by Jeremie Souteyrat By Yuriy Humber For months now, Japan has been shutting down its 54 nuclear reactors for routine maintenance and safety checks. At the current rate, the country will have nonuclear-generated power as of May, 
Japan Reported Ready to Join Compensation Pact for NuclearVictimsInsurance Journal
Nuclear accidents pose little risk to health, NRC saysFox News
NRC Advances Southern Co. Bid to Build First U.S. Nuclear UnitsBloomberg
CBS News –TVNZ
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Feb 03, 2012 01:44 am

 


Bloomberg
S. Korea Optimistic Aid Will Bring North Back to Nuclear Talks
Bloomberg
Play Video Enlarge image Lim Sung Nam Lim Sung Nam Jung Yeon-Je/Pool/AFP/Getty Images Lim Sung Nam, South Korea’s envoy to nucleartalks. Enlarge image The Funeral Of Kim Jong Il The Funeral Of Kim Jong Il Yonhap News via Bloomberg A screen capture 
S. Korea Optimistic Aid Will Bring North Back to TalksBusinessWeek
S. Korean envoy optimistic over nuclear talks with N. KoreaYonhap News
N. Korea Opens Door to Talks with S. KoreaTIME
Arirang News
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Feb 03, 2012 12:08 pm

 


Sydney Morning Herald
Nuclear waste fracas that just won’t go away
Sydney Morning Herald
Like a science fiction fantasy, the Yucca Mountain repository was intended as a permanent store for a small mountain of lethal waste accumulated in more than half a century of American nuclear activity, civilian and military.

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Feb 02, 2012 05:42 pm

 


CTV.ca
Nuclear regulator estimates low level of tritium released at stalled northern 
Washington Post (blog)
CHICAGO — The trace amount of radioactive tritium released in steam to cool a reactor during a shutdown at an Illinois nuclear plant was not enough to present a danger to the public, according to the first estimates by the USNuclear Regulatory 
Illinois nuke plant radiation release said safeCBS News
US Nuclear Regulatory Commission: Tritium release at Byron Generating Station The Rock River Times
US: Radiation leak at Byron was minimalChicago Tribune
WJBC News –Examiner.com
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Feb 03, 2012 01:01 am

 


Press TV
China intensifies criticism of sanctions on Iran
Reuters
| BEIJING (Reuters) – A top Chinese newspaper stepped up Beijing’s opposition to a Western push for tighter sanctions against Iran, warning on Friday that tensions over Tehran’s nuclear program are hurting energy markets and could stifle the global 
China criticizes Iran sanctions as Merkel visitsSeattle Post Intelligencer
China urges negotiations to resolve the Iranian nuclear issuePress TV

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Feb 02, 2012 11:54 pm

 


Environment News Service
Nuclear Agency Requires Fire Safety Upgrades at Indian Point
Environment News Service
ALBANY, New York, February 2, 2012 (ENS) – The Nuclear Regulatory Commission sided with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Wednesday, rejecting Entergy’s request for exemptions from critical fire safety requirements at the Indian Point nuclear 
NRC won’t grant exemptions to nuclear plantLegal News Line
New Risks for Nuclear PlantsWall Street Journal
NRC Concerned About Seismic Activity Around Nuclear ReactorsWNYC
New York Times –MarketWatch –Fox Business
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